The C. Wright Mills Award for Sociological Imagination

The Mills Award is bestowed on an annual basis for the most outstanding original student research paper. To be eligible, papers must have been written for an upper division SSU sociology course in 2019-2020 by a sociology major or minor. Papers may be revised prior to submission.

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

(1) Creativity and imagination in the conduct of inquiry;
(2) Significance of argument and the clarity with which it is stated;;
(3) Logical precision, methodological rigor, theoretical frame; and applicable,
(4) Sampling adequacy, proper measurement, and effective data analysis.

2019-2020 C. Wright Mills Award

Alondra Bravo MarroquĂ­n (Recipient)

"The Systemic Abuse of the U.S. Deportation System: Effects of Immigration Detention and Deportation on Latinx Immigrants and Mixed-Status Families."

Josh Hanna (Honorable Mention)

"How Tournament Bass Fishermen Manage their Identities and Emotions?"