Final copies of senior theses have historically been part of the Lake Forest College Library's Archives & Special Collections. These theses have been made available to researchers upon request. Beginning in 2013, senior theses have been made electronically available on this site. In a few cases, theses may be embargoed at the author's and advisor's request.

A complete list of all cataloged senior theses from 1906 to the present is available in the library catalog.

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Theses from 2016

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Beauty Within Decay, Ashley Ackerman

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Making the Movement Matter: Conceptualizing Social Movement Success and its Relation to Participation, Cassandra L. Balzer

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Life Stories of Therianthropes: An Analysis of Nonhuman Identity in a Narrative Identity Model, Natalie Bricker

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French Manifestations of Durkheim’s Collective Effervescence: The Dreyfus Affair and Islamophobia, Armel B. Cazedepats

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Pinocchio: Traduttore, Traditore, Vincent A. Cerda

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The Effects of Repeated Concussive Traumatic Brain Injury at Acute and Chronic Time-Points, Sarah G. Chiren

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The Organ Donation and Transplantation Process: What Young Adults Know, Megan Crocco

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The Influence of Cues and Beacons on Route Memory, Obaiy Fahmy

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“I don’t. I don’t! I don’t hate it! I don’t hate it!” The Function of Place in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Ashley Garver

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The Prospects for Democratic Change in Iran, Ala Hashemi-Haeri

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The Influence of Generation & Part-Set Cueing on Memory, Alexa N. Hemmer

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A New Theory of Consumption: How Debt Has Changed Spending Habits, Jenny Hennum

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Knocking out Telomerase RNA in Aspergillus nidulans, Fatima Hooda

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Sexism Goes Underground: The Development of a Neosexism Scale Catered to College Student Populations, Kayla A. Huber

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Neuro-Oppression: Does Neuroscience Perpetuate Social Marginalization?, Jyothis James

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Ionothemal Synthesis and Characterization of Three New Metal Thiophosphates, Christian A. Juillerat

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Transcendental Numbers, Jacob A. Juillerat

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De-Nazification and Reeducation: The Making of Socialism in the Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany 1945-1949, Elizabeth L. Lakeman

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The Reciprocal Relationship between Immigration Policy and the Immigrant Experience in the United States, Lisa Ledvora

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Investigation of the Effect of Repetitive Eye Movements on Episodic Memory, Belen Martinez-Caro Aguado

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Where are the Women: An Analysis of Gender Disparity in Congress, Chelsea McDonald

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Examining the Role of Language Experience and Learning Strategies in Novel Language Learning using Eye-Tracking and ERPs, Nylsa N. Meija

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Evaluating the impact of IMF loan participation on Real GDP Growth, Gross Capital Formation Growth, and Unemployment, Using a Difference-in-Differences Estimation, Rickie Quaglia

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Contagious Depression: A Social Transmission Hypothesis, Hannah D. Samberg

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An Analysis of the Effect of War on the United States Stock Market, Kristina Simeunovic

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Elevational and Temporal Variation in Ipomopsis floral and Vegetative Traits, Gabriel Trujillo

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How Surprise Affects Decision-Making Behavior: An Adaptation of Prospect Theory, Edward Yonkers

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Ecdysone regulates growth in response to hypoxia in Drosophila melanogaster, Yuqing Zhu

Theses from 2015

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An Examination of Asset Mispricing in a Simple One-Asset Market, Daniel Acevski

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The Life and Work of Max Aub and His Contribution to Mexican Culture, 1942-1972, Sandra Aguilera

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A Dream and A Crisis: How American Political Ideology Caused the Financial Crisis, Aneesa Ahmed

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Inelastic Collapse in One Dimensional Systems with Ordered Collisions, Brandon R. Bauerly

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Secrecy in Ohio Environmental Law, Alexandra Beer

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Post-Dispersal Seed Fate of Ocotea floribunda (Lauraceae) in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Luis Carlos Beltrán

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Led to the Crisis, Katherine Bentley

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Ant Diversity in the Urban Mosaic, Jeremy J. Boeing

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From Nausicaa to Penelope: Reading the Odyssey Through Grey Eyes, Nicole Camellino

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Determining the end nucleotide in Aspergillus nidulans telomeres, Zhiyu "Wendy" Deng

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The Benefit of Quiet Eye Training as a Tool to Assist Free Throw Shooters Out of a Slump, Jonah Herscu

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Investigating prospects for luxurious tourist destinations: A case study of the island of Mauritius, Deeya Karishma Jhummon

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Influences on Self-Objectification and Restrained Eating Behaviors in College Aged Women By the Romantic Scripts Found in Modern Women’s Magazines, Kimberley Ann Newell

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Structure of Finitely Generated Abelian Groups, Turner J. Pepper

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Characterization of New Familial Mutants of Parkinson’s Disease Protein α-Synuclein Using Yeast Models, Maiwase Tembo

