SOAN Senior Seminar Sociology and Anthropology Capstone Presentations

April 26
SUB Room 306

First Session
2:30-4 p.m.

Second Session
6-8 p.m.
Followed by a reception and refreshments.

Presentations by senior SOAN majors will address a wide range of topics. Some examples include inequalities in health care, child abuse policies, critiques of development theory and family planning programs, agricultural development in ancient Japan, and a cross-cultural study of herder diet.

Detailed Schedule
First session 2:30-4 pm, April 26

2:30 p.m. - "Unconscious Meanings in Relationship Signals"
    Will Vierling
2:45 p.m. - "Effect of Divorce on Children’s Self-Esteem"
    Phil Campbell
3  p.m. - "Political Activism Today: Interplay of Gender with Political Participation and Voting Patterns"
    Brian Woll

5 minute break

3:20 p.m. - "Red, White-Collar, and Blue: The Crimes and Punishment of Society’s Elite"
    Jonathan Young
3:35 p.m. - "Effectiveness of Juvenile Delinquency Programs"
    Melissa Outis

Second session 6-8 p.m., April 26

6 p.m. - "Living in the Inner City"
    Theresa Radomski
6:15  p.m. - "Child Maltreatment Policy in the U.S."
    Laura Keck
6:30 p.m. - "Cross-Cultural Education Studies: What Makes the Scores?"
    Anna Chiu

10 minute break

6:55 p.m. - "Critiques of Free Markets and Development Theory"
    Jasmyni Dias
7:10 p.m. - "Market Integration and Pastoral Land Tenure: Toward an Economic-Anthropological Dialogue"
    Hannah Schreiber
7:25 p.m. - "A New Paradigm in Family Planning? Why the Economic Perspective has Failed in Sub-Saharan Africa"
    Lukin Murphy

For more information, e-mail Elaine McDuff at
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