Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Model Papers from the Disciplines

Professional writers often read works by other writers to think about new techniques. Although reading a good paper cannot teach you everything you need to know about writing in a given discipline, it can be enormously helpful. The papers below are past winners of the Writing Center essay contest. We hope you find some of these helpful for expanding your writing repertoire.

It can be even more valuable to ask your professors for sample essays that they admire. In fact, if your field is not represented below, please encourage your professors to send us a model paper in that discipline.

The headings below expand to show a list of downloadable papers within the selected department or discipline.

English 114

Occupy Wall Street: Creating a Successful Movement from a Chaotic Structure,” by Kelsea Jeon ’20. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Annie Killian.

The Limits of Moral Ideology in Foreign HIV/AIDS Intervention,” by Akielly Hu ’19. ENGL 114: Acting Globally, Professor Karin Gosselink.

"Treat the Problem, Not the Disease: The Necessary Shift from Vertical Programs to Horizontal Programs for Treating HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa," by Xiuqi Cao ’17. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Karin Gosselink.

Muahaha!: Defining Evil Laughter,” by Spencer Katz ’13. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Ryan Wepler.

“‘The Moral Meaning of a Pause’: Ethics Committees and the Cloning Debate,” by Lindsay Gellman ’12. ENGL 116: Writing Seminar, Professor Raymond Malewitz.

My Secret,” by Lydia Martin ’12. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Paula Resch.

The Camera as Dictator: Photography and Fascism at Abu Ghraib,” by Stephanie Lynch ’09. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Raymond Malewitz.

Israel’s Withdrawal from Gaza: Legitimizing Civil Disobedience from Both Sides,” by Aya Shoshan ’10. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Andrew Ehrgood.

The Curiosity of Humanity,” by Michael Rodriguez ’10. ENGL 114: Writing Seminars 1, Professor Suzanne Young.

The Corrective Lens of Satire,” by Benjamin Solarz ’09. ENGL 114: Writing Seminars I, Professor Alfred E. Guy Jr.

Literary Analysis

Obscuring Gender into Oneness: in Canto 21 of ‘Song of Myself,’” by Minh Vu ’20. ENGL 127: Readings in American Literature, Professor Caleb Smith.

Vision, Voice, and Women in The Winter’s Tale,” by Oriana Tang ’19. ENGL 200: Shakespeare, Comedies & Romances, Professor Catherine Nicholson, Teaching Fellow Clay Greene.

License to Build: Readership and Authorship in Pynchon and Melville,” by Marc Shkurovich ’19. ENGL 127: Readings in American Literature, Professor John Durham Peters.

"‘A Pattern of Your Love’: Sainthood as Erotic Example in ‘The Canonization’ and ‘The Relic,’" by Eve Houghton ’17. ENGL 125: Major English Poets, Professor Benjamin Glaser.

How Mary Hillhouse Read Her Gray: Commonplacing the Elegy, 1768 – 1816,” by Eve Houghton ’17. ENGL 238: Poetry and Modernity, Restoration to Romantic, Professor Jonathan Kramnick.

The Governess Question: Modes of social engagement in Agnes Grey and Jane Eyre,” by Helen Knight ’13. ENGL 431: The Brontes & Their Afterlives, Professor Linda Peterson.

Whither Hast Thou, Fortune, Led?,” by Daniel Pollack ’16. ENGL 129: Tragedy, Professor Margaret Homans.

The Limited Potential of True Reform,” by Bianca Yuh ’12. ENGL 117: Literature Seminars II, Professor Andrew Karas.

The Prophet Who Protested Too Much,” by Sam Ayres ’09. ENGL 395: The Bible as Literature, Professor Leslie Brisman.

Want, Need, and Reason: Milton and Cause,” by Annie Atura ’11. ENGL 125: Major English Poets, Professor Christopher Miller.

Within You, Without You: Cannibalism and Consciousness in the Transatlantic World,” by Carina del Valle Schorske ’10. ENGL 420: Literature of the Middle Passage, Professors Shameem Black and Caryl Phillips.

Holiest Love: The Spiritual Valediction in ‘A Hymne to Christ,’” by Alexandra Schwartz ’09. ENGL 125: Major English Poets, Professor George Fayen.

Harmony of the Flesh: The Primitivist Poetry of Disgrace,” by Samuel Ayres ’09. ENGL 328: Fiction Without Borders, Professor Shameem Black.

Creation, Destruction, and Stasis in Three Poems by Shelley,” by Noah Lawrence ’09. ENGL 249: Eng Lit & the French Revolution, Professor David Bromwich.

