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. Most DePaul theses and dissertations are also indexed in the proprietary database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. Information regarding requirements for LAS theses, non-thesis final projects, and dissertations can be found on the Graduation Requirements page. Contact the Graduate Student Services Office with questions.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The political logic of destituent power: time, subjectivity, and revolutionary violence, Kieran Aarons

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Counter-narratives and Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s play Invasion!: storytelling that fractures the orientalist narrative, Anna Christina Bahow

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Diversity and dissonance: a narrative exploration of adolescent transcultural identity construction within the International School, Rachel Conrad Carlson

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Facebook as a contemporary public sphere: political consciousness and agency, Catherine Drake

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The discovery of Merlin’s spirit within the trinity of Robert de Boron’s Le Roman de L’estorie dou Graal, Diane Higgins

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Monstrous visions: mechanisms of defense and regimes of visibility, Ege Selin Islekel

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Occupation and resistance in southern Iraq: a study of Great Britain’s civil administration in the Middle Euphrates and the Great Rebellion, 1917-1920, Scott Jones

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Networks in nature: applying cultural ecology for stewardship, Shelby Lasaine

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In the presence of suffering: toward a new understanding of evil, Kristina Lebedeva

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Bob Manning & son: soul, inheritance, and forgotten stories, Matthew R. Manning

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Critique and neoliberalism in Michel Foucault, Neal Miller

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The logic of imagination: a Spinozan critique of imaginative freedom, Amanda Parris

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Ethics as praxis: the convergence of Michel Henry’s phenomenology of life with christianity, Hoang Pham

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Consulting the past: a comparison of relations between Abrahamic religions in medieval Spain and its reflection in today’s Israel-Palestine relations, Morgan Reyes

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Female cross-dressing and fragile masculinity in Le Roman de Silence and Twelfth Night, Nicole Robilotta

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The telling is political & intentional: resistance through testimonio for Latinas in higher education, Fabiola Rosiles

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Las curanderas de la herida abierta: how online communities of women of color are challenging coloniality, Aracelis Sanchez

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Extremism, fake news and hate: effects of social media in the post-truth era, Alex Schackmuth

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Pauli Murray in the 1930s: portraits and post-soul eccentricity, Sarah Scriven

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Prometheus liberated, Bintou Sy

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Affirmative action and Bolsa Família in Brazil, Beatriz C. Vigil

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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As above, so between: configuring Miss Lala as a mixed race subject, Elizabeth Fei

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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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A comparative analysis of the factors determining the immigration policies of Germany and Hungary, Dominika Kleinova

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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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Socio-political contradictions in Brown’s American Gothic: an important historical precursor to the conceptualization of ideology in modernity, Robert T. Schassler

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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

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The perversion of the absolute: religion and representation in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, Thomas Floyd Wright

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