The University of Puget Sound, with the support of the Richard Bangs Collier Institute of Ethics and Science and an anonymous donor, has established summer research programs for undergraduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences. These programs offer students the opportunity to engage in independent research projects during the summer. Stipends of $3,250 and $3,750 are awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate research interest and ability.

Summer Visual Art created from 2016 on can be found on Shared Shelf Commons.

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Submissions from 2020

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Beyond a Call to Action, Quinn A. E. Bohner

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The Action-Perception of Musical Rhythm: A Review of EEG Findings, Jordan Anderson

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Against Colonial Imaginaries: Rewriting Latin America in Juan José Saer’s The Witness & Bernardo Carvalho’s Nine Nights, Juliano Estrada Donatelli

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Illustrating Neuroaesthetics, Madeleine Golitz

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Body Politics and 21st Century Taboo, Zachary Herrmann

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A Historiography of Nationalism: And the Case for Scandinavia, Alexander L. Jacobson

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‘Playing Hapsburg:’ The Hapsburg Monarchy and The post-Yugoslav Croatian Society, Fran Leskovar

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Understanding Burning Man through Fundamental Religious Studies Theories, Tio Lloyd

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Choice Sets for Andean Mothers' Discounting, Alessandra Vidal Meza

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Some Papal Bull: 16th Century Alum trade and English Royal Autonomy, Kyra Zapf

Submissions from 2019

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Washington’s Affordable Housing Property-Tax Levies: Lessons from the Campaigns, Anna Barcus

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"Hail Hydra": Marvel's Captain America and White Nationalism in the United States, Erin Budrow

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The Multidimensionality of Wellness Tourism in Thailand and Costa Rica: Mind, Body, and Soul, Cheyenne Clarke

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The Philosophies of Love and Despair in Kierkegaard’s Early Aesthetic Works, James Conley

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Is it Hot in Here or Is It the Climate? Predicting Individual and Systemic Pro-Environmental Engagement, Alaina Geibig

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Mindful of a Profit: A Critical Analysis of Meditation Apps in the Context of Neoliberalism and Western Constructions of Religion., Kylie Gurewitz

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The Setauket Gang: The American Revolutionary Spy Ring you've never heard about, Fran Leskovar

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Timing is Everything: Temporal Dynamics of Brain Activity Using the Human Connectome Project, Francesca LoFaro

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Tattoos in East Asia: Conforming to Individualism, Morgan MacFarlane

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Exploring the Urban Infrastructure of Transnational Labor Migration in Nepal, Alena McIntosh

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A Patchwork of Detention: Understanding Variation in Community Resistance to ICE Contracts with Local Jails, Manya Mutschler-Aldine

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Weaving Sustainability, Carving Identity: An Exploration of Artisan Livelihood in Oaxaca, Mexico, Mariana Sanchez Castillo

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Acting the Author: observations on authority in collective performance, Max Tapogna

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Womxn of Color in Print Subculture: 1970-2018, Lenora Yee

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Queen Catherine's Material Body, Kyra Zapf

Submissions from 2018

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Sharing my practice, Elayna Caron

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(Re)Writing Home: Unimagining and Reimagining Haitian Identity in Diasporic Literature from the United States, Ashley Coyne

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Romantic Relationships in Mental Illness Young Adult (YA) Novels, Indigo DaCosta

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Argentina’s Dirty War: Memory, Repression and Long-Term Consequences, Ilana Dutton

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Values, Justifications, and Perspectives Connected to the Anti-Vaccination Movement, Gigi Garzio

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Digital Strategy in the Art Museum, Ayse Hunt

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An Ethnographic, Experimental Philosophical Inquiry Into Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Suicidality, Samantha Dawn Lilly

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Targeted Sanctions - Case Study: Iran, Emily Nygard

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Metaphors and Mind: An ERP Study of How the Brain Processes Metaphors, Crystal Poole

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The Impact of Transboundary Water Management on Human Security in Developing States, Meadow Poplawsky

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The International Folk Art Market: Cultural Commodification in the Global Marketplace, Kate Roscher

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Segmented Assimilation Concern Among Refugee Families, Tessa Samuels

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Crusader Orientalism: Depictions of the Eastern Other in Medieval Crusade Writings, Henry Schaller

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Environmental Decision-Making and Sense of Place: Exploring the Effects of Bears Ears' Shifting Status on Stakeholders' Personal Relationships to the Land, Ana Siegel

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Pubic Hair Untamed: Viewership, Body Hair, and Primitivism in Modigliani's Female Nudes, Mary Thompson

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Environmental Justice Activism Against Freeway Proposals in Contemporary America, Molly Wampler

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A Sociocognitive Perspective of the Uncanny Valley, Andre Zamani

Submissions from 2017

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Face, Identity, and Normalcy: Systems of support for individuals with clefts of lip and palate, Ariane Farris

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Can Poetry Save the Earth: A Study in Romantic Ecology, Carlisle Huntington

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Fighting an Invisible Enemy: The Polish Media Campaign Against Radio Free Europe, 1950-1972, Nicholas Kulawiak

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Becoming Augustine: A Network Graph of Texts from Plato to Augustine, Annie K. Lamar

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Tacoma’s Lincoln District: Assessing and Improving Collaboration between City Government and the Vietnamese Business Community, Julia Lin

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Role of Religion in Recovery, Kayla Lovett

