Congratulations to two of our CSR graduate students who were honored Thursday night for the successful completion of their MA degrees! Both Drew Medaris and Cody Tuttle (pictured below) defended their theses this spring and will be awarded their diplomas at the All University Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Each was instrumental in advancing research in the CSR over the past several years and have been wonderful ambassadors to both the undergraduate and graduate research efforts of the center.
Medaris's thesis, entitled "White Power in Context: The Structural Correlates of White Power Support Events in the United States, 2012-2015," used mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the geo-spatial distribution of white supremacists groups in recent years and the kinds of contexts in which they hold rallies and other social movement events. Drew will be moving on to a PhD program at the University of New Mexico beginning in the fall semester.
Tuttle's research utilized multi-level models to examine the article- and contextual-level predictors of news prominence surrounding the immigration-crime debate. His thesis entitled "Where We Get Our News: A Multilevel Analysis of the Media Framing of Immigration and Crime" is currently under review. Cody will be moving to Minnesota this summer to support his wife (pictured) where he will begin applying for PhD programs this coming year.
Congratulations and best wishes to both students!