Each student who writes an honors thesis at Kenyon College deposits a copy in our archives. This collection contains electronic copies of those papers, beginning with the those submitted in Spring, 2009. All honors theses are only available to view on Kenyon College campus.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Gender and the Civilizing Discourse in Anti-Imperialist Poetry, 1898, Juliet Bellin Warren

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Salicylate's Impact on Mouse Fecal Microbiome, Adama Berndt, Joan Slonczewski Dr., Frederick Ditmars Mr, Preston Bastings, and Anna Tancredi Ms.

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Making Our Science Meaningful: Sartre’s Theory of Emotions, Adam H. Brill

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Reimaginar a Marilyn: Estudio y traducción feministas de 'la llave marilyn' de Laura Yasan, Phoebe Carter

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Modeling Advanced LIGO Calibration Error and its Effects on Parameter Estimation, Theresa Chmiel

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Emile in America: Understanding the Roots of Anger in Politics, Sarah-Marie Choong

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“Muharrar al-Mar’a” (The Freer of Woman): State Feminism and the Contestation of the “Woman Question” in Postcolonial Tunisia, Emma Wilder Conover-Crockett

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Violence Towards Gay Men: An Examination Among Straight Men, Juntao Dai

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The Space Between You and Me, Emily Daluga

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An Amateur in Decline: Richard Christopher Carrington and the Rise of the Specialist Society in Victorian Britain, Vincent Femia

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Turning Up the Mic: Representative Voice, Democratic Poetics, and Community Building in Hip-Hop Lyrics, Matthew Fillmore

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"Entre los dos cielos": Estudio y traducción de la obra poética de Gabriel Chávez Casazola, Morgan Harden

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Who Killed the World?: Imagining the End of Hegemony in Twenty-First-Century Apocalyptic Fiction, Liam Horsman

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Does SNAP Have an Ameliorative Effect on Food Insecurity?, Katherine Leisek

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The Old Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry: A Battle for the State and the Soul, Deborah Malamud

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"The Jie and the Acholi Are No Longer Relatives": State Policy and the Evolution of Herder-Farmer Relations in Northeastern Uganda, Samuel Meyerson

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Testing a Predictive Model of Denitrification: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Natural and Restored Ohio Wetlands, Lauren Michael

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The Effect of Isolated Face Parts on the Identity Sensitive N250r ERP, Sarah Mohr

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Probability Currents in Quantum Thermal Machines, Graham Reid

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From the "Aura" to James Baldwin's Devil: Reading the Photograph in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Julia Beth Richards

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Spirits, Science, and Spirituality: The Interplay Between Faith and Science in Victorian Spiritualism, Erin Shaw

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Politicizing the Demesne: Womanhood and Domestic Space in Irish "Big House" Literature, Deirdre Sheridan

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Non-Linear Gravity at the End of Inflation, Avery Tishue

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Development of Polyclonal Antibodies of the Sodium Dependent Cation-Chloride Cotransporter Protein in the Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes aegypti), Kenyatta Viel

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

Where the Wild Things Are: Sex Differentiated Foraging Behavior in Leach's storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Sarah E. Adrianowycz

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Analysis of the Demand for Conventional and Organic Milk in the United States, Kayla Arnold

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The Impact of a Conspecific and Age on the Reinforcing Properties of Cocaine in Adolescent and Adult Male Rats, Lauren S. Bailey Ms

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WAVES OF COMMERCE: FORT ROSS, THE PACIFIC WORLD, AND THE CREATION OF A CALIFORNIAN BORDERLAND, Michael G. Buse

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Laboratory Evolution of Escherichia coli K-12 under Aromatic Acid Stress: Adaptation in a Stressful World, Kaitlin E. Creamer

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Examining the Contract-Year Phenomenon Through Sabermetric Statistics, Desmond G. Dahlberg

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Xenopus laevis AHRs have distinct transcriptional functions and are differentially responsive to specific agonists, Scott H. Freeburg

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Mapping the Induction of RpoS via High pH-Adapted Strains Obtained by Experimental Evolution, Issam N. Hamdallah

