The senior thesis is emblematic of the kind of intellectual freedom Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Upper College students are given. It is a year-long, self-designed scholarly project that is the capstone of a student’s work. It’s required of everyone. The thesis is not just an academic requirement for a Simon’s Rock Bachelor of Arts degree, it is work that adds to the world’s storehouse of knowledge.

At the beginning of the thesis project, a formal proposal must be submitted and approved. This collection includes senior thesis proposals beginning in academic year 1998-1999 as well as theses beginning in 2011.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: The Past, The Present, The Future, Miles Abracosa

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Grace In The Fractures: A Sculptural Analysis of Vulnerability as a Coping Mechanism For Fear, Eliana Actor-Engel

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Positive Eco-Art Therapy: Picturing an Aesthetic Path to Personal and Planetary Health, Madison Alicea

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Sto-Stone: Computation, Complexity, and Puzzle Design, Addison Allen

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“An Image With A Lowing Sound”: Medieval Islam, Modernity, and Politics as Seeing, Safi Alsebai

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Creating for Community: Extending Inspiration through Browser Application, Hyolim Bae

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Language Use by People With Bipolar Disorder and Depression: Recent Research and Applications, Alexandra Barber

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Urban Planning and Playing: Collaborative Learning Through Educational Board Games, Jacques Ben-Avie

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Blood will have Blood: Trauma Dynamics in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Nathaniel Bokaer-Smith

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Seeing Overtones: Communicating the Physics of Guitars, Jonathan Cadiz

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CALL THEM OUT: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Analyzing Infrastructural and Economic Disparities Within the Tri-state Area, Mario Campbell

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sayings, clouds: composition, production, performance, reflection, Emmett Clarendon

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To Bring into Being: On A Life Lived by Ghosts, Allison Colwell

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And All That Jazz: The Tropes of Sounds and Symbols in Harlem Renaissance Jazz Literature, Olivia Davis

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Raising Our Voices: Women, Trauma, and Recovery in India, Divya Dinraj

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My Nudes 2k18: femininity and obscenity, Hayley Edgar

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Art, Finances and Manipulation: How Auction Houses Enhance Painting Sales Today, Fiona Ferguson

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Alternative Therapies for Traumatized Children: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives, Ana Garcia-Kwan

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Stuck: An Examination of the Portrayals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Literature, Television, and Film, Antonia Greenberg

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Emet: A Video Game of Yiddish Conversation Practice, Aster Greenblatt

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The Dandy and the Decadent: Kitsch, Camp, and Capitalism, Benjamin Grubner

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Arches of Piety: Reflections of the Holy See and Italy, Alexandra Harabosky

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Interactive Relationship Between Canon and Fandom Via Cosplay and Fanfiction, Cleo Hardt

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Perfect Places? The Power and Potential of Landscape and Nature Photography, Miranda Herreid

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Sports Medicine, Georgiana Janko

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A Study of Hausdorff Distance Computation, Tingao Jiang

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State Minds: Dreams of Abundance, Scarcity, and Collapse, Benjamin Kaza

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AI Research in Games: The Role of StarCraft 2, Joey Kim

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Forgotten Shards, a Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future of Chinese Porcelain, Molley Knight

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Layers of Dust: Political Moments of Work, Land, and Agriculture, Ezra Lee

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"I Don't Want To Talk About It": On the Relationships between Silence, Narrative, Remembrance, and Reality in Psychological Trauma, Erika Leigh

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Impressionist Style and Manga Painting: An Investigation, Junyu Liu

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Aquarium Dreams and Other Stories, Zara London-Southern

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This Is in No Sense Consolatory: Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Traumatic Narratives of the First World War, Victoria Loughborough

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1968 and the Crisis of European Memory: Nation, Internationalism, Visual Culture, Nathaniel Madison

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Genda Phool: An Evaluation of Community-Based Trauma Interventions, Saisha Manan

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An Adventure in Organic Synthesis: Searching for 3 ,3-Dinoradmantylmethane, William Mason

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Barnes: It’s Not a Metaphor, Julia Mendez

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Cosmology and Quantum Physics: A Design for a Meta-⁠analysis, Angel Mendez Rivera

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Reading Like an Analyst: Creativity and the Unstable Mind, Wynona Meyer

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Literature Evolving: How Multicultural Movements Created a New Genre of Literature, Stone Mims

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The 'Border'-line Paradox: Unearthing the Repressed of the Freudian Paradigm, Kai Naor

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Annotating Buildings in the NYC Skyline using Computer Vision, Roop Pal

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As We Recall: Workings of Memory, Truth, and Time, Adam Paykin