The Collapse of Difference in Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” by Maria Spiegel ’09. ENGL 129: The European Literary Tradition, Professor Andrea Walkden.

From Ass to Audience: Imagination as an Act of Translation,” by Carina del Valle Schorske ’09. ENGL 129: The European Literary Tradition, Professor Laura Frost.

The Convergence of American Identity and Experience: Walt Whitman’s Concept of Democracy in ‘Song of Myself’,” by Alexandra Schwartz ’09. ENGL 127: Introduction to the Study of American Literature, Professor Elizabeth Dillon.

Love Overheard,” by Tian Ying “Tina” Wu ’08. ENGL 125: Major English Poets, Professor Matthew Giancarlo.

Heart and Soul,” by Meredith Williams ’09. ENGL 125: Major English Poets, Professor Leslie Brisman.

When Hell Freezes Over: Dante as Pilgrim and Poet in Inferno XXXII,” by Lukas Cox ’19. DRST001: Literature, Professor Kathryn Slanski.

The essay (which others call the List),” by Caroline Sydney ’16. DRST 002: Directed Studies Literature, Professor Mark Bauer.

Paradise Lost, Again,” by Eliana Dockterman ’13. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Mark Bauer.

“‘Both Soles of Every Sinner Were On Fire’: Contrapasso in Canto XI,” by Alice Baumgartner ’10. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Shameem Black.

Knocking Down the Puppet Show: Dangerous Readers in Cervantes’ Don Quixote,” by Katy Waldman ’10. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Richard Maxwell.

Sanity’s Dream: Reason and Madness, Modernity and Antiquity in King Lear and Don Quijote,” by Joshua Tan ’09. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Charles Hill.

"The Preserved Party: A Metonymical Still Life," by Janine Chow ’15. LITR 202: Nabokov and World Literature, Professor Marijeta Bozovic, Teaching Fellow Daria Ezerova.

A-Foot and Under-Foot: Peripheries and the Footnote,” by Catherine Reilly ’08. LITR 142: World Literature, Professor Barry McCrea.

Directed Studies

When Hell Freezes Over: Dante as Pilgrim and Poet in Inferno XXXII,” by Lukas Cox ’19. DRST001: Literature, Professor Kathryn Slanski.

"Formulating Maxims to Test Their Morality: Sources of Ambiguity in Kant's Moral Philosophy," by Dan Friedman ’17. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Daniel Greco.

Charlotte’s Finite Web: Causality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics,” by Anya Richkind ’16. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Epifanio Elizondo.

The essay (which others call the List),” by Caroline Sydney ’16. DRST 002: Directed Studies Literature, Professor Mark Bauer.

A Reconstruction and Critique of the Refutation of Idealism,” by Minh Alexander Nguyen ’15. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Matthew Noah Smith.

Paradise Lost, Again,” by Eliana Dockterman ’13. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Mark Bauer.

“‘Both Soles of Every Sinner Were On Fire’: Contrapasso in Canto XI,” by Alice Baumgartner ’10. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Shameem Black.

Knocking Down the Puppet Show: Dangerous Readers in Cervantes’ Don Quixote,” by Katy Waldman ’10. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Richard Maxwell.

The Cost of Duty-Free and Duty: John Stuart Mill’s Failed Critique of Immanuel Kant, and Further Critiques of Both Philosophers,” by Noah Lawrence ’09. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Jonathan Gilmore.

Telling a Lie to Save a Life: Kant’s Moral Failure and Mill’s Mere Suitability,” by Brian Earp ’10. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Gregory Ganssle.

Sanity’s Dream: Reason and Madness, Modernity and Antiquity in King Lear and Don Quijote,” by Joshua Tan ’09. Directed Studies: Literature, Professor Charles Hill.

Personal Essays

Self-Service,” by Lucy McCurdy ’21. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Andrew Ehrgood.

How It Feels to Be Uncolored Me,” by Arya Sundaram ’20. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Briallen Hopper.

Remembering the Treehouse: The Magic Between the Lines,” by Oscar Lopez Aguirre ’20. ENGL 115: Literature Seminar, Professor Ryan Wepler.

"Laura Lee, Ink on Skin, Personal Collection of the Artist," by Maia Hirschler ’17. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Briallen Hopper.

To Rufus, Who Was a Shitty Gerbil,” by Abigail Bessler ’17. ENGL 255: Writing Humor, Professor Ryan Wepler.

Life during bathroom breaks,” by Sarah Brandt ’17. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Mark Oppenheimer.

"Not Today," by Emile Greer ’15. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor John Loge.

Why I Powerlift,” by Chelsea Savit ’13. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Andrew Ehrgood.

