Dissertations

Dissertations: November 2, 2020

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Anthropology
Chatterjee, Syantani. The new gateway of India. Sponsor: Partha Chatterjee.

Art History and Archaeology
Fitch, Nicholas. Institutional critique and autobiography in the post-1968 work of Clorindo Testa. Sponsor: Barry Bergdoll.

Biological Sciences
Khobrekar, Noopur. Identification of a novel neuronal autophagy pathway. Sponsor: Richard Vallee.

Neupane, Ritam. How to steal ribosomes: Structural studies of two different internal ribosome entry sites. Sponsor: Israel Fernandez.

Computer Science
Arroyo, Miguel. Bespoke security for resource constrained cyber-physical systems. Sponsor: Simha Sethumadhavan.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boulahanis, Bridgit. Seismic studies of interactions between the accretionary, tectonic, fluid flow, and sedimentary processes that impact the evolution of oceanic lithosphere. Sponsor: Suzanne Carbotte.

Psychology
Zee, Katherine. Relationships as regulatory systems: The role of social support. Sponsor: Niall Bolger.

Religion
Monteleone, David. The silk princess narrative: Identity creation and the localization of Buddhist networks in the kingdom of Khotan. Sponsor: Zhaohua Yang.

Vendova, Dessislava. The great life story of the body of Buddha: Re-examination and re-assessment of the images and narratives of the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. Sponsor: Bernard Faure.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Art History and Archaeology
Kuromiya, Naomi. Finding the past in the future: Tracing 'the integrated artwork' in modern Japan.

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Miura, Yuki. Optimization of coastal protections and mitigation strategies in the presence of sea level rise and prescribed budget.

Computer Science
Doas, Rami. Unsupervised morphological segmentation and part-of-speech tagging for low-resource scenarios.

English and Comparative Literature
Mcmillan, Brett. Narratives of neighborhood change: Reading cities through decay, renewal, and revitalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Music
Lim, Cheng. Music in, as, for, and through virtual spaces.

Turner, Madeleine. Rethinking Beethoven's middle style: Form, time, and destruction in the chamber works of 1806-15.

Philosophy
Zhao, Helen. The trouble with values: Doing science as a feminist.

Religion
Mishory, Ishai. Exempla vita Judaica saecularis, or the opposite of a paper ghetto: A biography of four books printed by Gershom Soncino, 1490-1534.