Student Research and Awards

Sociology Conference Presentations

Every year, our sociology majors present at national and/or regional conferences. This is an amazing professional opportunity that is typically supported through Fleming and department funds. These types of experiences set our majors apart from those at other universities and help them in the graduate/law school/job application process.

Southern Sociological Society meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2019

Madeline Carrola ’19 presented “The Handmaid’s Tale and Performance Activism.”

Veronica Ciotti ’19 presented “‘The Classroom is Sacred:’ The Perceived Effects of Campus Carry among Texas Male Faculty Members.”

Carmen Hernandez ’19 presented “How a Piece of Paper Defines One’s Experience in the U.S.: The Experiences of Documented Siblings of DACA Recipients.”

Samantha Pentecost ’19 presented “Girls in the Boy Scouts: Exploring Dilemmas of Gender-Integrated Spaces and Hybrid Masculinity at a Coed Backpacking Camp.”

Brielle Read ’20 presented “Letting the Teachers Speak: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Special Education Identification Process in Public Texas Elementary Schools.”

Savannah Scott ’19 presented “Medically Policing Black Female Bodies: Black Women’s Experiences with Birth Control.”

Marta Zuzeviciute ’19 presented “‘Why Can’t I Be Both?’: Experiences of Having an Arabic Ethnic Identity in French Society.” 

Southern Sociological Society meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018

Esteffany Luna ’18 “Am I Still Latino Enough? The Construction of a Latino Identity among Hispanics who do not Speak Spanish.”

Mary Jalufka ’18 “White Female Elementary School Teachers and Campus Safety in the Wake of Sandy Hook.”

Madeline Yu Carrola ’19 “’We’re Not Wasting Coffee Grounds’: How College Students Respond to Peers’ Resource Consumption and Waste Disposal by Social Class.”

Sophia Galewsky ’19 “Abortion Provision as High Risk Activism: What Motivates Providers.”