2013 Award Recipients
Fifty Years ago C. Wright Mills wrote that
those who acquire the sociological imagination
"come to feel as if suddenly awakened. . .
They acquire a new way of thinking."
- William F. Field Alumni Scholarship:
- Career Services Furcolo Internship Award for Public Service:
- Phi Beta Kappa:
Jennifer Curtin, Odessa Burkett, Kara Finlay, Lucina Fox
Departmental Honors Seniors
- Jennifer Curtin
Beauty Over Brains: Aesthetic Labor of Employees in Clothing Retail Stores
Committee members: Dr. Joya Misra and Kyla Walters
- Molly Conneely
Domestic Violence: The Legal Structure for Victims
Committee members: Dr. Eve Weinbaum and Dr. Joyce Berkman (History)
- Kaitlyn Humphrey
Professional Identities of Prosecuting Attorneys
Committee members: Steve Boutcher and Rob Faulkner
Sociology Best Paper Award
The Sociology Department Best Paper Award is given to one or more sociology majors who produces an exceptional paper, exam, or written product in a sociology course, independent study, as a thesis, or for any other substantial sociological writing.
- Victoria Alessi for The Effect of No Child Left Behind on Urban Schools
- Rachel Tripp for Sociological Theories as Illustrated by the Semi-Disastrous
Henry Korson Best Senior(s) Award
The Sociology Department Best Senior Award is granted to one or more outstanding senior sociology majors based on departmental nominations and references.
- Heather Wood
- Kaitlyn Humphrey
Henry Korson Best Junior Award
The Sociology Department Best Junior Award is granted to one outstanding junior sociology major based on departmental nominations and references.
- Chantal Newkirk
David S. Leiderman Award
The Sociology Department Leiderman Award is given to one or more outstanding senior sociology majors with a commitment to improving the lives of children and families.
- Ashley Boudrow
- Grace Bricker
Jane Addams Sociology in Practice Award
The Sociology in Practice Award recognizes one or more sociology majors who have proven their ability to apply sociological ideas and insights to pressing social problems.
- Kelly Smith
- Bo-Ryung Hwang
C. Wright Mills Award for Sociological Imagination
Awarded to one Sociology Major who best illustrates how sociology has had an influence on their life by changing the way they think about social issues.
W.E.B. Du Bois Outstanding Sociological Achievement Award
Awarded to sociology majors who have achieved distinction in any of a variety of ways. This might be through consistently high performance in courses, or by overcoming obstacles, or for outstanding class participation, or for involvement in the community, or for any of a variety of other forms of accomplishment. The award winners receive a one-year subscription to the American Sociological Association journal, Contexts.
N Kara Finlay