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2018
Friday, April 27th
11:00 AM

2018 Senior Symposium Program

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

King Building

11:00 AM - 6:50 PM

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

Ethan Aronson, Oberlin College

King Building 243

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

After the End of History

Steven Levin, Oberlin College

King Building 243

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Gus Perkins, Oberlin College

King Building 127

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Exploring Implications of Artistic Motivations in Dance

Shai Wolf, Oberlin College

King Building 237

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Claire Kotarski, Oberlin College

King Building 237

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Gender Nonconformity and the Stereotype Content Model

Ari Rosenblum, Oberlin College

King Building 237

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Elly Higgins, Oberlin College

King Building 237

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Thomas Cohn, Oberlin College

King Building 243

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Madeleine Cravens, Oberlin College

King Building 243

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Jennifer Schapire, Oberlin College

King Building 127

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

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

Anthony Dennis, Oberlin College

King Building 127

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Understanding Film Sound Through Musical Theory

Matthew Bach-Lombardo, Oberlin College

King Building 127

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

12:00 PM

Art and Havana's Experience of the "Special Period"

Josephine Marshall, Oberlin College

King Building 239

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Radia Lahlou, Oberlin College

King Building 101

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Sonia Bloom, Oberlin College

King Building 239

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

De pura cepa: Seis cuentos

Rita M. Pérez-Padilla, Oberlin College

King Building 239

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Tess Jewell, Oberlin College

King Building 241

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Internet Censorship in Egypt and Iran

Sydney Solomon, Oberlin College

King Building 101

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Medical Cannabis Expectancies Questionnaire

Ellyn Butler, Oberlin College

King Building 241

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Philosophy of Truth, and Philosophical Life of Michel Foucault

Jiyao Tang, Oberlin College

King Building 123

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Responsibility in Just War Theory

Isabel Canfield, Oberlin College

King Building 123

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Strengthening Networks of Expertise: Midwives, Obstetricians, and Complementarity in Danish Obstetrics

Christina Ruggiero-Corliss, Oberlin College

King Building 241

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Surviving Death: The Possibility of an Afterlife

Cameron Campbell, Oberlin College

King Building 123

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

The Cognitive Science of Moral Judgment

Chester Leopold, Oberlin College

King Building 123

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Louisa Liles, Oberlin College

King Building 241

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

The Language of Sport: Understanding Chile through Marathon Races and Fútbol Games

Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Oberlin College

King Building 239

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Jesse Docter, Oberlin College

King Building 101

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

Liam McLean, Oberlin College

King Building 101

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:00 PM

Ancient Textile Production in the Archaeological Record of Karanis, Egypt

Susanna Faas-Bush, Oberlin College

King Building 227

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Capturing the Past Through Elyria’s Architecture

Walter Campbell, Oberlin College

King Building 227

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Das Lied von der Erde: A Cross-cultural Approach

Hanyu Qu, Oberlin College

King Building 243

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Distinguishing Between Romans and Non-Romans in Tacitus' Germania and Agricola

Tara Wells, Oberlin College

King Building 243

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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

Emma Schechter, Oberlin College

King Building 227

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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

Muntaha Mohamed, Oberlin College

King Building 237

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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

Izzy Hannigan, Oberlin College

King Building 237

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Stories of the Material Record

Christian Bolles, Oberlin College

King Building 227

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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

Eleanor Lindberg, Oberlin College

King Building 237

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

The Literature of Pompeii

Rose Rosenthal, Oberlin College

King Building 243

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo: Motherhood as a Tool to Undermine the Patriarchy

Tal Netter-Sweet, Oberlin College

King Building 237

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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

Mengtian Bai, Oberlin College

King Building 243

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

2:00 PM

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

Eliza Guinn, Oberlin College

King Building 123

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Bearing the Dream: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Zurisaday Gutierrez Avila, Oberlin College

King Building 101

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Defining Success: A Study of Oberlin College Programming

Rayna Storm Holmes, Oberlin College

King Building 101

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

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

Thobeka Mnisi, Oberlin College

King Building 127

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

French Exotic Music and the Musical Construction of Spain

Monica Chen, Oberlin College

King Building 123

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

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

Charis Stanek, Oberlin College

King Building 101

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

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

Niya Smith-Wilson, Oberlin College

King Building 127

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Searching For Utopia in Postwar British Urban Planning

Julia Butterfield, Oberlin College

King Building 123

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Testing and Disciplining Young Men of Color in Urban Public Schools

Brian Cabral, Oberlin College

King Building 127

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

The Chicago Renaissance: Activism in Chicago's Music Scene

Andre Jamal Cardine Jr., Oberlin College

King Building 127

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

The Chinese Student Commencement Speech Controversy: A Discourse Analysis of Responding Microblogs

Jenny Xin Luan, Oberlin College

King Building 101

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

The Metonymic Carnival: Showman Figures in Modern German Drama

Leah Barber, Oberlin College

King Building 123

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

3:00 PM

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

Leah Cohen, Oberlin College

King Building 237

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

CJ Blair, Oberlin College

King Building 241

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Val Masters, Oberlin College

King Building 239

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Stephanie Gunter, Oberlin College

King Building 241

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Hannah Rodgers, Oberlin College

King Building 241

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Investigating Restorative Justice: A Four-Year Journey

Megan Cox, Oberlin College

King Building 239

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Limitations of NAGPRA: The Mohegan Mask in the Penn Museum’s Collection

Elka Lee-Shapiro, Oberlin College

King Building 239

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Caroline Edwards, Oberlin College

King Building 241

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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

Naomi Roswell, Oberlin College

King Building 239

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Underneath the Mythical Iceberg: Musings on My Novel-in-Progress

Brandi Lee Metzger, Oberlin College

King Building 237

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

"Unsex Me Here": Teaching Shakespeare Across Race and Gender

Han Taub, Oberlin College

King Building 237

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

4:30 PM

Creating Barriers to Determination of Structurally Cohesive Subgroups (Keynote)

Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari, Oberlin College
Adam Eck, Oberlin College

King Building 106

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

5:30 PM

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

Henry DuBeau, Oberlin College

King Building 101

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Madeline Moran, Oberlin College

King Building 241

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Alexander Somogyi, Oberlin College

King Building 239

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Chopin Onscreen: Media Representations of Frederic Chopin

Monika Cecilia Franaszczuk, Oberlin College

King Building 101

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Nic Vigilante, Oberlin College

King Building 237

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Flying Tigers: Transnational Memories of a World War II Collaboration

Shang Yasuda, Oberlin College

King Building 239

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Horror Without End: Narratives of Fear Under Modern Capitalism

Andrés Emil González, Oberlin College

King Building 123

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Melissa Karp, Oberlin College

King Building 123

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Xun Zheng, Oberlin College

King Building 101

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Gabrielle Walsh, Oberlin College

King Building 237

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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, Oberlin College

King Building 239

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Owen Ellerkamp, Oberlin College

King Building 241

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Queering the Grid: Zanele Muholi’s Archival Project

Michelle Fikrig, Oberlin College

King Building 101

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Simulation of Interstellar Scattering of Pulsar Signals

Adam Jussila, Oberlin College

King Building 237

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Structure-Function Study of the Lab Opossum Prostate

Julie Watiker, Oberlin College

King Building 243

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Testing the Production of Scintillation Arcs with the Pulsar B1133+16

Stella Ocker, Oberlin College

King Building 237

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Julia Ranney, Oberlin College

King Building 241

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Cella Wright, Oberlin College

King Building 123

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

The Nominally Morphological Behavior of the Intejection 'Ori' in Hiaki

James Fleming, Oberlin College
Laura Jingyi Li, Oberlin College
Nina Lorence-Ganong, Oberlin College

King Building 123

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Kobi Griffith, Oberlin College

King Building 243

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

Tōkaidō in Modern Representation

Yiyin (Mia) Zhong, Oberlin College

King Building 241

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Melissa Harris, Oberlin College

King Building 239

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM

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

Aviva Blonder, Oberlin College

King Building 243

5:30 PM - 6:50 PM