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Dissertations from 2021

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ESSAYS ON EXCHANGE RATE SHOCKS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LOCAL FISCAL POLICY IN BRAZIL, Raphael Rocha Gouvea, Economics

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Worlds without End: A Platonist Theory of Fiction, Patrick Grafton-Cardwell, Philosophy

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COMPACT REPRESENTATIONS OF UNCERTAINTY IN CLUSTERING, Craig Stuart Greenberg, Computer Science

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A CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SYMPTOMS AND CAREGIVING IN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, Eric Erastus Griffith, Anthropology

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Associations of Anti-Müllerian Hormone Levels, Breast Cancer Risk Factors, and Breast Cancer Risk, Nydjie P. Grimes, Public Health

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Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing of Foodborne Bacteria Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Joshua Gukowsky, Food Science

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Natural Language Processing for Lexical Corpus Analysis, Abram Kaufman Handler, Computer Science

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Enhancing the Intracellular Availability of Protein Cargoes in Polymer-Mediated Delivery, Christopher R. Hango, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL INACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, Tyler A. Hansen, Economics

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STICKY CULTURAL ACTIVISM: MEDIATED FEELING AND RECONFIGURED CITIZENSHIP IN TRANSNATIONAL KOREAN LGBTQ ORGANIZING, Woori Han, Communication

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Equivariant Surgeries and Irreducible Embeddings of Surfaces in Dimension Four, Andrew J. Havens, Mathematics

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Mental Fatigue: Examining Cognitive Performance and Driving Behavior in Young Adults, Abigail F. Helm, Psychology

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SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATIONS OF ZEOLITE-CATALYZED CARBENIUM ION CHEMISTRY, Eric David Hernandez, Chemical Engineering

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STARS, BARS, AND STRIPES: A HISTORY OF INCARCERATED VETERANS SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR, Jason A. Higgins, History

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Uncovering the Gendered Sport Workplace: A Field Study in Men’s Professional Sports, Lauren C. Hindman, Management

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Evaluating Approaches for Dealing with Omitted Items in Large-Scale Assessments, Seong Eun Hong, Education

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Statistical Methods to Accommodate Censored Covariates in Regression Analysis, Jingyao Hou, Public Health

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CREATING THE EMOTIONALLY COMPETENT CHILD: THE EDUCATION OF FEELINGS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Kathleen E. Hulton, Sociology

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DIRECT PRINTING/COATING/PLATING OF KEY COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES, xiyu hu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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FAMILY DIMENSIONS OF UNEQUAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCES: STUDENTS’ TALK OF SELF AND COLLEGE IN RELATION TO FAMILY RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS, Michael Carl Ide, Sociology

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ENABLING IOT AUTHENTICATION, PRIVACY AND SECURITY VIA BLOCKCHAIN, Md Nazmul Islam, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Thinking with Black Lives Matter: Towards a Critical Theory of Racial Capitalism, Siddhant Issar, Political Science

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He Said, She Said: Investor Reactions to CEO Gender and Earnings Guidance Disclosure in the Presence of Shareholder Activism, Scott C. Jackson, Management

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Three Essays on Socio-Institutional Ecosystems & Labor Structures, Jonathan Donald Jenner, Economics

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Echoing + Resistant Imagining: Filipino Student Writing Under American Colonial Rule, Florianne Jimenez, English

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Design and Biomechanical Evaluation of a Clutch-Based Energy Storage and Release Assistive Knee Brace, Ericber Jimenez Francisco, Mechanical Engineering

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Simulating the Effects of Floating Platforms, Tilted Rotors, and Breaking Waves for Offshore Wind Turbines, Hannah Johlas, Mechanical Engineering

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Cold-Formed Steel Stud Assemblies Bearing on Concrete Slabs, Abbas Joorabchian, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Synthesis of Two Dimensional Materials, Black Phosphorus and Graphene: Characerization of Their Electrical and Mechanical Properties and Applications, Yooyeon Jo, Chemical Engineering

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MODELING PORTFOLIOS OF LOW CARBON ENERGY GENERATION UNDER DEEP UNCERTAINTY, Franklyn Kanyako, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS, MECHANISMS, AND MINERAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF IRON REDUCTION IN HYPERTHERMOPHILIC CRENARCHAEA, Srishti Kashyap, Microbiology

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Social Measurement and Causal Inference with Text, Katherine A. Keith, Computer Science

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Asian American Women on YouTube: Race, Gender, and Beauty on a Transnational Digital Platform, Dasol Kim, Communication

