Spring 2017

Spring Quarter Dissertations (June 2017)

Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

Baktash, Yasmine Margaret
Microbiology
HEPATITIS C VIRUS ENTRY IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL POLARIZED HEPATOMA ORGANOIDS
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Belcher, Andrew Harrison
Medical Physics
Patient Motion Management with 6DOF Robotics for Frameless and Maskless Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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Bershad, Anya
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Integrative Neuroscience
Effects of opioids on social and emotional processing in humans
Institutional Repository: No

Blizard, Misha Aurelia
Ecology and Evolution
Dynamics of polyandry in spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularius): Ornamentation, reproductive success, and testosterone
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Chen, Buxin
Medical Physics
Optimization-Based Image Reconstruction for X-Ray CT with Multispectral Data
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Davis, Trevor Lewis
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Binding Partners Regulate Eyes absent-Sine oculis Transcriptional Output During Retinal Development in Drosophila melanogaster
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Dulberger, Charles Lefco
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
THE MHC-IB MOLECULE HLA-F PRESENTS PEPTIDES AND REGULATES IMMUNITY THROUGH INTERACTIONS WITH NK-CELL RECEPTORS
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Fessenden, Timothy B.
Cancer Biology
Cytoskeletal Control of Tissue Shape Changes
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Gallagher, Molly E.
Ecology and Evolution
Combining High-Performance Computing and Ecological Field Experiments to Understand Insect Outbreaks
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Gebhardt, Michael J.
Microbiology
Identification and Characterization of a Novel Stress Response Pathway in Acinetobacter baumannii
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Igartua, Catherine Ellen
Human Genetics
The Role of Rare Variation and Host-Microbe Interactions in Complex Trait Genetics
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Jacobsen, Jennifer Andrene
Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program: Immunology
EZH2 Regulates the Pre-Antigen Receptor Checkpoint and B-2 Lineage Commitment
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Jiang, Pengyao
Ecology and Evolution
Experimental and Computational Analysis of Canalization and its Relation to Evolution and Development
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Kirkley, Andrew George
Pathology
Characterization of Metabolic Disease in Mouse Models of Arsenic Exposure
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Lee, Philbert
Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Phosphorylation of Desmosome Protein Pkp-1 by RIPK4 Regulates Differentiation of Epidermal Progenitor Cells and Skin Tumorigenesis
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Morgan, Ethan
Public Health Sciences
Social, Molecular, and HIV Transmission Networks: A Sociomolecular Approach Toward HIV Prevention
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Ohr, Ryan Jay
Microbiology
Characterization of EssD, a Secreted Nuclease of the ESAT-6-like Secretion System of Staphylococcus aureus
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Patno, Noelle
Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition
Microbially-Regulated Intestinal Epithelial HMGB1: Stress, Cellular Energy Production and Survival
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Rabe, Daniel Christopher
Cancer Biology
The role of tumor-associated macrophages in triple-negative breast cancer invasion and metastasis
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Ram, Yashesvini
Integrative Biology
Coordination between Muscles and the Sensorimotor Cortex during Orofacial Behaviors in Non-human Primates
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Sander, Elizabeth
Ecology and Evolution
Computational Approaches to Characterizing the Tatoosh Middle Intertidal Community
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10267804.html
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Sanders, Jarred Fiel
Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
Caenorhabditis elegans Lethargus is a Vulnerable Sleep State That is Homeostatically Regulated by Two Behaviorally and Genetically Distinct Mechanisms
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Saver Cortes, Mathias Andres
Biology
Contribution of Neuropeptide F (NPF) Neurons to Reward in Drosophila Melanogaster
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Smits, Peter David
Evolutionary Biology
Remodeling the Fossil Record: Analysis of Emergent Evolutionary and Ecological Patterns
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10253592.html
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Stein, Michelle Marie
Human Genetics
Genetic and Environmental Modifiers of Immune Profiles in Two US Founder Populations
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Urbut, Sarah Margaret
Human Genetics
FLEXIBLE STATISTICAL METHODS FOR JOINTLY MODELING EFFECTS
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Winston, Max E.
Evolutionary Biology
Bridging Micro- and Macroevolution in Neotropical Army Ants
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Witte, Kristen L
Cell and Molecular Biology
Optogenetic Investigation Reveals Robust Symmetry Breaking Mechanisms in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10282229.html
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Division of the Humanities

