Past Sociology MAPs

Below are listed some examples of past student MAP work. This list is, by no means, comprehensive and is still being built but hopefully provides an overview of the kind of work you could do in the future. 

Year Name of Student Project Title Professor Mentor
2010 Hart Ford Corn, Tortillas, and Candy: Negotiating the Dietary Desires of Parents and Children in Latino Immigrant Families (Latin American Studies MAP)

Eric Carter and David Cook-Martín

2009 Virginia Andersen Body, Gender, and Resources: Holding onto the Power of Decision-Making during Nursing Home Entry Karla Erickson
2009 Nichole Baker Caring, Producing, or Healing: Perceptions of CNA Work Karla Erickson
2009 Lilly Camp Why no legal exclusions of Jews in the Americas? (RICA) David Cook-Martín
2009 Alexander J. Exarhos

Mapping Soc Landscapes: Student Social Networks

Christopher Hunter
2009 Caitlin Fuller Mexican and Cuban Immigration Policy: A Comparative Case Study on Legal Exclusions against Chinese (RICA) David Cook-Martín
2009 Muriel D. Gallo-Chasanoff Mapping Soc Landscapes: Student Social Networks

Christopher Hunter

2009 Macaela Holmes End of Life: It is not as scary as it sounds! Karla Erickson
2009 Elisabeth Rennick The Influence of Ideology on Autocratic State's Policy: Argentina and Cuba (RICA) David Cook-Martín
2009 Frida Rodriguez The Slave Trade and its Impact on International Migration Policies: A Brazilian Case Study (RICA) David Cook-Martín
2008 Katherine R. Howard Ineffective Health Care Policy as Agent of Medicalization and Sick Role Adoption At the End of Life Karla Erickson
2008 Matthew Johnson As We Maintain Class Karla Erickson
2008 Scott Koenning Argentine Immigration Policy (Race, immigration, and Citizenship in the Americas, RICA) David Cook-Martín
2008 Fiona McDougall Martin Class and Campus Cash: Working Class and First Generation College Students Karla Erickson
2008 Alyssa Penner The Landscape of Care: Deciphering End of Life Care and Caregiver Meanings in the Hospice Setting Karla Erickson
2008 Julie Ross International organizations and their role in the diffusion of immigration policies (RICA) David Cook-Martín
2008 Margie Scribner A Penny for Your Thoughts: Sexual Expression in Aged and Aging Adults in Long-Term Care Karla Erickson
2008 Emily Sipfle Working Class Membership: Mediating Vulnerability through Work and Community Karla Erickson
2007 Sarah Fowler The Affective Costs of Transnational Migration: A Case Study of Ecuadorian Migration to Spain David Cook-Martín
2007 Susan Hildebrand Relations Between the Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center and Grinnell College Karla Erickson
2006 Eszter Csicsai A Living Will: Building the Personalized Dying Experience Karla Erickson
2002 Ellen Gallagher

“Crisis intervention in non-profit organizations:  Does it work?  (Part 1)”

Christopher Hunter
2002 Jill Peterson “Crisis intervention in non-profit organizations:  Does it work?  (Part 2)”

Christopher Hunter

2002 Jessica Rochester

Problem-solving techniques in a community action agency:  working with families versus working with other agencies”

Christopher Hunter

2000 Jenni Headley  Isn’t anyone gonna build a bridge?  Theory v. Reality: Crossing the Gap between Upper and Lower Levels in a Hierarchy. Christopher Hunter
2000 Meri Hellmer Breaking the Cycle of Family Pain:   The Role of Intensity, Content, and Participation in Goal Setting Practices in a Community Action Agency Christopher Hunter
2000 Laura Jackson Masters of the MICA Universe:  Activity-Based Training vs. Results Driven Training and Their Effects on Levels of Mastery

Christopher Hunter

2000 Matt Magee Multiple Elements of a Shared Vision: A Learning Organization Possibility? Christopher Hunter
2000 Delphia Shanks Practicing the PDP:  An Analysis of Mid-Iowa Community Action’s Personal Development Plan Christopher Hunter
1999 Ilana Golin Eight Heads Are Better Than One:
How Teams Benefit Employees at A Social Service Agency

Christopher Hunter

1999 Lisa Hetzel Dismantling the Hierarchy: 
Mastery, Control, and Contribution at a Community Action Agency

Christopher Hunter

1999 Kara Jones The Paraprofessional in a Learning Organization:  Mid-Iowa Community Action as a Case Study

Christopher Hunter

1999 Emily Larson Family rhetoric and perceptions of work and family balance among employees and the administration of a Community Action Agency

Christopher Hunter

1999 Lue Schutzman Do You See What I See?  An Analysis of Ideological Tension in a Learning Organization

Christopher Hunter