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Dissertation and Thesis Presentations

Candidates who are in the process of defending their doctoral dissertation or master's thesis may submit their information to the Office of Graduate Studies for posting to this page. Submissions intended for this page should be submitted to and submitted at least two weeks before the date of the defense.

Dissertation Presentations

Student Name: Junki Nakahara
Field of Study: Communication
Committee Chairs: Dr. Saif Shahin and Dr. Patricia Aufderheide
Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi
Date of Presentation: May 8, 2023
Time of Presentation: 10:00 AM ET
Location: Zoom
Title of Dissertation: Contested “Japaneseness” in the hybrid media system: Nationalism and xenophobia in news media and Twitter networks

Student Name: Maylin Sun
Field of Study: Economics
Committee Chairs: Kara Reynolds
Committee Members: Juan Montecino, Gabriel Mathy, Valentina Bruno
Date of Presentation: May 22, 2023
Time of Presentation: 10:00 AM ET
Location: Kreeger 100 and Zoom
Title of Dissertation: Navigating Dollar Funding Shortages and Trade Interventions: Implications for Macroeconomic Stability and Exchange Rate Dynamics

Thesis Presentations

Master's Thesis Defense

Student Name: Jacquie Lee
Field of Study: Psychology
Committee Chair: Jonathan Tubman
Committee Members: David Kearns, Nathaniel Herr
Date of Presentation: May 25, 2023
Time of Presentation: 10:00 AM ET
Location: Zoom
Title of Thesis: Parent-child relationship characteristics and psychiatric symptoms as predictors of passive suicidal ideation among a diverse Sample of adolescents in OutPatient substance use treatment