Ayers, Natasha Dean
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Cultural Change in Upper Egypt from the Late Middle Kingdom through the Second Intermediate Period: A New Analysis of the Ceramic Material
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Dango, Michael Thomas
English Language and Literature
Contemporary Styles: A Taxonomy of Novel Actions
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Dost, Suleyman
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
An Arabian Qur’ān: Towards a Theory of Peninsular Origins
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Epperson, Erin Hillary
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Kālidāsa in Tibet: Messenger Poetry in Translation
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Felix, Monica M
Comparative Literature
Aesthetic Deception and Topoi of Memory in the Romantic Imagination
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Fisher, Michael T.
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The Late Chalcolithic 1 Period in Northern Mesopotamia: Tell Zeidan, Syria, in Regional Context
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Lelic, Emin
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Ottoman Physiognomy (ʿilm-i firâset): A Window into the Soul of an Empire
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McFee, Mollie
Comparative Literature
Aspirational Nations: Language, Intimacy, and Twentieth-Century Caribbean Culture
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Mebane, Julia
Classics: Ancient Mediterranean World
The Body Politic and Roman Political Languages
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Menzies, Michelle Rose Marie
English Language and Literature
On Cinema As Media: Archeology, Experience, Digital Aesthetics
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Miller, Kassandra Jackson
Classics: Ancient Mediterranean World
A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen's Scientific Method
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Morrissey, Patrick
English Language and Literature
Naive Modernism
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O'Connell, Caryn Maureen
English Language and Literature
Vegetal Life from Bacon to Milton: Incarnate Science
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Phillips, Daniel Kalman
Art History
Kazimir Malevich and Russian Modernism
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Pickut, William Douglas
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Literary Genres in Poetic Texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Postema, Antje
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Claimed Experience: Figuring Trauma, Narrating Memory in Wartime and Postwar Bosnian Fiction and Film
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Prigozhin, Aleksandr Markovich
English Language and Literature
Closed Rooms, Open Air: Modernism and Atmospheric Media 1900-1940
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Rebull, Anne Elizabeth
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theaters of Reform and Remediation: Xiqu (Chinese Opera) in the Mid-Twentieth Century
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Shelley, Braxton Deonte
Music
SERMONS IN SONG: RICHARD SMALLWOOD, THE VAMP, AND THE GOSPEL IMAGINATION
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Shi, Jie
Art History
The Mancheng Tombs: Shaping the Afterlife of the “Kingdom within Mountains” (Zhongshan) in Western Han China (206 BCE- 8 CE)
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Solomon, Joshua Lee
East Asian Languages and Civilizations The Stink of the Earth: Reorienting Discourses of Tsugaru, Furusato, and Place
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Weglarz, Lindsey Rae-Marie
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Continuity and Change: A Reevaluation of Cultural Identity and "Egyptianization" in Lower Nubia during the New Kingdom
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Zhang, Ling
Cinema and Media Studies
SOUND IMAGES, ACOUSTIC CULTURE, AND TRANSMEDIALITY IN 1920S-1940S CHINESE CINEMA
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The Division of the Humanities and the Division of the Social Sciences

Lhost, Elizabeth D.
South Asian Languages and Civilizations and History
Between Community and Qānūn: Documenting Islamic Legal Practice in Nineteenth-Century British India
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Division of the Physical Sciences

