The Carleton collection of Comps, Honors Papers, and Prize-Winning Works is a collaboration between academic departments and the library. Students self-submit their work with the guidance of their departments and programs. Descriptive information about each comps, honors paper, or prize-winning project is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of projects is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about the collection, including how to submit and how to request access to the full text of works.


Graduated in 2020

Seth Calvin, Ebb and Flow, 2020, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Alexander Frieden, Abstract Visual Pre-Cue Improves Reaction Time to a Syllabic Differentiation Task, 2020, Psychology (PSYC)

Graduated in 2019

Gifty Amos Nwankwo, “That Actually Hurts”: Exploring Black Women’s Believed Immunity to the Effects of Negative Body-Image Perpetuated by Media, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Kessa Andrews, Selling the Suburban American Dream to Modern Consumers: The Cooptation of “Family Diversity” by Obama Era Advertisers, 2019, American Studies (AMST)

Derin Arduman, The Causes, Manifestations and Prevention of the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in Eastern Europe and China, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Levi Atkinson, Untitled (44.623731, -122.723401), 2019, Art History (ARTH), Art Studio (ARTS)

Kyle Berglund, Why Do We Kill? A Review of Past and Current Theories on the Nature of Murder, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Tate Bosler, Cryptocurrencies, Regulatory Changes, and Market Efficiency, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Emily Boxrud, Fit-Ideal Media and Eating Disorder Development: Pathways for Influencing Disordered Thinking and Behavior, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Shannon Branigin, Education, Engagement, and Advocacy: A Framework for the Roles of Social Media in LGBTQA Identity Development and Expression, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Michael Bruno, The Lonely Hero of Someplace Else, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Natalie Bulger, How Drug Metabolism Plays a Role in Drug Therapy Development for Major Depressive Disorder, 2019, Chemistry (CHEM)

Jennifer Chan, Empathizing with Criminal Intent: Taking Moral Transgressors' Perspectives, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Yitong Chen, Reflexive Constructions in Maltese, 2019, Linguistics (LING)

Yitong Chen, Delroy Mangal, Ethan Somes, and Anna Johnson, Art, Interactivity and Robotics: Redesign a Course, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Cecily Conour, The Moderating Roles of Maternal Solicitousness and Catastrophizing in Child Pain Severity and Functional Disability, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Amanda Crawford, Epigenetic Regulation of APOE in the Etiology and Progression of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Jackie Culotta, How is honesty maintained in colorful condition dependent mate quality advertisements? The roles of costly signals and indicator traits, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Tris Dodge, The curious case of the cane toad (Rhinella marina): using local context to predict top-down trophic cascades driven by invasive, allelochemically-defended prey, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Eveline Dowling, Hate Trumps Love: What is the Role of Contempt in American Politics?, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Cory Renay Friendshuh, The Efficacy and Potential of Therapeutic Communities as an Alternative Model of Mental Health Care, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Matt Ganter, Inefficiency in the Market for National Football League Kickers, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Pedro Girardi, The Impact of Inflation on Wages of the Brazilian Poor, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Lauren Goboff, Gene Expression Disruption as a Model for Tissue Specificity in Laminopathies, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Anne Guttridge, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”: Exploring the Narratives of Female Documentary Filmmakers, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Zoe Harris, The Magic of Summer Camp? The Effects and Mediating Features of a Camp Experience on Adolescent Self-Perceptions, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Katharine Hauge, Response to Trauma Across Cultures, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Anna Huber, Relating Nutrition to Alzheimer's Disease Pathology Through Sirt1-Dependent H4K16 Deacetylation, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Adriana Hudson, Induction of Senescence by Progerin in Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) Cells is Not Reliant on Oxidative Stress, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Lon Hutchinson, Epigenetic Modulation in Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics: The Potential of SIRT1, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Abby Ilardi, Examining the Relationship Between Gratitude and Well-Being in Populations with Chronic Illness, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Cheyenne Joshua, Neonaticide, Infanticide, and Filicide: The Role of Mental Illness as a Precipitating Factor, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Ritvik Kar, You Are What You Eat, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Ruby Kazemi, Cancer Cell Survival and Proliferation: Remodeling of the Cell's One-Carbon and Glutamine Metabolism, 2019, Chemistry (CHEM)

