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May 22, 2021

Virtual Event (to be Livestreamed) is Free and Open to the Public

Students participating in our conference present original interdisciplinary research and ideas in a collegial professional conference. The venue is ideal to present capstone research projects and field research.

The annual conference promotes and recognizes original research at the undergraduate level in Anthropology, Sociology, and related social sciences facilitating communication and professional exchange among students and faculty from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Type of Paper
This year, we particularly encourage presentations in the following formats:

  • Findings from research projects including but not limited to senior thesis, capstone project, and course papers.
  • Reflections on a moment in your journey of becoming a social scientist.
    • Have you taken a course that has shaped your journey in the social sciences?
    • Is there a book or an article that has changed your perception of society?
    • Is there a conversation that has sparked your thoughts regarding the social sciences?
  • Reflections on how recent events have shaped your university experiences as well as your life experiences. 
    • How has the COVID-19 pandemic shaped your university experiences?
    • How has the Black Lives Matter movement shaped your reflections on social justice?
  • Ideas regarding the future of social sciences. 
    • Have you found a new method in social sciences?
    • Do you have thoughts on a new theme in social sciences?

But we will also consider other forms of artistic expression.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your proposal to A complete proposal must include:

  • A working title of your presentation
  • An abstract that briefly summarizes what you plan to talk about during the roundtable (200-300 words)
  • Three keywords that highlight the themes of your presentation
  • The presenter/s’ affiliation and graduation year

Submissions Open: February 22, 2021

Submissions Close: May 1, 2021

Decision Notification: On a rolling basis 

This event is free for anthropology and sociology students at Santa Clara University. If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to email We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Conference Committee (in alphabetical order)

Di Di
Matt Kroot
Patrick Lopez-Aguado
Enrique Pumar
Laura Robinson