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Meet the Sociology Club

Our objective is to foster a sense of community among the Sociology Department citizens (students, faculty and staff). Sociology Club has been revived back into action in September 2010 by President Sara Schroeder, Vice President Erica Mitchell and their team (Sara Lucey, Cody Edwards, Clayton Dale, Ben Williams). 

We meet every Thursday at 6-7 pm in the Consortium Library (Room 205). Please join us for a meeting to see what we are all about!!!!

Visit us on our Facebook page or at at our UAA Student Organization Page.
Sociology Club screening-  Inequality for All

 

 

Current Officers

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President: Jason Harper

Vice President: Jessica Passini

Secretary: Lakota Tow

Treasurer: Cody Edwards

Club Council: Brandon Clark

Staff Advisor: Sarah McHenry

Faculty Advisor: Zeynep Kilic

 

Past president Laura Orenga de Gaffory, current president Jason Harper 
and vice president Jessica Passini were recognized for their leadership 
and service at the annual Martin Luther King Student Appreciation Luncheon, 
with their Club Faculty Advisor Dr. Kilic in tow (January 24, 2014).
 

President: Jason Harper

JasonHarperJason is a senior sociology major who has been in Alaska for almost a decade after leaving the hot and humid South in search of better opportunities.  Jason's first love is music and it has played an important role in his ethnomusicology research.  Jason is currently researching punk rockers and aging as well as the role of religion in the Straight-Edge movement.

 

 

 

Vice President: Jessica Passini

I am a born and raised Alaskan, which shines through with my love of pretty much all things outdoors. I am going for a bachelor of science attempting to merge Sociology and Psychology as much as possible as I hope to attend graduate school and obtain a PhD in Social Psychology. I want to work in the research field and would love to come home to Alaska to work as a professor later in life for the UA system. I am very interested in working with animals in pet assisted therapy. I am currently working to become certified through Pet Partners of Alaska as a Animal-Assisted Therapy Handler and am excited to start volunteering. My research interests include but are not limited to: PTSD, Animal-Assisted Therapy, substance abuse, education, music therapy, gender stereotypes, prejudice, nonverbal communication and behavior, social perception, and social influence. I couldn’t pinpoint one particular moment that made me want to work in this field, but rather many moments throughout my life that have made me more and more sure that working, researching, and teaching in the social sciences field has always been and always will be my calling.

 

Secretary: Lakota Tow

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Treasurer: Cody Edwards

CodyCody moved to Alaska in 1997 and attended Barlett High School.  He hated it.  Many years later, he enrolled at UAA as an economics major.  He took Social Theory to satisfy an upper division credit but was entranced by a wonderful world of inquiry that seemed to be lacking in economics, so he switched his major.  His interests are in social stratification, social theory, Marxist sociology, and Marxist economics.  Since his interests are eclectic and no one in their right mind would hire someone with interests like that, especially KPMG or ConocoPhilips, he's currently freaking out about graduate school.

 

Club Council: Brandon Clark

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Staff Advisor: Sarah McHenry

Sarah McHenryMy name is Sarah McHenry and I'm a recent alumni of the Sociology Department at the  University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). This isn't my first go round in school as an undergraduate; about a decade ago I graduated from University of California (UCSD) with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Hah, of course I've come back for a degree in Sociology, equally (dis) regarded by some, but slightly more employable. After a couple of courses focusing on Environmental Sociology and Globalization, an interest in food studies was sparked and now, it seems I can't escape it.  Whether it's food production, processing, consumption or ideologies it all ends up being entangled with development, social and environmental justice, sustainability, inequality, racism, feminism, stratification, and on and on, all operating on every socioeconomic level, spatially linked and culturally informed.