Graduate Students

A

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Social Justice, social change, juvenile justice, race/ethnicity, social inequality, community organizing and youth activism

Education/Career Goals

I would like to work in the non-profit field to engage in community organizing (scholar activist). To be an ethnographer is a new goal, which may come if I pursue a PhD.

B

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Sub-Cultures, Social Media, Asian Americans, Popular Culture

Education/Career Goals

I'd like to teach and research on the subjects of popular culture, sub-cultures, and new media overseas.

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Violence Prevention and Serial Genocide

Education/Career Goals

I am hoping to enter doctoral program after completing the Master's program here.

C

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Single Parent College Students, Poverty, University Structure/Institution, Food Production and Sourcing, Nutrition

Education/Career Goals

To complete the Master's Program in Sociology here at HSU. I hope to work in a student services position at HSU, working to support college students through their university experience.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Deviance and Drugs, Drug Policy, Social Inequality, Institutional Research

Education/Career Goals

Aspires to be a (tenured) Professor at the university level

E

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Sociology of Education, Race and Ethnicity Topics, Medical Sociology and Media Studies

Education/Career Goals

I aspire to become a social analyst to better the communities of America and to reeducate individuals who are afraid to ask questions about topics that affect communities.

H

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Gender and Crime, Race, Prisoner Reentry

Education/Career Goals

Ideally, I would love to start my own non-profit organization for at-risk youth or those coming out of the prison system. I am still undecided about whether I want to pursue a Ph.D. at this point.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Criminology, Gender and Sexuality, Popular Culture, Media, Mental Health, and Social Psychology

Education/Career Goals

My goal is to teach.  Specifically, I would like to earn my MA in Sociology to become a community college professor in sociology.

J

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Neoliberal ideology, transnational social movement and alternative policy group solidarity, alternatives to neoliberal economic policy

Education/Career Goals

My goals are to teach higher education, research, and work on alternative policy

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

My interests are pretty varied, but I particularly enjoy studying Criminology and Social Psychology

Education/Career Goals

I plan to work in applied research after I graduate with my Master's. I am still researching what type of positions I would prefer, as well as potential job sites.

L

Emphases

Practicing Sociology and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Social Justice, Social Inequalities, Feminist theory, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Social Movements, Xican@/Latin@ studies

Education/Career Goals

I plan to pursue a PhD program, work at the Community College level, or at a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that works with marginalized communities

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Racial inequity, gender studies, food security, social ecology, rural development.

Education/Career Goals

I am eager to continue with my education, with the goal of perhaps receiving my PhD one day. My pie-in-the-sky career goal is to work for either UNICEF or UNESCO.

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Theory relating to global capitalism, globalization, world-systems, as well as networks, movements and the media

Education/Career Goals

I definitely don't rule out going on further in Sociology but at the moment investing in my career at Humboldt and maybe teaching some courses on the side seem like a great bet.

M

Emphases

Practicing Sociology and Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Access to Mental Health Resources

Education and Career Goals

Finish my M.A. at HSU, then pursue a PhD.  I would then like to work at a public policy and possibly teach Sociology on the side.

N

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Social influence and persuasion, attitudes and beliefs toward those with mental illness, mental health literacy assessment within the general population

Career Goals

I want to be an active researcher in an either academic or private institution intent on understanding the effects of stigma on those with mental illness and/or suicidal ideation

R

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Crime, Law, and Deviance; Racial Inequality, Social Inequality, and Social Justice

Education/Career Goals

Once I graduate from HSU I plan on pursuing my PhD in Sociology, so that I may conduct my own research in topics that interest me such as, Crime, Law and Deviance, Racial Inequality, Social Inequality, and Social Justice. I also plan on pursuing teaching as well.

 

S

Emphases

Practicing Sociology AND Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Positive environmental behaviors.

Education/Career Goals

I am considering advancing to a PhD, but at the moment I am just focusing on finishing this MA program at HSU and seeing what doors open for me afterwards.

V

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

I am interested in research that influences policy and promotes the interest of the people. I am especially interested in Criminal Justice issues, Gender, Crime, Race and Inequalities.

Education/Career Goals

Director of a non-profit that assists in rehabilitation efforts, and a life long community activist and social justice advocate.

W

Emphasis

Teaching Sociology

Research Interests

Social Inequality, Sexuality, Gender Studies, and Gerontology

Education/Career Goals

To complete my Masters and go on to teach Sociology on a Junior College level.