BA Thesis Symposium

Meeting on Zoom, June 1, 2021, 9:00am-1:30pm

Watch the presentations from the BA Symposium here

Virtually join the graduating class of 2021 in the final presentations of their BA thesis projects. The symposium will consist of three topic groups that will meet in succession, from 9:00am-1:30pm. You will find the schedule below.

Topic Group Schedule
Agriculture, Environment and Health 9:00-10:15am
Environment, Economics and Governance 10:30am-12:00pm
Place and Space 12:15-1:30pm

Each student will be allocated 15 minutes to present and field questions from the audience (10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for Q&A). A full list of BA topics can be found below.

Student BA Thesis Title Topic Group
Erin Abbott Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis of Oyster Depletion in the Chesapeake Bay Agriculture, Environment and Health
Lizzie Fierro God’s Plan for the Planet:A Case Study of Religious Attitudes Toward Climate Change–Exacerbated Natural Disasters Agriculture, Environment and Health
Chase Gardner Climate, Risk, and Cultivation: How U.S. Corn Belt Farmers Perceive and Respond to Weather-Related Risks Agriculture, Environment and Health
Devin McNulty Soil Loss in Illinois: A Continual Crisis in Industrial Agriculture Agriculture, Environment and Health
Asha Varma Differential Impacts of Water Privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture, Environment and Health
Eugene Han  Scaling Corporate Green Bonds in Emerging Markets/Developing Economies (EMDEs): Opportunities and Challenges Environment, Economics and Governance
Sophia Corning Climate Governance City to City: Case Studies of the Sierra Club Ready for 100 Network Environment, Economics and Governance
Bri Fadden Funding the Superfund: An Evaluation of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act Taxes’ Impact on National Priority List Site Remediation Results Environment, Economics and Governance
Sam Dulys

Conserve and Conservative: The Ideological Divide Between the Green Parties of Lithuania and New Zealand and Its Ramifications for Environmentalism’s Future

Environment, Economics and Governance
Luc Lampietti The Democratizing Effects of Mobilizing Municipal Government: An Empirical Case Study of 3-1-1 Apps in U.S. Cities Environment, Economics and Governance
Sam Algas Back Porches in Chicago Place and Space
Sam Clark Ghosts Which Should Exist: Urban and Landscape Disaster in the Greater Chicago Region Place and Space
Javier Gaughan A Spatial Analysis of Chicago’s Green Alley Program Place and Space
Thomas Daniels Implicit Bias in Chicago’s Point-in-Time Homeless Count: Contact Anxiety, Media Representations, and Other Factors Impacting Volunteer Enumeration Place and Space
Briana Morales Analyzing the Effect of the 606 Place and Space
Grace Linhares Environmental Justice and Digital Space Place and Space