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EEG Study of the Featural and Configural Components of Face Perception, Heather Rose Stegman

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Ladder to Heaven: An Evaluation of Twelfth Century Latin Catholic Non-Dichotomous Spiritual Gender Identity, Helen W. Tschurr

Submissions from 2016

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Seen Through Steam: Narratives of Victorian Steam Technology, Rachel D. Anderson

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(Trans)cribing History: The Oral Histories of Transgender Clergy in America, Jae Bates

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Who Supports Donald J. Trump?: A narrative-based analysis of his supporters and of the candidate himself, Mitchell A. Carlson 7886304

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Neo-Realism: Post-Postmodern Ethics and Metaphysics, Cody Chun

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What Do We Mean by Logical Consequence?, Jesse Endo Jenks

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Short-Term English Instruction as a Mechanism for Economic Growth, Neha P. Ketkar

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Soundscape Composition as Environmental Activism and Awareness: An Ecomusicological Approach, Megan A. Reich

Diary of a White Ally in the Pacific Northwest, Sloan Cidney Strader

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"To the Devil we Sprang and to The Devil we Shall go": Memory and History in the Narrative of British Medieval Constitutionality, Helen W. Tschurr

Submissions from 2015

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Cultural Authenticity and the Impacts of Cultural Tourism in Malaysian Borneo, Elena Becker

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Landscape Painting: A comprehensive study of en plein air and studio painting, Carly Brock

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Altruism Online: An Ethnographic Exploration into League of Legends, Rodger Caudill

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Meaning Out of Nothing: A Penta-Dimensional Framework to Understand the Feminicides of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 as Evidence for the (Non-)Existence of God, Cody Chun

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Towards a Truer Representation: Transphobic Casting Politics and the Cis­-Gaze in Film, Aryeh Conrad

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Mormon Feminism: Not an Oxymormon, Alexa Himonas

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Entraining Brain Oscillations to Influence Facial Perception, Rosie Irwin

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Assata Shakur: The Battle for Memory in the Imagined Borderlands, Joe Kaplan

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And the (Fourth) Wall Came Tumbling Down: The Impact of Renegotiating Fan-Creator Relationships on Supernatural, Alena Karkanias

Penitence and Prowess, Maggie Langford

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Predicting Attitude Toward Organizational Change, Antonio Manibusan and Sarah Moore

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How Museums Colonize the World's Art, Sarah McDonald

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Environmental Degradation in Urban and Rural China: A Local Perspective, Taili Ni

Landscape Painting and Ideas of Wilderness, Maia Raeder

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EEG Investigation of Mirror-Neuron Activity Before and After Conscious Perception of Emotion in Faces, Katie Singsank

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The Prophets and Profits of Neoliberal Feminism in America, Molly Stambaugh

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Stimulus Dependence in Mirror Neuron Systems, Rachel Traut

Submissions from 2014

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I Know I Shouldn’t Eat That But I’m Going to Anyway: The Role of Mood and Cognitive Depletion in Food Consumption, Stephen Baum

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Rome, Women and Religion: Asserting Agency through Decoration, Chloe Ginnegar

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Exploring Distortion and Clarity in the Modern Printed Portrait, Karina M. Harper

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Copperplate Etching, Traditional and Modern Techniques and Exploring Philosophical Concepts, Bianca Jarvis

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The Intra- and Inter-Sub-Community Dynamics of Fandom, Alena Karkanias

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Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I of England: Representations of Gender, Influence, and Power, Nichole Lindquist-Kleissler

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The Potential and Limitations of Alternative Trade Practices on Improving Coffee Producer Livelihoods in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Melanie Mazza

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People, Plants, and Fungi: Examining the Ecological and Social Landscapes of the Swan Creek Park Food Forest, Renee Meschi

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EEG study of perceptual bias in facial expressions, mood, and the mirror-neuron system, Laurel Olfson

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The Western Façade of Santiago de Compostela: Christian Dominion and Ecclesiastical Rivalry from the Medieval to the Baroque Period, Louisa M. Raitt

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Assessing Empathy in Rats: The Role of Shared Experience, Dylan Richmond

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El Duende's Struggle with Words: Embodied and Intellectual Investigation of Spiritual Experience within Flamenco Dance, Chloe Rockas

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The Myth of the Immigrant Entrepreneur, Daniel Thorson

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Joseph Haydn (?): Attribution and Reception, Robert B. Wrigley

Submissions from 2013

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The crossroads at midnight: Hegemony in the music and culture of Delta blues, Taylor Applegate

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Printmaking and Textiles, Abbie Baldwin

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The Publicity of Monticello: A Private Home as Emblem and Means, Benjamin Block

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College Students’ Perceptions of the Rates of Various Types of Sexual Violence and the Barriers to Reporting, Sadie Boyers

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Media Interpretations of Wounded Knee II: Narratives of Violence versus Sympathetic Coverage, Jana Cary-Alvarez

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Forty Years Later: Remembering the Pinochet Years in 2013, Miriam Cook

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Manifesting Stories: The Progression of Comics from Print to Web to Print, Hannah Fattor

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The Politics of Transgenic Food: An Ethnographically Informed Analysis of the Ban on Genetically Modified Crops in Bolivia, Kristin Gjelsteen

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Not Just Sex That Sells: Religious Rhetoric and References in Contemporary Beer Branding, Julie Kappelman

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The Effect of Physical Attractiveness on Mirror Neuron Activity, Jason Kelley