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    Michael Roger Savvides
    The proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies is a gamechanger for international relations, and the classical theories are not suited for application in cyber studies. The current literature on cyber studies, is fragmented, and lack . . .
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    Aline Ayres dos Santos Mello
    This study examines job crafting as a strategy through which employees may learn and adapt to the needs of their ever-changing jobs. The current study uses a quasi-experimental design to investigate the effect of a job crafting intervention on stimula . . .
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    Melda Kocabal
    Stranger Things (The Duffer Brothers, 2016- ) is a still-running TV series which is about a group of adolescents that confront some terrifying supernatural circumstances in a small American town called Hawkins. Through its narrative elements Stranger . . .
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    Jakob Dohrmann
    Anti-spam systems for email employ sophisticated machine learning (ML) models to combat evolving spammer strategies devised to thwart detection. Concurrently, high volume of spam demands high throughput, and accuracy and defensibility of verdicts are . . .
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    Omar Mark Ali
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    Zachary Christopher Gass
    In this study, I explore how the location tied to a ballot proposition influences individual voter turnout. Drawing on a conceptualization of “place” that emphasizes the meanings and attachments individuals invest in a space, I expect those voters to . . .
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    Ahvianna Monique Love
    The purpose of this thesis is to identify and analyze the various remedy proposals for mass incarceration provided by social scientists. Approaches to alleviating mass incarceration vary in substance. Recommendations tend to be along the realm of poli . . .
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    Cardenas, Joseph Vincil
    This thesis examines modern medical practice as it relates to mechanistic theory of the body. The importance of Descartes, Nietzsche, Canguilhem, Foucault, and Deleuze are all examined in this work. This mechanistic theory does a poor job of describin . . .
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    Brittany Nicole Shaff
    The stabilization of Somaliland in 1992-1993 illustrates a unique, indigenous produced, process of state stabilization and a “bottom-up” approach state formation. This thesis argues Somaliland stabilized in the early 1990s due to the amalgamation of “ . . .
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    Leonard Ray McNeil
    In seeking to uncover what is and what ought to be, this research uses the qualitative method and normative approach in its advocacy that Latino and African-American coalitions represent a pragmatic imperative based on the reality that neither populat . . .
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    David Jonathan Jaulus
    This thesis explores how the Supreme Court’s school desegregation jurisprudence, rendered between 1954-2007 has been limited in achieving the goal of school desegregation by the constraints imposed upon the Judiciary both from within and outside of go . . .
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    Alexander Lieu Nguyen
    The Thesis demonstrates that racism is a present day practice of modem society. The complexity of racism is the constant adjustment throughout different eras of makes its behavior difficult to detect. However, by taking a historical analysis of the id . . .
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    David Wong
    I argue for racial skepticism, the view that there are no races, by ruling out racial constructivism, the view that race is a product of our social practices. I object that racial constructivism cannot capture our concept of race. On my view, our conc . . .
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    Emily Young Gable
    In this paper, I address what happens when we utter race terms like, 'white' and 'black.' I respond to work on race terms from the racial eliminativist and critical realist perspective before developing my own view that these race terms assign social . . .
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    Dominic Ryan Paris
    My thesis attempts to identify the root causes of unfair and unjust inequalities in minority representation, found within Iris Marion Young's policy suggestions, and offers workable solutions to correct these inequalities in liberal multicultural soci . . .
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    Alicia Nicole Schwartz (Garza)
    This study explores the impact of salient essays that have influenced the ways in which societies ideate Black lives and related liberation efforts. #BlackLivesMatter is contextualized and historically situated within the traditions of Black liberatio . . .
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    Cherie Gayle McNaulty
    Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, written in 1987, is a response to previous slave narratives as a result of a change in historiography stemming from the Black Power movement of the previous two decades. In this neo-slave narrative, Morrison attempts to . . .
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    Lexus Treasure Killingsworth
    A queer black female presence in cinema is a recent phenomenon in the United States. I employ a historical and film analysis of how anti-black racism in the U.S. and social movements have shaped the formation of queer black women's cinema. Through an . . .
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    Nathan Patrick O’Brien
    Sexual Racism is the covert form of racial prejudice enacted in the context of sex or romance. This is apparent within online dating spaces, specifically among gay dating applications like that of Grindr. There is a large amount of literature on gay d . . .
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    Joelle Katrine Thomas
    God’s Bits of Wood, Ousmane Sembene’s third and best-known novel, is a fictionalized account of a 1947 railroad workers strike of the Dakar-Niger railway line. Published in 1960, it conveys a feminist opinion far ahead of its time. The novel culminate . . .
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    Alicia Rae Barnett
    This thesis demonstrates the ways in which Toni Morrison incorporates the non-linguistic code of the slave sublime, a term coined by Paul Gilroy in his 1993 study The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, through the use of music, dance, . . .
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    Jason Andrew Jackl
    This thesis demonstrates the ways in which Ishmael Reed proposes incisive countemarratives to the hegemonic master narratives that perpetuate degrading misportrayals of Afro American culture in the historical record and mainstream news and entertainme . . .
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    Reema Tawfieg Asia
    I offer an in-depth analysis of the literal and metaphorical prisons present in Sahar Khalifeh’s Wild Thorns and Donald Goines’ White Man’s Justice, Black Man’s Grief in order to have a deeper understanding of the parallels between the struggles that . . .
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    E Joi Cox
    Charles Mills’ The Racial Contract describes a tacit, ongoing social contract whereby the interests of one group (whites) are used to define the parameters of justice, often at the expense of the interests of marginalized groups. As a solution to this . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Anthony Richard Lufrano IV
    In this paper, I argue that an exemplary candidate which can strengthen the claims of Kieran's Cognitive Immoralism is Hip Hop music. I will take a stand against traditional moralists and say that Hip Hop, while highlighting some of the ugliest aspect . . .
