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Theses from 2021

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Bioaccumulation Potential of Chlorpyrifos in Hyalella Azteca: Implications for the San Francisco Bay Delta Watershed, Nabilah Nadhirah Ahmad Johanif

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Constructing Spaces, Deconstructing Meaning: An Examination of Architecture and Labor at a 17th-Century New Mexican Ranch, Katherine A. Albert

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Skyline, a Novel (Part I), Lisa Allen

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Migration and Identity in Host-Communities: Global North and South Influence on Ecuadorian Identity, Jefferson F. Cruz Ruales

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A Comparison of Phagocytosis in Three Caribbean Sea Urchins: Investigating the Role of Compromised Immunity in a Marine Invertebrate Mass Mortality, John P. DeFilippo

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Don't Be a Stranger, Scott M. Delisle

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Spaces of Time: An Archaeological Perspective on the Deborah Newman Homesite, Gary L. Ellis

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Viability and Other Stories, Jim Flanagan

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Study of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticles Dispersed in Nematic Liquid Crystals, Changshuo Fu

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Excess Stress and Natural Mentors in the Lives of Sexual Minority Youth, Cherrelle Gipson

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More Than Just a School: Medicinal Practices at the Abiel Smith School, Dania D. Jordan

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America Haunts the Heart: Stories, Nicole-Anne Bales Keyton

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Visualization and Quantification of the Laser-Induced Art of TiO2 by Photoexcitation of Adsorbed Dyes, Daniela (Labadini) Graf Stillfried Barreto

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Exploring Student Engagement with a Nanotechnology Module for Middle School Developed Using the Model of Educational Reconstruction, Martyna Laszcz

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Study of Disentangle Latent Representation from The Geometry Perspective, Donghao Li

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Community in a Time of Crisis: How the People of Provincetown, Massachusetts Worked to Combat the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Danielle Maria Lisbon

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Open Wave Height Logger: An Open-Source Pressure Sensor Data Logger for Wave Measurement, Theodore P. Lyman

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Microplastics in the Charles River: Abundance, Adjacent Land Use, and Export Flux to Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, Lee Mabry

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Uncommon Ground: Pawtucket-Pennacook Strategic Land Exchange in Native Spaces and Colonized Places of Essex County and Massachusetts Bay in the Seventeenth Century, Kristine Malpica

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Design and Characterization of a Single Sided Field Free Line Scanner for Magnetic Particle Imaging, Christopher McDonough

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Racial Differences in Aortic Hemodynamics Following Repeated Bouts of Anaerobic Exercise in Women: Wave Separation Analysis, Marnie Kelly McLean

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Nitrogen Vacancy Diamond Quantum Sensing Applied to Mapping Magnetic Fields of Bacteria, Benjamin Rocco Moss

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Directing the Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles within Engineered Smectic Defects at Double Undulated Surfaces, Mackenzie O'Keefe

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Characterizing the Relationship Between Species Richness and the Seasonal Phenomenon of Tropical Fish Dispersal in New England Waters, Michael E. O'Neill

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Deep Face Recognition and Rejection of Unknown Faces, Aseem Pandita

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Addressing the White Problem Critically: An Exploratory Latent Profile Analysis of Racial Attitudes, Ryan Parigoris

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The Decline of the Massachusetts Know-Nothing Party: The Impact of Slavery and Temperance in 1855, Alexander Rodrigues

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The Characterization of Antimicrobial Activity from Ctenophores and Cnidaria, Suzanne S. Rossov

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The Boston Black United Front and Community-Centered Alternatives to the Carceral State, Joseph W. Sikowitz

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Augmenting Benthic Habitat Mapping with Low-Cost Imagery: An Application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS), Sean V. Terrill

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Sex Differences in Symbolic Play of Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Looknoo Patcharapon Thammathorn

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Developmental Profiles of 57,966 Children in Early Intervention: A Confirmatory Latent Profile Analysis, Mary E. Troxel