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The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: Revisions of Democracy and Identity, Tea S. Thaning

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A Moral Justification for Universal Human Rights: Connecting Two Traditions on the Principle of Human Dignity, Jeanette Trang

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An Analysis of Student Achievement and Measures of Growth under No Child Left Behind, Alexis Yusim

Theses from 2014

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The Ionothermal Syntheses of Metal Thiophosphates, Grant Christian Bos Alexander

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Identifying the Function of the Telomerase RNA of Aspergillus nidulans: The Generation of a DNA Knockout Construct, Amanda Allred

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Collaboration, Improvisation, and Memory, Stephen Bromfield

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A Study of Female Courtship Behavior and Mating Preferences in Betta splendens, Abby Brownell

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Two Studies on Parkinson’s Disease Protein, α-Synuclein: Amino Acid Determinants and Truncations, Katrina Jo Campbell

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The Impact of Microfinance on Female Entrepreneurs in Tanzania, Lucy-George Cooper

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Ant Diversity on Urban Green Rooftops, Kaya Cuper

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Single-Mode Operation of a Tunable Visible Laser Diode, Matthew E. Davis

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Creating Microsatellite Primers for Botrychium, Brittney K. Ellis

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Exploring the Influence of Collaboration in Spatial Memory, Thomas Estruth

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Fermat's Last Theorem, William Forcier

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The Foreign Sargent: An Examination of John Singer Sargent’s Use of Transvestic Themes in His Work, Artie Foster

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Plumbing the Depths: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Thematic Metaphorical Constructions of Seabed Mining for Rare Earth Metals in French Polynesia, Lindsey M. Harris

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Germany’s 2007 Parental Leave Reforms: The Effects on Women’s Return-to-Work Decisions Following Childbirth, Margaret Hennessy

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Dilation of Granular Materials under Confining Forces, Auriana A. Johnson

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Legal Realism, Legal Interpretivism, Holmes and Nietzsche, John Koselke

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The Lowest Cost at Any Price: The Impact of Fast Fashion on the Global Fashion Industry, Megan Lambert

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Linguistic Identity of First-and-Second Generation in the Midwest and the Loss of Their Mother Tongue, Adriana Lay

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Access to Healthcare of Hispanic Immigrants in the Greater Chicago Area: A Documentary, Mahir Mameledzija

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A Comprehensive Examination of the Concept of Children’s Citizenship, Both Global and National, Katelyn McAuliffe

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Stress, Sex, and Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy of KCa2.2 Channels in The Basolateral Amygdala, Anhar I. Mohamed

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Driven: Cultural Hegemony and Reasons for Driving in the United States, Samantha Molinaro

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Modernism & The Resurrected Imagination: The Art of Fantasy & Fairy Tales in 19th Century England, Germany, and France, Samantha L. Niese

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The Complex Japanese American Experience During World War II: The Internment Camps, the Exceptional Case of Hawaii, and the Japanese American Segregated Military Units, Malia Ogawa

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Fitness and Morphological Variation in Native, Non-Native, and Hybrid Echinacea Seedlings, Jillian Pastick

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"Amped About Hell": Representations of the Suburban Gothic in Serial Television, Simone Marjorie Perry

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Forgetting Music: Duration, Space, and Remembrance in the Late Music of Morton Feldman, Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer

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Sikhism Reinterpreted: The Creation of Sikh Identity, Brittany Fay Puller

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Yuyay Pallki: Memories and Perception, Camila B. Quinteros Casaverde

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The Push to Immigrate: How the Mexican and U.S. Economies Effect Immigration, Jonathan Ramirez

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Effect of α-Synuclein Overexpression on Presynaptic Terminals of C. elegans, Christian Silvestri

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Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and Slow Light, Kevin Spotts

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Applications of Algebraic Topology, Jason Veenendaal

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We Are Family! I’ve Got My Drag Sisters With Me: An Examination of the Relationship Between Visual Media and Drag Family Structure, Christopher D. Way

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The Role of Photography in the Conservation of Biodiversity, Hilary Wind

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The Contribution of Soil Aggregates to Carbon Sequestration in Restored Urban Grasslands, Jenifer L. Yost

Theses from 2013

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The Art of Leaving Nothing Behind: Feminist Consciousness in the Poetics of Louise Glück, Barbara Guest, and Lisa Robertson, Kaisa Cummings

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Pacific Central Mountain, Kevin Flynn

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Sustainable Tourism Norm Transfer and the Case of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Ashley Gora

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DDT and American Popular Opinion in the Post-WWII Years (1945-1972), Eileen Newcomer

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Academic Achievement Motivation and High School Dropout: An Integrative Model, Alyssa Parr

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Micronutrient Supplementation in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Examining Predictors and Outcomes of Supplement Adherence, Kaila A. Stephens

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The Politics of Gustave Courbet’s Landscape Paintings, Nicolette Zorn