WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Flynn ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Flynn ’14

Political science major Abigail Flynn first became interested in the death penalty in high school when she conducted research for a database of international death penalty policies at the Northwestern University School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights....
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Neilay Shah ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Neilay Shah ’14

History major Neilay Shah felt that historians hadn’t given the Luce-Celler Act, which President Harry Truman signed into law in 1946, enough attention. So his thesis, “The Luce-Celler Act of 1946: White Nationalism, Indian Nationalism, and the Cosmopolitan Elite,”...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Bruce Leto ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Bruce Leto ’14

Pianist Bruce Leto always knew that his senior thesis would be a recital, but after participating in the Orfeo International Music Festival in Vipiteno, a Northern Italian medieval town, in 2011, and at the suggestion of his advisor, Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Matt Johnson ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Matt Johnson ’14

If you’re not a chemistry major, like Matt Johnson was, the title of his senior thesis, “Probing the interactions of acyl carrier proteins using vibrational spectroscopy,” might be difficult to understand. But his research actually has tangible real-world...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Katie Ulrich ’14

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Katie Ulrich ’14

Katie Ulrich traveled far from Haverford’s campus to conduct the research for her senior thesis, “Problematizing the Future: Brazil, Biofuels, and Basic Science.” The anthropology and biology double major, who also did a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human...