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This Year’s Sociology Capstone Presentations

You are invited to the Fall 2013 Sociology Capstone Presentations
Each presentation will last approximately 15 minutes followed by a brief question and answer period.

Day 1 of 2, Tuesday, December 3rd, Prothro Room, Second Floor, Smith Library Center
2:30-2:40 Maria Lowe, Introductory comments
2:40-3:00 Julia Hollingsworth “Being Upward Bound: Analyzing the Program as a Vehicle for Social Mobility among First Generation College Students”
3:00-3:20 Audrey Loukota “Constructing the Garden: How Race and Religion are Fostered in Community Spaces”
3:20-3:40 Carley Taylor “Why We Do Good: Biographical Availability and Motivation Associated with Volunteering”
3:40-4:00 Nicole Hewitt  “Becoming a Good Citizen:  English as a Second Language Volunteers Reinforcing Social Hierarchies within Adult Education”
4:00-4:20 Lucero Castillo “Shattering Invisibility and Rethinking the American Dream: Undocumented Students as Agents of Educational and Social Change”
4:20-4:40 Heather Burns “The Privilege of Helping: Middle-Class Volunteer Ideology and Experience”
4:45-5:15 Group question and answer session with presenters and audience

Day 2 of 2, Wednesday, December 4th, Prothro Room, Second Floor, Smith Library Center
2:30-2:40 Maria Lowe, Introductory comments
2:40-3:00 Nathan Tuttle “It’s a Man’s Man’s Sport”: Masculinity and Coming Out in American Football
3:00-3:20 Brianna Billingsley “‘Waiting tables will make you lose your faith in humanity’: The Racialized and Classed Dimensions of Emotional Labor Among Restaurant Servers”
3:20-3:40 Laurie Avery “Planting Seeds of Social Justice: How a Liberal Arts Education Fosters Activism in the Organic Agriculture Movement”
3:40-4:00 Julian González “Motivation to Volunteer for the Homeless”
4:00-4:20 Kelsey Kisor “‘Protect and Serve Each Other’: Collective Action and Contentious Politics in a Police Accountability Organization”
4:25-4:45 Group question and answer session with presenters and audience