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Inclusivity Of Minorities In The U.S. Healthcare System, Sophia N. Trujillo 2020 Eastern Washington University

Inclusivity Of Minorities In The U.S. Healthcare System, Sophia N. Trujillo

2020 Symposium Posters

Throughout the evolution of U.S. healthcare, the inclusivity of minorities has been a discussion amongst many communities. With healthcare being unaffordable and inaccessible to many, including minorities, it can influence their responses towards it. From research and in-depth observations, it has been revealed that certain ethnicities carry a trend of disabling illnesses and infectious diseases. This paper intends to identify the patterns that occur amongst ethnic communities that increase the risk of obtaining these conditions. Social determinants govern the health and lifestyle that have led to life-threatening illnesses. It has been found that factors such as eating habits, social ...


Hebrew As A Gendered Language And An Oppressive Mechanism Against Women In The Israeli Society, Rotem Itzhaky 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Hebrew As A Gendered Language And An Oppressive Mechanism Against Women In The Israeli Society, Rotem Itzhaky

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Wherever you look, whether reading a textbook, scrolling through wanted ads, looking at job requirements, or just watching the news on the television – the effects of the gendered nature of Hebrew are noticeable everywhere. For many years I have been fascinated by the fact that Hebrew is a gendered language in a way that promotes patriarchy by using the unmarked masculine form of words as a default. Some claim that the language as we know it today is neutral, and not discriminatory, while others, including women which interviews you can find in this paper, do not experience it as a ...


Positioning And Repositioning: Transnational Identity (Re) Construction And (Re) Negotiation By American-Senegalese Children, Aminata Diop 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Positioning And Repositioning: Transnational Identity (Re) Construction And (Re) Negotiation By American-Senegalese Children, Aminata Diop

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The main aim of this dissertation is to study the ways American-Senegalese children position and reposition themselves as they (re) construct and (re) negotiate their transnational identity upon returning to the U.S. from Senegal. This project explores the following questions: 1) why do US-residing Senegalese parents send their children back to their homeland to be raised by relatives? 2) how do these American-Senegalese children (re) construct and (re) negotiate their multiple layers of identities upon returning home after being raised by extended family members for more than a decade?3) and how do the American-Senegalese children (re) story their ...


From The Unspoken To The Verbalized: Different Ways Of Communication And Their Relationship To Culture In A Traditional Lakota Narrative "Ikto Na Wičhá Ha Kiŋ”, Or “Ikto And The Racoon Skin”, Liliana R. Boladz-Nekipelov 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

From The Unspoken To The Verbalized: Different Ways Of Communication And Their Relationship To Culture In A Traditional Lakota Narrative "Ikto Na Wičhá Ha Kiŋ”, Or “Ikto And The Racoon Skin”, Liliana R. Boladz-Nekipelov

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This master’s thesis is a discourse analysis of a traditional Lakota story, " Iktó na wičhá ha kiŋ”, or “Ikto and the Racoon Skin”, one of the 64 stories included in the “Dakota Texts”, which were collected by Ella Deloria at three Lakota reservations in 1930s as a part of Franz Boas’ language documentation project. The thesis is also an attempt to examine different communicative strategies employed within the narrative and their relationship to culture, as well as the relationship between form and the transfer of meaning and culture and meaning. The analysis is conducted using Dell Hymes’ ethnographic approach ...


Promising Practices For Boating Safety Initiatives That Target Indigenous Peoples In New Zealand, Australia, The United States Of America, And Canada, Mitchell Crozier, Audrey R. Giles 2020 University of Ottawa

Promising Practices For Boating Safety Initiatives That Target Indigenous Peoples In New Zealand, Australia, The United States Of America, And Canada, Mitchell Crozier, Audrey R. Giles

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

Boating-related incidents are responsible for a significant number of the drowning fatalities that occur within Indigenous communities in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and Canada. The aim of this paper was to identify promising practices for boating safety initiatives that target Indigenous peoples within these countries and evaluate past and ongoing boating safety initiatives delivered to/with Indigenous peoples within these countries to suggest the ways in which they – or programs that follow them - may be more effective. Based upon evidence from previous research, boating safety initiatives that target Indigenous peoples in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and Canada should ...


How Choreometrics Reflects Self-Identity And Self-Concept Through Cultural Dance: A Developing Method, Naowarat Buddee 2020 Lesley University

How Choreometrics Reflects Self-Identity And Self-Concept Through Cultural Dance: A Developing Method, Naowarat Buddee

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Abstract

This arts-based autoethnography research aims to analyze the researcher’s personal reflections of cultural embodied experiences through the connection of Thai cultural dance movements, cultural patterns, and expressive behaviors in Thai cultural contexts. These also reflected the researcher’s personal-identity and self-concept. As cultural dance has impacts on social structures and human behaviors both physically and psychologically in social interactions throughout the developmental lifespan, the researcher was inspired by the concept of Choreometrics to look closely at personal dance experiences in relation to Thai culture. This autoethnography is a case study of the researcher who identifies as Thai and ...


Bridging The Gap: Exploring Indian Classical Dances As A Source Of Dance/Movement Therapy, A Literature Review., Ruta Pai 2020 Lesley University

Bridging The Gap: Exploring Indian Classical Dances As A Source Of Dance/Movement Therapy, A Literature Review., Ruta Pai

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Indian Classical Dances are a mirror of the traditional culture in India and therefore the people in India find it easy to connect with them. These dances involve a combination of body movements, gestures and facial expressions to portray certain emotions and feelings. There are seven major Indian Classical Dances- Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Mohiniattam. These dances possess three common aspects - Natya, Nritta and, Nritya. These aspects include several other elements which are at the core of these dances. This literature review focuses on three of those primary elements – Abhinaya, Gestures and Navarasas because they are used ...


Through The Lens Of Koreans: The Influence Of Media On Perceptions Of Feminism, Neha Cariappa 2020 The University of San Francisco

Through The Lens Of Koreans: The Influence Of Media On Perceptions Of Feminism, Neha Cariappa

Master's Projects and Capstones

Regardless of country and culture, the media has the power to influence the opinions and perceptions of its viewers. This project evaluates specific Korean movies—and the reactions of South Koreans to gender representations in films that are considered “feminist”—along with the variety show genre, which also tends to reinforce gender stereotypes and imbalances. With these media representations as a framework, this research explores the impact of the internet in forwarding feminist views along with unearthing the reactions of Koreans. Given the anonymity of the internet and social media, these platforms allow for honest expression and counterpoints to sexist ...


Indigenous Evolution In A "Post-Racial" America In Tommy Orange's There There, Jordan Lindenman 2020 SUNY Old Westbury

Indigenous Evolution In A "Post-Racial" America In Tommy Orange's There There, Jordan Lindenman

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This paper will present an in-depth analysis of Tommy Orange's novel There There, demonstrating the marginalization of Native Americans living in a so-called post-race United States. Orange provides intertextual references, specifically Hip-Hop musicians, to help establish where this particular group of people, Urban Native Americans, fit into contemporary society and popular culture. By focusing on the breakdown of one essential character, there will be an elaboration of just how Orange is able to explain the Indigenous plight by having a musician seamlessly correlate and communicate with the character present in the text. Through the examination of just one particular ...


The Inter-Korean Relationship: Views From South Korean University Students, Rachel Christine Keenan 2020 University of Kansas

The Inter-Korean Relationship: Views From South Korean University Students, Rachel Christine Keenan

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This research will explore how South Korea is rising in global influence, thus alluding to thoughts of a joint-economic union with North Korea. Questions of reunification surfaced in the recent news reports as the leaders of both countries have expressed interest in joint operations for economic benefits. Previous researchers have noticed South Korea's desire for global influence could boost the Koreas into international powerhouse stature and may be the countries key to success. My data will explore the most relevant themes such as reunification, economics, soft power, and global influence. The primary and secondary data will specifically explore these ...


6ix9ine: The Rise Of A Social Media Supervillain, Brandon Ruiz 2020 California State University, Fullerton

6ix9ine: The Rise Of A Social Media Supervillain, Brandon Ruiz

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is known for many things. These include his image, trolling antics, and controversial persona. However, his story is one which deserves to be highlighted. From his meteoric rise and sudden fall from fame in the short span of a year, Tekashi 6ix9ine was able to catapult his way to success by ultimately utilizing digital space and controversy to his advantage. Therefore, this presentation will offer a formal introduction of the rapper's background accompanied by a timeline before his rise into the main stream media. This will then shift into an analytical perspective into topics such ...


The Spiritual Nature Of The Italian Renaissance, Kaitlyn Kenney 2020 Liberty University

The Spiritual Nature Of The Italian Renaissance, Kaitlyn Kenney

Senior Honors Theses

This study seeks to investigate the influence of faith in the emergence and development of the Italian Renaissance, in both the artwork and writing of the major artists and thinkers of the day, and the impact that new expressions of faith had on the viewing public. While the Renaissance is often labeled as a secular movement by modern scholars, this interpretation is largely due to the political motives of the Medici family who dominated Florence as the center of this artistic rebirth, on and off again throughout the period. On close examination, the philosophical and creative undercurrents of the movement ...


Ascendance And Transformation: Humanizing Trio First Generation Students Of Color And Their Stem Empowerment Agents, Vanessa Nicole Torres 2020 University of California, Irvine

Ascendance And Transformation: Humanizing Trio First Generation Students Of Color And Their Stem Empowerment Agents, Vanessa Nicole Torres

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The TRiO program has the ability to mentor Black and Latinx students of color into pathways that can minimize the gap in educational attainment. Stanton-Salazar (2011) explains how mentorship in the form of empowerment agents among working-class students of color furthers their access to institutional support that is empowering for them in combination with their critical consciousness as they navigate STEM as a field and career choice (as cited in V. Pendakur, 2016). In other words, a mentor becomes a tool for action for this student population to transform themselves and their community. The TRiO STEM educators involved in California ...


