Student Research

I love collaborating with students on research projects and am lucky to be able to do so!

Master’s Thesis Projects Supervised

  • Vanesa Orosco, “From Screen to Society: A Content Analysis. A Study that Examines Bullying Themes in a Korean Drama Narrative,” May 2024 
  • Jenny Rakotoarisoa, “Beyond Resettlement: The Impact of Community on the Integration of Burmese Refugees in Marion County, Indiana,” May 2023
  • Taylor Underwood, “Racial Differences in Neighborhood Ratings and Social Cohesion at the National Level,” May 2023
  • CariAnn Freed, “Teach Me About Myself: A Case Study Exploring Racialized Institutions,” January 2023
  • Mya Daelynn, “Mapping Gentrification in Garfield Park,” May 2022
  • Alexis Williams, “Race, Poverty, and Unintended Pregnancy: Exploring Residential Context,” December 2021
  • Erika Hargis, “Sentencing and News Reporting Disparities in Cases involving the Fatal Shooting of On-Duty Law Enforcement Officers,” August 2021
  • Kimberly Woods, “The Image Disparity of African American Women,” May 2020
  • Megan Lalioff, “Predicting Sexual Conduct Violations in Indiana State Prisons,” December 2019 (co-directed with Timothy Maher) 

Master’s Thesis Reader

  • Kamryn Schmidt, “Reasons for Fast Food Consumption and its Effect on Health,” December 2022  
  • Angela Calvert, “Gentrification of an Indianapolis Community: The City Planning Process and Resident Narratives on Change,” May 2019

Other Student Research Supervised

  • Laura Boardman, Assessment of Youth Global Perspectives Data and Survey Advising, August 2022-April 2023. (co-supervised with Liz Ziff) 
  • Laura Boardman and Sotia Neofytou, Sociology Department Oral History Project, September 2022 – December 2022. (co-supervised with Liz Ziff) 
  • Heaven Castillo and Rachel Pollachek, “University Heights Survey Data Analysis and Report,” May 2022 – August 2022. 
  • Kamryn Schmidt, Evaluation Rubric for an After-School Education Program,  Community Research Center Project, September 2021 – March 2022 (co-supervised with Liz Ziff) 
  • Sydney Johnson, Neighborhood Perceptions of Students and Faculty: University Community Evaluations of the Surrounding Area, Community Research Center Project, August 2020-May 2021 (co-supervised with Jim Pennell)
  • Katherine Deadmond, Rapid Transit Development in Indianapolis, August 2020-August 2021
  • Elizabeth Crawford and Katherine Deadmond, Shelby Street Database in Partnership with South Indianapolis Quality of Life Plan, Community Research Center Project, August 2019-June 2020 (co-supervised with Jim Pennell)
  • Ghaida Abdelrahman, Sarah Frisbie, and Kamryn Schmidt, Jefferson Awards Program Survey in Partnership with Multiplying Good, Community Research Center Project, August 2019-May 2021 (co-supervised with Jim Pennell)
  • Zhe “Rachel” Zhang, “Examining Gendered Spaces in Fountain Square, Indianapolis”, Community Research Center Project August 2018-May 2019 (co-supervised with Timothy Maher)
    • PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo, SUNY, August 2019 
  • Elizabeth Mensching, Amy Stone, and Kimberly Woods, Constructing an Indianapolis Neighborhood Database, Community Research Center Project, January 2019-June 2019 
  • Amy Stone, Keyara Warren, Alexis Williams, Community Needs Assessment: Laurelwood Apartments, Applying Sociology (SOC 575) course, Semester II 2018-2019