Congratulations to SOAN’s Professor Janel Benson and Sociology alum Anastassia Bougakova ’16, who recently published a coauthored article in the journal, Advances in Child Development and Behavior. The article, entitled, “Kin Networks and Mobility in the Transition to Adulthood,” is based on collaborative research that Prof Benson and Anastassia conducted using a longitudinal study of young women’s educational experiences in the Philadelphia area. They argue for the importance of studying extended family networks (beyond parents) for understanding the impact of kin support for the transition from adolescence to early adulthood.
Anastassia double-majored in Sociology and English and was awarded High Honors in Sociology for her thesis on the experiences of LGTBQ students at Colgate. Since graduating, Anastassia has worked as an Associate at Notch Partners.