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 2021

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The Influence of Dog-Directed Speech on Quantity Discrimination in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris), Devin Cordell Anderson

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Contemporary Feminism as Portrayed in Popular Media, Ainsley G. Austin

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The Role of Black South African Women in the Construction of Memory with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Olivia Babcock

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Healing Justice Spaces: Virtual Intersections of Religion, Environmentalism, and Social Justice, Addison M. Baker

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Language and Legislation: How Radical Feminists of the 1970’s Have Impacted the Sociopolitical Climate of the 21st Century, Beck Barr

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Hungarian Historical Hysteria, Kris R. Bohnenstiehl

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Exploring the Olmsted Legacy in Washington, Amelia E. Burkhart

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Public Access Screenings: An Ontological Inquiry into Cinematic Street Art, Logan B. Canada-Johnson

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Conceptualizing Thought-Forms Through Dynamic Artworks, Kendyl Aurora Chasco

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The Selectivity Gap in United States Responses to Human Rights Violations: Personal Integrity Violations between 1991 and 2001, Jessica Jo Cooper

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Ain't Nothin but a G(raffiti) Thang, Ciara Edwards-Mendez

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Making the exotic familiar: Representing Chinese Culture in Chicago's Chinatown, Aya R. Hamlish

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COVID-19 and Xenophobia: Reckoning with East Asian Identities in the United States, Allie R. Highsmith

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ἤρχετο μῦθων: Performance and Beginnings in Homer’s Odyssey, Charlotte E. Lowell

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ARE STUDENT-MANAGED FUNDS CLOSET INDEXERS?, Shirley Mazaltov and Lynda Livingston

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and The Myth of Japanese Homogeneity, Hana Y. Morita

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Myth and Guilt in the Other Europe: David Binder's Dissident Reporting on the Collapse of Yugoslavia, Matt Roge

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The Relationship Between Short-Term International Volunteer Work and Long-Term Community Involvement, Sophie Ivana Semenjuk

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Complicating Courtly Love: Queering Sex and Gender in High Medieval Literature (1000-1250), Chloe L. Shankland

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Evaluating the Role of Thought in Sensorimotor Enactivism, Hannah Stockton

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The Take on College Summer Fellowship Program: Impacts of College Mentorship on First-Generation and Low-Income High School Students, Hong L. Ta

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Mitigating Spillover Effects of a General Warning on Accuracy Judgements of True News Headlines, Delaney R. Todd

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The Foundation of an Uprising: Spatial Socialization and National Identity Formation in Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Protests, Hannah Williams

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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The Bonus March and the Cold War, Aidan Crosby

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Interstitial Space: An Exploration of the Urban Landscape and Marginal Communities of Tacoma, Washington, Oscar Edwards-Hughes

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Against Colonial Imaginaries: Rewriting Latin America in Juan José Saer’s El entenado & Bernardo Carvalho’s Nove Noites [REPORT], Juliano Estrada Donatelli

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Against Colonial Imaginaries: Rewriting Latin America in Juan José Saer’s El entenado & Bernardo Carvalho’s Nove Noites [REPORT], Juliano Estrada Donatelli

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All Things Intentional, Maya Gilliam

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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