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Unmasking The Racial Projects Of The Colombian Multicultural Racial State, Dario H. Vasquez Padilla Jun 2022

Unmasking The Racial Projects Of The Colombian Multicultural Racial State, Dario H. Vasquez Padilla

Doctoral Dissertations

Drawing on official reports, legislative procedures, court documents, and interviews with black leaders and scholars, this dissertation focuses on the racial discourses and institutional practices of the Colombian multicultural racial state. In a series of three papers, I empirically examine how the executive, legislative, and judicial bodies of public power interpret and regulate race, ethnicity, and racism in the country. In Chapter 2, I scrutinize the logic, discourses, practices, and silences of the Colombian state by analyzing the official reports submitted by the government to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). I forward the notion of the ...


Professional Learning Cultures At Work: How Principals Serve As Catalysts For Learning, Christopher J. Tranberg Jun 2022

Professional Learning Cultures At Work: How Principals Serve As Catalysts For Learning, Christopher J. Tranberg

Doctoral Dissertations

Principals are an influential factor in a child’s academic success (Manna, 2015; Louis et al., 2010; Waters et al., 2003). Although the path of influence is often indirect, principals affect student learning by developing and sustaining strong professional learning cultures (Hattie, 2009; Leithwood & Jantzi, 2012). As a result of the complexities surrounding principalship, a desire to understand the attributes, skills, and leadership actions of successful principals persists as an international focus of educational research. This study examines principalship through the experiences of various stakeholders within a school system utilizing a descriptive single case study ethnographic qualitative approach. This approach ...


Making The Old City: Life Projects And State Heritage In Rhodes And Acre, Evan Taylor Jun 2022

Making The Old City: Life Projects And State Heritage In Rhodes And Acre, Evan Taylor

Doctoral Dissertations

The “old city,” a widely recognizable category of urban space, has long been a locus of development projects, state monitoring, and mass tourism, while also being home to resident communities. This dissertation explores the intersections of community life and state-driven heritage projects in the Old Town of Rhodes, in the Greek Dodecanese, and the Old City of Acre (‘Akka), a Palestinian community in northern Israel/Palestine. Both old cities are UNESCO World Heritage sites and subjects of intense state-supported tourism development. However, their resident populations and their built environments, which coalesced mainly under Crusader and Ottoman rule, challenge the authorized ...


Nahuatl Discourses And Political Speeches As Ways To Negotiate The Racial Monolingual Ideology Of The Mexican State In Hidalgo, Mexico, Vanessa Miranda Juárez Jun 2022

Nahuatl Discourses And Political Speeches As Ways To Negotiate The Racial Monolingual Ideology Of The Mexican State In Hidalgo, Mexico, Vanessa Miranda Juárez

Doctoral Dissertations

This research focuses on language use as a means of linguistic, cultural, and communal negotiations with political economic forces of assimilation and systematic racial discrimination. I specifically analyze how the use of Nahuatl and Spanish within a Nahua community in Mexico, San Isidro Atlapexco Hidalgo, signifies ideological and power relationships. I pay particular attention to the dynamics of interaction and communicative practices within assemblies—a key form of local governance. Here, I show that the collective force displayed in such spaces might be the engine to transgress, oppose, and challenge the highly racialized language ideology of the state that advocates ...


Another Postcolonialism: Innovating Sovereignty From Below Through The Responsibility To Protect, Gabriel P. Mares Jun 2022

Another Postcolonialism: Innovating Sovereignty From Below Through The Responsibility To Protect, Gabriel P. Mares

Doctoral Dissertations

I focus on the work of civil society actors, scholars, and diplomats from the Global South, in particular the South Sudanese anthropologist and diplomat Francis Deng, and the ways in which they attempt to remake sovereignty through institutions. Using sovereignty-as-responsibility and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as problem spaces, I recover an alternate vision of sovereignty and the community of states that emerged in response to defenses of non-intervention by postcolonial state actors. Focusing on sovereignty allows these agents to simultaneously critique and innovate that which is “above” (the international state system) and that which is “below” (the sovereign state ...


Quality Of Life For Women With Chronic Lyme Disease: A Socioeconomic Investigation, Dale M. Jones Jun 2022

Quality Of Life For Women With Chronic Lyme Disease: A Socioeconomic Investigation, Dale M. Jones

Doctoral Dissertations

This is a mixed methods investigation of how chronic Lyme disease, including Lyme-like diseases and co-infections, affects the quality of life of women who have chronic Lyme. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used during three phases of research: a 91-question survey instrument followed by focus group discussions and written narratives. The research considered the socioeconomic impact on quality of life in five areas: obtaining a diagnosis, relationships and personal support systems, struggles with the medical system, the ability to work, and access to treatment. There were 500 responses to the survey, of which 373 were analyzed; 11 participants in ...


