Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient: Samantha Hussey '20

Samantha Hussey, a member of the Class of 2020, is a Sociology major and Government and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies double minor from Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, who is interested in the interplay of race, gender, and socioeconomic status within social interactions and identities.

Through her thesis, she will use a mixed methods approach to investigate Dartmouth’s social scene and its effects on students’ social identities in order to answer: What factors create and influence Dartmouth’s social hierarchy and labels; how do social hierarchies and labels influence students' social identities; and how are such hierarchical rankings and labels reinforced by members of the Dartmouth community?

On campus, Hussey is involved with The Dartmouth, School House Executive Board, Kappa Delta Epsilon Sorority, Movement Against Violence, Native Americans at Dartmouth, and Hokupaʻa.

After graduating from Dartmouth, Hussey plans to attend law school with hopes of pursuing a career in employment or labor law. Advisor: Janice McCabe