2023 John and Lyn Lofland Undergraduate Award Winners

Congratulations to Adam Pratt, who received the Best Thesis Award ($500) for his paper, “The Moderating Effects of Gender on Social Support as a Protective Factor Against Adolescent Suicide.” Adam’s mentors were Bob Faris and Erin Hamilton.

Congratulations to Mik Penarroyo, who received the Best Term Paper Award ($250) for his paper, “Delineating Traditional Notions of Gender Expectations Within Adolescent Spaces ⎼ An Ethnographic Study” written for SOC 132: Sociology of Gender. Mik’s instructor was Rowan Haus.

The John and Lyn Lofland Undergraduate Research Award honors excellence in undergraduate research in sociology. Undergraduate research gives students an opportunity to apply sociology to questions about social life. Through research, students can demonstrate skills in formulating questions, drawing conclusions from findings, and fine-tuning arguments. Undergraduate research can give students a valuable first experience in conducting an original, in-depth scholarly investigation.

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