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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.
2014 Graduate Student Conference:
April 11, 2014 (12:30 am - 5:00 pm)
2014 Graduate Student Conference
Key Note Speaker: Jill McCorkel, Ph.D.
“What if the Cure is Worse than the Disease? Privatized Treatment in the Era of Mass Incarceration”
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: