Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:00 pm
Anthropology
Michaels, Ben
Hegemony vs Dissent: the Central Tibetan Administration's stance on the Rangzen vs Middle-Way debate and managing political narratives in nascent democracies
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. Marvin Sterling, (812-855-3858)

Wednesday, March 07, 2018, 12:00 pm
History
Lockton, Richard
Warriors of Empire: The Scottish Highlander in British Atlantic Print Culture, 1688 – 1783
Ballantine Hall, Room 704
Chair: Prof. Konstantin Dierks / Prof. Sarah Knott, (812-856-0092 / 812-855-6288)

Monday, March 19, 2018, 8:45 am
Gender Studies
Jose, Aiyinikkal Mary Margaret Betsy
Queer Film Representations in India: From Reel Moments to Real Moments
Ballantine Hall, Room 622
Chair: Prof. Stephanie Sanders, (812-855-0101)

Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:30 pm
Cognitive Science
Motz, Benjamin
Expectations During the Perception of Auditory Rhythms
Psychology Building, Room 128
Chair: Prof. Aina Puce, (812-856-0417)

Monday, March 19, 2018, 2:15 pm
Psychology
Orczyk, John
CORTICAL GENE ACTIVATION FOLLOWING SENSORY DEPRIVATION IN RATS
Psychology Building, Room 230
Chair: Prof. Preston Garraghty, (812-855-9679)

Monday, March 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
English
Fippinger, Andrew
Ambivalent Feelings: Boredom, Anxiety, and Frustration in the Victorian Novel
Ballantine Hall, Room 442E
Chair: Prof. Ivan Kreilkamp, (812-855-6132)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30 am
Psychology
Driskell, Sara
Neurophysiological studies of visual emotion perception of crowds
Psychology, Room 130
Chair: Prof. Aina Puce, (812-856-0417)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11:00 am
Mathematics
Cyr, Justin
Stationary determinantal processes on Z^d and some existence results for SPDEs with Levy noise
Swain Hall East, Room 320
Chair: Prof. Russell Lyons / Prof. Roger Temam, (812-855-1645 / 812-855-8521)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
Chemistry
Jiang, Jiajian
COOPERATIVE BEHAVIORS IN CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM NANOSYSTEMS: FROM P22 VIRAL CAPSID TO PLASMONIC NANOPARTICLES
Chemistry, Room 033
Chair: Prof. Peter Ortoleva, (812-327-1633)

Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:00 pm
Comparative Literature
Dragu, Ana Maria
Intermediality in the Early Avant-Garde (1900-1930): Collage and Montage
Ballantine Hall, Room 235
Chair: Prof. Jacob Emery, (812-855-3634)

Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:00 pm
Religious Studies
Andrews, Ashlee
The Home Shrine and The Transnational World: Agency and Feminine Labor in Bengali Hindu Women's Domestic Shrine Care
Sycamore Hall, Room 224
Chair: Prof. Rebecca Manring, (812-855-6756)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:00 pm
Chemistry
Martin, Erin
Environmental Remediation Through Electrochemical Reduction-Oxidation
Chemistry, Room 033
Chair: Prof. Dennis Peters, (812-855-9671)

Friday, March 30, 2018, 3:00 pm
Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Bevers, Michael
Islam, Globalization, and Modernity: Approaching Global Ethics through the Works of Taha Abderrahmane
Global and International Studies, Room 2015
Chair: Prof. Asma Afsaruddin, (812-856-7347)

Monday, April 02, 2018, 11:00 am
Political Science
Schon, Justin
Bullets, Bombs, and Conversations: How civilians make their migration decisions during conflict
Woodburn Hall, Room 218
Chair: Prof. Karen Rasler, (812-345-1855)

Monday, April 02, 2018, 4:45 pm
Political Science
Israelsen, Shelliann
Gender in Conflict: A Dynamic Theory of Ethnonationalist Armed Groups' Recruitment and Non-Recruitment of Female Combatants
Woodburn Hall, Room 218
Chair: Prof. Karen Rasler, (812-855-6308)

Tuesday, April 03, 2018, 4:00 pm
Cognitive Science; Psychology
Sherrin, Steven
Have I walked a mile in your shoes? The role of prior experiences in intergroup perspective taking
Psychology, Room 128
Chair: Prof. Selma Sabanovic / Prof. Eliot Smith, (812-856-0386 / 812-856-0196)

Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 3:00 pm
French
Lerme, Loic
Melusine, Medusa, and the Mermaid: Scaly Ladies and Monstrous Esthetics in 19th- and early 20th-century French Literature
Indiana Memorial Union, Maple Room
Chair: Prof. Nicolas Valazza, (812-855-5764)

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 1:30 pm
Mathematics
Nie, Hongming
Iteration at the boundary of Newton maps
Rawles Hall, Room 127
Chair: Prof. Kevin Pilgrim, (812-855-3477)

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 3:30 pm
Cognitive Science / Psychology
Fraune, Marlena
Examining Effects of Groups and Intergroup Contexts on Human-Robot Interaction
Luddy Hall, Room 1019
Chair: Prof. Selma Sabanovic / Prof. Eliot Smith, (812-856-0386 / 812-856-0196)

Friday, April 06, 2018, 10:00 am
Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior
Sylvia, Kristyn
MODULATION OF THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM, GUT MICROBIOME, AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Gregory Demas, (812-856-0158)

