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Beyond Repair: An Investigation Of The Experiences, Interpretations, And Self-Construction Of Black Women Welfare Recipients In The Deep South, Eniyah C. Willingham, Eniyah Willingham Jan 2019

Beyond Repair: An Investigation Of The Experiences, Interpretations, And Self-Construction Of Black Women Welfare Recipients In The Deep South, Eniyah C. Willingham, Eniyah Willingham

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Based on six in-depth interviews with Black women in the Metro-Atlanta area who have at some point in the past ten years received welfare assistance, this project serves to understand how Black women relate to the welfare system in the current moment. To best understand their circumstances, I set forth a three-part question: how do Black women welfare recipients experience the welfare system in the current moment?; how do they interpret these experiences?; and lastly, how do these experiences and interpretations lend to how they conceptualize, construct, and/or manage their identities as Black women welfare recipients? I argue that ...


A Conundrum For The East Asian American Woman: Gender & The Perception Of The White American Man, Victoria Helen Chou Jan 2019

A Conundrum For The East Asian American Woman: Gender & The Perception Of The White American Man, Victoria Helen Chou

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Still Sitting On Men: Understanding The Continuities Of Indirect Rule Through Pre-Colonial Forms Of Female Resistance, Ethnic Power Politics And Economic Violence In Southeast Nigeria, Evan Richardson Jan 2019

Still Sitting On Men: Understanding The Continuities Of Indirect Rule Through Pre-Colonial Forms Of Female Resistance, Ethnic Power Politics And Economic Violence In Southeast Nigeria, Evan Richardson

Senior Projects Spring 2019

This project exposes that Indirect Rule in Southeastern Nigeria has had direct, significant ramifications on the Political Economic Development of Nigeria through the present day.


The Gender Wage Gap In Sports: Explaining The Pay Gap In Sports, David Streeter Runcie Jan 2019

The Gender Wage Gap In Sports: Explaining The Pay Gap In Sports, David Streeter Runcie

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Flashdance, Rebecca Zeiger Jan 2018

Flashdance, Rebecca Zeiger

Senior Projects Spring 2018

With each day of isolation, I delve further into myself, along with a mild dissociation from reality and self as formed in relation to others and gaze. The majority of this time is spent without seeing a full body; when a body is alone, there is no one to see it in its entirety. I can’t be sure what my body looks like, so I must choose a body because passivity leads to invisibility. I have been looking for a body that encapsulates a multiplicity of self and dynamic spirit, the kind I could fall in love with. When ...


Une Salade, Cora Della Katz Jan 2018

Une Salade, Cora Della Katz

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


“Brother Can You Spare A Friend?”: Documents, Masculinities, And Histories In A Masonic Lodge, Hayden Franklyn William Hard Jan 2018

“Brother Can You Spare A Friend?”: Documents, Masculinities, And Histories In A Masonic Lodge, Hayden Franklyn William Hard

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Health As An Individualized Project: Gender Bio-Authenticity And Responsibilization Governance In Functional Medicine, Emma E. Radich Jan 2018

Health As An Individualized Project: Gender Bio-Authenticity And Responsibilization Governance In Functional Medicine, Emma E. Radich

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Different Voices And Views Of Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysis Of Charles Mungoshi’S Waiting For The Rain And Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, Kina Carney Jan 2018

Different Voices And Views Of Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysis Of Charles Mungoshi’S Waiting For The Rain And Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, Kina Carney

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Zimbabwean literature written by black authors share the same national identity, yet differ in form, style and content. Uncovering the depth of this black nationalist literature form, this paper compares novels written by two different black Zimbabwean authors. Differing in time period, Charles Mungoshi’s Waiting for the Rain (1975) reflects on traditional life in rural Rhodesia, while NoViolet Bulawayo’s more modern text We Need New Names (2013) sheds light on life in recent rural Zimbabwe. Although both novels were written by authors from separate generations, they share similar themes such as gender, religion, and alienation. These themes distinguish ...


Baby Adrian: Not An Autobiography, Adrian Catrin Retzl Jan 2018

Baby Adrian: Not An Autobiography, Adrian Catrin Retzl

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


They Always Do What They Ought To Do: A Historical Analysis, And Exploratory Examination Of The “Woman Problem” And The Function Of Gender In American Psychology, Willa G. Baigelman Jan 2018

They Always Do What They Ought To Do: A Historical Analysis, And Exploratory Examination Of The “Woman Problem” And The Function Of Gender In American Psychology, Willa G. Baigelman

Senior Projects Fall 2018

The “woman problem” in America psychology refers to, “...the underrepresentation of women in the highest offices of psychology’s professional organizations and women’s general lack of eminence compared to men,” (Rutherford, 2015). It is a problem that seems to have existed from the beginnings of American psychology to the present day. This piece of writing seeks to better understand this problem, the function of it within American psychology, its origins and where it stands today. Through a historical analysis of Edwin Boring, Edward Titchener, Alice Bryan, Margaret Washburn, Eleanor Gibson, Mary Whiton Calkins and Mamie Phipps Clark, we can ...


