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Theses from 2020

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Giving and Buying: Exploring College Students’ Construction of Moral Identity Through Moral Action, Claire Curran '20

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‘305 Till I Die’: A Study of Pre-Hurricane Humor in Miami, Diana Escorcia "20

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Do the Formal and Informal Administrative and Faculty Practices at Elite College Force Students Question, Harden, or Change Their Political Beliefs?, Nate Goodman '20

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Hangovers Don’t Last But Drunk Mems Do, So Drink Up: Sociological Explanations for Excessive Drinking in College, Sammy Johnson '20

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Getting Drivers out of the Driver’s Seat: Successful Methods to Cause Mode Shift Towards Mass Transit in the United States, Marc Lincer '20

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How Do We Win? Factors and Definitions of Success in Division III Athletics at a Competitive, Liberal Arts College, Annie McClanahan '20

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Are You What You Eat? A Study Into Our Reasons For Eating Authentic Food, Ligia Mayte Mendoza '20

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“This Isn’t Chiraq. This Is Home. This Is Us:” Media Framing in the Construction of Victimhood, Olivia Mills '20

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First-Generation Nation: Analyzing the College Transition Experiences of First-Generation Students at an Elite Postsecondary Institution, Edgar Otero '20

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Is the Collegiate Playing Field All That Equal?, Grace Passannante '20

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder, but Our Eyes are Not Colorblind: White Beauty Standards’ Impact on Black and South Asian American Women, Ashley Ramcharan '20

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Late to the Club: Small Group Membership and the Secondary Socialization of January Admits, Geoffrey A. Ravenhall Meinke '20

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When the Tutor Is a Lady: Exploring the Gendered Dimensions of Writing Center Work, Sarah Salimi '20

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Improvisation: Trust Us, This Is All Made Up!, Erica Seff '20

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The Social Algorithm: Understanding Social Influence on Online Video Consumption on YouTube, Joshua Vega '20

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Hidden In Plain Sight: A Sociological Exploration Into How Students with Invisible and Visible Disabilities Navigate an Able- Bodied Campus, Charlotte Wynn '20

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Barbells and Boys’ Clubs: The Gendering of Space in an Ostensibly Gender-Neutral College Gym, Hannah Young '20

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The Economics of Friendship: How Socioeconomic Status is Involved in Friendship Formation and Selection on Campus, Matthew Zeitler '20

Theses from 2019

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The Endless Scroll: Understanding Social Media Consumption Habits Among College Students, Tatiana Bradley

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Film Paper Shelter Food, Emily Buff

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“Waking up White”: How White People Develop Positive Racial Attitudes in an Era of Color-Blind Racism, Jenna Columbia

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Living Music: A study of the effects of ‘musicking’ on small group life at Hamilton College, Gregory Evans

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Strong Men, Fragile Masculinity: An Exploration of Masculinity on Hamilton’s Campus, Sawyer Frisbie

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Identity Work Among the Homeless in Utica, Mikayla Greeley

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Social Support and Mental Health: Where Do We Stand?, Alanna Gushue

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Hamilton’s Helpers: Understanding the Social Motivations behind Student Volunteering, Nora McEntee

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School on the Brain: A Study of Academic Achievement and Collegiate Success, Gabrielle O'Brien

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The Revolution Will Not Come with Flowers: What Motivates Some Greeks to Join the High-Risk, High-Cost Anarchist Movement, Christina Plakas

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24/7 in a Box: Inmates’ Written Expression in Solitary Confinement versus Lower Security, Rachel Schooler

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When Home Videos Leave the Home: Personal Video Practices of College Students, Geoffrey Schweller

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Man Up! A Study on How Fourth Grade Boys Perform Masculinity, Victoria Stapleton

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Smoke and Mirrors: A Study of Social Learning and Identity Exploration Among Young Adult Recreational Vapers, Emily Steates

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Contemporary Art and Modern Politics: Reactions to activist art and why audiences interpret artworks as political, Xara Sunne

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“Best Friends: How Close Friendships are Formed”, Faith J. White

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Split Between Two Identities: How Second-Generation Immigrants Use Food to Project Their Ethnic Identity, Zhi Yang

Hamiltonians Abroad: An analysis of individual transformation among Hamilton students who go abroad, Justin Zhu

Theses from 2018

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A Study of Community College Impact on Refugee Students’ Acculturation, Alexandra Brantl '18

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Role Conflict Among Black Law Enforcement in Light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Lily Capstick '18

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DTR on SNS: How college students use social networking sites to define and maintain their intimate relationships, Julia Carpenter '18

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“Calm and rational” or one night of “utter chaos” and “wild fun”? Student orientations toward drinking on campus, Jessica Castellanos '18

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Managing the Self in an Online World: The Divided Self, Jackie Cuddy '18

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“Hey Guys, Welcome Back”: YouTube as a Cultural Phenomenon Amongst Young Women, Natasha Espinosa '18

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Meaningful Work on the College Campus, Jessica Halladay '18

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Challenging Whiteness: The Experiences of White Students in a Diversity Class, Sindy Liu '18

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Ski Bum vs workaholic: Why Some Young Adults Participate in Traditional Markers of Adulthood while others Engage in Emerging Adulthood, Antonia Ng '18

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Traversing a Foreign Culture: Understanding Students Of Color’ Experiences at a Predominantly White Institution, Kureem Nugent '18

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You Are What You Eat: Uncovering the Influences of College Eating Habits, Maggie Revera '18

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Listening to Reggaetón: The Construction of Panethnicity and Gendered Latinidad in Miami, FL, María Karla Saenz

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Finding Work: Analysis on How Liberal Arts Graduates Obtain Employment in a Tight Labor Market, Vincent Tran '18

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Conflict and Codependence: An Analysis of Town-Gown Relations in Clinton, New York, Jacob Wallace '18

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“Political Polarization at Hamilton College: Analyzing Student Opinions of Hamilton’s Political Climate”, Erich Wohl '18

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“Coddled Millennials”: Exploring Anxiety in College Students at an Elite Institution, Charlotte Zee '18

Theses from 2017

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Living off a Prayer: Explanations of Spiritual and Religious Transformation at Hamilton College, Madeline Carlman