Maxwell Cornett

Maxwell Cornett


Graduate Assistant

Maxwell Cornett is a Sociology Master’s Student at the University of Colorado, Denver. They are interested in socialization, validation, and the ways in which society builds narratives about the human experience. They perform duties as a Graduate Assistant at The Evaluation Center and are working on a variety of different projects and tasks.

Max graduated Cum Laude from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Sociology. As an undergrad, Max was a research assistant and presented original research and collaborations with professors at the national conference “Sociologists for Women in Society”, as well as leading research discussions on campus.  He received the Virginia Purtle Research Award for his Senior research project. They are also a member of the national sociology honors fraternity Alpha Kappa Delta and was able to publish his undergraduate thesis entitled “Queerness and Validation: A Study of Gender Expression and Perception” in the Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies (

In their free time, Max enjoys relaxing with their partner and listening to live music. They are always reading something new and up for an adventure.