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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Place-based communities and neoliberalism: a study of the artisanal fishing community of Chorrillos, Peru, Héctor Andrés Bombiella Medina

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An empirical analysis on the rationalization of world development, Xiaochi Jin

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How parent-child financial exchange influences adult children's Depressive Symptoms, Pinding Li

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Agricultural transformations: climate change adaptation and farmer decision making, Gabrielle Elan Roesch-Mcnally

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Production and marketing innovations in Fair Trade and organic coffee cooperatives in the Córdoba-Huatusco corridor in Veracruz, Mexico, Saul Julian Abarca-Orozco

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Farmers’ Knowledge, Perceptions, and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Decision Making For Integrated Soil Fertility Management Practices in Masaka and Rakai Districts, Central Uganda, Naboth Bwambale

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“We love this land, and we want to take care of this land”: Iowa women farmland owners constructing and contesting narratives, Angie Carter

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Framing identity in social movements: the identity and the Chinese government interpretation of the Tibet Separatists, Jie Chen

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Resource distribution, accessibility, and health equity: from global analyses to the Cuban case, Isaac Zvi Christiansen

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An integrated theory of prejudice reduction through service learning: college students' interactions with immigrant children, Carolyn Elizabeth Dallinger

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The influence of gender ideologies on individual knowledge construction in the face of neoliberalism: the case of mommy bloggers involved in the GMO labeling movement, Tamera Lynn Dandachi

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Ancestral ties, civic structure and health in the United States, John Ferrell

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A longitudinal panel study of participants' attitudes and behaviors towards transdisciplinary science, Laura M. Frescoln

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Socioeconomic geography of organic agriculture in the United States, 2007-2012, Hui-Ju Kuo

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The influence of key socioeconomic and health factors on rural migrants' health satisfaction in China, Jingfeng Liu

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Pathways to homelessness, and attitudes toward night shelter use for homeless men in Denver, Colorado, Thomas James Lux

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Ready to say bad things about him in front of his face?: a symbolic interactionist study of private talks in public places, Fangheyue Ma

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Bowling alone but eating together: exploring the role of gathering places as community social capital in small towns, Crystal Elaine Peoples

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Economic and racial differences in women's infertility experiences, Adrienne Lynn Riegle

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The farmer and farm networks: an examination of conservation adoption in the U.S. corn belt, Hanna Teresa Rosman

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Muslim women and the veil: an experimental study of social bias, Amy Lynn Shin

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The role of social capital and community ties in rebuilding livelihoods of displaced households in peri-urban areas of Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Anh Tran

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Social movement organizations in the local food movement: linking social capital and movement support, Mark Richard Bauermeister

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Parental divorce, educational expectations, and children's post-baccalaureate educational attainment, Camron Suzann Devor

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Analysis of the propensity of employment on recidivism among parolees in Iowa, Laura S. Glas

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Local news counts: a focus upon local news and its effects on community attachment, Sela Rose Harcey

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Human trafficking: as viewed through the eyes of criminal justice students, Rebecca Lynn Haroldson

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The civic engagement of social media users in air quality issues in Beijing, China, Xinlei Ke

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Social capital, agricultural technical assistance, access to productive resources, and food security in post-conflict Lira, northern Uganda, Joseph Deng Malual

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Socail resources and divorced mothers' economic well-being, Mary Scioneaux

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The Dynamics of Wearing hijab for Muslim American Women in the United States, Erum Tariq-Munir

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Environmental stresses and community responses in four communities of southwestern Uruguay, Diego Thompson Bello

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Gendered power dynamics and unmet need for family planning among married women in Bangladesh, Jalal Uddin

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Motivations of Luxury Consumption in America vs. China, Danqing Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Offender Reentry and Employment, Alan Drury

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Gangs in a rural town: An analysis of community perceptions of crime, gangs, and the new in-migrant population., Angela Glosser

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Beneficial or adverse? Exploring the association between Internet content consumption and sexual identity among single gay men who use the Internet in Guangdong, China, Liqi Huang

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Small business top decision makers' involvement in business associations: A tale of two theories, Yan Huang

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Chinese Workers' Attitudes toward Strike, Zhenxing Ke

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Civic agriculture and leadership: Builders and weavers in Iowa's regional food systems, Laura Kleiman

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An Analysis of Technical Assistance Providers in Copanch'orti' Guatemala, Victoria LeBeaux

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Narrating a second chance: Seeking reprieve from a life sentence, Laurie Jordan Linhart

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How the use of computerized crime mapping was affected by characteristics of law enforcement agencies in 2007, Jia Ma

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Seeing biodiversity through the farmer's eyes: A photovoice analysis in Story County, Iowa, Caroline Felix Oliveira

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Transnational identity, food and community: The role of women in cultural continuity and resistance, Claudia Marcela Prado Meza

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Smallholder farmer assets, extension and marketing in Uganda, Qian Sun

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Climatologists' methods of climate science communication to agriculture in the North Central Region of the United States, Adam Wilke

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A Comparative Study of American and Chinese College Students' Social Trust, Conspiracy Beliefs, and Attitudes Toward Genetically Modified Crops, Jinjie Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Strategizing agency and community partnerships: A case study of an urban fishing program, Angie L. Carter

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Sex trafficking: How the media portrays victims and reflects legislation, Rachel Rae Curtis

