May
      19

      Berkeley Research Update

      I’ve begun the research that will underscore my thesis’s conclusions. Over this past Spring Break, I conducted research in the University of California Berkeley’s Bancroft Library Special Collections. The City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco was a central hub from which Beat poets and other important figures operated. In fact, the pocket version of Howl…
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      May
      18

      Focus on Illegal Firearms Trafficking in Virginia

      Hi guys! This is going to be a brief post, as I just want to update you all about the direction that my research is taking as I narrow the scope of my inquiry into Virginia’s gun markets. I am going to focus on policy solutions for illegal firearms trafficking from Virginia. Several studies have…
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      May
      16

      Background: The Geologic History of the Lofoten Islands, Norway

      Since I will be traveling to the Lofoten Islands, northern Norway this month, (from May 19 – June 1), it is important that the geologic history of the islands is well-understood. Not only will this put what we find today into its geologic context, but it will also help me understand the types of kinematic…
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      May
      08

      Abstract- Operationalizing the Holocaust Complex

      My name is Michelle Hermes, and I am a rising senior here at William & Mary. I am a German and Government double major. My Honors thesis research will focus on exploring social trends in the context of the German population, and specifically attempting to operationalize lasting sentiments from the Holocaust. My project aims to…
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      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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