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Aaron Arredondo - MA alum

Aaron Arredondo

MA in Sociology | 2015
Doctoral Student, University of Missouri
Through my education in the MA sociology program at UA, I attained the methodological and analytical skills that continue to guide my research practice and theoretical development today. Taking various methodological, theoretical, and substantive classes with many of the faculty in the department has awarded me the confidence to propose new directions in the field and to understand how to effectively approach various research settings.
Abigale Rongey MA STUDENT in Sociology

Abigale Rongey

Abigale is from Rogers, Arkansas and is in her second year as a sociology graduate student. She is currently working on a project about policy windows and how the media responds with different frames. She absolutely loves the department here at the U of A and is proud to be a Razorback. After graduate school, Abigale plans to take a year off, but will be applying to doctoral programs. 
Rebecca Mader

Rebecca Mader

Double Major in
Criminal Justice &Sociology
My favorite course so far has been Criminal Law and Society, taught by Dr. Shields. I found this class extremely engaging and I looked forward to going to it every day.
I spent this past spring semester studying abroad in Berlin, Germany, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Robert Mortenson, Instructor

Robert Mortenson

Sociology caught my interest because of its broad based nature. From my perspective, sociology is a field that “touches” pretty much all other social sciences in some fashion. AND I had several friends who had pursued sociology.  I have written papers on homelessness in NWA, emotional labor in the music profession and the aesthetic moment. Currently, the bulk of my research is related to teaching.