2021 Social Action Student Symposium

Welcome to the 1st Annual Social Action Student Symposium (SASSy)! This year's online showcase reflects the diversity of student research within the School of Social Sciences and includes course projects, graduate theses, and professional presentations.

Many students also presented their work live in a lightning talk session on April 9, 2021. We look forward to presenting new student work that illustrates how the social sciences contribute to social justice research and advocacy next Spring. Information about when and how to apply will be available next fall.

Recorded Presentations

Husband Employment and Marital Outcomes: A Four-Wave Study of Low-Income and Ethnically Diverse Couples

Husband Employment and Marital Outcomes

Presenters: Hannah Brownlee and Molly Uribe; Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Teresa Nguyen; Psychology

 

Are You Deaf?: A Project About Rape Culture

Are You Deaf? - Project About Rape Culture

Presenters: Maggie Mosqueda,Karla Gallo, Ryan Kelly, and Kimberly Mercado; Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Faculty Mentor: Anastasia Tosouni, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

 

Equilibrium in Black Activism: Why are Cisgender, Straight, Black men Resistant to Intersectional Activism?

Equilibrium in Black Activism by Loren Smith

Presenter: Loren Smith; Women's and Genders Studies
Faculty Mentor: Lena McQuadeWomen's and Genders Studies

 

Oh, Humbug! Resistance, Conformity, Identity and Migration in North Bloomfield from 1850-1930

Oh, Humbug! Resistance, Conformity, Identity and Migration in North Bloomfield from 1850-1930.

Presenter: Samantha Steindel-Cymer; Cultural Resources Management
Faculty Mentor: Margie Purser; Anthropology and Cultural Resources Management

 

Sexual Assault & Harassment Within Hollywood

Sonoma State University SASSy: Sexual Assault & Harassment Within Hollywood

Presenters: Peri Cherashore, Cameron Gavuzzi, Anna Sanchez, and Andrea Gonzalez; Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Faculty Mentor: Anastasia Tosouni, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

 

Racial Microagressions Experienced by DACA/Undocumented Students

SSU Research: Microaggressions 2021 FINAL

Presenters: Lizeth Cortez Ibañez, Clarissa Mendoza, Maygen McGrew, Aracely Gonzalez, Mariana Guerrero; Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Elisa Velasquez-Andrade; Psychology

 

Dissolving the Boundaries of Medicine: A Study on Lyme Disease from an Integrative Perspective

Dissolving the Boundaries in Medicine:A Study on Lyme Disease from an Integrative Perspective

Presenter: Lisa Shaw; Human Development and Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Alexis Boutin; Anthropology

 

Latinas in Higher Education: Comadres as a Culturally Appropriate Support Model

SSU Research: Comadres 2021

Presenters: Mariana Guerrero, Catalina Gonzalez-Leon, Maygen McGrew, Aracely Gonzalez, and Carlos ChavarriaPsychology
Faculty Mentors: Elisa Velasquez-Andrade; Psychology and Daniel Malpica; Chicano and Latino Studies

 

Stigma and Sex Work: An Exploration of the Power of Language to Perpetuate Violence

Stigma and Sex Work by Midori Longo for SASSy

Presenter: Midori Longo; Anthropology
Faculty Mentors: Alexis Boutin and Richard Senghas; Anthropology

 

The Limits of Respect: Physician Behavior, Age Differences, and Older Patients’ Cooperation

Physician Project WPA

Presenters: Ava Frankovsky, Kayla Strand, Carolyn Brinolf, Jason Ray, Tate Lipnicke, and Noah Pleece; Psychology
Faculty MentorHeather SmithPsychology

 

Homelessness in Napa: A Policy Proposal

Homelessness in Napa Valley

Presenter: Olivia Neeley; Sociology
Faculty Mentor: Roxanne Ezzet; Sociology

Recorded Lightning Talks

A video of the LIVE Lightning talks will be posted soon! Please check back!