Spring 2024 Research Symposium

Prof. Hedwig (Hedy) Lee with her Spring 2024 graduating honors class

The Spring Research Symposium is an annual event where the sociology honors students, with support from honors director Hedwig (Hedy) Lee and other faculty members, present their research to the wider community. Oral presentations and a Q&A occurred first and were followed by a poster presentation reception where various faculty, students, friends and family came out to support each of our students. 

Oral Presentation Order:

Amber Smith

Clementine (Clemmie) Biddle 

Safiyyah Wilson

Victoria (Vic) Kovarik

Michael Cao

Caimiao (Cai) Liu 

Mackenzie Culp

This year the department also presented the inaugural Jaya Thomas Sastry Poster Award for the best honors presentation poster. The recipient of this award was Michael Cao, for his poster on "Family Cost in the Modern American Carceral State: A Descriptive Study from a North Carolina Jail".

Judges for this inaugural award consisted of four of our PhD students: Izzy Bouklas, AP Pittman, Ruth Wygle, and Lindsey Xu.