Bridgewater College’s Department of Sociology Recognizes Student Excellence

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The Department of Sociology at Bridgewater College recognized two graduating seniors for excellence in 2023.

Grace Dausman, a sociology major with minors in social work and data analytics from Stafford, Va., received the Arlie Hochschild Research Award. The award is presented to a graduating senior whose conduct of research exemplifies the most ambitious traditions of the discipline.

Dausman is a member of the Flory Honors program at the College and will be starting her honors project this summer on public religion and its impact on the community. She is planning to work in case management to help at-risk youth following graduation.

Hannah Quinn, a sociology and history and political science double major from Botetourt, Va., received the Zygmunt Bauman Scholar Award. The award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship, leadership in the classroom and exemplifies academic citizenship in the department.

Quinn is a tutor in the Sociology Department, as well as a member of the Brethren Student Movement and Bridgewater College Spiritual Life Board. She completed two research projects during her time at BC, “Political Programs: Gender is Cold War Films” and “Beauty Standards in Children.”

Quinn will be attending the University of Virginia this fall to pursue a master of public policy.

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