College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations
 

Electronic versions of theses and dissertations awarded by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (LAS) at DePaul University since 2009 are archived here. Search the DePaul Library Vufind Catalog for print copies of theses and dissertations awarded prior. DePaul theses and dissertations are also indexed in the proprietary database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. Information on LAS thesis, non-thesis final project, and dissertation requirements can be found on the Graduation Requirements page. Contact the Graduate Student Services Office with questions.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Lemonade, gin, and juice: the performance and deconstruction of black masculinity from n**gers to negus, Robert A. Barry

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Assessing how adult attachment and gender role attitudes impact intimate partner violence, Theresa M. Bratanch

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“The abnihilization of the etym”: Finnegans Wake ii.3 as oral poetry in the age of mechanical reproduction, Joshua Brown

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Understanding Boko Haram, Daniel Flynn

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Imaginative methods: a feminist rereading of John Maynard Keynes, Cassandra Forster-Broten

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Laboring for peace and development: evaluating the United States-Jordan free trade agreement’s effects, Timothy Hotze

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Negotiating difference: the Roma and European-ness, Alicja Kubas

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Minding the gaps: deducing meaning in Sherlock Holmes fanfiction, Christina M. Miranda

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Lesbian lingo: slang terminology in English and Spanish spoken by lesbian communities in the United States, Taralee Morgan

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NAFTA and its effect on corn, migration and human rights in Mexico, Thomas Nisivaco

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The bliss of reaching: an online magazine, Whitney Rauenhorst

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Gender ambivalence, fragmented self, and the subversive nature of James Tiptree, Jr.'s science fiction, Mihaela Stoica

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From grassroots to global: unintended consequences of a Bolivian quinoa economy, Melissa Trinley

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Reconstructing whiteness in Ambrose Bierce, Jordan Weber

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A consumption of gay men: navigating the shifting boundaries of m/m romantic readership, Kacey Whalen

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Neoclassicism in eighteenth-century literature: an analysis of realistic conventions in Cleland and Hogarth, Norah Alsuhaibani

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Midcentury modern: a memoir, Christian Browning Anderson

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The battle of Kosovo, hero cults, and Serbian state formation: an analysis of Serbian political culture, Tena Korac Andric

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The Janus-face of capitalist labor: gender, race, and work in early modernity, Ashley J. Bohrer

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The transforming heroine: becoming a wife in the Austen marriage plot, Jessica Brown

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The invention of order: modern spatial concepts and the emergence of the Americas, Don T. Deere

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The story of a video game: reading the Assassin's Creed universe, Karina Diaz

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Artificial perspectives: how science fiction grapples with the growing power of artificial intelligence, Marcus Emanuel

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A discourse of the non-discursive in Plato and pseudo-Dionysius, Benjamin Frazer-Simser

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A house on the border, Libby Kalmbach

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That's Ru-volting! how reality TV reimagines perceptions of American success, Megan M. Metzger

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Humor and the absolute: comedy and irony in the philosophical projects of G.W.F. Hegel and Friedrich Schlegel, Karolin Mirzakhan

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Being and method in Eckhart and Heidegger, Ian Alexander Moore

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Beyond this is a nothing: Beckett's early fiction, James Neisen

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“If you’re not that as an Asian woman, you’re not shit as an Asian woman.”: (re)negotiating racial and gender identities, Andi T. Remoquillo

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Localizing immigration enforcement: “secure communities,” § 287(g) and Arizona law 1070, Jessica Rios

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External and internal pressures on radical social movements: tracing the (de)mobilization of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Jordan W. Scott

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Aristotle and the Cynics on happiness and misfortune, Christopher Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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My boy, Nicole M. Bartoloni

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Revolution of the right: explaining the rise of the front national in light of the 2008 financial crisis, Alexanda Campione

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Transitional subjects: gender, race, and the politics of temporality, Marie Draz

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Unplugged: an augmented reality party of poetry, prose, and music, Joshua A. Fisher

