Writing Excellence 2019

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Kylie Gurewits Kylie Gurewitz

"Solitary Confinement and Intersubjectivity: Social Liminality in Prison"

Religion 430: The Politics of Living and Dying
Professor Tanya Erzen

Laura Wolff Laura Wolff

"A Killing Doom and Immortal Song: Death and Kleos in Homer’s Iliad"

Classics 490: Senior Thesis
Professor Aislinn Melchior

 

CONNECTIONS

 Sara Pernikoff

"Examining the Ethics of Medical Process and Product Patents"

International Political Economy 389: Global Struggles Over Intellectual Property
Professor Bradford Dillman

 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Marissa McLellan Marissa McLellan

"Inclusive Health Care Practices for People of Transgender and Gender Diverse Experience"

Occupational Therapy 615: Occupations Across the Lifespan
Professors Juli McGruder and Kirsten Wilbur

 

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Marissa McLellanHelen McDonald

"Assessing the effect of beach substrate color, size, and sex on the carapace color of common shore crabs (Hemigrapsus oregonensis) in the Puget Sound"

Biology 211: Ecology
Professor Stacey Weiss

 Martina Worden

"The Microbiome Obesity Connection: Investigating Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Nuclear Receptor Activation"

Chemistry 461: Metabolic Biochemistry
Professor Jeff Grinstead

Grace Elliott Honorable Mention: Grace Elliott

"Investigating Antimicrobial Properties of Sceloporus virgatus Eggs Using Scanning Electron Microscopy"

Biology 491: Biology Senior Thesis
Professor Stacey Weiss

 

RACE & PEDAGOGY

Madeleine Williams Madeleine Williams

"The History of Gynecology Through an Intersectional Lens"

Gender and Queer Studies 494: Gender Research Seminar
Professor Greta Austin

 

SEMINARS IN SCHOLARLY INQUIRY

Matthew Babor Matthew Babor

"Integrating Quantum Theory Onstage: Uncertainty in Frayn’s Copenhagen and Stoppard’s Hapgood"


Seminar in Scholarly Inquiry 1 181: Science and Theater
Professor James Evans

Lila Luthy Lila Luthy

"The Earth is Going to Burn. Are You?"

Seminar in Scholarly Inquiry 2 149: Creationism vs. Evolution in the U.S.
Professor Kristin Johnson

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

William Keyse William Keyse

"Addressing 'The Land Question' in South Africa: Devolution to Subsistence Farming in a Globalized Economy"

Politics and Government 420: Capstone Course in Comparative Politics
Professor Patrick O'Neil

Emma Harrington

"Do the Affordances of Social Media Platforms Make Them a Tool to Increase the Representation for Female Politicians in Congress?"

Politics and Government 410: Capstone Course in U.S. Politics
Professor David Sousa

Lia Van Steeter Lia Van Steeter

"Decisions, Driving Forces, and Dollarization: An Analysis of Dollarization in El Salvador, Unpacking Motivations and Implications"

International Political Economy 205: The Political Economy of International Trade and Finance
Professor Pierre Ly