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David Todd Agro
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
SOCIOLOGY
A study of social movements and their relation to traditionalism in a developing country. The focus is on traditional Goan society and its response to modernization.
Project: An ethnographic study of the Gavde, Kunbi and Nav-Hindu communities within the context of Goan history. A supporting theoretical paper on tradition and religious conversion. A compilation of photographs and other visual representations included within the body of the written work.
Internship: Goa, India
Sponsor: Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Lou Ratté, Center for World Studies

William Allensworth
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Study in political science, focusing on religion and political development in Latin America.
Project: Two papers. The first is an analysis of religion and politics in Nicaragua after Vatican II. The second is a survey of the subfield of development, focusing on the concept of social evolution.
Sponsors: Meg Mott, Lynette Rummel
Outside Evaluator: Thomas Redden, Southern Vermont College

Emily Ethel Amanna
Bachelor of Arts
PSYCHOLOGY/Psychological Philosophy
An examination of psychological perspectives applied to an understanding of personal growth, focusing on a naturalist philosophy of consciousness and mental health.
Project: Two Papers: The first covers historical, philosophical and psychological thought that gave rise to the Wilderness Effect Theory, and an extended analysis of this effect. The second paper is a case study of an academic wilderness education program.
Sponsor: Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Flynn Johnson, School of Natural Wonder

Janet Katherine Anderson
Bachelor of Arts
LANGUAGES/Linguistics
A study of syntactic and semantic patterns in natural language drawing from Mandarin Chinese and English.
Project: A paper on Covert Movement in Chinese using the government and binding framework.
Sponsors: Carol E. Hendrickson, Laura D'Angelo, Thomas Ernst
Outside Evaluator: James Huang, Harvard University

Tenley C. Archer
Bachelor of Science
BIOLOGY/Developmental Cell Biology
A study of the techniques used in developmental biology to control and understand cell differentiation, growth, and structure, with a particular focus on stem cells.
Project: A paper reviewing the field of stem cell biology, including historical and current perspectives.
Sponsor: Todd Smith
Outside Evaluator: Elena Silva-Casey, Georgetown University

Ashley Rose Ashton
Bachelor of Arts
DANCE & LITERATURE/Contemporary Family
A study of contemporary family from past experience, literature and dance.
Project: Choreograph and perform, design and construct sets for a dance performance. Literature paper and dance paper.
Sponsors: Dana Holby, Gloria Biamonte
Outside Evaluator: Wendy Dwyer, Franklin Pierce College

Krista Marie Bangsund
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY/Education
An examination of the Sudbury Valley model of education and of schools based on the Sudbury philosophy.
Project: Paper: An examination of the Sudbury philosophy of education and the structure of Sudbury schools, and three ethnographic portraits of Sudbury-model schools.
Sponsor: Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Theodore Sizer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Erin Elizabeth Bardsley
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY
A sociological study examining the subculture of the whitewater kayaker.
Project: Three papers. The first is a theoretical examination of the various motivations associated with risk-taking behaviors. The second is a collection of ethnographic portraits of whitewater kayaker subculture. The third is an historical analysis exploring the evolution of the kayak. A documentary film that explores the whitewater world. A glossary of terms specific to kayak culture.
Sponsor: Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Neal Pruchansky, Keene State College

Erin Brook Barnard
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY
An investigation of memory, narrative and the past in the literature of American slavery and of related themes in making photographic work.
Project: A paper discussing Toni Morrison's exploration of memory, narrative and the past in Beloved, with a supporting discussion of the formation of story in the classic slave narrative. An exhibit using photography to build narrative in personal work and through working with young people in various situations and at the In-Sight Photography Project.
Sponsors: Gloria Biamonte, John Willis
Outside Evaluator: Margo Culley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Shura Lange Baryshnikov
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES/Women's Studies
An exploration of women in U.S. society using historical, theoretical, ethnographic and artistic analysis, with an emphasis on motherhood.
Project: Two essays. The first explores contemporary media debates about professional women and motherhood; the second analyzes the theory and politics of efforts to broaden economic and social support for caregiving.
Sponsor: Kathryn E. Ratcliff
Outside Evaluator: Lise Shapiro Sanders, Hampshire College

