Sociology Research Institute

Each year, the Department of Sociology celebrates graduate and undergraduate student research at the Sociology Research Institute (SRI). This academic festival provides an opportunity for our students to present their research in a professional meeting format. Honoring the achievements of our students and faculty, we invite our alumni and friends to reflect on a tremendous group of scholars and their cutting-edge research, teaching, and service. 

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Victor Rios
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SRI 2019 will be held throughout the day on Friday, April 26. We are honored that Dr. Victor Rios, award-winning sociology professor (University of California, Santa Barbara), author, and speaker, will provide our keynote address.

Dr. Rios conducts research on Educational Equity, Cultural Responsiveness, Resilience, Closing the Opportunity Gap, Teacher Well-Being, and Restorative Justice. He is the author of five books, including Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. 

Award-winning Research, Teaching, and Service

The Sociology Research Institute Celebration is also a time when we honor achievements in research, teaching, and service:

  • Graduate Research Paper Award
  • Undergraduate Research Paper Award
  • Graduate Student Instructor Award
  • Graduate & Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award
  • Graduate & Undergraduate Fellowship Award
  • Scholarship & Fellowship Awards
  • Faculty Mentoring Award
  • Department Service Contribution Award
  • Public Sociology Award
Find our program schedules and list of award winners for SRI 2018 below.
2018 SRI Two-Page Program
2018 SRI Program
Past Award Winners

Undergraduate Seniors Luncheon

We reflect on the accomplishment of a tremendous group of students, and invite our undergraduate seniors to be honored during the luncheon program.