Sociology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sociology Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Sociology undergraduate symposium provides an academic and networking platform for students across the capital region. This student symposium builds a sense of community among undergraduate students and develops a tradition of independent scholarship at the undergraduate level.

  • Student presenters at the Second Undergraduate Symposium with keynote speaker Douglas Harper, Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA.
    Student presenters at the Second Undergraduate Symposium with keynote speaker Douglas Harper, Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA.
  • A student presents her research paper at the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
    A student presents her research paper at the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
  • A student present her research on race, gender, and the media at the Third Undergraduate Symposium
    A student present her research on race, gender, and the media at the Third Undergraduate Symposium
  • Audience members during a panel presentation at the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
    Audience members during a panel presentation at the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
  • A student stands at the podium presenting her research during the Third Undergraduate Symposium
    A student stands at the podium presenting her research during the Third Undergraduate Symposium
  • Audience members listen as a sociology major presents her Capstone work at the Third Undergraduate Symposium
    Audience members listen as a sociology major presents her Capstone work at the Third Undergraduate Symposium
  •  A view of a Symposium speaker with audience members in the foreground
    A view of a Symposium speaker with audience members in the foreground
  • Sociology student Adderlin Taveras presents her work on the Bolivian health care system during the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
    Sociology student Adderlin Taveras presents her work on the Bolivian health care system during the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
  • A panel of speakers stand at the front of the room during the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
    A panel of speakers stand at the front of the room during the Fourth Undergraduate Symposium
  • At the Third Undergraduate Symposium a student presenter stands at the podium and addresses the audience in the foreground
    At the Third Undergraduate Symposium a student presenter stands at the podium and addresses the audience in the foreground

The 1st Undergraduate Symposium

Searching for Social Justice

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alice Green, Director, Center for the Law and Justice

April 27, 2013

2013 Program Schedule

The 2nd Undergraduate Symposium

Visual Cultures

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Douglas Harper, professor at Duquesne University and president of the International Visual Sociology Association

April 12, 2014

2014 Program Schedule

The 3rd Undergraduate Symposium

Our World, Our Problem-Society (in) Action

Keynote Speaker: Ashley Jeffrey Bouck '04, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region

April 11, 2015

2015 Program Schedule

The 4th Undergraduate Symposium

Are Our Rights Alright? Human Rights in the 21st Century

Keynote Speaker: Olivia Bizovi '12, Oak Ridge National Lab

April 9, 2016

2016 Program Schedule

Department Chair

Beverly Thompson

Beverly J. Yuen Thompson

Associate Professor of Sociology

322 Rosetti Hall

(518) 783‑2468