Sociology and Anthropology Student Association (SASA)

2019-2020 SASA Group

The Sociology and Anthropology Student Association’s goal is to give undergraduate students an opportunity to develop a relationship with the Sociology and Anthropology Department. By planning events throughout the year, we strive to create a space for members to connect with fellow classmates and faculty. Our priority is making sure everyone gets the most out of their time here at Carleton University by establishing long-lasting relationships and connectivity. Additionally, the Sociology and Anthropology Student Association aims to facilitate an environment wherein one’s research can thrive and critical knowledge can flourish. We aim to question that which is taken for granted in the social world by actively engaging the student body with critical theorists and insight.

We are always looking for Sociology and Anthropology students to come out to our events and to get involved, so please contact us if you are interested in becoming a general member, and/or if you wish to partake in our virtual coffee hours and peer-support sessions. If you have any questions regarding the association or have a particular sociological/anthropological topic and/or issue you would like us to shed light on, do not hesitate to reach out.

Want to chat SASA, sociology, anthropology, or anything under the Sun? Join us for coffee hours and general member meetings (more details available on our social media). To schedule a meeting with one of our Co-Chairs, email them at the contact listed below.

The current Co-Chairs for 2021-2022 are Felicity Hauwert and Jayani Srigouranga
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Meet the SASA Co-Chairs

Felicity Hauwert

Felicity is in their final year of her BA Honours Degree in Sociology, and this will be her third and final year as SASA co-chair. Their research interests include Black aesthetics and visual politics in the wave of EDI movements, and their intersections with Black feminism and decolonization. Felicity is currently working on her Honours Research Paper, incorporating these interests to investigate if and how Black artists and curators can define or establish radically transgressive spaces within independent galleries. As a photographer, writer, and amateur seamstress, Felicity strives to engage the knowledge and skills she has come to during her time at Carleton, within her various artistic practices.

In addition to their involvements with SASA, Felicity is currently working as the RIFA (Racialized and Indigenous Faculty Alliance) Student Partner, in partnership with Professor Carolyn Ramzy, through the Students as Partners Program (SaPP).

Jayani Srigouranga

Jayani is in the final year of her BA Honours Degree in Anthropology with minors in African Studies and American Sign Language. This is her second and final year as Co-Chair for SASA. Apart from her involvement within SASA, Jayani has been involved in various extracurricular activities at Carleton, such as being a peer mentor, student ambassador, and research assistant. Jayani is currently working on her Honours Research Paper which focuses on the practices of skin-lighting, colorism, and beauty ideals within the South-Asian diaspora community. Jayani is also currently working with Professor Vivian Solana-Moreno to develop a course through the Students as Partners Program.

SASA Essay Contest

Congratulations to the 2021 SASA Essay Contest winners:

  • 1st place: Emily Boote, “An Investigation that Questions Whether Research into Indigenous Tourism can be Decolonized and if the Notion of the ‘Other’ can be Dismantled in Anthropological Research”
  • 2nd place: Jenna Blower, “The Royal Reproduction of Race: A Critical Analysis of the British Royal Family and the Maintenance of Whiteness in their Kingdom”
  • 3rd place: Jake Dunlop, “The Half-Life of Intelligence: Indoctrination and the Secrecy Act”

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