Student Research and Awards

National and Regional Awards

2016

Guillermo Alvarado (2016) “’That Gay Gangsta Shit’: Identity Construction and Community Membership in Queer Rappers’ Musical Careers”

  • First place in the 2016 Undergraduate Paper Competition, Alpha Kappa Delta (national sociology honors society)

Bethany Lewis (2016) “’That’s the Spark I Want to See”: Mentorship and Empowerment of Girls in STEM,”

  • Winner, 2016 Odum Undergraduate Paper Competition, Southern Sociological Society

2015

Joanna Hawkins (2015) “Responding to Ebola:  A Risky Act of Social Justice”

  • Winner, 2015 Odum Undergraduate Paper Competition, Southern Sociological Society

Jessica Jones (2015)  ”‘This School Just Isn’t Set Up For Me’:  The Experiences of Transfer Students From Community Colleges at Southwestern University”

  • 2015 Shearn Writing Award in the Social Sciences, Southwestern University