grad confereesThe Sociology and Criminology Graduate Student Alliance presents its third annual SAC Graduate Conference today.

Conference to highlight sociology and criminology research

Students and faculty of sociology and criminology are gathering from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today – Friday, March 22 -- to present and celebrate research in their fields.

Organized by the Department of Sociology and Criminology’s Graduate Student Alliance, the conference is open to researchers beyond the University of Windsor to foster broader connections and collaboration.

The Alliance’s co-chair Jamie Segeren is most looking forward to supporting fellow graduate students and undergrads who may never have presented before.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to listen to and discuss new research in such a wide and diverse range of topics and areas,” she says. “I hope to expand my own views and knowledge through the research of my fellow colleagues, as well as presenters and attendees from other universities like Toronto and York.”

Organizers hope to foster a safe, welcoming, academic environment where attendees and presenters are able to gain insights into new areas of research, as well as exposure to new ideas, trends, theories, and methods.

“We have a variety of topics and areas of research being showcased, such as topics in 2SLGBTQIA+, COVID-19, intersection of gender and visibility, and sociological process and movements, among many more,” says Segeren. “We hope that those who present and attend are exposed to the diverse areas of research and walk away with new knowledge, perspectives and understanding.”

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