For his senior thesis (“Hiding the Heresy in Plain Sight: Adaptability, Hybridity & Identity in Seventeenth Century Peru”) history major Daniel Grabell examined the life of Guaman Poma, an Incan noble who in the early 1600s authored an unusual book, chronicling the history of the Incan Empire and the injustices of the Spanish Conquest.
Chemistry major Avi Bregman’s thesis, “Charge Transport Properties of Doped Nanographene Bowties,” picked up where his former classmate, Jennifer Whealdon, left off with her own thesis research a year before.
Raymond DeLuca originally planned to write his senior thesis about a failed anarchist uprising against the Soviet government. But after researching an English version of the group’s daily newspaper, he discovered that a group of Russian émigrés in Prague had done the translating and dissemination of the paper, and he was moved instead to write “Refugees, Immigrants and Émigrés: A Reinterpretation of the Russian ‘Émigré’ Community in Prague, 1919-1939.”
Sociology major Alexandra Wolkoff started taking classes in the dance department at Bryn Mawr College during her freshman year and was so transformed by the experience that she sought to use her senior capstone project to study why.
Abigail Flynn’s senior thesis examined the Supreme Court’s influence on state legislative action on the death penalty.