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A Good Woman Should, Megan Waring

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Girls Like Us, Sarah M. Young

Theses from 2020

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The Role of Civil Society in Interethnic Peacebuilding in Afghanistan (2001 to the Present), Ashraf Amiri

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Parent-Teacher Relationship Quality as a Predictor of Changes in Externalizing Behaviors at School for Children with ASD, Lana Andoni

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Racial Differences in Blood Pressure and Autonomic Recovery Following Acute Maximal Anaerobic Exercise in Women, Nicole Paula Bajdek Emmons

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Useful Materials: PXRF Analysis of 17th-Century Flat Glass from Plymouth Colony, Grace E. Bello

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Operation Nickel Grass: Richard Nixon and the Yom Kippur War, Luke George Bergquist

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Essential Labor: Marginalized People in the American Whaling Industry, Southeastern Massachusetts, Brielle E. Berical

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STORM(S), Drew Bevis

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Toxicokinetics of Cyanide and its Metabolites, and Related Gene Expression in Marine Fish: Implications Towards Combating Cyanide Fishing Through Detection, John Alexander Bonanno

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Modeling the Obscuring Features in Active Galactic Nuclei: an X-Ray Analysis of NGC 1052, Samantha E. Cabral

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Selective Electrocatalytic Reduction of Co2 To CO with Iron Nheterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Near-Infrared Absorbance of Ruthenium(II) Photosensitizers Containing a Merocyanine π-Acceptor, Peter Andrew Catsoulis

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Unique Syndemic-Related Clusters in a Sample of Sexual Minority Men, Christopher Chiu

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Teller and Ben, A Novel, Daniel Elfanbaum

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A Dogged Resolve: The Doctrine and Decline of Mormon Plural Marriage, 1841-1890, Jaclyn Thornock Gadd

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The Hyde Park Thought Club: Pioneers in the Women’s Club Movement -- A Case Study 1868 – 1902, Patrice A. Gattozzi

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Flotsam, Caitlin N. Ghegan

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We Are Not Lemons, Chelsey A. Grasso

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Looking into Going Back: A Revision of Strangers, Caitlyn M. Griffin

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Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Language Abilities and Social Communication, Ingrid Hastedt

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The Ghosts of Empires Past: The Red Army Faction’s Violent Relationship with Cold War Neo-Imperialism, 1969-1974, Renee Danielle Jean

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All This Is Temporary & Other Stories, Hope A. Jordan

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An Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Similarities for Cases and Deaths in Rare Disease Events: A Case Study of Ebola Virus Disease and Coronavirus Disease 2019, Esha Kapoor

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Otolith Age Validation and Microchemical Investigation of the Northern Stock f Atlantic Black Sea Bass (Centropristis Striata), Elise R. Koob

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Exploring Different Textures of Nematic Liquid Crystal Cells for Quantitative Fourier Phase Contrast Microscopy, Charlotte Kyeremah

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Each Sweet, Julia R. Lattimer

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Small Towns and Mining Camps: An Analysis of Chinese Diasporic Communities in 19th-Century Oregon, Jocelyn Lee

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Reassessing the Factors that Led to the Evacuation of Japanese in World War Two, Mark S. Lewis

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Form, Function, and Context: Lithic Analysis of Flaked Stone Artifacts at a 17th-Century Rural Spanish Estancia (LA 20,000), Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Clint S. Lindsay

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Same Stone, Different Outcomes: Marine Communities on Engineered vs. Natural Rock Shores, Lucy Anne Dando Lockwood

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Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Phenobarbital on Verbal Abilities in School-Aged Children, Jocelyn M. Lutes

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Black Masters; The Ownership of Slaves by Free People of Color in the Antebellum South 1780-1861, Michael O. Magbagbeola

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Polystyrene Beads as a Vector from Contamination of Gemfibrozil in the Bay Scallop (Argopecten Irradians), Charles R. Major