Killy Jessica Bascom
Bachelor of Arts
PSYCHOLOGY/Literature
A study in psychology with supplemental work in literature. The psychological focus on attachment and children includes theorists Freud and Bowlby, object relations and family systems approaches. Novelists include Dickens, Lawrence and Morrison.
Project: An examination of childhood attachment in Bowlby and Dickens.
Sponsors: Thomas L. Toleno, Geraldine Pittman de Batlle
Outside Evaluator: Madeleine Page, Widener University

Michael J. Bedard
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
ECONOMICS/Latin American Studies
An interdisciplinary study of Chile focusing on economic history, intercultural relations and Spanish language.
Project: A study of 19th century Chilean economy emphasizing territorial expansion, land use, and Chilean-Mapuche intercultural relations.
Internship: Santiago, Chile
Sponsors: James A. Tober, Carol E. Hendrickson, Edmund M. Brelsford
Outside Evaluator: Frederick S. Weaver, Hampshire College

Alan Gregory Behler
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & HISTORY
A study of symbol and allegory in modern Japanese literature and classical epics.
Project: Two papers. The first is a study of the development of symbols in three works by Kawabata Yasunari; the second is a study of the use of snow and photographs as symbols in three works by Yukio Mishima.
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Geraldine Pittman de Batlle
Outside Evaluator: Susanna Fessler, State University of New York, Albany
Christopher Berez
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES & PHILOSOPHY
Analysis of American films from 1950 to present using new historicist, poststructuralist, postcolonial, and Marxist and neo-Marxist criticism. A second part discusses the influence of philosophy on films and its incorporation into mainstream Hollywood discourse.
Project: Two papers: The first is an examination of film through the application of theories of literary criticism. The second is an examination of the influence of philosophy on film.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Neal O. Weiner
Outside Evaluator: Ken Peck, Film Curator and Public Television Commentator

Natania Saphira Carter
Bachelor of Arts
WRITING/Creative & PHOTOGRAPHY
A collection of documentary photography and creative writing that concerns little-considered American social realities.
Project: Photo documentary projects: "Harmony Parking Lot, Brattleboro, VT"; "Sessions with a Call-Girl, NYC, NY." Creative non-fiction: "The Sister's Chronicles: Repossessing the Past"
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, John Willis
Outside Evaluator: Joseph Skerrett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Daniel Joseph Caspe
Bachelor of Arts
RELIGION/Tibetan Buddhism
A traditional Tibetan exposition of Buddhist principles with focus on practical application.
Project: An exploration of the reciprocal causality of scriptural study, view and practice in Tibetan Buddhism and an examination of the emphasis on and utility of practice. A paper tracing the practice lineages of Tibetan Buddhism focused on the development of the Gelugpa lineage.
Sponsor: Seth Harter
Outside Evaluator: Art Engle, Asian Classics Institute

Elizabeth Nally Castellana
Bachelor of Arts
PSYCHOLOGY/Sociology and Education
A study of the presence and impact of social issues in schools and students' lives with a focus on positive curricular initiatives to address those issues.
Project: A study of a suburban high school and its attempts to deal with the social issues present there. Four papers: An ethnography of the school; a curriculum to address the social issues at the school; a theoretical argument for education about social issues; and a methodology for facilitating such a process.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Steven Brion-Meisels, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Lee Perry Collyer
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE & Film/Video Studies
A study in political science and film examining social movements.
Project: A film examining voting and grass roots politics, using the Vermont Progressive Party as a case study.
Sponsors: Lynette Rummel, Jay Craven
Outside Evaluator: Robby Leppzer, Filmmaker

