Sociology

Senior Projects

Recent Senior Projects

- "We Can't Fix Their Idiot Lives": Juvenile Treatment Programs in an Era of Neoliberal Social Abandonment, Loach Sample

- A Blueprint for Higher Education Institutions of Today: Supporting African American Students Through An Institutional Cultural Shift, Karimah Shabazz

- ‘Real Bitches’, Victims, and Tough Daddies: Male Control, Gender Performativity, and the State in Vice Policing, Ezra Broach

- Kissing the Color Line: How Interracial Couples Navigate Race, Family and Identity in America, Kristin Vesey

- Two Nations, One Spectrum: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Autism in the Italian and American Family, Serena Accomazzi

- Mechanisms of Drug Abstinence, Desistance, and Persistence: A Study of Drug Use Patterns, Amy Kassowitz

- Walking Towards the Horizon: Understanding the Impact of Latin American Immigrant Organizations, Jordan Cooper

- Evangelicals Engage the American State: A History of Institutions, Neoliberalism, and Bad Faith, J.D. Henson

- "Feel Da Vibe" An Exploration of Early Rave Culture and the Contemporary New York City Electronic Dance Music Scene, Dylan Coburn

- Framing Food: Contemporary Shifts in Animal Rights Movement Discourse, Madeleine Strassler

- Canonizing the Queer: Literature and Gay Community in the U.S, Kyle Gipson

- “Stealing Our Women": The Israeli Anti-Miscegenation Movement, Gendered Nationalism, and the Making of a Social Problem, Alyssa Goldstein

- Under the Uniform: Identity and Gender in the U.S. Military, Elizabeth Duker-Gold

- Brothers of Morehouse: The Black Male Collegiate Experience, Barbara Reynolds

- Maternity Papas and the Muslim Other: The Creation of Sweden's Ideal Citizenry through Parental Leave Policy, Katherine McInnis 

- Brotherhood and (Dis)Unity?: Politics of Memory and the Reconstruction of History in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marina Lazetic

- "Re-inventing High School": An Analysis of Factionalism within the Early College High School Movement, Jonathan Chavez

- Achieving Adulthood: Sex Education Curricula as Empowerment Programs, Sofia Commito

- Negotiating the Self through the Politics of Reproduction, Gender and Race, Denise A. Cato

- The Rumspringa Experience and the Development of Amish Identity, Yonah Greenstein

- "The Process of Becoming One People?": Ethnic Stratification and Its Consequences in Hawaii, Gillian Wallace

- Is Gender Burning?: Gender Bending, Marginality, and the Paradoxes of Resistance Among Transgender Groups in India and Brazil, Jennifer Goldberg

- Social Class and Education: Patterns of Inequality In the Development of Children's Attitudes Toward Education and Academic Success, Brice Ormesher 

- The College Experience: The Role of Gender, Race and Social Control, Vanessa Capella

- The Culture of Exclusivity: The Structure of Washington DC Hardcore, Samuel Donahue

- The Social and Legal Implications of Contemporary Immigration Detention Practices in the United States: A Study in Sociology and Human Rights, Robert Goodis

- Dazed and Confused: The Conflicted Moral Attitudes of College Students Regarding Recreational Drug Use, Lindsey Greenfeld

 

Sociology Student Awards and Accomplishments


- Senior Patrick Nevada co-authored a working paper and policy note with Professor Joel Perlmann.
- Alum Josh Aleksanyan is working at Google as a User Experience Research Assistant, where he regularly draws on his training in sociology. Before that he worked at Foursquare and HERE, a Nokia company.

- Alum Karimah Shabazz was admitted to the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers and plans to pursue graduate studies in education. Karimah also won a 2014 Truman Scholarship. This national scholarship, awarded on the basis of leadership, public service and academic achievement, provides $30,000 for graduate or professional school, provides priority admission at select schools, and special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

- Alum Julieth Nuñez is working as a Legal Assistant at The Worker Justice Center of New York, a non-profit that provides legal services to law-wage workers in New York.

- Patrick Nevada, senior in sociology, participated in the very selective summer 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Race, Ethnicity, and the Demography of Crime and Punishment, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin's Population Research Center and Sociology Department. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

- Alum Yonah Greenstein is the Founder and Program Coordinator of Dream to Achieve, which promotes higher education among students from low-income backgrounds in the Hudson, NY area. In conjunciton with the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College, Dream to Achieve offers youth mentorship, basketball camp, and builds ties with Bard College.

- Alum Sofia Commito is getting a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania

- Alum Alyssa Goldstein entered the doctoral program in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in Fall 2013.

- Alumn Kyle Gipson joined the doctoral program in American Studies at Harvard University in Fall 2013. Gipson was also a semifinalist for the 2013 Point Foundation Graduate Scholarship.

- Alum Jessie Channell is a Recovery Specialist at the Center for Motivation and Change, a substance abuse treatment center in Massachusetts, and continues her work at domestic violence shelters.

- Alum Denise Cato is working as a case planner at the SCO Family of Services' Department of Mental Health Service.

- Josh Aleksanyan was accepted into the 2013 American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program for undergraduate students. He presented his paper "Men, 'Gut-Check' and 'Show Your Strength': Governing Healthy Masculinity Through Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)" at the ASA's Annual Meeting in New York City in August 2013.

- Abigail Marcus interned at the Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney's Office during summer 2013.

- Jessie Channell was an intern at the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women during summer 2013. She conducted social research and met weekly with legislators. Jessie also worked as a Legal Advocacy and Hotline Intern at Dove (Domestic Violence Ended) and as a Hotline and Shelter Intern at Women Helping Battered Women.

- Julieth Núñez was named one of 2013's 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars by La Voz Magazine.

- Kyle Gipson worked with the Texas Civil Rights Project as a Prison Litigation Intern summer 2011. In 2012, Gipson was admitted to the Leadership Alliance's Summer Research--Early Identification Program, where he worked as a researcher at New York University's Humanities Initiative over the summer. Gipson presented a paper based on his research, "The Contours of the New World: The Problem of Particularity in Richard Wright's Native Son," at both the NYU Symposium and the Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Gipson was awarded and declined an American Bar Foundation Fellowship for Summer 2012.

- Karimah Shabazz was awarded as a College Mentor for the Chicago Public Schools Summer of Service and Leadership Program, 2012. Shabazz was also awarded to be a participant at the 2012 African Development Conference at Harvard as well as the Public Policy Leadership Conference. This year Shabazz will be a participant at the 2013 African Development Conference at Yale.

- Sofia Commito worked as the co-organizer of the Nicaragua Education Initiative at Bard, leading undergraduate students on educational trips to Chacraseca, Nicaragua.

- Alyssa Goldstein worked as an intern for Jewish Currents Magazine, where she did editorial work, wrote book reviews, managed the magazine's social media presence, and contributed to the blog.
 
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