Collecting Time,” by Kathryn Culhane ’15. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor John Loge.

Choice,” by Joanna Zheng ’14. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Kim Shirkhani.

The Flood,” by Michael Schulson ’12. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Barbara Stuart.

Choosing Terms,” by Sarah Nutman ’11. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Richard Deming.

My Secret,” by Lydia Martin ’12. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Paula Resch.

Mid-winter Walk on the Beach,” by Kathryn Mathis ’07. ENGL 248: Nature Writing in Britain and the Colonies, Professor Linda Peterson.

Reindeer Bells,” by John Thornton ’09. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor William Broun.

Journalism

The History of a Mushroom Enthusiast,” by Sita Sunil ’19. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Kimberly Shirkhani.

Waking Up the Warriors: The Rise of Cancer Immunotherapy,” by Malini Gandhi ’17. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor Randi Epstein.

"Choosing to Walk the Tightrope," by Emma Fallone ’16. ENGL 240: Writing Narrative Nonfiction, Professor Edward Ball.

"Laura Lee, Ink on Skin, Personal Collection of the Artist," by Maia Hirschler ’17. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Briallen Hopper.

"Unthinkable," by Karen Tian ’15. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor Randi Epstein.

“A Security Debriefing with R. Rosarbo on the Subject of Wilbur Cross High School,” by Sophie Dillon ’17. ENGL 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, Professor Ryan Wepler.

Prove It,” by Jeremy Lent ’11. ENGL 467: Journalism, Professor Jill Abramson.

Round Up These Characters,” by Presca Ahn ’10. ENGL 469: Advanced Nonfiction Writing, Professor Anne Fadiman.

When Culture Trumps Law,” by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ’11. ENGL 454: Non-Fiction Writing, Voice & Structure, Professor Fred Strebeigh.

Vignettes From a Carpetbagger: Four Parables of the Katrina Era,” by Easha Anand ’08. ENGL 454: Non-Fiction Writing, Voice & Structure, Professor Fred Strebeigh.

17 Genesis,” by Isaac Selya ’08. ENGL 450: Daily Themes, Professor Bill Deresiewicz.

Rapha,” by Allison Battey ’08. ENGL 454: Nonfiction, Voice and Structure, Professor Fred Strebeigh.

Breaking Rock,” by Paul Gleason ’06. ENGL 469: Advanced Non-Fiction: At Home in America, Professor Anne Fadiman.

La Barbieria,” by Edward Scheinman ’07. ENGL 469: Advanced Non-Fiction: At Home in America, Professor Anne Fadiman.

Cultural Criticism

Prom King,” by Aaron Orbey ‘19. ENGL 121: Cultural Critique: Style as Argument, Professor Kimberly Shirkhani.

Remembering the Treehouse: The Magic Between the Lines,” by Oscar Lopez Aguirre ’20. ENGL 115: Literature Seminar, Professor Ryan Wepler.

The Beauty of Illness,” by Jacquelyn Nakamura ’15. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor Kim Shirkhani.

Muahaha!: Defining Evil Laughter,” by Spencer Katz ’13. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Ryan Wepler.

The Corrective Lens of Satire,” by Benjamin Solarz ’09. ENGL 114: Writing Seminars I, Professor Alfred E. Guy Jr.

Within You, Without You: Cannibalism and Consciousness in the Transatlantic World,” by Carina del Valle Schorske ’10. ENGL 420: Literature of the Middle Passage, Professors Shameem Black and Caryl Phillips.

History

Privatization as Violence: Iraqi Oil and a Contractor Army,” by Rosa Shapiro-Thompson ’19. HIST 042: Oil and Empire, Professor Rosie Bsheer.

"Silencing the Past by Michael-Rolph Trouillot: A Revolutionary History," by Chentian (Lionel) Jin ’18. HIST 007: The History of U.S.-Latin American Relations, Professors Jennifer Van Vleck and Taylor Jardno.

Selling Dentifrice from New Delhi: Chester Bowles in India, 1951-53,” by Harrison Monsky ’13. HIST 134: Yale and America, Professor Jay Gitlin.

Silent Protection and the Burden of Silence,” by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ’11. HIST 160: Topics in Lesbian and Gay History, Professor George Chauncey.

Modern Blood Libels and the Masking of Egyptian Insecurities,” by Matthew Bozik ’10. HIST 434: Anti-Semitism in Modern Times, Professor Paula Hyman.

The Progressives’ Attempts to Link America’s Rural Past and Modern Future,” by Brooks Swett ’09. HIST 496: Nationalism in American Politics and Culture, Professor Samuel Schaffer.

