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Theses from 2016

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Whitman College as a dispositif in excess : living higher education from disciplinarity to post-disciplinarity, Ari S. Appel

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Engaging Ferguson : an affective exploration of uncivil disobedience, Forrest James Arnold

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Whiteness at Whitman : a discursive study, Christopher Lee Cahoon

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The fantasies of organ transfer : an ideological analysis of pro-organ donation advertisements, “Everyone Has Something Good” and “The World’s Biggest Asshole”, Nathaniel M. Gruenberg

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"Called Forth" into practice : rhetorical materialism and The Call, Jack Dempsey Lassiter IV

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“A spectacle of infinite sadness” : decoloniality, affect, and postwar Japanese calligraphy, Jesse Clyde Moneyhun

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Fracturing fantasy : liberal communism, consumption, and identity in the "Get a Mac" campaign, Emma T. Newmark

Theses from 2015

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Conditions of Possibility: Racialized Reporting in the New York Times, Rachel Marie Brock

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A Single Narrative: Obscuring Difference in the Guardian Campaign against Female Genital Cutting, Alyssa Mary Finlay Donahue

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Drone Melancholia, Andrew J. Durand

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“This is Not a Legal Proceeding:” Deconstructing the New Title IX, Samantha Grainger Shuba

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“Rude Noises”: Homocore, Unsettling the Symbolic, and Enjoying Abjection, Meredith L. Ruff

Theses from 2014

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Welfare in the 2012 Election Neoliberalism and the Ideograph of Opportunity, Jonathan Abraham Barsky

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The Race Narrative in Basketball: Exposed by the 2014 NBA Draft, Dominic Gerard Lippi

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We Are Anonymous: Anonymity, Ethics, and the Power of Subversion, Matthew K. Nelson

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Slacktivists Changing Political Reality Internet Activism and Intelligible Politics in the Millennial Generation, Emma Dane Nye

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Sovereign Matrices: the Disposition Matrix, the State of Exception, and the Fate of Public Deliberation, Zachary Thomas Parker

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A case of miscommunication : the U.S.’s polyvalent and polysemic political myth in its advocacy against Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law, Caitlin Aileen Rooney

Theses from 2013

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Why wouldn’t you just say that? : self-silencing and negation as strategies of the null persona in battered women’s narratives, Satinder Haer

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Reimagining what never was : the welfare queen, PRWORA, and a new legacy of racism, Paige Marie Joki