Dissertation Proposals Filed
Art History and Archaeology
Yang, Yu. At the crossroads of Japanese regional modernism and colonialism: Architectural interactions between Manchuria and western Japan, 1905-1945.
Wei, Qi. The role of plakoglobin and the cytoskeleton in substrate-free cell sheet engineering.
Allen, Molly. The figure of mourning in fifth-century Athens.
Carbone, Lucia Francesca. Currency and taxes: The relationship between civic and provincial administration in the province of Asia, 2nd century B.C.-2nd century A.D.
Sanchez Garcia, Felix. Identification of drivers and vulnerabilities in cancer by computational data integration.
Xie, Boyi. Area of specialization: Natural language processing.
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Lin, Hsin-Yi. Knowledge and practices of reproduction in medieval Chinese Buddhism.
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Freeland, Anne. Traveling theories in the Latin American Marxist canon.
Stein, Rachel. Iberian expansion and the printed book: Visualizing and framing the world from the Lisbon printing house of Pedro Craesbeeck, 1597-1637.
Bhuwania, Anuj. Competing populisms: Public interest litigation and political society in post-Emergency India. Sponsor: Brinkley M. Messick.
Vaughn, Sarah Elizabeth. Vulnerable publics: Climate, freedom, and citizenship in Guyana. Sponsor: David Scott.
APAM: Applied Mathematics
Goluskin, David. Shear flow driven by convection, and convection driven by internal heating. Sponsors: David E. Keyes and Edward A. Spiegel.
Orbe, Clara. Applications of steady and transient tracers to the studies of stratosphere-troposphere exchange and tropospheric air mass composition. Sponsor: Lorenzo M. Polvani.
Tandon, Neil Francis. The climate response to external forcings in simplified models. Sponsor: Lorenzo M. Polvani.
APAM: Applied Physics
Davis, Matthew Stiles. Measurements of the electron pressure in the levitated dipole experiment (LDX). Sponsor: Michael E. Mauel.
Widawsky, Jonathan R. Probing electronic and thermoelectric properties of single-molecule junctions. Sponsor: Latha Venkataraman.
Art History and Archaeology
Hetherington, Anna Ratner. Melancholy figures: From Bosch to Titian. Sponsor: David Rosand.
Khera, Dipti. Picturing India’s ‘Land of Princes’ between the Mughal and British empires: Topographical imaginings of Udaipur and its environs. Sponsor: Vidya Dehejia.
Murrell, Denise Michelle. Seeing Laure: The iconographic legacy of race as modernity in Manet’s Olympia. Sponsor: Anne Higonnet.
Rossi, Nassim Ellie. Italian Renaissance depictions of the Ottoman Sultan: Nuances in the function of early-modern portraiture. Sponsor: David Rosand.
Seastrand, Anna Lise. Praise, politics, and language: South Indian paintings, 1500-1800. Sponsor: Vidya Dehejia.
Huang, Christine Shaoyu. Structural and functional studies of biotin-dependent carboxylases. Sponsor: Liang Tong.
Washkowitz, Andrew J. The role of Mga in the survival of pluripotent cells during peri-implantation development. Sponsor: J. Chloë Bulinski.
Mojahed, Hamed. Sequence development and expansion of echo-planar chemical shift imaging in three dimensions. Sponsor: Andrew F. Laine.
Parsa, Hesam. Integrating microtechnology and systems biology to study biological species/microenvironment interaction. Sponsor: Samuel K. Sia.
Chen, Bo-Juen. Integrative modeling of drug sensitivity with genomic data. Sponsor: Dana Pe’er.
Wang, Yi. Sample size calculations for the semiparametric analysis of short-term and long-term hazard ratios. Sponsor: Zhezhen Jin.
Atlas, Stephen A. Essays on decisions involving recurring financial events. Sponsor: Daniel M. Bartels.
Mor, Shira. Metacognitive habits promoting intercultural coordination and accuracy. Sponsor: Michael W. Morris.
Reuben, Alicja K. Essays on the strategic discretion of prosecutors in the legal system. Sponsor: Bruce Kogut.
Yap, Andy J. How power and powerlessness corrupt. Sponsors: Dana Carney and E. Tory Higgins.
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Bailakanavar, Mahesh Raju. A reduced order multiscale-multiphysics model for heterogeneous materials. Sponsor: Jacob Fish.
Benowitz, Brett Alexander. Simulation and modeling of random processes and fields in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Sponsors: George Deodatis and Haim Waisman.
Hochstein, Daniel Peter. Thermal conductivity of fiber-reinforced lightweight cement composites. Sponsor: Christian Meyer.
Lan, Mengyu. Computational nanomechanics and high-order extended finite element methods. Sponsor: Haim Waisman.
Sonnevend, Julia. Global iconic events: How news stories travel through time, space, and media. Sponsor: Michael Schudson.
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Dahlgren, Eric. Rescaling capital: The potential of small-scale mass-produced physical capital in the energy and materials processing industries. Sponsor: Klaus S. Lackner.
Klinghoffer, Naomi Beth. Utilization of char from biomass gasification in catalytic applications. Sponsor: Marco J. Castaldi.
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Heskel, Mary Allison. Environmental controls of foliar respiration in Arctic plants. Sponsor: Kevin L. Griffin.
Abeberese, Ama Baafra. Essays on Firm Behavior in Developing Economies. Sponsor: Eric Verhoogen.
Czerwonko Pupi, Alejo Eduardo. Essays on alternative financial services. Sponsor: Katherine Ho.
Marx, Benjamin Michael. Essays in charitable organizations and public policy. Sponsor: Wojciech Kopczuk.
Gorlatova, Maria A. Energy-harvesting networked modes: Measurements, algorithms, and prototyping. Sponsor: Gil Zussman.
Iliadis, Alexandros. Haplotype inference through sequential Monte Carlo. Sponsor: Dimitris Anastassiou.
Ophir, Noam. Silicon photonics for all-optical processing and high-bandwidth-density interconnects. Sponsor: Keren Bergman.
Vezyrtzis, Christos. Adaptive hardware and design methodologies for continuous-time and companding digital signal processors. Sponsors: Steven M. Nowick and Yannis P. Tsividis.
English and Comparative Literature
Farrell, Nathaniel Calise. The modernist defense of poetry in prose and verse. Sponsor: Michael Golston.
Hay, John Andrew. The post-apocalyptic American frontier: Uncanny historicism in the nineteenth century. Sponsor: Ross Posnock.
Llobrera, Kairos Garcia. The predicament of illegality: Undocumented aliens in contemporary American immigration fiction. Sponsor: Frances Negrón-Muntaner.
Vydrin, Eugene. Site specifics: Modernist mediums in the modern landscape. Sponsor: Michael Golston.
French and Romance Philology
Ionita, Casiana Elena. The educated spectator: Cinema and pedagogy in France, 1909-1930. Sponsor: Elisabeth Ladenson.
Martin, Séverine Camille. The status of the object in Stéphane Mallaré’s Vers de circonstance. Sponsor: Elisabeth Ladenson.
Matheis, Eric Todd. Capital, value, and exchange in the Old Occitan and Old French tension. Sponsor: Sylvie Lefèvre.
Whitney, Tyler Robert. Spaces of the ear: Literature, media, and the science of sound, 1870-1930. Sponsor: Stefan Andriopoulos.
Mays, Susan Kay. Rapid advance: High technology in China in the global electronic age. Sponsor: Madeleine Zelin.
Phillips, Lucy Victoria. The strange commodity of cultural exchange: Martha Graham and the State Department tours, 1955-1987. Sponsor: Eric Foner.
Popescu, Adina Lucia. Casting bread upon the waters: American farmers and the international wheat market, 1880-1920. Sponsor: Elizabeth Blackmar.
Di Nino, Nicola. Spiritual voices: Antonia Pozzi, Cristina Campo, and Margherita Guidacci. Sponsor: Paolo Valesio.
