Sociology MA Successful Culminations

Sociology MA Successful Degree-Earning Culminations Fall 2012 - Spring 2019

Those chosing Option A write and defend a thesis. Any CSULA student may view the Sociology Thesis Prep site in Canvas at any time for information, guidance, downloadable forms and important links for Thesis. Those chosing Option B complete a three-part exams series on: (1) Sociology Theory; (2) Reserch Methods; and (3) An elective focus area of their choice. Any CSULA student may view the Sociology COMPS Prep site in Canvas at any time for information, guidance, required material, and downloadable forms for Comps. Those chosing Option C compile a professional portfolio that includes research, writing and prresentation accomplishments. Any CSULA student may view the Sociology PORTFOLIO Prep site in Canvas at any time for information, guidance, downloadable forms, required materials, and important links for their portfolio project.  Click here for downloadable copy of table below.

 

AY

Completed

Student Name

Culminating Projects:  Option A Thesis; Option B Comprehensive Exams; Option C Project (portfolio).

AY 2018-19

13 degrees

 

Diondra Gallegos

Carla Mateos

Penelope Mendez

Luis Mercado

Robert Rodriguez

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP19

Haruka Akai

PROJECT: Is Polyamory an Identity?: Question from a Queer Theoretical Perspective

SP19

Johanna Machado

PROJECT: Military-Connected Students at Cal State LA: Exploring the Experiences of Veterans, Dependents, National Guard, Reservists, and Active Duty

SP19

Kourosh Safari

PROJECT: Digital Nomads: Millennials Redefining Society in a Global Age

SP19

Melanie Borstad

THESIS: Effects of Technological Development upon Wage Inequality and Underemployment in the Service Sector

SP19

Antoine Roberts

THESIS: Types of Job Satisfaction: Does Union Membership Make a Difference?

SP19

Shou Schweitz

THESIS: Compassion toward the Homeless: Exploring Qualities of a Person That Are Linked to Compassionate Behavior toward the Homeless

F18

Marie Choi 

THESIS: The Korean and Korean American Social Attitudes and Stigma of Epilepsy

F18

Maria Betania Santos

THESIS: Community-Based Healing as Resistance

AY 2017-18

16 degrees

 

Henia Alvallero

Gabriela Flores

Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Lopez

Danielle Roman

Alma Trejo

Luo Wei

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP18

Summer Brantner

PROJECT: How Can We Know Fundamentalism? Scriptural Literalism and Tolerance towards Religious Others

SP18

Adiba Fannana  

PROJECT: The Ongoing Human Rights Violation in Myanmar: Is It Really not Ethnic Cleansing?

SP18

Nicole Flores

PROJECT: Female Offenders: How Stigma of Former Incarceration Affects Their Mental Health

SP18

Ralph Pioquinto

PROJECT: On the Criminalization of Online Fantasy Behavior:  To Intent or Not Intent

SP18

Yvette Servin

PROJECT: No Refuge Found: Accounts of Migrant Abuse Along the Mexico-Guatemala Border, 2010-2015

SP18

Hugo Alex Aguas

THESIS: Hugo Alex Aguas  Incarceration Experience and Depression Among the Homeless in LA

SP18

Briauna Dotson

THESIS: How Do the Historical Legacies of Traumas in Systematic Anti-black Racism and Sexism Spaces Manifest in the Public University Learning Experience for African American Women? The Ways of the World for the Little Black Girl

SP18

Johnny Zambrano 

THESIS: Tattoo Culture

F17

Grzegorz Hryniszak

PROJECT: Digital Dependency Interrupted: Profiles of Withdrawal for Self-Described Internet Addicts

AY 2016-17

16 degrees

 

Soonthorn 

         Boonnoppornkul

Cindy Flores

Carmen Mendoza

Cindy Roa

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP17

Brenda Davidge

PROJECT: Self Perception of Gamers and the Social Stigma of Being a Gamer

SP17

Arwen Jordan-Zimmerman

PROJECT: Social Construction of Forensics in Popular Police Procedurals: Media and Misrepresentation