Friday, April 06, 2018, 1:00 pm
French
Root, Jamie
Des fois ca dit des mots en anglais et en francais meles: On the Variable Morphosyntactic Integration of English-Origin Lexical Verbs in Louisiana French
School of Global & International Studies, Room 1112
Chair: Prof. Kevin Rottet, (812-855-6164)

Friday, April 06, 2018, 2:00 pm
History
Johnson, Maxwell
A Dominant Subdivision of the Mighty Republic: Los Angeles Elites and the Contested Politics of Connection, 1890-1945
Ballantine Hall, Room 704
Chair: Prof. Michael McGerr, (812-855-6113)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
Religious Studies
Cooper, Travis
The Digital Evangelicals: Contesting Authority and Authenticity after the New Media Turn
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. Candy Brown / Prof. Anya Royce, (812-855-3531 / 812-855-0248)

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
Biochemistry
Fang, Mingxu
Redox, light and stringent responses in Rhodobacter capsulatus
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Carl Bauer, (812-855-6595)

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
Mathematics
Lam, Wai Kit
Topics in critical and first-passage percolation
Rawles Hall, Room 127
Chair: Prof. Michael Damron / Prof. Russel Lyons, (404-894-4311 / 812-855-1645)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2:30 pm
Economics
Lee, Ryan
Essays in Trade Agreements and Trade Networks
Wylie Hall, Room 225
Chair: Prof. Mostafa Beshkar / Prof. Volodymyr Lugovskyy, (812-855-6383 / 812-856-4594)

Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:15 pm
Microbiology
McCully, Alexandra
Characterization of metabolic interactions within a model microbial mutualism
Simon Hall, Room001
Chair: Prof. James McKinlay, (812-855-0359)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, March 09, 2018, 1:00 pm
History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education
Hook, Margaret Mary
(TRANS)FORMACION DOCENTE: TEACHERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION IN PERU
Wright School of Education, Room 4214
Chair: Prof. Bradley Levinson, (812-856-8359)

Monday, April 09, 2018, 10:00 am
History, Philosophy, & Policy in Education
Kearl, Benjamin
'Through a Thorough Individualized IEP Process': A Genealogical Policy Study of Special Education, Race, Disability, and Whiteness
Wright School of Education, Room 2277
Chair: Prof. Dionne Danns / Prof. Luise McCarty, (812-856-8398 / 812-856-8385)

Monday, April 23, 2018, 2:30 pm
Curriculum and Instruction
Kim, Geena
“Because the United States is a great melting pot”: The influence of students’ sociocultural backgrounds on understanding world history
Wright School of Education, Room 2277
Chair: Prof. Keith Barton, (812-340-0425)

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS, COMPUTING, AND ENGINEERING, GRADUATE DIVISION

Thursday, March 01, 2018, 1:00 pm
Computer Science
Swords, Cameron
A Unified Characterization of Runtime Verification Systems as Patterns of Communication
Luddy Hall, Room 4063
Chair: Prof. Amr Sabry, (812-855-3668)

Friday, March 09, 2018, 1:30 pm
Computer Science
Pathirage, Milinda
Cloud-based Log Store Backed Streaming Data Management
Informatics East, Room 150
Chair: Prof. Beth Plale, (812-855-4373)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Information Science
Zoss, Angela
Network Visualization Literacy: Task, Context, and Layout
Luddy Hall, Vizualization Lab, Room 4012
Chair: Prof. Katy Borner, (812-855-3256)

THE MEDIA SCHOOL, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:30 pm
Mass Communication (Telecommunications)
Bas, Ozen
The Potential of Twitter Images for Galvanizing Citizens to Collective Action
Franklin Hall, Room 330F
Chair: Prof. Maria Grabe, (812-856-1466)

SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY, GRADUATE DIVISION

Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 3:00 pm
Vision Science
Ashimatey, Bright
Optimizing the Structural-Functional Relation in Glaucoma using OCT Enface Visualization of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Reflectance
Atwater Eye Care Center Vistakon Room
Chair: Prof. William Swanson, (812-856-4681)

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 9:30 am
Central Eurasian Studies
O'Sullivan, Piper
Literary Politics of the Soviet-Afghan War
Global & International Studies, Room 3015
Chair: Prof. Jamsheed Choksy / Prof. Nazif Shahrani, (812-855-8643 / 812-855-4858)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:30 pm
Public Affairs
Bullinger, Lindsey
The Impact of Social Policy on Child and Family Health and Well-Being in the United States
SPEA, Room 300
Chair: Prof. Maureen Pirog / Prof. Kosali Simon, (812-855-0732 / 812-856-3850)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Friday, March 09, 2018, 10:30 am
Leisure Behavior
Whitacre, James
EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND DECISION MAKING BY INVESTIGATING PERCEPTIONS OF SAFETY IN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Doug Knapp, (812-855-3094)

Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:30 pm
Epidemiology
Arnaez, James
A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Depression Stigma and Barriers to Seeking Mental Health Care: Evidence for Effect Modification by Depression Severity, Cultural Background, and Gender
School of Public Health, Dean's Conference Room, Room 107
Chair: Prof. Andrea Chomistek, (812-856-7779)

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 11:00 am
Leisure Behavior
Dawson, Shay
PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECT OF A YEAR ROUND MENTORING & ONLINE SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ATTENDING A RESIDENTIAL MEDICAL CAMP
School of Public Health, Room C-013
Chair: Prof. Bryan McCormick, (812-855-3482)