Kumar, Akash. Si come dice lo Filosofo: Translating philosophy in the early Italian lyric. Sponsor: Teodolinda Barolini.
Mackin, Zane D. R. Dante Praedicator: Sermons and preaching culture in the Commedia. Sponsor: Teodolinda Barolini.
Moreno-Viqueira, Ileana. (In)visible mathematics in Italo Calvino’s Le città invisibili. Sponsor: Paolo Valesio.
Carneiro, Andre Rubens Franca. A geometric construction of a Calabi quasimorphism on complex projective space. Sponsor: Dusa McDuff.
Fanoe, Andrew Lawrence. Properties of Hamiltonian torus actions. Sponsor: Dusa McDuff.
Garcia Martinez, Luis Emilio. Singular theta lifts and special values of Rankin-Selberg L-functions. Sponsor: Shou-Wu Zhang.
Hendricks, Kristen Elyse. Localization and Heegaard Floer homology. Sponsor: Robert Lipshitz.
Maddock, Zachary Alexander. Regular del Pezzo surfaces with irregularity and intersection numbers on quotients in geometric invariant theory. Sponsor: Aise Johan de Jong.
Wang, Yu. Local regularity of the complex Monge-Ampère equation. Sponsor: Duong H. Phong.
Satoh, Gen. Modification and integration of shape memory alloys through thermal treatments and dissimilar metal joining. Sponsor: Y. Lawrence Yao.
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Amzi-Erdoğdular, Leyla. Afterlife of empire: Muslim-Ottoman relations in Habsburg Bosnia Herzegovina, 1878-1914. Sponsor: Mark A. Mazower.
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
de Vries, Rosa Leonora Andrea. Mitophagy in neurodegeneration. Sponsor: Serge Przedborski.
Pop, Ariadna. Making sense of faultless disagreement. Sponsor: Katja Vogt.
Cheng, Gary Chia Li. Precision search for muon antineutrino disappearance oscillations using a dual baseline technique. Sponsor: Michael H. Shaevitz.
Endlich, Solomon George. The effective field theory approach to fluid dynamics. Sponsor: Alberto Nicolis.
Fazlollahi, Mina. Inferring transcriptional and post-transcriptional network structure by exploiting natural sequence variation. Sponsor: Szabolcs Márka.
Vazquez, Eric. Control study of two-particle correlations in heavy ion collisions at RHIC-PHENIX. Sponsor: William A. Zajc.
Yin, Hantao. Precision lattice calculation of kaon decays with Möbius domain wall fermions. Sponsor: Robert D. Mawhinney.
Blake, Candace Hortensia. Choosing an international legal regime: How much justice would you trade for peace? Sponsor: Andrew J. Nathan.
Oliveros, Virginia. A working machine: Patronage jobs and political services in Argentina. Sponsor: Maria Victoria Murillo.
Sivolella, John Joseph. Do politics matter to this watchdog? The effects of ideology on civil enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Sponsor: Robert Y. Shapiro.
Torres-Reyna, Oscar. Origins and use of presidential polling in Mexico; Presidential approval in Mexico; Government spending and public opinion in Mexico. Sponsor: Robert Y. Shapiro.
Tusicisny, Andrej. Reciprocity and prejudice: An experiment of Hindu-Muslim cooperation in the slums of Mumbai. Sponsor: Jack L. Snyder.
Kanellopoulou, Eleni. Strategic thinking for successful self-regulation in the pursuit of goals. Sponsor: Kevin Ochsner.
Kelly, Karen Jeanne. Metacognition of emotion recognition. Sponsor: Janet Metcalfe.
Konnikova, Maria. The limits of self-control: Self-control, illusory control, and risky financial decision-making. Sponsor: Walter Mischel.
Silvers, Jennifer Ashley. Behavioral and neural bases of emotion regulation in childhood and adolescence. Sponsor: Kevin Ochsner.
Berzon, Todd Stephen. Classifying Christians: Ethnography, discovery, and the limits of knowledge in late antiquity. Sponsor: Elizabeth Castelli.
