Category Archives: 2011

February 18, 2015

Charnan Williams

Williams, Charnan
Major and Classification
African American Studies and History
Faculty Mentor

George Sanchez, Ph.D.

Francille Rusan Wilson, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Lost in the City of Angels: A Comparative Analysis of Central Avenue and Leimert Park as Black Cultural Spaces
Abstract
This research examines two distinct black business districts in Los Angeles: historic Central Avenue and contemporary Leimert Park in order to understand the role of

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February 18, 2015

Christelle Williams

Williams, Christelle
Major and Classification
Psychology
Faculty Mentor

Michael Dawson, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
The Effects of Avatar Customization and Point of View on Psychophysiological Arousal and Self-Report Responses
Abstract
This study examines the effects of avatar customization and point of view on psychophysiological, presence, and self-reported valence and arousal responses. Male participants played an online game with a customized avatar and an assigned avatar in

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February 18, 2015

Christina Wilkerson

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Major and Classification
Sociology
Faculty Mentor

Jody Vallejo, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
“I’M A DREAMER”: Undocumented Latino Youth in Los Angeles and the Federal DREAM Act
Abstract
In 2001 the Federal DREAM Act, a bipartisan legislative bill, was introduced to congress. This bill makes it possible for undocumented youth living in the United States to obtain citizenship by completing two years of higher education or

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February 18, 2015

Jon Rocha

Rocha, Jon
Major and Classification
International Relations
Faculty Mentor

Steve Lamy, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Middle Power Foreign Policy Orientation: A Comparative Analysis of Brazil and Sweden
Abstract
Globalization has shrunk the world, creating many critical international issues that have captured the attention of states. Such issues cannot be addressed only by great powers, who with realist ideologies will pursue only their national interests in order

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February 18, 2015

Trinidad Rios

Rios, Trinidad
Majors and Classification
Communication and American Studies & Ethnicity
Faculty Mentor

Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Ph.D.

Department

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

McNair Project
Addressing Ethnic Diversity with Multi-Lingual Online News: Alhambra Source as an Inter-Ethnic Bridging Tool
Abstract
The hyper-local news site, The Alhambra Source, is approaching its first year as a multi-lingual news source for the residents of the city of Alhambra. An evaluation

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February 18, 2015

Daniel Rios

Rios, Daniel
Major and Classification
English and Minor in Advertising
Faculty Mentor

Michael du Plessis, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

McNair Project
After the Fall: Neoliberalism, Bodily Trauma, and the Global Latin American Novel
Abstract
My research project examines how Latin American novelists have attempted to represent an emerging consciousness of the world as a whole after 1989. This year marks the point at

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February 18, 2015

Andrea Porter

Porter, Andrea
Major and Classification
Sociology and Minor in Forensics and Criminality
Faculty Mentor

Amon Emeka, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
Two Shades of Black: A Comparative Analysis Between the Social Experiences of Black International Students and Black Domestic Students at a White University
Abstract
Previous research suggests that minority students often lack a sense of belonging when entering and attending predominantly White institutions of higher education

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February 18, 2015

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles

Perdomo-Ucles, Bertrand
Major and Classification
Public Policy, Management and Planning and Minor in Public Health
Faculty Mentor

Manuel Pastor, Ph.D.

Department

School of Policy, Planning, and Development

Keck School of Medicine

McNair Project
Community Organization’s Role in Reattaching Former Inmates to the Labor Market
Abstract
Residents in urban communities face several barriers in their attempt to access employment. Some residents have resorted to the informal economy and illegal substance abuse due to the lack

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February 18, 2015

Luis Maldonado

Maldonado, Luis
Major and Classification
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Minor in Spanish
Faculty Mentor

Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D.

Department

Keck School of Medicine

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

McNair Project
HIV Among Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men: The Underlying Factors of Testing
Abstract
The HIV virus continues to disproportionally affect Latinos living in Los Angeles County. Since 1997, this population has had the highest percentage of new AIDS

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February 18, 2015

Albert Madrigal

Madrigal, Albert
Major and Classification
English and Minor in French and Management Consulting
Faculty Mentor

Richard Berg, Ph.D.

Department

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Marshall School of Business

McNair Project
The Difference in the Identification Process and its Execution within the Female Homosocial Sphere in Chicana and Mexican Literature Post 1960s
Abstract
Between the United States and Mexico, there is a borderland culture that thrives and struggles to form an identity, constantly

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