April 24, 2015 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Oberlin College Science Center

The sixth annual Senior Symposium at Oberlin College and Conservatory celebrates the academic and artistic endeavors of members of the Class of 2015. More than 70 seniors and fifth-years on 21 panels will each give a 12-minute presentation regarding work they performed for honors or capstones or research they conducted individually or with a faculty mentor.

The 2015 Senior Symposium is cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

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2015
Friday, April 24th
1:30 PM

An Ethic of Care: Trans* Children, Hormone Therapy, and Parental Responsibility

Anna Field, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Climate Change and Displacement: Defining Rights in Rising Tides and Stormy Seas

Mary Esler, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

“Das Dennoch jedes Buchstabens”: Hilde Domin’s Writing and Resistance

Emily Wilkerson, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Designing the CRISP Document Format: A Secure Declarative Language for the Web

Laura Watiker, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Eat me/Drink me: Lewis Carroll’s Alice as Canonical Commodity

Emma Hadden, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Epigenetic Modifying Drugs and Cohesin Mutations in Leukemia

Ellen Drake, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Errors in Judgment: The Fundamental Attribution Error and Supreme Court Decision-making

Kalind Parish, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Gaels, Galls and Friars: The Dominican Order and Ethnic Tension in Ireland, 1224-1536

Sarah Blenko, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

German-Persian Connections: Goethe and Hafez in Dialogue in West-östlicher Divan

Caroline de Vries, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Moved by the Spirit or the Music? Analyzing Modern Evangelical Worship Music Practices

Gabriel Moore, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Negotiating the Musical “Active”: Political and Creative Agency in Hip Hop in Dakar, Oberlin, and Beyond

Dylan McDonnell, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Norman Jacobson’s Search for Authenticity

Kai Gardner, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

“Oh, come è bello e morbido!”: Exposing the Strangeness of Puccini’s La Boheme

Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Promoting Systems Thinking Through Metaphor

Annie Winneg, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Selfish Routing on the Deterministic Queuing Model

Christine Antonsen, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effects of Light on Ant-Aphid Mutualisms

Annika Nelson, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Language of Intersex: Definitions of Sex and Gender in Research on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Sophie Meade, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Timekeeping in Roundworm Digestion

Christopher Ayoub, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Untenable Boundaries: J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime and the Autobiography of All Writing

Sarah Westbrook, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Validating Measures of Alcohol Expectancies, Responses, and Consequences in Adolescents

Stephanie Zellers, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Violence and Nonviolence in the Gospels

Sarah Johnson, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

A Reevaluation and Reinterpretation of the Association for the Advancement of Women, 1873-1897

Claire Payne, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

America in Wonderland: Defining the Nation in the Early Amusement Parks of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Kathleen Thornton, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Competitive Facility Location: Where Should I Put my Banana Stand?

Amanda Strominger, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Cross-Cultural Communication and Musical Affect Through the Music of Diali Cissokho and KairaBa

Joseph MacPhail, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Damsels in Distress no More: Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Modern Conceptions of Girlhood

Kasey Cheydleur, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Devil in a White Dress: From Survival to Policing in the Modesty Standards of Black Holiness Congregations

Ambre Dromgoole, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Four Lives in One: The Autobiographical Prose of Ruth Zernova

Will Watkins, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Freewheeling Women? The Conservative Normalization of American Women’s Cycling, 1890-1900

Hanna Van Reed, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Faust “Feminized”: Reconceptualizing the Role of Marguerite in Romantic Music

Natalie Oswald, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Lost in Translating: Exploring the Poetry of Guido Catalano

Arianna Valocchi, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Misreading the River: Heraclitean Hope in Postmodern Texts

Nancy Roane, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Multilateralism and its Discontents: India in the Post-independence Era and the United Nations

Saksham Khosla, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Not Just for Teenage Girls: Adult Fans of One Direction

