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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

M. A. Theses

Colburn (Fahrny), Alayna (2016)
"What's in a mugshot: Visual characteristics newspaper media emphasize based on race and gender"

Dietrich, John III (2016)
“Rise up: Okinawa protests against foreign occupation”

Moore, Heather (2016)
“Prison wife stigma: an exploration of stigma by affiliation and strategic presentation of self”

Brown, Rebecca R. (2016)
“Mothering behind bars: the role of contact maintenance programs on the mothering identity of incarcerated women”

Summers, Carrie M. (2016)
“The water of life: social and economic change in Haskell County, Kansas”

Hughes, Maria Vivian (2016)
“An empirical analysis of groundwater depletion in the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer region”

Cooper, Krystal (2015)
“Where is the T in LGBT? : exploring the links between the gay and lesbian rights movement and the transgender rights movement”

Rissler, Patrick S. (2015)
“Food availability in rural Kansas: coping strategies for people living in low access food areas”

Sitterle, Daniel Key (2014)
“Caring less about race: the prevalence of racial apathy among young adults”

Kelly, Kristin B. (2014)
“Terror, education and America: a case study of a local Tea Party group in North Carolina”

Davlyatova, Nodira (2014)
“In search of better lives: Analyzing Post-Soviet Migration from Tajikistan to Russia”

Esamwata, Joab O. (2014)
“Exporting food, Importing food aid? Kenya and Food Security in the World Food System”

Hanson, Zachary R. (2014)
“Family: A Study of the Role of Ritual and It's Effects on the Kansas State Football Team”

Baca Huerta, Sandra Yesenia (2013)
“Towards a (r)evolutionary M.E.Ch.A: intersectionality, diversity, and the queering of Xicanism”

Carnes, Rebekah (2013)
“Working at doing good: worker identity in career volunteers”

Shah, Tamanna Maqbool (2012)
“Collective memory and narrative: ethnography of social trauma in Jammu and Kashmir”

Lueker, Suzanna J. (2012)
“Courting gender bias: an examination of women’s experiences in the profession of law in Kansas”

Weston, George H. (2012)
“The iron curtain: what pro-choice and pro-life organizations in Kansas learn from each other through communication”

Massen, Alisha J. (2012)
"It's people you know": the role social networks play in micro-informal markets”

Miller, Michael J. (2012)
“Food availability in the heartland: effects of neighborhood race and income composition”

Denman, Greg (2011)
“Women's movements against collective male violence”

Fisher, Tory C. (2011)
“A case study on the development of desegregation in USD 501 in Topeka, Kan., the home of the desegregation movement”

Kharel, Arjun (2011)
“Is fair trade “fair”? : a study of handmade paper producers in Nepal”

Ortiz, Rosa Y. (2011)
“Public misperceptions about undocumented immigrants in United States.”

Hillgren, Casey J. (2011)
“Punishment in the slammer: penal spectatorship among college students.”

Miller, Jennifer (2010)
“The influence of attitude: a sociological investigation of Reintegrative Shaming Theory”

Troncale Rawls, Shannon (2010)
“Sustained efforts and collective claims: the social influence of the vegan movement from 1944 to present”

John, Nicole L. (2010)
“Successful aging conceptualization and long-term care: a comparative content analysis of brochure advertising perspective”

Mukherjee, Anirban (2009)
“Tribal education in India: an examination of cultural imposition and inequality”

Sarmistha, Uma (2009)
“Ties that bind: a study of the rural informal economy in India”

Hawley, Charles Willian (2009)
“Broke at the buffet: food insecurity in America”

Westfall, David W. (2009)
“Why Nemo matters: altruism in American animation”

Donley, Sarah B. (2009)
“HIV in the heartland: negotiating disclosure, stigma, & the HIV community”

Siqueira, Adryanna Alves De (2008)
“Brazilian women, invisible workers: the experiences of women street vendors in Brazil”

Teeter, Allison M. (2008)
“Never judge a book by its cover: a sociological examination of body art”

Logan, Laura S. (2008)
“Exploring the composition and formation of lesbian social ties” 

Egbert Zavala (2007) 
"Nonphysical Intimate Partner Violence: Emotional Abuse and Controlling Behavior Against Women" 

Ryan Button (2007) 
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Financial Services in the Nonmetropolitan United States, 2000-2003" 

Andrea Button (2007) 
"Freedom From Themselves: Gendered Mechanisms of Control, Power, and Resistance in Prison Dog Training Programs" 

Kristen Kendrick (2007) 
"Lock Your Windows: Women's Responses to Serial Rape in a College Town" 

Derrick Cline (2006) 
"The Coevolution of Society and Invasive Species: Sericea Lespedeza in the Kansas Flint Hills" 

Assol Abdullina (2006) 
"Social Movements in Democratization Process: Civil Participation in the `Tulip Revolution' in Kyrgyzstan" 

Travis Linnemann (2006) 
"Pygmalion in the Courtroom: the Impact of Court-level Racial Threat on Criminal Justice Decision Making" 

Kate Romanova (2006) 
"Identity Crisis: 9/11 and the Redefinition of American Identity. A Critique of Huntington" 

