Welcome to the 4th Annual LCA Undergraduate Research Showcase. This year's online showcase, like the showcases in previous years, reflects the unique diversity of disciplines with the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, ranging from the humanities to the social sciences, to the creative arts.

This years' showcase stands out in that it takes place at this historical moment, defined by a global crisis. We feel that at times like this it is even more important to come together as a community to celebrate the work and accomplishments of our talented students in the pursuit of knowledge, insight, and wonder.

To see the whole showcase, visit LCA's complete showcase

English Students

Kaylauna Angeles - Health Promotion & Wellness at SFSU

Aisia Flecther - Bitch Planet - Modernity, Dialectical Materialism and Re-imagining the Feminist Movement

Lauren Baker, Jenna Ferrario, Bettina Paderna, Mikey Pagan, Courtney Sadowski (Group Project - ECOLE Lab) - 'Am Worried': Technology is not ruining the English language

Bonnie Law - So Close Yet So Far

Fareeha Qadir - Searching for a Beginning

Annabelle Stein - Like

Brit Trimble日本語の英語の短い歴史 or A Brief History of English in Japan: A ZIne

May 8, 2019 - Full 2019 Program Information (PDF)

English Students

ENG 122: Language Evolution in the Digital Age (Jenny Lederer)

  • David Kang, Emil Manson, Adriel Tuason, and Zander Sutor - Research Articles and Analytical Video Game YouTube Content
  • Kennedy Haswell, Sabrina Ho, and Mary Austen - Narrative Differences between Asian and white Make-up Tutorialists on YouTube
  • Kirsten Barrow, Ariana Flores, Juliette Koch, Dylan O. Ryan - Social Media Use of Celebrities: A Linguistic Analysis of Instant Popularity
  • Seth Ranaweera, Douglas Linares, Miguel Espinosa - Twitter vs. Twitch: Similarities and Differences among their Emoji (Emotes) Usage

ENG 417: Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent (Jim Gilligan)

  • Jihane Abdelhadi, JP Baetiong, Dennis Figeroa, Ana Fuentes, Leonela Mota - Dashka Slater's "The 57 Bus": A Multimedia Presentation
  • Karina Lopez, Octavio Montiel, Maya Showen, Jake Tise - William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury": A Multimedia Presentation
  • Alizha Batres, Emily Johns, Francisco Martin, Kelly Moreno - James B. Stewart's "Blind Eye": A Multimedia Presentaiton
  • Israel Luisjuan, Sabrina Orea, Lianna Reich, Anthony Vieira - James Baldwin's "If Baele Street Could Talk": A Multimedia Presentation
  • Lexie Jones, Natassja Nguyen, Katherine Rinkenberger, Valarie Vera - Sapphire's "Push": A Multimedia Presenation

ENG 422: History of the English Language Faculty (Troi Carlton)

  • Jacqueline Cao - Etymology of the Word "Pumpkin"
  • Marnee LaBine - Crazy: A Word History
  • Ruth Kopiko - Word Etymology: Culture
  • Zach Brown - The Etymology of "Lit"
  • Cynthia Green - Etymology of the Word "Wisdom"
  • Laura Gutierrez Salazar - Etymology of the Word "Gnarly"
  • Michael Neumann - Characteristically Germanic Elements of English
  • Calvin Toon, Justin Torio - Linguistics: History of English
  • Maria Gonzales - Old English Game
  • Jack Weinstock - The History of English 

ENG 425: Language in Context (Clare Sandy)

  • Jackie Ballesteros - Turn-Taking and Back-Channeling Practices among Male and Female Conmmentors in E-Sports

ENG 462: English Literature (Kathleen De Guzman)

  • Cassandra Irizarry, John Paul Castillo, Kasside Escalante - Poetry and Literature

ENG 680: Applied Coputational Linguistics (Anastasia Smirnova)

  • Michael Chatusripitak, Joey Namgung, Jasmine Rivero - Blunts, Brownies, and Catridges: An Analysis of Twitter Data Sentiment Towards Different Methods of Cannabis Consumption
  • Sabrina Gonzaga, Fungai Gora, Byron Mills, Risha Shah, Diana Yu Yu - Differences in Access and Quality of LARC Information Across US Universities

May 9, 2018 - Full 2018 program information (PDF)

English Students 

ENG 690: The Literature of Food (Gitanjali Shahani)

  • Andrew Selevos - The Recipe: Fuel v. Experience
  • Cielo Garibay - Beggars Can be Choosers
  • Sandra Cho - Novelty Foods
  • Madison Lynn Otis - Addition: Relieving Stress in the Restaurant Industry
  • Andrenne Harbin - Food Deserts &  Commerical Groceries: Illusion of Plenty
  • Kalina Vitela - Food & Immigrant Identities
  • Priscilla Waterhouse - Being Authentic in America
  • Kaili Ferreira - Conventional vs. Vegan Diets
  • Octavio Montiel - Food and Diasporic Identities in a New Homeland
  • Randall Pedersen - Intimacy & Literary Kitchens

ENG 620: Introduction to Computational Linquistics (Anastasia Smirnova)

