Haverford College: Recent submissions

  • Breathe 
    Montinola, Juliana (2017)
    Hailing from Manila, Philippines, I am no stranger to dense, chaotic environments wrought with overpopulation and poor air quality. With little access to green spaces, I became drawn to plants. I was fascinated by their ...
  • Gray 
    Larsen, Cordelia (2017)
    Haitian Vodou has long been stigmatized and tainted, warped by Western projections that connect the religion to witchcraft and death. Historically, Vodou, a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian ...
  • Wen, Connie (2017)
    Art is something that I have always loved from the bottom of my heart. It is a way for me to communicate stories and ideas; it is a way for me to keep myself awake during classes; it is a way for me to understand the world. ...
  • Nguyen, Chau (2017)
    I paint messy. I paint when I am tired, agitated, relaxed, miserable, in despair. I paint utterly unprepared. The only things governing my brushstrokes, then, are fragments of my memory and the canvas before me. I paint ...
  • Meng, Shuyu (2017)
  • Duncombe, Dana (2017)
    This study examines volunteerism and volunteer management at HIAS Pennsylvania (HIAS PA), a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that provides legal and social supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum ...
  • Biomes 
    Gillen, Daniel (2017)
    "Biomes" is a musical microcosm of the world's ecological, climatic, geographic, and cultural diversity. Through seven linked movements, this work is a modern take on the nineteenth-century aesthetic of the character piece ...
  • Walter, Samuel (2017)
    The term Counterpoint is used to refer to music consisting of concurrent melodic lines. Although it has its roots in early church music going back to the 14th century, it was derived from the earlier theory of descant. ...
  • Emmert, Mason (2017)
    The impetus for this work was research into the various types and functions of psalms from a textual perspective; how do they function as poetry, rather than as liturgy? Unsurprisingly, there is a good deal of scholarship ...
  • Auer, Alexis (2017)
    In the United States we live under the common misconception that power is equally shared amongst citizens thanks to the democratic system that guides our political processes. In reality, this could not be farther from the ...
  • Horwitz, Aaron (2017)
    Climate change poses a real threat to our future. Because climate change affects the globe regardless of borders, it requires more than the action of a single nation. Multilateral international environmental agreements ...
  • Dorman, Evan (2017)
    It has become an increasingly prevalent strategy for U.S. firms to locate production offshore in order to minimize production costs and maximize profits. Although this may benefit the firm, it is unclear how offshoring ...
  • Cohen, Emma (2017)
    My thesis focuses on contemporary artist Ann Hamilton’s recent project entitled habitus, a multi-site, multimedia installation that was presented in Philadelphia in the fall of 2016. Consisting of an exhibition at the ...
  • Quinn, Deirdre (2017)
    My first encounter with Greer Lankton and her work occurred in January of 2016, while my mother and I were visiting my sister, who was living in Pittsburgh at the time. During this trip, the three of us paid a visit to the ...
  • Lau, Courtney (2017)
    Caught between arrest and spectacular motion, bodies of color often face a problem with movement. From the Middle Passage to the impact of contemporary laws, such as Florida’s Stand Your Ground legislation, movement by ...
  • Willigan, Macklin A. (2017)
    With the close of the Second World War came the need for Germans to confront their past and collective identity as a nation. However, this process was delayed due to a variety of reasons, among them the traumatic experiences ...
  • Letts, Abby (2017)
    Saltmarshes sequester large quantities of carbon due to the anaerobic conditions in coastal wetland soils. Thick saltmarsh peat layers can also record past environmental conditions at the coast. This study analyzed stable ...
  • Hadad, Christopher (2017)
    Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is associated with several poor life outcomes including depression, loneliness, and inhibited interpersonal relationships. Given the pervasive nature of social anxiety in affecting many aspects ...
  • Amaral, Claudia F. (2017)
    Although postpartum depression has a prevalence of approximately 15% and can result in negative outcomes for both the mother and her child, its underlying neurobiological mechanisms remain mostly unknown. Previous research ...
  • Garcia, Elena (2017)
    Previous research has shown that mind wandering has been induced by certain number tasks, and that the temporality of the mind wanderings can be influenced by moving star-field-like vections. Our general hypothesis is that ...

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