Sociology and Criminology Graduate Student Conference

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Conference is to recognize and foster the development of junior scholars and their research. This yearly event facilitates faculty mentorship and critical feedback toward the development of graduate and undergraduate research. The annual Graduate Student Conference should provide students with the opportunity to build professional skills, establish networking opportunities, receive feedback regarding ongoing student research, and most importantly, it will aim to cultivate an environment for a community of scholars.

2011 Graduate Student Conference: Friday - April 22, 2011 (10:30 am - 5:30 pm)

2011 Graduate Student Conference Final Program


Key Note Speaker: Jessie Daniels, Ph.D.

“Race, Technology & Inequality in the Digital Era:The Continuing Significance of Racism”

Follow Dr. Daniels on Twitter @JessieNYC


2011 - Call for papers:

All submissions to the SCJ Graduate Student Conference must be formatted as an extended abstract (2-3 typed, double-spaced pages). Abstracts must include the title of your presentation, a clear statement of your research question/objective, as well as a summary of your conclusions. E-mail submissions to Margaret Mahoney (

The coversheet (below) must be attached to the submission including the student’s preference for type of presentation as well as required signatures. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 18, 2011 by 4:30pm EST. (Please, refer to the following links)

Call for papers




Previous Graduate Student Conferences:

Each year the conference features student presentations and concludes with a keynote speaker. Past speakers have included Dr. David Grazian, Dr. Elijah Anderson, and Dr. Raymond Paternoster. This year's speaker is Dr. Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society, and Coordinator of Women's Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Links to the programs of past conferences are available below: