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Submissions from 2015

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Ulaanbaatar’s Ger District Issues: Changes and Attitudes, David Engel, Gettysburg College

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Placeness: Mongolia A Call for the Creation of a Human Impact Assessment, C. Winston Kies, Middlebury College

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Killing to Save: Trophy Hunting and Conservation in Mongolia, Lucy Page, Williams College

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The Price on Our Practices: Motivation and Cultural Commodification in the Mongolian Tourism Industry, Joseph Recupero, Gettysburg College

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B-Boy and Buuz: A Study of Mongolian Hip-Hop Culture, Quinn Graham Wallace, Mount Holyoke College

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The Restoration Process: Lessons from a Community-Based Conservation Initiative in Tunkhel, Mongolia, John Wendt, Colorado State University

Submissions from 2014

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Exploring the Preservation of Pastoralism and the Natural World in Western Mongolia , Josephine Brownell, Colorado College

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Index-based Insurance and Risk Management Among Nomadic Mongolian Herders , Kelsey Larson, Yale University

Submissions from 2013

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Water Access and Security for Mongolian Peri-Urban Communities in the Face of Climate Change and Development, Heather Cook, University of Denver

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Going Green and Staying Sustainable: Community Based Tree-Planting Projects in Mongolia, Rachel Klassen, Humboldt State University

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Dharma and the Free Market: Reconciling Buddhist Compassion with a Market Economy in Post-socialist Mongolia, Yazmeen Mendez Nuñez, University of Richmond

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Think Like a Mongolian: Cultivating Community Based Pasture Management, Karen Elizabeth Yoshida Weldon, Macalester College

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Mongolian National Parks: Competing Interests and Institutional Viability in a Still Emerging Protected Areas System, Kieryn Wurts, University of Denver

Submissions from 2012

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Tujiin Nars: A Story of the Forest, Julia Bowman, University of Denver

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The Attitudes and Perceptions of the Local People Towards the Durgun Hydropower Plant, Francis H. Clougherty, Sonoma State University

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The Effect of Climate Change on Mongolian Herding Communities: Investigating the Current Prevalence of Ecomigration and Community Perceptions of and Responses to Migration in the Countryside, Rachael Diniega, University of Virginia

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Bariachi of Ulaanbaatar, Aleah Sterman Goldin, University of Richmond

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The Long and Winding Road: An Experiential Study of Mongolian Transit, Tommy Holmberg, Bates College

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Mongolian Women's Voices: A Case Study on Maternal Healthcare, Pregnancy, and Birth in Ulaanbaatar's Public Hospitals, Amelia Olmsted, George Washington University

Submissions from 2011

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New Representations of the “Golden Lineage”: The Mongolian Folk Rock of Altan Urag, Jonathan Heins, University of Pittsburgh

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Portraits of the Land: Environmentalism and Contemporary Art in Mongolia, Sarah Morgan

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Pragmatism and Inescapable Truth: Young Mongolians’ Perceptions of Chinese, Caroline Olsen, Colorado College

Submissions from 2009

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Green Dharma: Clearing the Pollution of Our Minds to Save the Environment, Richard Dale Jenkinson IV, Middlebury College

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Grey to Green: The Wolf as Culture and Profit in Mongolia and the Importance of Its Survival, Samuel LeGrys, Goucher College

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India’s Role in Mongolia’s Third Neighbor Policy, Brandon Joseph Miliate, University of Southern California

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Guardians of the Grassland: A Qualitative Assessment of the Success of Community-Based Wildlife Conservation in Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe, Alexandra Sprague, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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The Legend of the Almas: A Comparative and Critical Analysis, Nathan Wenzel, George Washington University

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The Ties That Bind: Urban Migration, Family Networks, and Cultural Change in Modern Mongolia, Christopher R. Williams, Indiana University

Submissions from 2008

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The Path of the Arrow: The Evolution of Mongolian National Archery, Eric X. Brownstein, Wheaton College - Norton

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The Stallion's Mane: The Next Generation of Horses in Mongolia, Amanda Hund, Carleton College

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Art, Ritual, and Representation: An Exploration of the Roles of Tsam Dance in Contemporary Mongolian Culture, Mikaela Mroczynski, Smith College

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Summary and Analysis: Mental Health Infrastructure in Ulaanbaatar, Mini Saraswati, Wellesley College

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Faith and Freedom: A Profile of the Religious Environment in Mongolia’s Emerging Democracy, Jeffrey Sinick, Grinnell College

Submissions from 2007

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The Price of Gold: The Environmental Impacts of Toxic Chemicals in Gold Mining, Adam Goetz, Carleton College

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The Story of Eej Khad: Mother Spirit of the Earth and Her Children, Ethan Gohen, Brandeis University

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Democracy on the Steppe: A Search for Active Local Citizenship in Rural Mongolia, Matthew D. Simonson, Williams College

Submissions from 2004

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Finding The Door in the Mirage: The Politics of Cultural Change in Mongolia, Evan Buxbaum, Swarthmore College

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Fences in Mongolia: A Study of Land Reform, Nicholas A. Kroshus, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Spirituality in Limbo: An Observation and Analysis of Mongolia’s Modern Religious Climate, Dustin Saldarriaga, Harvard University