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"Like I Was Freaking Mother Teresa!": Volunteer Tourism Through The Medium of Self-Representation on Instagram
(Georgetown University, 2021-04-26)
"It Doesn't Matter What I Think": Perceptions and Experiences of COVID-19 in Rural Northern California
Much remains unknown about how COVID-19 has been interpreted in rural America. This knowledge gap is increasingly problematic as cases in rural areas have proliferated, overwhelming local health systems. For this reason, ...
The Question of Belonging: Naturalized East Africans in the Washington Metropolitan Area
(Georgetown University in Qatar, GU-Q, 2021)
The traditional literature concerned with the relationship between citizenship and belonging has oftentimes been viewed from a lens which perceives it as linear. Although more recent work has acknowledged the plethora of ...
Scientists’ Understanding of Ethics and Responsibility in Astrobiology: An Empirical Study
With the recent launch of multiple robotic missions to Mars and developing plans for human exploration of the Red Planet, the search for life in our solar system is at a crucial juncture. Astrobiology research could ...
Realizing Health During Crisis: Case Studies of European Austerity
This thesis utilizes a framework of state obligations toward progressive realizations of health by realizing how social, political, and economic influence the population's health in four European countries. My primary ...
Climate Adaptation in Emerging Urban Africa: Assessing Equity in the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ UN Action
Climate change has increasingly threatened sustainable urban development in sub-Saharan Africa, aggravating socioeconomic inequities in chronically under-resourced and overstrained cities. Global institutions and networks, ...
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Indonesia: Identifying Provincial Trends and Clusters of High Disease Incidence Within A Vast Tropical Archipelago
Anthropogenic processes have a profound impact on environmental health, and by extension, on human health. This thesis uses the sporadic emergence of dengue fever (DF) to explore how ecological transformation influences ...
Digital Development: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Privacy and Social Inclusion in World Bank Technology Projects
Despite the growing priority to leverage information and communications technology as a tool of development (ICT4D), governments and multilateral institutions have yet to arrive at a global consensus on adequate digital ...
THE SECURITIZATION OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATER RESOURCES: A Discourse Analysis of Iranian-Afghan Relations in the Helmand River Basin
Over the past few decades, Iran has been facing an increasingly severe water crisis. The Helmand River Basin, which stretches from southwestern Afghanistan to eastern Iran, has been the site of an on-and-off dispute between ...