Pavana Khan, Lamin A/C Uses Two Pathways to Synergistically Regulate Mechanosensitive Differentiation, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Yoojin Kim, Do Humans Crave Violence? Motivations for Enjoyment of and Engagement in Violent Media, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Christopher Kwon, Histological Analysis of Age-dependent ß-Amyloidosis and Reactive Astrogliosis in a Primate Model (Saguinus oedipus) of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Dimitri Laing, Stress, Trauma, and ACEs Define Epigenetic Fate, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

William E. Lanzillo, Reimagined Sculpture, 2019, Art Studio (ARTS), Psychology (PSYC)

Annabelle Leahy, Lung Resident CD8+ T cells: Crucial Players in Rapid Clearance of Influenza Infection, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Cecilia Ann Leone, Chronology of Selective Responses against X-Chromosome Meiotic Drive Determined by Existing Climate and Population Genetics: Temperature and the Evolution of Mating Behavior, Suppressors, and Female Choice, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Henry Liedl, A Review of Histone Dynamics in the Nucleus Accumbens as a Result of Cocaine Exposure, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Charlotte Liu, Re-examining the Immigrant Paradox on Adolescents’ Internalizing Mental Health: The Mediating Roles of Family and School Support, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Xinyi Liu, The Possession Pills & Harmony, 2019, Art Studio (ARTS)

Viola Li, New Model for the Origin of Animal Multicellularity: From Temporal to Spatial Cell Differentiation, Advancements in GRNs, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Haley Lunde, Wildfire, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Alexander S. Mackiel Jr, Aggression as a Strategy for Solving Adaptive Problems of Mating, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Marshall Ma, Do App-Based Mindfulness Programs Reduce Stress and Increase Well-Being?, 2019, Psychology (PSYC), Statistics (MAST)

Annika Martensson, The Effects of Photo-Based Social Media on Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Excessive Exercise, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Aislinn N. Mayfield, On Protocell formation: The co-assembly of a lipid compartment, informational polymer and catalytic network, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Akiko E. Nace, Umisen, Yamasen, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Joseph Nardi, College Choice: Matriculation Decisions of Underrepresented Minorities at Carleton College, 2019, Economics (ECON)

Sarah Nazarino, J(oel) NAZARINO, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Nam Anh Quoc Nguyen, Revenge in Romantic Relationships and Intimate Partner Violence, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Jona Plevin, Masculinization of the brain via epigenetic modifications of estrogen receptor-α, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Isabelle Rieth, The Role of the VMHvl in Aggression and Reproductive Behaviors: Implications for Sexual Violence, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Edylwise Romero, “He shot at us as we ran away”: Filial Piety and Intimate Partner Violence in the Philippines, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Ayumi Sakamoto, Early Exposure General Anesthesia Induces Cognitive Impairment Through the Dysregulation of BDNF, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Nicholas Schally, Child-Focused, Parent-Focused, and Integrated Therapy in Child-to-Parent Violence, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Maddie Sherwood, Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Neurobiological Correlates, Role of Childhood Trauma, and Treatment Interventions, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Mackenzie Smith, Epigenetic Regulation in Glioblastoma Multiforme by DNA Methylation, Non-Coding RNAs, and Post-Translational Histone Modification Reinforces Cancer Stem Cell Phenotype and Chemoresistance, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Phoebe Smith, Addicted or Not: An Evaluation of the Psychological Processes Involved in Social Media Addiction, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Stephan Snyder, Remnants, 2019, Art Studio (ARTS)

Olivia Sterling-Maisel, Narcissism in Organizational Contexts: Do You Want Narcissists in Your Workplace?, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Jonas Sun, Be Thy Sight, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Justine Szafran, Ink Wash Documentation, 2019, Art Studio (ARTS)

Julian Szieff, Repression of GABA Inhibition from Parvalbumin Containing Basket Cells in the Prefrontal Cortex as an Epigenetic Model for Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Maddie Talamantes, Improving homing-based gene drives in Anopheles to prevent the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Sandra M. Taylor, Monitoring Mental Health Through The Use of Mobile Sensoring of Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Elaine Tian, Anatomize, Atomize, Me, 2019, Art Studio (ARTS)

Chris Tordi, Eva Grench, Alex Davis, Ethan Cassel-Mace, Hannah Barnstone, and Miaoye Que, Harnessing Carleton's Forgotten Data: Energy Analytics for Improved Campus Sustainability, 2019, Computer Science (CS)

Anna Viner, The Importance of Replication as Applied to the Milgram Studies, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Andrew Wallace-Jackson, GIT Th17 Cells and HIV: A Balance Between Supporting Viral Success and Combatting Disease Progression, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Abby Walling, DNA Methylation is a Dynamic Process Necessary for Creating and Storing Persistent yet Adaptable Memories, 2019, Biology (BIOL)

Elyse Wanzenried, Evolving Equality: Gender Quotas, Female Parliamentary Representation, and Peace, 2019, Political Science/International Relations (POSI)

Julia Wellisch, Understand and Preventing Vicarious Trauma in Counseling Professionals, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Lena Elisabeth White, Never Forget, Never Again: Effects of Historical Victimization on Jewish Attitudes Towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2019, Psychology (PSYC)

Lucas Winter, Visitor, 2019, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Amanda Zeilinger, Closeness Generator, 2019, Studio Art (ARTS)

Graduated in 2018

Wisdom Akpan, Brittany Brookner, Byun Ben, Isaac Donnell, Lydia Hanson, Hiroshi Nakajima, Austin Rae, Malu Suresh, and Aditya Vaze, Engineering Life: Exploring Novel Applications of Directed Evolution, 2018, Chemistry (CHEM)

Benjamin Nicholas Alexander, The Language of Architecture, 2018, Studio Art (ARTS)

Saki Amagai, Anirudh Appachar, Sam Diaz de Leon, T.J. Lynch, Isaac Martinez, Katherine Ortell, Paul Peterson, and Sam Purfeerst, Chemical Evolution: An Exploration into the Origins of Life, 2018, Chemistry (CHEM)

Evan Robert Anderson, Revisability in Text-Based Communication: Turn-Taking and Collaborative Efficiency, 2018, Psychology (PSYC)

Daniel Evan Atkins, Blood Runs Thicker than Cerebrospinal Fluid: Interactions Between the Vasculature and B1 Stem Cells in the Neurogenic Subventricular Zone, 2018, Biology (BIOL)

Lisa Au, Using Nanofibers for PM2.5 Filtration, 2018, Chemistry (CHEM)

Leila Omar Awad, Historical Explorations of the Modern Chinese Passive Construction, 2018, Linguistics (LING)

Ammar Babar, Claire Tagoe, Robert Lord, Emma Posega, Kilian Roberts, and Nick Spinale, Coding Without Borders, 2018, Computer Science (CS)

Gray C. Babbs, Fractured: Differential Cytokine Signaling in the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Bone-Bone Marrow Stem Cell Niche, 2018, Biology (BIOL)

Taylor Moore Barnhill, SallekhanA, Suicide, and Selfhood: Constituting Religious Freedom in a Secular Indian Nation-State, 2018, Religion (RELG)

Lori Valesca Barrientos Sanchez, III. beginning, 2018, Studio Art (ARTS)

Estelle Bayer, Martha Durrett, Brendan Friesen, Adam Klein, Bard Swallow, and Sam Wiseman, Hot Topics: Topic Modeling of Latin Text, 2018, Computer Science (CS)

Jake N. Bechstein, Consumption in the Age of Rising Student Debt: A Comparison of Student and Non-Student Debt Burdens Effects on Consumption, 2018, Economics (ECON)

Sophie Louise Bokor, The Synergistic Effect of Unwanted Pregnancy and Low Socioeconomic Status on Adverse Outcomes for Child Health and Psychosocial Development, 2018, Psychology (PSYC)

Griffin Alexander Bolte, Must Cop, 2018, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)

Naomi Borowsky, Transcending Wilderness-Out-There, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Liam John Bradney, How Does the Relative Generosity of an Individual to a Third Party Affect Reciprocity in the Trust Game?, 2018, Economics (ECON)

Azucena Briones, Cognitive and Social Motivations for Codeswitching, 2018, Psychology (PSYC)

Damali Nzinga Britton Collman, When the Stranger is No Longer Imaginary: An Argument for an Ethos of Care, 2018, Political Science/International Relations (POSI)

Daniel Deliyannides Brodkin, Backward Control in Minangkabau, 2018, Linguistics (LING)

Jeremy Aaron Brog, Depressive State Personality: A Review of Personality and Depression Literature, 2018, Psychology (PSYC)