Fong, Benjamin Yen Yi. The death drive revisited: A reexamination of psychoanalytic drive theory and its implications for critical theory. Sponsor: Mark Taylor.
Moorthy, Asha Kalyani. A seal of faith: Rereading Paul on circumcision, Torah, and the Gentiles. Sponsor: John Anthony McGuckin.
Ohaneson, Heather Christine. Free to play: An analysis in aesthetic, ethical, and religious movements. Sponsor: Wayne Proudfoot.
Scott, Gregory Adam. Conversion by the book: Buddhist Culture in Republican China. Sponsor: Chun-fang Yu.
Augsberger, Astraea. Youth participation in child welfare decision-making: A focused ethnography. Sponsor: Vicki Lens.
Glickman, Kim Lisa. Complicated grief treatment: What makes it work? Sponsor: M. Katherine Shear.
Kapadia, Amy Sheila. Race-ethnic discrimination, major depression, and alcohol use disorder among U.S.-born and immigrant minorities: Using a nationally representative sample to test the moderating relationships of cultural and social factors. Sponsor: Ellen P. Lukens.
Kaplan, Daniel Barnett. Home health care for persons with cognitive impairment. Sponsor: Denise Burnette.
Schwartz-Soicher, Ofira. The role of the neighborhood fast-food environment in weight status of inner-city children. Sponsor: Julien O. Teitler.
Sofocleous, Gretchen Thomas. Sexual and non-sexual juvenile offenders: Developmental antecedents and behavioral outcomes. Sponsor: Julien O. Teitler.
Zamora, Anna Elisabet. A structural explanation for anti-immigrant sentiment: Evidence from Belgium and Spain. Sponsor: Saskia Sassen.
Sadjadi, Sahar. Diagnosing the self: An ethnography of clinical management of gender in children. Sponsor: Carole S. Vance.
Zhang, Junyi. Estimation and testing methods for monotone transformation models. Sponsor: Zhiliang Ying.
Bao, Xiaojia. Three papers on environment-related decision-making and development in China. Sponsor: Upmanu Lall.
Ngo, Nicole Su-lin. Three essays on the environment and health in urban areas. Sponsor: Douglas Almond.
TC - Applied Anthropology
Nims, Kelly M. The Goffal speaks: Coloured ideology and the perpetuation of a category in post-colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsor: George C. Bond.
Zycherman, Ariela Tanya. The changing value of food: Localizing modernity among the Tsimané of lowland Bolivia. Sponsor: Lambros Comitas.
TC - Applied Behavioral Analysis
Cahill, Claire S. Actions and objects: Observing responses and the role of multiple stimulus control in incidental language acquisition. Sponsor: R. Douglas Greer.
Shanman, Derek Jacob. The relation between components of naming and conditioned seeing. Sponsor: R. Douglas Greer.
Tullo, Lisa Dawn. The joining of speaker and listener vocabularies as a result of the induction of naming. Sponsor: R. Douglas Greer.
TC - Behavioral Nutrition
Custodio-Lumsden, Christie Lauren. The Diet and Early Childhood Caries (DECC) study: Validation of a novel ECC risk-assessment tool and investigation of diet-related ECC risk factors. Sponsor: Randi L. Wolf.
Mull, Lorraine. Associations among measures of weight status, energy-balance-related behaviors, and psychosocial mediators in urban upper elementary children. Sponsor: Isobel R. Contento.
Porter, Kathleen Joyce. Bringing nutrition education programs from outside sources into the classroom: The experience of New York City public elementary schools. Sponsor: Isobel R. Contento.
Zaharek, Marguerite Marie. Beliefs about diet and colorectal cancer prevention in an urban population. Sponsor: Randi L. Wolf.
TC - Clinical Psychology
Pirutinsky, Steven. Interpersonal religious struggles within Orthodox Jewish families with adolescent children in Israel. Sponsor: Elizabeth Midlarsky.
TC - Cognitive Studies in Education
Li, Na. Designing better scaffolding in teaching complex systems with graphical simulations. Sponsor: John B. Black.
