ESSJ Undergraduate Research Conference

Thank you to all who attended and particapted in this year's conference! 

We look forward to seeing you next year's conference on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. 


This year we were pleased to receive proposals from nearly seventeen private and public institutions across the nation. With each year of this conference, we continue to be impressed with the rigor and depth of the research undertaken by undergraduates across the country.  WIth great pleasure we announce the winner of this year's research competions for reserach and poster presentation. 

Research Presentations

Ist Prize: Christina Parajon, Harvard University, “The Watchdog: Gossip as a Barrier to Contraceptive Care"

2nd Prize: Khadija Khan, Georgetown University, "Intersections of Student Activism: Black Queer Womxn's Imagination and South Africa's 2015-2016 Protests"

(tie) 3rd Prize: Osaramen Okolo, Harvard University, "Blackened Fertility: The Lasting Discourse of African-American Female Reproduction After the Civil Rights Movement"

(tie) 3rd Prize Ximena Carranza Risco, Brown University, "Settling for Disaster: The Construction and Governance of Urban Environmental Risk in Lima's Informal Settlements"

Poster Presentations

1st Prize: Itzel Vasquez-Rodriquez, Harvard University. "Unincorporated and Unprotected: East Porterville And The California Drought"

2nd Prize: Kristin Lane, College of Holy Cross, "Think With Your Fork: Five Areas of Intervention in Kimball Dining Hall"


3rd Prize: Phong Khai Hong, University Of California, Riverside, "Transportation Vulnerability: Developing A Data Collection For Transportation Barriers Among Free Clinic Patients Of San Bernardino County"