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Andy Wiggins- Sociology

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Name: Andy Wiggins

Major: Sociology

Classification: Junior

Hometown: Princeton, TX

Mentor: Suzie Macaluso/Krista Masci

Why I’m interested in research:I do research because I am always asking questions about the world around me. I really enjoy being able to ask a question, investigate that question, and write about my findings. Research gives me a sense of satisfaction and helps me to continue to think critically about the society I live in.

What I Study:In the past year, I have been interested in researching biracial identity salience. I want to know what external factors affect the way a person is able to combine two different cultures into one cohesive sense of self, and if these factors change over time.