Call for Proposals! Social Justice Student Research Symposium! Application Deadline: March 15

March 11, 2021
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In conjunction with Social Justice Week, the School of Social Sciences Student Research Group (SSSRG) will present a virtual symposium of student work related to social justice themes. You are eligible to apply if you have recently completed a paper or are engaged in a project related to social justice themes, whether on your own, with a faculty member, or for a class.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student work, including (but not limited to) work from
    •  MA thesis project
    • senior seminar/capstone paper
    • conference presentations where student is the lead author
    • research papers/projects from other classes
    • independent research projects/papers (with support from a faculty member)
  • Research papers or projects related to historical or contemporary social justice topics including, but not limited to, environmental justice, reproductive justice, economic systems, prejudice and discrimination, criminal justice systems, wealth and poverty, educational access, populism, racism, and  political polarization.
  • Relevant projects  can create context for understanding the operation of social justice in various times and places, and/or projects may reflect advocacy grounded in research.

Presentation Format:

If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to present your work in one of three short formats:

  • a narrated poster
  • a recorded slideshow presentation
  • a live lightning talk as part of a panel (possibly)


  • Application deadline: March 15, 11:59 pm. (this is a proposal only -- the presentation does not need to be done)
  • Project deadline: April 2, 11:49 pm (Presenters whose projects are accepted must turn in their conference presentation by this date to be ready for posting online)

Ready to Apply?

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Contact Dr. Heather Smith (; Dr. Michelle Jolly (; or Dr. Cynthia Boaz (

Got a great project that's not about social justice? You can still share your work! Stay tuned for the SSU virtual research symposium later this semester.

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