Edmund Metzold, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

2:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Rainbows and the Rising Sun

Simone Christen, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Reading the Landscape: Race, Gender, and Capital in Western Constructions of Nature

Asher Kaplan, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Reconstructing Seville: A Translation and Contextualization of Capital Sur

Hannah Varadi, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Slave Life at Madison’s Montpelier: Comparing Field and House Slave Quarters

Laura Weiner, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Feminine in Singer-songwriter Music: On Agency, Vulnerability, and the Right to Wear Flowers in our Hair

Autumn Burnett, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The White Feminist Movement, Obstetrical Reform, and the Invisible Narratives of Working-class Women and Women of Color

Ronni Getz, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Tracing the Language of Multiracialism in Postwar Japan

Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Translation, Interpretation, a New Creation: Stefan George and His Umdichtungen

Mariko Wakayama, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

A 16th-century Franco-Venetian Book of Hours in Oberlin Library’s Special Collections

Emma Kimmel, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

A Story of Old Bones

Margaret Miller, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Broken Windows, Workfare, and the Battle for Public Space in Giuliani’s New York

Jacob Ertel, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Community-based Art and Community Formation: A Case Study in West Oakland

Pablo Cerdera, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Conceptualizing a Developmental State in Post-genocide Rwanda

Simbarashe Runyowa, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Debussy’s Departure: A Meditation on the Preludes

Michael Martinez, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Ethnography and the Surrealist Lens: Photographer Roger Parry and André Malraux’s Le Musée Imaginaire

Mallory Cohen, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Exposure to Chlorpyrifos and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Striatal Cell Model of Huntington’s Disease

Gifty Dominah, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Gene-Environment Interaction in a Cell Model of Parkinson’s Disease: Alpha-synuclein Modulates Cadmium Transport Dynamics and Homeostasis

Weelic Chong, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Genetic Control of Lateral Root Positioning and Root Elongation

Jeremy Gottfried, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hildegard of Bingen’s Music and Unknown Language

Sarah Kahn, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Investigating Filovirus Expression in Monodelphis domestica

Daniel Stuff, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Northern Goshawk Diversity and Connectivity Among the Forests of the Northern Great Basin

Stephanie Szarmach, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Partnerships and Mandates: Power Relations Between Donor and Recipient NGOs Promoting Gender Equality in Nicaragua

Alyssa Phelps, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct: The Development of an Intervention Program at Oberlin

Jolie De Feis, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Revealing a Continuity of Sequence Similarity Between Seemingly Unrelated Protein Structures

Sarah Page, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron and Modernism’s Bilderverbot

Andrew Groble, Oberlin College

Science Center, A155

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Shakespeare in the Round: Harmonic Logic of the Globe

Sophia Richardson, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sobreviviendo the Academic Industrial Complex: A Medicinal History of Oberlin College’s La Alianza Latinx

Ana Robelo, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sound Worlds: How Video Games Immerse Us

Teresa Tippens, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sperm Pairing in the Gray Short-tailed Opossum, Monodelphis domestica

Megan Michel, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Suddenly, I Remember: Hormonal Treatments and Memory Rescue in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia

Alexander Riordan, Oberlin College

Science Center, A255

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Efficacy of the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct Training Program Among Student Athletes

Kaitlyn Custer, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Efficacy of the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct Training Program Among Student Athletes

Sarah MacFadden, Oberlin College

Science Center, A142

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Importance of Water Availability for Plant Community Structure in Restored Prairies

Laura Messman, Oberlin College

Science Center, A154

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Politics of Narrative in Post-9/11 Conceptions of Justice

Michael Stenovec, Oberlin College

Science Center, K209

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Tomb of Ny-ankh-nesut

Will Austin, Oberlin College

Science Center, A262

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

“The Whole Vexed Question”: Seamus Heaney, Old English, and Language Troubles

Una Creedon-Carey, Oberlin College

Science Center, A254

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM