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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The Lady in Red: Fashion and Femininity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia 1922-2000, Katarina J. Greenslade
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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The Adulteress and the Patriarchy: The Search for Female Independence and Autonomy in Anna Karenina and The Awakening, Sarah Carracher
Department: English; Russian Studies

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Russian military adaptation to a changing battlefield: A study of military reforms after 1992 and the 2008 conflict in Georgia, Nicholas J. Oneill
Department: History; Russian Studies

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Our Crimea or Our Can of Worms? (Крым Наш или Нам Крыш?): A Russian media portrayal of the 2014 Crimean crisis, Katherine B. Tuttle
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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"You Laugh and Cry from the Same Mouth": An Exploration of Successful Aging in Contemporary Russia, Caroline Bilsky
Department: Russian Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

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With or Without the State's Consent: Female Sexuality in the Soviet Union During WWII, Allison K. Miraldi
Department: History; Russian Studies

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The Soviet War in Afghanistan and the Application of U.S. Special Forces: a Combat Analysis, Zachary M. Sessa
Department: Mathematics; Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Putin and the Russian Federation: Securing Power at the Expense of Democracy, William F. Burkhart
Department: History; Russian Studies

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Chekhov: a Response to Romantic Solopsism in the "Little Trilogy", Briana Ewing
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Chechnya: Death, Journalism, and History, Samuel Foulkes
Department: English; Russian Studies

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In the Shadow of the Prophet: Shalamov and the New Prose of the Gulag, Daniel H. Hollingsworth
Department: Russian Studies

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Big Brothers and Barbarians: the Role of Images and Perceptions in Russia's Foreign Policy, Arielle Neu
Department: Russian Studies; International Relations

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Defining Episodes in the History of the Russian Moderate Activist, Kaitlin Ball
Department: History; Russian Studies

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The End of a Nation: Russian Nationalism As a Reaction to Westernization, Jeremy Bervoets
Department: Russian Studies; History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Observing Political Identity Contestation Among the Political and Societal Elites of the Russian Federation, Stephanie Diane Stanislav Ham
Department: Political Science; Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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The Love That Dared Not Speak Its Name: Talking About Sexual Minorities in French, German and Russian, Michelle M. Ort
Department: French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2004

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Doubt and Faith in Dostoevskii's Later Novels: a Re-Evaluation of Bakhtin's Polyphonic Theory, Jesse R. Menefee
Department: English; Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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Mothers, Wives, Prisoners: Feminine Literary Perceptions of Stalin's Purges, Lindsey Coleman
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Russian Foreign Policy 1995-2002, Jonathan L. Hayes
Department: Russian Studies; Political Science

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Hope & Strength: Images of Women in Ivan Klíma's Work, Laura Tobin
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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Return of the Black Hundreds: Antisemitic Social and Political Trends in Russia, 1988-1999, Daniel B. Borsody
Department: History; Russian Studies

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Censorship and the Development of the Russian Media, Tara P. Phelps
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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Chechnya: A Literary Legacy Chechens in Russian Literature and History, Sara Rance
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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Ideology and Foreign Policy: the Soviet Union's Foreign Aid Policy in Africa, Anna M. Navis
Department: Political Science; Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Marxism, Patriarchy, and "Bourgeois Feminism": the Position of Women in Soviet Russia, Beth Ciha
Department: Russian Studies

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"Why Vodka?: Understanding the Russian's Obsession With Alcohol", Heather Foster
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1996

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Women's Travel Literature From Russia, M. Alexandra Clark
Department: Russian Studies

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Sustainable Development and the Indigenous Peoples of Siberia: Environmentalism With a Social Conscience, Jennifer O'Callaghan
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1995

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Power Maps and Pit Stops: the Development of the 1993 Russian Constitution and Its Historical Context, Jennifer B. Seaman
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1994

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The Devil Tells the Truth in Bulgakov's 'The Master and Margarita', Daria M. Stefaniuk
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1993

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Soviet Mass Media: Pravda and the Untruths of the Chernobyl Accident, Laura B. Gutnick
Department: Russian Studies

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Emergence and Evolution of Russian Women's Prose, LeAnn Judd
Department: Russian Studies

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1993 Split of Czechoslovakia: Contributors to Ethnic Tension Between the Czechs and the Slovaks, Anne M. Swierenga
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1992

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A Critical Study of Peter Chaadaev's Philosophy, Jennifer Amtmann
Department: Russian Studies

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Soviet Environmental Issues: Their Effect on the Livelihood of Their Regional Populations, Shane Robson
Department: Russian Studies

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Tak Dal'She Zhit' Nelz'Ya, Daniel M. Stefaniuk
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1991

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The Moralist Versus the Pragmatist: A Comparison Between Andrei Sakharov and Mikhail Gorbachev in Regards to Human Rights in the Soviet Union, Colleen A. Conway
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1990

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"It Is No Use Blaming the Mirror If Your Mug Is Crooked" Satiric Elements in the Works of Vladimir Voinovich, Jennifer J. Dunn
Department: Russian Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1989

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Iurii Valentinovich Trifonov: Studies in the Moral Decay of the Soviet People, Victoria B. Kimbrough
Department: Russian Studies

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Slavic Paganism and Russian Orthodoxy: A Synthesis, Beth E. Snyder
Department: Russian Studies