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Sociology Student Spotlight

Samson Mosley '24

  • Major: SociologyMale student smiling in a photo studio portrait
  • Minors: Criminology and Film
  • Hometown: Normal, IL
  • On-campus involvement: Writing Center tutor, The Argus student newspaper
  • Internships: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) intern, Western Avenue Community Center intern, Saggio Technology intern

    "Sociology at IWU has been truly formative to my development not only as a student, but as a person. The lessons taught in sociology courses allow students to learn about other cultures and groups of people, and to think critically about the cultures and groups they inhabit."


Kate Christian '26

  • Major: Sociology
  • Minor: PsychologyFemale student in white sweater smiling in front of fall foliage
  • Hometown: Washington, IL
  • On-campus involvement: IWU Women's tennis, CLA Student Assistant
  • Recommended courses: Youth Subcultures (Dr. Fuist), Emotions and Society (Dr. Irby), Media and Popular Culture (Dr. Fuist)

    "The Sociology program here at Illinois Wesleyan has helped me to grow in a variety of ways. It has taught me lessons that are applicable to the classroom, but also outside of it. I have had the chance to improve my research skills and my writing ability. Additionally, I have been able to apply the lessons I have learned to my daily life and view the world from a sociological lens. It has allowed me to become a more critical thinker while being more aware of the social forces around me. I am grateful for the opportunities and support I have received within this program. It has given me the chance to study a subject I love and made me more confident in my abilities as a student." 


Courtney Irby - Associate Professor of Sociology

Department - Sociology & Anthropology