Meanings in Canada’s Vimy Ridge Memorial,” by Michael Birnbaum ’08. HIST 423: Cultural History of World War I, Professor Bruno Cabanes.

Lollard Bible Translation: Severing the Connection Between Language and Intellectual Privilege,” by Louisa Inskip ’08. HIST 406: Medieval Heresy and Inquisition, Professor Brian Noell.

The Samuel and Mary Attempted Piracy Outside the Port of Cephalonia: A Case Study of Piracy Law as a Transitional Factor Away from Lex Mercatoria,” by Michael A. Gousgounis ’06. HIST 416: Venice & The Mediterranean, 1400-1700, Professor Francesca Trivellato.

Entrepreneur, Democrat, Patriot: Sameness and Difference in Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum,” by Jordan Cutler-Tietjen ’20. HUMS 220: Collecting Nature and Art, 1500–1850, Professor Paola Bertucci, Teaching Fellow Sarah Pickman.

The Impossibility of P. Grad. 4 in the Thebaid and Implications for Ptolemaic Rule,” by Jennifer Barrows ’12. CLCV 204: Alexander and the Hellenistic World, Professor Joseph Manning, Teaching Fellow Caroline Stark.

History Junior Seminar

Following Thread: Understanding History and Materiality in Frida Kahlo’s Clothes,” by Deborah Monti ’19. HIST 358J: Mexico Since Independence, Professor Gilbert Joseph.

“‘The Tories of 1812’: Decoding the Language of Political Insults in the Early Republic,” by Zoe Rubin ’17. HIST 133J: Creation of the American Politician, Professor Joanne Freeman.

"Big Trouble in the Big Easy: The Battle of Canal Street and the Independence of Black Political Power," by Jacob Wasserman ’16. HIST 139J: The American South Since Reconstruction, Professor Glenda Gilmore.

"Thomas Clap, Ezra Stiles, and Yale's First Revolution," by Thomas Hopson ’16. HIST 135J: The Age of Hamilton and Jefferson, Professor Joanne Freeman.

"The Trolley Problem: The Demise of the Streetcar in New Haven," by Jacob Wasserman ’16. HIST 116J: Roads and Cars in American Life, Professor David Spatz.

“‘In the Fold of America’: Immigration Politics in the Alien and Sedition Era,” by Jacob Anbinder ’14. HIST 135J: Age of Hamilton and Jefferson, Professor Joanne B. Freeman.

Managing History: The Federalist Attempt To Shape the Hartford Convention’s Legacy,” by Nathaniel Zelinsky ’14. HIST 133J: The Creation of the American Politician, 1789–1820, Professor Joanne Freeman.

Hearts of Darkness: Opium Dens and Urban Exploration in Late Victorian London,” by Teo Soares ’13. HIST 225J: London and Modernity, Professor Becky Conekin.

Mr. Madison Meets His Party: The Appointment of a Judge and The Education of a President,” by Ryan Jacobs ’11. HIST 135J: The Age of Hamilton and Jefferson, Professor Joanne Freeman.

Stages of Modernity: The Thaw-Nesbit-White Scandal, the New York Press and the Drama of the Century,” by Randall Spock ’11. HIST 126J: Murder and Mayhem in Old New York, Professor Mary Lui.

Dissidence in China and Eastern Europe and the Search for a New Pragmatism,” by Eli Bildner ’10. HIST 231J: Responses to Totalitarianism, Professor Marci Shore.

Humanities

Dancing with Knives: Voguing and Black Vernacular Dance,” by Eliza Robertson ’18. THST 380: History of Dance, Professor Brian Seibert.

Entrepreneur, Democrat, Patriot: Sameness and Difference in Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum,” by Jordan Cutler-Tietjen ’20. HUMS 220: Collecting Nature and Art, 1500–1850, Professor Paola Bertucci, Teaching Fellow Sarah Pickman.

Having Her Pie and Eating It Too: Sara Bareilles’ Representation of Women through the Convergence of Singer-Songwriter, Stage Character, and Composer in Waitress: The Musical,” by Sofía Campoamor ’20. MUSI 335: Women on Stage, Professors Gundula Kreuzer and Annelies Andries.

“City of Elms: The Myth of the Urban Pastoral,” by Rebecca Ju ’21. EVST 120: American Environmental History, Professor Paul Sabin, Teaching Fellow Kelly Goodman.

Avoiding the sublime: Photography and the ongoing legacy of nuclear technology,” by Colin Hemez ’18. HSAR 401: Critical Approaches to Art History, Professors Erica James and Monica Bravo.

