Dissertations: January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021


East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Revells, Tristan. Mobilizing microbes: The path to China's first renewable energy industry. Sponsor: Madeleine Zelin.


  • Zeng, Yihang. Study of two-dimensional correlated quantum fluid in multi-layer graphene system. Sponsor: Cory Dean.

Social Work

  • Spencer-Suarez, Kimberly. Reintegration in the red: Navigating child support arrears after prison. Sponsor: Craig Schwalbe.


  • Li, Tong. On the construction of minimax optimal nonparametric tests with kernel embedding methods. Sponsor: Ming Yuan.

TC / Applied Anthropology

  • Colburn, Shana. Youth web radio: Our story (a dissertation poem). Sponsor: Myron Cohen.
  • Kuganathan, Prashanth. Learning, language, and life: War, migration, and cultural transformation at the juncture of English speech practices in northern Sri Lanka. Sponsor: E. Valentine Daniel.

TC / Behavioral Nutrition

  • Cadenhead, Jennifer. Evaluating eating patterns and the relationship of diet quality and level of processing to quality of life among adults and teenagers with Celiac. Sponsor: Randi Wolf.

TC / Clinical Psychology

  • Anderson, Micheline. Enhancing spiritual awareness among undergraduate students: Improving physiological reactivity to and recovery from everyday stressors. Sponsor: Lisa J. Miller.

TC / Cognitive Science in Education

  • Fusella, Paul. Structural priming and the mental representation of agentive and temporal by-phrase constructions: An eye-tracking study. Sponsor: Peter Gordon.

TC / Economics and Education

  • Zander, Sabine. Three essays in the economics of education: Equal changes for all? Social inequalities in the German education system. Sponsor: Judith Scott-Clayton.

TC / English Education

  • Novack, Richard. Rambling and wobbling in English: Ecocriticism in outdoor classrooms. Sponsor: Sheridan Blau.


Biomedical Engineering

  • Liu, Xueqing. Deep learning for fusing simultaneously acquired EEG-fMRI.

Computer Science

  • Repetti, Thomas. Designing, implementing and programming a massively multithreaded general purpose spatial accelerator architecture.

Computer Science

  • Sinha, Sandip. Trace reconstruction and its generalization in various settings.
  • Tian, Yuchi. Detect and repair bugs/errors in DNN-based software.
  • Vlatakis Gkaragkounis, Emmanouil. The role of noise in optimization, game theory, and machine learning.

East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Borgonjon, David. Nanyang media and the cultural politics of economic nationalism.
  • Foster, Emily. Unfinished forms: The 19th century novel, interrupted.
  • Penman-Lomeli, Andrea. Debt and the manufacture of consent in Latinx immigration literature.