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 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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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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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

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Coloured Intellectual Identity in Cape Town 1900-1948, Sarah Krumholz

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The Neverland Come True: Peter Pan and the Construction of Childhood, Melissa Nigro

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Captivity and the Frontier in Miguel de Cervantes' Narratives of Captivity, Rincon Luis Rodriguez

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Music, Inside-Out, and Kenyon College: A Feasibility Study of Prison-based Learning, Stella Ryan-Lozon

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Third and Fifth Graders’ Question-Asking Behavior: Evaluating an Intervention to Change Strategies Long-Term, Leah Sack

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The Freedom to Marry: The Development of a Civil Rights Ideology, 1945 - 1967, Rebecca Spradlin

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Taizé: Religious Community in Post-Christian Societies, Gregory Stark

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Co-Exposure to Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor and Thyroid Receptor Agonists Enhances Expression of Responsive Genes in Cultured Frog Cells and Prometamorphic Tadpoles, Justin Taft

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Telenovelas’ Viewing and Gender Role Attitudes among a Sample of Young Latinas in the United States, Melek Yildiz-Spinel

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Multiple Modernities of Republican Shanghai, Mark Elliot Bosse

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Smart or Sexy: Perceptions of Women Based on Sexualized Dress and Level of Accomplishment, Hope Boyd

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Viewing the Risorgimento: Political Representations of the Risorgimento in Film, Adam Burger

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A Summer Place: The Minority Experience on the West Coast of Michigan, Sarah Bush

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Samuel Beckett entre vide et récit : l’automatisme de répétition dans Molloy, Ian W. Curtis

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Effects of the Food Stamp Program on Household Food Insecurity, Mallory Ewer-Speck

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Mnemonic Manuscripts: History and Memory in Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Kathryn Feder

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The Cross-Dressed Muse: "Dragging" Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century Through Feminist Re-Visions, Caitlin Fitzpatrick

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Songs from a Licorice Stick, Marika Garland

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A Different Kind of Empire: Benjamin Franklin's Politics and His Vision for America, Jessica Goley

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Examining the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Body Appreciation, Kaitlin Graff

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A Dream Come True: The Fairy-Tale Mystique and the Wedding Culture Industry, Gillian Gualtieri

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Nothing and "No-Place": Idealized New World Landscapes in Thomas More's Utopia and Sixteenth Century Travel Narratives, Samuel Harris

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The Safest Lie, Noah Heinrich

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College Students' Perceptions of Male and Female Binge Drinkers, Anna Krause

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An Introduction to Elliptic Curves and Mordell's Theorem, Katherine Moore

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Stigma as a Barrier to Care in the United States Military: Recommendations for a Military-Specific Stigma Reduction Program, Kevin O'Brien