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Essays on Franchising in the Service Industry, Jung Hwan Koh, Resource Economics

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Towards higher power factor in semiconductor thermoelectrics: bandstructure engineering and potential barriers, Adithya Kommini, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Mechanistic Insights into Diverse Protease Adaptor Functions, NATHAN J. KUHLMANN, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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EXTRACELLULAR POLYMERIC SUBSTANCES IN OXYGENIC PHOTOGRANULES: INVESTIGATION OF THEIR ROLE IN PHOTOGRANULATION IN A HYDROSTATIC ENVIRONMENT, Wenye Camilla Kuo-Dahab, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Conservation Genomics of the Threatened Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) in the Northern Appalachian-Acadian Ecoregion, Tanya M. Lama, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Association of Reproductive Factors With Risk of Early Natural Menopause, Christine Rose Langton, Public Health

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EDUCATORS PERCEPTIONS OF EBD, INCLUSION, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES, Andrea Larmon, Education

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REALLY, YOU SHOULD BE THANKING US: PATERNALISM AND INSTRUMENTAL GRATITUDE EXPECTATIONS, Greg Larsen, Psychology

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NATION BRAND, NATIONAL PRESTIGE, AND THE SOCIAL IMAGINARIES OF THE ADVANCED NATION IN SOUTH KOREA, Jung-Yup Lee, Communication

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The Role of Reward and Dopamine Signaling in Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster) Peer Relationships, Nicole S. Lee, Neuroscience and Behavior

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A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY OF CO-ENGINEERING PROTEIN- NANOPARTICLE FOR INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN DELIVERY, Yi-Wei Lee, Chemistry

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TEACHER COLLABORATIVE ACTION-TAKING AND INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES SUPPORTIVE OF SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY, Ann M. Leonard, Education

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Mathematical model for osteosarcoma progression and treatments, Trang M. Le, Mathematics

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CONSTRUCTING A MARXIAN INPUT-OUTPUT MODEL CONSIDERING THE TURNOVER OF CAPITAL AND REVISITING THE FALLING-RATE-OF-PROFIT HYPOTHESIS, Junshang Liang, Economics

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POLYMER-BASED STRATEGIES FOR THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY TO BACTERIAL BIOFILMS, Cheng-Hsuan Li, Chemistry

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SEISMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EASTERN NORTH AMERICAN CRUST AND UPPER MANTLE: THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF CONTINENTAL LITHOSPHERE, Cong Li, Geosciences

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A Cone Conjecture for Log Calabi-Yau Surfaces, Jennifer Li, Mathematics

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COVERT COMMUNICATIONS IN CONTINUOUS-TIME SYSTEMS, Ke Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Latino Race Cards: Negative Racial Appeals in Contemporary Campaigns and the Bounds of Racial Priming Theory, Rebecca Lisi, Political Science

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MOVING FORWARD ON THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS?, Haoying Liu, Philosophy

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New Chemical Tools for the Design of Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Assemblies and Functional Polymers, Hongxu Liu, Chemistry

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DESIGNING MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES, Yalin Liu, Chemical Engineering

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Metabolic Modeling of Gas Fermentation for Renewable Fuel and Chemical Production, Xiangan Li, Chemical Engineering

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China's Urbanization Model and Its Practice in Western China: A Case Study of Urbanization in Xining, Qinghai, Xin Li, Geosciences

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Microbiota-mediated metabolism of curcumin in the gastrointestinal tract and its implications in anti-colitis, Zhengze Li, Food Science

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When Your Words Are Someone Else's Money: Rhetorical Circulation, Affect, and Late Capitalism, Kelin E. Loe, English

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Indigenous Impositions in Contemporary Culture: Knotting Ontologies, Beading Aesthetics, and Braiding Temporalities, Darren Lone Fight, English

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LOST IN TRANSLATION: A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE ON NURSE PEER RELATIONSHIPS, Maud B. Low, Nursing

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Exploring the Role of Community Cultural Wealth in College Access and Transition: A Narrative Inquiry of Students from Refugee Backgrounds, Diep H. Luu, Education

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ELECTRO-THERMAL TRANSPORT IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS AND THEIR HETEROSTRUCTURES, Arnab K. Majee, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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DESIGN OF RESPOSIVE OLIGOMERIC AND POLYMERIC INTERFACES FOR SENSING AND CONTROLLED RELEASE APPLICATIONS, . Manisha, Chemistry

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Dynamic evolution in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) family of receptors, Jarrett Man, Plant Biology

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Multiple Identities in Sport Fandom: Balance, Conflict, & Negotiation, Aaron Mansfield, Management

