Friday May 14th, from 2:30 to 4:00pm.
Zoom ID https://seattleu.zoom.us/s/99116475777).
Join us in celebrating the following departmental honors students and their hard work. Each student will present their respective theses.
This research analyzes the potential impacts of election fraud rhetoric on public trust in government structures and the potential use of such claims for shifting election results. Through the use of qualitative data collection from four case studies around the world, this research hopes to answer the question of whether or not election fraud rhetoric can be used as a successful strategy in changing not just the outcomes of elections, but the way in which the public views government institutions.
My project investigates the presence of homonationalist sentiment in Seattle news publications by analyzing accounts of hate-crimes and the characterization SPD Safe Place, and initiative intended to increase reporting of bias-related incidents. I ask how queer participation in policing and surveillance contributes to racial Othering of the most marginal members of the LGBTQ community. Finally, I examine alternative ways of conceptualizing public safety to both address the needs of community while eradicating racialized violence carried out by the state.
This project seeks to understand how the record number of memorials removed in 2020 across the U.S. changes and challenges national narratives and collective memory. How can the removal of symbols from the public arena promote societal healing and social justice?
Using cultural tool kit theory, I aim to explain the differences between Black and White evangelicals when it comes to issues of racial inequality and poverty. While the theological resources of Black and White evangelicals may appear to be quite similar, sociocultural factors have a profound influence on the cultural, a therefore theological tool kits of people, influencing their strategies of action when it comes to issues of structural inequality.
In promoting reconciliation, the Sierra Leonean communities and civil society utilized a range of informal and traditional mechanisms, including community-level restorative justice processes and customary law. Similarly, Rwanda implemented customary law and local forms of justice, specifically the Gacaca court system. Through studying the impacts of these forms of justice in these two countries, this project strives to determine, to what extent, does local justice’s reconciliation and prosecution mechanisms work.