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Recent HSS Senior Theses

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Love? True Love, Passionate Love, and Pining in the Short Fiction of Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff

Andrew M. Chan
BS '21, Geophysics and English

Navigating the Temporal Landscape of Trauma

Laura D. Hu
BS '21, Computer Science and English

Charles the Bald: the Story of an Epithet

Margaret Audrey Anderson (Winner of the 2020 Caltech Thesis Prize)
BS '20, Physics and History

Fifty Years of Dividing Lines: From Selma and Montgomery, 1965 to Ferguson, 2015

Leonardo Balestri
BS '20, Mechanical Engineering and History

The Evolution of Dragons: From Living Serpents to Mythical Beasts

Sierra MacKenzie Lopezalles
BS '20, Biology and History

Caught in the Middle: Homosexual Guilt, Liminality, and the role of the 'Novel of Identification' in Post-World War, Pre-Stonewall America

Michael Anthony Goulet
BS '19, Computer Science and English

Town Meeting: A Representative but Non-Sovereign Institution

Filippos Lymperopoulos-Bountalis
BS '19, Mechanical Engineering and History and Computer Science (Minor)

The Gun Wa Trials: Chinese Doctors, Narrative Advertisement, and Consumer Fraud in the Late Nineteenth Century American West

Jessica Du Li
BS '18, Biology and History

What Makes a Narrative? Understanding the Portrayals of Hermenegild's Rebellion

William Charles Schmidt
BS '18, Bioengineering and History

A Case for Ecclesiastical Minting of Anglo-Viking Coins

Joseph Edward Schneider
BS '18, Chemistry and History

Chaucer the Beginner: Imagining Chaucer's Creative Process in Creating "Book of the Duchess"

Matthew Gene Edwards
BS '17, English