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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2018

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Save the Forest (Dependent Communities): An Analysis of Potential Factors That Help Explain the Inclusion of Forest-Dependent Communities in Redd+ Readiness, Maite A. Knorr-Evans
Department: Global and International Studies

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Making Room for Refugees: Understanding Trends and Valuable Criteria in the Humanization of Refugees through the Analysis of Multimedia, and Oral History, Heather C. Lockhart-Neff
Department: Global and International Studies

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Caste Discrimination in the Indian Labor Market: Examining the Regional Differences in the Effect of Caste Affiliation on Wage Inequality in India’s Labor Market, Komal Mesvani
Department: Global and International Studies

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Who Sets the Agenda: Patterns in Private Donor Funding to the World Health Organization and Donor Influence in Global Health, Hannah Passmore
Department: Global and International Studies

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One God, One Race, One Tongue: A Study of Racial Inequality of Colombia, Dylan P. Pederson
Department: Global and International Studies

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Location Location Gender: How Variables Impact Household Head Financial Decisions in Rural and Urban Regions throughout China, Margaret Sestito
Department: Chinese Studies; Economics; Global and International Studies

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Living Well or Living Better? How a Failure to Implement Changes to Ecuadorian Environmental Policy Hindered the Treatment of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Community, Sarah Vonck
Department: Global and International Studies; Spanish

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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The Femme Fatal: How do Different Gendered Messaging Techniques Impact Public's Attitudes Towards Perceived Threat of a Female Terrorist?, Haley C. Davis
Department: Global and International Studies

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Germany and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Complexities of National Identity and the Handling of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Megan Koeneman
Department: Global and International Studies; History

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To Protect and Serve: Homicide Rates and Policing Policies in Central America, Michaela J. McNaughton
Department: Global and International Studies

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Gods of War: The Impact of Religion on the Human Cost of Civil Wars, Eric Nolin
Department: Global and International Studies

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When it Rains it Pours: A Comparative Case Study of the Relationship between Climate Variability and State Security in the West African Sahel, Aleksi M. Pelkonen
Department: Global and International Studies

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Culture for Culture’s Sake: The Politics and Economics of the UNESCO World Heritage Brand on Tourism, Cara N. Peterson
Department: Global and International Studies

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Running in Place: The United States War on Drugs in Colombia (1960-2003), Aidan N. Prien
Department: History; Global and International Studies

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Gods and Guns: Examining the Effects of Shared Religious Plurality on Military Expinditure, Marco A. Sapien
Department: Political Science; Global and International Studies

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Where are you from and why are you here?: A Study of Negative Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes' Effect on Public Support for Syrian Refugees', Sarah C. Strum
Department: Global and International Studies

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Economics under Fire: Understanding GDP and HDI through Social Capital and its Relationship with Noteworthy Intra-State Conflicts, Samuel T. Waters
Department: Economics; Global and International Studies

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Politics of the Apolitical: A Study of Operational Autonomy and International Non-Governmental Oganizations (INGOs), Rachel Wilson
Department: Global and International Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Home is Where You are Needed?: The Role of Government-Provided Incentives in Determining the Outcome of International Student Mobility in the Source Country, Elisa Priscilla Toto
Department: Global and International Studies