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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

Senior Thesis Presentations: Part 1

You are cordially invited to attend this semester's online Senior Thesis Presentations, which will be taking place online from April 28 - May 10. The presentations are an essential step towards graduation for every senior and they are an established and cherished event in the BCB academic year. 

The first round of presentations will take place on Wednesday, April 28, Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30.

 
Wednesday, April 28
 
12:30
Jonas Lieb - Supply Chain Risk Management and Human Rights in the Textile Industry
 
14:00
Michael Torkaman - An Experimental Inquiry Into The Role Of Empathy and Individual Risk Preferences In Decision Making For Others.
 
14:45
Adrianadayl Porraid Ordonez - Education and Capabilities: How Women's Sexual and Reproductive Well-being Is Impacted By Education In Nicaragua
 
15:30
Sofya Mayer - The Danse Macabre and Human Attitudes towards Death in the Sixteenth Century
 
16:15
Danny Dubner - Apokalypsis, the Clock, and its Makers: Remedios Varo's "Revelación"
 
17:00 
Jelizaveta Ostrovska -The Place of the Human in Relation to Nature in the Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci

 
Thursday, April 29
 
15:30
Esme Thompson-Turcotte - “Spiritual Marxism”: Mika Rottenberg’s Aesthetic Amalgam of 21st Century Economy
 
16:15
Aziza Izamova - "The Louvre of the Steppes": The Igor Savitsky Collection in Nukus, Uzbekistan
 
17:45
Leigh Ronen - Winging the News: How Political Journalists Navigate Their Careers on Twitter

 
Friday, April 30
 
11:45
Maria Jose Sarmiento Isaac - Growing Wings: A Performance Studies Approach to Women's Demonstrations in Mexico City
 
12:30
Maya Abdulqader - Life Online: The Impacts of Social Media Influencing on Gen Z
 
13:15
Mohamed Othman - Reconstruction in Syria: Political Actors and Possible Scenarios
 
14:00
Federica Ianni - Contradicting Desires and the Ambivalent Role of the State and Church in Kleist’s Work: Art, History, Superstition and Fanaticism in “Saint Cecilia or the Power of Music”
 
14:45
Christine van den Berg - Disidentification: How Postmigrant Cultural Activism Resists Discourses of Leitkultur and Integration in Germany
 
16:30
Mátyás György Endrey - Real-estate development in public parks: a case of new-build environmental gentrification


Coming Up:

Part 2

Monday, May 3 


12:30
Oceanne Fry - Corrupted Credibility and Asylum in the Aegean: The 2020 International Protection Act, Mistrust, and EU Border Mismanagement

13:15
Schuyler Curriden - Eternal Paradox: W.E.B. Du Bois on the Problems of Democracy

14:00
Yuanfang Ding - Ideological Construction: The Emperor's New Clothes 

14:45
Karina Chada - 'Strong Female Lead': Exploring Television Representations of the Empowered Woman

15:30
Valentino La Villa - A Mad Quest Through Novelistic Space Toward a New Post-capitalist Subjectivity

16:15
Hannah Scharmer - Art as a Teacher of Resonance

17:00
River Tabor - In Reaching for God They Found the Gesamtkunstwerk: An Inquiry into Dante's Commedia and Strasbourg Cathedral

17:45
Claire Uicker - In on the Joke: Political Satire in 1960s-70s American Counterculture, Its Strategies and Legacy

18:30
Alva Guzzini - Dynamic Threesomes: Beholders facing problematic art(ists) in contemporary controversies

Tuesday, May 4

12:30
Sami Gerezghiher - China's Belt and Road Initiative: Between Debt-Trap Diplomacy and Cooperation

13:15
Roxanne Drewry - Breaking Bread Together: Food and Community in Moments of Crisis

14:00
Tinca Joyner - Creating Justice: Testimony as Response to Sexual Violence in the DRC

14:30
Amy Clare Murthy-Putnam - Tactics of Displacement: The Making of Government Center in Postwar Boston

14:45
Solveig Vanniez -  Decolonizing the North: Colonialism in Sápmi, Norway, and the survival of the yoik

16:15
Alexandra Huff - “It is not for fun”: Salvation and the Sartorial in Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies

17:45
Lucari Jordan - Developmental Effects of Major Hydroelectric Infrastructure on Cross Border Fluvial Communities

Wednesday, May 5

14:00
Ryan Miller - Snow: Lutz Bacher's Dispersal of Subjecthood and Authorship

14:45
Hyuna Choe - The Tragedy in Oldboy

15:30
Jessie Kao - Till Death Do us Part: The Arnolfini Portrait in Relation to Faith, Innocence, and Time

16:15
Caleb Smith - Enlightenment: Objectivity in Crisis

17:00
Anna Winslow - Polyvocality and the Cyborg Choir: From Bodily Mutilation to Bionic Extension

17:45
Frances Witherspoon -  Changing Shape: The implications of Western Beauty Ideals on Body Image, Body Dissatisfaction and Instagram

18:15
Mary Grace Campbell -  Performing Collectivity: The Case of Grand Union

Part 3 

Thursday, May 6

11:00
Kaya Stein - #MeToo / NotYou: Questioning Hegemonic Representations of Sexual Violence Victims in the American Media Coverage of the #MeToo Movement

11:45
Mohamed Ali Nanah - Metamorphosis: Trauma and Becoming-Beast

14:00
Roman Steindler - Politics v. The Supreme Court of the United States: How and Why a Majority-Conservative Supreme Court Defended the Right to Gender Self-Determination

14:45
Mohamed Nafeh Kurdi - Refugees' Impact on the German Economy: An Analysis of the Integration Process in the Labor Market

16:15
Simon Plougholt Kastberg - Arctic Exceptionalism in a Shifting International Order

17:00
Charlene Batlle - Reading Plato's Republic in Cuba

17:45
Andrei Chiva - Corporate Superpowers: Foreign Policy in the Age of Big Tech


Friday, May 7

11:00
Angela Huang - Emotional Well-being of Migrant Care Workers: A Feminist Economic Analysis

11:45
Rebecca Singer - Rhetoric vs Policy in International Trade: the Case of the Trump Administration

12:30
Idil Morsallioglu - A Sudden Overview: Art and Everyday

13:15
Benetta Nayou - A Girl Like Me: The Unspoken Narratives of Former Liberian Refugee Women and Their Journeys From Exile

14:00
Mohamad Hesha Moadamani - Construction of the Syrian Collective Memory Before and After the 2011 Uprising

14:45
Adeeb Hadi - Arab Women Between Screen and Reality

15:30
Melanija Damjanovic - Reality Follows Fiction: How Serbian Film Perpetuates Gender Inequality

16:15
Beltran Arellnes - Neoliberal Capitalism as Conspiracy Theory Intensifier

17:00
Ethan Gutman - The Role of the Gunslinger in Liberal Democracy


Monday, May 10

12:00
Sam Zamrik - The Politics of a Rogue State: An Analysis of Assadist National Occupation

12:45
Elena Rahel Kyra Müller - Safeguards for Settlers? The Protective Efficacy of the World Bank’s Urban Infrastructure Projects between 2002 and 2019


Contact information:  events@berlin.bard.edu

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