Mary W. George Research Conference, Spring 2024

​Friday, March 1, 2024

First-year Writing Seminars

Session 1

The Monsanto Effect: How Agricultural Chemical Companies Damaged the Reputation of GMO’s
Liam Boyle (WRI 208)

Postpartum Depression: How Can Genetics Elevate Treatments?
Natalie Laszewski (WRI 126)

Genetically Modified Embryo in Korean Feminist Science Fiction Depicts Motherhood as Self-Discovery
Mindy Sim (WRI 125)

Buying the Sky: How Low Socioeconomic Status can Reduce Access to Seeing the Stars
Lydia Boubendir (WRI 179)

Liberating Language: An Exploration of Ethnic Minority Student Agency within Hong Kong’s Education System
Jessica Poon (WRI 131)

Tangier Endangered: The Voices of Tangier Island’s Inhabitants Redefining Preservation
Willem Maniago (WRI 114)

Gendered Language in Media Representations of the Women’s Marathon Movement Reveals Flaws in Female Empowerment Model (1983-1985)
Anna McNatt (WRI 115)

Assessing Contemporary Interventions in Humayun’s Tomb Restoration: Authenticity through Image Readability
Divija Durga (WRI 113)

Mainstream Acceptance by Selling Your Soul: The Limits of “Positive” Black Representation in Early 20th Century Cinema
Mattie Isaac (WRI 124)

Increasing Aquaculture: Escalating Poverty of Peruvian Artisanal Fishers
Carson Repins (WRI 121)

Disability Under the Deep Blue: Economics of Ableism in SpongeBob Squarepants
Neill Saggi (WRI 118)

A Labyrinth of Stereotypes: How Fun Home Contributes Towards Harmful LGBTQ+ Stereotyping
Sophie Williams (WRI 119)

The People’s Friend: How parasocial grieving might be playing a role in conspiracies
Serin Kayserilioglu (WRI 188)

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD: An Exploration of Welcome to Night Vale’s Use of Coping Mechanisms in Character Arcs
Jenna Mullin (WRI 187)


Session 2

Lessons in Chemistry: How Fiction Reveals the Hegemony in Mainstream Feminism
Audrey Zeng (WRI 155)

#BlackoutTuesday as Motivated by Collective Trauma, Social Identity, and Allyship
Mulan Zeng (WRI 135)

Choosing How it Ends: Should Terminally Ill Patients Have the Right to Die?
Sara Malinak (WRI 135)

Ignorance’s Bliss: How YouTube’s Moderation of Flat Earth Misinformation Informs Our Responsibility to Educate
Tanush Medithe (WRI 133)

The First Feminist Publications in England Came Much Earlier Than You Would Think
Cynthia Torres (WRI 109)

A New Understanding of Recovery: Galveston and its 1900 Storm
Eli Lebeau (WRI 138)

No Evidence for Tribal Climatic Resilience: The Case Study of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Jishnu Roychoudhury (WRI 137)

Online Solarpunk Art: Does it live up to its anticapitalist ideals?
Rowan Johnson (WRI 130)

The Ecotourism Alternative to the Environmental Vulnerability of the Salmon Farming Industry in Chilean Patagonia
Alexandra Gayer (WRI 107)

WOMAN UP! Meet Do, the First Trans Woman to Enter Miss Universe Vietnam
Nathan Nguyen (WRI 152)

Chi in Mulan (2020): A Source of a Woman’s Power or a Way to Keep Her in Line?
An Analysis of the Portrayal of Chi in the Characters Mulan and Xianniang
Jen Yuan (WRI 151)

The Death of the Author: The Convergence of “Now and Then” in Posthumous Publication
Cheryl Li (WRI 178)

The Womb Still Wanders: The Normalization and Pathologization of Women’s Pain in Endometriosis Disease Theories
Sonia Cherian (WRI 150)

Kilanompali: Rosetta Stone Chickasaw Refutes Endangered Language Narratives Through Its Focus on Practical Language Use
Alexandra Montgomery (WRI 161)

Supportive Silkworms: How Technological Advancements in Sericulture Are Weaving Women’s Empowerment in Central India
Jason Persaud (WRI 195)


Sophomore Research Seminars

Panel 1

  1. Alyssa Lloyd (WRI 221) “Princeton in a Pin[ch]: How Labels Support Exclusion”
  2. Caroline Rasmussen (WRI 221) “What We See Is How We Feel: Princeton Green Spaces and Campus Wellbeing”
  3. Grace Coller (WRI 231) “Elevating Public Elementary Educator Voices: Reevaluating New Jersey’s Policy approach to the Teacher Shortage through direct Teacher Feedback”
  4. Lianne Chapin (WRI 231) “‘For the Glory of Our Ancestors’ An Investigation of Diaspora Dynamics Across Shifting Waves of Immigration in Plast Ukrainian Scouts”

Panel 2

  1. Bethany Vila (WRI 221) “Campus Belonging and Architectural Style at Princeton: A Study of the Past and Present”
  2. Delaney McCarty (WRI 221) “Construction at Princeton: An Overview from a Student Perspective”

Panel 3

  1. Esteban Gonzalez (WRI 231) “Conversations with Food”
  2. Zhenia Khalabadzhakh (WRI 231) “Between Worlds: An Exploration of Ukrainian International Students’ Experiences through Bilingual In-Depth Interviews”


Named in honor and celebration of librarian Mary W. George and her devotion to undergraduate research at Princeton, the conference showcases the exceptional, diverse scholarly works of students from the Writing Seminars. Many thanks to the students, faculty, and librarians for their dedication to the continued work and research Mary inspired in us all.