Southwestern Participating in New Project Sponsored by the Huffington Post
Project highlights student research across the country
Southwestern is one of 11 colleges and universities across the country that were invited to participate in a new project sponsored by the Huffington Post.
The Thesis Project is designed to showcase exemplary student research papers on the Huffington Post website, which gets about 39 million unique visitors a month.
Southwestern initially submitted 19 student papers for the project. The first to be posted was one by senior English and education double major Paige Duggins titled “Dave Eggers Takes ‘Affective’ Approach to World Citizenship.” Eggers was the 2011 Writer’s Voice speaker at Southwestern.
The second to be posted was a paper by senior communication studies major Danielle Ezzell titled “Fox’s ‘New Girl’ Showcases a New Masculinity.”
The third paper to be posted was one by 2013 graduate Ben Bracher titled “Is China Following in Japan’s Footsteps?” Bracher wrote this paper for his honors thesis in political science under the direction of Alisa Gaunder, professor of political science.
Other papers from Southwestern that have been posted include the following:
- A paper by senior economics and business majorBrooke Chatterton titled “What Job Statistics Say About the Value of College Internships.” Chatterton used statistics from Southwestern’s Postgraduate Survey to determine whether internships helped students find jobs after they graduate.
- A paper by 2013 graduate Caitlin Ferrell titled “The Culturally Inscribed Canvas: Physical Agency Over the Christian Female Body.” Ferrell wrote the paper for her capstone project under the direction of Laura Hobgood-Oster, professor of religion.
- A paper by 2013 graduate Lorenza Cigarroa titled “Leadership, Coalitions and Collective Identity at Occupy Austin.” Cigarroa wrote the paper for her sociology capstone project under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.
A paper by 2013 graduate Jenna Gaska about the effects of three crucial hormones on proteins in breast cancer cells. Gaska wrote the paper for her biology honors thesis under the direction of Maria Cuevas, associate professor of biology.
Other schools that are participating in the project are Centre College (Kentucky); Duke University (North Carolina); Grinnell College (Iowa); Indiana University; Macalester College (Minnesota); Miami Dade Community College; Morehouse College (Georgia); the University of Southern California; Wellesley College (Massachusetts); and Wesleyan University (Connecticut).