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alicea-jose-joel

Politics

Originalism in Crisis: The Movement towards Indeterminate Originalism

José Joel Alicea

Adviser: Robert P. George

bock-meredith

French and Italian

Modern Methods: The Intersection of Myth and Science in the Works of Giorgio de Chirico and Primo Levi

Meredith A. Bock

Adviser: Pietro Frassica

bolten-rachel-heise

English

American Panorama!

Rachel Heise Bolten

Adviser: William A. Gleason

boxer-george

Mathematics

Small Scale Distribution of Heegner Points

George A. Boxer

Adviser: Peter C. Sarnak

braun-phillip-xavier

Classics

Reconsidering Cicero’s De Amicitia as a Search for Realism

Phillip X. Braun

Adviser: Robert A. Kaster

brook-karolina

Chemistry

Small Molecule Modulation of Vibrio cholerae Virulence through Quorum Sensing

Karolina Brook

Adviser: Martin F. Semmelhack

buczak-pawel-rafal

Operations Research and Financial Engineering

From Smart Grid Vision to Reality: Agent-Based Modeling of the Smart Grid

Pawel R. Buczak

Adviser: Alain L. Kornhauser

chang-john

Electrical Engineering

Microwave Photonic Filters for Adaptive Phased Array Antenna Systems

John Chang

Adviser: Paul R. Prucnal

cheung-wai-ling

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Elucidating the Maturation Mechanism of the Lasso-Structured Antimicrobial Peptide Microcin J25

Wai Ling Cheung

Adviser: A. James Link

davis-andrew-trayton

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Syntax in Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin: A Statistical and Interpretive Approach

Andrew T. Davis

Adviser: Michael A. Wachtel

denz-jacob-thomas

German

“Wichtig zu Lernen”: Einverständnis and Body Politics in Brecht’s Lehrstücke

Jacob T. Denz

Adviser: Devin A. Fore

dibartolo-isha-marina

Classics

Hermione and Kleopatra: Two Princeton Papyri concerning Women in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt

Isha Marina Di Bartolo

Adviser: AnneMarie Luijendijk

dickerson-julie-elizabeth

Art and Archaeology

On the Styx

Julie E. Dickerson

Adviser: Rachael Z. DeLue

diemand-yauman-connor-lawrence

Psychology

Fortune Favors the Bold (and the Italicized): A Study of Fluency in Classroom Environments

Connor L. Diemand-Yauman

Adviser: Daniel M. Oppenheimer

dobkin-jane-beatrice

Architecture

Fault Lines: The City of Jerusalem and the Architecture of Division

Jane B. Dobkin

Adviser: Edward A. Eigen

dressing-courtney-danielle

Astrophysical Sciences

New Frontiers in Exoplanet Detection: High Contrast Imaging with Subaru

Courtney D. Dressing

Advisers: Edwin L. Turner, Michael W. McElwain

dunn-rachel-elizabeth

English

“Mee thinks I play at football withe the stars”: Lady Hester Pulter’s Unpublished Devotion

Rachel E. Dunn

Adviser: Nigel Smith

edwards-matthew-louis

Sociology

Predicting Health Outcomes among the Elderly: Racial Differences in Long-Term Care Transitions and Mortality

Matthew L. Edwards Jr.

Adviser: Scott M. Lynch

farkas-benjamin-frankel

Philosophy

Consensus on Justice in Rawls and Aristotle

Benjamin F. Farkas

Adviser: John M. Cooper

gelbart-michael-adam

Physics

Foraging Strategies for Dictyostelium discoideum

Michael A. Gelbart

Adviser: Ned S. Wingreen

gertner-alex-kerbel

Anthropology

Pharmaceutical Care, Public Experiments, and Patient Knowledge in the Brazilian Public Healthcare System

Alex K. Gertner

Adviser: João Biehl

grasso-julianne-marie

Music

Links to Fantasy: The Music of The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and the Construction of the Video Game Experience

Julianne M. Grasso

Adviser: Noriko Manabe

griffin-walter-keith

Religion

New York’s Lost-Found Tribe: Urban Black Youth, Five Percenter Philosophy and Nationalism in the Golden Age of Hip-Hop

Walter Keith Griffin

Adviser: Wallace D. Best

han-hyuk-soo

Economics

Do Stock Orders Flock Together? An Empirical Analysis of Order Arrival Rates using Hawkes’ Self-Exciting Point Process

Hyuk Soo Han

Adviser: Jakub W. Jurek

horstmeyer-gregor-john

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Structural and Constructional Feasibility of Glass Elements: A Hyperbolic Umbrella

Gregor J. Horstmeyer

Adviser: Sigrid M. Adriaenssens

ilvento-christina-cathryn

Computer Science

Applying Karnaugh Map Analysis to the Candidate Cryptographic Hash Functions of the NIST SHA-3 Competition

Christina C. Ilvento

Advisers: Edward W. Felten, Boaz M. Barak

jasiewicz-monika-beata

Art and Archaeology

Fragmentation, Layering, Discrepancy: The Artistic Practice of the Lettristes

Monika Isia Jasiewicz

Adviser: Hal Foster

jawaid-waqas

Architecture

City of Lights, City of Fire: Architectural Apartheid in the Paris Banlieue

Waqas Jawaid

Adviser: Esther da Costa Mayer

karp-david-eric

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Adjoint-Based Design Optimization for Unsteady Flows