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    Arnetta Smith
    Using content analysis and a combination of manifest and latent coding to decipher meaning from messages found in media, From the Margins: Representations of Africana Queer Women in Visual Media is a qualitative thesis that examines the representation . . .
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    Booker Cook
    This study examines the influence that histories written and taught from a comprehensive approach have had on Black men. This is important because research shows that Black men are targeted disproportionately with demoralizing innuendo and negative la . . .
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    Emile V. Gable
    What factors contribute to Blacks participation in elite sports? The purpose of this study is what are the psychosocial influences on Blacks motivation to participate in golf as sports? Using grounded theory, this study highlights African Americans' b . . .
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    Meredyth Wallace Floyd
    This thesis attempts to illustrate how racial and ethnic identity can play a significant role in the educational experiences of African American and Latino American students in Oakland, California. Through in-depth interviews from 5 African and Latino . . .
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    Charity Dawn DaMarto
    My research on the lived experiences of formerly incarcerated women of color (FIWOC) adults- is exploratory. The focus of this research was to create the space and time to reveal how formerly incarcerated women of color (FIWOC)- explain their pathways . . .
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    Telisa Nyoka King
    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between indigeneity, Africana cultural practices and holistic health amongst Black women residing in California. The practical value of the project is to allow Black women to define themselves o . . .
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    Jonathan Brumfield
    Using participatory action research with qualitative analysis, this study will examine the perceptions, exposure, and impact “graffiti” has on todays urban African American, Latino, and Asian youth in Oakland California. The problems this study seeks . . .
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    Joseph Ruben Adams
    Beyond the Mutant Experience Lies the Black Experience: Representation o f African Americans experiences and identities in X-Men is a qualitative thesis that examines the representation of Black experiences and identities within X-Men the Animated Ser . . .
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    Rebecca Castro
    Hiphop is a culture that contains messages of social issues that involve themes of race, gender, and class struggle (Forman & Neal, 2012) which aim to raise social awareness, power, community engagement, and personal consciousness (Miller, Hodge, Cole . . .
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    Sharon Ann Jones
    The 1968 Student Strike, the longest student strike in United State’s history, was initiated at San Francisco State College by the Black Student Union (BSU), a group of young women and men in common activist effort. This thesis examines the involvemen . . .
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    Jewell Lynn-Marie Bachelor
    As Black girls are synonymously identified as Black women throughout popular social language, media, and pop culture, there is a need to study the childhood of Black girls. This study seeks to explore the complexity of Black girls, and reimagine sexua . . .
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    Emily Starr Bean
    In this study, I review the history of school desegregation, the attempts to integrate schooling, and propose renewed efforts in this direction. I begin with the promises of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) ruling and an analysis of evolving con . . .
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    John Lorenzo Trujillo III
    This study is an in-depth content analysis of the Black Panther Party and Brown Berets primary newspapers, Black Panther and La Causa. It will focus on how each organization discussed ideas surrounding multiracial alliances, coaltions, and Third World . . .
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    Meagan M. LaRose
    Evidentiality marking (i.e. surely... I think... seems like...) in English is relatively understudied (Bednarek, 2006:635), and research conducted has largely considered standardized dialects in the United States and Britain. This analysis is a unique . . .
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    Ruby Ming
    Children living in low-income and underserved communities have experienced a persistent academic achievement gap for decades. This thesis discusses how art museum-school partnerships can help boost learning in the arts and across the curriculum throug . . .
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    Daniel Pearlstone
    This case study examines the effect of guided participation strategies usee by coaches on the social participation of children with autism in an inclusive sports program. A steady increase was observed in the children’s social participation. The resul . . .
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    Karynna Yuka Okabe-Miyamoto
    Research has demonstrated that those who habitually purchase experiences are happier than those who habitually purchase material items (Van Boven & Gilovich, 2003). This result, however, is greatly dependent on self-report (for review see Gilovich, Ku . . .
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    Francisco, Henry Saracho
    The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the critical pedagogy behind four men of color teachers in secondary education in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Data collection methods included semi-structured interviews, class . . .
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    Mario Alberto De Anda
    This study set out to understand how the federal work-study (FWS) program currently plays a role at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in supporting college students, particularly students of color, toward college completion and in their career dec . . .
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    Cherise Marie Kadrmas
    Since the power structure that enforces racial oppression has been in place since the founding of this country, and some of the greatest perpetuators of the power structure are unsuspecting white people who do not even realize that they have been indo . . .
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    Leslie Allums
    Zora Neale Hurston and Patrick Chamoiseau write from the US and Martinique respectively, but their fiction demonstrates that the experience of slave-descendant populations across time and space bears the mark of biopolitical violence. Missing from the . . .
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    Meagan Elouise Nance
    Using a discourse analytic approach, this study draws on both academic identification and disidentification theories and examines interview discourse about the academic identity construction of six Black male students. This thesis also focuses on pare . . .
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    Aliyah Khadijah Shaheed
    Comedian Mo’Nique’s use of Instagram to engage in a critical vernacular about the racist and sexist discrimination that she encountered, spoke to the contemporary relationship that Black women have to labor. As cultural critics, Black women comedians . . .
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    Mychal Reiff-Shanks
    In my thesis, I will be discussing how the filmic body through the theoretical understanding of phenomenology is a coded body. By coded I mean racially, sexually, and more. When viewing films, the focus has always been on the spectator’s identity to t . . .
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    Chelsea Joyce Terrell
    This paper examines the implications of brand activism in Nike’s 30th anniversary Dream Crazy campaign. Using both applied aesthetics and visual semiotics, I deconstructed two components of the Dream Crazy campaign. I examined the Colin Kaepemick bill . . .