Recent Honors Theses

2016-2017 Honors Theses

*dhéghom, *héshr, and *wek (earth, blood, and speech): An Archaeological, Genetic, and Linguistic Exploration of Indo-European Origins"
Lara Bluhm, Class of '17

Harm Reduction Approaches in Maine: Recovering Humanity Amidst a Substance Use Disorder, Treatment, and Housing Crisis
Gillian Kramer, Class of '17

Poverty Ends with a 12 Year Old Girl: Empowerment and the Contradictions of International Development
Meghan Bellerose, Class of '17

The Best and the Brightest?: Race, Class, and Merit in America's Elite Colleges
Walter Chacon, Class of '17

"Cooperate with Others for Common Ends?": Students as Gatekeepers of Culture and Tradition on College Campuses
Pamela Zabala, Class of '17

2015-2016 Honors Theses

Death and Hope: Undocumented Migrant Tactics for Navigating the Sonoran Desert
     Bill De La Rosa, Class of '16

"It's a Dirty Secret": Farworker Labor and the Agrarian Ideal in the Hudson Valley
Charlotte Dillon, Class of '16

Looking Ahead With The World in Their Hands: The Postsecondary Aspirations of East Island Youth
Abby Roy, Class of '16

2014-2015 Honors Theses

Caring Like a State: The Elaboration of a Care Ideology in Peru and Sri Lanka in the 20th Century
Katharine Herman, Class of '15

"A Doula Can Only Do So Much": Birth Doulas and Stratification in United States Maternity Care
Kaylee Wolfe, Class of '15

2013-2014 Honors Theses

Desiring Recognition: Gay Pride Events and the Discourse of Visibility
Charlie Emerson Curtis, Class of '14

2012-2013 Honors Theses

Regulating Reproduction: Inequality and Women's Access to Reproductive Health Systems in Ecuador
     Katie Ashby, Class of '13

The Changing Chamberlain Household (1865-1890): A Gender Archaeology Analysis
     Chelsea Gross, Class of '13

Belonging on the Appalachian Trail: An Analysis of the Thru-hiking Community
     Danica Loucks, Class of '13

King Coal: Rethinking the Connection between the Coal Industry and Health in West Virginia
     Melanie Gaynes, Class of '13

Seen But Not Heard: Young Mothers' Interaction with the Health Care System
     Kristen Stogsdill, Class of '13

First Generation Latino College Students: Social Capital, Cultural Capital, and School Success
     Rodolfo Edeza, Class of '13

2011-2012 Honors Theses

Muslims and Family Planning in India: Discrimination, Discourses of Control, and Reproductive Decisions
     Emma Nathaniel, Class of '12

Beyond the Monolith: Problematizing the Unitary Black Student/White Campus Narrative at Bowdoin College
     Nadja Shaw, Class of '12

2010-2011 Honors Theses

Cultural (Mis)Representations at the Zoo: Easter Monday and Fiesta Musical at the Smithsonian's Zoological Park
     Kate Riechert, Class of '11

Birth Models and Practitioners in a United States Hospital: How a Certified Nurse-Midwife and an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Care for Women
     Natalia Richey, Class of '11

Creating a Comfortable Death: Hospice Volunteers, Nurses, and Chaplains' Approaches to Pain and End-of-Life Care
     Lauren Xenakis, Class of '11

2009-2010 Honors Theses

Human Rights, The Cultural Defense, and Cultural Relativism: How Law and Anthropology Understand and Use 'Culture'
     Katherine Epstein, Class of '10

Making Tattoos: Constructing Identity, Networks, and Social Structures Among Artists and Collectors
     Skye Lawrence, Class of '10

The 2007-8 Post-Election Violence in Kenya: Autochthony, Ethnic Cleansing, and the Politics of Identity
     Charles Warren, Class of '10

Stitching together the evidence: The Role of Inughuit women on the Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917
     Alison Weisburger, Class of '10

Hegemonic Masculinity and Sports at Bowdoin College
     Laurence Duggan, Class of '10

Increasing Access to Justice in the State of Maine: An Evaluation of the Courthouse Assistance Project
     Alexander Kontur, Class of '10

2007-2008 Honors Theses

Personal Troubles, Collective Trauma: Resistance and Recovery in a Deindustrialized Millinocket
      Anne Riley, Class of '08

2006-2007 Honors Theses

Three Generations of Shans: Negotiating State and Family Change in 20th Century China
     Joy Li-Yueh Lee, Class of '07

Stigma and HIV/AIDS in Malaysia: Accounts of Its Effects on Policy and Practice
     Sonia Alam, Class of '07

The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act: Stakeholder Interactions in the First Year of Implementation
     Nicole Colucci, Class of '07

Self-Conscious Selves: Facebook and the New Structure for Identity and Community
     Karina van Schaardenburg, 2007, Class of '07

Treating AIDS as a Social Disease: Sex Workers in Uganda and the Need for Holistic HIV/AIDS Programs
William Voinot-Baron, Class of '07

2005-2006 Honors Theses

Towards an Understanding of the Campus Climate Regarding Sexuality at a Liberal Arts College
     James Tucker Harrison, Class of '06

Reimagining the Deserted Village: Somali-White Tensions, Youth Racial Identity, and Conflict Resolution in Auburn, Maine
     Elspeth Benard, Class of '06

"Then Everything Fell Apart": Men's Changing Work and Identities
     Eleanor Simon, Class of '06

From in-patient to out-patient, but forever a mental patient: an examination of print media portrayals of mental illness from 1940 to 2000
     Nina Shrayer, Class of '06

Archaeology, History, & Identity in Early Medieval Britain
     David Willner, Class of '06

2003-2004 Honors Theses

Petrographic Evidence for Preclassic Ceramic Specialization at the Maya Site of Colha, Belize
     Michael Brennan, Class of '04

Can Archaeology Inform History? Investigations of the Norse in the Western North Atlantic
     Mary Melnik, Class of '04

The Complex Nature of Korean Adoption and Its Implications about Race and Family in the United States
     Nicole Ceterski, Class of '04

Identity Presentation and Performance in the Autobiographies of W.E.B. DuBois
     Alissa Cordner, Class of '04

Dissolution of and Iceberg: The Effects of the Pinochet Dictatorship on Chilean Collective Memory
     Marya Washburn, Class of '04

2002-2003 Honors Theses

I became more open to life: Environmental Education at Wolfe's Neck Farm
     Lauren Eve Pappone, Class of '03

Gender Identities Limited: Power and Resistance in the Sri Lankan Garment Industry
     Jill Meredith Shirey, Class of '03

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