Courtney Tillman

Courtney Tillman is a rising senior at Middlebury College who is currently pursuing a joint major in Sociology and Anthropology. As a previous International Studies major, Courtney developed a passion for learning about different cultures through immersing herself in foreign language and literature. Now, as a Socio/Anth major, she hopes to combine her love for global affairs with her interests in understanding diverse communities and cultural traditions. She is particularly intrigued by issues surrounding mental health in the African American community, sociocultural disparities within the criminal justice system, and the transformative power of words. Her current research touches upon punishment in the age of social media, specifically the ways in which the penal system is digitally reinvented through cancel culture. Furthermore, she seeks to dissect how the usage of social media platforms creates a digital body that exists simultaneously in the past and present, allowing both previous and current actions to be constantly scrutinized and accessible for condemnation.

Courtney Tillman