Senior Thesis

The senior thesis: Quintessentially Princeton

The April 13 issue of the Princeton Weekly Bulletin included three profiles of students and their senior theses: a religion major who produced a documentary chronicling spiritual renewal practices in Mozambique; an astrophysical sciences student in search of elusive answers to questions about dark energy; and a mechanical and aerospace engineer who explored the technical and political factors involved in developing clean energy. Those stories can be found at

This issue profiles two more students finishing their independent work this spring: a mathematics student whose theatrical pursuits led him to develop a creative thesis about an unusual clown; and a politics major who examined how African American students’ experiences in public schools affect their view of government.

Related articles in this issue of the PWB:
Following his muse to create an unconventional clown
Tracking political impact of racial disparity in schools