Apr
17

French Colonialism in Senegal & Cross-Cultural Medicine

Hi, all! I’m so excited to be working on my Honors Thesis this summer in Dakar, Senegal. Check out the abstract for my research below!

Apr
17

An Analysis of Infectious Disease of African Americans from Slavery through the 20th Century

My Honors Thesis will investigate the relationship between social stratification and health for urban African Americans from the 18th through 20th centuries. I will examine three skeletal samples and analyze how disease rates changed both within and across these populations from slavery through the 1960s. This research is important for developing a new conceptual framework…
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Apr
16

Abstract: Environmental History and the Eastern Oyster

Oysters play a foundational role in Chesapeake Bay ecosystems. They filter water and provide shelter and food for other organisms. Because of human-caused climate change, oysters will become increasingly challenged by ocean acidification and other environmental stressors. My research will focus on how the environmental history of an oyster influences its physiological response to stress.…
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Apr
16

Paleoclimate history and storm variance in Sandsvatn, Faroe Islands

The goal of my research is to study a sediment core from Lake Sandsvatn in the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic Ocean.  This will help interpret the past climate of the region.  A high resolution record of grain size changes from this sediment core will provide a record of storm intensity and frequency,…
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Apr
13

The Urban Migration of Maasai to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania’s Maasai communities have historically occupied the northern Ngorongoro region of the country, employing semi-nomadic and pastoralist practices. However, influxes of young Maasai have recently migrated to urban centers seeking economic and social opportunity, or escaping government seizure of pasture lands for investment. Young Maasai men are the primary population undergoing the urban migration, and typically…
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