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Honors Dissertation in Global Studies and Geography

A Global Studies or Geography major who meets the current GPA requirements (a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 and at least 3.5 in the major), may decide to write an Honors Dissertation during his or her senior year. The procedure for doing this is outlined on our Honors Thesis Guidelines page.

Here is a full list of our honors dissertations:

YEARNAMETITLEADVISOR
2017 Sarah Gerwens
Global Studies
(High Honors)
Anglicisms - Nein Danke? Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Occurrence and Usage of English Loanwords in Contemporary German(y) Zilkia Janer
2016 (Fall) Temperance Staples
Geography
Place, Policy, Poverty and Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of Los Angeles County and New York City Kari Jensen
2016 Bhavneet Anand
Geography
India's Medical Diversity: Hybridization in people's use of medicine in Adhi, Punjab Kari Jensen
2016 Anastasia Cassisi
Global Studies
Justice for All? An analysis of police brutality in the United States, England & Canada Kari Jensen
2016 Thomas Vogel
Geography
Evaluating the Efficacy of TMDL Implementation Actions on Fecal Bacteria Concentrations in Mill Neck Creek, NY Craig Dalton
2016 Blaine Volpe
Geography
Helping and Hurting: Policies and Actions on Human Trafficking in Romania by the EU, UN, the Romanian Government, and NGOs Kari Jensen
2015 Athraja De Silva
Geography
Lasting Impressions: the New Face of Tourism in Sri Lanka. James Wiley
2015 Lora Gerulsky
Global Studies
(High Honors)
Friend or Foe? The (In)Compatibility Between Cultural Relativist Theory and the Global Feminist Agenda. Zilkia Janer
2015 Zoe Hoffmann
Geography
Immigration’s Impact on Education: How Immigration Impacted Public Policy, School Districts and High School Curriculum in Southern Arizona. James Wiley
2015 Mishaina Joseph
Geography
A Critical View of NGOs in Developing Nations: A Case Study of Haiti. Dr. Linda Longmire
2015 Clara Schopf
Geography
What’s Brewing in Wisconsin?; Why America’s Dairyland Votes for Democrats in Presidential Elections and Republicans in Gubernatorial Elections. James Wiley
2015 Samantha Spagnoli
Global Studies
(High Honors)
A Comparative Analysis of Subway Systems and Commuter Rails in Three Major World Cities: Paris, New York and Seoul. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
2014 Kevin Tamerler
Geography
How Far Will We Go for (Online) Love? A Study of the Geographical Effects of Online Dating Kari Jensen
2014 Benjamin Suazo
Global Studies
(High Honors)
The Meaning of Race at the Intersection of Santo Domingo and New York: A Case Study of Dominican and U.S. Perceptions James E. Wiley
2014 Elizabeth Driscoll
Global Studies
Here to Stay: Guidelines for a Legal and Balanced Compromise on the Use of Drones Kari Jensen
2013 Nathan Shapiro
Geography
The Migration of Lithuanian Jews to the United States, 1880 – 1918, and the Decisions Involved in the Process, Exemplified by Five Individual Migration Stories Kari Jensen
2013 Anna Okoniewski
Global Studies
Aid and its Discontents: The Paradox of Democracy Promotion and the Media in Africa Zilkia Janer
2013 Josh Ettinger
Global Studies
Child Work in an Interconnected World: Examining the Impact of Free Trade Policies on Child Labor in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Zambia Kari Jensen
2013 Kayla Rivara
Global Studies
(High Honors)
Standardized Individualism: An Exploration of Attitudes on 'American Exceptionalism' and 'Global Citizenship' in American Education Kari Jensen
2012 (Fall) Hannah Skahill
Geography
Expatriate Literature and American Culture:  The Influence of Place in Literature James E. Wiley
2012 (Fall) Melanie Martha
Geography
Tourism and the Galapagos Islands:Examining the Relationship between Ecotourism and the Local Population James E. Wiley
2012 Etana Jacobi
Global Studies
(High Honors)
iGlobalization:  Kodak, Apple, and the Evolution of U.S. Employment from 1960 to 2012.
Winner of the Undergraduate Library Research Award
Grant Saff
2012 William Keating
Geography
The Web of Nations:  The Challenges of Small Vulnerable Economies in a Globalized World James E. Wiley
2012 Elizabeth  Robson
Global Studies
The Chesapeake:  A Microcosm for Climate Change and Shift in Population Robert Brinkmann
2012 Anna Styles
Global Studies
Green Fashion and Identifying Factors of Greenwashing Robert Brinkmann
2012 James Yantis
Geography
(High Honors)
Popular Movements in Public Space:
A Geographical Analysis of Occupy Wall Street
Kari Jensen
2011 Allison Redman
Global Studies
The Roma in Europe Today: Patterns of Discrimination Linda Longmire
2011 Alyssa Coco
Geography
Patterns of Sequential Occupancy and Cultural Manifestations in Lowell, Massachusetts. James E. Wiley
2011 Evelia Johnston
Global Studies
Revitalizing the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro Through Cultural Expression. Zilkia Janer
2011 Chelsea Whitfield
Global Studies
Finding the Right Fit:Attitudes towards Arranged Marriages and Love Marriages among Young Indians.
Winner of the Manya and Max Tenenbaum Endowed Memorial Prize in Economics (and Human Geography)
Kari Jensen
2010 Michael Carrigy
Geography
Public Transit in New York: The Past and Future of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
2010 Alex Moore
Global Studies
CrossCultural Perspectives on the Creation of American Dance: 1619 – 1950.
Winner of the Undergraduate Library Research Award
Dyane Harvey
2007 Matthew  Craig
Geography
The Effects of Cold Chain Logistics and Technology on Global Freight Distribution. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
2003 Hewan Girma
Economics
Microcredit as a Development Tool: A Case Study of Ethiopia.  Grant Saff
2001 Chris Karampahtsis
Geography
Ecotourism in Small Developing States: A Viable Development Path? James E. Wiley
1999 Claire Bowler (Stanek)
Geography
Fair Housing in the United States. Grant Saff
1998 James Eyler
Geography
Section 8: a Government Program for Affordable Housing. Grant Saff