2014 Master's Theses

AUTHOR: Anderson, Virginia
TITLE: An Unequal Burden: Cancer is never fair, but the poor pay a price they can ill afford
ADVISOR: Weiner, Jonathan
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Araki, Yumi
TITLE: Minding the (Coverage) Gap: Casualties of a nation divided over health care
ADVISOR: Edsall, Thomas B. and Klatell, David
FORMAT: Print and Digital www.inthecoveragegap.com Password:polarization

AUTHOR: Argentieri, Benedetta
TITLE: Sicilian mothers versus the U.S. military: A small town's fight against an American satellite communications project
ADVISOR: Gezari, Vanessa
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Athayde, Ana Terra
TITLE: Inside the Longhouse: Re-creating an Amazonian indigenous culture for tourism
ADVISOR: Solomon, Alisa, West, Betsy and West, Paige
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Blaustein, Richard
TITLE: Climate Change Tipping Points: Looking deeper, thinking ahead
ADVISOR: Weiner, Jonathan
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Cao, Hanjing (Jing)
TITLE: Anatomy of a Boomtown: How Williston, ND is handling a gusher of oil, money, people, and problems
ADVISOR: Grueskin, Bill
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Casati, Davide
TITLE: My most grievous fault: The man behind the latest scandal in the Vatican
ADVISOR: Stewart, James
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Casey, Michael
TITLE: Tsunami: After the waves recede: a story of two women's survival and resilience
ADVISOR: Holloway, Marguerite
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Chakrabarti, Samrat
TITLE: The Joker in Omaha: How we are losing the midwest to the slot machine
ADVISOR: Stewart, James
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: DeGhett, Torie Rose
TITLE: Images of Death: Resurrecting photojournalism from the First Gulf War
ADVISOR: Solomon, Alisa
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Dovel, Nikita
TITLE: Expats and the Indian Election
ADVISOR: Edsall, Thomas B.
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Dow, Danica
TITLE: Black in the Future: Space is still the place
ADVISOR: Solomon, Alisa
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Gambino, Giulio
TITLE: How Immigrants Can Save Italy: A vibrant, multi-ethnic, community in a northeast Italian town represents the country's future
ADVISOR: Edsall, Thomas B.
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Gilblom, Kelly
TITLE: The Carbon Snatchers: Why the fossil fuel industry thinks helping the environment might save its bottom line
ADVISOR: Holloway, Marguerite
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Goetz, Gretchen
TITLE: Ocean Antibiotics: Mining the sea for drugs to combat resistant infections
ADVISOR: Epstein, Randi Hutter
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Guzman Bastida, Alvaro
TITLE: The Winners of Austerity: Banks, hedge funds and local strongmen find handsome opportunities in the crisis-ridden European South
ADVISOR: Edsall, Thomas B.
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Habil, Maryam
TITLE: The Struggle for Healing from 9/11--The Park51 Episode
ADVISOR: Gezari, Vanessa
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Hannon, Mary Polk (Molly)
TITLE: The New Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan Smashing Stereotypes: The superhero genre and Islamophobia
ADVISOR: Hajdu, David and Rashid, Hussein
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Hogan, Caelainn
TITLE: The Unbound Qur'an: Education and extremism in Nigeria and the traditional schools caught in the crossfire
ADVISOR: Grueskin, Bill and Larkin, Brian
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Ip, Chris
TITLE: The Booty Profession
ADVISOR: Harris, Mark
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Jedeur-Palmgren, Max
TITLE: Man Overboard: How Nokia spent billions on a product that was going to save the company--and then didn't dare to release it
ADVISOR: Stewart, James
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Jeelani, Mehboob
TITLE: Buffalo's Billion-Dollar Bet: Can the post-industrial city rescue itself from a falling economy?
ADVISOR: Maharidge, Dale
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Jennings, Katie
TITLE: The Game of Codes: Primary care doctors take on the government and the American Medical Association over physician payment
ADVISOR: Holloway, Marguerite
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Jerving, Sara
TITLE: The President's Circle: Land grabbing, corruption and palm oil in Liberia
ADVISOR: Stewart, James and Haburchak, Alan
FORMAT: Print and Digital, DVD