Public health in the age of nuclear fallout: St. Louis and the Baby Tooth Survey 1958-1963,” by Kathleen Yu ’17. HSHM 448: American Medicine and the Cold War, Professor Naomi Rogers.

Walking With, Moving Through,” by Holly Taylor ’17. THST 244: Writing about Movement, Professor Brian Seibert.

"From Sanctuary to Cemetery: The Fate of Astoria and the Italian Immigrant Community," by Giovanni Bacarella ’15. AMST 348: Space, Place, & Landscape, Professor Laura Barraclough.

"The Preserved Party: A Metonymical Still Life," by Janine Chow ’15. LITR 202: Nabokov and World Literature, Professor Marijeta Bozovic, Teaching Fellow Daria Ezerova.

“‘That’s What It Is’: Musical Potential and Stylistic Contrast in Act One, Scene One of The Most Happy Fella,” by Dan Rubins ’16. MUSI 246: American Musical Theatre History, Professor Daniel Egan.

An Unattainable Salvation: Dirt, Danger & Domesticity in Old New York,” by Catherine Carson Evans ’13. AMST 207: American Cultural Landscapes, Professor Dolores Hayden, Teaching Fellow Chloe Taft.

Pruitt-Igoe: Utopic Expectations Meet Tenement-Infused Realities,” by Evan Frondorf ’14. AMST 207: American Cultural Landscapes, Professor Dolores Hayden, Teaching Fellow Liz Bondaryk.

The Numerous Faces of South Korea’s Burgeoning Medical Tourism Industry,” by Lisa Wang ’12. AMST 192: Work and Daily Life in Global Capitalism, Professor Michael Denning.

The Impossibility of P. Grad. 4 in the Thebaid and Implications for Ptolemaic Rule,” by Jennifer Barrows ’12. CLCV 204: Alexander and the Hellenistic World, Professor Joseph Manning, Teaching Fellow Caroline Stark.

The Prisoner Dis-Analogy as a Defense of Stem Cell Research on Spare Embryos,” by Ilana Yurkiewicz ’10. CSDC 362: Bioethics and the Law, Professor Dov Fox.

Regarding the Body: The Spectacle of Dissection and Its Uses in the 18th Century,” by Mihan Lee ’10. HSHM 431: Science/Spectacle in Enlightenment, Professor Paola Bertucci.

Ignoring the Call to Murder: The Evolution of Surrealist French Cinema,” by Christopher Adler ’09. FILM 240: World Cinema, Professor Dudley Andrew.

A-Foot and Under-Foot: Peripheries and the Footnote,” by Catherine Reilly ’08. LITR 142: World Literature, Professor Barry McCrea.

The Photograph: A Personal Exploration,” by Hannah Shearer ’09. FILM 099: Film and the Arts, Professor Dudley Andrew.

That Make the Strong Heart Weak,” by Justin Jannise ’09. FILM 099: Film and the Arts, Professor Dudley Andrew.

Philosophy

“‘The Moral Meaning of a Pause’: Ethics Committees and the Cloning Debate,” by Lindsay Gellman ’12. ENGL 116: Writing Seminar, Professor Raymond Malewitz.

Israel’s Withdrawal from Gaza: Legitimizing Civil Disobedience from Both Sides,” by Aya Shoshan ’10. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Andrew Ehrgood.

The Curiosity of Humanity,” by Michael Rodriguez ’10. ENGL 114: Writing Seminars 1, Professor Suzanne Young.

"Formulating Maxims to Test Their Morality: Sources of Ambiguity in Kant's Moral Philosophy," by Dan Friedman ’17. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Daniel Greco.

Charlotte’s Finite Web: Causality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics,” by Anya Richkind ’16. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Epifanio Elizondo.

A Reconstruction and Critique of the Refutation of Idealism,” by Minh Alexander Nguyen ’15. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Matthew Noah Smith.

The Cost of Duty-Free and Duty: John Stuart Mill’s Failed Critique of Immanuel Kant, and Further Critiques of Both Philosophers,” by Noah Lawrence ’09. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Jonathan Gilmore.

Telling a Lie to Save a Life: Kant’s Moral Failure and Mill’s Mere Suitability,” by Brian Earp ’10. Directed Studies: Philosophy, Professor Gregory Ganssle.

The Prisoner Dis-Analogy as a Defense of Stem Cell Research on Spare Embryos,” by Ilana Yurkiewicz ’10. CSDC 362: Bioethics and the Law, Professor Dov Fox.

Save Yourself from Yourself,” by Ryan Hollander ’12. PLSC 114: Intro to Political Philosophy, Professor Steven Smith, Teaching Fellow Meredith Edwards.

