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CURRENT DEFENSES

2018 Dissertation Defenses

August 29, 2018

3:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

John Verbos, M.A.

Non-symbolic exact quantity representation in a language-impaired population

May 11, 2018

9:00 a.m., 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Jessica Dunn, M.A.

The zombie apocalypse has already happened: Queering subjectivity in zombie film

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May 10, 2018

3:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Arvin Simon, M.A.

Health equity through spatial justice: A critical phenomenology of urban trail makers

Director: Eva Maria Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Derek Hook, Ph.D. and Ilyssa Manspeizer, Ph.D.

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May 8, 2018
2:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

José Arroyo, MA

Back in the closet: A queer-modified interpretive-phenomenological analysis of gay men creating an identity through clothing

Director: Eva Maria Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.

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May 4, 2018

3:00pm, 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Elizabeth Bennett

Mentor as scaffold: A mixed-methods exploration of feminist-informed mentoring in the undergraduate setting

Director: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Susan Goldberg, Ph.D, and Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.

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May 3, 2018
9:30 am, 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Seth Young

The myth of promiscuity: Examining Black male sexual narratives and sexual identity

Director: Marco Geminignani, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Derek Hook, Ph.D.

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April 6, 2018

2:00 pm 202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

Sugandh Dixit

Speaking from places: A phenomenological deconstructive study
of children's places, child-centric methods, and politics

Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.

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March 13, 2018, 1:30 pm Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Laurent Turgeon-Dharmoo

The title

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Eva Simms, Ph.D.

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March 23, 2018, 2:40 pm,

202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

Nisha Gupta

Illuminating the trauma of the closet among sexual minorities: A cinematic-phenomenological study of existential rights
Along with the dissertation there will be film screening, https://vimeo.com/221623718

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., and Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.

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January 19, 2018, 2:40 pm 202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

Danny Sharara

The psychology of self-surrender: A contemplative-hermeneutic study

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., and Daniel Burston, Ph.D.