The Honors Project

The honors project offers seniors the opportunity to engage in original scholarship under the supervision of a faculty member in their major department or program and results in a written thesis and/or oral defense, artistic performance or showing, depending on the student’s field of study.

The catalog record for each honors thesis can be seen here. Print versions of honors projects created between 1924 and 2019 are available in the Bowdoin College Library’s Department of Special Collections & Archives.

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2015

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The Structure and Unitary Representations of SU(2,1), Andrew J. Pryhuber

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Palimpsestuous London: Spatial and Temporal Layering in Fin-de-Siècle Victorian Fiction, Elisabeth A. Strayer

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Hunter-Gatherers: The Survival of the Foraging Practice In Modern States, Tristan C. Van Kote

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Peace Be Dammed? Water Power and Water Politics in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin, Camille E. Wasinger

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Assigning Legal Punishment: Individual Differences in Justice Sensitivity and Selective Attention, Emily C. Weinberger

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"A Doula Can Only Do So Much": Birth Doulas and Stratification in United States Maternity Care, Kaylee S. Wolfe

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The Role of Protein Kinases ROG1 and SRF6 in the WAK Stress Response Pathway, Jaepil E. Yoon

2014

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Dendrites of Cardiac Ganglion Regulate Heartbeat of American Lobster, Homarus americanus, Through Stretch Feedback, Mara R. Chin-Purcell

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Convexity Properties of the Diestel-Leader Group Γ_3(2), Peter J. Davids

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A "Peculiarly American" Enthusiasm: George Bellows, Traditional Masculinity, and The Big Dory, James W. Denison IV

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Geochemical and Stratigraphic Analysis of the Linnévatnet Sediment Record: A Study of Late Holocene Cirque Glacier Activity in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Graham Harper Edwards

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Changes in chiropteran community structure associated with the white-nose syndrome epidemic: evidence for competitive release?, Adam Eichenwald

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The role of the ROG1 protein in pectin perception, Divya Hoon

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Re-formando cuerpos: Las identidades femeninas en escritoras cubanas durante el Período Especial, Amanda M. Montenegro

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The Photodegradation of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Aqueous Solutions, Peyton C. Morss

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The Effects of Temperature on the Cardiac System of the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, Elizabeth A. Owens

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Lie to Me: Linguistic Markers of Deception in Relation to Individual Differences in Executive Control, Lauren Pashkowski

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The Determination of the Aqueous Oxidation Potentials of Aniline and Sixteen of its Derivatives via Ultrafast Cyclic Voltammetry to Model the Photocatalyzed Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Natural Bodies of Water, Joshua V. Pondick

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Application of the Landau-Zener Model and Fermi's Golden Rule to Estimate Triplet Quantum Yield for Organic Molecules, Nathan D. Ricke

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A Neighbor’s Impact: The Influence of Emotional Valence on Visual Word Processing, Marissa C. Rosenthal

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The Role of Pectin Methyl Esterase in Pectin Activation of WAK Regulated Stress Response in Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicholas J. Saba

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Mathematical Modeling of the American Lobster Cardiac Muscle Cell: An Investigation of Calcium Ion Permeability and Force of Contractions, Lauren A. Skerritt

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Gateway to the Forest City? Portland, Maine's Bayside Neighborhood, 1866-2014, Alexander J. Tougas

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Reconsidering Operation Condor: Cross-border Military Cooperation and the Defeat of the Transnational Left in Chile and Argentina during the 1970s, Georgia C. Whitaker

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The Federal Disproportionate Minority Contact Mandate: An Examination of Its Effectiveness in Reducing Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice, Hanna Leigh Wurgaft

2013

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The Role of Competition and Patient Travel in Hospital Profits: Why Health Insurers Should Subsidize Patient Travel, Joseph S. Durgin

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Identification of MPKs Involved in the Wall Associated Kinase Regulated Stress Response in Arabidopsis thaliana, Patrick J. Lariviere

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Who We Are: Incarcerated Students and the New Prison Literature, 1995-2010, Reilly Hannah N. Lorastein

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From Left to Right? White Evangelical Politicization, GOP Incorporation, and the Effect of Party Affiliation on Group Opinion Change, Devon B. Shapiro