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Ten Sociology and Anthropology Students Present at Undergraduate Symposium

CONWAY, Ark. (April 18, 2013) – Ten Hendrix sociology and anthropology students presented their work this spring at the 34th annual Arkansas Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Symposium at the University of Central Arkansas.

The students and their presentation titles include:

  • Tess Benham ’13 Exploring Identity Formation in Northern Ireland
  • Ben Duvall-Irwin ’13 Comparing New World Traditions:  Appalachian Ballads and Mexican Corridos
  • Emily Frost ’13 Identity Work in Political Activism:  An Ethnography of the Faulkner County Tea Party
  • Meg Gholson ’13 Ecological Modernization: Roadmap towards Sustainability
  • Ruth Hokans ’13 Understanding Stigma and HIV in East-Central Africa
  • Hanna Liberson ’13 Aboriginal Australian Health and the Role of Country
  • Joseph McCain ’13 Ritual in Sport:  The Functional and Religious Aspects of the Mesoamerican Ballgame
  • Mariah Nehus ’13 Chicano, Hispanic, Latino?  A Diachronic Perspective on Mexican-American Identity since WWII
  • Cassidy Robinson ’13 Nature:  A Native’s Enemy
  • Alissa Sughrue ’13 Girls in Education:  Challenges, Experiences and Gender

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