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Characterization of amino acid decarboxylase systems and mutations in acid-evolved Escherichia coli K-12, Amanda He

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The Historical Transformation of Boundaries and Power: Examining the Relationship Between Communal Institutions and the Jewish Left in Argentina, 1930­-2015, Simone B. Holzer

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A Tale of Two Governments: The Complex Relationship Between the Viceroy of India and the British Cabinet 1878-1905, Stewart L. Huntsman

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Grit, Failure, and Self-Efficacy: Does Grit Buffer Against the Negative Effects of Failure on Self-Efficacy?, Tyler Kimble

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Expanding Personal Responsibility: On the Importance of Institution & Education, Trevor Kirby

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Accent, Interlanguage, or Local Variety: The Phenomenon of “Bad” Putonghua, Ayako Kuki

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Demand for Residential Solar PV Systems in California, John C. Nahra

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Nonlinear Physics at the End of Inflation, Eva Nesbit

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Informal Transportation and Associations: A Case Study of the Boda Boda, Bradley J. Raynor

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"Architecture is Frozen Music": Diagrammatic Epistemology in Chris Ware's 'Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth', Wyatt E. Sarafin

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The Kokosing River in Knox County, Ohio: Nature and the Environment in Local Experience and Meaning, Jennifer J. Seely

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Path Analysis of Elevated Anger in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Mediating Role of Perfectionism and Psychological Distress, Karen Sheys

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Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Function in XTC-2, a X. laevis Tadpole Cell Line, Sean R. Smith Jr.

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Convergent Patterns of Functional Diversity Across Tropical and Temperate Mountain Forests, Kiri Staiger 2527511

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La juventud del Proceso de Reorganización Nacional: Peligro, testigo y resistencia en el cine argentino, Mary Raynor Sturgis

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Constructing an American Studies Class: Special Topics 103.00 César Chávez and the Delano Grape Strike, Dante G. Valvo

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The Language(s) of Latinidad: Scripting Ethnic Identity in in ¿Que Pasa, U.S.A?, Mia Mundo, and Jane the Virgin, Camila Velasquez

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Numerical Simulations of Non-Abelian Gauge Preheating, Zachary J. Weiner

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Arriving: Relationships, Authority, and Justice in Objective Knowledge, Meaghan E. Brennan

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Is it Hot Enough Yet? Reconstructing Firing Temperatures for Prehistoric Honduran Ceramics through Re-Firing Experiments, Caroline Del Giudice

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Do Different Types of Threat Moderate the Effect of Performance-Avoidance Goals on Female Math Performance?, Katherine M. Finnigan

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Interactions between Thryoid Hormone and Dioxin Signaling in the frog Xenopus laevis, Megan M. Koenecke

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"Detrás de otros cuerpos y otros deseos": Estudio y traducción de la obra poética de Raúl Gómez Jattin, Olivia Lott

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Croce, Gentile, and the Question of Fascism: Divergences in Italian Idealism, 1815-1925, Thomas G. Mattes

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Social Sex Selection in Jordan: Value Systems Converge, Sarah C. Miller

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Sex Differences in Dopamine D2 Receptor Modulation of Striatal Dopamine in mGluR5-mediated Repetitive Self-grooming Behavior in the BTBR T+tf/J Mouse Model for Autism, Olubusola O. Olukoya

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A Vampire for the Times: The Queer Historicity of the Vampire, Christine A. Prevas

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Explaining the Margin: The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine in Article 9 Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, Kelsey L. Randhawa

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Paupers, Pariahs, Patients: Lepers in Medieval Europe, Nicholas B. Rogers

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Reheating the Universe, Timothy R. Scully

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Beholding the Handmaids of the Lord: The Virgin Mary as Model in Thirteenth-Century Anchoritic Texts, Lydia Shahan

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Cooled Relations, Cold War Sentiments, and Frozen Conflicts: The Ukraine Crisis and its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, Corbin J. Stevens

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Via ad Cantuaria: Developments in English Pilgrimage Culminating in the Cult of St Thomas Becket, Julia Tomlinson

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The Struggle for the AIRwaves: The Origin and Transformation of All India Radio in Late Colonial India, Anna M. Walley

