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Maxwell / Department of Sociology

Senior Thesis Presentations


Shasche Allen: "Not All Are Welcome

Rachel Brown-Weinstock: “An Application of Neighborhood Narrative Frame Theory to Explain Community Attachment Resilience in a Deindustrialized City

KC Kaicher: “The Effect Greek Life Has On Eating Disorders”

Alexis Rinck: “Witness the Spectacle if You Can

Ingmar Steeman: “Pushed Out of The Circle: Examining The Social Relations Between American and International Students

Catri Stokes: "Athletics, Politics, and Social Issues"

Rachel Workstel: “Sweet as Honey: A Research Analysis of Digital Sugaring Lifestyles and Escort Services

Taylor White: "Researchers Researched: Staff and Faculty Perceptions of Working with Students from Other Cultures


Battle, Taylor: “The Benefits of Campus Participation: A Study on the Experience of African American College Seniors at Syracuse University”

Breault, Samantha: “What’s Money Got to Do With It?”

Foulkes, Michelle: “Can I Ask Him Out to Dinner?”

Gonzalez, Paloma: “Higher Education as a Platform for the Reproduction of Class: The Implications in a Neoliberal Capitalistic Society and a Globalized Market”

Hopkins, Ashkeah: “Sticking to Culture and Traditions While Being Successful in the Modern World”

Howard, Jeniea: “Communication Between Occupational Therapists and Their Patients at a Teaching Hospital”

Johnson, Danika: “I’m the First to Make it to College But How Do I Actually Do This?: How Do First Generation Students Get Advised Through the College Process Compared to Non-First Generation Students”

Kwong, Tiffany: “Breaking Stereotypes: Understanding the Dating Culture in the ROTC”

O’Brien, Jamie: “Inflation of Higher Education and Resulting Impacts on the Working World”

Potter, Rachel: “All Roads Lead to Yes: The Disparities in the Definition of Sexual Consent between Fraternity Men and Sorority Women”

Weeks, Kristen:  “Sexual Health Discourse in the Conflict Generation: a Gendered Approach”


Boursiquot, Flose: “Access: The Significance of Region in College Selectivity”

Carlucci, Gillian: “I Think Yes?: A Qualitative Slice of Say Yes to Education in Syracuse”

Da Cunha, Carolyn: “Living on the Edge: Perceptions, Misconceptions, and Realities of Students’ Off-Campus Housing Experiences”

Kim, Brian: “Perception and Reality: Students’ Health Behaviors, On and Off Campus”

Lee, Lauren: “Comparative Finance and Delivery of Health Care Systems in China, Ireland, Korea and the U.S.”

Miao, Kepei: “December-May: Exploring a “New” Chinese Marriage Pattern”

Moncrief, Chris: “Role with Me: Identity Presentation and Management Among Black Males”

Nementz, Christopher: “Coming Out Stories: What Time is the ‘Right Time’?”

Peckoo, Shantai: “The Lighter the Berry, The …?: Dating Preferences of Black Men in College”

Smelkinson, Emma: “Eye of the Beholder?: The Complexities of Consent in College Women’s Sexual Encounters”

Wright, Danielle: “My Baby Ate My Homework: Perceptions of College Students who are Mothers”


Barrett-Wynn, Stacie: “The Single Parent Home: Defying the Odds”

Bennett, Asia: “A Mother First, Choosing Between Education & Employment Second”

Byrne, Joe: “Leaving Home, Leaving Religion?: College Students’ Beliefs & Practices”

Carpentieri, Stefan: “Employment after Athletics: Privilege or Exploitation”

Cheng, Monica: “Examining Narratives: The Neglected Component within Restorative Justice”

Collado, Julissa: “The Great Disconnect: Perspectives of Students on Academic Probation”

Cruz, Amanda: “Invisible Identity: Unseen, Unheard, and Underserved”

Davis, Taylor: “The ‘Ho’ Hypothesis: Sexual Norms and Deviations Defined by Black and Latino Students at Syracuse University”

Elkin, Julie: “Recipes for Trust: Factors Related to Trust Among College Students”

Giri, Sweta: “Four Years of Stress: Recognizing and Supporting Students in Times of Trouble”

Heffron, Nate: “Biking in a Post-Industrial City: An Examination of Bicycle Infrastructure in Syracuse, NY”

Janis, Shaun: “The Student Employee”

Lee, Joshua: “The Korean Jesus On-Campus: The Shared and Clashing Visions of Leadership in College Ministry”

Lorenzo, Niccole: “What Not to Say: The Stigma of Mental Illness”

Mayes, Grant: “The Senior Year Experience and the Transition to Adulthood”

McLaughlin, Caleigh: “Rules are for Schools: Ambiguous Authority in an After School Program”

Morgan, Georgette: “Crowded Classrooms, Crowded Minds! Crowded Diagnostics? The Correlation Between Teacher-Pupil Ratio and Cases of AD/HD”

Purchas, Charity: “The Problem of Growing Inequality in our Democracy: Ordinary Citizens’ Understandings of Socio-Economic Class”