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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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What Does it Mean to be Deaf? Changing Meanings of Deafness, Communication Technology, and Beliefs about Normality in the US, Kathryn Elizabeth Burrows

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Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World, Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub

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Exploring "What Works" in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care, Elizabeth Catherine Hulen

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Decolonizing Healthcare: a Black Feminist Analysis of Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics of AIDS (SISTA), Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu

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Reducing Transphobic Attitudes: a Cross-National Investigation of College Students in Japan and the United States, Kazusa Seko

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The Digital Divide and Health: Examining Digital Access as a Social Determinant of Health, Elizabeth Melissa Withers

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Outsiders Within Inequality Regimes: a Sociological Framework to Advance the Lives of Women Veterans, Sarah Louise Aktepy

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The Experience of Female Caregivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nouf Albugami

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Working From Home: Analyzing the Autonomy of App-Based Adult Content Creators, Jenna DePasquale

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Smoking Behaviors in Patients Offered Lung Cancer Screening, Sara Elizabeth Golden

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Transitioning into Conventional Housing: Narratives of Houseless Individuals, Joyce La Belle McNair

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"Not 'Just' a Barista": the Story of Portland's College-Educated Baristas, Ned William Tilbrook

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Exploring How Community College Transfer Students Experience Connection in a Commuter University, Christa Michelle Zinke

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Understanding the Politicization of Oromo Identity in the Diaspora: Re/ Locating the Bones of the Oromo, Madeline Jaye Bass

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Radical Doulas Make "Caring a Political Act": Full-spectrum Birthwork as Reproductive Justice Activism, JaDee Yvonne Carathers

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Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors, Bryant Carlson

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Convivial Clothing: Engagement with Decommodified Fashion in Portland, OR, Sarah Guldenbrein

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Closure or Censure? Examining the Determinants of Disclosure of Sexual Assault Among College Students, Whitney Head-Burgess

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Gender and the Voir Dire Process, Tasha Ann Lane

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"What About the Men? Investigating Alcohol Consumption, Masculinities, and Risky Sex in Peri-Urban Eswatini, Aaron Jackson Levine

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An Investigation of the Impact of High School Student Fine Arts Course Accumulation on Mathematics Course Achievement, Daniel Mackin Freeman

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The Influence of Age at Migration on Criminal Offending Among Foreign-Born Immigrants, Omar Melchor-Ayala

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Evaluating the Utility of Theories of Social Integration in Understanding Areal Suicide Rates in the United States, Nathan Finch Parsons

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Reproduciendo Otros Mundos: Indigenous Women's Struggles Against Neo-Extractivism and the Bolivian State, Gisela Victoria Rodriguez Fernandez

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Racial Disparities in a State Based Workers' Compensation System, Caroline Kristine Smith

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Family, School, and Forms of Capital, Sonja Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Who Am I? Criminal Social Identity as a Mediator in the Relationship between Criminal Peers and Criminal Attitudes within a Sample of Probationers/Parolees, Quinton Thomas Alexander

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Finding Common Ground: Relationship Building and Communication between PO and Client within a Community Supervision Setting, Carl Eugene Appleton

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White Space, Black Space: Community Gardens in Portland, Oregon, David Ross Billings Jr.

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Selling Protest in the News? Movement-Media Framing of Occupations: an Exploratory Study, Andrew David Butz

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"Tindersluts" & "Tinderellas:" Examining Young Women's Construction and Negotiation of Modern Sexual Scripts within a Digital Hookup Culture, MacKenzie A. Christensen

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The Gender Gap in Postsecondary Enrollment Intentions: the Mediating Role of Student Attitudes and Behaviors, Paul J. Deppen III

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The Dispute Over the Commons: Seed and Food Sovereignty as Decommodification in Chiapas, Mexico, Carol Frances Hernández Rodríguez

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Reconciling the Opportunities and Obstacles of Motherhood Following Corrections Involvement, Summer Brooke Newell

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Exiters of Religious Fundamentalism: Reconstruction of Identity, Social Relationships and Support, and Meaning Related to Well-Being, Andreea Alexandra Nica

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Representations of Feminist Theory and Gender Issues in Introductory-Level Sociology Textbooks, Jena Amber Zarza

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Framing Homelessness as Crisis: A Comparative Content Analysis of Local Media Reports on Portland's Tent Cities, Katrien Cokeley

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Stereotype Threat and Effects of Students' Perception of Their Math Teacher's Fairness on Their Math Self-Efficacy, Alexis Jocelyn DeVigal

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The Efficacy of Virtual Protest: Linking Digital Tactics to Outcomes in Activist Campaigns, Rina Lynne James

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Living Between Worlds: Arrival and Adjustment Experiences of the Somali Community in Portland, Oregon, Neil A. Panchmatia

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"Neither of the Boxes": Accounting for Non-Binary Gender Identities, Erin Patricia Savoia

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Contexts of Reception and Constructions of Islam: Second Generation Muslim Immigrants in Post-9/11 America, Shahriyar Smith

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"Are We Building Biking Solidarity": Gendered, Racial, and Spatial Barriers to Bicycling in Portland, Oregon, Kyla Jean Tompkins

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When You Aren't Who Your Friends Are: the Moderating Influence of Racial Similarity on the Association Between Friendships and Mental Well-Being, Philip Tostado

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Inequality, Position, and Perception: Understanding and Addressing Workplace Harassment in Oregon's Construction Trades, Sasha Mae Bassett

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Local Approaches to Regional Problems: Suburban Government Responses to Portland's Regional Housing Crisis, Emma Deppa

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Examining Generational and Gender Differences in Parent-Young Adult Child Relationships During Co-residence, Lauren Elizabeth Ferguson

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The Use of Anti-Bullying Policies to Protect LGBT Youth: Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Policy Implementation, Michelle Lauren Holliday

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Does the School Day Matter? The Association Between Adolescent School Attachment and Involvement and Adult Criminal Behavior, Madeline O'Neil

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On Both Sides of the Tracks: Light Rail and Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, Nathan Eric Rochester

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Transgender Patients' Experiences of Discrimination at Mental Health Clinics, Corrine Ann Stocking

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village, Katherine Eileen Griffin

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Staying on Script: Sexual Scripts and Sex Education, Elizabeth Carol Hauck

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Activist Doctors: Explaining Physician Activism in the Oregon Movement for Single-Payer Healthcare, Jennifer Cullen Loomis

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Gender Difference in Working Parents' Perceptions of Work/Family Conflict and the Role of Occupational Prestige, Heather Kirsten McCabe

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Democratizing the City Through the Colonization of Public Space: A Case Study of Portland Food Not Bombs, Trent Adam Saari

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Use of Role and Power in Parent-Teacher Relationships: Perceptions from the Parent Perspective, Sonja Taylor

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Therapy and the Nontraditional Transgender Narrative, Dylan Ellingson Waller

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Gender and Prescription Painkiller Misuse: Findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Robin Jo Clough

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Illuminating the Experiences of Single Fathers, Heidi Rosa Esbensen

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Mediating Academic Success: Race, Class, Gender and Community College Persistence, Schaylee Marie Esparza

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Victimization, Separatism and Anti-intellectualism: An Empirical Analysis of John McWhorter's Theory on African American's Low Academic Performance, Marlon DeWayne Marion

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Trauma-Informed Research and Planning: Understanding Government and Urban Native Community Partnerships to Addressing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies in Portland, OR, Amanda Mercier

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Socio-spatial Transformation and Contested Space at the Street Level in Latin America: The Case of Cali, Colombia, Maria Janeth Mosquera Becerra

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Beyond the McNair Program: A Comparative Study of McNair Scholars' Understandings of the Impacts of Program Participation on their Graduate School Experiences, Cristina Restad

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The Impact of Documentation Status on the Educational Attainment Experiences of Undocumented Hispanic/Latino Students, Brittanie Alexandria Roberts

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Racism, Heterosexism, Depression, and HIV Risk Behaviors of Native Men Who Have Sex With Men: Findings from the HONOR Project, Matthew Alan Town

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"But There's a Black History Month": A Content Analysis of Ideological Framing and Presentation in White Nationalist Publications, Dylan Tomas Waite

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Cultivating Common Ground? A Case Study of a Community Garden Organization in Northeast Portland, Oregon, Bryan James Zinschlag

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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First-Generation Latinos at Pacific Northwest University: Their Adjustment and Experience during Freshman Year, Marco Antonio Aguirre

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"We don't have any of those:" Looking for leaders in the horizontal structure of Occupy Portland, Aaron Martin Bach

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Queer! Narratives of Gendered Sexuality: A Journey in Identity, Kym Bradley

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The Effects of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Religion on Formal End-of-Life Planning, Tina Dawn Lillian Burdsall

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I'm Not Gonna Be Like That Guy: Exploring the Montana Meth Project Through the Eyes of That Guy, Jaysen Nicole Ferestad

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A New Low in Getting High: Illegal Drug Use and Crime, Erica Jean Ferrelli

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The Use of Music as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education Sociology Courses: Faculty Member Perspectives and Potential Barriers, Jerry C.L. Loveless

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Division of Labor within the Household: The Experience of Bosnian Immigrant Women in Portland, Oregon, Miro Paljevic

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Can Cross-Race Mentoring Help Minority Students and Break Down Prejudice? Mentoring Experiences in Higher Education, Jennifer Brooke Rainer

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From College to Career: Understanding First Generation and Traditional Community College Transfer Students' Major and Career Choices, Jeff Scott Shelton

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Learning to Adapt: Online Social Science Instruction in Higher Education, Patrick Steven Smith

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The Economic Impact of Veteran Status: The Effect of Veteran and Demographic Statuses on Household Income, Daniel Standridge

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"Game Over" for the Climate: The Keystone XL Pipeline on TV News, Elisabeth Wilder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Assessing Environmental Inequality in Portland, Oregon: An Exploration of Local Environmental Justice Struggles, Jordan Douglas Folks

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Atheist Scripts in a Nation of Religiosity: Identity Politics within the Atheist Movement, Jacqueline Frost

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Understanding the Role of Patient Activation in the Association between Patient Socio-Economic Demographics and Patient Experience, Katsuya Oi

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Gendering Gardasil: Framing Gender and Sexuality in Media Representations of the HPV Vaccine, Maura Kathleen Pisciotta

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Understanding Sand Mining on the Maha Oya: The Conflict Between Economic and Environmental Survival, Meredith Corea Talbert

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Cultural Hybridization, Glocalization and American Soccer Supporters: The Case of the Timbers Army, Jesse Harold Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Working in an Artist Collective in Portland Oregon: The artistic benefits of cooperation and place in an underground art world, Elizabeth Furlong Borders

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"An I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation": The Effects of Family Type and Patriarchy in the Home on Female Adolescent Delinquency and Mental Health, Stephanie-Kaye Guenther

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Toward a Richer Shade of Blue: The Impact on Oregon Police Officer Perceptions of Racial Minorities After Anti-Racial Profiling Training, David Andrew Kline

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Gendering the Body: Exploring the Construction of the Sexually Dimorphic Body, Sarah Kaye Lewis

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Race, Ethnicity and Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Unions in the United States, Claudia Plesa

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Erosion and Adjustment: A Bourdieuian-Inspired Analysis of Imprisonment and Release, Joshua David Seim

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Black/White Health Disparities in the U.S. The Effect of Education over the Life-Course, Elizabeth Melissa Withers

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Globalization; But Under What conditions? -- The Case of the E.U., Michaelangelo Anastasiou

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Do Parents Matter? Parental Attachment and Its Effect on Becoming Independent in Emerging Adulthood, Cara Joy Copeland

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The Pulpit at the End of the Rainbow: How Queer Clergy Enter Into and Maintain Religious Occupations, Brian Gregory Gerow

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Beyond the "Stalled Revolution": Stay-at-Home Fathers, Gender Identity and the Division of Household Labor, Aundrea Janae Snitker

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War, Peace, and Principled Action: A Study of Veterans and the Peace Movement, Laura Kay Wegener