Angus Andrew Colton
Bachelor of Arts
MATHEMATICS
An investigation of the elements and developments of modern algebra.
Project: Two papers: The first is a study of Gauss's work on the constructability of regular polygons. The second is a development of the fundamental theorem of Galois' Theory.
Sponsor: Joseph C. Mazur
Outside Evaluator: Sam Northshield, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Jacob H. Davis
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
RELIGION & LANGUAGES/Applied Linguistics
A study in religion and applied linguistics as the basis for a theoretical and practical investigation of intercultural transmission, focusing on the propagation of one Theravada Buddhist method of mindfulness meditation in a North American context. Supported by field work in Burma including 15 months of study and practice as a monk in a Theravada Buddhist retreat center.
Project: A paper exploring the issues of rendering accessible to North Americans the teachings and practices propagated by the Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.
Internship: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Sponsors: James E. Thomas, Edmund M. Brelsford
Outside Evaluator: Andrew Olendski, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Sarah Grace Davy
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Crossover Literature
A study of children's and adult literature with a dual adult and child audience. The study focuses on the importance of narrative, the ambiguous naiveté that protests social problems in this genre and the genre's appeal to the dual audience.
Project: Three papers. One illustrates the appeal of the voice of the young adult protagonist in Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle to a dual adult and child audience. A second focuses on the child protagonist's
aspects of naive consciousness in Southern adult novels, and a third explores the idea of child consciousness and maturation in Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials crossover series. A selection of original poetry.
Sponsors: Laura C. Stevenson, John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: Masha Rudman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Morgan Marie Eckert
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER/Acting
Investigations of the actor's craft through a range of studio work and performance practice.
Project: Acting in a production of Anna Bella Eema.
Sponsor: Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: Mara Sabinson, Dartmouth College

Graham Richard Fox
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE & CLASSICS/Latin
A study of the effort to teach civics in American education and of Cicero's portrayal of civic values in Rome.
Project: Two papers. One is a study of service-learning and political rhetoric. The other is an analysis of Cicero's "Pro Caelio." A translation of Cicero's "Pro Caelio." An essay on teaching Cicero's "Pro Caelio."
Internship: London, England
Sponsors: Meg Mott, Emily Pillinger
Outside Evaluator: Doug Challenger, Franklin Pierce College

Jason Lawrence Franklin
Bachelor of Arts
RELIGION
Work in religion and the social sciences focusing on concepts of identity within religious communities in captivity.
Project: An examination of the religious subversion of Babylonian royal ideology by Hebrew prophets in captivity during the Babylonian exile.
Sponsors: Carol E. Hendrickson, James E. Thomas
Outside Evaluator: Thomas Redden, Southern Vermont College

Jonathan Edward Franklin
Bachelor of Science
PHYSICS/Astronomy
An investigation of the interstellar medium through computer models and radio astronomy techniques.
Project: Two research projects. The first investigates the spiral nature of our galaxy through a series of original computer programs designed to model the distribution of atomic hydrogen in the Milky Way. The second discusses the formation and detection of molecular hydrogen clouds and focuses on the possible existence of a young stellar object within a nearby cloud.
Sponsors: Travis Norsen, James H. Mahoney
Outside Evaluator: Ronald Snell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amy Richardson Gallant
Bachelor of Arts
PSYCHOLOGY/Women's Studies
A socio-medical examination of the history of hysteria, specifically concerning the gendered nature of the diagnosis, and the ways in which gender relations have been absorbed into medical discourse.
Project: Two Papers. The first is "Women Destined for Disease: A Brief History of Hysteria." The second is "Desperate Measures: Hysteria Under the Medical Gaze."
Sponsors: Thomas L. Toleno, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Lise Shapiro Sanders, Hampshire College

Allison Cecelia Gammons
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Scandinavian and Holocaust Studies
An examination of the history of modern western Europe with a focus on Finland and the Holocaust.
Project: A series of papers and a webpage examining the fighting spirit-Sisu-in Finland, World War II, and the Holocaust.
Sponsor: Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Paul Cullity, Keene State College

Elizabeth Juliana Garofalo
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY/Medicine
The development of the dominant Western ideological healthcare model and the resurgence of alternative medicine as a contemporary challenge to Western medicine in America.
Project: Three papers: The first is a social-historical analysis of the medical profession in the U.S. The second examines the role of alternative medicine. The third is a cross-cultural analysis of health and longevity in three remote cultures.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Will Brooke-deBock, Kaplan College