  • Nathaniel Burke
  • Hayden Kellam
  • Arielle Olszer
  • Luke Dreyer
  • Maxwell Goodwin
  • Michael Chatusripitak
  • Sanghun Namgung
  • Klarissa Carr
  • Stephanee Whiteley
  • Adriana Rodriguez
  • Stephanie Ibarra
  • Hamish Adamson
  • Emily Downey
  • Johnathon Park
  • Olivia Vallejo
  • Jasmine Rivero
  • Skyler Ilenstein
  • Maxwell Goodwin

ENG 420: Introduction to the Stuyd of Language (Jenny Lederer)

  • Alexander Lenarsky
  • Sanghun (Joey) Namgung

ENG 581: Jane Austen (Bill Christmas)

  • Laura Hannibal
  • Rachel Rosenthal
  • Nariman Ayesh
  • Kasside S. Escalante
  • Jessica Fuentes
  • Alejandra Pereda
  • Carrie Siskind
  • Katarina Wagner

ENG 631: Post-Colonial Litertaure in English (Kathleen De Guzman)

  • Regina Rhodes - Negritude in the French Caribbean Beginning in America's Harlem and Cosmopolitanism in European Writing Tradition
  • Leann Christopherson - London's Oppression through Economic Homogeneity and Equality in The Lonely Lodoners
  • Valeria De Santiago - Mary Seacole
  • Isiah Dale - Wounded Masculinity: A Diachronic Study of African-American Masculinity

ENG 461: Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries (Summer Star)

  • Laura Hannibal - Half Sick of Shadows: The Mill on the Floss as a recycling of The Lady of Shalott
  • Rachel Rosenthal - From 'God's Frandeur' to 'Carrion Comfort': A Dynamic Look at Gerard Manley Hopkins as Poet

ENG 417: Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolsecent (Jim Gilligan)

  • Kaili Nicole Ferreira
  • Madison Lynn Otis
  • Kayla Rodriguez
  • Tiffany Hsieh
  • Stanley Ho
  • Brielle Harrison

ENG 425: Language in Context (Clare Sandy)

  • Arielle Olzer - Are We Laughing Yet?: Face Threatening Humor and its Saving Face Strategies

May 11, 2017 - Full 2017 program information (PDF)

English Students

Adapting Shakespeare

  • Christina Skammel, Michael Ruiz, Tiffany Hsieh, Elizabeth Afeworki, Randall Pederson - Law and Order: MOV
  • Vienna Godwin, James Hall, Mimi Willmer, Madison Brady, James Youngs, Safia Msami, Noruel Manalili, Jordan Linsky, Jasmine Campos - Coming Soon: Measure for Measure the Movie
  • Mason Hartwel, Annie Gieser, Myka Macaraeg, Jeremie Storost - Playing the Tempest
  • Cristal Alamillo, Aleesha Lange, Bradley Penner, Viviana Ontiveros, Myah Overstreet, Sydney Andrews, Kayla Rodriquez, Ariana James - Survivor: The Tempest
  • Andrea Rodriquez, Daniel Chiu, Ann Guy, Brittany Burwick, Natasha Forsberg, Fernando Mendoza - Evil in the Mediterranean: A Tale of Love, Jealousy, and Murder in Cyprus

Key Terms in Postcolonial Studies

  • Kaitlyn Nunez, Martha Sebastian, Fernando Mendoza, Colin Donnelly, Herschel Rojas, Octavio Montiel, Sandy Karkkar - Diaspora 
  • Marivic Victoria, Cielo Garibay, Chris Villalta, Adam Matvya, Annie Rhinehart - Cultural Appropriation
  • Diego Gonzalez, Sierra Moreno, Emily Downey, Aisha Rodriquez, Ceneca Jackson - Historiographic Metafiction

Global Shakespeare

  • Carla Suermann - #Shakespearetube. Is YouTube a helpful tool to teach Shakespeare?


  • Madeline Thompson & Oscar Patzan - The Impact of Syntax on TESOL
  • Nicole Michelle Washington - Speech Recognition
  • Andrew O'Connor-Watts & Olivia Vallejo - Whistled Languages
  • Angie Garcia & Amanda Robinson - What Google Books Ngram Corpus Revelas about Adjective Order in English
  • Alex Lenarsky - The Virtual Resistance: Gender Inversion (Just Between us Grrrls)

Annotating Austen

  • Jihane Abdelhadi
  • Sabrina Barton
  • Lupita Cruz Cardenas
  • Arlen Cuevas
  • Nicelle Delos Reyes
  • Cate Dion-Staebell
  • Victoria Ferrari
  • Juan Carcia
  • Rodney Gavino
  • Kyra Heck
  • Elora Hinckley
  • Stephanie Hinckley
  • Jaden Kilmer
  • Lauren Konrai
  • Kendra Lappin
  • Amanda Lee
  • Katherine Lowden
  • LoriAnne Manalo
  • Kayla Marcopulos
  • Serena McNair
  • Ritika Narayanan
  • Arianna Ordonez
  • Amanda Perry
  • Dottie Pratchard
  • Andy Rodriquez
  • Marin Rodriquez