Benjamin C. Bolender (2006) 
"Changes in the Process of Occupational Attainment: An Old Model in a New Context" 

Ying Wang (2005) 
"An Analysis of the Changes in Underemployment in Nonmetropolitan Labor Markets in the United States, 1980-2000" 

Angelina Butler (2005) Non-Thesis 

Shaun Parkman (2005) 
"Structure and Social Problems: An Analysis of Systemic Forces' Influence on Crime Rates, Teen Births, and Infant Mortality" 

Christa Smith (2004) 
"Examining Adolescent Latina Immigrants' Educational and Occupational Expectations and Attainment: A Feminist Critique" 

David Chasteeen (2004) 
"Can Economic Growth Facilitate Ecological Improvement? Applying Ecological Modernization Theory to the Case of China" 

Matthew Sanderson (2004) 
"Toward a Comparative Theory of Religious Fundamentalism: The Islamic Revolution in Iran as a Response to the Experience of Capitalist Modernity" 

Kimberly Kibbe (2003) Non-Thesis 

John Lesotlho (2002) 
"The Effect of Perceptions of Technology Attributes on Adaptation to an Improved Sorghum Variety by Farmers in Botswana" 

Charles Appelseth (2002) 
"Cartoons, Gender, and Content Analysis: The Paradox of Numbers and Meaning" 

Scott Velasquez (2002) 
"Minor Delinquency as Resistance: Adolescent Girls React to Patriarchy" 

Andrew DeSantis(2002) 
"The Nexus Between Drug Use and Delinquency: Testing for a Spurious Relationship" 

Judith Whitley (2002) Non-Thesis 

Maria Smith (2002) Non-Thesis 

Jenny Chacon (2002) 
"The Female Will Stay in the Cage: Gender and Work in Juvenile Corrections" 

Jennifer L. Bates (2001) Non-Thesis 

Kevin Hauck (2000) 
"The Brown Face of Discrimination: An Analysis of Worker's Compensation Appeals Board Cases" 

Kelly McEwen (2000) 
"Socioeconomic and Sociodemographic Correlates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Two Southeastern African Countries" 

Rachel Hage (2000) 
"Building Community Within a Local Foodshed" 

Terry Canaday (2000) Non-Thesis 

Matthew Kerns (2000) Non-Thesis 

Angel L. Harris (1999) 
"Evaluation of Self-Competence Among African-American Students Within the Classroom Setting: A Comparison Between a Predom-inantly Black College and a Predominantly White College" 

Sara Fisher (1999) 
"The Persistence of Rural-Urban Differences in Poverty and Welfare Participation During the Restructuring of the 1980s" 

Feng Zhou (1999) 
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Producer Services in the United States, 1980-90" 

Cynthia S. Shene (1999) 
"The Urbanization Juggernaut: A Case Study of Basehor, Kansas" 

Leticia Nkonya (1999) Non-Thesis 

Carolyn A. Hall-Tuiel (1999) Non-Thesis 

David A. Coon (1998) 
"An Investigation of #Friends Internet Relay Chat As a Community" 

Kristen Ann Nespoli (1998) Non-Thesis 

Angela Ashton (1998) 
"Death of Innocents: Mass Media Portrayals of Parental Child Killings, 1987-1997" 

Carolyn Field (1998) 
"Determinants of Infant Mortality in the Less-Developed Countries: The Cross-National Evidence" 

Emiliano J. Ramnarine (1998) Non-Thesis 

Nidia Glavinich (1997) 
"Migration Plans of Highly Trained Paraguayans Living in the United States" 

Seifaldin N. Da'na (1997) 
"The State in Post-Colonial Societies" 

Kelly E. Johnson (1997) 
"The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nine Independent Variables: A Study of Federal Correctional Facilities" 

Gerri Wybo-Vopata (1997) 
"The Relationship of Education and Religiosity To Citizens' Perceptions of Community Well-Being" 

Joel C. Thummel (1997) 
"Religious Integration and Suicide in the U.S" 

Douglas S. Wallace (1997) 
"The Effect of Feminist Attitudes Upon the Outlook Towards Pornography" 

Sitawa Kimuna (1997) Non-Thesis 

Tye E. Tuggle (1996) 
"The Effects of Change in Population Structure and Farm and Industry Structure on the Economic Vitality of Rural Communities" 

Bobi Naylor (1996) 
"An Analysis of the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program" 

Anisa C. Rhea (1996) 
"An Analysis of the Relationship Between Local Labor Market Characteristics and Rates of Working Poverty Among Female-Headed Family Households in Kansas" 

Daphne Keboneilwe (1996) 
"Agricultural Export Specialization and Human Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cross-National Evidence" 

Bridget E. Murphy (1996) 
"Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Social Infrastructure: A Comparative Analysis of Two Rural Kansas Communities" 

Khalid A. Al-Sharideh (1996) 
"The Determinants of Personal Adjustment to American Life by International Students at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas" 

Sean A. Noonan (1996) 
"Recuperating Debord: From Fetishism to the Spectacle. A Contribution to Commodification Theory" 