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Landscape Genetics of the Lesser Antillean Whistling Frog, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei, on Montserrat, Andrew Phennicie

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Taste and Tradition: An Exploration into Ethnic Cuisine and How Food Protects and Shares a Wide Variety of Cultural Heritages, Tereza Pitman

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Bound Away: Tourism, Culture, and Rethinking the Archive on Cape Cod, Coco Raymond

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Strong Bodies: Exploring Strength Through Movement, Hadassah Riemer

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Space: The Role of Dimensionality in Physics, Conor Rowan

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Glass Legion: An Exploration of the Interconnections of Game Design, Caitlin Rust

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Online, Offline, and Hate Crime: Indoctrination and recruitment in the information age, Cassiel Sabin

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A Thesis That Will Blow Your Mind… Or Maybe Just Cause Some Mild Inflammation: Understanding the Hidden Role of Neuroinflammation, Joshua Salama

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STRANGE CARNALITIES: Affective and Amazonian Perspectives on Consumption and Embodiment, Sam Scott

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The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Pain Management and Its Implementation in American Healthcare, Bruna Shabazz

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An Interrogation of Sex and Gender: What Does It Mean To Be a Man?, Maxx Shabazz

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Biological Mechanisms of the Gut Microbiome: How Do Enteric Bacteria Affect Human Metabolism, Immunity, and Behavior?, Rachel Shi

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Playing Our Parts - or Not: My Process Producing and Performing as Woman in Not Medea, Heidi Singe

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Demon Summoning for Beginners: Integrating an Animated Character into a Live Theatre Performance, Corinne Stanley

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The Metanarrative: A Story about Writing Stories, Ben Steiz

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The Oscillation of the Sterile Neutrino, Lindsey Tensen

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Metamorphosis: The College Graduate’s Guide to Starting a Dance Company, Allana Tyson

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Crisis in the Streets: An Exploration of Siegfried Kracauer’s Urban Miniatures in Translation, Hannah Walker

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Killer Zombie Ghosts in the House of the Devil: Healing Trauma Through Horror Film, Avi Wershba

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Periodic and Color Variability of Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidate, Chengcheng Xin

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The Corrosion of Metals Using Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Bacterial Cells, Shirley Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Polish Nationalism from the Margins: The Case of the Gorale Culture and the Modern Polish Identity, Nathan Alan-Lee

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Madison Alicea

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An Antibacterial Analysis of Jatropha gossypifolia L., Eupatorium odoratum L., and Carica papaya L. with a Phytochemical Analysis of J. gossypifolia: A Call to Action, Alec Allain

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Addison Allen

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Roots of Neofascism in the United States: Exploring Historical Narratives and Emergent Developments, Russell Allen

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Safi Alsebai

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Hyolim Bae

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Developing Decision Making: Implications for Educational Choices in Adolescence, Zyaid Banihani

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Jacques Ben-Avie

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Pranayama Yoga: Measuring Brainwaves via EEG, Rebecca Bhik-Ghanie

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Nathaniel Bokaer-Smith

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Love(d): A Story of Non-Physical Intimacy, Alexis Brisley

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Jonathan Cadiz

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Mario Campbell

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The Microverse of the Sea: An Analysis of Toxin Producing Phytoplankton, Sierra Cast

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Emmett Clarendon

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Allison Colwell

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Food as a Social Justice Issue: The Food Justice Movement in the United States, Mo Constantine

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Finding A Way To Tell Her Story: Women's Testimony of the Guatemalan Civil War, Mikaela Dalessio

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Olivia Davis

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Remind me to Look Back: an Analysis of Dostoevsky's Ideology of Societal Culpability and its Relevance Today, Jaimee de Witt Bedford

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Divya Dinraj

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“Pull Yourself Together Josef”: Avenues of Understanding The Trial by Franz Kafka, Haley Dionne

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Hayley Edgar

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From Guangzhou to Great Barrington: A Textural Narrative, Danli Feng

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Danli Feng

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Fiona Ferguson

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Ana Garcia-Kwan

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Orthodox Church Forests: An Essential Component of the Ethiopian Landscape, Scheherazade Goertzel

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Antonia Greenberg

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Aster Greenblatt

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Benjamin Grubner

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Precepts on Treating Hyperlipidemia in the Statin Intolerant: Mechanistic and Historical Analyses of Non-Statin Antihypercholesterolemia Therapies, Hayden Gutt

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On the automaticity of the outer automorphism groups of right-angled Coxeter groups, Cameron Haas

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Senior Thesis Proposal, Alexandra Harabosky