Mary W. George Research Conference, Spring 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Session I

Edgar Preciado, “You Kill or You Die: An Examination of the Decision-making Framework in The Walking Dead

Isabella Grabski, “Not Just 'The Lure of Gain': Gambling as a Rejection of Prison Life”

Kevin Bradicich, “In it to Win It: A Novel Approach to Education System Improvement”

Emma Kaeser, “Evaluating Sex in Films: the Unequal Treatment of the Male and Feminine Gazes”


Remarks, Pascale Poussart, Director of Undergraduate Research

Session II

Panel A

Melana Hammel, “Superheroes, Feminism, and a Roadster: The Case of Nancy Drew's Mistaken Identity”

Daniel Wilson, “The Cult of Pickup: Analyzing Exchange and Intimate Homosocial Bonding Methods as Portrayed in Neil Strauss’ The Game

Miles Carey, “Gay Dorothy, Queer Oz, and Myths of Subculture and Challenge”

Panel B

Denise Chan, “The Depletion of the Nationalistic Component in the Hong Kong Identity”

Jordan Thomas, “A Disease Beyond Ebola: The Effect of News-Based Compassion Fatigue and Crisis Coverage on National and International Ebola Efforts”

Lane Russell, “War on Everything You Love: The Transformation of War as a Metaphor in 21st Century American Politics”

Session III

Panel A

Rebecca Kahn, “The Hero of Small Evils: Saci-Pererê as a Trickster Figure for the Marginalized”

Jake Martin, “Ethical Frauds Against Conformity: The Necessity of Selfless Self-Deception and Positive Illusions in Mrs. Doubtfire

Galen Ogg, “The Art of Disguise in Some Like It Hot

Panel B

Grace Lynch, “Miracle Drugs and Money: Captializing on India's Pharmaceutical Potential”

Peter Holt, “Living Heritage and the American Football Stadium: Removing Time From Cultural Heritage Evaluation”

Katie Kennedy, “Pornographic Art: Its Current Selective Status and Predicted Future”

Session IV

Panel A

Tyler Kaye, “Double Disequilibrium: The Physics Behind Wilderness Therapy's Success”

Roan Gideon, “On the Problem of Belief in Spiritual Mediumship Healing”

Kavirath Jain, “Lessons from Desert Beetles: How the Modern Biomimicry Movement Can Change Scientific Culture to Improve Human-Animal Relations”

Panel B

Laraib Ilyas, “Uncovering Its Multiple Meanings: How the Hijab is Complicating ‘Muslim Identity’”

Molly Plissner, “’America’s Moveable Fighting Man’: How G.I. Joe Embodies the Ideal Masculine Man”

Luis Legro, “A Hint of Well-Behaved Morality in the Equation for Power of Westeros”


Conference organized by Andy Hakim, Emma Ljung, and Benjamin Weber. Sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program.