Autumn 2014

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Cunliffe, Alexandra Rose
Medical Physics
Thoracic Computed Tomography Image Texture Analysis for Assessment of Radiation-Induced Lung Tissue Damage and Early Identification of Radiation Pneumonitis

Davenport, Emily Rebecca
Human Genetics
Examining the Environmental and Genetic Basis of Human Gut Microbiome Composition

Fukuda, Yusuke
Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Spatial Control of Microtubule Length and Lifetime by Opposing Stabilizing and Destabilizing Functions of Kinesin-8

Kandur, Aaron
Ecology and Evolution
The Distribution of Mytilus californianus in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Khuong, Nhi
Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Coliphage N4 Inhibits Cell Division by Targeting FtsZ and FtsA

Kregel, Steven William
Cancer Biology
The Role of Pluripotent Stem Cell Transcription Factors in Prostate Cancer

Krinsky, Benjamin Henry
Evolutionary Biology
The Evolution of Expression Networks Driven by a Young Gene in Drosophila

Lamar, Kay-Marie
Human Genetics
Mechanisms of LTBP4 in Muscular Dystrophy

Landback, Patrick Francis
The Evolution and Phenotypic Impact of New Gene Duplicates in Humans

Liu, Yen-Chyi
Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Neural Control of Alternative Escape Behaviors through Integrated Activity of Hindbrain and Spinal Cord Circuits

Luchniak, Anna Malgorzata
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissecting the molecular etiology of tubulin-related neurodevelopmental disorders in humans

McCord, Charlene
Organismal Biology and Anatomy
The Evolution and Functional Morphology of Partitioned Adductor Mandibulae Muscles and a Novel Jaw Mechanism in Triggerfishes (Teleostei: Balistidae)

McDonald, Benjamin Dewart
The Development of Unconventional Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocytes

Misiura, Agnieszka
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Roles of Two Serine Recombinases in Mobilizing the Methicillin Resistance Cassette in MRSA

Moen, Erika Linn
Cancer Biology
Genome-wide Cytosine Modifications and Their Implications for Sensitivity to Chemotherapeutic Agents

Pusic, Aya Darinka
Neuroimmune Signaling of Environmental Enrichment; The Role of Exosomes in Remyelination

Division of the Humanities

Aloisio, Miriam
Romance Languages and Literatures
Dalla comicità all'apocalisse: una lettura ecocritica dell'opera di Luigi Malerba

Caldwell IV, Perry Ernest
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Statutes in Qin Legal Culture

Coleman, Jeffrey Kwesi
Romance Languages and Literatures
Bracing for Impact: Portrayals of Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Theatre

Duda, Kathryn Anne
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Inherited Humanism: The Case of Evgeniia Ginzburg and Vasilii Aksenov

Erickson, Peter Svaren
Germanic Studies
Religious Conversion in the Late German Enlightenment: Goethe, Schiller, and Wieland

Gundogdu, Cihangir
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
"Are There No Asylums?" The Ottoman State and the Insane, 1856-1908

Hensley, Judy
Equity Strikes Back: The Lost Ideal of Aristotelian Equitable Justice in Contemporary Statutory Interpretation

Jacobs, Joela
Germanic Studies
Speaking the Non-Human: Plants, Animals, and Marginalized Humans in Literary Grotesques from Oskar Panizza to Franz Kafka

Keane, Jonathan Thomas
Towards an Articulatory Model of Handshape: What Fingerspelling Tells Us About the Phonetics and Phonology of Handshape in American Sign Language

Leipert, Trent
Feeling in the Cracks: Subjective Binds in Contemporary European Composition

Mahler, Anthony Edwards
Germanic Studies
Writing Regimens: The Dietetics of Literary Authorship in the Late German Enlightenment

Martin, Marianna
Cinema and Media Studies
Reading the Cards: Contemporary Genre Practice and Digital Audiences

Maydanchik, Michelle
Art History
Creative Disruption: Contemporary Russian Performance Art
Scotch, Henry Robert
English Language and Literature
Oceanic America: A Literary Geography, 1844-1930

Tasdelen, Esra
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Literature as a Mirror of History: A Comparative Study of the Historical Fictions of Ahmet Hikmet Muftuoglu (1870-1927) and Jurji Zaydan (1861-1914)

Wright, Samuel T.
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Expansion of a Discipline: Intellectual Change in Nyaya-Sastra in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century India

Division of the Physical Sciences

Crum, Keith Alan
A Measurement of sin^2(2 theta_13) with the Double Chooz Experiment

Driscoll, Michelle Millan
Geometric Control of Failure Behavior in Perforated Sheets

Fields, Nicole Elizabeth
CosI: Development of a Low Threshold Detector for the Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering

Fitzgerald, Ivy Jean
Biophysical Sciences
Development and Utilization of a Monomeric Superfolder GFP for Analysis and Enhancement of Yeast Secretion

Gates, Zachary
Studies on solid phase synthesis of peptide-thioesters for use in chemical protein synthesis

Herbst, Daniel Charles
Water Uptake Profile in a Model Ion-Exchange Membrane: Conditions for Water-Rich Channels

Li, Ho Ling
Search for W' -> tb -> qqbb with Novel Techniques at the ATLAS Experiment

McCowan, David Daniel
A Numerical Study of Longtime Dynamics and Ergodic-Nonergodic Transitions in Dense Simple Fluids

Peng, Yuxing
Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proton Transport in Nanoconfined Spaces: From Nanomaterial to Biology

Ramachandran, Radha
A Comparison of Two-Dimensional Viscous Fingering in Miscible and Immiscible Fluids

Tramm, Nora Ashley
Measuring Behavioral Dynamics of <italic>C. elegans</italic>
Zablocki, Alan
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Constraining Neutrinos and Dark Energy with Galaxy Clustering in the Dark Energy Survey

Zolkin, Timofey
Beam Transverse Instability in the FNAL Booster

Division of the Social Sciences

Applebaum, Lauren
Encouraging Analogical Reasoning in STEM Learning: The Role of Cues to Comparison

Belsky, Natalie
Encounters in the East: Evacuees in the Soviet Hinterland during the Second World War

Bilgel, Yasemin
Political Science
Regional Power Politics after the Cold War

Brawn, Timothy Paul
Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation in European Starlings

Doering, Laura
Sociology and Business
The Social Determinants of Economic Growth: Microenterprise and Microfinance in Latin America

Dvorakova, Antonie
Comparative Human Development
Beyond the "Two-Worlds": Native American Scholars' Experience

Fairweather, Daryl Rose
Essays in the Economics of Education and Inequality

Guengerich, Anna Katherine
Monte Viudo: Residential Architecture and the Everyday Production of Space in a Chachapoya Community

Henwood, Keith Jefferson
Essays on the Economics of Solar Power

Holmes, Marcia Elizabeth
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
Performing Proficiency: Applied Experimental Psychology and the Human Engineering of Air Defense, 1940-1965

Kontra, Carly
Leveraging Somatic Experience for Learning

Lee, Monica
Structural and Cultural Processes in the Development of the Frankfurt School

Phillips Jr., Dwight E
Reengineering Institutional Culture and the American Way of War in the Post-Vietnam U.S. Army, 1968-1989

Ramsey, Jason D.
Spaces of Possession: Negotiating 'Ruin' at the Mexican Periphery

Raudenbush, Danielle
Informal Health Care Strategies of the Urban Poor

Schechter, Oded
Social Thought
Existence and Temporality in Spinoza

Staisch, Matthias
Political Science
When Do International Institutions Restrain Great Powers? A Network Theory

Stevenson, John Allen
Political Science
Capitol Gains: How Foreign Military Intervention and the Elite Quest for International Recognition Cause Mass Killing in New States

Thompson, Jeremy
The Role of Lupus of Ferrières in the Ninth-Century Predestination Controversy

Ticer-Wurr, Jolyon
Routines, Race, and Social Control: Coordinating Action and Constructing Identity as a Neighborhood Majority Transitions from White-Ethnic to Mexican-American

Viedma, Manuel
Political Science
The Social Origins of Authoritarian Institutions: Bosses and Elites in Postrevolutionary Mexico and Bolivia

Wakeford, Michael Paul
The Aesthetic Republic: Art, Education, and Social Imagination in the United States, 1900-1960

Walker, Joshua
The Ends of Extraction: Diamonds, Value, and Reproduction in Democratic Republic of Congo

Warner, Travis James
Political Science
Elections as Concessions: Revenue, Stability, and Village Self-Governance in China

The Divinity School

Osborne, Lauren Evans
From Text to Sound to Perception: Modes and Relationships of Meaning in the Recited Qur'an

Whitaker, Robyn Jane
Seeing God: Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation

The Law School

Ahmed, Dawood
Democracy under God: Constitutional Islamization and Human Rights

The School of Social Service Administration

Hardesty, Melissa
Ethical Labor and the Making of American Family in Child Welfare

Johnson, David Wilson
College-going Culture in Urban High Schools: Building Relational Infrastructure to Support Postsecondary Attainment

Perez, Alfred Gene
Are We Putting the Cart Before the Horse? Understanding Legal and Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Histories

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Hauser, Roie
Busy Directors and Firm Performance: Evidence from Mergers

Sutkoff, Anne
A Regular Vine-Copula Approach to Endogenous Regressors in Brand Value Estimation

Askin, Noah
Business and Sociology
Essays on Status Dynamics in American Higher Education