Watson Institute at Brown University
Development Studies

Capstone Archive


Adler, David

BUREAUCRACY AFTER LIBERALIZATION: The Delhi Development Authority & The World-Class City

Bablon, Geraud

Here We Keep the Slum Mentality: an investigation into the meaning of space in Mumbai’s slum rehabilitation buildings

Ezaki, Ayane

Living in “My Dream City”:Experiences of Space forLow-Wage Male Migrant Workers in Singapore

Fantozzi, Valeria

Disaster Mitigation in Seismic Developing Countries:Measuring Risk and Designing Policies of Construction in Earthquake-Affected Cities

Harjo, Maya

Subjugating Sovereignty: The Providence Journal’s framing of theNarragansett Indian Tribe and the concept of tribal sovereignty

Hartigan, Chelsea

Drug Trafficking, CBOs, and Boxing:An ethnographic analysis of community-based organizations and sport as a means of community development and crime prevention in a Brazilian Favela


Virtual Exchange & The Future of Grassroots Peace-Building An Ethnographic Study of a Field in the Making

Ohta, Rie

Spreading Tolerance, Inciting Hate: the Consequences of the LGBT Human Rights Agenda in Senegal

Wiener, Madeline

What Leads to Sustainable Practices?A Case Study Analyzing Climate Change and the Adoption of Climate Adaptive Practices by Wineries in Mendoza, Argentina


Bell, Jocelyn

Midriffs, Beedis, and Cussing: Bollywood's Portrayal of Traditional Hinduism and the Prostitution Stigma

Camarda, Brooke

Media Framing of Homosexuality in South Africa and Uganda

Cockrell, Hannah

Community-Based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: Reducing under-five morbidity and mortality in Rwanda

Cohen, Kathryn

Transformation from the Hollows: The Resource-Intervention Chain and its Implications for Collective Action and Social Transformation

Crown, Hayley

Examining Women's Empowerment in the Context of International Aid

Dao, Linh

Space for Creativity: A Cultural Critique on Conditions of Creativity within Vietnamese Schools

Jacobson, Katherine

Burundian Resettled Refugees in Providence, RI: A Question of Identity

Johnson, Michael

Democracy & Displacement: Contesting Land Acquisition in India's National Capital Region

Karin, Elizabeth

Easing the Burden of Trauma: An In-Depth Look at Informal Community-Based Pre-Hospital Care Systems

Korijn, Josephine

Embracing Uncertainty in the Social Finance Field

Pack, Rachael

Media Representation of Women in Sport: Faster, Stronger, Sexier? The Covert Discrimination of Female Athletes by American Media

Petrocco, Olivia

Sharing, Stealing and Secrecy: Understanding the Changing Definition of Property and Global Governance through the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Schlagel, Robert

Farmhand and Farmer: Exploring the Legal Environment that Conditions this Precarious Relationship (Thesis); This is not a Unique Story (Video Documentary)


Berdie, Lisa

Contextualizing the Educational Attainment Process: The Case of Hispanic Youth in Providence, Rhode Island

Do, William

Can the Acculturated Speak?  Educational and Employment Marginalization of the Khmer Chinese American

Kainen, Sophie

Controlling the Hype: A Discussion of the Limitations and Implications of Randomized Control Trials in Development Economics

Kung, Alina

Locating the Chinese Citizen in the Health Care State: Understanding Roles and Appeals in Cyberspace

McDonald, Colleen

It's a human tragedy and these bastards who are bringing these boatpeople should be shot: Framing People Smugglers in Australian News Media

Medina, Louis

Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Electronic Music as a Medium for Minority Representation

Ngo, Quyen

Between Innocence and Dissidence: Exploring the Politics of Everyday Life in Contemporary Vietnam

Ogawa, Kaori

Transnational Flows Between France and China

Parrish, Nicole

Money Whitens….But It Don't Make You White

Rowe, Josh

Matters of Perspective: Tracing Romania's Agricultural Challenges

Sklar, Sarah

Macroeconomics with Chinese Characteristics

Thompson, Addie

The Power of Intercultural Exchange: Leveraging the Tourism Industry for Rural Development through Multi-Level, Participatory Social Enterprise

Unanue, Sofia

Revolutionary Words: Protest Space and Rhetorical Frames in Tahrir Square

Vohra, Sanna

How Do You Increase Private Sector Investment in Social Impact Bonds? An Analysis of the Structural Changes Necessary to Proliferate the Social Impact Bond Model

