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Dissertation Proposals Filed
Art History and Archaeology
Lima, Alvaro Luis. The people's fantasy: Modern art in Mozambique.
English and Comparative Literature
Madison, Emily. Tragic contestations: Shakespeare, tragedy, and affect in modern British and American theatre.
Margini, Matthew. Incoherent beasts: Species and Victorian literary form.
N'Diaye, Ngara. Scripting blackness: Embodied techniques of racialization in 17th century European theatre.
Batsha, Nishant. Registered numbers, indentured Indians: The violence of bureaucracy in Fiji and Trinidad, 1838 - 1919.
Sarwate, Rahul. The making of Maharashtra: An intellectual and cultural history, 1848 - 1962.
Cohen, Catherine. Multidrug-resistant organism infection and isolation precautions in nursing homes.
Social Work
Kantor, Leslie. Parental influence on adolescent sexual behavior: A current look at the role of communication and monitoring and supervision.
Urban Planning
Li, Yunjing. China's low-carbon community: Localization of climate governance within urbanization.
Pan, Xiaohong. Exploring aging Americans' travel preferences and transportation options: A behavioral analysis.

Dissertations Defended
Nolan, Virginia. Savage mind to savage machine: Techniques and disciplines of creativity, 1880-1985. Advisor: Felicity D. Scott.
Art History and Archaeology
Perkins, Elizabeth. Antonello de Messina and the independent portrait in fifteenth-century Italy. Advisor: David Freedberg.
Biomedical Engineering
Po, Ming Jack. Application of multi-resolution image processing in biomedical imaging. Advisor: Andrew F. Laine.
Cellular Physiology and Biophysics
Spellman, Timothy. Hippocampal-prefrontal circuitry in spatial working memory. Advisor: Joshua A. Gordon.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Yang, Wenchang. The hydroclimate of East Africa: Seasonal cycle, decadal variability and human-induced climate change. Advisor: Richard Seager.
Electrical Engineering
Souhan, Brian. Defect mediated sub-bandgap optical absorption in ion-implanted silicon nano-wire waveguide photodetectors. Advisor: Richard M. Osgood, Jr.
Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling
Charles-Horvath, Pelisa. Genetic studies demonstrate functional interaction between murine anthrax toxin receptors and membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase. Advisor: Jan Kitajewski.
Factourovich, Maxim. The classical and quantum aspects of the detection of gravitational waves. Advisor: Szabolcs Márka.
Kelley, Christopher. The inherent dignity of empty persons: The Dalai Lama's theory of human rights. Advisor: Robert Thurman.
Redd, Rozlyn. The aesthetics of academic choice. Advisor: Peter S. Bearman.
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