Noelle Christine Guido
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE & ECONOMICS
A study in political science and economics that broadly examines technological change with a focus on the concept of agency.
Project: Three papers. The first analyzes selected theories in international relations and economics and their implications for agency in technological change. The second applies realist theory to a case study of the U.S. federal government and its role as an agent of technological change in post-World War II America. The third examines digital information technologies and their implications for New World Order discussions.
Sponsors: Lynette Rummel, James A. Tober
Outside Evaluator: Scott McLean, Quinnipiac University

Eric Josef Hanser
Bachelor of Arts
MUSIC
A study of vocal music in both solo and choral settings through performance and analysis.
Project: Conducting a men's chorus, one voice recital and two papers. The voice recital comprises songs of 20th century composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and George Gershwin. The first paper is a performance history of the male part-songs of Franz Schubert. The second paper is an analysis of some of the male part-songs of Franz Schubert.
Sponsors: Luis C. Batlle, Stanley Charkey
Outside Evaluator: Mallorie Chernin, Amherst College

Michael Harrington
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES & AMERICAN STUDIES
An in-depth analysis of how film art and the film industry represent and contribute to the creation of a unique American mythology. Focus is on the myth of the suburban American dream to identify the relationship between film and its society, as well as how this relationship participates in the creation of American culture.
Project: A paper examining a variety of films embodying the American dream as it pertains to traditional and contemporary versions of the myth of suburbia. A feature-length screenplay and two short narrative films provide examples of film method and practice.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Kathryn E. Ratcliff
Outside Evaluator: John O'Brien, Independent Filmmaker

RoseAnna Bell Harrison
Bachelor of Arts
DANCE & LITERATURE
Study in dance and literature; an examination of the relationship between dance and poetry with an emphasis on adapting ideas from poetry into the dance medium.
Project: A paper examining the theory and practice of using literary themes in choreography and how this has been accomplished by choreographers Doris Humphrey and Eleo Pomare, among others. An analysis of "The Divan at Tamarit" by F. Garcia Lorca and a paper written in Spanish exploring the topic of duende and its relationship with dance. The production of a dance performance based on "The Divan at Tamarit."
Sponsors: Dana Holby, Alison Mott, Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Edmund M. Breslford
Outside Evaluator: Manuel Vivero, City University of New York

Andrea Megan Heny
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Writing
An exploration of language as the common contingent basis of individual and social identity, focusing on American literature.
Project: A paper, a memoir, and a collection of poetry. The paper examines language and chaos in two fantastic novels about childhood, Dandelion Wine and Edwin Mullhouse. The memoir explores personal experience with a
linguistically based identity.
Sponsor: T. Hunter Wilson
Outside Evaluator: Ellen Dudley, Editor, Marlboro Review

Georgeana Alice Hill
Bachelor of Arts
CERAMICS
Study in the ceramic arts that involves wheel-thrown vessel forms and an examination of the origin and effects of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Project: An exhibition of ceramic work and a paper on the Arts and Crafts Movement with a particular focus on ceramics and the women involved.
Sponsors: Michael Boylen, Timothy J. Segar
Outside Evaluator: Angela Fina, Ceramic Artist

Joslyn Holloway Homberg
Bachelor of Science
BIOCHEMISTRY & POLITICAL SCIENCE/Development Theory
A study of biochemistry and political science with a focus on tuberculosis.
Project: An examination of the etiology and treatment of tuberculosis.
Sponsors: Todd Smith, Lynette Rummel
Outside Evaluator: Sarah Kemble, Franklin County Community Health Center

