The final paper assignment asked students to apply the readings and theories from the class to a case study of their own choosing, in a paper of 15-20 pages. Several student papers are provided here as inspirational examples. All papers are published courtesy of the student named, and used with permission.

Caroline Rubin, "Writing against MIT Culture." ( PDF )

Patricia Martinez, "Preserving and Forgetting: How the Indigenous Mexican Minorities Translate to United States' Minority Politics, Discourse, and Education of Language." ( PDF )

Laura Martini, "Deciding Who May Choose: The Construction of Personhood During Ethical Decisions in a Biomedical Context." ( PDF )

Ragini Shyam, "Understanding Bodies: Haitian vodou as a lens for understanding conceptions and healing practices of the body." ( PDF )