Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted is a collection of papers by Washington University undergraduates that students wish to make widely accessible on the World Wide Web.

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Theses from 2015

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Black Culture: A Societal Problem, Quamesha Brown
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Ghosts in the Garden: Cultural Critique through the Lens of the Absurd, Andrew T. Catanese
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Investigating the Role of Wolbachia Endosymbionts in the Expansion of the F Element in Drosophila ananassae, Elizabeth J. Chen
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Process as Practice : Expressions of the Numinous, Morgan Dowty
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Word Muscles, Jimena O. Gracia
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The C-terminal Linker of FtsZ Acts as an Intrinsically Disordered Peptide during Cell Division in Bacillus subtilis, Steven Grigsby
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Landmarks for Sleepwalkers, Isaac S. Howell
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Imagining New Possibilities Through Social Practice, Sarah O. Hull
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The Role of Gpr126 in Myelin Maintenance and Regeneration in the Peripheral Nervous System, Jessica A. Joseph
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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Pharmacology of Organic Cation Transporters: Focus on Structure-Function Relationships in OCT3 (SLC22A3), Dan C. Li
Biology, Bachelor of Arts

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In-Betweeness On Stage, Qiyuan Liu
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The Girl Who Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Singing, REBECCA M. LOTHAN
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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1. What is the relationship of the finite subject to the infinite ground? 2. How do we use where we segregate the subject from the ground to construct reality? 3. In what ways can we destabilize this constructed reality to highlight its inherent instability?, Calvin M. Miceli-Nelson
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Ritual Embodiment: The Body Remembers Through Ritual, Ayesha Mohyuddin
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The Final Frontier: Navigating from Material to Virtual, Alexandra Neuman
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Unguided Tour, Catalina Ouyang
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Pressing: Where the Objective Meets the Subjective, Mariana Parisca
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Contemporary Family Portrait: The Hidden Uncomfortable Truth of Family Dynamics, Ji Won Park
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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The Representation of Non-Traditional Bodies, Elizabeth J. Perkins
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Untitled (Too real is this feeling of make-believe), Tucker Pierce
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Syncing Umbanda and Science (SUS): Using Umbanda’s Holistic Healing Methods to Increase Access to Healthcare, Alex E. Rosenthal, Bachelor of Arts

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The Disinheritance of Power, Jared Stein
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Into the Fold: Deleuze, Desire, and Art, Madeline Wells
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Theses from 2014

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MAKING IT HARDER THAN IT HAS TO BE or THIS IS THE SCULPTURE or *SIGH, Todd Barry
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Experiments in Remix and Worldmaking, jesse firestone
Art (Photography), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Countering the Voyage of the Present: Histories Speak Fragmented in 25 Frames Per Second, Vanessa Kelly Gravenor
Art (Photography), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Creatures of Habit, Joyce Hankins
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Implicit Prejudice and its Implications for how Communities should Respond to Racial Injustices, Harry Kainen
Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

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Simus inter Exempla: Exempla and Innovation in Valerius Maximus, Seneca and Juvenal, Grace Kroner
Classics

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Observance: A Record of Experiments, Olivia L. Mosley
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Paiting, Lucas Page
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Something Gained: Translation as Process, Amanda V. Rothschild
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Wouldn't It Be Funny If, Taryn Sirias
Art (Painting), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Ergonomically Designing Art Objects, Ambika Subramaniam
Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Survey of ‘Low-Z’ Particles from the Interplanetary Dust Collection in Search of IDPs, Harison Wiesman
Physics

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The Stardust Interstellar Dust Collector Crater Origins and Hypervelocity Cratering at Oblique Angles in Aluminum Foil, Harison Wiesman
Physics

Theses from 2013

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Determination of Average Loss Lifetimes for Near‐Earth Electrons in Solar Storms, John Blears
Physics

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From the Museum to the Parking Lot: A Scrutiny of the Everyday, Julie D. Cronan
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Parenting Preschoolers with Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Does Child Gender Matter?, Antonya M. Gonzalez
Psychology

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Risking It: An Examination of Risk Perception Amongst Obstetricians and Certified Professional Midwives in Missouri, Allison R. Horan
Anthropology

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Humanitarianism and the Anthropology of Hunger, Kate Klein
Anthropology

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Active, Disorienting, and Transitional: The Aesthetic of Boredom(s) in the Multimedia Works of Nam June Paik (1932-2006), Eugene Kwon
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities

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Aliquot Cycles for Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication, Thomas Morrell
Mathematics

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Evolutions in Class Visibility, Morality, and Representation in Chilean Teleseries: From Military Regime to Current Moment, Sadie Smeck
International and Area Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Always Be A Wilderness: to cross over and rise, Katharine E. Walker
Art (Printmaking), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Superfluidity in Neutron Stars, Samuel J. Witte
Physics

Theses from 2012

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From Seed to Mighty Tree: Susan Blow and the Development of the American Kindergarten Movement, Madelyn Silber
History, Bachelor of Arts

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High Risk: Michigan's Coastline in Danger, Adira Jenna Weixlmann, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Delicious-ology: The Science of Delicious Food, Sasha Yan
Communication Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Theses from 2011

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“God and Posterity Will Show Me Favor”: A Search for the Historical Lady Jane Dudley in Light of Her Later Portrayals, Rachel Wisdom, Bachelor of Arts