May
03

Abstract: Hegemonic Whiteness, Left Impotence

Kyriarchy, i.e. a social system which relies on hierarchical relationships of domination, oppression, and submission, and which denotes the assemblage resulting from patriarchy, capitalism, white supremacy, anthropocentrism, cisheternormativity, and colonialism, relies on its hegemony in social relations. Linguistic, cultural, and social capital are constructed in ways that reflect perpetual conflict between dominant and oppressed classes. While…
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Apr
15

Investigating Intra-tumor stromal-cancer interactions on autophagy activity in renal carcinoma cells

Cancer cells communicate with their surrounding tumor microenvironment to initiate aberrant tumor growth and behaviors. Within this environment, stromal cells play a critical role in supporting carcinogenesis and metastasis. They may be doing so by misregulating autophagy, a metabolic process that degrades intracellular material in response to stress. I will investigate and build a data…
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Apr
14

Ethical Borders: Citizenship as a Partial Relationship

In our theoretical moral decisions, we usually uphold the value of true equality. In practicality, however, we frequently make moral decisions based on a partial consideration for the wants and needs of ourselves and those important to us. Many people feel that we should be allowed to refer to some degree of partiality– I should…
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Apr
13

Characterizing the Role of SPE-6 in Caenorhabditis elegans spermatogenesis

Meiosis, the process by which cells divide to produce cells used for reproduction, is incredibly complex and tightly regulated. Chromatin, which contains the genetic material crucial for forming a new organism, must be carefully arranged and rearranged throughout the four major stages of meiosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Chromatin organization during prophase is particularly…
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Apr
13

Abstract: African mothers, French fathers, and the debate over mixed race children in colonial French West Africa

Hello! My name is Rose Olwell and I’m a rising senior and a history and government double major at the College. My honors thesis will focus on the mother of mixed race (or métis) children in colonial French West Africa. The mothers of métis children were often repudiated by both French and African societies, and their…
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