Sociology National and Regional Awards
Southwestern University sociology majors have won a number of national and regional undergraduate paper awards. In 2006, we started nominating student papers for national and regional awards. Since then, nine of our sociology majors have won the national Alpha Kappa Delta undergraduate paper award (first, second, or third place), ten of our majors have won the Southern Sociological Society’s Odum Award for best undergraduate paper, and one major has received the outstanding undergraduate paper award at the Mid-South Sociological Association meeting.
ThuyMi Phung “‘There are always going to be the bad people who access the
guns’: Predictors of Americansʼ Perspectives on Gun Violence”
- Winner, 2023 Odum Undergraduate Paper Competition, Southern Sociological Society
Madeline Carrola “Performing The Handmaid’s Tale: The Use of Dystopian Literature at Political Protests”
- Outstanding undergraduate paper award at the 2019 Mid-South Sociological Association meeting.
Savannah Scott “Medically Policing Black Female Bodies: Black Women’s Experiences with Birth Control in Austin, Texas”
- The American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2019 Joe Feagin Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award
Samantha Pentecost “Gendering the Boy Scouts: Examining Hegemonic Masculinity at a Coed Backpacking Camp”
- Second place in the 2019 Undergraduate Paper Competition, Alpha Kappa Delta (national sociology honors society)
Veronica Ciotti “The Classroom Is Sacred: Academic Masculinity as a Response to the Campus Carry Law in Texas”
- Third place in the 2019 Undergraduate Paper Competition, Alpha Kappa Delta (national sociology honors society)
Esteffany Luna “Am I Still Latino Enough? The Construction of Latino Identity among Hispanics who do not Speak Spanish”
- Winner, 2018 Odum Undergraduate Paper Competition, Southern Sociological Society