Department of Comparative Studies



Ana Adriazola - Rodriguez
  From Economics to Resources: Teaching Environmental Sustainability in Peru’s Public Education

Emmanuel Alvarado
Beyond Culture Wars: the Role of Religiosity in the Public Support for Social Safety Net Policies in Contemporary America

Robert Axberg
Empathy as a function of the Sublime and Beautiful in a Wilderness Environment

Sam Baroni
Color Me Green: Saudi Arabian Identity and the Manifestations of Power

Kathleen Barsalou
The Age of William A. Dunning: The Realm of Myth Meets the Yellow Brick Road

Bonnie M. Benson
The Other Side of Fifty: The Crones Among Us

Lynne Bentley-Kemp
Recovering Eden: The Photographer in the Garden

Andrea Best
Beyond Sustainability Narratives: Justice and Complex Systems Thinking for Just Sustainable Viability

David Bethea
More Branches on the Oldest Tree: Tradition and Experimentation through Improvisation in the Music of Post-Katrina New Orleans

Savena Budhu
The South Asian Diaspora in the Caribbean:  Migration, Nationalism, and Exodus in Contemporary Indo-Guyanese Literature

Walter Burton
Improving Communication Based on Cultural Competency in the Business Environment

Rita Butler
The Reality of Fiction: Diagnosing White Culture Through the Lens of Mother/Nature in Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee

Maria-Odette Canivell
Public Intellectuals in Latin America: Writers and Politics

Daniel Copher
Authenticity of Space:  An Interdisciplinary Convergence of the Tradition of  Sacred Music and Twenty-First Century Sacred Architecture

Valerie Czerny
Let Them Run Wild: Childhood, the Nineteenth-Century Storyteller, and the Ascent of the Moon

Susan D’Aloia
Long-Term Post-Katrina Volunteerism: The Ethics of an Imported Solidarity

Jane S. Day
Preacher’s Cave: Developing a National Heritage Tourism Site in Eleuthera, Bahamas

Regina Dilgen
Studied Girlhoods: Consciousness, Context, and Negotiation of Identity in the Memoirs of Dorothy Allison, Mary Karr, and Barbara Robinette Moss

Paul Anthony Dottin
The End of Race as We Know It:  Slavery, Segregation and the African American Quest for Redress

Jerry Durbeej
Existential Consciousness, Redemption, and Buddhist Allusions in the Work of Saul Bellow

Silvia Giagnoni
Christian Rock Goes Mainstream:  Youth Culture, Politics and Popular Music in the US

Natalia Giannini
Naples: The Mother City

Juan C. Gonzalez
Soil of Misfortune: Education, Poverty, and Race in a Rural South Florida Community

Fatin Morris Guirguis
The Vision of Theophilus: Resistance through Orality among the persecuted Copts

Shane Gunderson
Social Movement Momentum, Intellectual Work and the East Timor Independence Movement 

Pamela Haley
The Filipina-South Floridian International Internet Marriage Practice: Agency, Structure, and Paradox

Andrew Halloran
  Exploring Diachronic Change in the Population-Specific Vocalizations of Chimpanzees

  Bruce Hieronymus
Music, Technology and Social Change:  17th - 18th Centuries

Tobin Hindle
The Regeneration of Nature: An Alternative to Ecological Restoration

Tai Houser
  Mind The Gap: Overcoming Dualities In Motor City, USA

Jamie Johnson
The Animal in 20th Century Literature

Nadja Johnson
Diasporas as New Twenty-First-Century Transnational Movements: The Case of the Jamaican Diaspora 

Suzanne Kelly
Enduring Relationship with the Dead: The Corpse, The Feminine and Popular Culture

Anita M. Kirchen
Finding Their Voice: Jewish Women Artists in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Jill Kriegel
Augustinian Virtue in the Dickensian World: The Role of Christian Friendship in the Conversion of Souls and the Move Toward the Heavenly City

Rebecca Kuhn
Preaching to the Choir: the Culture War and the Box Office Success of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

Holly Ann Larson
Low-Income Women’s Standpoint: Recognizing Poor and Working-Class American Women  as Generators of Resistant Knowledge

Beverly Lomer
Music, Rhetoric and the Creation of Feminist Consciousness in the Marian Songs of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Chiara Mazzucchelli
Heart of my Race: Questions of Identity in Sicilian-American Writings

Rebecca McCarthy
Building Cosmopolitical Democracy through the Antigone: A Return to the Chorus

Monica Melton
Positive Perspectives on Prevention: Southern Women’s Voices on HIV/AIDS in an African American Community

David Miller
Authenticity, Articulacy, Ineffability, and Moral Self-Formation

Caren Neile
The Stories of America: In Search of National Values in Family Memorate

Gabriela Ovando Barrero
  From Subaltern to President: Evo Morales, New Social Movements, and Autonomies in Bolivia

Eloise (Kitty) Oliver
Cross-cultural Stories of Race and Change:  Re-languaging the Public Discourse on Race and Ethnicity

Kevin Petrich
Reforming Public Broadcasting's Problematic Publicness: An Analysis of the Effectiveness  and Prospects of Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting

Emanuele Pettener
The Father, the Son, and the Sense of Humor: The Novels of John Fante

Marc Rhorer
Believers in Dixie: A Cultural Geography of the Kentucky Shakers

Kristen L. Robbins
Between Home and School:  Guatemalan Maya Students and Cultural Gender Roles in South Florida

Rhianna Rogers
Documenting Cultural Transition Through Contact Archaeology in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatán

Nancy Rubin
Digital Public History: Virtual Field Trips as Engaged Learning

Margaret (Peggy)  Schaller
An Alternative Enlightenment: The Moral Philosophy of Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780)

Carolina M. Seiden
Culture as a Factor in the Motivation of Heritage Speakers to Study Spanish at the College Level in South Florida

Alessandra Senzani
Women, Film, and Oceans A/Part: The Critical Humor of Tracey Moffatt, Monica Pellizzari, and Clara Law

Ilaria Serra

The Value of Worthless Lives: Italian Immigrant Autobiographies by Ordinary People

John Silver
Nursing and National Healthcare Implications with the Rise of the California Nurses Association and the National Nurse Organizing Committee

Diana Sinisterra
Colombian Happiness:  A Look at Life Satisfaction and Explanatory Style

Walteria Tucker
Prepare, Process, Package: The Consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean Literature

Maltiben Turnbull
The Vessel: The Connection of Pottery and Earth Consciousness

Niki Wilson
The Intersection of Gender & Italian/Americaness:  Hegemony in The Sopranos

Lois Wolfe
Toward a Pragmatics of Intent:  Cognitive Approaches in Creative and Critical Writing

Jeffrey R. Young
Commodification of Sexual Labor: The Contribution of Internet Communities to Prostitution Reform

Cynthia Zaitz
Matters of Life and Death: A Comparative Analysis of Content in Maori Traditional and Contemporary Art and Dance as a Reflection of Fundamental Maori Cultural Issues and the Formation and Perpetuation of Maori and Non-Maori Cultural Identity in New Zealand

Ana Zuim
Speech Inflection in American Musical Theatre Compositions



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