Sociology Thesis Students Present at Mt. David Summit 2015

The Mount David Summit is an annual celebration of student research, artistic work, and community-based scholarship at Bates College.

Each year at the end of the winter semester, students from all classes present their work to each other and to faculty, staff, families and community members in a symposium format. The Summit spotlights the rich and varied academic activities of Bates students across the disciplines, and honors the vibrant intellectual life of the college. Named for the landmark “mountain” on the campus, the Summit is guided by the motto of the college — Amore ac Studio — loosely translated, With Love and Zeal, With Ardor and Devotion: devotion to scholarship, creativity, and the life of the mind.

This year, students presented a panel “Understand Self and Society: Sociology Thesis Research” moderated by Heidi Taylor, Chair and Professor of Sociology.  The various topics presented were:

  • Quincy Snellings ’15: Is Whiteness Privileged? A Study of Bates Students’ Racial Awareness
  • Michelle Pham ’15: Deconstructing Lingerie: Under the Garments
  • Elena Jay ’15: The Great Fire of Valparaíso, Chile: A Case Study of a Socially-Produced Disaster
  • Hiu Man Wong ’15: Transcending the Discourse of Hero and Victim: Overseas Filipina Domestic Workers’ Experiences in the Global Care Chain