Warren Central alum Tingle wins research award at State

Published 8:45 am Thursday, April 30, 2020

Emily Tingle, a 2015 honors graduate from Warren Central High School and undergraduate sociology and political science major at Mississippi State was the recipient of a 2020 Office for Research and Economic Development Research Award from Mississippi State University.

This award “honors those individuals who contribute significantly to the University’s mission of research.”

As an undergraduate student, Tingle took a range of sociology courses that helped prepare her to conduct her own research. In particular, she took part in Dr. Braden Leap’s 2018 Sociology Field School, an applied research experience in which students conduct actual fieldwork.

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In the summer of 2019, Tingle studied at Oxford University with the Shackouls Honors College study abroad program, and in 2020, she completed an ambitious undergraduate honors thesis entitled, “Colorblind Racism and White Women’s Education Activism in the South.”

She presented findings from her interview-based study at three conferences last semester, including the Alabama Mississippi Sociological Association conference, the SEUSS undergraduate research conference at Emory University, and the Mississippi Honors Conference. Tingle also worked as an undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Margaret Hagerman, who served as her undergraduate honors thesis advisor.

Tingle earned minors in African American studies, gender studies, history and pre-Law during her time at Mississippi State. She will be joining the MSU sociology graduate program in the fall.

She will graduate summa cum laude this week from State.