Electronic versions of recent theses and dissertations by College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (LAS) students at DePaul University are archived here. See Graduation Requirements or contact the Graduate Student Services Office for more information on the LAS submission process.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Reaching for a connection: hand imagery in Emily Dickinson’s poems, J. Max Barry

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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African American muslim fathers and the factors that influence their notion of fatherhood, Usama M. Hussein

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Tectonic shift: a scientific account of my young adulthood, Rosalyn Lederman

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The politics of indigenous social struggle in Colombia, Gilberto Villasenor III

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Introducing flexibility in the admission requirements for the membership of eurozone countries, Caheri Aguilar-Arriagada

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The role of nonprofits as administrators in municipal sustainability planning: An exploration of four cities, Morgan Benson

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Exercises in Style: 21st Century Remix, Bethany M. Brownholtz

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Legitimate concern: the assault on the concept of rape, Matthew David Burgess

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Recycled rhetoric: brand Israel "pinkwashing" in historical context, Joy Ellison

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From normalization of relations to war: United States-Libya relations 2001-2011, Kelly Gosa

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“Poor forsaken colored girls:” Rebecca Latimer Felton, white supremacy, and prison reform, 1865-1900, Amanda Helms

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“White ink”: the body and écriture féminine in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Kati Emilee Hoctor

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Undocumented migration, the fourteenth amendment and the enduring battle over who counts, Molly Hoover

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Scottish and Ukrainian nationalism: a comparative study, Rostyslav Hrynkiv

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Growing pains: scale and mission in the fair trade textile sector, Karlee Johnson

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Ethics and affects: A critique of social intelligibility with Adorno, Butler and Spivak, Jana McAuliffe

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Addressing the intersection of sexual identity and sexual behavior for women who have sex with women: understanding risk and exploring options, Joan Pinnell

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Gossip, performance, and regulation: an examination of social communities in Tom Wolfe‘s I Am Charlotte Simmons, Jeremy Rasmussen

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Social movements using social media in a mined and censored world: examples in the United States and China, Michael Roeder

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Early career change among millennial US college graduates, Gina Sian

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The body and the blood: Graham Greene’s incarnational imagination, Julie Simpson

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New media objects: the future of electronic literature and its influence on print stylistics, Brian Tillewein

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New narratologies: an examination of the interplay between life, land, and story, Dana Turner

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The Stoics and the practical: a Roman reply to Aristotle, Robin Weiss

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Fan fiction, fandoms, and literature: or, why it’s time to pay attention to fan fiction, Christina Yatrakis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The contribution of small farms and commercial large farms to the food security of Trinidad and Tobago, Alia L. Allard

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Does anyone here speak tashelhait? Perspectives on environment, identity and social change in south Morocco, Lewis A. Bradford

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Indigenous art in urban renewal: The emergence and development of artistic communitites in midwetern post-industrial cities, William Covert

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Critical ecologies: Violence and life in the work of Jacques Derrida and Theodor Adorno, Richard L. Elmore II

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Nietzsche and classical greek philosophy: Essays on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus, Daw-Nay N.R. Evans Jr.

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Of heart, mind & belonging: Reflections on anti-racist white identity development, Jessica V. Havens

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Cross-cultural food consumption in Chicago: The impact of ethnic grocery stores on the availability of a healthy, affordable, and quality food supply, Paige Largent

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A critique of political self-deception: Kant and Freud at the edge of critical theory, James A. Manos

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Oil, politics, society and the state in the middle east: Enduring authoritarianism in Iran and Saudi Arabia, Benjamin E. Martorell

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A comparative case study of female literacy and development in Guatemala and Bolivia, Anavelia Mauricio

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Dissolute pluralism: An ethics of queer thought, Kristin P. McCartney

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The balancing test: Is fairtrade cotton a sustainable policy for improving the livelihoods of Indian cotton producers?, Sheyanne Mooter

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US Foreign Policy During the Nixon and Ford Administrations, Rachael S. Murdock

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How do American's think about the enviornment and what does it mean for public policy: A re-assessment, Todd P. Newman

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The connectivity doctrine: A critique of techo-utopian discourse, liberal governmentality, and the colonization of cyberspace, Geoffrey S. Pettys

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Becoming identities: The philosophical subject, intersectionality, and assemblage, Heather Rakes

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Debating sustainable development in global climate change policy: The “Cancún agreements” v. the “People’s agreement of Cochabamba”, Andrew J. Riplinger

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Campaign strategy in the internet age: The use and effectiveness of internet advocacy tools in American political campaigns., Andrew J. Shapero

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The problem of experience in Adorno's philosophy and aesthetics, Surti Singh

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Lithuanian women in the Parliament: Access and participation in post-socialist politics, Simona Stankevicius

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Building brotherhood: An examination of race, violence, sexuality and black fraternity membership, Ashley Y. Stone

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The idea of mimesis: Semblance, play, and critique in the works of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, Joseph Weiss

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Resisting internalized oppression: Black women's perceptions of incarceration, Emily R. Williams

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Orange revolution - post-socialist urban political movement, Kristina Zaluckyj

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Perceptions of the effectiveness of not-for-profit board development opportunities, Daniel R. Abben