Class, Family Involvement, And Asian American Four And Two-Year College Students’ Experiences Of Advantage And Disadvantage, Blair Harrington Jun 2022

Class, Family Involvement, And Asian American Four And Two-Year College Students’ Experiences Of Advantage And Disadvantage, Blair Harrington

Doctoral Dissertations

While the significance of familial support in college receives substantial and growing attention, Asian American college students’ experiences of such support remain unclear. In a series of three articles that draw on a total of 140 intensive semi-structured interviews, this dissertation explores the effect class has on students’ experiences of three different types of familial support: 1) students’ receipt of parental support, 2) students’ provision of parental support, and 3) students’ receipt of sibling support. The first article The Power of Class and Not Institution Type: Asian American Four and Two-Year College Students’ Receipt of Parental Support” employs a trichotomous ...


Native America Speaks: Blackfeet Communication And Culture In Glacier National Park, Eean Grimshaw Jun 2022

Native America Speaks: Blackfeet Communication And Culture In Glacier National Park, Eean Grimshaw

Doctoral Dissertations

This study is a description and interpretation of a Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikuni) discourse of identity as expressed by Blackfeet presenters as part of the Native America Speaks (NAS) program in Glacier National Park, the longest-running Indigenous speaker series in the National Park Service. The study is based on what Blackfeet identify as being important parts of Blackfeet identity within this particular scene, as well as how they participate in that scene. Primary data include a corpus of 30 Blackfeet programs recorded during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Data were analyzed in response to an overarching research question which guides ...


Beyond Revolutionaries, Victims, And Heroic Mothers. Reproductive Politics In War And Peace In Colombia, Vanesa Giraldo Gartner Jun 2022

Beyond Revolutionaries, Victims, And Heroic Mothers. Reproductive Politics In War And Peace In Colombia, Vanesa Giraldo Gartner

Doctoral Dissertations

During the 2016 peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reproductive policies in this guerrilla group became a site of contestation in producing new discourses about peace, gender, and nation. This dissertation addresses this controversy and explores the implications of reproductive politics in war and peace among ex-combatant women. The data for this project was collected through archival research and a multi-sited ethnography in Caquetá-Colombia. It discusses the role of contraception in the transformation of the FARC from a grassroots guerrilla movement to a revolutionary army and analyzes the multiple discourses produced about ...


Three Essays On Public Policy And Welfare In Developing Countries, Alvaro Jeronimo Callejas Jun 2022

Three Essays On Public Policy And Welfare In Developing Countries, Alvaro Jeronimo Callejas

Doctoral Dissertations

Developing countries typically implement public policies that modify the market structure to reach a specific goal. However, in this attempt to achieve a policy objective, policymakers may not consider unintended consequences caused by firms' and consumers' optimizing behavior. Moreover, the reaction of market agents to the implemented policy may undermind its effectiveness or lead to an outcome opposite to the one persuaded. This dissertation uses a set of structural models to assess the welfare effect of both intended and unintended consequences of public policies introduced in developing countries.

In the first chapter, we evaluate the welfare implications of a public ...


From Supercharging To Rewiring To Thriving: Dissertation Support And Partnerships, Alyssa Denneler, Anna Marie Johnson Jun 2022

From Supercharging To Rewiring To Thriving: Dissertation Support And Partnerships, Alyssa Denneler, Anna Marie Johnson

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Backwards Design: A Critical Approach To Instructional Design, Heather C. Owen, Megan Oakleaf Jun 2022

Backwards Design: A Critical Approach To Instructional Design, Heather C. Owen, Megan Oakleaf

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Remote Onboarding: Growing And Maintaining Community, Christine R. Elliott, Lauren Movlai Jun 2022

Remote Onboarding: Growing And Maintaining Community, Christine R. Elliott, Lauren Movlai

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Coffee Connections: Rebuilding Connections Among Coworkers In The Library, Edward Junhao Lim, Susanna Cowan Jun 2022

Coffee Connections: Rebuilding Connections Among Coworkers In The Library, Edward Junhao Lim, Susanna Cowan

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Words And Actions: Implementing Dei Work In Libraries, Megan Bresnahan Jun 2022

Words And Actions: Implementing Dei Work In Libraries, Megan Bresnahan

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Learning From Library Student Workers, Alejandro Paz Jun 2022

Learning From Library Student Workers, Alejandro Paz

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Social And Institutional Empathy To Improve Academic Library Visitor Experience, Eugenia Opuda, Megan Bresnahan, Carolyn Gamtso Jun 2022

