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Women In Power: Visual Ethnographies Of Women Leaders In Bloomington-Normal, Lucy Bullock, Anna Kerr-Carpenter, Raelynn Parmely, Jordan Prats, Madi Vukich, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2017

Women In Power: Visual Ethnographies Of Women Leaders In Bloomington-Normal, Lucy Bullock, Anna Kerr-Carpenter, Raelynn Parmely, Jordan Prats, Madi Vukich, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


Mother Goddesses And Subversive Witches: Competing Narratives Of Gender Essentialism, Heteronormativity, And Queerness In Wiccan Ritual And Theology, Carly Floyd, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor Apr 2017

Mother Goddesses And Subversive Witches: Competing Narratives Of Gender Essentialism, Heteronormativity, And Queerness In Wiccan Ritual And Theology, Carly Floyd, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor

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Wicca is typically recognized as a feminist and queer-friendly religion embraced by many women and LGBTQ+ people. While women are undoubtedly emphasized positively, however, I argue that much of the focus is in fact a form of benevolent sexism, coming out of an essentialist understanding of women’s nature being nurturing, intuitive, and emotional. The resulting heteronormativity and its procreative focus can create an exclusionary environment for gay men and women as well as for transgender and genderfluid or non-binary individuals. My research utilizes ethnographic participantobservation of a local Wiccan coven and semi-structured qualitative interviews with Wiccans and Pagans from ...


The Effects Of Social Media On Body Image, Danielle Di Cristofano Apr 2017

The Effects Of Social Media On Body Image, Danielle Di Cristofano

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No abstract provided.


Hiv-Related Pulic Health Initiative Best Practices In Select International Cities, Madisen Vukich, James Sikora, Faculty Advisor Apr 2017

Hiv-Related Pulic Health Initiative Best Practices In Select International Cities, Madisen Vukich, James Sikora, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


The Effects Of South Korean Pop Culture On The Country’S Standards Of Beauty And Success, Cristina Cervantes, Charles Springwood, Faculty Advisor Apr 2016

The Effects Of South Korean Pop Culture On The Country’S Standards Of Beauty And Success, Cristina Cervantes, Charles Springwood, Faculty Advisor

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Oral presentation abstract.


A Comparison Of United States And Chinese Societal Views On Corporal Punishment, Kirili Stauch, Charles Spingwood, Faculty Advisor Apr 2015

A Comparison Of United States And Chinese Societal Views On Corporal Punishment, Kirili Stauch, Charles Spingwood, Faculty Advisor

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Views on punishment differ from one society to another. What is viewed as culturally acceptable in one society may be frowned upon in a different society. In order to understand these differing views, it is crucial to place them within the context of societal norms. It is important to distinguish each society’s definition of corporal punishment. Once a set definition is established within the cultural context, interviews can be used as case studies. These interviews provide an insider perspective on the subject, allowing for a deeper understanding of views on corporal punishment.


Snapped Into Focus: Addressing The Challenges Faced By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants In The United States, Nora Peterson, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2013

Snapped Into Focus: Addressing The Challenges Faced By Undocumented Mexican Immigrants In The United States, Nora Peterson, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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Utilizing collaborative research methods and visual media, this poster provides an insider's perspective of the experience of someone who has lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Examined through the lens of Jennifer Carrillo, who immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 10, this research focuses on the difficult process of immigration and the consequences for those who are unable to become legal residents. This poster also explores the moral responsibility felt by immigrants who have successfully navigated the immigration system to actively try to improve the status of undocumented immigrants in ...


Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented High School Youth, Sylvia Rusin, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor Apr 2013

Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented High School Youth, Sylvia Rusin, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor

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The 1.5 generation are the undocumented students who were born abroad and were brought to the United States by their parents at an early age. Many of these children came here during the population boom in the 1990’s and are now teenagers or in their mid 20’s. As they are finishing high school, nearly all of them are confused about their post-secondary options because of their undocumented status. The IL Dream Act, passed in 2011, qualifies undocumented youth to pay in-state tuition when attending public universities in Illinois and provides counselors who are aware of the college ...


Luck Be A Lady: An Exploration Of The Bloomington Bingo Community Through Visual Ethnographic Methods, Monica Simonin, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

Luck Be A Lady: An Exploration Of The Bloomington Bingo Community Through Visual Ethnographic Methods, Monica Simonin, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


How Stories Shape Lives And Build Friendships: A Study Of Parents With Children On The Autism Spectrum, Bobby Tazioli, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

How Stories Shape Lives And Build Friendships: A Study Of Parents With Children On The Autism Spectrum, Bobby Tazioli, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


The Hijab: Muslim Women's Perspectives On Veiling In The United States, Christina Salazar, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

The Hijab: Muslim Women's Perspectives On Veiling In The United States, Christina Salazar, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


This Is What Feminism Looks Like, Hannah Detig, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

This Is What Feminism Looks Like, Hannah Detig, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


The Crossfit Coup D'Etat: A Look At A Dynamic New Lifestyle Combating Modern Lethargy, Geoffrey Evans-Grimm, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

The Crossfit Coup D'Etat: A Look At A Dynamic New Lifestyle Combating Modern Lethargy, Geoffrey Evans-Grimm, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


The Sierra Student Coalition: Sustainability Unites, Diverse Interests Connect, And The Campus Becomes Greener, Megan Mealer, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

The Sierra Student Coalition: Sustainability Unites, Diverse Interests Connect, And The Campus Becomes Greener, Megan Mealer, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


Getting High: An Inside Look Into College Students' Life With Type 1 Diabetes, Amber Spiewak, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

Getting High: An Inside Look Into College Students' Life With Type 1 Diabetes, Amber Spiewak, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

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No abstract provided.


Visual Perspectives Of The Twin City Chess Club, Morgan Tarbutton, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor Apr 2010

Visual Perspectives Of The Twin City Chess Club, Morgan Tarbutton, Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.