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Isabella Chiareli Successfully defends MA Thesis
Congratulations to Isabella Chiareli, who successfully defended her Master’s thesis entitled “Body Stories of Postpartum Women: Examining Social Influences on First-Time Mothers’ Body Image.”
Sociology Major Caroline Sparks is Recognized for her Campus Leadership
OU Sociology undergraduate major, Caroline Sparks, was recently recognized for her campus leadership from the OUDaily. Sparks is involved in Camp Crimson, Gaylord Ambassadors, and the Gender + Equality Center and she was recently named a McNair Scholar.
Carrie M. Leslie receives a National Science Foundation NRT Fellowship
Congratulations to OU Sociology doctoral student Carrie M. Leslie who has been awarded a National Science Foundation NRT (National Research Traineeship) for EOS3 (Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability)! This National Science Fellowship begins July 1st and allows Carrie to expand her research in Environmental Sociology, Social Justice, and Regenerative Development.
Rin Ferraro accepted into the Interdisciplinary Training Program
Rin Ferraro, PhD candidate in Sociology, was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Training Program at the Center for Child Abuse and Neglect, in the Department of Pediatrics, at OU HSC. This interdisciplinary, year-long training program in the field of child abuse and neglect will include both classroom teaching and hands-on experience.
Kyle Callen Successfully defends MA Thesis
Congratulations to Kyle Callen, who successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Native American Hegemonic Struggle and Problematizations: Exploring the Connections between Tribal Socioeconomic Disparities and Differences in Power and Place within Capitalist Society."