Akin, Victoria Suzanne
Mathematics
An Algebraic Characterization of the Point-Pushing Subgroup
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Balibanu, Ana Silvia
Mathematics
The wonderful compactification and the universal centralizer
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Chen, Gong
Mathematics
Dispersive equations with multiple potentials
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Chen, Weiyan
Mathematics
Analytic Number Theory for 0-cycles
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Chiw, Charisee
Computer Science
Implementing mathematical expressiveness in Diderot
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Ellis-Guardiola, Kenneth James
Chemistry
Prolyl Oligopeptidase-Based Artificial Metalloenzymes for Selective Catalysis
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Fan, Tianqi
Mathematics
$\mathcal{D}^{\infty}$-modules on smooth rigid analytic varieties and locally analytic representations
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Fedin, Igor
Chemistry
COLLOIDAL SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS: SURFACE CHEMISTRY, PHOTONICS, AND ELECTRONICS
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Gong, Zhiliang
Chemistry
Membrane Selectivity of Phosphatidylserine Recognizing Proteins
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Heinrich, Christopher Phillip
Physics
Symmetry Enriched Topological Phases and Their Edge Theories
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Ho, Quoc P.
Mathematics
Free Factorization Algebras and Homology of Configuration Spaces in Algebraic Geometry
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Howe, Sean
Mathematics
Overconvergent Modular Forms and the p-Adic Jacquet-Langlands Correspondence
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Ingalls, Miquela
Geophysical Sciences
Subduction and uplift of continental crust in the India-Asia collision zone: Clumped-isotope paleothermometry and paleoaltimetry of the Lhasa Block, southern Tibet
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Johansen, Jacob
Physics
Feshbach and Efimov Resonances in a 6Li-133Cs Atomic Mixture
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Johnstone, Daniel Lentine
Mathematics
A Gelfand-Graev Formula and Stable Transfer Factors for SL_n(F)
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Kedia, Hridesh
Physics
On the Construction and Dynamics of Knotted Fields
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Lim, Chang Mou
Mathematics
A Geometric Height on Genus One Curves
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Malone, Andrew Grady Oros
Geophysical Sciences
Low Latitude Andean Glaciers: Climate Drivers of Past, Present, and Future Changes
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Maxfield, Travis
Physics
Supergravity Backgrounds for Four-Dimensional Maximally Supersymmetric Yang-Mills
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Meyer, Aaron S.
Physics
The Nucleon Axial Form Factor and Staggered Lattice QCD
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Mishra, Nikita
Computer Science
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IMPROVING DYNAMIC SCHEDULING AND RESOURCE USAGE IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS
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Rodriguez, Casey Paul
Mathematics
Stable Soliton Resolution for Wave Maps on a Curved Spacetime
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Sakellaris, Georgios
Mathematics
Boundary Value Problems in Lipschitz Domains for Equations with Drifts
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Salter, Nicholas Kimball
Mathematics
The Topology of Surface Bundles: Cohomology and Enumerations of Fiberings
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Scheeler, Martin William
Physics
Helicity conservation in classical vortex dynamics
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Shaik, Shabana Mehtab
Chemistry
Tertiary structure of intronic Pri-miR-17-92a regulates splicing
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Wagner, Jacob W.
Chemistry
The Sensitivity and Representability of Coarse-Grained Models
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Wang, Jonathan
Peiyu
Mathematics
On an Invariant Bilinear Form on the Space of Automorphic Forms via Asymptotics
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Wang, Lili
Chemistry
Ultrafast Dynamics of Functional Light-Harvesting Materials Probed with Nonlinear Spectroscopies
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Xu, Zhouli
Mathematics
In and around stable homotopy groups of spheres
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Zalisko, Benjamin Edward
Chemistry
Tail Anchored Protein Insertion by a Get1/2 Heterodimer
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Zappala, Jake Christopher
Physics
Atom Trap Trace Analysis: Developments & Applications
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Division of the Physical Sciences and the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine

McFadden, William
Biophysical Sciences
Dynamic Modulation of Actomyosin Contractility and Cortical Flow by Actin Filament Recycling
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Division of the Social Sciences

