Choice Making

March 26, 2021 (Friday)March 27, 2021 (Saturday)


Choice Making

Join the Wolf Humanities Center's twelve 2020–2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows as they present their research on the topic of Choice. This year's conference includes four panels that will be presented online over two days, March 26 and 27. Please register for each panel individually in order to receive the webinar login.


Friday, March 26 / 10:00–11:30a
Narratives of Choice

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Moderator: Alexis Rider, PhD Candidate, History & Sociology of Science

Tathagat Bhatia, Science, Technology, and Society; CAS, 2021
Modeling Postcolonial Development: Cold War Economics and the Politics of Neutral Expertise

Pearl Liu, Science, Technology, and Society; CAS, 2021
Visions of the Future of Philadelphia in Public Discussions About the South Philadelphia Refinery Site

Kristina Mullen, Economics; Health and Societies; CAS, 2021
Type 1 Diabetes Health Advocacy: Poster Children and Performativity in Pediatric Research Funding

Friday, March 26 / 1:00–2:30p
Choice Through Mediums

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Moderator: Julia Alekseyeva, Assistant Professor, English and Cinema & Media Studies

Ivanna Berríos, Comparative Literature; CAS, 2021
Un Mundo Al Revés: Anticolonial Irony and Counterhegemonic Historiography in La Ultima Reina

Avneet Randhawa, English; CAS, 2021
Intermediality in Atom Egoyan’s Cinema: A Meditation on Vision

Erin O’Malley, Comparative Literature; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; CAS, 2021
The Asian/Alien in American Legal Policy and Science Fiction

Saturday, March 27 / 10:00–11:30a
The Morality and Politics of Choice

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Moderator: Lisa Mitchell, Associate Professor, South Asia Studies

Arnav Lal, Biophysics; Philosophy; CAS, 2023
Biological Justice: Analyzing Choice Versus Responsibility of Human Embryo Utilization

Henry Hung
, Moral and Political Philosophy; Political Science; CAS, 2021
Ethical Choices in Social Movements

Justin Greenman, History; Political Science; CAS, 2021
Loyalty and Disloyalty in Urban America: A Comparative Study of New York City and Philadelphia Politics During the Civil War

Saturday, March 27 / 1:00–2:30p
Illusion of Choice

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Moderator: Tali Ziv, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Connor Hardy, Health and Societies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; CAS, 2021
Navigating University Reporting and Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Returning Agency to Students

Sally Chen
, Political Science; CAS, 2021
Is it All a Mirage? Religious Freedom and False Choice in America

Lucia Gonzalez, Political Science; Urban Studies; CAS, 2023
The Role of Extracurricular Activities in FGLI Students' Selective College Admissions Experiences