Emily Auer Hood
Bachelor of Science
BIOLOGY/Molecular Biology
A study of apoptosis-the mechanism of programmed cell death-focusing on its molecular pathways and its role in the development and sexual differentiation of the brain.
Project: A discussion of the role of apoptosis in the development and sexual differentiation of the neural substrate. A review of the molecular mechanism of apoptosis and laboratory research on the expression of the apoptotic protein Bcl-2 and its isomers in the developing rat brain and whether exposure to tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), a potent environmental toxin, affects Bcl-2 expression.
Sponsor: Todd Smith
Outside Evaluator: Sandy Petersen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Wallace Averell Hurd IV
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Theory
A study of Natural Law in the Western political tradition.
Project: An examination of four political theories founded on pre-political principles.
Sponsor: Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Doug Challenger, Franklin Pierce College

Mona Adele Ibrahim
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY/Social Pyschology & PHOTOGRAPHY/Photojournalism
A study of youth culture with a focus on the social group of rock musicians.
Project: An ethnographic study of rock musicians in their business, familial and social worlds.
Sponsor: Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: C.J. Churchill, St. Thomas Aquinas College

William Malcolm James
Bachelor of Arts
SOCIOLOGY & WRITING/Creative
A study of poverty and income inequality in contemporary America using both sociology and creative writing.
Project: Two essays: One is on the nature of media ownership, ideology and entertainment; the second is on the influence of advertising on media content and the saturation of advertising in contemporary America.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: C.J. Churchill, St. Thomas Aquinas College

Rachel Amy Jensen
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES & VISUAL ARTS
A study of the regionalist painters of the 1930s focusing on the murals of Thomas Hart Benton.
Project: Three parts. A paper exploring the development of Thomas Hart Benton's American-themed murals and the subsequent treatment of these works during the 20th century. A series of paintings exploring issues of national identity. An examination in American art.
Sponsors: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, Cathy Osman
Outside Evaluator: Paul Staiti, Mt. Holyoke College

Lara Morgan Knudsen
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES & BIOLOGY
A study of development with a focus on women's reproductive health in Uganda and an investigation of the immune response induced by the malaria parasite in pregnant women.
Project: An exploration of the Ugandan healthcare system, with particular attention to family planning, based on research done while in the field for eight months.
Internship: Kiboga, Uganda
Sponsors: Lynette Rummel, Robert E. Engel
Outside Evaluator: Elizabeth Hartmann, Hampshire College

Susan Marie Levesque
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY & MUSIC
A study of the Negro spiritual from the arrival of the enslaved creators in the American South to their emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement and its subsequent metamorphosis.
Project: A concert of spirituals and gospel music. A paper on the spiritual in American history.
Sponsors: Timothy F. Little, Susan Dedell
Outside Evaluator: Carolyn Taylor-Olson, Performer

Laura Renata Martin
Bachelor of Arts
AMERICAN STUDIES/Gender Studies/Media Studies & VISUAL ARTS/Photography
An examination of representations of gender and race in U.S. visual culture, with a focus on ideological and political implications thereof.
Project: Two papers: The first is an analysis of the discourse of postfeminism as articulated through the mass media; the second is an examination of the political implications of photographer Lorna Simpson's images of black women. An exhibit of original photography drawing upon feminist themes.
Sponsors: Felicity Ratté, Kathryn E. Ratcliff, John Willis
Outside Evaluator: Lise Sanders-Shapiro, Hampshire College

Jesseca Anne McCloskey
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS/Women's Studies
A study of an alternative cultural history as recorded by women's personal scrapbooks.
Project: An examination of an alternative history created through women's scrapbooks. An exhibition of original artist books, photographs and collage constructing a personal narrative of memory and the everyday.
Sponsors: Cathy Osman, Carol E. Hendrickson, Felicity Ratté
Outside Evaluator: Rita DeWitt, Independent Artist

Barbara Elizabeth McCollum
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Costume Design
An exploration of Bohemian lifestyle and dress in late Victorian and Edwardian England.
Project: A series of papers analyzing such topics as aesthetic dress, the development of Bohemian lifestyles in England from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Bloomsbury Group and an exhibit of two original dress designs.
Sponsors: Timothy F. Little, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluators: Leonard Berkman, Smith College, and Joyce Berkman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Patrick James McMahill
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES/Theater Studies
An exploration within film studies and theater of the directional methods of Strasberg, Stanislavsky, Weston, Cassavetes and Mamet.
Project: Direction of a feature film on Super 16mm. Writing, producing, directing a short Super 16mm film.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Paul D. Nelsen
Outside Evaluator: John O'Brien, Independent Filmmaker