The Lottery of Babylon and the Justice of Random Chance,” by Nabeem Hashem ’12. PLSC 118: Moral Foundations of Politics, Professor Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Teaching Fellow Josh Simon.

Feel Like a Natural Human: The Polis by Nature, and Human Nature in Aristotle’s The Politics,” by Laura Zax ’10. PLSC 114: Intro to Political Philosophy, Professor Steven Smith, Teaching Fellow Justin Zaremby.

Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” by Jurist Tan ’09. BENG 090: Stem Cells: Science & Politics, Professor Erin Lavik.

Film, Visual Arts, & Performing Arts

Dancing with Knives: Voguing and Black Vernacular Dance,” by Eliza Robertson ’18. THST 380: History of Dance, Professor Brian Seibert.

Having Her Pie and Eating It Too: Sara Bareilles’ Representation of Women through the Convergence of Singer-Songwriter, Stage Character, and Composer in Waitress: The Musical,” by Sofía Campoamor ’20. MUSI 335: Women on Stage, Professors Gundula Kreuzer and Annelies Andries.

Avoiding the sublime: Photography and the ongoing legacy of nuclear technology,” by Colin Hemez ’18. HSAR 401: Critical Approaches to Art History, Professors Erica James and Monica Bravo.

Walking With, Moving Through,” by Holly Taylor ’17. THST 244: Writing about Movement, Professor Brian Seibert.

“‘That’s What It Is’: Musical Potential and Stylistic Contrast in Act One, Scene One of The Most Happy Fella,” by Dan Rubins ’16. MUSI 246: American Musical Theatre History, Professor Daniel Egan.

Ignoring the Call to Murder: The Evolution of Surrealist French Cinema,” by Christopher Adler ’09. FILM 240: World Cinema, Professor Dudley Andrew.

The Photograph: A Personal Exploration,” by Hannah Shearer ’09. FILM 099: Film and the Arts, Professor Dudley Andrew.

That Make the Strong Heart Weak,” by Justin Jannise ’09. FILM 099: Film and the Arts, Professor Dudley Andrew.

The Camera as Dictator: Photography and Fascism at Abu Ghraib,” by Stephanie Lynch ’09. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Raymond Malewitz.

Political Science

A Tale of Two States: Takeaways from Massachusetts and Louisiana in the Quest for a New Federal Education Policy,” by Emil Friedman ’20. PLSC 214: Politics of U.S. Public Policy, Professor Jacob Hacker, Teaching Fellow Baobao Zhang.

Fools & Self-Representation: A Defense of Faretta v. California,” by Daniel Cheng ’13. PLSC 252: Crime & Punishment, Professor Gregory Huber, Teaching Fellow Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman.

Reconsidering Broken Windows: A Critique of Moral and Pragmatic Justifications,” by Aseem Mehta ’14. PLSC 252: Crime and Punishment, Professor Gregory Huber, Teaching Fellow Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman.

Save Yourself from Yourself,” by Ryan Hollander ’12. PLSC 114: Intro to Political Philosophy, Professor Steven Smith, Teaching Fellow Meredith Edwards.

The Lottery of Babylon and the Justice of Random Chance,” by Nabeem Hashem ’12. PLSC 118: Moral Foundations of Politics, Professor Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Teaching Fellow Josh Simon.

Pressured Justice: Activating the Courts for the Protection of Female Laborer,” by David Wheelock ’09. PLSC 373: Comparative Judicial Politics, Professor Frances Rosenbluth, Teaching Fellow Stephen Engel.

Feel Like a Natural Human: The Polis by Nature, and Human Nature in Aristotle’s The Politics,” by Laura Zax ’10. PLSC 114: Intro to Political Philosophy, Professor Steven Smith, Teaching Fellow Justin Zaremby.

Fixing Poverty: What Government Can and Cannot Do To Make America Better,” by James Kirchick ’06. PLSC 203: Inequality and American Democracy, Professor Jacob S. Hacker, Teaching Fellow Nicole Kazee.

Suffering and Redemption in the Eyes of Lincoln,” by Katerina Apostolides ’06. PLSC 314: Lincoln—Principle, Statesmanship, and Persuasion, Professors Steven Smith and David Bromwich.

Sociology, Anthropology, & Linguistics

The Presentation of Disability in Everyday Life,” by Jack Lattimore ’20. SOCY 152: Topics in Contemporary Social Theory, Professor Ron Eyerman, Teaching Fellow Roger Baumann.

Across the Islands: Lexical and Phonetic Variation in Hawai‘ian Dialects,” by Jackson Petty ’21. LING 112: Historical Linguistics, Professor Jonathan Manker, Teaching Fellow Martín Fuchs.

"A Diachronic Perspective on Semantic Maps," by Robert Yaman ’15. LING 121: Historical Linguistics, Professor Claire Bowern, Teaching Fellow Sean Gleason.

"Preserving Values in a Market for Kidneys," by Cynthia Hua ’15. SOCY 321: Sociology of Markets, Professors Devin Singh and Frederick Wherry, Teaching Fellow Andrew Cohen.

"Unweaving the ‘Development Narrative’: Bt Cotton and Farmer Suicides in India," by Alina Aksiyote Bernardete ’16. ANTH 276: South Asian Social Worlds, Professor Sara Shneiderman.

Imagined Identities: The Tibetan Government-in-exile and the Western Vision of Tibet,” by Emily Kruger ’08. ANTH 455: Religion and Globalization in East Asia, Professor Gareth Fisher.

Silent Protection and the Burden of Silence,” by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin ’11. HIST 160: Topics in Lesbian and Gay History, Professor George Chauncey.

"From Sanctuary to Cemetery: The Fate of Astoria and the Italian Immigrant Community," by Giovanni Bacarella ’15. AMST 348: Space, Place, & Landscape, Professor Laura Barraclough.

An Unattainable Salvation: Dirt, Danger & Domesticity in Old New York,” by Catherine Carson Evans ’13. AMST 207: American Cultural Landscapes, Professor Dolores Hayden, Teaching Fellow Chloe Taft.

Pruitt-Igoe: Utopic Expectations Meet Tenement-Infused Realities,” by Evan Frondorf ’14. AMST 207: American Cultural Landscapes, Professor Dolores Hayden, Teaching Fellow Liz Bondaryk.

The Numerous Faces of South Korea’s Burgeoning Medical Tourism Industry,” by Lisa Wang ’12. AMST 192: Work and Daily Life in Global Capitalism, Professor Michael Denning.

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Congratulations, It’s a Social Construct: Production and Reproduction of (Trans) Gendered Bodies,” by Laura Goetz ’17. WGSS 340: Feminist and Queer Theory, Professor Margaret Homans.

"Chronicles of My Life: A Minority Reading of the Dominant Narrative," by Cathy Shen ’17. WGSS 327: Constructing Self: Autobiography, Professor Geetanjali Chanda.

Environmental Studies

“City of Elms: The Myth of the Urban Pastoral,” by Rebecca Ju ’21. EVST 120: American Environmental History, Professor Paul Sabin, Teaching Fellow Kelly Goodman.

Psychology

Sex-Based Effects of Positive vs. Negative Message Framing on Intended Alcohol Use,” by Sarah Stein ’19. PSYC 235: Research Methods in Psychology, Professor Woo-Kyoung Ahn, Teaching Fellow Natalie Wittlin.

“Effect of Excuses on Making Moral Judgments,” by Angela Choi ’12. PSYC 235: Research Methods in Psychology, Professor Woo-Kyoung Ahn, Teaching Fellow Sarah Hailey.

Positive, Math-Unrelated Priming and Women’s Math Performance,” by Jason Parad ’12. PSYC 235: Research Methods in Psychology, Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn, Teaching Fellow Jacqueline Smith.

Infants’ Use of Kind Information in Object Individuation and Implications for Conceptual Development,” by Elizabeth Rawson ’07. PSYC 140: Developmental Psychology, Professor Frank Keil.

Health Studies

Waking Up the Warriors: The Rise of Cancer Immunotherapy,” by Malini Gandhi ’17. ENGL 121: Styles of Academic and Professional Prose, Professor Randi Epstein.

"Treat the Problem, Not the Disease: The Necessary Shift from Vertical Programs to Horizontal Programs for Treating HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa," by Xiuqi Cao ’17. ENGL 114: Writing Seminar, Professor Karin Gosselink.

Public health in the age of nuclear fallout: St. Louis and the Baby Tooth Survey 1958-1963,” by Kathleen Yu ’17. HSHM 448: American Medicine and the Cold War, Professor Naomi Rogers.

The Numerous Faces of South Korea’s Burgeoning Medical Tourism Industry,” by Lisa Wang ’12. AMST 192: Work and Daily Life in Global Capitalism, Professor Michael Denning.

Regarding the Body: The Spectacle of Dissection and Its Uses in the 18th Century,” by Mihan Lee ’10. HSHM 431: Science/Spectacle in Enlightenment, Professor Paola Bertucci.

"Nutrition in Zambia," by Christina de Fontnouvelle ’16. HLTH 230: Global Health Challenges and Responses, Professor Richard Skolnik, Teaching Fellow Jordan Emont.

"Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada: A Public Health Solution," by Stephanie Heung ’15. PHYS 320: Science and Public Policy, Professor Bonnie Fleming.

Cardiovascular Disease in China,” by Sudhakar Nuti ’13. HLTH 230: Global Health: Challenges and Responses, Professor Richard Skolnik, Teaching Fellow Nidhi Parekh.

Biology

“Neurometabolic Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Ludivine Brunissen ’19. BENG 485: Fundamentals of Neuroimaging, Professors D.S. Fahmeed Hyder and Douglas L. Rothman, Teaching Fellow John J. Walsh.

The Construction of a Universal Entry Vector to Facilitate Genetic Modification of Rhizobia,” by Sarah McAlister ’16. MCDB 201L: Molecular Biology Laboratory, Professor Maria Moreno.

Visualization of localization and expression of Arabidopsis thaliana gene AT1G52340, an ortholog of Tasselseed2,” by Kevin Hochstrasser ’15. MCDB 201L: Molecular Biology Laboratory, Professor Maria Moreno, Teaching Fellow Christopher Bartley.

Cloning of the Oryza sativa ferric chelate reductase promoter-terminator fusion into a pYU2735 plasmid: generation of a universal construct toward rice biofortification,” by Micah Johnson ’13. MCDB 201L: Molecular Biology Laboratory, Professor Maria Moreno, Teaching Fellow Michael Turner.

Cloning of the Yellow Stripe 1 gene and of the promoter of a Tapetal Development and Function gene in Oryza sativa japonica,” by Sabrina Gill ’13. MCDB 201L: Molecular Biology Laboratory, Professor Maria Moreno.

Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” by Jurist Tan ’09. BENG 090: Stem Cells: Science & Politics, Professor Erin Lavik.

Evolutionary Biology

“Antimicrobial Amyloid-β: The Antagonistic Pleiotropy between Innate Immunity and Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Emma Healy ’18. E&EB 235: Evolution and Medicine, Professor Stephen Stearns, Teaching Fellow Stephen John Gaughran.

"The Sooner, the Better: Modeling Evolutionary Recovery Following Isolated Incidents of Environmental Pollution," by Laura Goetz ’17. BIOL 104: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Professor Leo Buss.

"The Influence of Egg Crypsis on the Broken-Wing Display of the Killdeer," by Casey McLaughlin ’15. E&EB 240: Animal Behavior, Professor Suzanne Alonzo, Teaching Fellow Stacy Arnold.

The Hygiene Hypothesis and the Increase of Cancer in the 20th Century,” by Stacy Scheuneman ’14. E&EB 235: Evolution and Medicine, Professor Stephen Stearns, Teaching Fellow Vanessa Lamers.

Research Proposal: Do Octopuses Think Like Vertebrates? A New Comparative Test,” by Dakota E. McCoy ’13. E&EB 122: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Professor Stephen Stearns, Teaching Fellow Amanda Subalusky.

‘Junk’: Breeding Innovation and Complexity,” by Jared Shenson ’12. E&EB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. Professor Steven Stearns, Teaching Fellow Andrea Hodgins-Davis.

Evaluating the influence of evolution on human brain size,” by Sarah Foote ’10. E&EB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. Professor Steven Stearns, Teaching Fellow Katy Richards-Hrdlicka.

Fly Sex: Adaptive manipulation of offspring sex ratio in Drosophila melanogaster,” by Tse Yang Lim ’11. E&EB 240: Animal Behavior, Professor Suzanne Alonzo, Teaching Fellow Andrea Hodgins-Davis.

Recombination in Mitochondrial DNA: Nonzero but Rare,” by Christina Hueschen ’10. E&EB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, Professor Stephen Stearns, Teaching Fellow Jeremy Draghi.

Reconstructing Calamites: Building Giants from Fragments,” by Alena Gribskov ’09. E&EB 171: Collections of the Peabody Museum, Professor Leo Buss.

Physical Sciences

"Electrospray Synthesis of Graphene Oxide-Mized Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Energy Storage," by Brandon Ortiz ’18. STARS, Professor Alessandro Gomez, Teaching Fellow Justin Tang.

"Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada: A Public Health Solution," by Stephanie Heung ’15. PHYS 320: Science and Public Policy, Professor Bonnie Fleming.

Determining the Ages, Metallicities, and Star Formation Rates of Brightest Cluster Galaxies,” by Hannah Alpert ’15. SCIE S101: Scientific Research: Process and Presentation, Professor Maria Mareno.

An Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy,” by Andrew Yang ’12. CHEM 251L: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Professor Jonathan Parr.

 

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