Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Sociology and Anthropology Department are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.

In addition to this digital archive, physical copies of past Sociology and Anthropology comps are available for browsing in the Sociology and Anthropology office (Leighton Hall 226).


Submissions from 2019

Anne Guttridge, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”: Exploring the Narratives of Female Documentary Filmmakers, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Apoorva Handigol, BROWN & BLACK: South Asian American AntiBlackness & Brown-Black Solidarity in Chicago, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Makala Hieshima, Don't Just "Wikipedia This Sh**": Kanaka Maoli Perspectives on Hapa Identity, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Camille Jonlin, Time in Loops and Lines: The Social Construction of Time, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Melanie Kane, "I Have the Utmost Respect for Women": A Content Analysis of the Celebrity Sexual Misconduct Response Statement, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Randa Larsen, “A Strong Nation is a Healthy Nation”: The Significance of Food Sovereignty in Community Development and Cross-Cultural Relationship Building, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sarah Rost, When Ramps Aren't Enough: Carleton Students' Perceptions of Disability, 2019, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2018

Naomi Borowsky, Transcending Wilderness-Out-There, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Emily Culver, “Every now and then I have to Google community organizing. I mean…am I doing that?”: Unpacking the Process of Social Capital Development in a Local Non-Profit Organization, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Rachel Cantrell Gallagher, "Hopes, Dreams, but No Plans": Aging Parents of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Margot Saranna Radding, Pawns of a Public Health System: Actors and Authority in North Indian Prenatal Care, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Molly Bimao Steinberg, The Untold Stories of Chinese Adoptees: Experiencing Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in the United States, 2018, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2017

Margaret Mary Carragher, My Big, Fat, (Expensive) American Wedding: Insights from wedding industry content, 2017, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Lydia Chu, I am Taiwanese, not Chinese: A comparative study on how second-generation Taiwanese-Americans and Taiwanese-South Africans conceptualize their Taiwanese identity, 2017, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Emma Leah Grisanzio, La Familia es la Fundación: Children, Change and the Reproduction of the House and Family among the Kaqchikel Maya, 2017, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Ingrid Leonore Hofeldt, Conflicting Legal Consciousness in Partner Abuse and Rape Crisis Legal Advocates, 2017, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sarah P. Trachtenberg, “Carving out space to envision a future of shared liberation”: Community-Building and World-Making Around Gender and Sexuality in the Twin Cities, 2017, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2016

Libby Ferris, Philanthropy and the Great Recession: A Study of Three Generations, 2016, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Hannah Jean Nayowith, Being Palestinian, It's a Curse: Non-Activist Women's Perspectives on Palestinian National Liberation, 2016, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Annie Adele Sinner, Navigating the Liminally-Classed Self: First Generation, Low-Income Carleton College Students' Reflections on the Impact of Class, 2016, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Rui Su, Striking the Impossible Balance: How College Students Imagine Juggling Career, Marriage, and Parenthood in the Future, 2016, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2015

Katherine Anne Shaffer, Informed but Not Consenting: The Construction and Negotiation of Embodied Knowledge Among Vaccine Refusers in Minnesota, 2015, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2014

Anschel Kaufman Burk, Breaking the Silence: A Critique of the Union Organizing Model by Migrant Farmworkers in North Carolina, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Simon Thomas Ginet, From Habit to Practice: Exploring the Mind-Body Habitus of the Student, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Katherine Brooks Goodyear, What Does "Home" Mean? A comparative study of the undergraduate experiences of transitioning and repatriating Third Culture Kids, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Truc Anh Thi Kieu, I Don't Feel Old: Negotiating Multiple Meanings of Aging through Feminist Oral Histories of Older Women in the Twin Cities, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Emily Margaret Lamberty, All He Knows is Coca: Decolonization and Indigeneity in Post-Neoliberal Bolivia--Interplays Between Policy and Culture, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Amelia Piazza, The Light Gets Brighter: Millennialism, Bureaucracy, and Rationalism in Jehovah's Witness Devotion, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Eli Nathaniel Robiner, Within and Apart: Experiences of Home, Community, and Belonging in Retirement Institutions, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Nina Jay Shapiro, We are the "Hach Winik:" Politics of Representation and the "True" Lacandon People, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Andrew William Shulman, It Takes More Than Just a Handshake: An Examination of Socio-Cultural Institutions within an Intentional Sustainable Tree House Community in Costa Rica, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Pachee Vang, Perception of Hmong Identity: From Rural Hmong Village (Tharn Thong) to the City of Chiang Mai, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Mo Vue, The Land of Opportunity: An Exploration of Recent Refugees' Educational Experiences in Minnesota, 2014, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2013

Cara Raye Coren, Feeling and Thinking About Genocide: Primary and Secondary Photographic Representations of the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Leah Ross Eby, You Don't See It How We See It: Somali Women's Perceptions of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Faribault, Minnesota, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Rafadi Hakim, Countless Ramayanas: Language and Cosmopolitan Belonging in a South Asian Epic, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Anna Morrison, Mapping Black Identity: An Examination of the African American Cultural Landscape in Detroit, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Raymond Ngu, Looking Forward to Looking Back: The Future of Anthropology as Presented in Introductory College Textbooks Past and Present, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Annie Riggs Steiner, Contemporary College Students' Usage of the Word "Slut" in Relation to the Sexual Double Standard, 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Vaishali Umrikar, Representations of the Indian Diaspora in Bollywood Films (1995-2012), 2013, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2012