Unaccompanied Minors: Marginalized In The Education System, Arlae Cecilia Gamez-Luna 2020 University of Texas at San Antonio

Unaccompanied Minors: Marginalized In The Education System, Arlae Cecilia Gamez-Luna

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

More than 213,000 unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection from the start of fiscal year (FY) 2014 through January 31, 2019. The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is responsible for processing and sheltering the minors who are typically placed with a parent or other adult relative in the U.S., a family friend, or in foster care. Unaccompanied minors wait months, even years, for their cases to be decided in immigration court. Informal relief or no proper legal status ...


Whaling In Japan: Conflicts And Controversies Surrounding A Dying Tradition, Ashley Harrell 2020 James Madison University

Whaling In Japan: Conflicts And Controversies Surrounding A Dying Tradition, Ashley Harrell

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

"From pre-historic to modern times, whales remain an exploitable resources ”though in recent decades the controversy surrounding whaling has yielded economical, political, and social double-standards on a domestic and global scale. Through reading anti-whaling and international organization statements, government documents, and statistical data, this paper examines the history of three countries”Japan, Norway, and the U.S.”to compare the double-standards presented against Japan.

While Norway whales with relatively little backlash, Japan ostensibly faces the brunt of the criticisms. Similarly, the U.S. which once maintained a burgeoning whaling industry now supports ending whaling, and this change reflects whaling's ...


Why Can't We Be Friends: Use Of Imagined Contact In Changing Attitudes Towards Outgroups, Audrey Greder, Rachel Kain, Olivia Lutz, Rachel Miyazaki 2020 Creighton University

Why Can't We Be Friends: Use Of Imagined Contact In Changing Attitudes Towards Outgroups, Audrey Greder, Rachel Kain, Olivia Lutz, Rachel Miyazaki

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The contact hypothesis states that a person or group is more likely to have a positive attitude towards an outgroup when put into direct contact with a member or several members of an outgroup. Research has shown, however, that simply imagining the contact can illicit the same outcomes in attitude changes. An applied research experiment was conducted to test whether the used of imagined contact scenarios would improve attitudes towards outgroups. Partially replicating an experiment by Bagci, Piyale, Bircek, and Ebcim (2018), seventy-six participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups, including, the control group, the imagined contact group ...


They Will Only Stop Killing Us, If You Say Please: The Role Of #Blacklivesmatter, Black Twitter, And Flint, Michigan In Modern Day Respectability Politics, Chasia Elzina Jeffries 2020 University of Southern California

They Will Only Stop Killing Us, If You Say Please: The Role Of #Blacklivesmatter, Black Twitter, And Flint, Michigan In Modern Day Respectability Politics, Chasia Elzina Jeffries

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Respectability politics, which require Black folks to make ourselves as non-confrontational, palatable, and white as possible, pressing our hair, pulling up our pants, and speaking properly are a lasting remnant of the diligent work of Black women during Jim Crow Era to ensure social uplift and Black survival. This project traces the history of Black women in the development of performative survival and highlights our position and the efficacy of code-switching today, primarily through the Flint Water Crisis. As Black Americans refuse to conform to white standards, becoming more and more proud of our Blackness and as innocent Black children ...


I See What You're Saying: A Deaf Culture And American Sign Language Awareness Event, Alexis M. Sejnoha 2020 University of South Dakota

I See What You're Saying: A Deaf Culture And American Sign Language Awareness Event, Alexis M. Sejnoha

Honors Thesis

Deaf Culture and American Sign Language are an important part of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. Most people outside of this community are unaware of these aspects, and remain uneducated about them. This document is an event plan for an educational event about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, as well as an artist statement explaining the conception and implementation of this plan, and how it was impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.


Embracing The Monster: The Films Of Guillermo Del Toro, Alexandra Gaines 2020 North Carolina State University

Embracing The Monster: The Films Of Guillermo Del Toro, Alexandra Gaines

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Classic monster fiction such as Frankenstein and Dracula portray monsters as creatures that can never be fully accepted into the world that surrounds them, despite their continuous efforts to enter society. As early as the publication of Frankenstein, there is an emphasis placed on the sympathetic plight of the Monster, who longs for a world that can accept him. Ultimately by the end of these famous novels and later films, most of these monsters are defeated. Films especially in the 21st century have reinvented and revisited these classic monsters in a new light, in a way that addresses the inherent ...


Veni, Vidi, Vendidi: The Economics Of Cultural Change In The Roman West, Alexander Reed 2020 University of California - Berkeley

Veni, Vidi, Vendidi: The Economics Of Cultural Change In The Roman West, Alexander Reed

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The cultural shift which occurred in the Roman West during the final century BC and first century AD marks a watershed moment in European history, as the inhabitants of Rome's vast imperial holdings began to abandon their old ways of life in favor of a new set of Greco-Roman customs and values, an event of indelible influence upon the languages, legal systems, and cultural traditions which arose following the collapse of the central government in 476. Numerous theories have been put forward to explain this dramatic shift in the cultural landscape of the period, from suggestions that the common ...


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