David E. Karp

Adviser: Luigi Martinelli

keay-laura-ann

Chemistry

Investigation of the Deposition of Octyl-D/L-ribofuranosides onto HOPG and Characterization of Iridescent Adenosine Films

Laura A. Keay

Adviser: Steven L. Bernasek

kilberg-andrew-gareth-irving

History

Moderate Republicans in the Conservative Rise: The Ripon Society, 1962–1982

Andrew G. Kilberg

Adviser: Robert Sean Wilentz

kirchick-jeffrey-scott

English

How Boys Learn

Jeffrey S. Kirchick

Adviser: Edmund V. White

kumar-paavana-lakshmi

Comparative Literature

Musical Alchemy, Temporal Analogy: The Hidden Compositional Models of The Magic Mountain and Doctor Faustus

Paavana L. Kumar

Adviser: Maria A. DiBattista

kwabi-david-gator

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Adhesion and Failure in Stretchable Organic Electronic Systems

David G. Kwabi

Adviser: Winston O. Soboyejo

lederman-george-henry

Civil and Environmental Engineering

A Novel Deployable Tied Arch Bridge

George H. Lederman

Adviser: Branko Glišić

madole-robert-f

German

The Specter of Automation: The Organic and Its Limits in Robert Musil’s Man Without Qualities

Robert F. Madole

Adviser: Michael W. Jennings

mckinley-kara-lavidge

Molecular Biology

Conditionally Essential and Promiscuous Functions of De Novo Designed Proteins in Escherichia coli

Kara L. McKinley

Adviser: Michael H. Hecht

morse-zachary-michael

Geosciences

Reinterpretation of the Elatina Rhythmite Fold Structures: Evidence for a Seasonal Slushball Earth and Giant Impact Lunar Formation ~ 4.4 Ga

Zachary M. Morse

Adviser: Adam C. Maloof

perez-alejandro

Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

A Devious Odyssey: Roberto Bolaño’s Anti-Epic

Alejandro Perez

Adviser: Angel G. Loureiro

pinke-katy

East Asian Studies

The Grass Mud Horse’s Reinless Reign: Towards a New Exploration of Play and Politics in Chinese Cyberspace

Katy M. Pinke

Adviser: Martin Kern

rahmani-mariam

Comparative Literature

Khwājū Kirmānī’s Humāy o Humāyūn: Illuminating Issues of Image and Word in Medieval Persian Manuscripts

Mariam Rahmani

Advisers: Thomas W. Hare, Michael Barry

rauch-daniel-eric

Politics

The New Supermajority: Judicial Review, Supermajority Voting Rules, and the United States Supreme Court

Daniel E. Rauch

Adviser: Christopher L. Eisgruber

rochlin-danielle-helena

Molecular Biology

From Polysaccharides to Proteins: The Challenge of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

Danielle H. Rochlin

Adviser: Adel A. Mahmoud

rosen-elizabeth-claire

Anthropology

Public Girls, Separate Prep: Single-Sex Public Education in New York City

Elizabeth C. Rosen

Adviser: Rena S. Lederman

ryan-darcie-erin

Geosciences

Trichodesmium Response to Ocean Acidification

Darcie E. Ryan

Adviser: François M. M. Morel

saunders-philicia-shamira

East Asian Studies

Sowing the Seeds of J-Horror: The Cross-Fertilization of Japanese and American Horror Cinema

Philicia S. Saunders

Adviser: Richard H. Okada

sheaffer-anna-catherine

Comparative Literature

The Moth Collector

Anna C. Sheaffer

Adviser: Edmund V. White

shpolberg-maria

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Orange Hangover

Maria Shpolberg

Adviser: Ellen B. Chances

sirignano-justin

Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Utility Pricing of Collateralized Debt Obligations

Justin A. Sirignano

Adviser: K. Ronnie Sircar

thompson-michelle-melissa

Near Eastern Studies

Islam and the Black Body: An Investigation of the Role and Instrumentalization of Islam in Two African American Communities

Michelle M. Thompson

Adviser: Wallace D. Best

tracy-allison-merrow

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Impact of Chronic Stress on Immunity and Reproductive Hormones in Zebu Cattle (Bos indicus)

Allison M. Tracy

Adviser: Andrew P. Dobson

wagner-william-thomas

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

An Imperfect Marketplace of Ideas: The Rise of Independent Media in Egypt and Implications for U.S. Policy

William T. Wagner

Adviser: Daniel C. Kurtzer

walker-josephine-grobstein

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Acaricide Use and the Control of Theileria parva Infection at the Wildlife-Livestock Disease Interface in Kenya

Josephine G. Walker

Adviser: Simon A. Levin

wieder-zachary

Comparative Literature

In the Shadows of Words: Three Modes of Literary Translation and the Bilingual Writer

Zachary M. Wieder

Advisers: Sandra L. Bermann, Olga P. Hasty

wolff-josephine-charlotte

Mathematics

Wavelet Analysis of Paintings by Goswin van der Weyden and Paul Gauguin

Josephine C. Wolff

Adviser: Robert Calderbank

xiang-yu

Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Relative Pricing of Options and Defaultable Bonds under Stochastic Volatility

Yu Xiang

Adviser: Ramon van Handel