Viviane M. Clement, Ticket to Social Participation: The Marketing of Beauty Products to African American Women, 1955-­2001, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Alpha Oumar Diallo, Les Jeunes Diabétiques de Bamako, Mali: An examination of Self-conception and its Relationship to Social Change, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Beserat Berhe Kelati, Political Polarization in the Eritrean Diaspora, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Alexander Samuel Korsunsky, Lo autentico y lo moderno y me encantan los dos: Tourism as Tradition in Highland Peru, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Raymond R. Nelson, Dominant Ideologies of the Puerto Rican Nation: Locating blackness and racism on the island, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Gwendolyn Marie Neumeister, Hozho Nahasdlii: Beauty Has Come Again--An Examination of Dine Cultural Knowledge and Definitions of Preservation on the Navajo Nation Today, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Elise Paige Rasmussen, Revitalizing a Socially Disorganized Neighborhood: Is Social Organization Possible?, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Daniel John Read, Between Tigers and People: The Political Ecology of Protectionist Conservation in the Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Hiroki Sato, Japanese Pacifism as a Complex Multidimensional Notion: Analysis of Japanese Pacifism and Article 9 using Theories of War and Peace, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Hannah Casey Trees, The Paradox of Existential Theology: A Critical Analysis of Søren Kierkegaard and Paul Tillich, 2012, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN), Religion (RELG)

Submissions from 2011

Samantha Anne Ellerbeck, From Italy to Holland: the Mother's Spectrum, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Kiera Kelly Jaffin, Voices on Facebook: Privacy, Connectivity and Presentation of the Self, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Jonathan Gustin Jenkins, Rapping for the World : Reggaeton Rising, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Emily Nicklawskyk Kelly, Cultivating Community in a Post-Industrial World: The Role of Community in Community Supported Agriculture, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Elly Kuhlman, Beyond Homework Help: An examination of the role of youth and programming in Faribault, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Margaret Kathleen Kutcher, What is the effect of gender on judging? A Meta-synthesis of Inconclusive Empirical Evidence, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Inara Makhmudova, Benefits of Immigration: Juggling American and Soviet Identities, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Kathryn Laurel Markle, Art and Artifact: Museum Presentation of African Objects and African Cultures, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Mary C. Paulette, Changing the Channel: Televison's Effects on Educational Attitudes in Catatao, Honduras, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sarah Margaret Prather, Awakening Youth to Le Developpement: Formally Educated Togolese and their Home Associations, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Lyssa Alexandra Searcy, Welcomed as "New" Minnesotans or Framed as Responsible "Others"?: Exploring the Media Framing of Somali Immigrant Health and Wellness in Minnesota between 1996 and 2010, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Iosif Sorokin, From the Scroll to the National Language: Linguistic Ideology in the Hebrew Revival, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Kelly Marie Thomas, Holy Representations of Themes and Cultural Ideas, Batman!: A close examination of representations of themes and characters in the Batman franchise from 1939 to the present day, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Shakita Shavonne Thomas, From Access to Success: Social Capital and Posse Scholars, 2011, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2010

Emily Yuko Cousins, Culture and Legal Change: An Examination of Japan's New Criminal Justice System, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Rebecca Wintringham Dougherty, Buying the Miracle:Reproductive Tourism and Commercial Surrogacy in India, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Kaitlin Elizabeth Forsberg, H1N1 in the Carleton Community: Blame, Morality, and Joking on Campus, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Kaitlin Meredith Justin, Fuertes y Adelante: Music and National Crisis in 1970's Chile, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Anne Frances O'Gara, New Family Transitions: Considering Dissolution in a New Era of Family Formation, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Joseph Andrew Sigrin, Distant Relations: The Formation of the Sephardic Imagined Community, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Michael Aaron Stevens, Only Way You Gonna Take It Is if I'm Dead and Cold: Masculinity and Sexual Assault in Minnesota Prisons, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Anne Elizabeth Triest, The Way that Can Be Told: Examining Popular Western Books on Daoism, 2010, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Submissions from 2009

Lauren Blacik, We are them and then is now: the unique presentation of the past at U.S. World Heritage Sites, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Emily Brosius, "You are normal" : negotiating personhood within an adult day program for older adults with dementia, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sasha Houston Brown, Reproductive conquest and the seizure of life : a biopolitical analysis of government sponsored sterilization among native American women, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Andrea Duron, I like boys, I like sports : gender performance among female athletes, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Marissa Fischer, Egbe aya efutoo mbia (The hawk never gets lost in its journey to other lands) : brain drain, transnationalism, and the migration of the Nigerian Igbo, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Christa Frintner, Gender imbalance of fields despite equal opportunity : gender and higher education decision-making processes at Carleton College, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Charlotte Goodrich, Beyond nation-state paradigms : globalization and classic sociological theory, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Hope Harvey, Insisting on integration : Jefferson County, Kentucky, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Nora Mahlberg, A demand to be made whole : a critical examination of environmental justice movement theory and uranium contamination on the Navajo Reservation, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Michelle Margoles, The "Saint Louis-ism" of Mame Coumba Bang : a gendered perspective of changing perceptions and observances of a river goddess in Saint Louis, Senegal, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Caitlin McMurtry, The relationship of housing type, isolation, and hopelessness to involvement in risk behaviors among adolescents in low income neighborhoods, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Carolyn Morales, Taking the time to care : Hallmark cards and the commodification of time, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Sabrina M. Peterson, The Islamist movement in Saudi Arabia : an interaction of structure and culture, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Don Smith, Students for sale : how YOU can take our money, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Nathan Stephens, Come be citizens with the rest of us : Ecuadorian selves and indigenous others in Ecuadorian constitutional law, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)

Ariel VandeVoorde, Transforming education for social change : student experiences grounding academic civic engagement in social theory, 2009, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN)