Distinguished Thesis Award Winners

Parmida Mostafavi (2018)

  • Shukhi-ye Zesht o Tekrari: Performing Blackness in Iranian Entertainment. Faculty Supervisor: Negar Mottahedeh (Program in Literature)

Chloe Ricks (2018)

  • "Last Stop Destination:" Poverty, Antiblackness, and University Education in the Mississippi Delta and Baixada Fluminense. Faculty Supervisor: John French (History and African and African American Studies)

Diana Dai (2017)

  • Working on the Inside, Living on the Outside: Migrant Domestic Workers in Jordan. Faculty Supervisor: Frances Hasso (Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies)

Iris Kim (2016)

  • The Intimacies between Tibet and Korea: Imagination, Religion, Politics. Faculty Supervisor: Hwansoo Kim (Religious Studies)

Alexandra Lynn Schwartz (2015)

  • Furnishing a Globalized World: Local Distinctiveness in the International Furniture Industry. Faculty Supervisor: Gary Gereffi (Sociology)

Ieshia Smith (2014)

  • The Plastic Face: Nation-Branding and Personal Branding in 21st Century South Korea. Faculty Supervisor: Cheehyung Kim (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History)

Hannah Sieber (2013)

  • Chinese “Sea Turtles” and Importing a Culture of Innovation: Trends in Chinese Human Capital Migration in the 21st Century. Faculty supervisor: Timothy Lenoir (University Professor and Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technology and Society)

Katherine Soltis (2012)

  • "Biting the Bullet" and Banning Guns: The Brazilian National Referendum of 2005 and Its Defeat at the Polls. Faculty supervisor: John French (Professor, History Department)