Chemical Epitope Targeting: Review of a Novel Screening Technology

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Chemical Epitope Targeting is a novel technology developed for designing peptide ligands with high affinity and specificity against specific regions of a protein that may be inaccessible to small molecules or antibodies. In this review, we summarize the key steps and significant applications of this technology. Operating on […]

Actaeon, Artichokes, and Audrey II: Fear and Food in Popular Narratives

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Food has a dual physical and sociocultural relationship to human life. This duality positions images of food as uniquely powerful when subverted in literary or aesthetic representations for the purpose of evoking what Joyce Carol Oates (1998) calls “aesthetic fear.” Drawing on symbolism primarily from Classical mythology, Western […]

Marker of Difference: Historical Construction of Stigmatization toward Zainichi Koreans

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract This paper explores the historical construction of stigmatization toward Zainichi Koreans in Japan, as well as the consequences of such stigmatization. Zainichi Koreans are a minority group of ethnic Koreans living in Japan as special permanent residents, a unique identity formed as a result of the history of […]

Aren’t You Scared of Us? Expressions of Healthy Masculinity in Men’s Prisons

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract After hegemonic masculinity theory became the dominant paradigm for studying masculinities in the social sciences in the 1990s, it was swiftly applied to criminological research. In the decades since, studies of prison masculinities have emphasized the role of prison as an incubator of hypermasculinity. Incarcerated men are subsequently […]

Coming Out Experiences of LGB Latinos/as

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract The coming out process is a fundamental part in the lives of LGB individuals. Research suggests that there are factors that might make coming out detrimental to the mental health of an individual. This study aims to better understand the coming out experiences of LGB Latinos/as and the […]

The Motionless Half-Sun Over the Postcolonial Horizon: Adichie, Bhabha, and Inaction

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Action is a metaphysical reality of our daily existence, one so commonplace and privileged that it has transcended its dialectical relationship with inaction to preeminence. The latter has failed to capture the imagination of philosophers and critical theorists, leaving the subversive potential of this negative space unexplored. This […]

Religion and Morality in Tolkien’s The Hobbit

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Much research has been done on J. R. R. Tolkien’s works, but The Hobbit has been overlooked. Because of the time in his life that it was written, this particular novel can give unique insight in the questions of religion in Middle Earth that have been continuously raised. The first […]