Graduation 2020

CONGRATULATIONS SOCIOLOGY CLASS OF 2020!

 

Every year the Sociology Department holds its departmental Final Exercises in the majestic confines of Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.  This year, we do the next best thing and celebrate our grads with a video that names and pictures every one of our graduates and award winners.  It’s a little over 30 minutes long.  Use the link below to see the printable, keepsake 2020 Sociology Graduation Program.


Here’s our crowdsourced video of graduating Sociology undergrads and faculty with shout-outs, heartfelt thanks and a bit of sage advice for the Class of 2020!  About 12 minutes long.

TRIBUTE VIDEO

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARDEES!

Commonwealth Award in Sociology – Rachel Lefkowitz
Title:  “Dowry: Identifying Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions to Diminish its Prevalence in Northern India”
Instructor:  Professor Rae Blumberg

Bierstedt Prize in Sociology – Mary-Collier Wilks
Title: “Doing Feminism: Embodied Labor and NGOs in Cambodia”
Thesis Advisor:  Jennifer Bair

Graduate Student Teaching Award – Shayne Zaslow

 

DISTINGUISHED MAJORS PROGRAM

Awarded 2020 Distinguished Majors Thesis Award
With Highest Distinction:
Jacob Thomas Shaw 
Title:  "Meritocracy and Marriage: an Ethnographic Study of the Relationship between Patron-Client Systems and Low Divorce Rates in Italy"
Thesis Advisor: Professor Simone Polillo

Awarded Honorable Mention
With Highest Distinction:
Grant Thornton Tabler
Title: "Earning Masculinity through Respect: Elite Career Trajectories in France and America"
Thesis Advisor: Professor Fiona Greenland

With High Distinction:
Michele Olivia Kalweit 
Title: "Frames and Counterframes: Support for Israel's Legitimacy or Illegitimacy
Thesis Advisor: Professor Andrea Press

With Distinction:
Samuel Essex Bachman 
Title: "Rural Disadvantage Revisited: The Relationship Beween Rurality, Concerted Cultivation, and Academic Achievement"
Thesis Advisor:  Professor Josipa Roksa

With Distinction:
Abbey Potter
Title:  "Supports and Perceptions in Experiences of Exclusionary Discipline"
Thesis Advisor:  Professor Fiona Greenland

 

Here’s the two page printable program for the Sociology Virtual Graduation Ceremony                                                                     

SOCIOLOGY GRADUATION PROGRAM