Student Projects


Marika Ross, Honors Thesis
Nike Advertising and its Gender Implications


Catherine Suppan, Honors Thesis
Achieving Women's Reproductive Freedom in the
20th Century: The Medical Influences that made it Possible

Emmeline Cardozo, Honors Thesis
That the Future May Learn From the Past: Interpreting the History of Colonial Williamsburg


Jessica Bruce, Honors Thesis
"Landscapes mirror and landscapes Matter": Place and Perspective in the Study of Contemporary American Food Conversations

Haik Kavookjian, Honors Thesis
Television's Uncertain Future: The Impact of Online Television Content on the Media Industry and American Culture

Allyson Kirshenbaum, Honors Thesis
Words, Images, and Recollections: Memoirs in the Form of Graphic Novels

Sarah Pickering, Honors Thesis
Psychological and Sexual Politics in Margaret Atwood's
The Handmaid's Tale, A Satirical Portrayal of the Religious Right and Cultural Feminism in the 1980s United States

Alana Wall, Honors Thesis
Transformed but Not Destroyed: Stories of Native Hawaiian Agency in Music, Religion and Marriage

Anne Weinberg, Honors Thesis
Obama and the Re-Imagination of the American Dream


Samuel Dungan, Honors Thesis
Hippie Inc.: Counterculture vs. Capitalism in the Green Mountain State

Thomas Ladeau, Honors Thesis
Speaking for the People: The Effect of Depression Era Radio on the Voices of the Public


Colleen Carroll, Honors Thesis
Race, Space, and the Noose: Lynching from 1890-1930

Grace Waters, Honors Thesis
Liberation and Objectification of Women Through Advertising: How Nike and Reebok Have Attempted to Court the Female Consumer

Georgia Wright-Simmons, Honors Thesis
Mining Bodies for Mixed Messages, Eating Disorders and the Cultural Body in Memoir and Literature

Maria Layman Bourdeau, Honors Thesis
Female Athletes in the Spotlight: Contemporary Representations of Female Athletes in the Media

Harry Morgenthau, Honors Thesis
Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream: A Portrait of Science and Humanity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

DaVia Walker, Honors Thesis
The Effects of Media-Fed Stereotypes on the Individual as Represented by "The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire" and "Everybody Hates Chris"


Ashlee Bird, Honors Thesis
What Makes the Red Man Red: The Figure of the Native American in Modern Literature and Popular Culture

Oonaugh Ziegler, Honors Thesis
Cinema of Representation: A Comparison on Representations of Gender, Race and Disability Between Postwar Era Social Problem Films and Early 21st Century

Alexandra McAtee, Honors Thesis
Pseudonyms and Tumblr: Performing Authenticity and Building Intimate Connections


Andrew Guff, Honors Thesis
Notions of Identity in Riverside Park's Pickup Soccer Community

Tessa Howard, Honors Thesis
Decoding Elite Southern Women of the Civil War: When Gender Expectations and Wartime Realities Collide

Dorrie Paradies, Honors Thesis
Seventeen's Presentation of the Idealized Image of Teen Girls

Program in American Studies

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Middlebury College
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