The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal the which is hidden. — Pierre Bourdieu

University Awards

Shana Bouyer
William F. Field Alumni Scholarship

Departmental Awards

​Abbey Nicholson
Allison Arsenault
Amari Thomas
Ella Romanelli
Maylene Rodriguez-Scott
Rachel Bargoot
Rachel Mackoff
Soma Okamoto

Outstanding Service to the Sociology Major Award

Departmental Awards

Soumya Sabbella
Meghan K. Beebe Senior Speaker

Isabel Alves de Lima
Henry Korson Best Senior

Siena Small
Henry Korson Best Junior

Cassie Lynch
Jordan Martin
David S. Leiderman Award

Natasha Tsaryuk
Jane Addams Sociology in Practice Award

Isabel Levin
C. Wright Mills Award for Sociological Imagination

Jiin Chung
"Occupational Specialization Among Korean Immigrants: Dry Cleaning and the Korean American Dream"
Sociology Best Paper

Abbey Nicholson
Sociology Award Ceremony Speaker

Colin Settle
"Online Incel Communities and Masculinity"
Hal Parskey
"How Has U.S. Immigration Changed Black-White Inequality?" 
Isabel Alves De Lima
"Shared Living Narratives: Exploring Social Class, Reciprocity, and Sharing in Undergraduate Off-Campus Housing"
Kassandra Jean-Marie
"The Effect of Peer Relationships on the Nutritional Decisions of Adolescents"
Racquel Bitar
"How Early-Life Family Socioeconomic Status, Pubertal Timing, and Risky Sexual Behavior Interact to Influence Later-Life Educational Attainment"
Rory Liddy
"Fight or Write" 
Soma Okamoto
"The Impact of Gender Industry Composition on the Gender Wage Gap"
Sociology Senior Theses

Ariana Vazquez
Hasini Jayawardena
Hannah Plaziak
Joshua Rahn

Sociology Summer Internship Award
 

W.E.B. Du Bois Outstanding Sociological Achievement Award

 

Senior Honorees:
Aaija Coleman Hall
Bridget Sherman
Cameron Ringdahl
Cienna Hiersche
Emma Aulenback
Glorimar Estevez
Hal Parskey
Kyle Keegan
Hannah Johnson
Isabelle Tran
Maylene Rodriguez-Scott
 
Nina Langan
Olivia Plante
Paige Roy
Rachel Darsinos
Randy Pereira
Rebekka Yang
Rory Liddy
Shannon Walsh
Soma Okamoto
Veronica Lee
 

 

Junior Honorees:
Darby Larkin
Dari Bates
Jeremy Brum
Jillian Smith
Meghan Brennan
Nella Harting