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  • The Way of Death: Abortion’s Path to Criminalization During the Middle Ages 

    Pott, Laura (2018)
    A lightning rod of controversy since the Middle Ages, abortion has both been condemned as the “way of death” and championed as a tool of female liberation (Elsakkers, “Reading Between the Lines” 468). Current debates over ...
  • Spectral and Stochastic Solutions to Boundary Value Problems on Magnetic Graphs 

    Robinson, Sawyer Jack (2018)
    A magnetic graph is a graph G equipped with an orientation structure σ on its edges. The discrete magnetic Laplace operator LσG, a second-order difference operator for complex-valued functions on the vertices of G, has ...
  • Bad People or Harmful Pasts? A Look into How Abuse Affects Deviance 

    Johnson, Lauren (2018)
    Using data from the 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, an analytical sample of 3,277 prisoners were used to examine the gendered relationship between suffering abuse and engaging in deviant ...
  • DĀNESH : the OU undergraduate journal of Iranian studies. Volume 3, 2018 

    University of Oklahoma. College of International Studies. Department of International and Area Studies. Farzaneh Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. (2018)
    We are so proud to present to you the third volume of the University of Oklahoma's Undergraduate Journal in Iranian Studies, DĀNESH. Through two editions of the journal we have seen wonderful presentations on varying ...
  • Exercising Agency: Contesting Cultural Imperialism in the Depiction of Muslim Women 

    Harth, Julia (2018)
    In ancient times, the Silk Road brought foreign treasures and precious goods from a distant East to the people of Western Europe, instilling a fascination with the rich and mysterious ‘Orient.’ As colonialism heightened ...
  • Iran's Others through Cinema: Ethnicity and the Politics of Representation in Contemporary Iran 

    Johnson, Jared (2018)
    With all the politically issues and social animosity surrounding Iran today, the Islamic Republic has become a focus for international attention and critique, especially if one might watch Fox News on any given evening — ...
  • The Question of Women's Agency in Iranian Cinema 

    Walker, Alexis (2018)
    Trying to pinpoint individual acts of agency within cinema can be difficult. This is especially true within Iranian cinema because agency takes different forms than viewers would assume. The term agency itself is ambiguous. ...
  • The Value of Virtue: Depictions of Class and Morals in Iranian Cinema 

    Crynes, Aubrey (2018)
    The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is no stranger to cinema's ability to encourage values and moral standards in a society. Since its inception, the Islamic Republic has recognized the power of cinema and, in ...
  • The Politics of Fashion in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

    Warrington, Sydney (2018)
    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's only existing theocracy, the relationship between the state and society cannot exist mutually exclusive of one another, considering that the regime's legitimacy is contingent ...
  • The Evolution of Gender Equality in Modern Iran 

    Eisenmann, Lindsey (2018)
    Earlier this fall in Iran, there was a bit of uproar as the Iranian football team faced Syria in Iran. While women were initially able to purchase tickets, they were barred from entering the game and left outside to watch ...
  • Ritual Impurity and the Decline of the Safavid Dynasty 

    Ball, Caleb (2018)
    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the rise of the Safavid dynasty and the establishment of Iran as a stronghold of Shi'a Islam. The body of research on these two centuries of Persian history provides us with a ...
  • Ideology and Reality: Afghans in Iran 

    McAbee, Daniel (2018)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is a revolutionary state which derives its legitimacy on the basis of revolutionary pan-Islamism. Despite this, as the memory of the revolution recedes into the past, Iranian nationalism and ...
  • Zoroastrians: Becoming a Minority in Their Homeland 

    Kepler, Travis (2018)
    It is arguable that no other religion has had more direct and indirect influence on humankind than that of the ancient Zoroastrian faith. This religion, which was the firstborn of the revealed world-religions, existed long ...
  • Buying your health : medical consumerism in the early twentieth century 

    Randall, Erica
    After WWI, the United States saw an unprecedented rise in economic production and mass consumerism, an era that came to be characterized by wealth, prosperity, and vanity. Spurred on by the second industrial revolution, ...
  • What the Black Panther Party did for you 

    Every, Alvian
    In October of 1966 Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, a socialist, multi-racial, black nationalist group that endeavored to awaken the black community and unify it in activism ...
  • "Manifestly unfit" : an analysis of eugenics in relation to race and disability 

    Kumar, Kirtana
    Eugenics was one of the darkest movements of the Progressive era. The eugenics movement argued that preserving "superior" humans will create a more productive and healthy class of people. It dated back to Francis Galton's ...
  • The Mexican-American War : a war of American values 

    Jackson, Dooley
    The Mexican-American War significantly expanded the territories of the United States. This has become common knowledge throughout the public, and the war is frequently left at that defining statement. However, the ...
  • The rush to save the ill 

    Farley, Hannah
    Benjamin Rush is not to be dismissed as history has shown-his extensive medical training and experience, when contextualized within his own time, was highly beneficial to the people of Philadelphia during the summer 1793 ...
  • The Journal of Global Affairs, Volume 6 (2016-2017) 

    University of Oklahoma. College of International Studies (2017)
    The Journal of Global Affairs is the official student research publication of the Department of International and Area Studies in the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Weak States and Political Grievances: Understanding the Causes of the Second Libyan Civil War 

    Ratcliff, James (2017)
    Since 2014, Libya has re-descended into civil war, albeit amongst different lines. Important to finding a political solution to the conflict is understanding its origins. This research seeks to explain the causes of the ...

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