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Brown Working Papers

The Brown Working Papers in the Arts and Sciences is a series of professional papers representing the breadth and depth of research in a liberal arts setting. These papers are intended to get findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished.

Most papers are presented here in PDF (portable document format) & require the Adobe Reader to read/print. If you have trouble printing any of the papers, select “Print as Image” in your print dialog box. If this fails to solve a printing error or you would like to receive copies of any of these papers, please contact the current series editor, Dirk Early, professor of economics, department of economics and business, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex. 78626.



(1) Mary Grace Neville, “Dialogue Starter Kit” Download



(1) Rebecca Paulsen Edwards and John L. Schroeder, “Characterization of Hurrican Gust factors using Observed and Simulated Data” Download
(2) Whitney L. Laas, Kathryn L. Bollich, Stacy E. Mathis, and
Traci A. Giuliano
, “Strategies for Improving Perceptions of Shy Individuals”
(3) Laura Hobgood-Oster, “Lions and Christians: Animals in Sport” Download



(1) Barbara M. Anthony and Richard Denman, “k-Bounded Positive Not All Equal LE3-SAT” Download
(2) Phil Hopkins, “Mass Moralizing” Download
(3) Davi Johnson Thornton, “Rhetoric, Language, Materiality: Rethinking ‘Black Power’ “ Download



(1) Sarah HensleyColin KyleJames McDonough and Romi Burks, “Foreign relations: Exotic, invasive applesnails substantially consume taro and other exotic plants”
Now: Romi L. Burks, Sarah A. Hensley, and Colin H. Kyle. 2011. ”Quite The Appetite: Juvenile Island Apple Snails (Pomacea Insularum) Survive Consuming Only Exotic Invasive Plants.” Journal of Molluscan Studies.

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(2) Richard Denman and Stephen Foster, “Using Clausal Graphs to Determine the Computational Complexity of k-Bounded Positive 1-in-3 SAT” Download
(3) Rachel L. Osborne and Traci A. Giuliano, “Lookin’ Great, Easy to Hate: Women’s Reactions to Fat Talk as a Function of Target’s Weight” Download
(4) Phil Hopkins,  “Weaving the Fish Basket: Heraclitus on the Relation of Word and World” Download
(5) Davi Johnson, “Neuroscience, Government and Babies’ Brains” Download
(6) Phuong M. Nguyen and Emily D. Niemeyer, “Effects of nitrogen fertilization on the phenolic composition and antioxidant properties of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)” Download
(7) Timothy Mark Robinson, “Postmodern Negotiations and the Ancestral Presence in African American Fiction” Download



(1) Bob Bednar, Department of Communication Studies
“Touching Images: Toward a Visual/Material Cultural Study of Roadside Shrines”
(2) Christy Bell and Steven Alexander, Departments of Chemistry and Physics
“A Tastefull Example of Evolutionary Programming”
(3) J. Michael Cooper, Department of Music
“The Unknown St. Paul: Bachian Impulses and Dramatic Spirit in Mendelssohn’s First Oratorio”
(4) Thomas Howe, Department of Art and Art History
“The Stabiae Project: Changing the Management of World Archaeology”
(5) Maria Lowe, Department of Sociology and Anthropoloty
“An Unseen Hand: The Role of Sociology Professor Ernst Borinski in Mississippi’s Struggle for Racial Integration in the 1950s and 1960s”
Now: Maria Lowe. 2008.  “An Unseen Hand: The Role of Sociology Professor Ernst Borinski in Mississippi’s Struggle for Racial Integration in the 1950s and 1960s.” Leadership 4(1): 27-47.
(6) Kendall Richards, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
“On Inequalities for 2F1 and Related Means”
(7) Ken Roberts and Rachel Connelly, Departments of Economics
“The Impact of Migration on the Position of Women in Rural China”



(1) Catherine Bourland Ross, “Carmen de Icaza: Novela Rosa as Feminist Discourse?” Download
(2) Jimmy C. Smith, Ph.D., & John W. Hobbs, “Use of the Critical Power Model to Prescribe athe Elements of Intermittent Exercise” Download
(3) Suzanne Fox Buchele, “The Story of Flatland: An Adventure in Many Dimensions” Download
(4) Melissa A. Johnson, “The Natures of Ecotourism in Crooked Tree” Download
(5) Mary Grace Neville, “Global Social Change Leadership: A Framework For Business” Download
(6) Bill O’Brien, “Mining Power and Hydrocarbon Consciousness from the Monthly Electric Bill: A Classroom Project” Download
(7) Terry Klefstad, “The Mass Appeal of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony” Download
(8) David Gaines, “DEMO DREAMSCAPES: John Wesley HardingNebraska, and Two Weird Americas” Download
(9) Aaron Prevots, “Poetry, Swing and Jacques Reda” Download
(10) Mary Visser, “The Interface: Computers, 3-D Modeling and Women Sculptors” Website



