2012 Trinity Papers

The Trinity Papers is an annual journal that showcases outstanding undergraduate scholarship in a liberal arts education. Founded thirty years ago by the President’s Fellows, The Trinity Papers has become a part of Trinity’s rich history, and we are proud to contribute to it.

Acting on behalf of their individual departments, the President’s Fellows design and edit each year’s Trinity Papers. We judge each submission anonymously and work collaboratively to choose the best submissions for each year’s edition of The Trinity Papers.

2016 cover photo by Abbey Schlangen ’16

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Submissions from 2018

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The Body and the Relationship of Sexuality and Gender in Middle Eastern History: An External Critical Review of Recent Scholarship, Natalie Charette

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Evaluating the Use of the Novel Genre in Unca Eliza Winkfield’s The Female American to Undo Transgressions of Gender Boundaries and Christian Imperialism, Bhumika Choudhary

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Sexual Misconduct Law: The History of Prioritizing Purity Over Protection, Kira Eidson

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Sallust, Empire, and Excess, Dylan Ingram

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Ritual and Violence in the Rhetoric of Ulster Orangeism, Ian King

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Daffy Duck and Allegorical Violets: Inane Voices Asking Philosophical Questions in the Poetry of Louise Glück and John Ashbery, Louisa Mahoney

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Boko Haram’s Dual Narrative, William Rubin

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Theory and Politics of African Decolonization, William Winter

Submissions from 2017

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“Freakshow”: The Treatment of Ainu at Japanese World’s Fair Exhibits of 1893 and 1904, Chris Bulfinch

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Nature Photography - Conserving the Wilds for the Future, Noelle Casey

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Vulnerability of Humanity: A Comparison of Anti-war Films in China and Japan, Yingfang Chen

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By Nature, Mollie Hantman-Weill

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The Art of Gifting, Martha Kelly

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Men, Look to the Oikos: Women as Invaders of Public Space in Aristophanes, Joy Kim

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Binder, Sarah Kryspin

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Befriending Asia: The International Implications and a Policy Recommendation for the Trump Administration, Caroline Lee

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M RBI _I EO OGY__EY S_SEWN_ HUT, Benjamin Liske

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What Kind of Black are You?, Denzel Munroe

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Undocumented: The Health Effects of Latino Youth in the United States, Elizabeth Patino

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How Evolution was used to Support Scientific Racism, Lindsay Pressman

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The Seafaring Narrator: Romanticism’s Storyteller, Emily Turner

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Becoming a Shanghailander: A Foreign City on Chinese Soil, Bingjie Xie

Submissions from 2016

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The Trinity Papers 2016 Editorial Board, 2015-16

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The Comparative Decline and Revitalization Processes of Hartford and Detroit, Jane Bisson

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The Minotaur in Phaedo’s Labyrinth: Philosophy’s Necessary Myth, Gregory Convertito

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Pepón Osorio: Promoting Growth and Addressing Identity in Hartford, Michaella Kendrick

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The Jedi of Japan, David Linden

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When Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled, Paroma Soni

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Why Can’t Anna Wear Lilac? : Leo Tolstoy’s Use of Lilac in Anna Karenina, Emily Turner

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Federal Solutions to American Gun Violence: A Regulatory Framework in Three Parts, Brooke Williams

Submissions from 2015

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Trinity Papers 2015 Editorial Board, 2014-15

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"Harley Davidson", Michael Cyr

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“Close Distance”, Denicia Peterson

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Metacognition: Transparent Claims and Opaque Reality, William Theodore Schreiber-Stainthorp

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War on Whom?: Medical, Racial and Fiscal Critiques on the Criminality of Marijuana, Evan Turiano

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Blood Brothers: The Evolution of Brotherhood in Crime from Deewaar to Satya, Tianyi Yao

Submissions from 2014

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Trinity Papers 2014 Editorial Board, 2013-14

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The Wonderful World of Oz: The Assimilation between Imaginary Literature and Society, State & Power, Alycen Aigner

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Nachkriegs Literatur der West und Ost Sektoren, Lauren Davidson

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Postwar Literature of the West and East Sectors, Lauren Davidson

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American Exceptionalism: Its Beginnings, Its Decline, and the Need For Its Revival, Stephen Goniprow

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Interrupted Access: A Photo-Ethnography, Preston Haxo

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Housing Policy and Formalization Strategies in Africa’s Growing Cities: A Case for the Informal Settlement, Julia Mardeusz

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The Importance of Furniture in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Evan Scollard

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Cinema Remembers: Forming a Collective Memory of Military Dictatorship, David S. Sipprelle

Submissions from 2013

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Trinity Papers 2013 Editorial Board, 2012-13

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Terrifying Our Soldiers: Stimulant- Induced PTSD in the Armed Forces, David Correll

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The Austrian Aschenputtel: Empress Elizabeth of Austria as Icon of Austrian National Identity, Caitlin Gura

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The Tea Gardens of Assam and Bengal: Company Rule and Exploitation of the Indian Population During the Nineteenth-Century, Gabrielle LaFavre

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Why We Believe Nick Carraway: Narrative Reliability & American Identity in The Great Gatsby, Taylor S. Murtaugh

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Mary as Mother, Jesus as Mother: Affective Spirituality in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Prioress’ Tale, Elizabeth Preysner

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Crosswords, William Schreiber-Stainthorp

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Sacred Alpine Space in Nineteenth-Century Narratives, Emma Sternlof

Submissions from 2012

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Trinity Papers 2012 Editorial Board, 2011-2012

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Summer, Laika Abdulali

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Capital Punishment and the Intellectually Disabled: Controversies, Constitutionality, and the Supreme Court, Dill Ayres

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Finding Comfort in Aporia, T. Clifford Dunlop

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Space, Place and Infrastructure: Designing an Integrated and Efficient Highway System for Hartford, CT, George Theodore Phillips

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Music in Print: The New-England Tunebook, Francis Russo

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Kant and The Destiny of Humanity, Elliot Stephenson

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Sacking Strickland: The Search for Better Standards in Determining Inadequate Counsel for Indigent Defendants, Amanda Sweat

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The use of Cognitive Profiles in Providing Supervisory Discharge Recommendations in a Traumatic Brain Injury Population, Marta Zamroziewicz

Submissions from 2011

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Trinity Papers 2011 Cover and Editorial Board, 2010-2011

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Reproductive Health for Afghan Women: Decreasing High Maternal Mortality Rates by Increasing Access to Reproductive Health and Education A Proposal for Advocacy and Change, Rosalia Abreu

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Wuthering Heights: “Curioser and Curioser”, Amy E. Almeida

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Feminism in Action: Does Simone de Beauvoir’s Life Reflect her Philosophy?, Anna K. Grindy

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General Electric: A Modern Corporate Empire, Sarah Harvey

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“If I Had More Information”: The Unresponsiveness of the Hartford Region Open Choice Program and the Potential for New Sites of Decision-Making, Mary K. Morr

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Getting Down to it: Policy of the G8+5 in the Immediate Future to Make Energy Efficiency and Renewables the Norm, Emily Quinton

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Language and Development of City: The Linguistic Triangle of English, Mandarin, and the Shanghai Dialect, Yuwei Xie