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Does Sex Still Sell? Comparing Sexuality in Advertising in Men's and Gay Men's Magazines, Alexandria Davenport

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The contribution of three social psychological theories: Fundamental cause theory, stress process model, and social cognitive theory to the understanding of health disparities -- a longitudinal comparison, Natalia Frishman

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Being a "good daddy": exploring the stability of paternal identity, Euiseok Hwang

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Chinese International Student's Decision making and Attitudes towards Studying in the United States., Xiaoyu Jiang

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College-educated Asian stay-at-home mothers in U.S., Lijin Ju

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Enhancement and verification among newly married couples, Chris James Kast

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Peering beyond the bars: Institutional confinement of female inmates, Anna E. Kosloski

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Following the creative capital model: the social consequences for urban and suburban counties, Matthew Dennis Moore

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Organization of innovation platforms for Agricultural Research and Development in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Annet Abenakyo Mulema

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Emerging food retailers and the development of hybrid food retail institutions in Ugandan produce supply chains, Sheila Navalia Onzere

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A methodological approach to examining racial and ethnic minorities with disabilities: intersecting and interlocking race/ethnicity, disability, and gender, Holly Ellen Pearson

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Undergraduate education and attitudes towards swine welfare, Maureen K. Petersen

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Increasing access to healthy food at a cooperative grocery store, Jessica Lynne Soulis

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Entry to Adulthood: College Women's Desire for Marriage, Shuguo Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Critical feminist theory, rape, and hooking up, Brandi N. Geisinger

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Water quality perceptions in the US, Zhihua Hu

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Building trust: How farmers manage social interactions in their home communities, Kelsey Nicholle Kaska

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Suicide Ideation and Suicide Attempt among Asian American Youth in United States: Examining the Effects of Parental Support, Educational Satisfaction, Exposure to Suicidal Behaviors and Religion Affiliation, Xin Liu

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Out-of-home care experience and juvenile delinquency during transition from adolescent to adult, Yang Li

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Mother's perceptions of work-family conflict and the relationship to positive parenting, and parental satisfaction, Kathleen Ann Malone

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Mapping the social landscape of grazing management in the Corn Belt: A review of research and stakeholder perceptions of the multifunctionality of Iowa grazing systems, Mae Rose Petrehn

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Impression management and college students' use of the term "hooking up" to describe their casual sexual encounters, Veronica Lynn Rau-mason

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Marital conflict, negative temperament and problem behaviors of children: A test of stability and variability across time, Molly Sween

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Deprivation model of paranormal belief: Mediation by religiosity and church involvement, Andrew J. Teesdale

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The role of indigenous knowledge and innovation in creating food sovereignty in the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Jennifer Marie Vazquez

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Towards sustainable agriculture in the developing world: Theoretical perspectives and empirical insights, Yuichiro Amekawa

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Improving public health care: an examination of the nature of Cuban government assistance to the Ghanaian public health care system, Isaac Zvi Christiansen

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Farmer photovoice: visual values and the impact on conservation practices, Stephanie Nichole D'adamo

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Who you know: Small-town entrepreneurs' perceptions of the value of their social networks, Cheryl Michelle Davidson

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The Social Maze: Navigating the Space Between Cultural Ideas and Social Action in an Urban World, Karen Quance Jeske

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Being Black in a White Gateway Institution, Jill Erin Knapp Moravek

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Police, culture, and ethics: toward an understanding and expansion of police culture and ethical research, Andrea Dawn Mason

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The Hewitt Creek Watershed Group: A study of mechanisms that led to the adoption of farm management practices to improve water quality, Jean Marie Mcguire

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Status of veterinary care for organic livestock producers in Iowa and suggestions for improvement, Jennifer Anne O'neill

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Diversification of livelihood activities in Ghana's households: effects of HIV, stress and selected socioeconomic factors, Oleg V. Stakhanov

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"Somos del campo". Latino/a gardeners and farmers in two rural communities of Iowa. A Community Capitals Framework approach., Diego Thompson

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The effect of social capital and identity factors on Latino/a business network success in new destination communities, Bridget K. Welch

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Keeping the wineglass full: Exploring the intersection of sustainable viticulture and sustaining winegrower legacy in Lodi, California, Matthew Hoffman

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Conceptualizations of God by Lutheran laypeople, Ashley Burgess Leininger

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Cultural forms underlying health-related discourses in the United States and Canada:a historical-comparative study of the two countries' editorials from 1965-1999, Hexuan Liu

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Looking at community gardens through neoliberal lenses, Tomoko Ogawa

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Making a postmodern turn: re-creating community cultural capital during economic restructurings, Ryan Orr

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Resilience in small towns: an analysis of economic shocks, social capital, and quality of life, Nicholas Lee Recker

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Practicing gender or practicing science? Gender practices of women scientists, Laura Anne Rhoton

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Impact of social capital on food security in southeast Uganda, Haroon Sseguya

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A lattice analysis of social capital and related concepts in small Iowa towns, Ehren Dean Stover-wright

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Small Meat Processors Working Group: Managing knowledge in a new era of agriculture, Arion Thiboumery

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Middle class identification: the influence of interclass context on middle class evaluations of morality and success, Patrick Charles Archer

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An investigation of the theory of reasoned action concerning consumer acceptance of food irradiation, Natalia Frishman

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An examination of the attachment process from childhood to romantic relationships among young adults raised in long-term and adoptive foster care, Lucy Diane Ganem