Events from 2019

Queer Fashion Within Hegemonic Institutions: The Development of a Queer and Trans* People of Color Aesthetic at Predominately White Institutions, Le'Priya White

Reading the Oberlin Landscape-A Place Based Natural History Exco, Will Wickham

Reconceptualizing Accountability and Harm: Transformative Justice at Oberlin, Hanne Williams-Baron and Joseph Flegel-Mishlove

Come to the Cabaret, You Swine: French Cabaret Theater as Innovative Social Commentary, Anthony Zicari

Events from 2018

A Covenantal Theology of Protest: The Jewish Tradition of Moral Confrontation with God, Ethan Aronson

Understanding Film Sound Through Musical Theory, Matthew Bach-Lombardo

Tombstones as Witnesses: A Cross-cultural Study on the Yangzhou Latin Tombstones, Mengtian Bai

The Metonymic Carnival: Showman Figures in Modern German Drama, Leah Barber

A Reconstruction of Emerald Ash Borer-induced Mortality in a Northeast Ohio Forest, CJ Blair

Zebrafish (D. Rerio) Preferentially Associate with Bolder, but not Familiar Conspecifics, Aviva Blonder

Cuban Literature in Translation: Fina García Marruz’s Créditos de Charlot, Sonia Bloom

Stories of the Material Record, Christian Bolles

Medical Cannabis Expectancies Questionnaire, Ellyn R. Butler

Searching For Utopia in Postwar British Urban Planning, Julia Butterfield

Testing and Disciplining Young Men of Color in Urban Public Schools, Brian Cabral

Surviving Death: The Possibility of an Afterlife, Cameron Campbell


Capturing the Past Through Elyria’s Architecture, Walter Campbell


Responsibility in Just War Theory, Isabel Canfield

The Chicago Renaissance: Activism in Chicago's Music Scene, Andre Jamal Cardine Jr.

French Exotic Music and the Musical Construction of Spain, Monica Chen

A Friendly Discourse: How Should A Person Be? At the Intersection of Female Friendship and Epistolarity, Leah Cohen

Historical Record and Narratives of Israel's Operation Cast Lead (27 December 2008 – 18 January 2009) in Gaza, Thomas Cohn


Investigating Restorative Justice: A Four-Year Journey, Megan Cox

Making Modernity in Saudi Arabia: Technology, Territory, and Global Networks of Control, Madeleine Cravens

The Restricted Section: A Study of Chromatic Mediants and Their Effect on Film Music, Anthony Dennis

The Left Wing of the Possible: Building an American Labor Party in the Shadow of the New Deal: 1936-1947, Jesse Docter


The Language of Sport: Understanding Chile through Marathon Races and Fútbol Games, Lilah Drafts-Johnson

A Melody in a Different Key: Reconstructing Cultural Subjectivity from Shaw to O’Casey to Hansberry, Henry DuBeau

Phylogenetics and Niche Evolution in Members of the Four O'clock Family, Abronia and Tripterocalyx, Caroline Edwards

Purifying the Sacred: How Hindu Nationalism Reshapes Environmentalism in Contemporary India, Owen Ellerkamp

Ancient Textile Production in the Archaeological Record of Karanis, Egypt, Susanna Faas-Bush

Queering the Grid: Zanele Muholi’s Archival Project, Michelle Fikrig

The Nominally Morphological Behavior of the Intejection 'Ori' in Hiaki, James Fleming, Laura Jingyi Li, and Nina Lorence-Ganong

Chopin Onscreen: Media Representations of Frederic Chopin, Monika Cecilia Franaszczuk

Horror Without End: Narratives of Fear Under Modern Capitalism, Andrés Emil González

The Path to Fertilization: SPAM 1 and Sperm Pairing in Monodelphis domestica, Kobi Griffith

"A Spectacle of Vice": Sex Work and Moralism Under the Paris Commune, Eliza Guinn

Effects of Emerald Ash Borer on Ant Diversity at Chance Creek Nature Preserve, Stephanie Gunter

Bearing the Dream: Undocumented Students in Higher Education, Zurisaday Gutierrez Avila

“Overrun all this country…”: Two New Mexican lives through the U.S. Civil War, Izzy Hannigan

Using Filipino American National Democratic Activism as a Lens for Redressing American Empire in the Philippines, Melissa Harris

“Get Yourself Out of Whatever Cage You Find Yourself In”: The Queerness of Form in Contemporary Queer Literature, Elly Higgins

Defining Success: A Study of Oberlin College Programming, Rayna Storm Holmes

Gendering Genitals: Medical Discourse and Healthcare Provider Education on Intersex Conditions, Tess Jewell

Simulation of Interstellar Scattering of Pulsar Signals, Adam Jussila

Political Survival and the Yasukuni Problem: The Logic Behind the Rising Chinese Popular Nationalism Towards Koizumi Junichiro’s Annual Prime Ministerial Visits to Yasukuni Shrine and Koizumi’s Diplomatic Policy in Relation to China, Yingyue Kang

Madness and Memory: Reading Collaboration as Trauma in Kim Sa-ryang’s “Tenma” and Patrick Modiano’s La Place de l’étoile, Melissa Karp

Gay Shamans and Gatekeepers: Radical Faeries and the Implications of “Playing Indian” in the New Age, Claire Kotarski

"Crooked" Language: Moroccan Heritage, Identity, and Belonging on Youtube, Radia Lahlou

