A note from the Honors Program: Sandra Baptista’s third Honors Project has been submitted for consideration to be included at the Undergraduate Research Conference at UMass Amherst on April 25, 2014. Sandra is an experienced presenter whose local research on Michelle Alexander’s key claims featured in The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness places Roxbury Community College within the scholarly discourse regarding the legal system’s role in furthering a racially segregated society. To read the abstract for the Honors project, please click here.
Sandra’s Honors Project
U.S. Government & Politics (SSI 119)
Project Title: “Mass Incarceration and the Caste System”
The project examines RCC’s views on Michelle Alexander’s argument that mass incarceration constitutes a new form of a caste system implemented during Jim Crow.
Sandra Baptista’s Biography
Sandra Eliane Baptista is an international student from Cabo Verde pursuing the Liberal Arts Program at RCC. On campus, Sandra is involved in different programs which include Phi Theta Kappa, the Bible Club and the Community Service Club. She is also a student representative on the Honors Committee and the president of the International SEVIS Club (International Student Club). Sandra’s goal is to graduate from RCC with her Associates degree in Liberal Arts and transfer to a four year college to complete her bachelor’s in Linguistics. Sandra aims to continue her studies and earn a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.