Dissertations

Dissertations: May 14, 2018

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Anthropology
Fox, Samantha. The afterlife of Utopia: Urban renewal in Germany's model socialist city. Sponsor: Catherine Fennell.

Art History and Archaeology
Bartel, Jens. Style, space and meaning in the large-scale landscape paintings of Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795). Sponsor: Matthew McKelway.

Cook, Lindsay. Architectural citation of Notre-Dame of Paris in the land of the Paris Cathedral Chapter. Sponsor: Stephen Murray.

Biological Sciences
Lin, Yu-Cheng. Redox-balancing strategies in pseudomonas aeruginosa. Sponsor: Lars Dietrich.

Biomedical Engineering
Chen, Timothy. Human tissue engineered model of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Sponsor: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic.

Dang, Alex. Electrospun antibody-functionalized PDFM-based meshes for improved T cell expansion. Sponsor: Lance C. Kam.

Nayak, Samiksha. Development and evaluation of point-of-care diagnostic technologies for providers and consumers. Sponsor: Samuel Sia.

Biostatistics
Qiu, Xin. Statistical learning methods for personalized medicine. Sponsor: Yuanjia Wang.

Business
Chung, Jaeyeon. Possessions and the self. Sponsor: Gita Johar.

Chemical Engineering
Remolona, Miguel Francisco. Hybrid ontology learning materials engineering system for pharmaceutical product engineering. Sponsor: Venkat Venkatasubramanian.

Chemistry
Choi, Boyeon. Assembly of multifunctional materials using molecular cluster building blocks. Sponsor: Xavier Roy.

Classical Studies
Herz, Zachary. Playing the judge: Law and imperial communication in Severan Rome. Sponsor: Francesco de Angelis.

Classics
Brassel, Kate. In search of a corpus: Book and body in the satires of Persius. Sponsor: Gareth Williams.

Computer Science
Xie, Jinyu. Property testing of Boolean functions. Sponsor: Xi Chen.

Electrical Engineering
Subbaiah, Charishma. Electrically driven ion pumping in a single-walled carbon nanotube through Coulomb drag. Sponsor: Kenneth Shepard.

English and Comparative Literature
Cunard, Candace. Novel feelings: Emotion, duration, and the form of the eighteenth-century British novel. Sponsors: Nicholas Dames and Sharon Marcus.

Epidemiology
Saito, Suzue. Effects of expanded access to antiretroviral therapy scale up on TB- and NCD-related health service utilization and mortality risk among HIV-negative populations in rural South Africa, 2009-2014. Sponsor: Pam Factor-Litvak.

French and Romance Philology
Maurer, Anais. Under the nuclear sun: Ecocritical literature and antinuclear struggle in the Pacific. Sponsor: Souleymane Diagne.

Myers, Sarah. Sensation and the city in Baudelaire and Rimbaud. Sponsor: Antoine Compagnon.

Germanic Languages
Hessling, Vincent. Talling technology contesting narratives of progress in modernist literature: Robert Walker, Paul Scheerbart, and Joseph Roth. Sponsor: Harro Mueller.

History
Kuzuoglu, Ulug. Codes of modernity: Chinese script during the global information revolution. Sponsor: Madeleine Zelin.

Tezcanli, Merve. Building sovereignty in the late Ottoman world: Imperial subjects, consular networks and documentation of individual identities. Sponsor: Rashid Khalidi.

Zakar, Adrien. The disembodied eye: War, space and visual technologies in Syria (1900-1946). Sponsor: Marwa Elshakry.

Italian
Bulla, Irene. 'Impossible Tales': Language, monstrosity and the fantastic in the fiction of Tommaso Landolfi and H.P. Lovecraft. Sponsor: Elizabeth Leake.

Mathematics
Cornish, James. Growth rate of 3-manifold homologies under branced covers. Sponsor: Robert Lipshitz.

Music
Fogg, Thomas. Expériences sonores: Music in postwar Paris and the changing sense of sound. Sponsor: George Lewis.

Reed, Trevor. Sonic sovereignty. Sponsor: Aaron Fox.

Physics
Tian, Yun. Open heavy flavor production in relativistic heavy ion collisions at LHC. Sponsor: Brian Cole.

Political Science
Mull, Nathaniel. Natural law and the idea of the secular state in early modern thought. Sponsors: Jean Cohen and Nadia Urbinati.

Psychology
Mohr, Rebecca. Psychological outcomes of prototypicality in marginalized group members. Sponsor: Geraldine Downey.

Vuorre, Matti. Using visual illusions to examine actions' impact on perception. Sponsor: Janet Metcalfe.

Social Work
Gundanna, Anita. Pan-ethnic organizational coalition-building: Process, structure, and identity work. Sponsor: Barbara Simon.

O'Hara, Kathleen. "My work belies my mental illness": The motivation for and impacts of mental health advocacy among individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Sponsor: Ellen Lukens.

Plaza, Rayven. Modern disintegration: Predictors and consequences of school resegregation. Sponsor: Julien Teitler.

TC / Clinical Psychology
Suzuki, Jessica. A qualitative investigation of psychotherapy clients' perceptions of positive regard. Sponsor: Barry Farber.

TC / Cognitive Science in Education
Albuquerque-Matos, Flore. Argumentative writing as a collaborative activity. Sponsor: Deanna Kuhn.

TC / English Education
Kobrin, Jeffrey. The story of the moral. Sponsor: Sheridan Blau.

TC / School Psychology
Silverman, Michelle. The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and sexual risk behavior among incarcerated male youth. Sponsor: Marla Brassard.

TC / Science Education
Rojas Perilla, Diego. Influence of preservice science teachers' beliefs and goals in the cognitive demand of learning tasks they design: A multiple case study. Sponsor: Felicia Moore Mensah.

TC / Speech and Language Pathology
Freeman, Ena. Phonovibratory influences from offset to onset in repeated phonation: A study of sung gestures using high-speed digital imaging. Sponsor: John Saxman.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Biomedical Informatics
Romano, Joseph. Computational toxinology reveals actionable opportunities for drug discovery.

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Hwang, Junggeun. Settlement of Millennium Tower in San Francisco.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Min, Elizabeth. How do herbivores tip the tundra's carbon balance?.

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ishida, Yuki. The concepts of literature, human agency, and translation practices in Modern Japan: 1870s-1950s.

Komova, Ekaterina. Affect and emotional communities in 'Genji monogatari' and its reception.

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Heilpern, Sebastian. Predicting the vulnerability of ecosystem functions and services to biodiversity loss: Amazonian fisheries and food security.

Huddell, Alexandra. Reaction nitrogen losses from agricultural frontiers.

Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Mendez, Alexandra. Writing the new: Poetry and politics between Venice and Andalusia.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Ghosh, Samyak. Literacy and political imagination in northeastern India, 1670-1830.

Malak, Karim. Counting colonialism: Calculation, Egypt, Britain and the Ottoman Empire.

Philosophy
Britto, Arthur. Brentano on continuum and boundaries.

Zhang, Lin. Kant's conceptual and methodological critique of the human sciences.