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Students Attend AL-MS Conference


In a longstanding departmental tradition, Dr. Tsui recently traveled with a group of Millsaps students to the annual meeting of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association (AMSA). 



Part of that longstanding tradition is a legacy of winners in the student paper competition. This year, Wade Smith became part of that legacy when he won second place in the undergraduate paper competition.

Wade was one of four majors or minors in Sociology & Anthropology that travelled with Dr. Ming Tsui to present a paper at the meeting.  All of the students were excellent representatives of the College and the department. Here is a list of the students and their paper titles:

  • Anthony Hayden: "Social capital, human capital, and the continued struggle of African American Men"
  • Abe Hutcheon: "Income inequality and health in Mississippi"
  • Whitney Murchison: "More education but less pay: A sociological analysis of gender gaps in pay"
  • Wade Smith: "An analysis of socioeconomic status of Mexicans in the United States"

The papers the students presented came out of Dr. Tsui's "Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race" class.  This was the 44th annual meeting of AMSA. This year's theme was "SOCIOLOGY: From Social Problems to Social Future."

The department congratulates all of the students for representing Millsaps so well at the conference.