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B.A. Sociology, Geneva College, 2019
Kyra Neill is a first-year student in Baylor University’s Graduate Program in Sociology. She graduated from Geneva College in May 2019 with a B.A. in Sociology. As part of her undergraduate work at Geneva College, she conducted interviews with community members in Beaver Falls, PA who were facing or had already faced eviction from rental properties. The goals of these interviews were to highlight the frequency of eviction in Beaver Falls among lower-income families and to better understand why many residents and their families struggle to find new housing following an eviction.
At Baylor, Kyra hopes to explore in further detail rural sociology as well as deindustrialization in the United States. She is interested in social changes concerning deindustrialization and revitalization attempts in steel mill company towns. On an international scale, Kyra also takes considerable interest in the industrial development of historically nomadic cultures. She looks forward to working in Baylor’s Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD) during her time at the university, and she is excited for what the future here holds.
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