Andrew James Monroe
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE
A study of literature examining fiction since 1900 with a focus on the works of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. An examination of three of Woolf's novels, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and Jacob's Room, and Joyce's Ulysses.
Project: A paper on memory and self-identity in Virginia Woolf.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Heather Clark
Outside Evaluator: David Littlefield, Professor Emeritus, Middlebury College

Laura Elizabeth Murray
Bachelor of Arts
LANGUAGES/French/Literature
A study of 19th century French economic history, thought and literature.
Project: Four papers. Two historical papers analyze the treatment of laissez-faire economic thought and development of centralization. Two literature papers analyze economic themes in the novels of Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert.
Sponsors: Veronica A. Brelsford, Laura D'Angelo, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Jay Caplan, Amherst College

Micah Mutrux
Bachelor of Arts
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Programming for the web.
Project: Implementation of a java-based web application with a database backend. Supporting papers on intelligent agents and java programming techniques.
Sponsor: James H. Mahoney
Outside Evaluator: Brandt Kurowski, Green River Data Analysis

Kristen Lee Olsson
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER/Dramaturgy
A study of the role of alternative dramaturgies in theater. Complementary studies examine the work of Bertolt Brecht, Vsevold Meyerhold and others.
Project: Dramaturgical exercises as prepared for two faculty productions, When 3 It's Night and Scene 9.
Sponsors: Paul D. Nelsen, Holly Derr
Outside Evaluator: Leonard Berkman, Smith College

Morgen Pavlovic
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES & HISTORY
A study of how cultural and social-political factors affect the creation of cinematographic trends and how cinematographic trends are rendered during production.
Project: A set of papers that discuss German Expressionist and French New Wave films in the context of their place in 20th century European history. An original film that demonstrates knowledge of the cinematographic techniques used in the periods studied above.
Sponsors: Jay Craven, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Ken Peck, Film Curator and Public Television Commentator

Jenna Amber Pettipas
Bachelor of Arts
CULTURAL HISTORY & HISTORY
An examination of the connection between figures of history and figures of folklore in British tradition, particularly the figure of King Arthur.
Project: Two papers. One focuses on the historical person and the historical elements of Arthurian tradition, and the other focuses on folkloric or mythical elements of Arthurian tradition, with discussion of the connection between the Arthur of history and of folklore.
Sponsors: Dana P. Howell, Timothy F. Little
Outside Evaluator: Paul Cullity, Keene State College

Nicole Victoria Reinsel
Bachelor of Arts
THEATER & LITERATURE/Shakespeare
An exploration of women's wit in selected Shakespeare comedies.
Project: Direction and performance of Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing; a paper exploring women's wit in selected Shakespeare comedies.
Sponsors: Paul D. Nelsen, Jaysinh Birjepatil
Outside Evaluator: Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University

Sonja Reitsma
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE/Latin American Studies
A study of literature, focusing on women in Latin American literature and history.
Project: Four papers: 1) a discussion of the representation of women in the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz, 2) a discussion of the history and current state of the Women's Movement in Nicaragua, 3) a paper in Spanish on Nicaraguan author Gioconda Belli, and 4) the women in Carlos Fuentes' The Death of Artemio Cruz.
Sponsors: Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Carol E. Hendrickson, Edmund M. Brelsford
Outside Evaluator: Lilian Uribe, Central Connecticut State University

Andrew Nielson Robitaille
SOCIOLOGY & PHOTOGRAPHY
Bachelor of Arts
A sociological and photographic study on the American elite sub-culture of equestrian show jumping.
Project: An examination of the causes and effects of the current revolt of the American elites into isolated sub-cultures such as the equestrian show-jumping community. A photographic exhibit and narrative of personal experience in this community.
Sponsors: Gerald E. Levy, John Willis
Outside Evaluator: Steve King, Keene State College

