Undergraduate Research Day highlights outstanding student research

Hands applauding

The 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on April 12. This annual event provides a showcase for the excellent research conducted by undergraduate students in Sociology. As in previous years, prizes for Best Paper and Best Presentation were awarded.


Best Presentation:

Hodman Abukar  - “No Matter Where We Go…”: Qualitative Perspectives on Navigating White Spaces 

Best Presentation – Early Discoveries Panel

Wedad Hachmi - The Impact of Geography on Religion in Everyday Life


Best Paper

1st Prize
Giovanna Lambert - Young Adults during an Economic Crisis: What does Confidence Have to do with It?

2nd Prize
Yousef Khan - “Who Is This Really For?”: The Impacts of Gentrification on the Prominent Immigrant Community of Thorncliffe Park

3rd Prize
Polen Light - New Frontier of Media: The Rise of Celebrity Hosted Podcasts in the U.S.


Congratulations to all of our award winners and thank you to all students for contributing such a wide range of excellent papers and presentations!