Courses in Political Science 政治学

Courses in International Studies 国际研究

Ph.D. Dissertation Committees 指导博士毕业论文

RoleStudent AuthorDissertation TitleDefense Date
MemberMuhammad Al AminEssays on Chinese Foreign Aid and Political Institutions20220627M1300
MemberMatthew BeckerDivided Schools and Divided Societies: Ethnic Saliency, Socialization, and Attitudes among High School Seniors in Bosnia and Herzegovina20150410F1400
ChairSean S. BentzenPerceptions of Corruption & External Political Efficacy: Regime Stability & Democratic Legitimacy20140611W1030
MemberDan BlazoThe Politics of Atheism in the West20130718R1200
Co-ChairMary McConnell GillipWomen's Substantive Representation in Latin America20130530R0900
MemberGinger DentonPolitical Participation in Asia20100525T1100

M.A. Thesis Committees 指导碩士毕业论文

RoleStudent AuthorDissertation TitleDefense Date
MemberFernanda GutiérrezCitizen Security and Democratization in Latin America: Implications of Law Enforcement Reforms and Demilitarization20170706R1000

Undergraduate Thesis Committees 指导本科毕业论文

RoleStudent AuthorThesis Title (S.M.B. Honors College Thesis List)Defense DatePrize
Chair 55Elsi Gabriela Muñoz RamosNearshoring in Mexico as a Strategic Choice for Chinese Foreign Direct Investment20240502R1000
Chair 54Maddy RyanWhat Was I "Maid" for: A Feminist Perspective of Migrant Domestic Workers' History in Taiwan20240430T1600
Chair 53Sydney WoodardTaiwan's Plastic Dilemma: Assessing the Environmental Efficacy of Recycling Programs and Single-Use Plastic Bans on Consumer Habits20240429M1400Best East Asian
Chair 52Dennis J. Bowden IIIA Look into Night Markets Impact on Local Economies in Taiwan20240423T1600
ReaderCassaday RayAccountability Focus of Self-Initiated Gig Workers: Comparing English and Mandarin Construct Operationalizations20230503W1030
Chair 51Jonathan DwyerBuy the Rumor, Sell the News: Predicting Growth in the Shanghai Stock Exchange Resulting from the 2020 Foreign Investment Law20230503W0900
Chair 50Olivia RychlakThe Economic Burdens of Hosting the Olympics: Implications for Paris 202420230501M1500
ReaderLuke JacobusThe Pen is Mightier Than the Baton: PRC State Media as a Tool for Countering Protest Movements in Hong Kong20230428F1100
Chair 49Zachary SpoonerHow Three Different Companies Were Able to Dominate the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry: A Comparative Case Study of Samsung, TSMC, and Intel20230421F1600
Chair 48Matthew LaFaverTaiwanese Attitudes toward Mainland China20221108T1500Best East Asian
ReaderJohanna Ava Cooper"A History of Heartache": Korean Reunification through the Eyes of Giseong Sedae (기성세대 旣成世代)20220502M1100
Chair 47Clementina FerraroChina: Maintaining Authoritarian Government in the Face of Globalization and Marketization20220427W1400
ReaderBenjamin SullivanExogenous Supply Chain Shocks and Onshoring: An Analysis of the Trump Trade War and the U.S.-China Bilateral Trade Relationship20220426T1100
ReaderCaroline SteilA Look towards the Future of Eldercare: Lessons Learned from Social Care Models in Japan20220425M1300
ReaderAnna Scout ReedPanda Diplomacy20220425M1100
ReaderKai-Shin NewmanHow Chinese Media Reports on Infectious Disease Emergence and Human Environmental Interactions20220420W1600
ReaderJesse W. PaxtonDriving Factors behind Language Use among Younger Generations in Taiwan: Is the Demise of Hokkien Inevitable?20220420W1300Terasawa & Best East Asian
ReaderEmmeline G. ConnellThe Evolution of Gender Performance in Japanese Male Idol Groups: Gender as a Tool for Fame, Fortune, and Fans20220418M0900
Chair 46Matthew WalshThe Continuous Conflict? Socialization, Rationality, and Public Opinion Toward the Two-State Solution in Israel's Neighbors20211202R1000
Chair 45Sean BrownPopulation Aging and Healthcare Cost in China and Japan20211201W1100
