Date: February 07, 2003 04:27AM
We are senior Honors students at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa working on a research project dealing with how people build and maintain a sense of identity. We are Social Science majors under the supervision of Associate Professor Mark Freyberg. We are exploring how one's sense of self is influenced by social groups, cultural institutions, and one's everyday social environment. In particular, we are interested in how one's experience in a new religious movement or white separatist group might influence their sense of self.
We are trying to identify people with whom we can conduct a brief email correspondence or telephone interview. We will be asking you about your experiences in a new religious movement or white separatist group and how these experiences affected you. If you would be willing to be in correspondence with us, please let us know by contacting Courtney & Trisha at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or Mark at (515) 961-1585 <email@example.com>. If you have any questions, feel free to inquire and we will be glad to answer them. We hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your time,
Trisha & Courtney