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Academic Meetings

2011-2012

General Student Conference Opportunities

Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at Albany State University

Albany State University is hosting an undergraduate research conferences for students throughout the USG system. This one day event will feature a keynote speaker, Dr. Roy Wilson-Deputy Director at NIMHD, along with student panel presentations and a poster session.

Date: October 24-25, 2012
Location: Albany, GA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: Abstracts submission deadline is Friday, September 21, 2012. The abstracts should be emailed to
vanessa.mcrae@asurams.edu and mhildebr@westga.edu
Eligibility: all UWG undergraduate students

-Required Abstract Components and Guidelines

National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The National College Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges and their deans, directors, faculty, staff, and students. Each Fall NCHC hosts an annual conference that provides its members access to a network of Honors expertise and gives Honors students opportunities to present research at a national forum.

Date: November 14-18, 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels
Submissions: Proposals accepted through March 5, 2012
Eligibility: UWG Honors students or any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate scholarships and creative activity in all fields on study by sponsoring an annual Spring conference for students.

Date: April 11-14, 2013
Location: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions, Oral Presentations, and Creative Works
Submissions: Website should open for applications September-November, 2012
Eligibility: all UWG undergraduate students

Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Conference

The Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC) is an organization formed for the promotion and advancement of honors education in institutions of higher learning in the state of Georgia. Each year, GCHC hosts its annual meeting at a selected college or university in Georgia, giving Honors students another opportunity to share their research with others while also allowing them to meet and interact with other Honors students.

Date: February 2013
Location: Georgia Southern University
Academic Fields: Any
Presentation Type: Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations
Submissions: Proposals typically accepted through mid-January 2013
Eligibility: UWG Honors students or any UWG student with at least a 3.2 GPA

National Social Science Association Conference

The National Social Science Association (NSSA) is a national interdisciplinary association devoted to interaction among social scientists through our conferences, seminars, and publications. The National Technology and Social Science Conference is held each Spring in Las Vegas and features technology sessions and demonstrations, along with the presentation of papers, discussions, demonstrations and workshops that include all of the social science disciplines. This conference also permits undergraduate and graduate student sessions, along with a student paper competition and annual winner.

Date: Annually; late March/early April
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Academic Fields: Social Sciences and Technology
Presentation Type: Oral Presentations and Paper Competition
Submissions: Typically accepted mid-August to late September
Eligibility: all UWG undergraduate and graduate students

Conferences Specific to Sub-Discipline

Archaeology

  • Society for American Archaeology. Memphis, Tennessee, April 18-22, 2012. www.saa.org Submission Deadline: Closed
  • Society for Georgia Archaeology. Athens, Georgia. October 22, 2011. http://thesga.org/ Submission deadline: Closed
  • Southern Archaeological Conference. Jacksonville, Florida. November 2-5, 2011. www.southeasternarchaeology.org Submission deadline: Closed

 

Cultural Anthropology

  • Southern Anthropological Society. Birmingham, Alabama. February 13, 2012. http://southernanthro.org/annual-meeting/ Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
  • American Anthropological Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 16-20, 2011. http://aaanet.org/meetings Submission deadline: Closed
  • The Society for Applied Anthropology. Baltimore City. March 27-31, 2012 www.sfaa.net Submission deadline: October 15, 2011

 

Biological Anthropology

  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Portland, OR. April 11-14, 2012. www.physanth.org/annual-meeting
  • Paleopathology Association. Portland, OR. April 9-11, 2012. www.paleopathology.org/meetings.html
  • Midwest Bioarcheology and Forensic Anthropology Association. Normal, Illinois. October 7-9, 2011 . www.luc.edu/anthropology/barfaa/ Submission Deadline: Closed
  • American Academy of Forensic Science. Atlanta, Georgia. February 20-25, 2012. www.aafs.org

Student Research

2011-2012

UWG Research Day 2011
  • Christy Daniel, “Fictive Persuasions: Fiction’s Effects on Popular Opinion of Religion in the United States during the 18th and 19th Centuries.” Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.
  • Dalila Ozier,  Becoming American?: Identity and Culture in International Students. Faculty mentor: Lisa Gezon.
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Conference Presentations
  • Christy Daniel, “Fictive Persuasions: Fiction’s Effects on Popular Opinion of Religion in the United States during the 18th and 19th Centuries.” Oral presentation at Southern Anthropological Society Conference, Birmingham, AL. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.
  • Sarah Gaines, “Utopia Redefined: Ethnic Inequalities among the Shakers.” Oral presentation at Southern Anthropological Society Conference, Birmingham, AL. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.
  • Amber Griffith, “Community, Confession, and Celibacy: Kierkegaardian Perspective of the Shakers.” Oral presentation at Southern Anthropological Society Conference, Birmingham, AL. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.
  • Sarah Jones, “In Perpetual Liminality: The Creation of Identity Within Cultural Intersections.” Oral Presentation at the Southern Anthropological Society, Birmingham, Alabama (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Lisa Gezon, co-mentor, Marjorie Snipes.
  • Dalila Ozier,  “Becoming American?: Identity and Culture in International Students.” Poster presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference (November 2012). Faculty mentor: Lisa Gezon.
  • Dalila Ozier, “Becoming American?: Identity and Culture in International Students.” Oral presentation at National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Lisa Gezon.
  • Dalila Ozier, “Becoming American?: Identity and Culture in International Students.” Oral presentation at Southern Anthropological Society Conference, Birmingham, AL. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Lisa Gezon.
  • Sonja Traylor, “Gift Drawings: Sacred manifestations or Quests for Affirmation?” Oral presentation at Southern Anthropological Society Conference, Birmingham, AL. (March 2012). Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.

