Call for Papers: 38th Annual South Eastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium

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The Symposium provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to present their independent research in a welcoming professional setting.

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  • SEUSS 2020 SEUSS 2020

The 38th annual SEUSS will be held Friday and Saturday, February 28h /29th at Emory University. The Symposium provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to present their independent research in a welcoming professional setting. Presentations in any area of sociological significance are invited.

Students are encouraged to submit final papers completed in undergraduate courses if their work involves data collection, analysis, and/or theoretical exploration. Students may also submit papers that address their contributions to a larger collaborative research effort outside the classroom. Co-authored papers will also be considered.

While most students will give their presentations in person at Emory University on February 29th, we also invite virtual participation by students who might not be able to come to Atlanta. Virtual presentations will be done in real-time through Zoom, and participants will still be part of a panel of fellow researchers. Detailed instructions will be given closer to the symposium date. Students will be expected to have access to a computer (with webcam), PowerPoint and the Internet.


An opening plenary banquet will be held on Friday, February 28th for all participants. Please consult our SEUSS webpage for more information including updates, accommodations, fee registration and event schedule.


  1. Students interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract of their research that is no longer than 300 words. The abstract must include the following: student's name, abstract title, university/college and faculty sponsor's name. If the paper is co-authored, then all authors names must be submitted. Abstracts should include enough detail to allow reviewers to make informed decisions. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5pm on Tuesday, January 21st. All application materials should be submitted online.
  2. Abstracts must be accompanied by a statement from a faculty member indicating that the student’s research will be ready for presentation by Friday, February 29th. Students can copy their faculty statement directly into the submission form. Faculty members can also email a statement of support directly to Dr. Sonal Nalkur at .
  3. A $25 registration fee is necessary to help defray the costs of the banquet proceedings. This fee is required for all students participating and all faculty attending the banquet. If you require financial assistance for this fee, please contact the symposium organizers at Please pay for registration fee online at 4. Students will receive notification of acceptance and registration information by Saturday, January 25th. Detailed information on presentation procedures will be distributed the week of February 10-14th.


Optional: Students may also submit completed papers to be eligible for an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50). Your final paper should include: student's name, paper title, university/college and faculty sponsor's name. The optional final paper can be submitted online by 5pm on Tuesday, January 21st.

Co-sponsored by Emory University Department of Sociology and Morehouse College Department of Sociology

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