Texas Tech University

Arts & Humanities

Winners of the
12th Annual Arts & Humanities
Graduate Student Research Conference


Design Considerations:

  • 1st Place: Md. Jakir Hossain
     Presentation Title: "Clothing Fit and Self: The Effects of Fit Factors on Self-Schema"

  • 2nd Place: Daphne Chilak
    Presentation Title: "Intermodal Passenger Terminal: Achieving Efficient and Effective Circulation Networks"

Visual & Performing Arts:

  • 1st Place: Sylvia Garza
    Presentation Title: "From Moratorium to Auditorium: A Case Study of the Latino Immigrant / Undocumented Student in Secondary Music Education"

  • 2nd Place: Pardis Bakhtiari
    Presentation Title: "Posthumanist Performativity in the Art of Ana Mendieta"

Literary Analysis:

  • 1st Place: Marni Reecer
    Presentation Title: "Antithesis and Juxtaposition in Momo: Michael Ende's Surreal Approach to Writing"

  • 2nd Place: Manish Pandey
    Presentation Title: "Magical Realism and the Postmodern Japan in 1Q84"

Film Studies:

  • 1st Place: Md. Ashraful Goni
    Presentation Title: "Representation of ISIS Western Girl in the Film: An Analysis on Netflix Mini-Series Caliphate and DW Documentary My Daughter and the Caliphate"

  • 2nd Place: Cheng-Yun Wang
    Presentation Title: "Globalized Soundscapes for Girls' Journeys of Empowerment: A Musical Comparison of "Kiki'sDelivery Service" and "Spirited Away""

History, Political, Global Issues:

  • 1st Place: Tayyebeh Aliakbari
    Presentation Title: "Spillovers of U.S. Monetary Policy to Global Stock Markets: The Role of Safe Asset Shortages and Financial Development"

  • 2nd Place: Md. Maruf Morshed
    Presentation Title: "Are Biofuels More Environmentally Friendly? The GHG Emissions Impacts of Increased Biofuel Production"

Financial Concerns:

  • 1st Place: Tanaka Chimbane
    Presentation Title: "Retirement Worry Levels among Individuals with Internal Locus of Self Control"

  • 2nd Place: Tapiwa Sigauke
    Presentation Title: "Financially Supporting Young Adult Children and Parents' Retirement Planning"

Human Behavior, Social Systems, and Issues:

  • 1st Place: Emma Steiner
    Presentation Title: "The Puzzled Student: A Process to Teach the Dyslexic Student"

  • 2nd Place: Reda Rafei
    Presentation Title: "Marital Bonds and Dissolutions in a Patriarchal Society: Trends, Strategies, and Challenges"

Media & Communication:

  • 1st Place: D'arcy Ryder
    Presentation Title: "How Are People Tweeting About the Red Meat Industry in Australia?"

  • 2nd Place: Jack Wood
    Presentation Title: "The Suburban Technique: Southbridge and Structural Fantasy"

One-Act Play:

  • 1st Place: Playwright: Julia Anderson | Director: Sarah Mayhew
    Play Title: "She's Just Like Me"

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