Kathleen Bunch: B.S. in Psychology
[minor in Sociology], Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002. Her
research interests include race/ethnic relations and socialization, family
relations, social inequality, and social aspects and concerns of medicine.
Munsch: B.A. in English [minor in Women's Studies], University of
Virginia, 2001. Christin works at a domestic violence shelter in
Richmond and her research interests include gender, violence against
women, and military sociology.
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Sara Klemm: B.A. in English and American Studies,
University of Maryland. Before coming to graduate school, Sara took
some time off and worked for a non-profit agency called Equal Justice USA,
along with starting a record label with her best friend. Her current
research interests include social movements and subcultures.
Basla Andolsun: B.S. in Sociology,
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001. Her sociological interests
range from the sociology of emotions to opportunities and constraints for
female rock musicians. Basla plays bass in Del Cielo, a local band.
Rena Cook: B.S. in Sociology. Virginia
Commonwealth University. 2001. Rena is interested in gender socialization,
power, and social identity.
Sarah Diehl B.A. in sociology, University of Maryland-Baltimore
County. 2001. Her research interests are class and inequality, social
movements, urban social problems, and dynamics of community organization.
Jennifer Harris: BS in Sociology [minor Political Science].
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001. She is interested in Russian
history, globalization, and world systems, and has presented conference
papers on global topics. She is also interested in eating disorders, the
beauty myth, and the pursuit of happiness. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in
Lisa Hutzel: B.S. in Sociology and Justice Studies.Frostburg State
University 2001. Her current research interests are related to the
criminal justice field with a focus on juvenile delinquency.
Stacy Mott BA in Education. Mercyhurst College, 1998. Her current
research interests include the sociology of sport.
Jeremy Redford: BS in Psychology and Sociology. Longwood College,
2001. His current research interests are the Sociology of Education,
social capital, and social stratification.
Dwight Williams: B.A. in Sociology, Randolph Macon.
Dwight is currently working on a theoretical thesis and his research
interest is in the sociology of evil and knowledge.
Patrece S. Yancey: B.A. in Sociology, University of Richmond, 2001.
Her research interests include race, gender, and social inequality.
Adam Alden: B.S. in Sociology, James Madison
University, 2000, is developing a thesis proposal to explore the
relationship between age and domestic violence victimization. Practicum
Rosita Alicea: B.S. in Sociology, University of Pittsburg, 2000,
completed her thesis titled: An analysis of the relationship
between time elapsed, demographic characteristics, and types of services
requested among domestic violence survivors. Practicum Track.
Kendra Cover: B.A. English, UNC-Chapel Hill, '94,
is working on a thesis titled: The Effects of Witnessing Domestic
Violence on Children. Practicum Track.
Carol Mason: B.S. in Sociology, College of William and Mary, 2000,
has completed a concentration area paper that centers around the juvenile
justice system, court organization, and case outcomes. Concentration
Ryan Mckee: B.S. in History and Social Science,
Radford University, 2000, has completed his thesis entitled: "Moments
of Trust: Sibling Responses to the Disclosure of a Sister's Lesbian
Identity." Thesis track.
Coleman Rose: Coleman conducted interviews for a
Study of Latinos in Richmond undertaken by Drs. Keo Cavalcanti
[University of Richmond] and Debra Schleef [Mary Washington College]. His
thesis utilized the data collected for this research to examine
several aspects of immigrants' network patterns and their implications.
Cynthia Starkey: B.S. in Sociology, Longwood College,
2000, completed her thesis on the relationship between
court location [rural vs. urban] and sentencing outcomes for juveniles in
Virginia. Thesis track.
Mike Stern: B.S. in Sociology, James Madison University, 2000
completed his thesis titled: Predicting the use of firearms
in non-lethal incidents of family violence: Revisiting contextual and
structural forces. Practicum Track.
Ron Wilson: B.S. in Sociology, James Madison
University, 2000, completed his thesis using frame
analysis to examine the rhetoric used by U.S. Presidents in the
"War on Drugs," beginning with the Nixon administration. Thesis