(1) Laura Senio Blair, “Betwixt and Between: Finding Home Again in Chilean Returnee Literature.” Download
(2) Mehmet E. Karaaslan, “Privatization by Franchising: Commissioned Entrepreneurs.” Download
(3) Amy Wink, “‘The Loveliness She Made’: Memory and Community in Women’s Gardening Writing.” Download
(4) Elaine Craddock, “The Anatomy of Devotion: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar.” Download
(5) Dan C. Hillard and Alexandra O. Hendley, “Celebrity Athletes and Sports Imagery in Advertising During NFL Telecasts.” Download
(6) Therese Olson, “Politics on the Internet: A Webliographic Essay.” Website
(7) Tolly Moseley, “‘An Emancipated, Intellectualized Bundle of Nerves’: New Woman Identity and Hysteria in Nineteenth Century England.” Download



(1) D.R. Taub, “A Meta-analysis of Studies on Plant Growth Rate and Allocation to Roots vs. Shoots.” Download
(2) Teena Gabrielson, “Sexuality, Suffrage, and the State: Mary Austin’s Theory of Citizenship.” Download
(3) Bob Bednar, “Making Space on the Side of the Road: Towards a Cultural Study of Roadside Car Crash Memorials.” Website
(4) Maria Hernandez-Ojeda, “Textos transatlanticos: Nivaria Tejera y Dulce Mari Loynaz en Canarias.” Download
(5) Brad Knapp, “Architecture of a Revolution:Cosmological Time and Revolution in Chiapas.” Download



(1) David Tabb Stewart ed., “Waco: Ten Years After: 2003 Fleming Lectures in Religion” (includes bookmarks for navigation) Download



(1) Amy Wendling, Pennsylvania State University/Southwestern University/International Institute of Social History, “Are All Revolutions Bourgeois? Revolutionary Temporality in Karl Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte” Download
(2) Meghana Nayak, University of Minnesota/Pace University, “The Orientalism of Mapping Bodies and Borders: Post Colonial (In)Security and Feminist Contentions on the India-Pakistan Border” Download
(3) Ana Mallen, New School University Elcaso de la Asemblea Nacional de Educacion: Una explicacion contextual de la participacion de la sociedad venezolana durante el premier periodo de Chavez Download
(4) Jennifer Suchland, University of Texas, “Political Subjectivity: a useful category for comparative analysis” Download
(5) Margaret Dorsey, Indiana University, “Gore’d in the Bush: Democracy, Music, and Disconnect in the Millennial United States” Download
(6) Michelle Mielly, Harvard University, “Werewere Liking and the Aesthetics of Necessity: Re-Considering Culture and Development in Post Colonial Africa” Download



(1) Phil Hopkins, “Speech and Narrative: Expositional and Philosophical Practice in Thucydides.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Download
(2) Kathleen Juhl and Sue Mennicke, “Arts in London: The Intersection of Performance Studies and Intercultural Learning.” Department of Theatre and Office of International Programs. Download
(3) Jennifer L. Knight and Traci A. Giuliano, “He’s a Laker; She’s a ‘Looker:’ The Consequences of Gender-Stereotypical Portrayals of Male and Female Athletes by the Print Media.” Department of Psychology. Download
(4) Emily Northrop, “Your Supersized Diet Is Our Concern.” Department of Economics and Business. Download
(5) Janel Owens and Emily Niemeyer, “Chemical Analysis of Industrial Pollution in a Border Colonia.” Department of Chemistry. Download
(6) Julie Thompson, “‘Stop! You’re Making Me Sick!’: Disciplining Lesbian Motherhood in Psychological Rhetoric.” Department of Communication. Download
(7) Helen Cordes and Eric Selbin with Jesse Cordes Selbin and Zoe Cordes Selbin, “Is This the Educational System You Wanted?: Feminism and Homeschooling.” Department of Political Sceince. Download
(8) Thomas McClendon, “Who Put the Mission in Civilizing Mission? Reconsiderations of Shepstone’s Early Career.” Department of History. Download
(9) Shannon Winnubst, “Make Yourself Useful!” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Download



(1) Dirk Early, “Targeting Housing Aid to the Homeless: Evidence from the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients.” Department of Economics and Business. Download
(2) Laura Hobgood-Oster, “Holy Dogs and Asses: Finding Animals in Christian History.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Download
(3) Maria LoweJ. Clint Morris, and Madeline L. Pizzo, “Academic Agitators in Mississippi: Advancing the Cause of Racial Equality at Millsaps College and Tougaloo College.” Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Download
(4) Melissa Johnson, “Racing the Environment: Color and Nature in the Afro-Caribbean History of Belize.” Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Now: Melissa Johnson. 2003. The Making of Race and Place in Nineteenth-Century British Honduras,” Environmental History 8(4): 598-617. Download
(5) Eric Selbin, “Zapata’s White Horse and Che’s Beret: Theses on the Future of Revolution.” Department of Political Science. Download
(6) Kimberly A. Smith, “‘Eine kleine Welt’: Riegl, Expressionism, and the Recovery of Painting.” Department of Art. Download
(7) Shannon Winnubst, “Vampires, Anxieties and Dreams: Race and Sex in the Contemporary US.” Department of Religion and Philosophy. Download
(8) Thomas McClendon, “Don’t Mess With My Ngquthu: Articulations of Gender and Generation in Rural South Africa, 1928-48.” Department of History. Download