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Space And Identity: Mexican-American Dance Halls In The Quad Cities, Crystal Salazar May 2019

Space And Identity: Mexican-American Dance Halls In The Quad Cities, Crystal Salazar

Celebration of Learning

Community space has much influence in the creation and shaping of a person’s identity along with serving as a reflection of their identity. Space and identity are two important factors in understanding a person’s sense of self. Who you are can be determined by your chosen surroundings. Looking at community space within the Quad Cites' Mexican-American community the intersection of identity and community are closely looked at to see how they influence one another.


Conservatives In The Classroom: Targeted Or Apathetic?, Emma Nordmeyer May 2019

Conservatives In The Classroom: Targeted Or Apathetic?, Emma Nordmeyer

Sociology: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

In the 21st Century U.S., college and university classrooms have become a hotbed of political debate. Conservative students decry "liberal indoctrination" in the liberal arts setting. In this paper, I analyze attitudes towards classes across the political spectrum. I found that while liberals have more positive views of class, conservatives have a wider range of attitudes. This study points to divisions within the right wing.


Space And Identity: Mexican-American Dance Halls In The Quad Cities, Crystal Salazar Feb 2019

Space And Identity: Mexican-American Dance Halls In The Quad Cities, Crystal Salazar

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

No abstract provided.


School Segregation: A Modern Issue, Cassidy Foley May 2018

School Segregation: A Modern Issue, Cassidy Foley

Celebration of Learning

This project examines modern day school segregation and the influence that this segregation has on society. School segregation is seen to be created and maintained by the intersection and mutual reinforcement of a number of factors. The four factors examined in this project are school secessions, funding, private school enrollment, and residential segregation. Each of these factors are seen to have heavy influence on school segregation in the modern day and are seen to reinforce one another creating a permanence of segregation within education.


Refugees Threats Of Terrorism: Securitization By Means Of Social Integration, Anna Tegge May 2018

Refugees Threats Of Terrorism: Securitization By Means Of Social Integration, Anna Tegge

Celebration of Learning

This research analyzes factors that affect the number of terrorist incidents in Europe with large numbers of refugees. My research intends to explore the correlation between refugees and terrorist incidents and to identify if social integration and immigration policies can have an effect on the volume of attacks. My independent variables of social policies in addition to immigration policies confirm my hypothesis that certain factors within these policies affect terrorism in Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Germany. The answer to this question will aid in the creation of stability, prosperity, and justice within Europe and provide a model for ...


Maga, Memes And Magnificent Hair: How White Nationalism Become Rooted In American History, Gabriel A. Tucker May 2018

Maga, Memes And Magnificent Hair: How White Nationalism Become Rooted In American History, Gabriel A. Tucker

Celebration of Learning

This work seeks to analyze the history of white nationalist ideologies in American political history and compare them to the current political environment today. The primary analysis rests on the rhetoric used, clothing chosen and cultural artifacts that have been appropriated by white nationalists in attempts to further their cause.


Maga, Memes, And Magnificent Hair: How Have Alt-Right, White Supremacy, And White Nationalism Become Rooted In American History?, Gabriel A. Tucker Jan 2018

Maga, Memes, And Magnificent Hair: How Have Alt-Right, White Supremacy, And White Nationalism Become Rooted In American History?, Gabriel A. Tucker

Op-Ed Pieces

The purpose of this inquiry is to ascertain the level of prevalence of white nationalist rhetoric and sociocultural artifacts in contemporary political discourse as well as the level of normalcy is has achieved. Additionally, I will generate a timeline that will chronicle the growth and progression of this movement to our current political era, highlighting major schisms, shifts, and events with alterations in fashion and physical presentation. I believe that my research will show not only a long-standing tradition of white nationalism within the United States but also that such rhetoric has slowly been creeping into mainstream political rhetoric and ...


Where Do Women Stand?: Attitudes Towards Female Political Participation In India And The Us, Grace A. Carlson May 2017

Where Do Women Stand?: Attitudes Towards Female Political Participation In India And The Us, Grace A. Carlson

Celebration of Learning

This project aimed to study attitudes towards gender inequalities in politics, both in the United States and India. Using original survey research and World Values Survey data, American and Indian attitudes towards women in politics were analyzed and compared. Ultimately, the project found that respondents in both countries still hold distinctly unequal views on women in the political sphere.


Housing Policies And The Perpetuation Of The Wealth Gap In South Africa And America, Yemurai Mapurisa Apr 2017

Housing Policies And The Perpetuation Of The Wealth Gap In South Africa And America, Yemurai Mapurisa

Political Science: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Hello Keikan-Chan: The Implications Of Female Japanese Police Mascots, Gage Meyers Apr 2017

Hello Keikan-Chan: The Implications Of Female Japanese Police Mascots, Gage Meyers

Asian Studies: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

The concept of yuru-kyara, a mascot character designed by towns and prefectures to boost tourism, has been a trend in Japan for two decades. Overtime Japanese police adopted the trend and created their own mascot characters to improve public relations. For the decade since the first police mascot was created only male police mascots were created and it was not until the late 90s early 2000s that female police mascots were being made. These female mascots were not original characters, but rather female counterparts of the already existing male police mascots. This paper explores the cultural, political, and social aspects ...


Past, Present, And Future: Analyzing The Relationship Between Indian Women And Cultural Traditions, Jacqueline Kwasigroch Jan 2017

Past, Present, And Future: Analyzing The Relationship Between Indian Women And Cultural Traditions, Jacqueline Kwasigroch

Political Science: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Salvation Through Community And Protest, Hannah K. Griggs Jan 2017

Salvation Through Community And Protest, Hannah K. Griggs

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

This essay examines the theodicies of Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Dorothee Soelle to strategize ways for Christians to combat rising threats to marginalized communities. Synthesizing the arguments of these three feminist Christians, I argue that only a theodicy of protest succeeds in accounting for structural injustice caused by kyriarchal relationships. As Christians come to terms with America’s current political situation, I call for a reimagining of Anselm’s salvation narrative. My protest theodicy theorizes a new Christian narrative that strives to alleviate this-worldly suffering in order to produce salvation through radical community, by “signifyin’” to disrupt power ...


Where Do Women Stand? Attitudes Towards Female Political Participation In India And The Us, Grace Anne Carlson Jan 2017

Where Do Women Stand? Attitudes Towards Female Political Participation In India And The Us, Grace Anne Carlson

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

This paper aimed to study attitudes towards gender inequalities in politics, both in the United States and India. Using original survey research and World Values Survey data, American and Indian attitudes towards women in politics were analyzed and compared. Ultimately, the project found that respondents in both countries still hold distinctly unequal views on women in the political sphere.


An Ethical President Elect?, Cameron Mackenzie Jan 2017

An Ethical President Elect?, Cameron Mackenzie

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Essay Contest

An ethics paper intended to take an unbiased stance, while breaking down the ethics surrounding then President Elect Donald Trump's 100-day plan.


Islam Vs. The World, Brooks M. Fiedler Apr 2016

Islam Vs. The World, Brooks M. Fiedler

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.


From Thomas Jefferson To Donald Trump: The Recurring Muslim Xeno-Archetype In American Politics And Government, Christopher S. Saladin Apr 2016

From Thomas Jefferson To Donald Trump: The Recurring Muslim Xeno-Archetype In American Politics And Government, Christopher S. Saladin

History: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

This paper connects the Islamophobic discourse of the 2016 presidential primary candidates to that of past American politicians through a historical analysis of their rhetoric and policies towards Muslims. I argue that Western discourse about Islam has long appealed to what I refer to as the Muslim “xeno-archetype,” which is a recurring but unchanging understanding of Islam in the Western mind. This xeno-archetype theory is derived from Edward Said’s concept of Orientalism, but is distinct in that it explains why unique misconceptions of Islam existed long before European colonialism. The xeno-archetype consists of specific stereotypes and fears of a ...


The Hidden Under Caste Of America: An Examination Of The Effects Of Terry V. Ohio, Florida V. Bostick, & Whren V. United States And Colorblindness On African Americans, Austin Schoeck Feb 2016

The Hidden Under Caste Of America: An Examination Of The Effects Of Terry V. Ohio, Florida V. Bostick, & Whren V. United States And Colorblindness On African Americans, Austin Schoeck

Political Science: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Campaign Announcement Analysis: Carly Fiorina, Kelly M. Wingerson Jan 2016

Campaign Announcement Analysis: Carly Fiorina, Kelly M. Wingerson

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

An application of Medhurst’s (2005) conceptual overview of presidential campaign on Carly Fiorina's announcement for her presidential run.


Chris Christie, Ryan G. Mueller Jan 2016

Chris Christie, Ryan G. Mueller

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

No abstract provided.


Ben Carson, Zacary W. Jaconetti Jan 2016

Ben Carson, Zacary W. Jaconetti

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

No abstract provided.


Phrases, Politics, And Paul, Kathryn E. Krajewski Ms. Jan 2016

Phrases, Politics, And Paul, Kathryn E. Krajewski Ms.

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

This paper is an analysis of the language used in presidential candidate Rand Paul's 2015 Announcement Speech. After reading this paper, the reader should have a better understanding in general about how politicians use language to try to obtain more supporters and to get more people to vote for them.


Jeb Bush Candidate Announcement Speech Analysis, Marlisa A. Barrett Jan 2016

Jeb Bush Candidate Announcement Speech Analysis, Marlisa A. Barrett

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

No abstract provided.


Martin O'Malley Announcement Speech Analysis, Karolyn M. Erickson Jan 2016

Martin O'Malley Announcement Speech Analysis, Karolyn M. Erickson

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

No abstract provided.


Clinton Frames Her Campaign, Anna R. Basten Jan 2016

Clinton Frames Her Campaign, Anna R. Basten

Rhetorical Analyses of the Announcement Speeches of Presidential Hopefuls

No abstract provided.


Downtown Parking Analysis, Dr. Jason Plume Jan 2016

Downtown Parking Analysis, Dr. Jason Plume

2015-2016: Clinton, Iowa

No abstract provided.


If We Have To Wake Up (Would You Stop The Rain?), Dylan C. James Jan 2016

If We Have To Wake Up (Would You Stop The Rain?), Dylan C. James

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.


Republican Party Jumps On Board For Islamophobia, Sophie Bennett Jan 2016

Republican Party Jumps On Board For Islamophobia, Sophie Bennett

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.


All For One And One For All: When We Target Muslims, We All Lose, Samantha G. De Forest-Davis Jan 2016

All For One And One For All: When We Target Muslims, We All Lose, Samantha G. De Forest-Davis

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.


Public Policy In The 2016 Election, Trevor J. Rogers Jan 2016

Public Policy In The 2016 Election, Trevor J. Rogers

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.


Islamophobia “Trumps” Reason, Ryan L. Greene Jan 2016

Islamophobia “Trumps” Reason, Ryan L. Greene

Op-Ed Pieces

Op Eds, or opinion editorials, are typically published in daily newspapers and can raise awareness about a particular topic or aim to persuade others. For this project each student wrote an op-ed in which they presented their opinion or thoughts about the issue of islamophobic discourse coming from Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump.