M.A. Sociology Recognition

 

Dear Sociology Graduates,

 

Congratulations! As we stand in this shining moment of your accomplishment, we know that you have worked hard and appreciate that you succeeded despite incredible challenges. We lift up your hard work and all that you have learned. We recognize this important milestone and acknowledge all the sacrifices that you and your families have made to get here.  

 

The past year has been filled with loss—loss of experiences and loss of loved ones, whose memory we honor and cherish. Although vaccines are rolling out and pandemic restrictions are easing, there are real challenges. We trust your education in sociology has prepared you with the quality of mind needed to recognize the interplay between history and biography, and personal troubles and public issues in this unprecedented time. We are confident that you will take your sociological imaginations on your journey forward to make sense of our transformed and shifting reality. And it is our deep hope that you find joy, peace, love, and fulfillment.

 

We are honored to be your teachers. More importantly, we are honored to have learned from you – in class presentations, in papers, in online forums, in emails, in our offices, and in many class discussions. We are proud of you Sociology graduates! And we celebrate the positive force for good in this world that we know you will be.

 

Your sociology faculty


 

Graduate Slideshow :  We invite graduates and their loved ones to view this slideshow that commemorates our recent fall and spring graduates!

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Graduate Commencement Speaker:

Jozef Robles,  M.A.

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Graduates!

Juan Pablo Alvarez, M.A.

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Specialty:  Criminology & Deviance

C.E. Ashley Baker, M.A.

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Specialty:  Criminology & Deviance

Valerie Beauchamp, M.A.

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Thesis:  The Production of Latina Garment Workers and Managers: How Gender, Race, Class and Immigration Status Impact Worka Women-Centered Micro Analysis

Martha Lucero Contreras, M.A.

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Specialty:  Education

Alex Francisco, M.A.

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Specialty:  Education

Vincent Fuentes, M.A.

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Thesis:  Social Capital and Institutional Agents in Urban Youth Mentorship

Veronica Martinez, M.A.

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Project:  Academic Advising: A Portal to Student Success 

Rachel Nankervis, M.A.

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Specialty:  Education

Jozef Robles, M.A.

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Thesis:   Place[ing] Social Spaces: Exploring Feelings of Place Dependence and Place Identity Among the Latinx Community in a Gentrifying La Cuatro

Catie Suzanne Storms, M.A.

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Thesis:   Rape and Molka in Club Burning Sun: Analyzing South Korean Newspaper Portrayalas of Sexual Violence Against Women

Vy Trinh, M.A.

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Specialty:  Race & Ethnicity

Outstanding Graduate Award Recipient:

Catie Suzanne Storms, M.A.


 

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This award honors a graduating MA student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and community and/or departmental service

Distinguished Graduate Research Award Recipient:

Jozef Robles, M.A.


 

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This award honors a graduating MA student who has produced an outstanding research project, presentation, and/or paper.