Social And Institutional Empathy To Improve Academic Library Visitor Experience, Eugenia Opuda, Megan Bresnahan, Carolyn Gamtso

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Being The Newbie: How To Support The Successful Integration Of A New Librarian, Dymond Bush Jun 2022

Being The Newbie: How To Support The Successful Integration Of A New Librarian, Dymond Bush

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Effect Size For A Multilevel Model Random Slope Effect: Change In Variance Accounted For With Likelihood-Based Versus Variance Partition Measures, Julie Lorah Jun 2022

Effect Size For A Multilevel Model Random Slope Effect: Change In Variance Accounted For With Likelihood-Based Versus Variance Partition Measures, Julie Lorah

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

Applied educational researchers may be interested in exploring random slope effects in multilevel models, such as when examining individual growth trajectories with longitudinal data. Random slopes are effects for which the slope of an individual-level coefficient varies depending on group membership, however these effects can be difficult to interpret. The change in variance accounted for is often used as an effect size measure and could be appropriate for helping to interpret a random slope effect. Two methods for computing variance accounted for include likelihood-based methods and variance partition methods. It is unclear how results from these two methods compare to ...


Libraries: Outsiders At The Heart Of The Institution, Callan Bignoli Jun 2022

Libraries: Outsiders At The Heart Of The Institution, Callan Bignoli

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Escaping Our Fishbowl: A Case Study On Expanding Participation By The Connecticut Digital Archive, Gregory C. Colati, Mike Kemezis, Heather Owen, Rachael Nutt Jun 2022

Escaping Our Fishbowl: A Case Study On Expanding Participation By The Connecticut Digital Archive, Gregory C. Colati, Mike Kemezis, Heather Owen, Rachael Nutt

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Rainbow Reflections: Exploring Lgbtqia+ Representation In Curriculum Materials Library Picture Book Collections, Alicia G. Vaandering, James Rosenzweig, Amanda Melilli Jun 2022

Rainbow Reflections: Exploring Lgbtqia+ Representation In Curriculum Materials Library Picture Book Collections, Alicia G. Vaandering, James Rosenzweig, Amanda Melilli

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Idea In Collections Principles & Pathways, Rhonda Kauffman, Michael Rodriguez, Rebecca Parmer Jun 2022

Idea In Collections Principles & Pathways, Rhonda Kauffman, Michael Rodriguez, Rebecca Parmer

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Creating And Sustaining A Teaching Community: Discussing The Instruction Exchange At Northeastern University Library, Molly Brown, Lindley Homol, Regina Pagani Jun 2022

Creating And Sustaining A Teaching Community: Discussing The Instruction Exchange At Northeastern University Library, Molly Brown, Lindley Homol, Regina Pagani

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Teaching With Data In The Social Sciences: Local Perspectives And Library Contributions, Kathleen Berger, Louise Buckley, Patricia Condon, Eleta Exline, Erin Jerome, Stephen Mcginty Jun 2022

Teaching With Data In The Social Sciences: Local Perspectives And Library Contributions, Kathleen Berger, Louise Buckley, Patricia Condon, Eleta Exline, Erin Jerome, Stephen Mcginty

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness And What Recent Changes Mean For You, Matt Amory Jun 2022

Public Service Loan Forgiveness And What Recent Changes Mean For You, Matt Amory

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Out Of The Classroom, Into The Archives: Developing Successful Collaboration Between Faculty And Archivists/Librarians To Create High-Impact Learning Experiences For Students, Michelle Chiles, Lopez Alyssa, Megan Lessard Jun 2022

Out Of The Classroom, Into The Archives: Developing Successful Collaboration Between Faculty And Archivists/Librarians To Create High-Impact Learning Experiences For Students, Michelle Chiles, Lopez Alyssa, Megan Lessard

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Podcasting To Spark Community Conversation, Emily Butler Jun 2022

Podcasting To Spark Community Conversation, Emily Butler

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Walk This Way: How The Library Can Build Community On Campus By Creating A Physical And Virtual Walk, Laura Wilson, Lisa Villa, Corinne Tabolt, Susan Skoog Jun 2022

Walk This Way: How The Library Can Build Community On Campus By Creating A Physical And Virtual Walk, Laura Wilson, Lisa Villa, Corinne Tabolt, Susan Skoog

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Hired During Covid: Interviewing And Onboarding In A Pandemic, Roslyn Grandy, Lauren M. Fletcher, Rachel Whitney, Faythe Thurman Jun 2022

Hired During Covid: Interviewing And Onboarding In A Pandemic, Roslyn Grandy, Lauren M. Fletcher, Rachel Whitney, Faythe Thurman

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

No abstract provided.