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What we talk about when we talk about literacy: A look into the value, measurement, and power hierarchy of literacy, Veronica Carolyn Bond

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The wage gap revisited: An investigation of salary request differences among Black-White and male-female workers, Andrea L. Briggs

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Teaching communication in sex education: Facilitating communication skills knowledge and ease of use, Sarah Butler

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Bernece Berkman and the monograph: A feminist perspective, Audrey E. Carie

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Towards the development of culturally and contextually relevant model of coping for low income, urban, African American adolescents, Kristin Joy Carothers

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Male circumcision in the United States: The History, an analysis of the discourse, and a philosophical interpretation, Jonathan D. Cohen

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"From backburner to forefront: Critical recollection and commitment to literary community in women beat memoirs", Katelyn Cunningham

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Genetic differentiation of a sympatric lake-resident/anadromous species pair of threespine stickleback in Mud Lake, Alaska, Cory J. Drevecky

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Spanish leadership in developing a 'common' European immigration policy: Intergovernmentalist supranationalization approach, Joanna Drozdz

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The roles of FGF and Wnt signaling during maxillary barbel regeneration in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio)., Robert J. Duszynski

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U.S. immigration law: children as a unifying means to immigration reform, Sarah J. Flagel

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Chromosome malorientation precedes nondisjunction during female meiosis I, Shane Gillies

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Residence hall sense of community in physical and technology-based spaces: Implications for alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors, Benjamin C. Graham

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Institutional Analysis of a Natural History Museum: Formation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, Lisa Herzog

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BEYOND THE PROTOTYPICAL: DEVELOPING A BEHAVIORAL SCREENING TOOL OF SAME-GENDER MALE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, Marco A. Hidalgo

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Beyond the prototypical: Developing a behavioral screening tool of same-gender male intimate partner violence., Marco Armando Hidalgo

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The effects of culture on attorney preservation of the confidentiality of client information, Rosemary Hollinger

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The disclosure process of an invisible stigmatized identity, Jessica Hudson

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Politics, history, critique: An interpretation of Kant's political philosophy in light of his critical-regulative method., Dilek Huseyinzadegan

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African palm and Afro-indigenous resistance: Race and dispossession of Garifuna lands on Honduras' northern coast, Laura Jung

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Josephine, Josie, Jo, Julie Koslowsky

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Constitutive exclusion and the work of political unintelligibility, Sina J. Kramer

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Fair trade and development goals in the coffee sector, Brooke Amy Lautz

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Effects of teacher factors on expectations of students with ADHD, Lauren J. Legato

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Security misread: A critical analysis of Ukraine's debate on NATO, Andriy Levytskyy

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The central american free trade agreement: Effects on labor in the maguila sector, Cristina M. Lucero

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Effect of iron and sodium chloride on biofilm development of stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Rudy F. Martinez

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Eve Disordered: The Relationship of Feminine Happiness and Hierarchy in Paradise Lost, Jennifer McCafferty

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Writing a feminist ethnography: A comparative analysis of Iranian women's stories of resistance and agency in Iran and America, Tanja B. Messing

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Opium production and distribution: Poppies, profits and power in Afghanistan, Michael Nicoletti

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The Roma of Romania, Oana Oprean

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The dependence of suspension viscosity on particle size, shear rate, and solvent viscosity, Marc Pavlik

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EVLA imaging of methanimine and hydrogen cyanide in Arp 220, Matthew R. Rickert

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Social contract theory, African American slave narratives, and the reconstruction of early modern conceptions of political freedom, Cavin Robinson

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Posttraumatic distress as experienced by adolescents: traumatic stress through adolescent eyes, Andrea Saul

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“Perennial Growth” in a Shrinking City: A Case Study of Urban Agriculture Policy and Planning in Cleveland, Ohio, Elizabeth S. Schuering

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Precursor-directed biosynthesis of non-natural berberine and galanthamine analogues, Tom E. Speltz

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In their own words: A qualitative analysis of relational resilience in the lives of gay, bisexual, and questioning male youth, Rodrigo Torres

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Investigating the process of fibril formation of the Iowa mutant of the Alzheimer's peptide, Xavier S. Udad

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Analysis of protein secondary structure via the discrete wavelet transform, Timothy E. Vanderleest

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The veil as exception and difference in French discourse and policy, Mallory Anne Warner

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Female agency and the sacramental vision of early modern Catholicism, Kathleen A. Wesolek

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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A framework of language use in reference to people with disabilities: People-first, disability-implicit, and disability-first language in a school setting, Lindsey Therese Back

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Keeping "body and soul together": Rosa Coldfield's gothic voice in absalom, absalom!, Valerie Baehl

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The sexual marketing of eastern european women through internet pornography, Karina Beecher

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The impact of religiosity on parenting behaviors in latter-day saint families, Steven Behling

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Intended, proper, and actual utilization of the Emergency Department: A survey of emergency nurses' perceptions, Kyle Thomas Bergan

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The perfect image of a young man: The influence of greek culture and aesthetics in Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room, Matthew Blackall

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A psychological sense of community as experienced among immigrant survivors of torture, Nancy Bothne

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Errors on the vertical: Santification, infra-humanization, and religious prejudice, Mark John Brandt