Honors Student Research Conference Program

May 21, 2021

Welcoming Remarks

3:30 – 4:00

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/s/99375476923

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  • Jennifer Conary, Director, University Honors Program
  • Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Session A

4:00 – 5:10

A1:  Creative and Philosophical Musings

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/95849287895

Session Moderator: Prof. Anna Souchuk

  • Brad Brewington – Experience as Interpretation: The role of “Possibility” and “Reality” in constituting a horizon in which experience occurs in the philosophies of Heidegger and Kant
  • Alexis (Lexi) Jackson – The Loss of Strength: On the Undesirability of a Singular Good
  • Riley McLaughlin In Phases: A Poetry Chapbook Inspired by Ties Between the Moon and my Individual Feminine Experience
  • Amelia Modes – A Loving Feeling

A2:  Gender Matters

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/99687321377

Session Moderator: Prof. Lisa Poirier

  • Melanie Anselmo – The Great Mirror of Male Ego: A Literary Look at Japanese Gay Discourse
  • Maya Parekh – A Transnational Feminist Comparative Analysis of Midwifery as Anti-Colonial Resistance
  • Miriam Searcy “Shot Girl Summer:” Why do we Normalize Violence Against Black Female Artists?
  • Grace Weber – ‘Can We All Be Feminists?’ An Existentialist Case for the Abolition of Marriage

A3:  Transforming Teaching

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/91791808667

Session Moderator:  Prof. Kathie Kapustka

  • Mariana Bednarek – Comparing Mental Health Experiences of Latinx Immigrant-Origin College Students Before and After COVID-19: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
  • Isabel Cueto Dual Language Education and Multilingualism in Chicago Public Schools
  • Cecilia KearneySpace for Transformation: Stories of Navigating Transformative Justice Practices Within a Carceral System
  • Erin O’ConnorHealing Justice in Schools
  • Sara Shahein – The Role of Community Engagement in Teaching Poetry in Middle and High School English Classes

Session B

5:15 – 6:30

B1: The Science Around Us

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/97326399878

Session Moderator: Prof. Jim Montgomery

  • Maddie Fernandez Laris – Biotic and Abiotic Factors Influencing Regeneration of an Endangered Oak
  • Maya Fitzgerald – Access to Primary Care by Neighborhood in Chicago
  • Cameron (Cam) Rodriguez – Place and Power: The Nuclear State of Illinois
  • Tom Sykora – High Altitude Ballooning as a Platform for Measuring Ozone Uptake over Agricultural Landscapes

B2: The History and Politics of Place

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/91688632563

Session Moderator: Prof. Scott Bucking

  • MaryJo McManamon – The Hospitality Industry Shown from a Multicultural Perspective: Cairo and Istanbul
  • Elena Medeiros – Seeds of the Carnation Revolution: Can Students Lead the Fight for Change?
  • Justin Myers – Alton: A Mississippi River City of Perseverance
  • Anne Scoltock – Mutual Aid in the Context of 2020’s Concurrent Crises

B3: Rethinking and Re-envisioning

Zoom link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/95065820076

Session Moderator: Peter Hastings

  • Deyana AtanasovaVenmo: The Fine Line Between Economic and Social Capital
  • Miakoda (Mia) FrostBury It, or Rise Above: The Potential of Popular Media to Destigmatize Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Jacalyn Gisvold – Existing Outside the Hollywood Vacuum: An Exploration in a Reimagination of Filmmaking
  • Shashank Srikanth – The H-1B Visa Program: A System of Continuous Exploitation and Malpractice

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