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Examining the Interrelations Among Trajectories of Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Valued Actions in Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Stephanie Marando-Blanck

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Urban Parks Reimagined: Utilizing City Parks for Stormwater Drainage During Flash Flood Events, Stephan A. Maranian

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"To Have and Enjoy": Seating in Boston's Early Anglican Churches, 1686-1732, Erica Jill McAvoy

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Racial Differences in Arterial Stiffness During Recovery Following Repeated Bouts of Maximal Anaerobic Cycling Exercise in Young Women, Noelle Merchant

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Scholars, Spinners and Economies of Scale: Public Education on Exhibit in the Textile Era in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Arthur P. Motta Jr.

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Dominant Narratives in the Migratory Discourse of Colombia; An Analysis of the Content of Speech in Local Television News and the Opinions of Colombian Citizens, Jennifer Andrea Moya Castano

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Beyond the Big Top: The Legacy of John Ringling and the American Circus, Casey L. Nemec

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“Even if it Means Our Battles to Date are Meaningless” The Anime Gundam Wing and Postwar History, Memory, and Identity in Japan, Genevieve R. Peterson

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Studying the Effect of a Preformed Protein Corona Around Gold Nanoparticles Used for Immunoassays, Alyssa Jean Pimentel

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Assembling Smectic Defects on Curved Geometries, Ryan Preusse

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Development and Evaluation of an LC-MS3 Method Based on TOMAHAQ for the Relative Quantification of GADD45α, CKDN1A, and p53, Anna Qiu

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Computerized Dynamic Assessment of Grammar in Second Language Development, Tina S. Randall

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Kneeling for Social Justice: Epistemologies of Ignorance, Schemas, and Frames on Twitter, Robert J. Rice

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"Full of Light and Fire": John Brown in Springfield, Louis J. Rocco Jr.

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Getting Across, Jacqueline Blair Rosenbaum

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The Association Between Anger in Response to Racism and Depression Among Black Americans: Exploring Potential Moderating Effects of Active Coping and Collective Self-Esteem, Darrick Scott

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Does the Quality of a Reporting Regime Affect the Level of Earnings Management? – An Empirical Study Based on Indian Companies Act, 2013, Hem Vijay Shah

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Comfort Food, Sarah A. Shapiro

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Limited Viewpoints: The Implementation of Multimodal Constructs in an ELL Model Curriculum Unit, Deborah A. Smith

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How Much Does a Memory Weigh, Nicholas Snow

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Development of Methods to Examine Electron Glass Models, Eric J. Steele

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Accounting for Equity in Climate Adaptation Planning: A Quantitative Assessment of Co-Benefits for Green Infrastructure, Hannah M. Stroud

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The Psychogram, Nathaniel M. Sullivan

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“We May Have Profitable Commerce And Trade Together”: An Analysis of 17th-Century Ceramics in Plymouth Colony, Elizabeth G. Tarulis

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Washed Away: Native American Representation in Oklahoma Museums and High Schools, 2000 – 2020, Catherine E. Thompson

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The Effects of High Intensity Interval Training on Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Dynamics in Diet-Induced Obese Mice, James B. Tincknell

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Keeper, Christina C. Towers

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Unprotected Hex, Nicholas B. Trefonides

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Listening to Greater Boston's Climate Change Concerns, Anna I. Valdez

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The Thing of It Is, Andria J. Warren

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The Occurrence of Compound Events in Rhode Island and their Associated Damage Costs, Erika D. Welch

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Domestic Public Opinion on EU Integration and Investment by China in the Western Balkans, Brandon Wilcox

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Brother Like That, Jessamyn M.L. Wolff

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Small Scale Ironmaking in Viking Age Skagafjörður, North Iceland, Nicholas Zeitlin

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Development of Environmentally Benign Reductive Methods through Metal-Al-Water Facilitated Hydrogenolysis, Naranchimeg Zorigt