AUTHOR: Kim, Eugene
TITLE: Noom and the New American Dream: How a South Korean immigrant used the power of the U.S. startup culture to build a flourishing app business
ADVISOR: Norton, Rob
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Kumar, Sheila V
TITLE: Privatizing Charity: The end of public hospitals in Louisiana
ADVISOR: Grueskin, Bill
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Kusari, Ayan
TITLE: Home on the Shale: A Pennsylvania country weights the opportunities of hydraulic fracturing against its costs
ADVISOR: Holloway, Marguerite
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: LaClair, Matthew
TITLE: First Light from the Great "Out There:" An exploration of the James Webb Space Telescope
ADVISOR: Weiner, Jonathan
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Lalwani, Mona
TITLE: Molly on the Billion-Dollar Dance Floor: How America and Europe are helping--or failing--young people in the age of party drugs
ADVISOR: Sicha, Choire
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Lieberman, Amy
TITLE: Checkpoint: The border creeps north
ADVISOR: Coll, Steve
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Mastroianni, Brian
TITLE: Without Words
ADVISOR: Solomon, Alisa and West, Betsy
FORMAT: Print and Digital mimewithoutwords.com Password: mimethesis1

AUTHOR: Melada, Geoffrey W.
TITLE: In the Midst of Winter: Do child rape victims overcome their trauma?
ADVISOR: Weiner, Jonathan
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Nair, Rupam Jain
TITLE: The Busted Sanction-Buster: U.S. helps Iran clean economic haze
ADVISOR: Gezari, Vanessa
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Passeri, James
TITLE: The Mobile Challenge: Web advertisers chase the next big wave
ADVISOR: Norton, Rob
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Plough, Alexander
TITLE: Addicted to the Edge
ADVISOR: Stewart, James
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Retherford, Bill
TITLE: Little Green Men: The scientific search for E.T.
ADVISOR: Holloway, Marguerite and Scharf, Caleb
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Rothkopf, Joanna
TITLE: Knuckle-Walking to Keithville: Inside the battle to determine the fate of America's research chimpanzees
ADVISOR: Weiner, Jonathan
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Senyuva, Nazli
TITLE: Catch Me If You Can: The decline of midwifery in New York City hospitals
ADVISOR: Woodward, Tali
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Srinivas, Siri
TITLE: When Columbia Bought the Local McDonald's: The Ivy League university's quest for a super-size campus blurs the line between public and private in West Harlem
ADVISOR: Hajdu, David
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Tipler, Zoe
TITLE: The Cultural Conundrum
ADVISOR: Roberts, Fletcher
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Uberti, David
TITLE: Detroit: The once and future city
ADVISOR: Edsall, Thomas B.
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Villalobos Seelmann, Gabriella
TITLE: Reinventing the Financial District
ADVISOR: Norton, Rob
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Walia, Shelly
TITLE: Bollywood's Big American Dream
ADVISOR: Harris, Mark and Woodward, Tali
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Wenkert, Amarel
TITLE: The Meschugge Party: Berlin's Israeli community and what it suggests for the future of Israel
ADVISOR: Shulevitz, Judith
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Wood, Abigail
TITLE: Exposure Wanted: YouTube's independent generation
ADVISOR: Roberts, Fletcher
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Woolf, Nicky
TITLE: After the Phoenix: The story of one girl's battle with nature, nurture, and the Nazis
ADVISOR: Maharidge, Dale
FORMAT: Print

AUTHOR: Zhang, Wenxiong
TITLE: The Duke Ellington in Chinese-American Jazz: The story of the saxophonist Francis Wong and his music
ADVISOR: Hadju, David
FORMAT: Print