Chair 44Anna BrunoEnduring Gender Disparities in China's Education System20210430F0900
ReaderMatthew TraversPerceptions of Chinese Influence in Tanzania20210423F1500
ReaderIvy GerrellTaiwan and Territories: Understanding Territorial Claims in the China Seas20210423F0900
ReaderJoey BakerRegional Educational Disparities in Reform Era China20210422R1300
ReaderLucy HerronChina, Xinjiang, and the Genocide Convention: The Fragility of International Law20210422R1200
ReaderLennis BarlowThe Politics of Water Resource Management: State-Guided Framing of China's South to North Water Diversion Project and Its Impact on Citizen Perception20210421W1000Terasawa & Best East Asian
ReaderRhodes Michael Walker5G Technology, U.S.-China Race, and the Competition for Dominance20210414W1600
ReaderColin DurkinRome Joins the Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the Development of Trieste and Italy's Position in Chinese Foreign Policy20201117T1000
ReaderMontgomery BelkFactors Behind the Slowdown of Chinese Study Abroad in the U.S.20201113F1300
ReaderKylie C. BringOn the Basis of Sex: Personal Status Law Reforms and Economic Growth20201012M1330
ReaderEmily WangFirewalking the Firewall: Uncovering Orientalism beneath Chinese nationalistic discourse and policy on Uyghur Muslims20200928M1800
ReaderViviek PatelSEALDs: A Quantitative Content Analysis of #DontTrashYourVote on Twitter20200812W1730
ReaderLauren CookstonPopulism, Italian Style: Public Opinion and Populist Electoral Success in Italy20200501F1600
ReaderCaroline ThompsonPublic Sentiment Toward Migration in a Globalizing World: The Case of Spain and Its Distinctive Demeanor Toward Its Immigrants20200501F1000
Chair 43Ramelle MuellerExpatriate Aid: A Literary Analysis of the Challenges Faced by American Expatriates in China and What Warrants Smooth Expatriate Adjustment20200430R1600
ReaderSummer CarawaySocial Services and Women's Employment20200429W1600
ReaderOlivia GeorgeK-POP, Digital Community and Mediated Intimacy20200429W1400Best East Asian
ReaderOlivia MelvinClarifying the Conceptualization of Empire: Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an Attempt at Empire?20200428T1100
ReaderClaire WilliamsWhy Families Flee: A Study of Family Migration Patterns from the Northern Triangle of Central America20200427M1300Terasawa & Best Latin American
ReaderElson StewartBrand Translation and Country of Origin: Advertising for the Jeans Market in Latin America20200427M1000
ReaderErin FoelkerChina and Natural Gas: The Importance of Natural Gas to China with Regard to the South and East China Sea Conflicts20200424F1500
ReaderJillian ViceCollapse of a Communist Giant: A Study of Party Unity in the Soviet Union20200424F1400
ReaderGabriel MenchacaArtificial Prometheans: A Comparative Case Study on the Similarities and Differences in Artificial General Intelligence Projects within the United States and China20200424F1300
ReaderChandler MolpusA Crisis of Masculinity: The Rise of the AfD and the Eastern German Man20200424F1000
ReaderCaleb RayMind Your Youth: Youth Unemployment and Islamic Radicalization20200423R1600
ReaderMadeline GeggThe Mexican Voter Transformed: MORENA Success in the Wake of Party System Failure20200423R1300
ReaderColleen ShufordConflict and Trade in the South China Sea: How Industrialization Has Led to Environmental Degradation20200422W1400
ReaderAlyssa SmithFemininity in Media Portrayals of Chinese Female Soldiers20180501T1200Best East Asian
Chair 42Katherine L. JonesASEAN Men: A Love Story?20170809W1000
ReaderMegan FergusonProfession or Oppression? An Analysis of Prostitution Regulatory Models and Their Effects on Sexual Violence in Europe20170504R1600
Chair 41Meredith CuilikEffects of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute on Sino-Japanese Economic Relations20170427R1100
ReaderGrant DePoysterAre Chinese Firms Attracted to Political Risk? Locational Determinants of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment20170427R1000
Chair 40James DeMarshallTo Donate Is Glorious: The CCP, Chinese Civil Society, and the WenChuan Earthquake20170427R0900Best East Asian
ReaderSarah A. HasselleComparative Analysis of Hong Kong and Taiwan's Independence Movements20170426W1300
Chair 39Evan Daniel HeitzmannUrbanization and Exclusion: Examining the Wages of Migrant Workers in the Chinese Urban Labor Market20160506F0900
ReaderKayla M. SmithTigers, Flies, and Longines: The Chinese Corruption Crackdown and Its Effect on Conspicuous Consumption20160505R1600
Chair 38Zachary T. CookstonAn Industry Giant's Struggles: Google's Relative Failure within China20160505R1000Best East Asian
Chair 37Liana Christine TaiOpportunities and Challenges for Socially Responsible Business in China20160505R0900
Chair 36Allison J. SlusherAn International Crossover: Comparing the Chinese Basketball Association with the National Basketball Association20160503T1600
Chair 35Harriet FisherThe Chinese Inquisition: Xi Jinping's War on Corruption20150428T1600
ReaderBruce BurleyJapanese Cars Go Local: Japanese Automakers Marketing Strategy in China20150428T1500
Chair 34Taylor MalcolmFueling the Dragon's Fire: China's Coal Policy20150428T1400
Chair 33Maxwell AndersonA Shifting Course? A Demographic Analysis of Pro-Environmental Views in China20150428T1100
ReaderDelton RhodesEconomic vs. Ideological Interests: Examining Chinese Arms Exports and Aid20150427M1600
Chair 32Sarah FennoThe Smoking Dragon: A Balancing Act of Health and Economics in China20150427M0900
Chair 31Palmer WithersBoss Lady: How Chinese Female Managers Succeed in China's Guanxi System20150202M1100
Chair 30Samuel WilsonMilitary Transactions and Influence: An Analysis of Chinese Military Transactions to Africa and Its Impact on Political Proximity20141208M1400
ReaderKevin ScottThe Impact of Hosting the Summer Olympic Games on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Case Study of the 2008 Beijing Games20141205F0900Best East Asian
Chair 29Luan VuCosts and Benefits of Renminbi Internationalization20140502F0900
ReaderKimberly ButlerGender and Sport in China: Creating New Opportunities for Women?20140430W1200
ReaderWilliam BumpasUncontrolled Enrollment Expansion: Fragmented Authoritarianism in Chinese Higher Education20140429T1600Terasawa
ReaderJames CutchinHow to Win Elections and Influence Parties: Party and Electoral System Development and Manipulation in the Republic of China20140423W1000
Chair 28Emily BennettProspect of Reform in North Korea: Will China Play a Role?20130503F1000
Chair 27Jessica Elaine SewellSharing Space with the Middle Kingdom: Analyzing Barriers To U.S.-China Space Cooperation20130502R1000Best Inter-regional
ReaderJacqueline BoyceRecycling Behavior in Germany in the Early 1990s: Person-Level and Contextual Determinants of Recycling20130501W1600
Chair 26Mallory Elaine LeeFactors Influencing Self-Identification as Homosexual and Attitudes towards Homosexuality in China20130501W1400
Chair 25Paul Alexander KynerdTheorizing Factors Influencing Missile Transfers: A Case Study of Sino-Iranian Missile Transfers and Implications for Regional Security20130425R1100
Chair 24Victoria L. ThomanThe Evolving Benefits of Communist Party Membership in Contemporary China20130425R1000Best East Asian
Chair 23Megan LoriaAn Analysis of Ethnic Stratification and Determinants of Gender Inequalities in the Chinese Education System20120427F0900
Chair 22Evan AkinTaxing the Bubble: China's experiment in residential property taxation in Shanghai and Chongqing20120426R1600
