Student Works is a growing list of scholarship by Hamilton students that will include course projects, public presentations, grant-supported research, and senior theses.

Browse student works below by year or visit featured projects.

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2021

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Racial Injustice and the Black Lives Matter Movement, Owen Anastas '22, Jade Levitin '23, Lena Schneck '23, Hannah Terao '23, and Kelcie Zarle '22

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Providing Improved Livelihoods for Muskoka's Stakeholders in the Time of Two Global Crises, Andrew Court '22

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Labor Trafficking in the U.S., Abby Goodman '21, Laura Jeffries '23, Maeve Wroblewski '23, and Tiffany Lopes '21

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Collection of Solitary Confinement Witness Testimony, Brooke Kessler '22, Lynn Kim '21, Drew Frey '23, Percy Mixson '24, and Tatum Barclay '22

2020

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Proposing a Sustainable Future for the Muskoka Region, Andrew Court '22

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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

Born an Exception, Yanki Kung '23

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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

A&Q Presents: February 19, 2020, Genevieve Shuster '20 and Claire Nicholson '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

2019

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The Treatment of People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Example of Oneida County, New York, Alexander Black '19, Kylie Davis '18, Kenneth Gray '20, Connor O'Shea '18, Alexander Scheuer '18, Samantha Walther '18, Nico Yardas '18, Frank M. Anechiarico, Ralph Eannace, and Jennifer Ambrose

A&Q Presents: September 25, 2019, Kayley Boddy '22 and Ruth Coolidge '21

A&Q Presents: September 25, 2019, Kayley Boddy '22 and Ruth Coolidge '21

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Representing Childbirth: Making and Unmaking Language to Communicate Experiences of the Body, Sabrina Boutselis '19

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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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Combating Deception in Genocide, Alexander Cook '20

A&Q Presents: October 23, 2019, Avery Cook '21 and Malik Irish '22

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Growing Pains- A Thesis about Stoicism A Screenplay about Growth A Story about Both, Delgado Corcoran

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In Defense of Narrativity, Andrea Dickmeyer

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Cloaking Desire: Stasis and Sexuality in Nikolai Gogol's Short Stories, Katie Dolan '19

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Christine de Pizan as Architect of Women’s Spaces in The Book of the City of Ladies, Allison Donlan '19

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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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On the Illegitimacy of Restrictive Immigration Policies: A Reply to Christopher H. Wellman, Pelumi Fasola

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Psychopaths and the Insanity Defense, Grace Friedel

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

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An Ethnography of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), David Gagnidze '20

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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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Orwellian or Ordinary?: Situating India's UID and China's SCS Within Global Neoliberal Trends Through Comparative Analysis, Joel Harper '21

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Populism in the Behavioralist Imagination: V.O. key Jr. on Ins, Outs, and the Electorate, Richard Huiskamp '21

A&Q Presents: May 1, 2019, Kyandreia Jones '19

A&Q Presents: February 20, 2019, Calyn Clare Liss '22 and Madeline Justiniano '21

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Intentional Inheritance: William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez in Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides, Elizabeth Maier '19

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An Esoteric Approach to the Expected Utility of Voting, Bradford Marston

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Nietzsche and the Eternal Recurrence: On Overcoming Our Nihilism, Clayton R. McCollum

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

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Contemporary Nativism Motivated by Mathematics, Annaliese Mugele

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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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Passing: The Performance and Visibility of Identity, Kendall Nichelle Rallins '19

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Understanding the Sources of Anti-Americanism in the Russian Elite, Sharon Werning Rivera and James D. Bryan

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“Cut Out of Someone’s Head” Intersections of Humor, Manipulation, and Artistic Creation in Vladimir Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark and Nikolai Gogol’s “The Portrait”, “The Nose”, and “The Overcoat”, Julia Rosenbaum '19

Physician-Assisted Suicide? A Critique of Kant's Moral Philosophy, Wilhelgyne Rose

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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

A&Q Presents: May 4, 2019, Helen Stutsman '19, TJ Berley '21, Emily Brewer '21, and Julia Dupuis '21

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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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An Analysis of Urban Development, Urban Poverty, and Economic Development in Utica, New York, J. Connor Thomson '20

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Waving in the Ferns: Nature, Imagination, and Storytelling in Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon, Haley Tietz '19

A&Q Presents: November 20, 2019, Randy Tristant '22

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On the Paradox of Emotional Response to Fiction, Michael Valeri

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The Consequences of Contemporary AI for Mind-Body Dualism, John Wellers

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

A&Q presents: April 24, 2019, Heidi Wong '20 and Katie Gisondi '20

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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

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"A Divided Duty:" Liminal Space and Coming-of-Age in Shakespeare's Father/Daughter Relationships, Alexa Zildjian '19

2018

A&Q presents: September 26, 2018, Emily Aviles '19 and Julia Rosenbaum '19

A&Q Presents: February 21, 2018, Emily Aviles '19, Paula Weiman '18, Nora Boyle '18, Amy Zhang '18, Mackenzie Doherty '18, Ruben Martinez '20, and Albert Ian Lunn '18

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Analyzing the Effects of Policy On Residential Photovoltaic Capacity in California, Jesse Bennett '19

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Autotelia: Composing the Self Through Personal Critical Theory, Annie H. Berman '18

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

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The Millennial Pilgrim, Estella Brenneman '20

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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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The Ontology and Epistemology of Social Entities, Joseph Caruso

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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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Discoursing with an Octopus: Illness as a Theme in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time and its Relation to Conceptions of Art and Transcendence, Tara Cicic '18

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

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Hyper-Emotion as Disability: Researching Disabilities in the Classical World, Allyson D'Antonio '20

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What Are the Social, Economic and Political Histories of Mining in Southwest Transylvania and Prospects for Policy Development?, Lana Dorr '21

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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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Shamanism in an Inflexible Society: Slaughterhouse-Five and Briefing for a Descent Into Hell, Dana Holloway '18

A&Q presents: October 24, 2018, Kyandreia Jones '19 and Ali Zildjian '19

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Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvania Mining Communities, Jada Langston '20

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On the Quantization of Plane Gravitational Waves in Loop Quantum Gravity, Elise LePage '18

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

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A Survivor's Healing Journey: From Surviving to Thriving, Eva Lynch-Comer '19

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Situated Spirituality: The Application of Yoga and Meditation Techniques on and off the Mat, Annie McClanahan '20

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Consumerism in Farmers Markets and the Central NY Food System, Julia McGuire '20