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Please, don't let me be misunderstood: intentionality, queer gestures, and feminist accountability, Katelyn Heinekamp

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The historical construction of the Native American other and U.S. self: a conceptually schizophrenic perspective, Garrett Johnson

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Labor market channels: perceptions of Vietnamese immigrants on accessing jobs in Chicago, B. Colleen Keefe

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The breakup: the Declaration of Independence, Frederick Douglass, and me, Kristin R. Lindsey

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Arendt and Spivak: a feminist approach to political worlding and appearing, Rosalie Siemon Lochner

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Divine discrimination: gender harassment and Christian justification, Abigail L. Muldoon

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Reframing theories of evil: ethics, violence and the state, Imge Oranli

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Discontinuities in immanent worlds: the human/nonhuman animal split in Spinoza and the Zhuāngzi, Sonya Nihan Ozbey

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A study on the effect of fulfilling hegemonic masculine norms on men's health across regions, Deborah M. Philbrick

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The Africa command: how the Department of Defense has continued America’s ad-hoc foreign policies in Africa through neo-orientalism, Katherine T. Roseman

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Death in life: approaches to the contemporary denial of death in theoretical & experimental psychology and continental philosophy, Madeline R. Runstrom

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Fat activism and collective accountability: from virtual community to embodied coalition, Kelsey Schultz

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Clitic-doubled left dislocation in L2 Spanish: findings from learners' production data, Jose Sequeros-Valle

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Demystifying the welfare state: the case of the Republic of Moldova, Claudette M. Sevcenco

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The cut that cures therapeutic methods in the Platonic dialogues and the Zhuangzi Neipian, Rohan Sikri

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(In)articulating the specter: queer communicative resistance in the hysterical supernatural, Clare Stuber

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Analysis of management models of water utilities and water coverage, Chad Stutsman

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Resistance through literature in Romania (1945-1989), Olimpia I. Tudor

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Interpretation as epieikeia: Aristotelian ethics as a paradigm for Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, David Volfe

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dipsomania, Dylan Weir

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“The least of these”: black club women and the social gospel, Joseph Thomas Williams

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Curiosity: philosophy and the politics of difference, Perry Zurn

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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Continuity, constellation, and unworking: an exploration of language in Nietzsche, Alicen L. Beheler

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Black actresses in American films: a history and critical analysis of the mammy/maid character, Valerie Coleman

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Working women and the Lilly Ledbetter Act: a case study on misleading rhetoric of equal pay, Celia A. DeBoer

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Avenging women: an analysis of postfeminist female representation in the cinematic Marvel’s Avengers series, Mary Louise DeMarchi

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Fable, method, and imagination in Descartes, James E. C. Griffith

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“Nations”, identity expression, and symbolic power: the complex practice of graffiti-writing among Chicago working­class youth “gangs”, Will Heriford

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Transcending pathology, transforming the thinkable transperson: young transpeople, the law and gender self-determination, E. L. Hunter

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

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The American dream and literature: how the themes of self-reliance and individualism in American literature are relevant in preserving both the aesthetics and the ideals of the American dream, John Izaguirre

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

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Get yourself connected: time, space, and character networks in David Mitchell's fiction, Josh Lesser

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Piecing together creativity: feminist aesthetics and the crafting of quilts, Melanie Anne Pauls

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Literature for girls and the preadolescent novel: a historical analysis and recommendations for challenging the status quo, Molly K. Pim

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No vacancy: explaining the undulation of office building construction projects in Chicago's central business district during the 1970s, Michael R. Rast

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Expectations of peace: documentation, memorialization, and construction of the archive in northern Uganda, Matthew Sebastian

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Trickster-hero and rite of passage: effects of traditionally west African folklore forms on postcolonial Afro-Caribbean literature, Virginia Slana

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

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Challenging identity hierarchies in Julie Taymor’s Tempest, Aaron W. Vinson

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Re(born) this way, Lee Westrick

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Participatory theater in community health, Nikki Zaleski

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