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In its Honors Program the Sociology Department awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
  • William Plews-Ogan, "Embedded Justice Shaming Rituals in Reintegrative Justice Systems: Spain, California, and New South Wales" (Honors) 
    Kathleen E. Jenkins + George Greenia and Tracy Sohoni
  • Derek Moretz, "The Construction of Activist Identities in the Democratic Party: A Study on Collective Identity and Political Activism" (Honors) 
    Kathleen Jenkins + Amy Quark, Ronald Rapoport
  • No Honors students this year
  • Lauren Hum, "Completing the Puzzle: Towards a Multi-faceted Sociological Explanation of the Gender Disparity in Criminal Offending" (Honors)
    Graham Ousey + Kathleen Slevin, Janice Zeman
  • Amma Agyemang, "Disease in the Media: A Content Analysis of a Sample of HIV/AIDS-Related Articles in Four U.S. Print Media from 1981 to 2006"(Honors)
    Katherine Walker + Kathleen Slevin, Brad Weiss
  • Richael Faithful, "When Racial Controversy Erupts on a College Campus: Interrogating Institutional and Student Responses to Controversy, Diversity, and Affirmative Action" (Highest Honors)
    Dee Royster + Monica Griffin, Leisa Meyer
  • Katherine Perkins, "Spirit Moving to the Margins: Religious Identity in the New Monasticism" (High Honors)
    Kathleen Jenkins + Thomas Linneman, Seth Feman
  • Kelly Waldrop, "Man the Guns: Gender and Ritual in Military Institutions" (High Honors)
    Thomas Linneman + Salvatore Saporito, Leisa Meyer
  • Wesley Allen
    Thomas Linneman + Jennifer Bickham-Mendez, Leisa Meyer
  • Jana Chavers
    Deenesh Sohoni + Kelly Joyce, Lynn Pelco
  • Sheila Leonard
    Katherine Slevin + Kelly Joyce, Leisa Meyer
  • Erin Nowak
    Kelly Joyce + Thomas Linneman, Jenny Putzi