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Theses from 2008

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A trinity of beliefs and a unity of the sacred: modern Vodou practices in New Orleans, Elizabeth Thomas Crocker

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Creating a blues playground: a comparison of Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi, Sandor Gulyas

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Paleoecology and paleotempestology of the Pascagoula Marsh, Mississippi, Jennifer Hellean Hathorn

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A Genetic Bayesian Approach for Texture-Aided Urban Land-Use/Land-Cover Classification, Wenxue Ju

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A 5000-year history of Caribbean environmental change and hurricane activity reconstructed from coastal lake sediments of the West Indies, Jason Thomas Knowles

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Databasing the disappeared and deceased: a review of the resources available in missing and unidentified persons cases, Erin McMenamin

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Effects of handedness on the skull and shoulder bones, Michelle Lynn Osborn

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A matter of questionable death: an analysis of physical child abuse, Carey M. Schwartz

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Separate but equal?: the archaeology of an early twentieth-century African American school, Dena Lyn Struchtemeyer

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Environment, labor, and race: an historical geography of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1878-1956, Amy Rhiannon Sumpter

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Saint Maló remembered, Erin Elizabeth Voisin

Theses from 2007

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Spatial and temporal variability of tropical storm and hurricane strikes in the Bahamas, and the Greater and Lesser Antilles, Alexa Jo Andrews

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Hurricane Andrew and pregnancies in Louisiana, Anzhelika Antipova

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Using Hurricane Ivan as a modern analog in paleotempestology: lake sediment studies and environmental analysis in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Thomas Bianchette

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Reevaluating age in subadult remains in response to secular changes in skeletal growth, Katherine Ann Blackwelder

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A geographical investigation of Chagas' disease risk in the community of La Brea, Guatemala, Gerardo J. Boquin

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In vivo facial tissue depth study of Chinese-Americans in New York City, Wing Nam Joyce Chan

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Unwelcome neighbors? industrial growth and water pollution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1940-1960, Jonathan Zachary DeLaune

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Understanding the New York rabies epizootic 1985-2005, David Dorrell

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Fever, firepower, and flood: the transformation of the Missouri River bottomlands in the Dakotas 1804-2005, Robert A. Dunn

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Logging-on to Sai Baba: the poetics of sacred globalization, Meredith Morgan Feike

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Environmental equity in southeast Louisiana: oil, people, policy, and the geography of industrial hazards, Scott Allan Hemmerling

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Spatial and temporal structure of typhoid fever in Washington, D.C., 1895-1909: a geographic information systems exploration of urban health concerns, Sarah Elizabeth Hinman

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Spatial and temporal distribution of solar radiation in Louisiana, Michael Ulric Kemp

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An evolutionary model of parabolic dune development: blowout to mature parabolic, Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, Winston McKenna

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The agriculturalists of the Poole-Rose ossuary: a study of the femora and tibiae, Melissa L. Moreno

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Quantitative and spatial analysis of the microscopic bone structures of deer (Odocoileus virginianus), dog (Canis familiaris), and pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), Zoe Hensley Morris

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Chagas in culture and place: a mixed methods approach to a new medical geography of Chagas disease in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, Frances Heyward Currin Mujica

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Accuracy assessment of individually calibrated Journey-To-Crime Geographic Profiling models, Tania Pal

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Dragons behind glass: views of China and Japan in three American museums, Kristina Elaine Polizzi

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Investigation of utility of Delta-T Theta Probe for obtaining surficial moisture measurements on beaches, Phillip P. Schmutz

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The Architecture of Ancient Maya Saltmaking; Distribution and Analysis of Preserved Wooden Posts at the John Spang Site in Paynes Creek National Park, Belize, Elizabeth Cory Sills

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Spatial analysis of the preserved wooden architectural remains of eight late Classic Maya salt works in Punta Ycacos Lagoon, Toledo District, Belize, Bretton Michael Somers

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Land-Cover and Land-Use Study Using Genetic Algorithms, Petri Nets, and Cellular Automata, Fei Wang

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Voices in cultural heritage preservation: a comparative study between New Orleans and Changting (China), Guiyuan Wang

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The urban development of Spanish colonial Pensacola, 1781-1821, Harry James Wilson

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A material/conceptual landscape analysis of the Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage site in Mexico City, Mexico, Ramin David Zamanian

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Modeling spatial and temporal variations of surface moisture content and groundwater table fluctuations on a fine-grained beach, Padre Island, Texas, Yuanda Zhu

Dissertations from 2006

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Evaluating the spatial ecology of anthrax in North America: examining epidemiological components across multiple geographic scales using a GIS-based approach, Jason Kenna Blackburn

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Influence of controlled density arrays of natural and artificial vegetation on flow field characteristics, Jennifer Lynn Booth

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Are enzymes accurate indicators of postmortem interval?: a biochemical analysis, Karly Laine Buras

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The body politic: splitting gender medically in eighteenth-century Philadelphia, Sarah Sally Carraher

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An analysis of public transit accessibility using the Distance Constrained p-Median Problem approach: bus stop consolidation for the Capital Area Transit System of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Sainath Challuri

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Underground in the Confederate Capital: Punk Subculture in Richmond, Virginia, Christopher J. Dalbom

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New programs in the old asylum: the deinstitutionalization of long-term psychiatric hospital patients in Argentina, Erica Dillon

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Rediscovering the Delta a reassessment of the linkages between poverty, economic growth and public policy using geographically weighted regression analysis, Dominique Duval-Diop

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Investigation of the effects of detached breakwaters at Holly Beach and Grand Isle, Louisiana, Brandon Edwards

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Datum is only skin deep: in vivo measurements of facial tissue thickness in chimpanzees, Julia Rose Hanebrink

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Spatial characteristics of the remotely-sensed surface urban heat island in Baton Rouge, LA: 1988-2003, Lynn Copeland Hardegree

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Vegetational Change and Land Degradation in the Lake Baringo Area, Kenya, During the Late Holocene: Evidence from the Paleorecord and Remote Sensing, Lawrence Morara Kiage

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Binding femininity: an examination of the effects on tightlacing on the female pelvis, Katherine Marie Klingerman

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Green hydrogen: site selection analysis for potential biomass hydrogen production facility in the Texas-Louisiana coastal region, Bryan Michael Landry

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Whaddya want? it's Coney Island!: tourism, play and memory in the illegible city, Elizabeth Healy Matassa

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Burn scar mapping in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge using Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery, Chris Pennington

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Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond, Amanda Kelly Reed

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Between representation and practice: contesting public space in New Orleans' Jackson Square, Rebecca A. Sheehan

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Socioeconomic characteristics of cancer mortality in the United States of America: a spatial data mining approach, Srinivas Kumar Vinnakota

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From the top down and the bottom up: the contemporary practice and choice of midwifery in Louisiana, Michelle M. Wydra

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Detecting the socioeconomic conditions of urban neighborhoods through wavelet analysis of remotely sensed imagery, Guiyun Zhou

Theses from 2005

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Urban yellow fever diffusion patterns and the role of micro-environmental factors in disease dissemination: a temporal-spatial analysis of the Memphis epidemic of 1878, William Brennan Arden

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Trends in extreme daily temperature events in the south-central United States, Gregory S. Bohr

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Estimating the postmortem interval in forensic cases through the analysis of postmortem deterioration of human head hair, Jamie Hughes Collier

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Spatial heterogeneity in forested landscapes: an examination of forest fragmentation and suburban sprawl in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, Brady Randall Couvillion

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Using brownfield redevelopment to mitigate technological hazards in Shreveport, Louisiana, David Farritor

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Mapping the other truth in the Shintech case: emancipatory mapping for environmental justice in south Louisiana, Charles Allen Flanagan

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Temporal trends in Tchula period pottery in Louisiana, Steven Ray Fullen