Williams, Ashlie

Issue Emergence on Feminist Agendas: Interrogating Inaction on HIV and AIDS


Elizabeth Adler, Practicing Good Medicine: A community-based diagnosis and prognosis for promoting obstetric care access and use in rural Nepal(Geoffrey Kirkman and Stephen McGarvey)

Jordan Apfeld, "Gold Doesn't Shine on Everything": Findings through Film (Geoffrey Kirkman and Gianpaolo Baiocchi)

Arielle Balbus, ¿Pachamama, o Muerte? Understanding the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (J. Timmons Roberts and Gavril Bilev)

Emily Crubaugh, Economic Theory and Financial Crisis: A Systematic Analysis of The Financial Times (Cornel Ban and Mark Blyth)

Mariama Darboe, Passive or Assertive?: The Situation of Religion Within the Israeli and Turkish Education Systems (Nukhet Sandal and William Simmons)

Colette DeJong, Bridging the Gaps in HIV Care: The Translation of PACT in New York City and the Politics of Scaling Up (Daniel Smith and Cornel Ban)

Susannah Evarts, Translating the Translators: Following the Development of Actor-Network Theory(Cornel Ban and Gianpaolo Baiocchi)

Sophie Fuchs, Return to Pachamama?: The Diffusion of Organic Agriculture in Ecuador(Cornel Ban and Kathryn DeMaster)

Katherine Gannett, Bridging National and Cultural Differences through Sport: The Case of the Football for Hope Festival 2010 (Stephen McGarvey and Melissa Clark)

Francis Gonzales, Reinscribing Dominant Narratives of the "Other": A Case Study of the Attempt to Re-Brand (South) Africa During the 2010 FIFA World Cup(Anani Dzidzienyo and Dore Levy)

Isaac Jabola-Carolus, An Analysis of the Contemporary Anarchist Movement: The Discourses and Ideology of Anarchists in the Providence Area(Eric Larson and Cornel Ban)

Haley Jordahl, The Costs of Credit Access: Estimating Religious Discrimination in Indian Financial Markets (Nukhet Sandal and Anja Sautmann)

Einat Kadar, Unraveling Racialized Tobacco Industry Marketing in South Africa: The Tobacco Industry, Public Health, and Development (Lundy Braun and Asaf Bitton)

Dong-eun Kim, The Power and Legitimacy Game: A Case Study on the Government and NGOs in South Korea's Refugee Protection Regime (Ann Dill and Cornel Ban)

Stephanie Koh, Navigating Postcolonial Ipoh: Perceptions to Changes in Street Names (Vazira Zamindar and Nauman Naqvi)

Kirstin Krusell, The International Politics of Heritage: Translating UNESCO Politics in Brazil Cornel Ban and Anani Dzidzienyo)

Kyle Lemle, The Translation of Traditional and Scientific Environmental Epistemologies: A Case Study on Community Forestry in Bhutan (Geri Augusto, Cornel Ban, and Kathryn DeMaster)

Sophia Manuel, Elite Interests or Immigrant Interests? A Case Study of the Peruvian American Lobby and Its Political Agenda (Jose Itzigsohn and Cornel Ban)

Geoffrey Martin, When Orthodoxy Survives: The Washington Consensus in the World Bank from 1990-2011 (Cornel Ban and Mark Blyth)

Cara Mones, Domestic Sex Trafficking: The Struggle to Connect Girls to Services (Cynthia Rosengard and Gail Cohee)

Joelle Murphy, The Nationalist Neoliberalism of Your Desires: The Case of Egypt(Nukhet Sandal and Ipek Tureli)

Michelle Nguyen, The Continual Breakdown of Democracy in Thailand: A Case Study on the Role of Elite Competition, Modernization and Political Institutions in the Democratization Process of Thailand (Cornel Ban and Gavril Bilev)

Charlotte Rizzi, Kicking for Confidence and Scoring for Self-Empowerment: How Female Participation in Sport Leads to Qualities for HIV Risky Behaviors (Melissa Clark and Eli Wolff)

Julia Schuster, Cultural Transitions: The Experiences of Incorporation of Immigrant Professionals in Providence, RI (Cornel Ban and Jose Itzigsohn)

Rebecca Stern, Narratives of Intimate Partner Violence in Cato Manor, South Africa: Gender Roles, Norms, Social Context and HIV Preventative Behavior (Abigail Harrison and Megan Klein-Hattori)

Brianna Williamson, The Importance of Networks within the Field of Sport and Development (Kerrissa Heffernan and Eli Wolff)

Jordan Worthington, "Good Health, Strong Nation": A Case Study of Religious Actors in the Capacity-Building Process in Timor-Leste (Nukhet Sandal and Patricia Symonds)