Current MA Students
Hernández, José Angel (BA/MA)
Sparks, Jode (BA/MA)
Recent Graduates and Thesis Topics
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Marissa Abara (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "American Media’s Role in the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020"
William Acevado-Sideri (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "Inland Empires: Using Game Systems to Inspire Critical Thinking in Disco Elysium"
Nicholas Aoki (BA-MA Linguistics-DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "Do Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris Imitate the Accent of Their Audience at Campaign Rallies?"
Boone Ayala (DIGS minor/History, 2019)
Guadalupe Blanco (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "‘Because I Can y Porque Quiero’: Exploring Identity and Resistance in Spanglish Musicking"
Sofiya Boroday (BA-MA Linguistics/DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "La Bayadère, Orientalist Ballet, and the Problem of Authenticity"
Camilla Branas (DIGS minor/Economics; English, 2021)
Yuexin Chen (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "Lin Yutang’s Versatile Authorship: Bilingual Social Commentaries through the Eye of the Machine"
Ziqi Chen (Masters, 2020)
Keane Costello (Masters, 2019)
Barbara Dietlinger (DIGS graduate certificate/Music PhD, 2021)
Paula Domingo Pasarín (Masters, 2020)
Brooke Engerman (Masters, 2020)
Peter Forberg (BA-MA Sociology; Media Arts and Design/DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "Critical Design as Theory, Experiment, and Data: A Sociologically-Informed Approach to a Digital Humanities Project Centered on Visualizing Networks of Loss"
Zonghao Gao (BA-MA Economics/DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "Autonomy in Medical Ethics"
Rebecca Husk (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "Gamification in Fitness Apps: Beneficial, Ineffective, or Dangerous?"
Chen Ji (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "The Paradoxical Harmony: The Subordinations and Independence of the Courtesans in Taohua Shan"
Jonathan Kim (BA-MA Classics/DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "Varias Fabulas Conseram: A Computational Grounded Theory Approach to Religious Relationships in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses"
Junshu Liu (Masters, 2019)
Signe Odelbo (Masters, 2021)
Thesis: "Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District: Remembering America’s First Industrial Park Through Pictures and Maps"
Shiyi Peng (Masters, 2020)
Nadiah Wong (DIGS minor/Comparative Human Development, 2019)
Yue Ying (BA-MA Economics; Media Arts and Design/DIGS, 2021)
Thesis: "Rediscover Hong Lou Meng with A Digital Lens"
Chi Zhang (Masters, 2020)
Thesis: "Post-Truth in Social Media: Identifying Twitter as a Post-Truth News Platform"