Ali Al-Roumi (1996) 
"Democracy and the Physical Quality of Life" 

Jeffrey Cavner (1996) Non-Thesis 

Marie A. Farren (1995) 
"Is It Supply or Demand? Links Between the Gendered Division of Labor and Part-Time Employment of Nonmetropolitan Women" 

Jerry L. Williams (1995) 
"Effects of Social Support Upon the Self-Esteem of Nursing Home Residents in LaGrande, Oregon and Manhattan, Kansas" 

Sudeshna Ghosh (1995) 
"Matrimonial Decision Making Among First and Second Generation Asian Indians in the United States" 

Tanya Twaddell (1995) 
"Constructing Meanings of Rape: The Effects of Education on Beliefs and Knowledge About Rape Among College Students" 

Edwin Sorensen (1995) 
"Sociological Exploration of Alcoholism" 

Bruce M. Reid (1995) 
"Rebellious Parents: Contradictions in the Corporatist Structure for Education Reform in Two Rural Communities" 

Geetha N. Gowda (1994) Non-Thesis 

Mary P. Gross (1994) Non-Thesis 

Michelle A. Chiezah (1993) 
"Unmet Need for Family Planning in Jamaica" 

Candice B. Nelsen (1993) 
"Elderly Homicide Victimization: A Replication and Extension of the Lifestyle/Routine Activities Approach" 

Fanny E. VanWinge (1993) 
"A Cross-National Analysis of Socio-Economic Influences on Maternal Mortality" 

Gretchen R. Orvis (1993) Non-Thesis 

Patricia L. Pirkey (1993) Non-Thesis 

Khalid A. Al-Mubarak (1992) 
"The Relationship between Fertility Attitudes and Background Characteristics of Saudi Arabian Students in the U.S.A" 

Wilfredo B. Gutierrez (1992) 
"Popular Participation and Agrarian Policy in Nicaragua: A Comparative Analysis of Two Peasant Organizations' Influence, 1979-1989" 

Dawei Chen (1991) Non-Thesis 

Rosario Bello (1990) 
"The Impact of External Debt on Quality of Life of Developing Countries" 

Wm. Reed Benedict (1990) 
"The Effect of Proximity to High Schools on Crime in Their Surrounding Areas: A Partial Replication" 

Kevin Bryant (1990) 
"Routine Activity, Convenience Stores, and Robbery in San Diego: A Block-Level Analysis" 

Monica Franz (1990) 
"Hospitals and Rape: A Replication" 

Peggy Ntseane (1990) 
"Education and Fertility: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations" 

Imam B. Prasodjo (1990) 
"Structural Determinants of Urbanization in Developing Countries: A Cross-National Study" 

Lucila A. Rosado F. (1990) 
"The Survival Strategies of Female- and Male-Headed Households in Rural Areas of the Dominican Republic" 

Ridjal Ismail (1990) Non-Thesis 

Angel David Ilarraza (1989) 
"Assessing the Causes of the Physical Quality of Life: A Cross-National Analysis of Three Theories" 

Pamela Maier (1989) 
"The Effects of Taverns and Lounges on Homicides in Residential Areas" 

Yang Jie (1989) 
"Government Policy and Provincial Income Variation: An Analysis of China" 

Ishmail Said (1989) 
"Bureaucracy and Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Pakistan" 

Estanislao A. Gacitua Mario (1989) 
"Toward an Explanatory Model of Mapuches Mobilizations under the Chilean Military Regime, 1973-1988" 

Robin K. Hizey (1989) 
"Divorce and Urbanization: A Study of Counties 1970 and 1980" 

Rashida Qureshi (1989) Non-Thesis 

Yun-Ji Qian (1988) Non-Thesis 

Carol Beier (1988) Non-Thesis J 

ulie K. Kaufman (1987) Non-Thesis 

Sunil K. Kukreja (1987) 
"Development, Economic Inequality, World System Position and Political Repression A Cross-National Analysis" 

Julie N. Zimmerman (1987) 
"A Cross-National Analysis of the Effects of Family Planning and Development of Fertility Decline in Developing Nations" 

Loretta M. Walters (1986) 
"Interracial Relationships as Stigma" 

Alan F. Abramowitz (1986) 
"Transnational Corporations: An Examination of the Consequences for Society" 

Dorothy J. Loyd (1986) Non-Thesis 

Jerry W. Ludlow (1985) 
"The Search for Underlying Dimensions of Turnaround Migration: An Alternative Methodological Approach" 

Manjur-e-Karim (1985) 
"Agricultural Cooperatives and Rural Power Structure in Bangladesh" 

Ronald W. Sullivan (1985) 
"Understanding and Accommodating Turnaround Growth in Nonmetropolitan Communities" 

Michael Kruse (1984) 
"The Church-Sect Typology and the Church of the Nazarene: An Empirical Critique of the Typology" 

Rajini Kumar (1984) 
"From Sati to Separation: Changing Attitudes of Indian Women on Divorce" 

James Robinson (1984) 
"Infant Mortality and Socioeconomic Status Correlations: A Replication with Individual Data, 1967-1972"