Recently Approved Dissertation Proposals


The Dean’s Office is pleased to announce that the following dissertation proposals received committee approval during the past term (June-December, 2012):

Cheryl Chaffin

“Writing and Reading Toward Change: Women’s Memoirs as Catalysts of Affective Knowledge and a Politics Awakening

Committee members: Allerdyce (Chair), Voparil, Abbas

 John Giordano

“Reconstructing Pragmatist Aesthetics: Participation, Social Practices, and Visual Arts”

Committee members: Voparil (Chair), Piep, Kurczynski

Timothy Hall

“Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourse for Education”

Committee members: Voparil (Chair), Allerdyce, Marino

Eric Hannel

“A History of Lumbee Struggle for Full Federal Recognition: 1888 – 2012”

Committee members: Piep (Chair), Marubbio, Raymond

Maggie Hunter

“Vermont’s Covered Bridges: A Scholarly and Artistic Inquiry Into 21st Century Historic Preservation”

Committee members: Piep (Chair), Hables- Gray, Teachout

Pierre Kablan

“Land Access and Houphoutism in Ivorian Political Leadership”

Committee members: Couto (Chair), Kitissou (Co-chair), Sarfoh

 Denise Naughton

“An Archetypal Study of Depictions of Penal Colony History in Australian Cinema

Committee members: Jenckes (Chair), Watts, Verhoeven

Enid Sepulveda

“Reading Between the Lines in Virgins, Whores and Madwomen of Guaidia: The Backstory of the Real Cultural-Religious Heritage and Subjective Experience of the Latina ‘Ancestral Burden’”

Committee members: Jenckes (Chair), Preston, Scarpino

Sharon Wallace

“Staging the Struggle of African American Women for Civil Rights and Gender Equality:  1950 to the Present:  a creative dissertation with an original play”

Committee members: Jenckes (Chair), Piep, Jackson



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