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Molecular Characterization of Na+-dependent Cation-Chloride Coupled Cotransporters in the Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes aegypti, Daniel C. Akuma

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Tibetan Contention and the Chinese Regime: The Dynamics of Protest and Policy, Lauren Berke

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Size-frequency distributions in forest and non-forest plant communities: A comparison of alternative models, Kelsey T. Dillon

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Relating and Un-Relating: An Exploration of Contemporary Ibadi Tolerance Using Relational Doctrine, Pragmatism, and Khariji Roots, Max J. Dugan

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A Garden for Viviana, Jameyanne Fuller

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Political Cognition: Brains, Campaigns, and Society, Jonathan I. Green

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Acid-adapted strains of Escherichia coli K-12 obtained via laboratory evolution, Mark M. Harden Jr

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“El violento oficio de escribir”: el uso político de la crónica en las obras de Rodolfo Walsh y Carlos Monsiváis, Simon M. Hoellerbauer

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Two attempts at accessing 2-(2-amino-1,1-dichloroethoxy)ethanol in order to further study the mechanism of cyclopolymerization of lactide as catalyzed by (tBu-SalAmEE)Al, Harry J. Hurley

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MORE THAN JUST A GAME: The Black Athlete in America's Debate on Race in the Twentieth Century, Michael Kengmana

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Selem, Jessica M. Lieberman

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Unity Under the Cross: Norway’s Christianization and State Formation in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries, Andrea M. Odegaard

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Market Structure in Minimally Regulated Liquor Markets, Josiah T. Olson

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Writing It Out: Queer Narrativity in the Novels of Barnes, Woolf, and Larsen, Aaron J. Stone

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The Multiplicity of Truth: Constructing the Story, Reina Janelle Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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汉语中的性别 = Gender within the Chinese Language, Haley Abing

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Development and Optimization of a Novel Synthesis of Natural Products Containing the Cyclopenta[c]pyridine Substructure, Snow Adler

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Un autoportrait sur Japonaises: Stratégies de l’autobiographie et de l’authenticité performative dans les Nouvelles Mangas de Frédéric Boilet, Holly Anderson

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En charge des marges : l’évolution du logement social et de l’exclusion dans l’agglomération parisienne (1945-1958), Philip Ayers

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Permanence as Policy: San Francisco's Middle Class and Its Changing Ideology, 1959-1986, Remy Bernstein

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The Alkaline Stress Response in Escherichia coli: RpoS-Controlled Loci are Vital to High pH Resistance, Jackson Cabo

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Numerical Simulations of Non-Canonical Scalar Fields, Hillary L. Child

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La Politique agricole commune et la France : La modernisation et la préservation des traditions dans un marché global dynamique, Athene Cook

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The Effects of Serotonergic Anxiolytic and Anxiogenic Drugs on Acoustic Features of 22-kHz Vocalizations of Distressed Rats, Rachel Cooper

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Acid adaptation in Escherichia coli requires the TolC outer membrane channel and associated multidrug resistance efflux pumps, Kari Deininger

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Numerical Simulations of Post-Inflationary Magnetogenesis, J. Tate Deskins

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Structuring Inequality: Power and Gender among Hijras, Vestidas, and Travestis, Alexandra Devenport

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The Role of Methylmalonate Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase in Arabidopsis thaliana Seed Development and Germination, Andrew Gipson

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Ethnic Group Stereotypes and Crime: Examining the Nature of Implicit Attitudes toward Drug-Related and Violent Crime, Jesse Goldfarb

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Changes to Yin Yang Philosophy Throughout Early Chinese History, Rachel Gorsky

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Effects of Sexualized Clothing on Women's Appearance Anxiety, State Anxiety, Assertiveness, and Performance, Claire Greenfield

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Colonialism and Conversation: The Dialogues of Swift, Jill Hanley

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Sehen/Lesen/Träumen: räumliche Identitäten in Arthur Schnitzlers Traumnovelle, Paul Hoehn

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The effects of caffeine and a caffeine placebo on state-dependent learning of three cognitive tasks in human participants, Karen Huntsman