Five sociology students recently presented their research to the Southern Sociological Society in Greenville, S.C.–the most well-attended regional sociology conference in the country. They were among only a handful of undergraduate students to present, an opportunity usually reserved for advanced graduate students and faculty. Despite this, the Davidson students' original research was universally well-received and acclaimed.
Student research presentations covered a wide range of topics, as follows.
"Merging important questions in the national discourse with theoretical social science, the Davidson students had their work cut out for them," said Assistant Professor of Sociology Natalie Delia Deckard. "They were completely exuberant after delivering their presentations. This event not only taught them about sociology but they learned a lot about their own capabilities as well."
In addition to Prof. Deckard and the students, Sociology Professors Gerardo Marti, Gayle Kaufman, and Joseph Ewoodzie presented research. Including the faculty members' and students' topics, Davidson presentations spanned the breadth of the discipline, demonstrating the strength of the college's program.