Antonie, Carmen Gabriela
Economics
Network and Price Dynamics in a Model of Contagion
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Banternghansa, Chanont
Economics
Multi-Firm Entrepreneurship and Financial Frictions
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Board, Jr., Marcus Edward
Political Science
Preparing a Defeat: How the Neoliberal Order Affects the Relationship between Self-Determination and Political Engagement through Non-Events and Autonomy
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Chang, Hye Sang
Psychology
The role of anticipation in the relation between math anxiety and math performance
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Chladek, Michael Ross
Comparative Human Development
Making Monks, Making Men: The Role of Buddhist Monasticism in Shaping Northern Thai Identities
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Choi, Bong-Geun
Economics
A Model to Understand Social Trade-offs from Securitization
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Cloutier, Mathieu
Economics
Corruption and Decentralization: Does Country Size Matter for Interjurisdictional Competition?
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Coble Fernandez, David Orlando
Economics
Multimarket Contact In Banking Competition In The United States
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Coyne, Sean Patrick
Comparative Human Development
The Ontogeny of Sexual Maturation: Factors Affecting the Development of Sexual Signal Production, Perception, and Behavior in Adolescent Female Rhesus Macaques
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GIANNONE, ELISA
Economics
Skill-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence
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Grenier, Carlos
History
The Yazıcıoğlus and the Spiritual Vernacular of the Early Ottoman Frontier
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Halverson, Colin Michael Egenberger
Anthropology
Individualized: An Ethnography of Translation in Genomic Medicine
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Hedblom, Daniel
Economics
Essays in Field Experiments
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Humphries, John Eric
Economics
The Causes and Consequences of Self-Employment over the Life Cycle
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James, Adilia Elise Elizabeth
Sociology
Is Professional Knowledge Gendered? Clients' Role in the Gender Pay Gap Problem
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Joshaghani, Hosein
Economics
Sector-Specific Human Capital and the Effects of Job Displacement
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Kwon, Heung Jin
Economics
Executive Compensation under Common Ownership
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Lee, Chengpang
Sociology
Socializing Hospitals: Welfare, Medicine and The Rise Of Tzu-Chi, 1966-1990
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Lee, Munseob
Economics
Essays in Applied Macroeconomics
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Leuchter, Tyson David Engstrom
History
The Most Sacred Right of All: Property, Public Debt, and Law at the Paris Stock Exchange, 1793-1825
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Levinson, Chad Michael
Political Science
Moral Subsidy: The Origins of Influential Extra-Governmental Organizations in US National Security Politics
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Li, Jialin
Economics
Industrial Investments in Energy Efficiency: A Good Idea?
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Li, Tianyi
Psychology
The Impacts of Interracial Contact on Face Perception and Social Cognition
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Macaluso, Claudia
Economics
Skill Remoteness and the Economics of Local Labor Markets
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Macuglia, Daniele
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
CALCULUS AND NEWTONIANISM IN ITALY, 1689-1742. PEOPLE, IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS
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Marques da Paixao, Nuno Miguel
Economics
Housing Prices and Consumer Spending: The Bank Balance Sheet Channel
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Marrone, James Vincent
Economics
Cultural Assimilation as a Human Capital Formation Process: Theory and Empirical Evidence
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McLeester, Madeleine Theresa
Anthropology
Moving Mosaics: Locating the Mobile Foundations of Chicago's Late Prehistoric Landscapes
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Medford, Marcelle
Sociology
The Culture of Distance: Rethinking Black Ethnic Relations
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Ospina, Juan
Economics
Essays on the Macroeconomic and Financial Causes of the Great Recession
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Owens, Boyce Robert
Sociology
Judicial Interpretive Disputes and the Adjudication of Asylum Claims in U.S. Federal Courts
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Pope, Nolan G.
Economics
The Multidimensional Impact of Teachers on Students
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Raue, Kimberley Marie
Sociology
Do Professional Learning Communities Matter for Student Academic Performance? An Analysis of Data from the ECLS-K
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10273429.html
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Samaniego de la Parra, Brenda
Economics
Formal Firms, Informal Workers, and Household Labor Supply in Mexico
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Schurter, Karl
Economics
Identification and Inference in First-Price Auctions with Collusion
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Smith, Jake Patrick
History
Strangers in a Dead Land: Redemption and Regeneration in the European Counterculture
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Tompkins, Christien
Anthropology
Reconstructing Race: New Orleans Education Reform as Experimental Labor
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Webb, Daniel
History
Mapping the Apachería: American Indian Sovereignty and State Power in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 18th-19th c.
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Weicksel, Sarah
History
The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era
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Xie, Danxia
Economics
Growth, Risks, and Institutional Design in the Knowledge Economy
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Yeh, Chen
Economics
Firm-specific shocks and aggregate volatility
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Yoder, Keith Jonathon
Psychology
The Neuroscience of Justice Sensitivity
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Division of the Social Sciences and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Barkai, Simcha
Economics and Business
Declining Labor and Capital Shares
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Doh, Hyun Soo
Economics and Business
Endogenously Declining Liquidity and Rollover-Risk Spillovers
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Hu, Yunzhi
Economics and Business
Recovery Dynamics: An Explanation from Bank Lending and Entrepreneur Entry
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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Charoenwong, Ben
Debt in Tiered-Production Networks
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Choi, Jung Ho
Accrual Accounting and Resource Allocation: A General Equilibrium Analysis
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Lee, Hee Min
Does the Threat of Whistleblowing Reduce Accounting Fraud?
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Peng, Xiaoshan
Performance Analysis and Control of Queuing Systems
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Schultz, Adam
Dynamic Pricing and Learning in Prediction Markets
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Simonov, Andrey
Demand for Online News under Government Control
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Umar, Tarik
Complexity Aversion when Seeking Alpha
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Woolley, Kaitlin
Immediate Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation
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Yang, Luyi
Innovative Mechanisms for Managing Customer Access to Congested Services
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Zentefis, Alexander Konstantinos
Bank Net Worth and Frustrated Monetary Policy
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The Divinity School

