Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the NURJ Online Volume 7! This edition is a collection of excellent undergraduate research conducted this past summer. We are honored to showcase these authors who have a variety of majors and have submitted research that are extensions of their own personal interests. Each author has their own biography and Q&A section to give you insight behind the scenes of who they are as academic scholars and where their research interests stem from. Following these pieces are the author’s individual pieces which have been published for your reading pleasure.

Take a dive into this latest edition and feel free to share any and all pieces with your own networks. The NURJ welcomes all submissions if you’d like to showcase your own work. Please reach out to the NURJ at eic@thenurj.com if you have any comments or suggestions. For information on submitting for future packages, visit our How to Submit tab.

Happy Reading!

Darya Daneshmand

Managing Editor for NURJ Online

Breastmilk Consubstantiation and Kinship Negotiations

EMILY APADULA  Emily is a rising senior majoring in Global Health and Anthropology. She is passionate about reproductive health and is preparing this year to apply to graduate school to become a Nurse Midwife. In a nutshell, what is your research topic?  In this...

Geospatial Evidence for Diversification Effects in Branch Banking Deposit Stability: A Case Study in Fracking

JACOB WIESENTHAL Jacob Wiesenthal is a senior in Weinberg College from Anthem, Arizona. He is majoring in Economics and Geography with a focus on health and population econometrics. His work in digital healthcare engagement has helped thousands of Arizonans...

“I would give him some good counsel”: Doctor Rosalind Dismantles Patriarchal Authority in As You Like It

SAM NGUYEN Sam Lien Nguyen is a graduating senior in English and an education enthusiast. Her research lies at the intersection of gender, pedagogy, and performance. Through her work, Sam hopes to explore transformative education as a tool for social progress. In her...

“Si la mujer no está, la democracia no va”: The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on Chilean Women during the 1988 Plebiscite

KENDALL GAIL  Kendall is a fourth year student at Northwestern University with a major concentration in human development and psychological services in addition to minors in Spanish and legal studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has explored how...