Limitations of NAGPRA: The Mohegan Mask in the Penn Museum’s Collection, Elka Lee-Shapiro

The Cognitive Science of Moral Judgment, Chester Leopold

After the End of History, Steven Levin

The Effect of Living-Cost Adjusted Minimum Wage on Low Birth Weights: A County-Level Analysis, Louisa Liles

Sí, Me Afectó: The Women of Bracero Households in Michoacán, 1942-1964, Eleanor Lindberg

The Chinese Student Commencement Speech Controversy: A Discourse Analysis of Responding Microblogs, Jenny Xin Luan

Art and Havana's Experience of the "Special Period", Josephine Marshall


An Exploration of Native Alaskan Cultural Heritage through Technology, Ethnography, and Oral History, Val Masters

The Terror Experts: Producing and Policing Terrorist Subjects at a University Research Center, Liam McLean

Underneath the Mythical Iceberg: Musings on My Novel-in-Progress, Brandi Lee Metzger

Demystifying the Education Crisis: An Analysis of the Foundational Causes for Poor Academic Outcomes in South African Rural Schools, Thobeka Mnisi

Healing and Restoration Under Slavery, and The Public Memory That Lets Us Remembers, Muntaha Mohamed

An Environmental and Cost Comparison between Petroleum-Based Plastic Drinking Straws and a "Greener" Alternative, Madeline Moran

Creating Barriers to Determination of Structurally Cohesive Subgroups (Keynote), Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari and Adam Eck

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo: Motherhood as a Tool to Undermine the Patriarchy, Tal Netter-Sweet


Testing the Production of Scintillation Arcs with the Pulsar B1133+16, Stella Ocker

De pura cepa: Seis cuentos, Rita M. Pérez-Padilla

Betwixt Recorded Worlds: Comparing Studio and Live Sound through Musical Affect, Gus Perkins

Das Lied von der Erde: A Cross-cultural Approach, Hanyu Qu

The Green Revolution in Africa: How Domestic Institutions Empower Market-Oriented Development Projects, Julia Ranney


Invertebrate Diversity in an Agricultural and Post-Agricultural Field in Oberlin, Ohio, Hannah Rodgers

Gender Nonconformity and the Stereotype Content Model, Ari Rosenblum

The Literature of Pompeii, Rose Rosenthal

The Courage You're Looking For: Linking Academics to Community Based Arts Programs in Oberlin, Naomi Roswell

Strengthening Networks of Expertise: Midwives, Obstetricians, and Complementarity in Danish Obstetrics, Christina Ruggiero-Corliss


Oppression in Musical Theater Songwriting: How the “I Want” Song Illuminates Formal Dilemmas, Jennifer Schapire

Elementary School Students and STEM: Creating an Archaeology Lesson Plan for Get With the Program, Emma Schechter

“It Takes a Village”: How the Investment in Self, Community, and Environment Can Influence Low Income Black Children to Succeed, Niya Smith-Wilson

Internet Censorship in Egypt and Iran, Sydney Solomon

"An Island Reborn": Imagery of Japan in Mid-twentieth Century American Magazines, Alexander Somogyi

Identifying with Mental Illness at Oberlin: Social Barriers to Help-seeking, Charis Stanek

Philosophy of Truth, and Philosophical Life of Michel Foucault, Jiyao Tang

"Unsex Me Here": Teaching Shakespeare Across Race and Gender, Han Taub

Deviations from Ideality: Quantum Cluster Equilibrium Theory and the Methanol-Benzene Binary Mixture, Nic Vigilante

Optimization of Magnetic Fluidic SELEX to Select Aptamers for Ovarian Cancer Biomarker HE4, Gabrielle Walsh

Structure-Function Study of the Lab Opossum Prostate, Julie Watiker

Distinguishing Between Romans and Non-Romans in Tacitus' Germania and Agricola, Tara Wells

Exploring Implications of Artistic Motivations in Dance, Shai Wolf

The Nature of Narratives and the Narratives of Nature: Wildlife Film, the Ecology of Folklore, and Wild Metamorphoses, Cella Wright

Flying Tigers: Transnational Memories of a World War II Collaboration, Shang Yasuda

Mori Ogai’s Suicidal Samurai and Bushido in Early Twentieth Century Japan, Xun Zheng

Tōkaidō in Modern Representation, Yiyin (Mia) Zhong

Events from 2017

Deconstructing Hypermasculinity: Combatting the War on Black Men, Aliyah Abu-Hazeem

“Head Start Works,” But Why?: Understanding the Persistence of an American Welfare Program, Leah Awkward-Rich

At the Edges of Queer: Navigating Ambiguity, Community, and Erasure, Maddie Batzli

Re-Contextualizing the Object: Fred Wilson's Wildfire Test Pit and the Semiotics of Museum Labels, Elana Bell

Documenting Oberlin's Native Arctic Collection, Alice Blakely and Cori Mazer

Hydrology and Terracing in the Monte Pallano area of Abruzzo, Italy, Lucas Brown

Volatile Components of Preen Gland Secretions and Community-Level Interactions in Disease Transmission, Maxwell Butler

"Interrogating the And": A Study of Environmentalism and Disability, Melissa Cabat

Does Position Along the Watershed Affect Hybridization Dynamics Between the Native Orconectes Sanbornii and Invasive O. rusticus?, Elisa Casado Henderson