B. P. Bryson      
  Publications (Some that are vaguely available)  
White Opinion Clusters

"Symbolic Boundaries," Ch. 25 in The Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by David Inglis and Anna-Mari Almila. London: Sage. forthcoming in 2016.

"Own It! Constructions of Masculinity and Heterosexuality on Reality Makeover Television." Cultural Sociology. 8(3):258-274. with Alexander K. Davis and Laura E. Rogers. 2014.

"Conquering Stereotypes in Research on Race and Gender." Sociological Forum 25(1):161-166. with Alexander K. Davis. 2010.

Making Multiculturalism: Boundaries and Meaning in US English Departments. Stanford University Press. 2005. (Ch. 1 is under the excerpts tab.)

Working Definitions: Educational Organization and the Meaning of Multiculturalism." International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 22(1):175-207. 2002.

"What About the Univores?: Musical Dislikes and Group Based Identity Construction Among Americans with Low Levels of Education." Poetics. 25(2-3):141-156. 1997.

"Have Americans' Social Attitudes Become More Polarized?" American Journal of Sociology. with Paul DiMaggio and John Evans. 1996.

" 'Anything but Heavy Metal': Symbolic Exclusion and Musical Dislikes." American Sociological Review. 1996.

        Events & Award Deadlines for SOC Majors:  
Feb. 7, 2017 - Assessment Day
Feb. 3, 2017 - Whitten Maher Memorial Scholarship Deadline
Feb. 10, 2017 - Soc-Anth Foundation Award Deadline
Feb. 27, 2017 - CAL MadRush Deadline
Feb. 27, 2017 - ALUMNI PANEL! 5:30pm SSC 1075
Mar. 1, 2017 - AKD Competition Deadline
Approx. Mar. 18 - Carl Harter & Cecil Bradfeild (Soc-Anth) Deadlines
Mar. 17, 2017 - Deadline for Dept. Symposium
Mar. 18, 2017 - CAL MadRush Conference
April 17, 2017 - Soc-Anth Symposium
Make sure you have a polished writing sample for employers and/or graduate schools. Use classes, conferences and competitions to get up to speed and build your resume.
Resources for Undergraduates
Publication Outlets for Undergraduates:

Sociological Inquiry: AKD Journal of the Soc Honor Society
JMUR - James Madison Undergraduate Research
Penn State Berks Journal
Council on Undergraduate Research Publication Outlet List
Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

JMU Awards & Conferences:

Mad Rush Late March
AKD, the US undergraduate sociology honor society has money for travel to regional conferences.
Department Awards ($500-$2,000, and always lots of honor).
Department Symposium
Carl Harter
Cecil Bradfield
Foundation Awards
and more!

  General Resources:

Department Facebook Page
JMU Soc Club Facebook Page
For JMU Sociology Majors
BA/BS Requirements
JMU Academic Calendars
JMU Dates and Dealines
Exam Schedule
Computer Labs
Honors thesis info
Honors Program Tracks
Thinking about Graduate School? Read this and consider a professional program, instead. See an advisor immediately. You are late!
Preparing for grad school Get 3 advisors!
GREs for grad school
JStor Article Search
GSS - General Social Survey - Well-Prepped Data
Data Search - ICPSR at Michigan
- but better data is out in the world -- on and off the internet.
Internship and Service Learning Opportunities:

JMU CAP Internship Help
JMU Center for Service Learning
Madison Art Collection Internships
Project Grows - See Dr. Porter
Virginia Governor's Fellows Program (rising seniors)
Intern Match
City Internships
Internships Dot Com
City of Norfolk (rising juniors and seniors; also jobs) Buffalo Bill Center PAID Museum Internships
GO ECO Internships in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Most every national non-profit or foundation has competitive internships available on their websites, and most job databases (right), such as idealist, have an internship section. But do everything you can to build a network and use that as a resource for internships and jobs. Join professional associations, volunteer, give, and showcase your skills.

Study abroad is highly recommended if you can afford it, and if you think you can't, consider a spring break trip with scholarships. There are some trips right here in anthropology.
  Job Databases:

Idealist Careers
Common Good Careers
The Foundation Center
The Non-Profit Times
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Grassroots Campaigns
Riley Guide Subfields
Go Government
USA Jobs
College Grad
Academy Health
Social Service Dot Com

After-Graduation Experiences:

GLSEN Summer (LGBT) Research Fellowship for grad stus Peace Corps
Teach For America
City Year


Published by bpb. Updated Jan 16, 2017.
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