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Student Research from 2022

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Beware the Ides of March: A Digital Journal on the Acting Process in Julius Caesar, Sterling Barbett

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The Ethics of Care and the U.S. Covid-19 Pandemic Response, Samantha Treveline Barrett

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Borderline Personality Symptoms and Relationship Threat: The Moderating Role of Perceived Parental Rejection, Elsa Baumgartner

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A Content Analysis of Queer Slang on Tik Tok, Kuri Benitez

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Social Media, Humor, and Crisis Health Communication: Humor Used to Inform Over Social Media During COVID-19, Sally Burkley

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The Relationship Between Late Night, Twitter, and Political Literacy in 2020, Sally Burkley

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Reforming the United States’ Currency Production, William Cather

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Resurrecting Gaelic: Modernity and Heritage Language Revival in Scotland in a Comparative Perspective, Sean Coady

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The Dog Was Dead: A Capstone Project in Performance, Sean Coady

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Einstein's Equations, Lagrangians for General Relativity, and ADM Formalism, Timothy Corbett

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An Intersectional Feminist Look at Bridgerton, Payton Creamer

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The Impacts of Coal Ash Concentration on Trace Contaminant Leaching and Toxicity of Coal Ash in Planorbella duryi, Catherine Crowell

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Bildungsroman and Trauma in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Bernadette D'Auria

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A Dramaturgical Guide to Julius Caesar, Elizabeth Debes

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Mutually Exclusive: Being Gay and Being a Man in E.M. Forster’s Maurice, Kimber Foreman

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East Versus West: The National Gallery of Art’s Relationship to Modern Art and Architecture, Meredith Glasco

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Goddess of France, 1745-1764: Madame de Pompadour and the Rococo Traditions of 18th-Century French Portraiture, Meredith Glasco

Annabell W Graham Senior Piano Recital, Annabell W. Graham

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Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, QAnon and Blood Libel, Georga Hackworth

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Becoming Barbara from Nickel and Dimed, Shannon Hardy

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Ruined by Lynn Nottage: An Exploration of Women and Violence, Olivia Harrington

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Inferno of the Mind, Amber M. Harvey

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Queer Representation in the Scream Franchise, Amber M. Harvey

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“The Battle Against Sameness”: Queer Marriages in Forster and Woolf, Lindsey Hatton

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Theoretical Lighting Design: Little Shop of Horrors, Lou Hillman

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Math Musicians: Exploring the Impact of Content Integrated Pop Music on Students’ Attitudes and Engagement During Math Instruction, Megan Hook

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Effectiveness of Virginia Teacher Preparation Programs, Christine Houchins

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Humanitarian Intervention and American Public Opinion: An Analysis to Intervene, Alexia Inge

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Against the Death Penalty, Charles Jessup

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Performative Disability: The Objectification of Atypical Physiognomy in the Self-Portraits of Egon Schiele, Sophia Maldonado

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PROMETHEUS & THE BODY BEAUTIFUL: Arno Breker and the Weaponization of the Greco-Roman Tradition in the Größe Deutsche Kunstausstellung, Sophia Maldonado

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The Garden of Secrets and Truths, Chloe Martin

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Opposing Ideologies: The Function of Sacrifice in the Contemporary Construction of Extremist Communities., Gabriel Matteson

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Senior Project of Shaun McBride, Shaun McBride

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Unearthing the Witch: Reckoning with Gender, Magic, and the Unusual Dead within Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burials, Samantha Melvin

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How We Talk About Archaeology in the Digital Age, Michael Messina

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Dorothy Allison's Gothic Poverty, Jessica Morin

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Making Russian Music: Uncovering Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Musical Ideas through His Letters, Sydney Morrison

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Prosodic and Deictic Features as Performance Markers in Southern Baptist Sermons, Matt Nelson

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Reception of Classical Material in the Argument of Charles Loyseau's Traité des Ordres et Simples Dignités, Matt Nelson

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La Discapacidad en los Sistemas de Educación en Bolivia y Chile, Kree Pace

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How Service Animals Are Discussed in Social Media, Kenna Pak

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“Hysteria Abated”: Forster’s Treatment of Women’s Mental Health in Howards End, Rosemary Pauley

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The Role of Memes in an Online Community Created by College Students: A Content Analysis, Jessica Probst

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First Year Showcase: Producing the First Year Showcase as a capstone to my last three years at UMW Theatre, Cathryn Puglia

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Costume Construction for 'Julius Caesar', Benjamin Rafky

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Haunting Memories and Healing Stories: Grief and Catharsis in Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter and Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, Carleigh Rahn

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Coronavirus Disability Survey: Assessing The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adults with Disabilities, Hena Rashid

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The Influence of Right-Wing Media on Political Racialization, Alex Regan

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A Defense of Moral Realism, Caleb Robb

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How Social Media’s Rhetoric Shapes The Social Identity of Online Groups: Forming, Confirming and Reinforcing and The Algorithmic Role, Crystal Rose

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Second: Playing Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Riley Salazar

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Little Women, Little Houses: Authorship and Authority in Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder, Katia Savelyeva

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ElGamal Encryption in the General Linear Groups, Lynn Sherman

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The NIL Agreement and Social Media: A Content Analysis, Scott Smith

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How Rhythm Affects Prosody, McKenzie Ward

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The Dissection of Twins, Amber Zipfel

Student Research from 2021

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An Examination of the Influence of Literacy upon Political, Cultural and Class Unity in England and Francia during the Early Middle Ages, Matthew Abbott

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The Diary of a Mad Black Woman : An Analysis of Film and Anger, Summer Allen

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The ‘She-cession’: A look at Women’s Labor during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Aspen Aston

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Songs of Eden, Emma Atkinson

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Game Chromatic Number on Segmented Caterpillars, Paige Beidelman

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This is America: Comparing the U.S. and Foreign Media Press Coverage of African American Foreign Policy Officials, Nina Burges

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Assessing the Presence and Concentration of Microplastics in the Gizzards of Virginia Waterfowl, Thomas Bustamante

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A Content Analysis of Political Discourse on TikTok, Devin Carson

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The Role of Verbal Behavior in Patient-Provider Interactions, Hannah Checkeye

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"The Relationship Between Parasocial Relationships and Grooming as a Problematic Rhetorical Strategy on YouTube", Freeman Conner

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Between Life and Death: Pregnancy, Abortion, and Childbirth in the Nazi Concentration Camps, Grace Corkran

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Murder and Morality: Late Nineteenth-Century Protestants’ Reaction to the Murder of Helen Jewett, Grace Corkran

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I Like To Think I’m Making Something New: An A. I. Attempts Narrative, Kelly Donaghey

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Felony Disenfranchisement through Rousseau's Social Contract, Blake Donohue

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An Exploration on How and Why People Present Online and How to Successfully Self Present on Linked-In, Callie Dunham

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LEGO Company and Segregated Products, Kimberly Eastridge

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Thinking Outside the [Text] Box: The Effects of Multimodal Literacy Instruction on Middle School Social Studies Students’ Content Comprehension and Analytical Skills, Glynnis C. Farleigh

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Simulations of an Attack on RSA, Makayla Ferrell

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Christian Imagery in the Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor, Vanessa Fickes

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Influencers in Digital Marketing: The Impact of Instagram Influencers in Brand Communication, Cara Ghaphery

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Creative Writing in Multiple Mediums, Piper Giannini

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Catfish: The TV Show: A Rhetorical Criticism, Victoria Grant

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Pornography, the LGBTQ+ Community, and the Queer Alternative, Rebekah Gredler

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Angular Momentum Coherences in Molecular Dynamics, Margaret Gregory

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The Dumb Waiter, Augustus Grohmann

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We are Dancers, Jeanette Hiyama

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I and You by Lauren Gunderson Directors Book, Sarah Hogestyn

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Numerical Study of the SEIQR Model for COVID-19, Caitlin Holt

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Nation-Building in Newspapers: A Comparison of Lithuanian and Ukrainian Ethnic Newspapers in America, 1940-1953, Emily Johnson

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This Land is Not Your Land, This Land is My Land: A Quest for Civil Religious Understanding within the Defining Attitudes of American Values, Cathryn Kinde

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Kantian Approaches to Animals and Obligations, Caroline Kropka

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Mathematics Value Research, Diane LaMoy

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“Interrupt the status quo”: How Black Lives Matter Changed American Museums, Jessica Lynch

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Australia and the United States: The Role of Secondary Allies in Burden-Sharing, Rachel McVicker

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Exploring the Impact of Social Influence Mechanisms and Network Density on Societal Polarization, Justin Mittereder

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A Rhetorical Criticism of Fan Culture on Social Media Platforms, Darlene Mugisha

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Literatura carcelaria y los derechos humanos en cuatro obras del siglo XX, Sarah Patterson

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When Admiration Turns to Obsession: A Case Study on Taylor Swift Fan Theories, Kendall Resnick

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An Archaeological and Spatial Exploration of Yard Use at the Oval Site, Stratford Hall Plantation: A Mid-18th-century Mixed-Use Site on the Northern Neck of Virginia, Delaney Resweber

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Crude Measures: Assessing the Success and Failure of Maximum Pressure Campaigns, Dillon Schweers

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Two Jews, Three Opinions: An Exploration of Young American Jewish Perspectives on Israel, Kate Seltzer

The Reckoning That Never Happened, Katherine Seltzer

The Pensieve Podcast, Alexandra Slaughter