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A Home of Our Own: Social Reproduction of a Precarious, Migrant Class
Many of the recent migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico have experienced the rise of drug-related gang violence and declining economic conditions in their home countries brought on by transnational ...
Spectacular China: Performing Pessoptimism in 21st Century China
This paper uses three Chinese cultural performances as a lens through which to study how China has navigated the global system of Western modernity in order to present a successful image in the Chinese state’s CCTV Chinese ...
The Spirit Of Survival: Projections of International Solidarity and Security in Contemporary Estonia
This thesis explores the relationship between national cultural spaces and identity in a former Soviet-Bloc state. Through the lens of Estonian history museums and national performances, this paper studies how representations ...
Fact-Checking in Buenos Aires & the Modern Journalistic Struggle Over Knowledge
In news environments all around the world, journalists are frazzled about what they consider to be a deplorable state of the media. With large demographics of consumers having access to digital technologies and new methods ...
Women in the Global Clothing and Textile Industry
This paper examines the current role of women in the clothing and textile industry through oral history of South African union members. I argue that the industry’s particularly exploitative environment is directly related ...
"The Door that Cannot be Closed": Citizens bidoon Citizenship in the United Arab Emirates
This project traces how and why people "without" [bidoon] citizenship emerged as a problem in the United Arab Emirates in the 2000s. It examines the reasons the government refuses to grant them citizenship despite regular ...
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 ...
"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
“Three Tentacles of Terror”: Israeli Securitization after the Arab Spring
Securitization theory, while designed to describe the politics surrounding extra-military threats to a nation, has rarely been used as a frame to analyze countries that exist in a state of deep and permanent securitization. ...
Model Illegal Alien: How Undocumented Asian Americans “Deserve” Citizenship
This thesis explores how DACA and the model minority stereotype affect self and public perceptions of undocumented Asian American immigrants. An undocumented Asian American immigrant was interviewed in depth about their ...