Kurt Philip Roderick
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE
A study of the decline of the nation-state system in current world politics and the possible development of alternative political associations.
Project: Three papers: 1) "Conceptualizing the Nation-State," 2) "Juridical Constructions of Sovereignty in the United States," and 3) "Capitalism's World Order."
Sponsors: Meg Mott, Lynette Rummel
Outside Evaluator: Scott McLean, Quinnipiac University

Angela Michelle Schuldt
Bachelor of Arts
PSYCHOLOGY & ART
An exploration of the function of art within the realm of psychology with a focus on art therapy and how it is used in psychiatric settings.
Project: A paper that analyzes psychiatric internship in art therapy. A collection of patients' and my original art work around psychological tasks.
Sponsors: Thomas L. Toleno, Cathy Osman
Outside Evaluator: Madeleine Page, Widener University

Scott A. Sell
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & SOCIOLOGY
A consideration of theoretical models of the prison in American society from the perspective of the post-Hegelian notion of alienation, with a practical study of the role of poetry writing as an instance of the rehabilitative model.
Project: A collection of original poetry, with supporting analytical writing based on the teaching of a poetry writing workshop in a New Hampshire county jail and on a study of theoretical models of prison functions.
Sponsors: T. Hunter Wilson, Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Alan Feldman, Framingham State College

Sean Douglas Smith
Bachelor of Arts
COMPUTER SCIENCE & MUSIC
A study of computer science and music.
Project: Software that uses signal processing for musical analysis and synthesis, a paper describing how it works and a collection of music compositions.
Sponsors: James H. Mahoney, Stanley Charkey
Outside Evaluator: Judy Franklin, Smith College

Jay Aaron Snyder
Bachelor of Arts
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/Biology and Sociology
A cross-disciplinary study of biological and sociological aspects of alternative agriculture with a focus on ecological soil management and community-supported agriculture.
Project: An exploration of community supported agriculture in the context of the "relocalization" of food
distribution.
Sponsors: Jennifer Ramstetter, Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Scott Stokoe, Dartmouth College

Alexis Arlene St. James
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY/Indian Studies & LITERATURE
An historical, literary, and ethnographic study of caste in India and related issues of nationality and identity.
Project: Four papers: 1) historical examination of the evolution of the politics of untouchability, 2) anthropological examination of untouchability in the United Kingdom today, 3) post-colonial literature, and 4) colonial literature.
Sponsors: Seth Harter, Carol E. Hendrickson, Heather Clark
Outside Evaluator: John Webster, Editor, Dalit International Newsletter

Katie Irene Swisher
Bachelor of Arts
MUSIC/Performance and Education
A study of general music education methods for very young children with a complementary study of the role of music in Montessori preschools. Historical exploration of the violin and viola repertoire of the Baroque through Romantic eras.
Project: Two performances exploring violin and viola repertoire of the Baroque through Romantic eras. Two papers: one examines Montessori philosophy and focuses on the implementation of music in Montessori preschools; the other explores general music education methods.
Sponsors: Stanley Charkey, Thomas L. Toleno
Outside Evaluator: Ruth Schecter, Educator

Miya Taoka
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
ECONOMICS
A broad study of the post-World War II Japanese economy with a focus on the automobile industry and consumer culture.
Project: Two papers: One is a brief survey of post-World War II Japanese economic development. The other is a case study of the automobile industry and U.S.-Japanese economic relations.
Internship: Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors: James A. Tober, Carol E. Hendrickson
Outside Evaluator: Makoto Saito, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Matthew David Temple
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES & POLITICAL SCIENCE
An exploration of the effects of art on political and social change. From the first word to the final cut: the making of "Senses of Place."
Project: A feature-length film and its original screenplay.
Sponsor: Jay Craven
Outside Evaluator: John O'Brien, Independent Filmmaker

Marissa Tovi Tenenbaum
Bachelor of Arts
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/Ecology and Sociology
An ecological and sociological examination of small-scale agriculture in the Northeastern United States.
Project: A review of the scientific literature pertaining to intercropping with an original experiment on intercropping and crop yield in a small-scale garden.
Sponsors: Jennifer Ramstetter, Gerald E. Levy
Outside Evaluator: Larry Winship, Hampshire College