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METASURFACE DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION WITH ADJOINT METHOD, Mahdad Mansouree, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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“Our Earnest Remonstrance”: Citizenship, Voting, and Providence, Rhode Island’s Black Community, 1770-1843, Christopher J. Martin, Afro-American Studies

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Making Meaning of Equity in a Computer Science for All Research Practitioner Partnership, Itza D. Martínez, Education

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Neural Precursors of Apathy and Depressive Symptoms in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, Molly A. Mather, Psychology

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Prediction of the Formation, Speciation, and Health Risks of Unregulated Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water using a Kinetic Binomial Model, Xian Ma, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Shifting to critical empathy: Exploring the ideological becoming of secondary teachers during critical, dialogic professional development, Maria McSorley, Education

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A Search for New Resonances Decaying into a Weak Vector Boson and a Higgs Boson in Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider, Zachary Alden Meadows, Physics

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Mycobacterial Morphology and Cell Envelope: Construction and Maintenance, Emily Sarah Melzer, Microbiology

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Electrospinning Fibers via Complex Coacervation, Xiangxi Meng, Chemical Engineering

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Massachusetts Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Mixed Methods Workforce Study, Kym Meyer, Education

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PRIMARY KINETIC ISOTOPE EFFECT FOR SUBSTRATE HYDROXYLATION AND IRON BINDING REGULATION IN FACTOR INHIBITING HIF-1, Michael A. Mingroni, Chemistry

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NUMERICAL MODELING OF ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS, Peetak P. Mitra, Mechanical Engineering

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Aloha Media: Negotiating Kānaka Maoli Representation And Identity In Television, Film, And Music, Colby Y. Miyose, Communication

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Design, Synthesis and Self-assembly of Stimuli-responsive Amphiphiles for Antibacterial Applications, Thameez Mohammed Koyasseril Yehiya, Chemistry

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PATTERN FORMATION AND PHASE TRANSITION OF CONNECTIVITY IN TWO DIMENSIONS, Arman Mohseni Kabir, Physics

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ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS OF JAGUAR DISTRIBUTION, ACTIVITY, AND ABUNDANCE IN SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA, Victor Montalvo, Environmental Conservation

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Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Physical Activity: An Expert Consensus Study, Ann Marie Moraitis, Nursing

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INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FORM AND FUNCTION OF FEEDING BY MODERN NEOSELACHIANS, Joshua Kent Moyer, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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The Voices and Lived Academic Experiences of International Doctoral Student Mothers, Mishka Murad, Education

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FORMATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND UTILIZATION OF MULTILAYER NANOEMULSIONS IN FOODS, Jorge L. Muriel Mundo, Food Science

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Exploring the Relationship Between School Organizational Health, Advice Seeking Networks, and Student Behavior, Abbey M. Nachman, School Psychology

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Three Essays on Structural Change and Labor Market Adjustment in Developing Countries, Karmen Naidoo, Economics

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A NOVEL INTERVENTION TO PREVENT POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS FOLLOWING KNEE JOINT INJURY, Gerardo E. Narez, Biomedical Engineering

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HYPERBOLICITY AND CERTAIN STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF CHAOTIC BILLIARD SYSTEMS, Kien T. Nguyen, Mathematics

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Targeting Drones: Framing, Vetting, and Power in Transnational Advocacy Issue Networks, Alexandria J. Nylen, Political Science

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Material Property Heterogeneity in Dimensional Lumber and its Relationship to Mass Timber Performance, Fiona O'Donnell, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Makerspace Models and Organizational Policies for Technological Inclusion, Christine Olson, Communication

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"Whatever concerns them, as a race, concerns me": The Life and Activism of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Johanna Maria Ortner, Afro-American Studies

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GRAMMARS OF IDENTITY: POLITICAL LANGUAGES OF ACTIVISM IN ARGENTINA AND THE UNITED STATES, Ana M. Ospina Pedraza, Political Science

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EXPLORING LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY: PERSPECTIVES FROM NON-NATIVE ARABIC UNIVERSITY TEACHERS IN THE US, Brahim Oulbeid, Education

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Concentration Inequalities in the Wild: Case Studies in Blockchain & Reinforcement Learning, A. Pinar Ozisik, Computer Science

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The Event Structure of Attitudes, Deniz Özyıldız, Linguistics

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Resource Allocation in Distributed Service Networks, Nitish Kumar Panigrahy, Computer Science

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Raising Global Elites from a Distance: Transnational Parenting of South Korean Students, Juyeon Park, Sociology