Internships and Research

HONORS PROJECTS

Ethan Johnson '14 (Duluth, MN), "How does a Believer Become Evangelical?  Using Habitus to Track the Transfer of Religious Meaning Across Social Contexts"

Mbemba Camara '14 (New York, NY), "Transitional Narratives: Interpretation and Appropriation of Black Identity by West African Immigrants"

Hannah Johnson '14 (Olympia, WA), "I'm More Than the Sum of My Parts": Multiracial Identities and the Creation of Racial Meaning"

Jessica Munoz '14 (Hayward, CA), "Mexican Identity Beyond Labels Beyond Borders"

Anna Pickrell '14 (San Francisco, CA), "The Mary Poppins Problem" Enforcing Protective Legislation for Domestic Workers in America"

IndiAna Gowland ’13 (Mill Valley, Calif.) “Other Schools Have Been Doing It For Years: School Responses to Legal Uncertainty in Single-Gender Education” (Second place, Midwest Sociological Association Undergraduate Paper Competition; Third place, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society)

Rachel Gunsalus ’13 (Los Gatos, Calif.)  “Migrant Farmworkers and Access to Health Care in Minnesota: Needs, Barriers and Remedies”

Anna Michelson ’13 (Kendall, Wis.) “The Cultural Omnivore in Its Natural Habitat: Music Taste at a Liberal Arts College”

Mary Pheng ’13 (Richfield, Minn.), “The Bureaucratic Savior: How Human Service Professionals Allocate Rights to Noncitizens”

Jeremy Carp ’12 (Portland, Ore.), “The Creation of State-Level Regulatory Systems: A Case Study of Post-Prohibition Alcoholic Beverage Regulation” (First place, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society; First place, Midwest Sociological Association Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Jonathan Cole ’12 (Lincoln, Neb.), “With Heart-Strings Attached: Funding Decisions as Identity Work in Nonprofit Organizations”

Shahar Eberzhon ’12 (Beer Sheva, Israel), “The Walls We Build: Borderwork and Manipulation of Power Relations in Hebron”

Sean Hoops ’12 (Stillwater, Minn.), “Socialization with Alcohol or Alcohol as Socialization: an Actor-Network Approach to Understanding College Student Alcohol Use”

Kate Lanning ’12 (Stillwater, Minn.), “Time for Myself, Time for Others: Gender Differences in the Meaning of Retirement” (Second place, Midwest Sociological Association Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Diego Melo Ascencio ’12 (Colombia), “On a Condition or a Mission?: Examining the Political Histories of Anti-Poverty Policies in Brazil, Venezuela and Columbia” (Second place, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society)

Joshua Rubin ’12 (Canoga Park, Calif.), “Going Global: Participation in the Working Group on Indigenous Populations”

Chloe Souza ’12 (Los Angeles, Calif.), “ ‘Because This is Not the End’: Motivation and Change in People Living with HIV/ AIDS” (Third place, Midwest Sociological Association Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Morgen Chang ’11 (Honolulu, Hawaii), “Making or Maintaining Connections Online? YouTube as Both Site and Tool of Social Interaction” (Third place, Midwest Sociological Society Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Emily Christie ’11 (Indianapolis, Ind.), “ ‘Declaraciones de Deseo y Declaraciones de Realidad’: State-Indigenous Relations and Intercultural-Bilingual Education in Peru and Guatemala” (First Place, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society; Honorable mention, Law and Society Association Undergraduate Paper Award)

Evelyn Daugherty ’11 (Ann Arbor, Mich.), “Language in the Name of National Security: The Transformation of Arabic Language Instruction in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education” (Second place, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society; First place, Midwest Sociological Society Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Amanda Duhon ’11 (Bohannon, Va.), “Maximizing Student Integration through Student Employment: A Study of First- Year College Work Experience”

Jenny Evgenia Grinblo ’11 (Akko, Israel), “Craft-a-Go-Go: Identification, Gender, and Occupational Autonomy in the Go-Go Dancing Occupation” (First place, Midwest Sociological Society Undergraduate Paper Competition)

Daniel Henry ’11 (Lansing, Mich.), “Consuming Inequality: The Phenomenon of Consumption as Entertainment Among Mad Men Viewers”

Taylor Laemmli ’11 (Overland Park, Kan.), “Getting Educated: Working Class and First-Generation Students and the Extra-Curriculum at an Elite Liberal Arts College”

INTERNSHIPS

Lexii Carrillo ’15 (Dearborn, MI) Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs and American Civil Liberties Union

Anna Lee ’16 (Fort Lee, NJ), Conversation and Environmental Education Intern at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

David Lopez ’14 (St. Louis, MO), Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Bailey Rehnberg ’14 (York, PA), Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Arielle Lawson ’14 (Evanston, Ill.), The Family Partnership

Rebecca McCrory ’14 (Seattle, Wash.), Scholarship America

Hannah Rasmussen ’14 (St. Paul, Minn.), Christians for Biblical Equality

Justin Allison ’12 (Madison, Wis.), YouthCARE

Kate Evans ’11 (Chicago, Ill.), City of St. Paul Mayor’s Office

Kyle Anne Piasecki ’11 (Bettendorf, Iowa), Pastrnak Law Firm

Shahar Eberzhon '12 (Beer Sheva, Israel) United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Tel Aviv, Israel; Center for Victims of Torture, St. Paul

Evelyn Daugherty '11 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Minneapolis

Emily Christie '11 (Indianapolis, Ind.) Exodus Refugee, Indianapolis; Lutheran Social Services, Minneapolis

Thomas Poulos '11 (Irvine, Calif.) NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, St. Paul

Kate Evans ’11 (Chicago, Ill.), City of St. Paul Mayor’s Office

Jenny Grinblo ’11 (Akko, Israel), Pangea World Theater 

Kyle Anne Piasecki ’11 (Bettendorf, Iowa), Pastrnak Law Firm