Student Research

Carson Grants

Madelon Bergan, Carson Grant, 2016
For Fun or For Skill: Conflicting Goal Orientations Among Amateur Musicians in Southern Oregon
Sponsor:  Pamela Moro

Phoebe Wagner, Carson Grant 2016
Decolonizing Indigenous Education in Rotorua, New Zealand
Sponsor:  Rebecca Dobkins

Naomi Morgan, Carson Grant, 2015
Medicalization and the Lifecycle of the Birthing Process
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Hania Marien, Carson Grant, 2015
A Troubling Disconnect: Exploring Why Greater Ethnic Diversity in Schools has not Translated into Greater Ethnic Representation in School Books
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Hannah Schwarz, Carson Grant, 2014
Shifting Landscapes of Peruvian Identity and the Production of Quinoa
Sponsor: Peter Wogan

Mariah Grubb, Carson Grant, 2013
Examining the Efficacy of Volunteer Tourism
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Joseph Campbell, Carson Grant, 2012
Subsistence Strategies of Homeless LGBT Youth in Portland, Oregon
Sponsor: Scott Vandehey

Rachael Mayer, Carson Grant, 2011
Involving Communities: The Importance of Voice in Online Museum Exhibitions
Sponsor: Rebecca Dobkins

Jake Hagood, Carson Grant, 2011
Area Survey of LGBT Resources and Services
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Lindsey Falkenburg, Carson Grant, 2009
How Oaxacan Families Cope with Economic Depression
Sponsor: Peter Wogan

Sarah Kutten, Carson Grant, 2008
Ghana's New Bonding Measures: Is Nursing a Ticket Out?
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Emily Johnson, Carson Grant, 2007
Inequalities within the Women's Healthcare Delivery System in France
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Carolyn Burns, Carson Grant, 2006
The Role of Family in Mental Health Care in Oaxaca, Mexico
Sponsor: Peter Wogan

Mara Hansen, Carson Grant, 2006
A Critical Examination of Medical Pluralism in Rural Guatemala
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Steve Malick, Carson Grant, 2006
Gender Identity and Jesus: the Masculinities of Christian Men
Sponsor: Rebecca Dobkins

Beth Phillips, Carson Grant, 2004
Beth researched children and domestic violence, focusing on families at a domestic violence shelter in Washington.

Annie Bither-Terry, Carson Grant, 2003
Annie interviewed 57 people between the ages of 9 and 83 in order to write “Breast Play,” a show for people who have breasts, like breasts, wish they had breasts, wish they didn’t have breasts, or think it’s stupid that there’s a play about breasts. All profit will go to breast cancer research.

Adrienne Davich, Carson Grant, 2003
Case Study of Fallon, Nevada Leukemia Cluster. Interview-based examination of a cluster of sixteen childhood leukemias in rural Nevada town.

Jon McNeill, Carson Grant, 2001
“No Shadows”: A film about a woman who faces an existential crisis when she realizes that she has lost her shadow. (Available now at the Willamette University Library).

Danielle (Dani) Mathey, Carson Grant, 2000
Dani investigated non-mainstream forms of reproductive control. Her research included work at the University of California, Berkeley Folklore Archives, as well as interviews.

Lilly Grants

Susanna Bee, Lilly Grant, 2006
Foot and Soul: A Study of Contemporary Chinese Reflexology
Sponsor: Joyce Millen

Katie Johannsen, Lilly Grant, 2006
Shaped by Music: Everyday People and Community Orchestras
Sponsor: Pam Moro

Jennifer McKenzie, Lilly Grant, 2006
Painting Bridges: Empowerment of Youth Through Murals and Willamette's Past Revisited
Sponsor: Rebecca Dobkins

Jennifer Johnson, Lilly Grant, 2005
For the Sake of the Call: Women Missionaries and Self Perceptions of Vocation
Sponsor: Pam Moro

Alena Clancy, Lilly Grant, 2004
Exploring the Call to Curanderismo
Sponsor: Peter Wogan

Kristin Friesen, Lilly Grant, 2003
Unraveling the Mystery of Labyrinths. Researched the labyrinth-walking community through participant observation, field conversations, and formal interviews, together with a photography display.
Sponsor: Peter Wogan

Melissa Wheeler, Lilly Grant, 2003
Melissa interviewed an extended family of ranchers who live near Baker City, Oregon and found that by adopting sustainable measures, such as caring for their rangeland and streams and selling hormone-free and antibiotic-free beef, they have filled a niche in the market that allows them to continue their way of life.
Sponsor: Rebecca Dobkins

Fieldwork Projects: “Ethnographic Methods”

Students enrolled in “Ethnographic Methods,” a required course for the major that revolves around semester-long fieldwork projects, have investigated the following sites, topics or groups in the Salem area: