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Ceaseless Languages: José Lezama Lima's Paradiso as a Challenge to the Bildungsroman
This project argues that the novel Paradiso (José Lezama Lima 1966) is not a bildungsroman (a coming-of-age novel), contrary to popular and scholarly opinion. Instead, it constructs a world of symbols and metaphors, and ...
Testimonios corporales: Resistencia feminista en los performances de trauma de Lorena Wolffer
In my thesis I analyze Mexican contemporary artist Lorena Wolffer’s performances and cultural interventions as embodied testimonies that transforms viewers into witnesses of femicide and domestic violence in both Ciudad ...
No Longer Creatures of Habit: American Women Religious and Conflicts of Obedience
In the 1960s, a group of American women, Religious, separated from the Roman Catholic Church following a prolonged conflict. These women, the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Los Angeles, were women of integrity and dedicated ...
Examining the Heterojunction between Active Layers in Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) / [6,6]-Penyl-C61-butyric-acid-methyl-ester Photovoltaic Devices
Organic photovoltaic devices consist of materials that are cheap, flexible, and easy to process, yet typically low in efficiency. A primary method of improving the efficiencies of these devices is to mix of the active ...
The Buttermilk Casket
Pioneering the fabrication and characterization of organic solar cell devices at Mount Holyoke College
A solar cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Solar cells hold plenty of potential in becoming a more widely available source of electricity that makes economic sense. However, improvements ...
Measuring Charge of Individual Quantum Dots
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs) have been a subject of interest for many years due to their favorable optoelectronic properties arising directly from their small size through quantum confinement ...
The Influence of Body Size, Temperature and Aerial Exposure on the Reproduction and Survival of an Invasive Sea Anemone
The invasive Asian sea anemone Diadumene lineata occurs in both subtidal and intertidal environments, the latter including mudflats, salt marshes and pier pilings. In this project a series of experiments were conducted ...
Hybrid Nano-Biosystems: A Study on the Effect of Quantum Dots on the Bacteriorhodopsin Photocycle
Hybrid nano-biosystems are explored with the goal of optimizing the properties of an archaeal proton pump. These hybrid systems are composed of inorganic nanoparticles in biological settings and have been studied in a ...
No, Really: What is Cosplay?
In cosplay, one dresses up as a fictional character among fellow sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. This study examines the socio-physical experience of cosplay as a stylized self-performance of identity—as opposed to the popular ...