Carmichael, Lucas Taylor
The Daode Jing as American Scripture: Text, Tradition, and Translation
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Chang, Paul H B
"The spiritual human is discerned by no one": An Intellectual Biography of Watchman Nee
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Morse, Jeremy G
Devotion according to the Rules: Guru-Bhakti in the Texts and Practices of the Datta Saṃpradāya
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Rich, Bryce E.
Beyond Male and Female: Gender Essentialism and Orthodoxy
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Stefanut, Romulus Daniel
THE THERAPEUTAE AS THE BEST PARADIGM FOR THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE: A CONTEXTUAL READING OF PHILO’S DE VITA CONTEMPLATIVA
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Yardney, Sarah Shaw
Interpretation in the Septuagint of Samuel
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The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

Alexander, Dan
Essays on the Influence of Distributive and Electoral Politics on the Policymaking Process
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Davies, Michele Rosselot
Essays on Energy Economics
PQDT Open: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/10282808.html
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Herskovic, Luis Andres
Essays in Urban Policy
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Lordan-Perret, Rebecca Jane Bishop
Essays in Energy Policy: The Interplay between Risks and Incentives
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Rim, Nayoung
Essays on Gender Issues in Human Capital Attainment and the Labor Market
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Salas Pauliac, Christian Henri
Essays in Political Economy
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Sasso, Gregory
Three Essays on Delegation
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Vyas, Pallavi
Labor Market Shifts and their Impact on Teen Birth Rates
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The Institute for Molecular Engineering

Brawand, Nicholas Peter
The Optoelectronic Properties of Nanoparticles from First Principles Calculations
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The Law School

Shikhelman, Vera
Decision-Making and Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee
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The School of Social Service Administration

Anderson, Charity
An Ethnographic Study of Low-Income Adult Students’ Experiences in the Clemente Course in the Humanities
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Day, Billie Jo
A multilevel analysis: Postsecondary enrollment by rurality
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Eschmann, Robert Daniel
How the Internet shapes racial discourse: Students of color, racism, and resistance in online spaces
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Keyes, Tasha Seneca
A Mixed Method Approach to Understand Factors That Promote Classroom Belonging and Engagement for High School Students
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Okpych, Nathanael J.
MAKE OR BREAK: COLLEGE-GOING AND COLLEGE-LEAVING AMONG FOSTER CARE YOUTH
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Ortiz, Cristina
An Exploration of Parental Racial Socialization in Dual-Minority Multiracial Families
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