Gender In Contemporary Iran In The Works Of Abbas Kowsari, Domantas Karalius Jan 2017

Gender In Contemporary Iran In The Works Of Abbas Kowsari, Domantas Karalius

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College


Gender Empowerment In The Development Economics Literature: The Language Of Choice, Preferences And Agency, Pranay Panday Jan 2017

Gender Empowerment In The Development Economics Literature: The Language Of Choice, Preferences And Agency, Pranay Panday

Senior Projects Spring 2017

In my project, I try to trace how our present understanding of gender empowerment is formed, and how mainstream economics literature has accommodated feminist contributions to the concept. I look at neoclassical household models, feminist critiques of the same models, foundational ideas on gender empowerment, and finally the current development economics literature on empowerment. I find that the concept of choices and preferences, and in particular the formation of preferences, is central to understanding gender empowerment. I deduce that a) empowerment is both a process and an outcome, b) that the end goal of empowerment is the access to resources ...


“Shutting Her Up:” An Exploration Of The Madwoman And The Madhouse In Victorian Literature, Savannah Jane Bachman Jan 2017

“Shutting Her Up:” An Exploration Of The Madwoman And The Madhouse In Victorian Literature, Savannah Jane Bachman

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Facebook, Twitter, Gender: How Social Media Allows For Fragmentation Of The Self In The Digitally Native Millennial, Clark Wolff Hamel Jan 2017

Facebook, Twitter, Gender: How Social Media Allows For Fragmentation Of The Self In The Digitally Native Millennial, Clark Wolff Hamel

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Remnants Of The Bodice Ripper: How Consent Is Characterized In Heterosexual And Lesbian Erotic Romance Novels, Audrey Miles Malloy Jan 2017

Remnants Of The Bodice Ripper: How Consent Is Characterized In Heterosexual And Lesbian Erotic Romance Novels, Audrey Miles Malloy

Senior Projects Spring 2017

The present study aims to better understand the relationship between gender role representation and characterization of sexual consent in erotic romance novels. To test this, two coders read the current best-selling heterosexual and lesbian romance novels listed on Barnes & Noble’s website and coded for both adherence to the Western Sexual Script and clarity of sexual consent. Western Sexual Script is the pervasive set of typical gender roles perpetuated in contemporary media. Statistical analyses found that there was a main effect of character’s gender identity on “gender typical traits” for wealth, sexual experience, dominance, and passivity, meaning that masculine ...


From Once Upon A Time To Happily Ever After: Grimms’ Fairy Tales And Early Childhood Development, Hannah Mccarley Jan 2017

From Once Upon A Time To Happily Ever After: Grimms’ Fairy Tales And Early Childhood Development, Hannah Mccarley

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies and The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Mainstreaming Gender: The Influence Of Women's Networks On Prosecuting Sexual Violence At The International Criminal Court, Jessica Maryanne Zaccagnino Jan 2017

Mainstreaming Gender: The Influence Of Women's Networks On Prosecuting Sexual Violence At The International Criminal Court, Jessica Maryanne Zaccagnino

Senior Projects Spring 2017

The fall of the Soviet Union in combination with the failures of the international community to intervene in the genocides of the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda spurred a new enthusiasm for human rights as a wholly independent movement, termed the human rights wave. This paradigm shift, identified by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, was an embrace of human rights rooted in the redemption of past wrongs. This project is structured as a jurisprudential genealogy that will explore the human rights wave in the context of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice, a facet of the transnational women’s network, and their quest ...


Making The Male Manager: Can Non-Cognitive Skills Explain The Glass Ceiling?, Nora Paget Harrington Jan 2017

Making The Male Manager: Can Non-Cognitive Skills Explain The Glass Ceiling?, Nora Paget Harrington

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Abstract: This project examines whether men and women’s non-cognitive skills —or personality characteristics— influence their respective occupational attainment. I take an interdisciplinary approach to inform my hypothesis by incorporating psychological and sociological theories on the production and reproduction of gender roles in order to understand why men and women may systematically differ along some personality dimensions. I use linear probability and probit models to measure the effect of the non-cognitive traits, locus of control, self-esteem, and risk tolerance on the probability of being a manager. In both models I find that an internal locus of control, high self-esteem, and ...


You're The One That I Want, Kirsten Sylvia Harvey Jan 2017

You're The One That I Want, Kirsten Sylvia Harvey

Senior Projects Spring 2017

A theatrical exploration, that began with “the Diva” and eventually evolved into an examination of the impossibility of being a woman, through the fetishization of the 1978 film, Grease.


Sour Milk: Women And The Hindu Nationalist Movement In India, Saumya Dadoo Jan 2015

Sour Milk: Women And The Hindu Nationalist Movement In India, Saumya Dadoo

Senior Projects Spring 2015

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


"I Is An Other": An Exploration Of The Development Of Childhood And Adolescent Self-Concept, Jessica Lebovits Jan 2012

"I Is An Other": An Exploration Of The Development Of Childhood And Adolescent Self-Concept, Jessica Lebovits

Senior Projects Spring 2012

A multidisciplinary project that combines original empirical research with an analysis of two Modernist novels, The Waves by Virginia Woolf and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.


Eurydice Without Orpheus, Nora E. Offen Jan 2011

Eurydice Without Orpheus, Nora E. Offen

Senior Projects Spring 2011

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.