Senior Theses

CHID’s commitment to project-based learning culminates in the senior thesis, which helps students develop their own interests and increase the depth of their scholarly engagement. The process of arriving at a research question, connecting with UW faculty on shared research interests, performing research, and writing are each integral parts of this capstone experience.

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Galin, Jonathan. The Microfinance Myth. 2007.

International Studies

Crane, Linda. Rhizomatic Trails. 2007.


Bossert, Sammie. Movies, Memories and Mental Illness. 2007.


Zweigle, Chris. Untitled. 2007.

Petrin, Jillian M.. Scaling Up A New Program Model To Increase The Availability Of Resources To People With Disabilities Across The World. 2007. Disability
Evans, Ryan. The Fear and Wonder of Flight: Aviation's Shift From a Wonder to an Instrument of Total War. 2007. Adviser: Phillip Thurtle History
Fisher, Brita. Literacy Through Photography at the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center. 2006. Education
Leary, Katherine. The Transformative Nature of Travel: A deconstruction of the process of travel that leads to personal transformation. 2006. International Studies

Wallen, Jennifer L.. Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Study of Forgiveness. 2006.

International Studies

Colson, Shay Clifford. Battle Lines Drawn: The Culture War in Moscow, Idaho. 2006.


Kooner, Preetma Kaur. HIV and AIDS: Tools for Understanding the Liberal Citizen. 2006.

Science and Technology

Little, John Curtis Case. The Hidden Ideologies Behind Anti-Cult Rhetoric: Belief and Identity at the Brink of Rationality. 2006.

Pangelinan, John. eleMental. A Theoretical Analysis of a Play. 2006. Adviser: Christina Wygant Literary Criticism
Herzog, Elisha Jacqueline. The Electronic Infatuation: A look at the relationship between television and American youth. 2006. Media Studies
Chin, Jr., Gary M.. The Continuing Progression and End of History. 2006. Adviser: Matt Scheiblehner Intellectual History

Underwood, Asher. Ninth Trybe Studies UW. 2006.

Race and Ethnicity

Munro, Michael. Folded in the Arms of the Future': Notes on Mimesis and Emergency in J.M. Coetzee's Age of Iron. 2006.

Literary Criticism
Avery, Raven. Reforming The Educational Environment Inequality and possibility in contemporary public schools. 2006. Adviser: John Toews Education

Peterson, Amy E.. Is the European Union the Answer to the Northern Irish Question? 2006.

International Studies

Suazo, Lynette. The Complexities of Radio. 2006.

Media Studies
Martinez, Michael. The Value of Philosophy. 2006. Adviser: John Toews Philosophy

Day, Sean. Dead Seattle. 2006.

Provence, Scott. The Shadows of Birds. 2006. Adviser: Matt Scheiblehner Literature and Other Arts
Main, Heather. France And The Netherlands: Immigration, Assimilation, And Conflict. 2006. International Studies

Thelen, Elizabeth. Riding Through Change History, Horses, and the Restructuring of Tradition in Rajasthan. 2006.

International Studies