Class of 2011
- Major: Sociology
Q & A
Hometown? Washington, DC
Favorite Sociology Class? Variant Behavior - it was an interactive course that examined deviant subcultures through projects, specially the photo journal project, where I focused on Punks. It was a unique perspective for understanding deviant subcultures.
Why I Majored in Sociology? I really love working with people, so understanding people and their relationships allowed me to better comprehend my passions in life. It is also a very broad discipline that can be related to every aspect of human social life. I think that is very important to understand.
Policing Attitudes Towards Stereotypes & Community Policing
My senior capstone looks at ways to lessen selective enforcement towards specific subcultures. Through interviews and library research I use skateboarders as an exemplar subculture to examine these issues. Community policing is examined as a potential model for reducing selective enforcement of marginalized social groups.