 

2010-2011

UWG Research Day 2011
  • Christy Daniel, "The Gendered Performance of Hooking Up Within the Greek Community." Faculty mentor: Dr. L. Gezon.
  • Will Phillips, "A Preliminary Report 9HL554, the 'Duckett Site'." Faculty mentor: Dr. K. Steinen.
  • Sara Simonis, "'Ima Start Where I Wanna Start: The Politics and Performance of Identity in Policy Debate. Faculty mentor: Dr. L. Gezon.
Conference Presentations
  • Dr. Marjorie M. Snipes, Lakin Glaze, Sara Simonis, Sonja Traylor, and Christina Crim, "The Pedagogical Art of Anthropology" 2011 Southern Anthropological Society Meetings Richmond, VA March 24-26. Presented by in the Session "The Art of Pedagogy." Faculty mentor: Marjorie Snipes.
  • Don Lovell, When Home is Not a Home: Gendered Perspectives of Life in a Haitian IDP Camp. 2011. Society for Applied Anthropology 71st Annual Meeting. Faculty mentor: Dr. L. Gezon.
  • Will Phillips, A Preliminary Report on 9HL554 the "Duckett Site" 2011 Society for Georgia Archaeology Spring Meeting. McDonough, GA May 14. Faculty mentor: Dr. Steinen.

 

2009-2010

UWG Research Day 2010
  • Quencina Monique Gardner-Hyde, Liate Wote: Ethnographic Fieldwork in Ghana, West Africa. Advisor: Dr. M. Snipes. 1st Place
  • Richard Chambers, Why Do You Ask: The Evolution of an Awkward Conversation. Advisor: Dr. L. Gezon. 2nd Place
  • Whitney Agan, The Appearance of Third Molars in Two Ethnicities in One Community. Advisor: Dr. L. Paciulli.
  • Brandy Atcheson, Variation in Fingerprint Patterns of People of Two Ancestries. Advisor: Dr. L. Paciulli.
  • Raheem Washington and Shonteria Renfroe. First Data on Daily Ranging Behavior of Simakobu Monkeys (Simias concolor). Advisor: Dr. L. Paciulli.
Conference Presentations
  • Geoffrey Weaver. Homegrown Sacraments: an ethnobotanical analysis of localized Salvia divinorum cultivation. 2009. Society for Ethnobotany. Faculty advisor: Dr. M. Snipes.
  • Raheem Washington and Shonteria Renfroe. First Data on Daily Ranging Behavior of Simakobu Monkeys (Simias concolor). 2010. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual conference in Albuquerque, NM. Advisor/Co-Author: Dr. L. Paciulli.
  • Monique Daniels and Nika Baptist. Feeding behavior of simakobu monkeys (Simias concolor) inhabiting North Pagai Island, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. 2010. American Society of Primatologists annual meeting in Louisville, KY.  Advisor/Co-author: Dr. L. Paciulli.
Grants
  • UWG $500.00 Student Professional Development Grant from the Student Advisory Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences.
    Recipient: Caitlin Flanagan. Gorilla Tool Use at Zoo Atlanta. Advisor: Dr. L. Paciulli.

2008-2009

UWG Research Day 2009
  • Meggie Dunivent and Heather McGuire. Evolution Revolution: Laying the Foundation for Darwinian Evolution in an Introductory to Anthropology Course. Sponsor/Co-Author: Marjorie Snipes.
  • 1st Place Geoffrey Weaver. An Ethnobotnical Study of Modern Salva Divinorum Use. Sponsors: Dr. Marjorie Snipes & Dr. Lisa Gezon.
  • 2nd Place Bill Skibinski. Waste Management and Sustainable Living in an Andean Community. Sponsor: Dr. Lisa Gezon.
  • Stephanie Blocker. Paleopathologies in the Hominin Fossil Record. Sponsor: Dr. Lisa Paciulli.
Conference Presentations
  • Meggie Dunivent and Heather McGuire. Darwinian Evolution, Anthropology and the Classroom. 2009. Southern Anthropological Society. Sponsor/Co-Author: Marjorie M. Snipes
  • Geoffrey Weaver. Salvia divinorum use in the West Georgia area. 2009. Southern Anthropological Society. Faculty advisors: Dr. M. Snipes and Dr. L. Gezon
  • Stephanie Blocker. Boas, Sexy Dresses, and Moaning: A Study of Power and Politeness in The Vagina Monologues. 2009. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Faculty advisor Lisa Gezon
  • Meggie J. Dunivent, Susan E. Fishman-Armstrong, and Dr. Thomas Foster. How to Create an Education Outreach Program with Minimal Funding and Time. 2009. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology.
  • Mary Beth Taylor, Armondo Tovar, Dr. Thomas Foster, and Meggie Dunivent. Etowah Indian Household Economy During the Lamar Period. 2009. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology.