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    • Affection: Essays on Affect, Empathy, and the Politics of Feeling 

      Li-Wang, Jennifer (2021-05)
      Often, we view feelings as squishy—personal and subjective, therefore private and apolitical. Even within ourselves, our feelings can often seem reflexive and out of our own control. This thesis represents my attempt to hold these squishy feelings and look at them up close, from different angles. In doing so, I hope to see how our affects may not ...
    • The Impacts of Concrete on pH and Calcium Concentration in Houston’s Bayous 

      Hale, Meagan (2021-05)
      As the human population grows, so does the percentage of people living in urban areas. This means that an increasing amount of landmass must be used for urban infrastructure and housing to accommodate a greater number of people. The environmental impacts of urbanization are not completely understood. However, one important aspect that may be impacted ...
    • Orgullo Crítico: An Anti-Capitalist Approach To Pride In Spain And The United States 

      Lin, Amy (2021-05)
      Every June, many people around the world come together to celebrate queer identities at various state-sponsored Pride events. However, given the infiltration of rainbow capitalism in mainstream Pride movements, many radical leftists within the queer community have begun to organize anti-capitalist "Critical Pride" protests. In this thesis, I trace ...
    • Tomoko Steen Video Interview 

      Steen, Tomoko (2020-11-27)
      Dr. Tomoko Steen is a tenured Senior Research Specialist at a leading government academic agency and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown’s Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Steen has taken on a broad range of scientific research projects: on theoretical population genetics, on the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant ...
    • Tom Abrahams Video Interview 

      Abrahams, Tom (2020-11-25)
      KTRK-TV Weekend Evening Anchor Tom Abrahams has traveled the world for Eyewitness News since arriving from Orlando in 1999. From Chernobyl and the Panama Canal, to The Amazon Jungle and the Black Sea, he has shown Eyewitness News viewers how faraway places affect our lives here in Southeast Texas. Tom also covers national politics and stories that ...
    • Ridha Arem Video Interview 

      Arem, Ridha (2020-11-24)
      Ridha Arem, MD, is a world-renowned endocrinologist and director of the Texas Thyroid Institute. He has served as a clinical professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine for many years and was also chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. Dr. Arem has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally ...
    • Robert Emery Video Interview 

      Emery, Robert (2020-11-23)
      Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 35 years of experience in health & safety and possesses master’s degrees in health physics and environmental ...
    • Tom Wheeler Audio Interview 

      Wheeler, Tom (2020-11-22)
      Thomas M. Wheeler, MD, serves as the W. L. Moody, Jr., Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). From 2004- 2018 he served as chair of the department and is now a Senior Vice Chair. He serves presently as a member of Medical Advisory Board at Medscape, Insightec, Inc., Nucleai, Inc. ...
    • Neal Palafox Video Interview 

      Palafox, Neal (2020-11-22)
      Neal A. Palafox, M.D., M.P.H. is currently Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Professor of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. He served in the Marshall Islands (RMI) as a physician and medical director of a U.S. funded program to care for the radiation ...
    • Boris Yoffe Video Interview 

      Yoffe, Boris (2020-11-20)
      Boris Yoffe, MD is Professor of Medicine and Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The research in his laboratory was focused on pathogenesis of virally induced liver diseases. In early years he also was involved in HIV research and his laboratory was one on the first to ...
    • Sara Rozin Video Interview 

      Rozin, Sara (2020-11-19)
      Sara Rozin has had fifteen years of management experience in public and private sectors in the areas of health education, disaster preparedness, and disease management, in both domestic and international healthcare settings funded by governments, non‐government agencies, and private industries. Her project management experience includes project design, ...
    • Randy Wright Video Interview 

      Wright, Randy (2020-11-09)
      Randy Wright is a retired healthcare administrator who was a member of The Methodist Hospital (TMH). His first position was as an administrator of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.  Over time, he served in different executive roles including responsibilities for the for-profit programs, clinical support programs, and physician practice management ...
    • Teresa Hayes Video Interview 

      Hayes, Teresa (2020-11-03)
      Teresa G. Hayes, MD, Ph.D. is Associate Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine.  From 2008 through 2016 she was Chief of Hematology-Oncology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. She is a medical oncologist and former clinical cancer researcher with an interest in radiation effects.  She has made several trips to the ...
    • Public Libraries as Social Infrastructure in Disaster Resilience and Recovery: Houston Libraries and Hurricane Harvey 

      Yelvington, Allison (2020-05)
      Current work in the social sciences highlights social infrastructure and its role in communities, especially in cases of disaster resilience and recovery. This study furthers that body of work by examining the role of public libraries in flooding recovery
    • Empathetic Blame: Moral Evaluation in the Face of Luck 

      Tugendstein, Gabriel (2020-05)
      In this thesis I offer a new interpretation of blame and criticism rooted in P.F. Strawson's distinction between the subjective and objective points of view. In Part I, I use the problems presented by circumstantial moral luck to expose the inadequacy of standard intuitions about what's required to blame another. Proposed solutions to these issues, ...
    • Critical Theory, Normativity, and Catastrophe: A Critique of Amy Allen’s Metanormative Contextualism 

      Rehman, Bilal (2020-05)
      Critical theory is an approach to philosophical and cultural analysis that focuses on oppression and liberation. In this essay, I consider the prospect of moral-political progress in critical theory, focusing primarily on Amy Allen’s position of metanormative contextualism as described in her 2016 work, "The End of Progress." I first consider Allen’s ...
    • Glacially-controlled variations in the biological pump of the Ross Sea in the Mid-to-Late Pliocene 

      Nirenberg, Jared (2020-05)
      The mid-to-late Pliocene (~3.3 – 2.5 Ma) is an intriguing period for investigating Earth’s past climate dynamics as a potential analogue for future warmth due to anthropogenic climate change. In the Southern Ocean, the Ross Sea and the adjacent West Antarctic Ice Sheet exert significant influence on global climate through their roles in carbon cycle ...
    • Re-membering Veracruz: A Decolonial Reading of Regional Colonial Cartography 

      Martinez-Abbud, Sophia (2020)
      Upon the so-called discovery of the American continent, the Spanish crown wanted the means to document and surveil its new lands from afar. For this reason, the Relaciones Geográficas—questionnaires about the physical description of each colonial settlement in New Spain—were distributed, filled out, and sent back to the crown with the purpose of ...
    • Organized Labor and Faction in the United States, 1930s and 1940s 

      Wancewicz, Molly (2020)
      During the New Deal in the United States (US), labor unions began to accrue substantial membership and stepped, for the first time, into the realm of political activism. Key arenas of involvement included Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s multiple re-election campaigns, the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act, and the passage of the National ...
    • Literary Landscapes: A Future for Post-Frontier Regionalism in Literature of the American West 

      Wang, Jennifer (2020)
      Landscape portrayals—literary, visual, or otherwise—serve as recognizable features at the core of American Western iconography and aesthetics. Renderings of landscape point to an implicit gaze appraising the land—a gaze which often communicates its idealization, condemnation, or contemplation of the American West through physical and metaphorical ...