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Sociology student selected for fellowship in child studies

Brittany Rabb, a sophomore majoring in sociology, was awarded a 2016-2017 Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies.

Her project is titled “The Role of Neighborhood Cohesion in the Likelihood of Intervening in Suspected Child Maltreatment.”

Jessica Kelly-Moore, associate professor of sociology, is Rabb’s adviser.

Rabb plans to present her research at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in 2017.

 The Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellowships support undergraduate student research in the areas of childhood and adolescence. Costs covered by the fellowship include research-related travel, conference attendance and research-related supplies.

The Welter-Muzic Fellowships are made possible through a gift from alumni Christina Welter (CWR ‘98) and David Muzic (CWR ’97). Welter was a Mann Undergraduate Scholar in Anthropology and Pediatrics, a Mann Fellow (for research in Samoa) and an Eva L. Pancoast Award recipient (for research in Uganda). Welter and Muzic valued their undergraduate experiences and wish to provide similar opportunities for current undergraduate students.