The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Queer (Mask)ulinities: A Comparative Analysis of James Baldwin and Frank Ocean Challenging Heteronormativity in Misogyny, Race and Religion, Ama Addo

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Perejil and Prejudice: A Theoretical and Historical Investigation of the Relationship between Haitians and Dominicans in the Dominican Republic, Ahlon A. Gonzalez

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The Glass Ceiling in Schools: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding the Racial and Economic Inequalities in Selected Chicago City and Suburban Schools, MacKenzie Rae Love

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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The Impact of Neoliberalism on Urban Schools in Cities with Black Mayors: Cases in Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Miko J. Jones

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Black Women in the Academy: An Argument for Greater Inclusion, Samantha Muther

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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‘Tewo Zamani’—Sickness of this Generation: The Feminization of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, Weyni T. Berhe

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Mass Incarceration: An Analysis of the Intersectionality of Oppressions and Its Effect on the African American Female during the War on Drugs, 1985-1991, Erica R. Bryant

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The “Right” Model for Educating Ghanaian Girls: Emerging Themes and Messages from Ghanaian NGO Websites, Eryn E. Greaney

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Internalized Racism, The Nadir, and Lynching: A study of George Schuyler’s Black No More and Countee Cullen’s “Heritage”, Randie D. Henderson

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The New Niggers: A Historical and Contemporary Exploration of the Use of the "N-Word" in the African-American Community, LaTricia Mitchell

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Oppositional Looking: A Critical Interrogation of The White Female Gaze in "Orange is the New Black", Tiara L. Patton

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The Destructive Consequences of President Barack Obama's New Tradition of Black Political Rhetoric and Post-Racial Discourse on the Black American Community, Amy E. Rice

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Education Movements in the South: Choice Education in the 20th and 21st century, Marcel Baugh

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The Aesthetic Spaces Between Artistic Freedom and Cultural Traditions: New Methods For the Curation of Contemporary African Art, Isabelle Briggs

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The Severed Relationship Between Black/Africana Studies and Black Communities, Gabrielle Hughley

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Toward a New Approach: The Harms of a Racially Colorblind Education System and the Creation of a Positive Racial Identity at the College of Wooster, Jocelyn Kopfman

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Gallery of a Colored Girl: How Black and White Perceptions of the Black Female Body Affect the Ways Millennial African American Women Perform Race and Gender On and Off Stage, Jasmine Verreen

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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"Hope I'm Funny...": An Exploration in the Performance of Black Masculinity By African American Male Standup Comedians, Yassamin Davoodi

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Who Do You Think You're Foolin'? Barack Obama and the Crisis of Multiethnic Identity, Timothy Rice

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Fire in His Wake: Mobutu Sese Seko and Zaire in the 1970s, Benjamin Joseph Downs

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A Revealing and Remarkable Transformation: An In-Depth Analysis of the Complex Life and Evolution of Malcolm X, Andrew Paul Garnett

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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Rap, Race, and Reaganomics: Political Dynamism in Hip-Hop Culture, Caitlin A. Pine

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Role of Hegemonically Based Racial Constructs in the Social, Political and Economic Interactions of Developing Countries: Hispanola a Case Study, Jana T. Harris

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1993

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Role of the Black Mother in Two-Parent Black Families: Lower- and Middle-Class, LaSonya Crawl

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West African Religious Cultural Retentions of the Antebellum Period in the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands, Jennifer Duncan

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Phillis Wheatley in Context: A Critique of Ten Poems Within the Socio-Historical Constraints of Her Life-Time, Erik B. Haakonsen

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1991

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Blacks in the Media: a Critical Analysis, Dionne Ousley

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Race and Class as Divisive Factors in the Women's Liberation Movement: Black Women and Feminism, Catherine White

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1983

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Study of Black and White Female Criminality in Selected Cities in the United States: A Case Study of Atlanta, Georgia, Glenda Jones

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Sickle Cell Disease in the United States: High Prevalence, Low Priority, Rodney McCalister

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1982

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Power Dilemmas of Black Mayors of Major American Cities, Gary C. Adkins

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Public Policy, Poverty, and Socio-Political Factors Contributing to Collective Urban Violence, Susan Lee

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1979

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Civil Rights Movement in Perspective: "Where Have All the Protestors Gone?", Derrick Cherry

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Effect of Education on the Economic Mobility of Black Americans in Ohio, 1940-1970, Herbert L. Simmons