American Studies

Kelly Naze - American Consumer Society

After graduating with honors and ending a lifelong swimming career, Kelly returned home to Denver, Colorado, where she will put her competitive spirit and passion for planning to work as she starts her own business as a wedding planner.

Area of Concentration Courses

American Studies 101: The Birth of Consumerism
American Studies H110: Rebels and Revolutionaries
Demography C126: Social Consequences of Population Dynamics
Information C167: Virtual Communities/Social Media
Sociology 160: Sociology of Culture
Sociology 166: Society & Technology


Kelly Naze : - Amusing Some of the Million at Muse Mcanique: The Unpromising Fate of Penny-Arcade Museums in the 21st Century (Class of 2016)

Exploring how Muse Mcanique, a penny-arcade museum in San Francisco, embodies aspects of Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century, Kelly Nazes senior honors thesis unpacks the cultural fascination with machines, the mystery of objects that re-imagine turn-of-the-century pleasure parks, and the deleterious effects of contemporary consumerism on such mechanical memories.

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