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Southwestern Students Selected to Participate in American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program

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    Seniors Nathan Tuttle and Susana Contreras (right) and 2013 graduate Megan Robinson (left) were selected to attend the American Sociological Association's 2013 Honors Program in New York City.

Two seniors and one recent graduate will travel to New York in August for an opportunity to meet sociologists from around the country

Three students from Southwestern University will be participating in the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Honors Program.

The program will be held in conjunction with the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting Aug. 10-13 in New York City.

The Honors Program gives exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world the opportunity to participate in the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, meet prominent sociologists, and learn more about careers in sociology.

Susana Contreras and Nathan Tuttle – who will be seniors at Southwestern in the fall –  were selected for the program based on research they conducted for their classes at Southwestern. Both will present their papers at the conference.

Contreras will present a paper titled “Silencing and Celebrating: How Professors React to the Personal Experiences of Students of Color,” which was written under the direction of Sandi Nenga, associate professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Tuttle will present a paper titled “Attitudes Toward Immigrant Workers in the United States and Argentina,” which was written under the direction of Reggie Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

“I’m excited about sharing what we have learned in our research,” Contreras said.

Recent Southwestern graduate Megan Robinson also will be participating in the ASA 2013 Honors Program after winning second place in the 2013 competition for best undergraduate paper sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honorary association in sociology. Robinson won the award for her paper titled “I’m Feeding the World Tonight: The Impact of Moral Identity Standards on Mobile Loaves and Fishes Homeless Outreach Ministry,” which was written under the direction of Maria Lowe, professor of sociology.