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 2013

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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 communities in midwestern 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 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

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Hemisphere differences in idiom comprehension: The influence of ambiguity, transparancy, and familiarity, Stephen Briner

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Miles to meters an examination of public attitudes towards metric conversion: The 1977 FHWA Highway Metrication Proposal, Thomas Richard Cook

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“They got a spot for us in this school”: Sense of community among students of color with disabilities in urban schools, Ronald D. Crouch

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Leapfrogging or green washing? An economic, social, and environmental impact analysis of rural solar electrification programs in the fatick region of Senegal., Jamie Diatta

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Psychological assessment in vocational rehabilitation: A qualitative exploration of acculturation assessment and clinician testing practices, Oscar A. Donoso

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Latino immigrants in the United States. Why the suburbs? Why the Round Lake area? A case study., Carolina Duque

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Direct visualization of cold denaturation of cytochrome-C Using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, Margaret Elmer

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"Love of the purest kind": Heteronormative rigidity in the homoerotic fiction of Ann Herendeen, Meredith S. Faust

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Trust and cooperation as antecedents of team cognition: A temporal examination of the life cycle of team mental models, David Fisher

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Girls coming of age: possibilites and potentials within young adult literature, Abbey J. Fox

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Higher education and development in the golbal south: The case of Kenya, Erin Ashely Mink Garvey

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Playing from memory: Essays on music in life, Tamara Ghattas

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Increasing latino engagement in sustainability and philanthropic efforts of mainstream youth development organizations in the United States, Lynda Gonzales

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Whom do we study: An analysis of diversity in the community psychology literature from 1973 to 2007, Robert E. Gutierrez

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Regulatory focus and decisional delay: Chronic indecision caused by a prevention focus, Corey Hammer

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Transnational feminism and gender-based violence: Exploring the relationship between feminist theory and V-Day, Molly Laura Boeder Harris