This collection represents undergraduate student work from the Humanities, History & Social Sciences department in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.

The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences (HHSS) at Columbia College Chicago cultivates critical and creative thinking skills, allowing students to better develop their oral and written abilities. With an emphasis on helping Columbia students to integrate their experiences and creativity with research and observation, our department encourages students to integrate pragmatic mastery with abstract reasoning.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Patriarchy, Empire, and Ping Pong Shows: The Political Economy of Sex Tourism in Thailand, Kristen Kelley

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Ruin Porn and Urban Representation in Photography: The Aesthetic and Politics of Appropriation in "The Ruins of Detroit", Elyse Remenapp

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Reused Refuse: Freeganism and the Shifting Hegemonies of Consumption and Waste, Jamie Corliss

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"Women in the House Y'all:" She Should Run, Post-Feminism, and Women's Representation in Politics, Amy Gooch

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The Queer Blogger: Interrogating the Commodification of Identities, Anne Lacy

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A Divine Inequality: Contextualizing Gender and Authority in Contemporary Mormon Feminism, Taylee Robinson Pardi

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Take Off Your Masc: The Hegemonic Gay Male's Gender Performance on Grindr, Duncan Shuckerow

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Whovians and Directioners: Challenging the Fangirl Identity, Brianna VanCant

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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As the World Turns...Gay, Not Queer: Privileging Heteronormalized Representations of Sexuality in American Soap Operas from 1977 - Present, Brett Edward King

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God Made It Happen: A Rhetorical Analysis of Jerry Falwell's Response to 9/11, Terry Littleton

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Paradox on the Playa: Uncovering the Contradictions Embedded in Burning Man, Shelby Anne Rothman

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Contesting the Marginalization of Female Leadership in Sports: The Struggle for Equal Opportunities in Men's Collegiate and Professional Basketball, Caitlain Tinker