SP17

Aaron Ledesma 

PROJECT: Hispanic Women & Anal Sex: A Quantitative Study Testing Sexual Script Theory

SP17

Crystal Moody

PROJECT: Medically Assisted Suicide

SP17

Amy Piliposian 

PROJECT: How Religious Beliefs Are Shaping Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Marriage

SP17

Sasha Santhoff

PROJECT: Interfacing Conflict: Digital Life Issues Triggering Advice Columns

SP17

Lacey Sloan

PROJECT: Backstage as Online Main-stage:
Virtual Queer Community and Identity and Emotion Management

SP17

Rodolfo Campos

THESIS: Straight Outta The Factory: Sexuality, Masculinity, and the Homeboys

SP17

Alen Sardarian

THESIS: Responsibility and Capital Punishment

F16

Leonard Rios

PROJECT: Behind Bars: A Journey into the California Department of Corrections through the Eyes of Inmate T49722

F16

Aditi Sapra

PROJECT: UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – University Level Contributions

SU16

Nankia Brazier

THESIS: Socio-Political Dimensions of Informal Sector Participation: Sense Making of the Experiences of African Americans in the United States and Africans in Ghana

AY 2015-16

14 degrees

 

Fabian Alvizo

Manzur Arafat

Alejandro Flores

Isabel Gallegos

Ruzan Karatyan

Ismael Neri

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP16

Bianca Gomez

THESIS: Attitudes toward Female Aggression: A Bi-Dimensional Approach of Attachment Style and Coping Mechanisms

SP16

Eric Lopez

THESIS: Examining Elements of Propaganda in the Social Construction of the War on Terror:  A Content Analysis

SP16

Edgar Peralta

THESIS: Does Parental Alcoholism Impact an Adult Child’s Well-Being?

SP16

Uriel Serrano

THESIS: Minority-Serving Institutions: Campus Racial Climate and Black and Latino Men

SP16

Anna Torres

THESIS: Perceptions of Aging for Latinas: A Social Psychology Analysis

W16

Nancy Baclini

THESIS: Reactions to Dating Violence

W16

Daniel Okamura

THESIS: To Have But Not To Hold: Consumer Attitudes Towards Digital Music Piracy

F15

Chang Hong Yu

THESIS: The Invisible Impact of Informal Rules on the Performance of Data Warehouse

AY 2014-15

11 degrees

 

Nicole Bellasalma

Yolanda Delgado

Laura Gonzalez

Jose Martinez

Lars Svanljung

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP15

Berge Apardian

THESIS: Activism, Community and the Individual: Social Networking and the Internet

SP15

Adriana Avila

THESIS: LGB vs. Heterosexual Adults: Differences in Relationships with Parents and Psychological Well-Being

SP15

Erik Blanco

THESIS: It's Better to Give than Receive, Or Is It? Effects of Social Support on the Psychological Well-Being of Older Parents

W15

Sagrario Gutierrez

THESIS: Strawberry Fields: Fear, Anger and Hope in Collective Action Among Farmworkers

W15

Kristen Howa

THESIS: Lifting the White Sheet: A Sociological Perspective on Rural Women and a Feminist Approach to Health

F14

Eunah Joung

 

THESIS: "Give a Smile Away to Brighten Someone Else's Day!"--Exploring Social Integration Effects of Greetings Across Gender and Race

AY 2013-14

3 degrees

 

Liliana Gonzalez

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP14

Deborah Burns

THESIS: Presentation of Gender in Tattoo Magazines

F13

Nathan Martel

THESIS: The Art World of the Sample-Based Hip Hop Producer: Postmodern Aesthetics and Identity

AY 2012-13

5 degrees

 

Evelyn Espinoza

Spencer Goss

Athena Last

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

SP13

Marcus Marquardt

THESIS: Is there a Medical Cure for Deviance?: A Sociological Perspective on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Bi-Polar Disorder.

SP13

Michael Nitzani

THESIS: There is “Crying” in Baseball: A Rational Choice Analysis of Major League Baseball Managerial Ejections.