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  • Price, Suzanne (2010-01-12)
    This thesis evaluates how the fat body is constructed in the popularizations of scientific obesity studies. This is accomplished through discourse analysis, including examination of the vocabulary used in describing the ...
  • Boothe, Monica
    In this novel, three narratives, woven together, tell the story of hunger. They follow a Kenyan orphan through her attempts to survive on the streets of Nairobi, an anorexic high school graduate through her last summer in ...
  • McDonald, Ryan
    A memoristic essay collection that investigates the intangible aspects of economic and social life surrounding a different specific concrete thing, a commodity, each chapter. On an individual level, our pursuit of commodities ...
  • Ivey, Jay (2013-09-09)
    This thesis is a novel concerning the disappearance of a prominent Atlanta real estate czar during the 2008 financial meltdown. His privileged Classicist stepson, Tyler, embarks on a quest to learn the truth about why this ...
  • Gupta, Maria A (2014-04-16)
    This thesis is a collection of linked essays about motherhood – looking back, and letting go. The essays address the author’s roles as mother, homemaker, wife, daughter, and nurse in taking care of others, and her attempt ...
  • Najab, Julius (2014-05)
    Selection bias remains the most prominent threat to validity in social and behavioral sciences. Non-equivalence between groups prior to an intervention reduces our ability to evaluate or infer intervention effects. Some ...
  • Koen, Marthinus Christoffel (2016)
    Existing research on body-worn cameras (BWCs) has primarily focused on outcomes (e.g., use-of-force incidents, complaints, and arrests) rather than the processes related to BWC implementation and use by officers. This ...
  • Moore, Clare
    This thesis is a creative project that explores character, plot, theme, and setting. The novel follows the story of Sara Ellis and her two brothers as they embark on a journey to “make it” as a band in Los Angeles. ...
  • Hughes, Lindsay (2013)
    Background: Rare diseases represent an important public health issue; prevalence is an estimated 30 million patients in the United States. Efforts from advocacy organizations and governmental outreach based on assumptions ...
  • Isaacs, Corey
    This thesis takes the form of a novel that follows an Iranian-American family living in Laurel, MD. After their son, Darren, is arrested on charges of making terroristic threats, the family begins to disintegrate, and the ...
  • Flyte, Kelly (2015-10-23)
    This thesis follows a group of gamers who regularly play StarCraft II together, and explores how gaming communities are created, sustained, and dissolved in cyberspace. Offered first is an introduction to the StarCraft ...
  • Desens, Linda (2013)
    During recent years, Marines, along with the other Services, have experienced a heightened operational tempo where deployments are more frequent with limited time at home. The stressors of deployment on the non-deployed ...
  • Burke-Garcia, Amelia (2017)
    The area of opinion leadership is a concept found in a number of health promotion models, theories, and frameworks (Valente & Pumpuang, 2007), and it has received a substantial amount of empirical and theoretical attention ...
  • Waybright, Jill (2014)
    This dissertation applies an Optimality Theory Candidate Chains (OT-CC: McCarthy 2007) analysis to transient opaque productions which appear during early L1-acquisition (Smith 1973; Velten 1943; Cho and Lee 2003; Ettlinger ...
  • Heigel, Caron P (2009-10-02)
    National statistics indicate that the rate of incarceration is rising (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2006). A high percentage of these inmates exhibit mental health issues and substance dependence upon entry into correctional ...
  • Endres, Alexandra (2015-08-04)
    This thesis explores the manner in which the shrinking landscape of an early Imperial Rome led to an increased utilization of vegetal motifs in Roman art. Beginning in the late first century BCE, Augustus attempted to ...
  • Goldberg, Victoria Lauren (2013-09-09)
    This thesis compares the perceptions of mid-level managers and frontline staff in a mid-Atlantic state’s parole and probation department. Specifically, this paper looks at staff perceptions of the organization’s culture ...
  • Turhal, Tugrul (2015)
    Drugs and drug-related crime problems pose major threats to societies around the world in terms of their negative consequences at both individual and societal levels. Turkish drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) have ...
  • Rogers, Douglas Bruce (2011-05-25)
    This dissertation investigates the industrial organization of criminal enterprise. We argue that differences in contestability across criminal industries crucially shape how producers in these industries organize. In ...
  • Asheghali, Golnesa (2015-10-12)
    This thesis explores the impact of certain terms, categories and approaches, such as orthodox, heterodox, ghulāt (Shi’i extremists), and syncretism, on the field of Islamic Studies and maintains that these classifications ...

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