Pagar, Dana Lenore. The effects of a grouping by tens manipulative on children’s strategy use, base ten understanding, and mathematical knowledge. Sponsor: Herbert P. Ginsburg.
TC - Economics and Education
Dincer, Mehmet Alper. Education policy issues in Turkey. Sponsor: Francisco Rivera-Batiz.
Guo, Dong. Labor market returns to school quality in China. Sponsor: Francisco Rivera-Batiz.
Lee, Ji Yun. Private tutoring and its impact on students’ academic achievement, mainstream schooling, and educational inequality in Korea. Sponsor: Henry M. Levin.
TC - English Education
Villanueva, Alison. Towards a more global approach to teaching literature. Sponsor: Ruth Vinz.
TC - Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Lai, Fang-Lin Jasmine. The relationships between parenting stress, child characteristics, parenting self-efficacy, and social support in parents of children with autism in Taiwan. Sponsor: Linda Hickson.
TC - Mathematics Education
Gísladóttir, Berglind. Social capital and adolescents’ mathematics achievement: A comparative analysis of eight European cities. Sponsor: Bruce R. Vogeli.
Gould, Heather Tiana. Teachers’ conceptions of mathematical modeling. Sponsor: Bruce R. Vogeli.
Jóhannsdóttir, Björg. The elementary mathematical content knowledge of prospective teachers in Iceland. Sponsor: Erica N. Walker.
TC - Measurement and Evaluation
Chen, Chen-Miao. Examining uncertainty and misspecifications of attributes with a cognitive diagnostic model. Sponsor: Lawrence T. DeCarlo.
Kim, Sunhee. Single-rater scoring of constructed responses with or without backreading: Approaches via latent class signal detection theory. Sponsor: Lawrence T. DeCarlo.
Marini, Jessica Patricia. An item response theory approach to causal inference. Sponsor: Matthew S. Johnson.
Paolino, Jon-Paul Noel. Penalized joint maximum likelihood estimation applied to two parameter logistic item response models. Sponsor: Matthew S. Johnson.
Xiang, Rui. Nonlinear penalized estimation of true Q-matrix in cognitive diagnostic models. Sponsor: Matthew S. Johnson.
TC - Physical Disabilities
Montgomery, Jennifer Lynn. A case study of the Preventing Academic Failure Orton-Gillingham approach with five students who are deaf or hard of hearing, using the mediating tool of cued speech. Sponsor: Robert E. Kretschmer.
Veyvoda, Michelle A. An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf children. Sponsor: Robert E. Kretschmer.
TC - Politics and Education
Wright, David Lee. The Twenty-sixth Amendment as a teachable moment: Young adult voter turnout in United States elections, 1972-2006. Sponsor: Jeffrey Henig.
TC - Science Education
Stewart, Phillip Michael Jr. Learning the rules of the game: The nature of game and classroom supports when using a concept-integrated digital physics game in the middle school science classroom. Sponsor: Ann E. Rivet.
TC - Social-Organizational Psychology
Castro, Mekayla Kolean. From the mouths of men: A model of men’s perception of social identity threat toward women in the workplace and endorsement of identity safety behaviors. Sponsor: Caryn J. Block.
TC - Sociology and Education
Warner, Miya Tamiko. New York City small high school reform and student course-taking. Sponsor: Amy Stuart Wells.
TC - Teaching of Social Studies
Patterson, Timothy James. Stories of self and other: Four in-service social studies teachers reflect on their international professional development. Sponsor: William Gaudelli.
Taylor, Ashley Michelle. Pedagogy for Latino/a newcomer students: A study of four secondary social studies teachers in New York City urban newcomer schools. Sponsor: Anand Reddy Marri.
Arjomand, Minou Clare. Theatre on trial: Staging postwar justice in the United States and Germany. Sponsor: W. B. Worthen.
Stokes, Shilarna. Playing the crowd: Mass pageants in Europe and the United States, 1905-1935. Sponsor: Arnold Aronson.