Amanda Tinnin
Bachelor of Arts
HISTORY
An examination of Ethiopian civilization and the historiography of Fernand Braudel.
Project: A paper exploring the historiography of Fernand Braudel and its relation to the history of Ethiopia from c. 1400 to 1200 C.E. Included is an annotated timeline, a review of Braudel's The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II and an annotated bibliography.
Sponsors: Timothy F. Little, Lynette Rummel
Outside Evaluator: Tim Carmichael, Smith College

Ulla Valk
Bachelor of Arts
VISUAL ARTS
A body of art work that recovers a sense of change and transformation of place.
Project: An exhibit of painting and sculpture. A research paper on the Danish artist Asger Jorn.
Sponsors: Cathy Osman, Timothy J. Segar, Felicity Ratté, Michael Boylen
Outside Evaluator: Nancy Friese, Rhode Island School of Design

Esther Ruth Wakefield
Bachelor of Arts
PHOTOGRAPHY & LITERATURE
A study of the way people portray themselves in literature and image.
Project: Two papers: The first is on the memoirs of Terry Tempest Williams; the second is on art and family. Two artists' books and a photo exhibition of collaborative portraits of three models.
Sponsors: John Willis, Gloria Biamonte
Outside Evaluator: Richard Lebowitz, Rhode Island School of Design

Kristina Aphra Weeks
Bachelor of Science
BIOLOGY/Conservation Biology
A broad study of wildlife ecology and community conservation in southern Africa.
Project: An investigation of large carnivore community ecology, based on field research on carnivore communication.
Sponsors: Robert E. Engel, Jennifer Ramstetter
Outside Evaluator: Douglas Bolger, Dartmouth College

Amos T. Worth
Bachelor of Arts
PHILOSOPHY/Ontology
Issues in Plato's ontology. The relationship between Being and Non-Being as presented in the Sophist and the connection between Plato's ontology and his conception of the philosopher.
Project: A paper examining the character of the Eleatic Stranger and the significance of his doctrine for Plato's work as a whole.
Sponsor: Neal O. Weiner
Outside Evaluator: David Roochnik, Boston University

Daniel Roland Worthing
Bachelor of Arts
LITERATURE & WRITING
An examination of the idea of the hero in literature, film and popular culture.
Project: A series of papers looking at various aspects of the heroic tale as is told in classical literature, film and comic books. The writing of an original heroic tale and the publication of it in the form of a comic book or illustrated novella.
Sponsor: John Sheehy
Outside Evaluator: Stephen Bissette, Comic Book Artist, Film Critic

Anthony Mark Zeli
Bachelor of Arts
FILM/VIDEO STUDIES
An applied study of cinema as narrative and image, focusing on the craft of screenwriting.
Project: "So It Goes": A feature-length adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Hocus Pocus, and "Jung and the Cinematic Image," a paper that explores the implications of Jungian psychology in cinema studies.
Sponsor: Jay Craven
Outside Evaluator: Ken Peck, Film Curator and Public Television Commentator

Avi Zollman
Bachelor of Arts
POLITICAL SCIENCE/International Relations & PHILOSOPHY/Political Theory
An analysis in political science of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of United States foreign policy, with attention to the impact of Wittgenstein's philosophy.
Project: Two papers: The first is an analysis of post-recognition Israeli-Palestinian relations; the second is an assessment of the impact of U.S. policies on the conflict.
Sponsors: Lynette Rummel, Meg Mott
Outside Evaluator: Alan Zuckerman, Brown University

Alexandra Zuser
Bachelor of Arts
PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS
A study of the mathematical theory of groups and various topics in modern physics, with an emphasis on the role played in physics by symmetries and group representations.
Project: A representative collection of symmetry-based solutions to problems from classical mechanics, quantum mechanics and particle theory.
Sponsors: Travis Norsen, Joseph C. Mazur
Outside Evaluator: Noah Graham, Middlebury College

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