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Insect colonization of child-sized remains and delay of post mortem interval: an exploratory study in the behavioral analysis of pig carcasses via 24 hour high resolution video surveillance, Abigail L. Gremillion

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The Matas "barn", Robin Plantation (16SL66), St. Landry Parish, Louisiana-history and archaeology of a nineteenth century milk house, Sara Anne Hahn

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An investigation of time since injury: a radiographic study of fracture healing, Kevin Benjamin Hufnagl

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Sinker cypress: treasures of a lost landscape, Christopher Aubrey Hurst

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"Is there a translator in teh [sic] house?": cultural and discourse analysis of a virtual speech community on an internet message board, Tracy Rene LeBlanc

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Dental evidence for division of labor among the prehistoric Ipiutak and Tigara of Point Hope, Alaska, Felicia Madimenos

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The effect of environmental forcing on the suspended sediment within the Naomi wetlands as reflected in turbidity data, Molly J. McGraw

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Wealth and deprivation in the Delta: a landscape of subsidization, Jacqueline Warren Mills

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Vernacular exposures at the Aillet House: anthropological interpretations of material culture and cultural change, Kelli Ostrom

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Models for ancient Maya coastal site development and economy: examination of Pork and Doughboy Point, Port Honduras, Belize, Kevin Michael Pemberton

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Analysis of the talus and calcaneus bones from the Poole-Rose Ossuary: a Late Woodland burial site in Ontario, Canada, Adrienne Elizabeth Penney

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Transforming the hood: faith-based organizations in New Orleans and community development, Jaime Beth Petenko

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A radiographic study of the impact of race and sex on 1st and 2nd molar development, Suzanne Price

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Digging through discarded identity: archaeological investigations around the kitchen and the overseer's house at Whitney Plantation, Louisiana, Erika Sabine Roberts

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Yellow fever in the Felicianas: the epidemic of 1878 and its effects upon the residents of these rural parishes, Mary Jane Duke Russell

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The art of living - the marketing of identity through nationality and spirituality, Shirisha Shankar

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Boston's settlement housing: social reform in an industrial city, Meg Streiff

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Secular change in the skull between American blacks and whites, Nicole Danielle Truesdell

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East African hydroclimatic variability: 1950-1999, Varada Vasant Vaidya

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The King George Island Mounds site (16LV22): a late archaic mound complex along the lower Amite River, Fiona Helena Vasbinder

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Hydroclimatic and circulation anomalies associated with the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone, Natalie Amanda Vines

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Sacred trust: the voluntary removal and reburial of human remains from a historic cemetery in Louisiana, Christian Williamson

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Long-term changes and variability in northern hemisphere circumpolar vortex, Kalyn MacKenzie Wrona

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Kingship, structures and access patterns on the Royal Plaza at the ancient Maya city of Altun Ha, Belize: the construction of a Maya GIS, Olga A. Yermakhanova

Dissertations from 2004

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From Oklahomans to "Okies": identity formation in rural California, Toni Ann Alexander

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Hydroclimatic and circulation anomalies associated with the North Atlantic subtropical high, Brian Taylor Allen

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Assessing increases in violence: an analysis of homicide cases from Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Helen Virginia Bouzon

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Bayou Boogie: the Americanization of Cajun music, 1928-1950, Ryan Andre Brasseaux

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A spatial analysis of the smallpox epidemic in Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1887-1888, Ann-Marie Cain

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"Never could read no road map": geographic perspectives on the Grateful Dead, Daniel R. Culli

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I-tal foodways: nourishing Rastafarian bodies, Mandy Garner Dickerson

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Musical play across ethnic boundaries in western Jamaica, Ronald Eric Dickerson

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What do tin-enameled ceramics tell us?: explorations of socio-economic status through the archaeological record in eighteenth-century Louisiana: 1700-1790, Jason A. Emery

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"Honduran memories": identity, race, place and memory in New Orleans, Louisiana, Samantha Euraque