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Dylan Grubb '16

Dylan Grubb '16

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Major/minor: Major in Sociology, Minor in Peace and Justice Studies
Hometown: Doylestown, Pennsylvania 
Project mentors: Dr. Daniel Jasper and Dr. Kelly Denton Borhaug

Project Details:

  1. Briefly describe your SOAR project.
    This project was the study of Bethlehem's socioeconomic history as a way to demonstrate how different economic systems work in small scale democracies. I used Memoirs found in the Moravian archives, the steelworkers' archives and other various resources as primary sources to provide a more personal look into Bethlehem's socioeconomic history. 
     
  2. What motivated you to participate in SOAR? 
    I was intrigued by Bethlehem's History, and I believed from the start that Bethlehem was an important part of American history. 
     
  3. What are the results of your work on this project? 
    An in-depth analysis proved that the pursuit of democracy does not coincide with American Capitalism; in fact, the two seem to work against one another.
     
  4. What are your personal takeaways from the project? And do you plan to continue work on this project after SOAR? 
    I took away a summer full of knowledge. I learned so much about America by researching Bethlehem's history, and I plan to continue my writing in this field.

Biographical Information:

  1. What clubs/sports/activities/community service are you involved in? 
    I am a brother and philanthropic chair of Omicron Gamma Omega, and I previously participated in the Impact Mentoring Program.
     
  2. Briefly, what are your future plans and career goals? 
    I hope to attend graduate school, pursue social work and teach sociology.