Engage 2019

ENGAGE is a student-led graduate student conference hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. The conference is open to all graduate and upper year students from fields of the social and applied human sciences to participate, open to students from any post-secondary institution.

The event celebrates the diversity and vitality of student research and encourages students from various social science backgrounds to come together and ENGAGE with peers over critical issues and cultural debates. This year’s theme for the conference is “Pushing Boundaries, Bridging Spaces: Engaging for Social Transformation.”

The goals for ENGAGE 2019 include:

  • Provide students with a collegial environment in which to present and receive feedback on both completed works and/or projects in progress; 
  • Foster communication and engagement between scholars with diverse research interests and perspectives; 
  • Challenge and critically examine our understanding of the social and cultural worlds, as well as the impact our research has on the individuals and/or communities we partner with and/or study. 

We will be accepting undergraduate and graduate student presentations which broadly focus on the following areas of research:

  • Community engaged scholarship
  • Social justice
  • Environment, food and communities
  • Work and organization in local and global contexts
  • Urban and rural studies
  • Community and development studies
  • Identities and social inclusion
  • Gender, diversity and social (in)equality
  • Race, ethnicity and identity politics
  • Criminology, criminal justice and social control
  • Family development, ageing and the life course 

Individuals interested in presenting may submit a short abstract (150-200 words) to soanconf@uoguelph.ca