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12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

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Several graduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology presented at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 22nd, 2017.

Deniza Mulaj (below), graduating with her master’s degree in anthropology in May 2017, won 2nd place in the Social Sciences and Management division for her presentation entitled, “Navigating the Bridge: An Ethnographic Study of Kosovar-Albanian and Serbian Youth Living in the Divided City of Mitrovica, Kosova.” 

 

Nicole Jasperson, a 3rd-year doctoral student in sociology, presented her poster entitled, “Cooling-Out Refugees: An Examination of Employment Specialists’ Strategies at Refugee Resettlement Agencies.” 

Caroline Myrick, Jon Forrest, and Michael J. Fox, 4th-year doctoral students in sociolinguistics, presented their poster entitled, “The Significance of Sociolinguistic Variation in the Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” 

Hannah McQueen, a 3rd-year doctoral student in sociology, presented her research entitled, “The Student ‘Investor’ and the Risks Associated with Higher Education Debt.” 

Monica Bixby, graduating with her Ph.D. in sociology in May 2017, presented her research entitled, “Does Perception of School Safety Bolster the Effects of Family and School Social Capital?: An Examination of Educational Attainment, Running Away from Home and Violence.” 

Robert A. Jordan, graduating with his master’s degree in anthropology in May 2017, presented his research poster entitled, “2016 Archaeological Survey of the Lake Phelps Northern Shoreline.” 

Sarah Mills, graduating with her master’s degree in anthropology in May 2017, presented her research poster entitled, “Banana Farmers and Fair Trade in St. Lucia.” 

Heather Paxson, graduating with her master’s degree in anthropology in May 2017, presented her research poster entitled, “Dental Wear Trends in Late Archaic and Woodland Period Populations in Eastern US.” 

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