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Ted Korolyshun - "The Catholic School Niche: English Language Lerners and Vouchers in Milwaukee and South Bend"
Caroline Schuitema - "Literary Environmentalism in the Desert Southwest"
Bailey Stavetski - "Atomic America and Australia: The Emergence of American and Australian Discourses on the Atomic Bomb"
Kelsey Johnson - "Fashioning a Rape Culture: Glamourizing and Resisting Sexual Violence in the High Fashion Industry"
Alex Barr “Alcatraz Island: Carceral Icon, Liberatory Beacon, and Public Park”
Aubrey Butts “Classrooms of Democracy: Libraries and Museums as Sites of Citizenship”
Sarah Cahalan "Everbody’s Serious but Me: Humor at Time and in the American Upper Class"
Tori Creighton "Remade in Chile: The Story of a South American Dream"
Mary Frailey "Selling Gaelic Games in America"
Maria Kosse "Striptease: The Politics of Neo-Burlesque"
Cait Ogren “Sexpots and Servants: Latina Representations on Contemporary Scripted Television”
Mike Vangel “Delta Sound: The Modern Search for Authentic Blues”
Mary Kate Veselik "Formation Through Foundation: The Implications of Residential Living on Students’ Identity at the University of Notre Dame""
Mara Walsh "More than Mrs. Carter: The Feminist, Racial, and Classed Politics of Beyoncé"
Chris Herlihy – Pro Football and Its Uncertain Future as American Icon
Olivia Lee - Creating and Contesting the Cult of Girlhood: Magazines, Zines, and the Girls Who Read Them
Lauren Kelly - Media Darlings: Feminism and Female Murderers in the 1990s
Colin O’Neil - Identity, Activism and Queer Representation in the Age of AIDS, 1985-1995
Linda Scheiber - Going Green in the Classroom: an Elementary School Environmental Education Unit for Citizen Stewards
Cooper Triggs - The Dawn of the Platinum Age of Television
Christina Wiech - “The Biggest of Stories on the Grandest of Stages”: An Analysis of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies of 1996 and 2002
Ben Zelmer - Selling Mystique, Tradition, and Nostalgia in Big Time College Football
Kevin De La Montaigne: "Does It Get Better? The it Gets Better Project and the Commodification of Social Activism"
Ross Finney: ""A Blank Generation": Richard Hell and American Punk Rock"
Katie Gabriel: "Fame, Fortune, Celebrity, and Scandal: The Evolution of the Collegiate Head Football Coach"
Eileen Gillespie: "Nutritionally Bankrupt: Supermarkets in South Bend, Indiana, and their Role in Food Insecurity"
Amanda Gray: "Dungeons, Dragons and ‘Dweebs’: American Role-playing Games in the 21st Century “
Amy Holsinger: ”Making Race on the Frontier: Disney’s West in Anaheim and Paris"
Barbara Johnson: "Overcoming the Myth of the American Indian: Representations and Identity of Upper Midwest Tribes"
Kjerstin Johnson: "From “Keeping up with the Joneses” to Keeping up with the Kardashians: American Consumerism on Display"
Molly Madden: "Women Candidates, Media, and American Politics: Image Projection and Electability"
Annie McKeon: "American Efforts to End China’s One-Child Policy: All Girls Allowed and Gendercide Prevention"
Maisy O’Malley: "Cul-de-sac Culture Within City Limits: Exploring Urban/Suburban Borders in Chicago"
Becca Page: "The French Chef in America: Developing A Role in American Culinary Media, 1960s and Today"
Stephanie Perez: "They Made It, Now What? An Analysis of Cristo Rey High Schools’ Preparation of Latino Students for College"
Bilma Canales: “Salvadoran Migration: Perspective from Both Homelands”
Delia Cronin: "The Cost of a Dream: An Analysis of the Biographies of Olympic American Icons"
Amanda Johnson: “The Forgotten Fair:Omaha’s 1898 Contribution to Western Identity”
Anna Katter: “The Price of Patriotism: The Commemoration of Soldier Dead in Contemporary America”
Carrie Powell: “Two Riders Were Approaching:Bob Dylan’s Appropriation of The American Cowboy”
Mark Purcell: “Shifting Sands and Nurtured Nature: The Cultural Identity of the Indiana Dunes”
Catherine Scallen: “Bitch. Contemporary Feminism in American Consumer Culture”
Sierra Skelton: “Creating California’s New Art City”
Francesca Swalwell: “Guinness is Good for You: Irish American Identity and Pub Culture”
Matthew Swanson: “Aaron Copland and Appalachian Spring: Toward an American Sound”
Sam Warner: “A Declining Standard: Sports Media in the Internet Era”
Denise Baron: From Slum Clearance and Public Housing High Rises to the Olympic Village: The History of Housing in Bronzeville and the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid
Dylan Blake: “Self-Consciousness Never Dates”
Meghan Bliss: Narrated Nostalgia: Narratives of Highway 50 and their Present Histories of America
John Bracke: Cultural Representations of Conspiracy.Theories in Contemporary America
Charlotte Buhler: “Beaming Blackness: Imaging African Americans 1965 to the Present”
Cynthia Curley: Developing the Unripe American Market: Wine in Domestic Consumer Culture Domestic Consumer Culture
Sarah Rodts: The Erasure of Interracial Contact at Colonial Williamsburg
Mariel Synan: Serving at the Pleasure of the President: Representations of Gender and Power in NBC’s The West Wing
Colleen Walter: Mexican Migrant Children in the U.S. Print Media: Towards a More Responsible and Informed Journalism
Amy Karwoski: "The Most Wonderful Human Beings Ever Brought to the Notice of the Public: Perceiving, Performing, and Politicizing the Disabled Body in P.T. Barnum’s America"
Andrew Nesi: "The Nature of Disney: Navigating the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
Eileen Zander: "The Next of Kin to the Wayward Wind: The Protean Image of John Wayne as Maverick American Cowboy"
Robert Costa: "The Moment is the Message: the End of Traditional Political Journalism?“
Steve Tortorello: ”Body Slammed Through the Looking Glass: How Professional Wrestling Acts as a Mirror of American Archetypal Values and Cultural Trends"
Kathleen Coverick – Manifestations of Gentrification in Pilsen and Bronzeville, Chicago
Liz Coffey: “Remembering September 11th: United 93 and World Trade Center as a Window into American Attitudes, Five Years Later”
Joey Falco: "And that’s the way (we say) it is: The Effects of Citizen Journalism on the News Industry and American Political Life"
Jack Brill: "Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen and Charles Bukowski: Literary Perspectives on Consumer Waste, Technology and the Corporation’s Deleterious Effects on American Culture and the Lower Class"
Jessica Lienau: “Consumerism and the Feminine Identity: a Modern Perspective of Changing Female Identities in the Literature of Theodore Dreiser and Plum Sykes”
Matthew Skinner: "Will the Vietnam War Ever End?: John Kerry, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and the Dynamics of a New American Political Phenomenon"
Alexis Zouhary: “Unequal Justice Under Law: White Citizenship, Interpretative Instability and the Syrian Naturalization Cases”
Kathryn Finn: “The Boston Irish: a Comparative Study in Strongholds of the Celtic Culture”