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The Hidden Epidemic: Violence against Women in Haiti
Since the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, violence against women has frequently appeared in the media as one of the gravest consequences due to insecure living situations in settlement camps. This, however, is not newly ...
El Tango Extranjero
The evolution of the Argentine tango is examined, demonstrating the importance of fragmentation and international influences on its creation and endurance as a national symbol for Argentine identity. It looks at the evolution ...
Chinese "Sea-Turtles" and Importing a Culture of Innovation: Trends in Chinese Human Capital Migration in the 21st Century
This thesis explores efforts in China to create an indigenous culture of innovation aimed at freeing China’s economy from dependence on foreign sources of capital and technology while propelling China to the top tier of ...
Beautiful White: An Illumination of Asian Skin-Whitening Culture
This paper uses Taiwanese and Chinese skin-whitening beauty products as a lens through which to study how globalization and the Japanese post-colonial context has influenced the nuanced East and West hybridization ...
Franco's Spain and the Jewish Rescue Effort during World War Two
Although a little known fact, Spanish diplomats helped save many of their own Sephardic (Spanish) Jews during World War Two. Three Spanish diplomats in three different locales – Bernardo Rolland in Paris, Sebastián Romero ...
Reframing Youth Apathy in Jordan: An Anarchist Approach to Politics in the Hashemite Kingdom
The Arab Spring’s intense, mass popular protests demonstrate young people’s capacity to catalyze significant social and political change throughout the Middle East. Interestingly, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan appears ...
The Plastic Face: Nation-Branding and Personal Branding in 21st Century South Korea
This thesis explores the popularization of South Korea’s plastic surgery industry and the implication of an attractive facial appearance in work and social circles. In problematizing journalism that explains Korean plastic ...
"The Association is Dying": Black Student Activism and the Evolution of Conscious Space-Making at Duke University
Winner of the 2014 Chester P. Middlesworth Award
"Si alla Polenta, No al Cous Cous": Food, Nationalism, and Xenophobia in Contemporary Italy
This thesis explores how food has manifested itself as an integral part of Italian identity throughout history and continues to serve as a defining aspect of Italianness, even as the Italian landscape is changing rapidly ...
Personal Laws in India: The Activisms of Muslim Women's Organizations
“Indian Secularism” is understood as the State’s acceptance of different religions and their practices. Consequently, the Constitution allows for Personal Laws that empower religious authorities to enforce religious laws ...