Two sociology students presented their papers at the 75th Midwest Sociological Society meeting, and two sociology/criminal justice faculty members published their work and offered insight.

  1. Sky J. Purdin, senior sociology major, presented a paper at the 75th Midwest Sociological Society meeting in Minneapolis on April 1, 2012. The paper, based on original research conducted for the course Qualitative Research Methods (SC352-W), is titled “A Sociological Study on Levels of Cultural Immersion Expatriates Have When Living Abroad.”
  2. Tyler C. Anderson, senior sociology major, presented a paper at the 75th Midwest Sociological Society meeting in Minneapolis on March 31, 2012. The paper, coauthored with Dr. Vigilant (sociology), is titled “I’m Sorry You Had a Bad Day, But Tomorrow Will Be Better: Stratagems of Emotion-Management and Gender Control in the Narratives of Fathers in Christian Homeschooling Households.”
  3. Dr. Lee Garth Vigilant, sociology/criminal justice, published an article in the anthology Drugs and the American Dream (Wiley-Blackwell 2012) co-edited by Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler, and Patrick K. O’Brian. The essay bears the title “Illness Narratives of Recovering on Methadone Maintenance.”
  4. Dr. Joel Powell-Dahlquist, sociology/criminal justice, was a discussant for an author-meets-critics panel reviewing Dr. Nancy Berns’ book, “Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What it Costs Us” (Temple University Press, Chicago, IL: 2011).