Honors Projects

You can read our student’s honors projects in Digital Commons.


Jacob Bessen ’17 (Media, Pa.), “Narrative and Belonging: The Politics of Ambiguity, The Jewish State, and The Thought of Said and Arendt”

Ashley Dunn ’17 (San Antonio, Texas), “Desconocido: Conversion to Islam in México”

Dagmara Franczak ’17 (SuwaƂki, Poland), “Solidarity starts at home: An analysis of the Polish perception of social inclusion and exclusion of migrants”

Elizabeth Hallgren ’17 (Monkton, Md.), “Forging New Possibilities for Journalism: Syrian “Refugee Journalism” in Emerging European Contexts”

Pia Mingkwon ’17 (Albany, Calif.), “Theoretical Analysis of Significant Pilot Study Findings on the Abuse and Harassment of Women with Disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam”

Nicola Morrow ’17 (Bellingham, Wash.), “Defining Biometrics: Toward a Transnational Ethic of Personal Information”

Eliza Ramsey ’17 (Olympia, Wash.), “Rabid Response: Unpacking the history of the rabies virus to examine resource allocation”


Elizaveta Bekmanis ’16 (Hannover, Germany), “The State of the Union: What Future for African Integration in a Globalizing World”

Hawi Tilahune ’16 (Minneapolis, Minn.), “The Ethiopian State: Perennial Challenges in the Struggle for Development”

Jolena Zabel ’16 (Hastings, Minn.), “The Humanitarian Narrative: Defining and Problematizing an Emerging Literary Genre”


Brittany Landorf ’14 (Eau Claire, Wis.), “Female Reverberations Online: An Analysis of Tunisian, Egyptian, and Moroccan Female Cyberactivism During the Arab Spring Revolution”


  • Aimee Mackie ’13 (Mosinee, Wis.), “Violence through Bureaucratic Secrecy: the US and Belgium’s Co-Colonization of the Congo”
  • Dragana Marinkovic ’13 (Pale, Bosnia-Herzegovina), “Making Connections: Transitional Justice and Development — Examining Land Distribution and Property Rights through Transitional Justice Lens”
  • Hana Masri ’13 (Verona, N.J.), “Submission and Silence: Rape Trees and the Greater (Lack Of) Discourse on Violence Against Migrant Women”



  • Airiin Lehtmets ’11 (Tallinn, Estonia), “Can a Russian Be an Estonian Too? Citizen and State in Post-Soviet Estonia”
  • Maxwell Loos ’11 (Milwaukee, Wis.), “Ground Zero: Tourism, Terrorism and Global Imagination”