Student Publications and Awards

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Solo Authored

Jennifer Barnes. 2009. “Style and Consumption among East African Muslim Immigrant Women: The Intersection of Religion, Ethnicity, and Minority Status.” Sociological Insight 1: 85-105.

Alex Park. 2009. “A Tale of Two Townships: Political Opportunity and Violent and Non-Violent Local Control in South Africa.” Sociological Insight 1: 31-51.

Claire Posner. 2008. “Choosing Truth: The Influence of Function, Institutions and Global Culture on the Establishment of TRCs.” Missouri Valley Journal of Social Science

Co-Authored with Faculty

Erik Larson, Monique Murphy and Zachary Johnson. 2008. “Emerging Indigenous Governance: Ainu Rights at the Intersection of Global Norms and Domestic Institutions” Alternatives: Local, Global, Political.

PAPER AWARDS

2012

Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition

Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp, Kate Lanning, and Chloe Souza have won the top three prizes at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.  Carp received first prize, Lanning placed second, and Souza was awarded third prize by the Midwest Sociological Society. Read more

2011 

Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition

Emily Christie, first place.  “'Declaraciones de Deseo y Declaraciones de Realidad’: State-Indigenous Relations and Intercultural-Bilingual Education in Peru and Guatemala"

Evelyn Daugherty, second place.  “Language in the Name of National Security:  The Transformation of Arabic Language Instruction in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education”

Midwest Sociological Society, Undergraduate Paper Competition

Evelyn Daugherty, first place.  “Language in the Name of National Security:  The Transformation of Arabic Language Instruction in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education”

Jenny Evgenia Grinblo, first place.  “Craft-a-Go-Go: Identification, Gender, and Occupational Autonomy in the Go-Go Dancing Occupation”

Morgen Chang, third place.  “Making or Maintaining Connections Online? YouTube as Both Site and Tool of Social Interaction”

2010

Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society

Alexandra Zoellner, first place. “‘I’m a Community Clinic Kind of Gal’: Coping with Emotional Labor in Community-Based Organizing.”

2009

Sociology of Law Section of the ASA, Undergraduate Paper Award

  • Shantee Rosado, honorable mention. “El Que no Tiene Dinga, Tiene Mandinga : Black Collective Identity Formation among Afro-descendants in Latin America.”
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Global Division Undergraduate Student Paper Award
  • Shantee Rosado,  “El Que no Tiene Dinga, Tiene Mandinga : Black Collective Identity Formation among Afro-descendants in Latin America.”

Sociological Insight Article Award

  • Alex Park, First Prize, “A Tale of Two Townships”
  •  Jennifer Barnes, Second Prize, “Style and Consumption …”

Midwest Sociological Society, Undergraduate Paper Competition

  • Alex Park, First Prize, “A Tale of Two Townships”
  • Jennifer Barnes, Second Prize, “Style and Consumption …”
  • Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu, Third Place, “Remedial Strategy or Subliminal Racism? A Comparative Study on the Origins of Affirmative Action Policies in South Africa and Malaysia”

North Central Sociological Association, Undergraduate Paper Competition
Jenna Perkins, First Place. “Student Political Advocacy: Professor, Parents, and Volunteer Service as Key Social Force.”

2008

Society for the Study of Social Problems, Global Division Undergraduate Student Paper Award 
Claire Posner. “Choosing Truth.”

Law and Society Association Undergraduate Paper Competition

  • Patricia Bass. “Regulating the ‘Social Mix:’ How and Why do France the United States Desegregate Housing?”
  • Claire Posner, honorable mention. “Choosing Truth.”

Sociology of Law Section of the ASA, Undergraduate Paper Award
Claire Posner, honorable mention. “Choosing Truth.”

Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society
Joanna Trigg, First Place. “Markets, Governments, and the Feminization of Poverty: A Comparison of the United States, Germany, and Sweden.”

2007

Law and Society Association, Undergraduate Paper Competition
Rebecca Sheff. “Strategic Choices in Diverse Contexts: The Maasai Indigenous Rights Movement.”

Sociology of Law Section of the ASA, Undergraduate Paper Award
Ashley DeMinck. “The Origins of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Peru.”

Midwest Sociological Society, Undergraduate Paper Competition
Ellen Bracken, Third Place. “Off the Beaten Path: Rural Students and the Pursuit of Higher Education.”

Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society
Elizabeth Newman, First Place. “From Political to Personal: Forming Feminist Identities.”

Sociologists of Minnesota, Caroline Rose Paper Contest

  • Audrey Peer, First Place. “Selecting Environments: The Mediating Influence of College Choice on Binge Drinking.”
  • Thomas Phelan, Second Place. “Jazz and the Academy."

2006

Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition

Demoya Gordon. “Policing Sexuality in America’s Churches:  Theological, Congregational, and Political Influences on Regulation of Same-Sex Behavior.”

Midwest Sociological Society, Undergraduate Paper Competition

  • Cris Ramon, Second Place. “Institutional Activism: Variability and Consistency in the Development of Worker Owned Cooperatives.”
  • Ian Ritz, Fourth Place. “Playing for an Active Community: Youth Sports Participation and Civic Engagement.”

North Central Sociological Association, Undergraduate Paper Competition

Demoya Gordon, Third Place. “Policing Sexuality.”

Sociologists of Minnesota, Caroline Rose Paper Contest

Galen Baynes, First Place. “Power and Paradox: A Case Study of the Wayuu Indigenous People’s Movement.”

PRESENTATIONS

2010

Alexandra Zoellner, Midwest Sociological Association

Daniel Henry, participant in ASA Honors Program

2009

Shantee Rosado, Society for the Study of Social Problems and Midwest Sociological Society

Jennifer Barnes, Midwest Sociological Society

Carolina Lopez, Midwest Sociological Society

Alex Park, Midwest Sociological Society

Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu, Midwest Sociological Society

2008

Claire Posner, Society for the Study of Social Problems

Joanna Trigg, Midwest Sociological Society

Andy Wu, participant in ASA Honors Program

2007

Ellen Bracken, Midwest Sociological Society (session on “Diverse Experiences of Various Student Populations”)

Elizabeth Newman, Midwest Sociological Society (session on “Midwest Feminism: A Reflection and Discussion”)

Audrey Peer, Midwest Sociological Society (session on Social Psychology of Health); Sociologists of Minnesota

Thomas Phelan, Sociologists of Minnesota

2006

Demoya Gordon, North Central Sociological Association

Cris Ramon, Midwest Sociological Society

Ian Ritz, Midwest Sociological Society

Gaylen Baynes, Sociologists of Minnesota

2005

Amelia Cotton Corl, Sociologists of Minnesota (preliminary analysis of data for senior thesis)

Cris Ramon, participant in ASA Honors Program