Chair 21Jennings TreutelConfucianism and the Modern East Asian20110506F1100
ReaderErin SingletonDoes a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? An Analysis of China's Increasing Gini Coefficient from 1980-200620110504W1300
Chair 20Alyssa W. YuenChinese Popular Opinion Towards the One Child Policy20110503T1100
Chair 19Matthew ArcherMaintaining Growth, Reducing Emissions: An Econometric Analysis Of Industrial Sulfur Dioxide Emissions And Economic Growth In China20110427W1500
ReaderRyan ParsonsThe Urbanization of Chinese Citizenship: A Case Study of Shanghai and Suzhou20110427W1300Terasawa
ReaderCooper RimmerThe Role of the Supreme People's Court within the P.R.C.: Judicial Interpretation and Judicial Review20100427T1445Terasawa
Chair 18Brewer, JessicaBreaking through the Bamboo Ceiling: The Struggle for Gender Parity in High-Level Politics within the Chinese Communist Party20100427T1100
Chair 17Livingston, ChristopherThe Straw which May Break the Dragon's Back: Perception of Local Cadre Corruption and Its Effects on a Population's Willingness to Participate in Social Unrest in Rural China20100427T1000
ReaderErin CallahanEthnic Conflict and Nationalism in China: A Study of Han Nationalism as Reflected through Uighur-Han Relations20100426M1600
Chair 16Richard WhitehouseSmall States and Big Powers: Strategic Behavior of Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore20100426M1500
Chair 15Sarasin, TatianaThe Motivational Forces Behind China's Foreign Policy in Africa: An Historical Comparison Between the 1960's and Today20090501F1400
Chair 14Alecia WaiteThe Olympics as a Catalyst for Chinese Environmental Regulation: A Theory with Three Case Studies from Beijing20090430R1500Best East Asian
Chair 13Katie SwainChina's Role in the Darfur Crisis: An Inquiry into Global Ethics20090429W0830Best Interregional
Chair 12Kennedy HortonHolding China Back: How the Household Registration System and Education System are Hindering Economic Development in China20090428T1600
ReaderSusan LawrenceThe Beginning of the End: A First Look at Textile and Apparel Trade after the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC)20090423R1600
Chair 11Anthony YuenMainland Chinese Attitudes Toward the United States20080502F0900Terasawa
Chair 10Leatherman, VaughanGoing Places: The Shift of the Textile Industry in China20080430W1200
Chair 9Hedglin, DanielMilitary Reforms with Chinese Characteristics: Informal Decentralization in the Chinese Government and Its Effect on Party-Military Relations20080429T1000
Chair 8Megan RogersAt the Roots of Faith: A Comparative Analysis of the History and Appeal of Buddhism and Christianity in Contemporary China20080428M0900Best East Asian
Chair 7Flemming, MichaelThe Historical Transformation of Chinese-U.S. Student Migration20060516T1300
Chair 6Kristin BalthazarJapan's Software and Video Game Industries: International Weakness and International Strength20060424M1400
Chair 5Andrew PiletzChina's Growing Unemployment Problems: Past, Present, and Future20060420R1000Best East Asian
ReaderGordon FellowsGive Me More: How Major Power Energy Consumption Shifts Promote Resource Conflict and the Implcations on Today's U.S.-Sino Relationship20060417M1100
Chair 4Travis PierceThe Internet and Political Change in the People's Republic of China20060113F1000
Chair 3Martin PenmanAddressing the 'Other China': Establishing Political Logic as a Reason for Economic Relations across the Taiwan Straits20050512R0900
Chair 2John WatersBuying Democracy? The Effect of Foreign Investment on Taiwan's Democratic Transition20050510T0900
Chair 1Sulakshana RanaDemocracy and Economics: the Influence of Economic Growth on Democratic Values of Chinese People20030910W1500

Courses Taken at the University of Rochester