Category Archives: 2007

February 19, 2015

Eduardo Coronel

Major and Classification
American Studies and Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

John Rowe, Ph.D.

Department

American Studies and Ethnicity

McNair Project
What’s Missing: A Study on How Latino Literature is Represented in High School “American Literature” Textbooks in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Latinos have fought for a place in the United States educational system since the 1960’s. Before the Chicano/a movement there was little or no history and literature of, Mexican Americans, Central Americans, South Americans, or Caribbean Americans in the U.S. educational system. It wasn’t until the

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February 19, 2015

Linda Circelli

Major and Classification
English
Faculty Mentor

Thomas Gustafson, Ph.D.

Department

English

McNair Project
Poe’s “The Raven”: A Sorrowful Moan Wedged between Literature and Psychology
Since scholars have written extensively about Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular poem, “The Raven,” why revisit it? While the connections between creativity and madness have been argued since Plato and Aristotle, recent studies in psychiatry, psychology, genomics, and neuroscience suggest more scientific links. In light of these findings, this study textually examines Poe’s poem through a multidisciplinary approach of literature and psychology, which reveals

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February 19, 2015

Njideka Chiaghana

ChiaghanaMajor and Classification
Classics
Faculty Mentor

Thomas Habinek, Ph.D.

Department

Classics

McNair Project
Tattle and Temptress: How Cleopatra in Film Reflects Shifting Ideas toward Gender and Race in American Culture
This research agrees with Victor Turner’s theory of social drama, and expands on accepted theories about film as reflexive of its historical moment with Stuart Hall’s theory of cultural identity in cinema. Using Cleopatra’s representation in films as its variable, the research

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February 19, 2015

Kimberly Briggs

kimberley.briggsMajor and Classification
Print Journalism
Faculty Mentor

Elaine Bell-Kaplan, Ph.D.

Department

Sociology

McNair Project
Looking at the Man in the Mirror?: Content Analysis of AIDS Coverage in Ebony and Newsweek
This study, using mainstream American magazines Ebony and Newsweek, looks at how AIDS is covered in these two periodicals from years 2001 to 2006. I intend to show through qualitative content analysis how each magazine has covered AIDS and why coverage of

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February 19, 2015

Kristel Bou-Lahoud

kristel.bou-lahoudMajor and Classification
Public Policy, Management and Planning
Faculty Mentor

Ricardo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Department

Political Science

McNair Project
Examining the Validity of the Detroit Arab American Study: Comparing the Degree of Arab American Political Participation between Detroit and Southern California
Arab Americans have become an active and growing constituency in American politics. As a community, Arab Americans tend to be a cohesive group that has collectively migrated to the U.S. in search

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February 19, 2015

Monica Bennett

monica.bennettMajor and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Eugenia Mora-Flores, Ed.D.

Department

Education

McNair Project
Home Literacy Practices: A Study of the Self-Reported Practices and Literacy of Children in Urban Los Angeles
This study aims to identify the effects of Spanish-speaking immigrant parents’ home literacy practices on their children’s literacy in English. The participants in this study will be Latino third-grade students from urban Los Angeles and one Spanish-speaking parent of each. Data collection

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February 19, 2015

Calvin Allen

AllenMajor and Classification
Journalism
Faculty Mentor

Diane Winston, Ph.D.

Department

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

McNair Project
Looking Right: Print Media’s Portrayal of Christian Conservatives during the Bush Administration
The purpose of this research paper is to discover how three influential newspapers have written the Religious Right’s electoral clout from 2000 until 2004. Specifically this paper explores whether mainstream news media coverage appears to accurately present, over-represent or under-represent the Religious

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February 19, 2015

Joyce Adesina

joyce.adesinaMajor and Classification
Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor

LaVonna Lewis, Ph.D., M.P.H

Department

Policy, Planning and Development

McNair Project
The Perceived Effectiveness of a Los Angeles School-Based Health Center: A Case Study
In the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of school-based health centers throughout the nation. California, in particular, currently has 146 school health centers where students and occasionally school faculty, staff, and the general public can

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February 19, 2015

EnJolĂ­ S. H. Alexander

enjoli.alexanderMajor and Classification
Political Science
Faculty Mentor

Jeffery Sellers, Ph.D., J.D., D.C.L.

Department

Political Science

McNair Project
Fighting the Enemy: The Evolution of Interracial Wartime Politics in Los Angeles County during the Era of ‘War on Terror’
This explorative study investigated the evolution of interracial wartime politics in Los Angeles County within the modern war era. “Wartime politics” is defined within the study as civil engagement in the form of participating in

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