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Theses & Projects 2008-09

Sara Becker (major concentration in Sociology)
"Not just a crime against nature, but a sin against humanity. Faith-based activism against mountaintop removal in Appalachia" Advisor: Paul Kane - Second Reader: Jonathan Kahn  

Emily Ferris (major concentration in Political Science)
Slow cloth
Advisor: Tina Kane - Second Reader: Leonard Nevarez

Noah Fowler (major concentration in Political Science)
No/Where: Now/Here- A performance of place in Poughkeepsie
Advisor: Peter Stillman - Second Reader: Judy Nichols

Laura Frutiger (major concentration in Geography)
Decolonizing the womb: Reproductive Sovereignty, Political determination, Cultural Survival, and the continuance of native nations.
Advisor: Molly McGlennen - Second Reader: Jill Schneiderman

Chris Lutz (major concentration in Biology)
Green: The color of money
Advisor: Peter Stillman - Second Reader: Mark Schlessman

Katherine Mixter (major concentration in Global Science)
(Eco)nomics: A theory of intersecting incentives.
Advisor: Paul Rudd - Second Reader: Randy Cornelius

Sophie Mushel-Horton (major concentration in Art)
Constructed Aesthetics: Nature and Culture in the American Museum of Natural History
Advisor: Jill Schneiderman - Second Reader: Anne Pike-Tay

Katherine Straus (major concentration in Sociology)
Social Justice and Urban parks: A comparative analysis from the progressive era to today.
Advisor: Lisa Paravisini - Second Reader: Lisa Brawley

Emily Vail (major concentration in Earth Science)
Rain Gardens at Vassar College: A water quality assessment
Advisor: Lynn Christenson - Second Reader: Mary Ann Cunningham

Matt Wiener (major concentration in Anthropology)
The effects of water stress and hemlock woolly Adelgid (Adelges Tsugae Annand) on follar pigment concentrations in Eastern hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis Carriere)
Advisor: Lynn Christencon - Second Reader: Mary Ann Cunningham

Leah Wilks (major concentration in International Development and Gender)
No/Where: Now/Here- A performance of Place in Poughkeepsie
Advisor: Jill Schneiderman - Second Reader: Himadeep Muppidi