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Undergraduate Sociological Research
The UAA Sociology Department takes great pride in its commitment to undergraduate research. Students are encouraged to pursue research opportunities provided by UAA’s Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship.
Our students have a record of success in securing funding for undergraduate research projects. Ideas for research often originate in the classroom and grow into full-fledged research projects with faculty guidance.
Fulfilling UAA's Mission
An important part of UAA’s mission is to “discover and disseminate knowledge” through research. Our undergraduate researchers have contributed to this mission of discovery by taking on a range of important research topics, including:
- Gender and work in the local coffee industry
- Residential satisfaction in Russian Jack neighborhood
- Public transit issues in Anchorage
- Land use values and perceptions of environmental change in Kenai
- Immigrant experiences at UAA
- Food insecurity among university students
- Child abuse and neglect in Alaska
- Domestic Partner Benefits and Employment Protections in Alaska's Private Sector
Our students have disseminated the knowledge gained through research by presenting their findings in a variety of local, regional, and national venues:
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Anchorage Public Transit Advisory Board
- Brother Francis Shelter
- UAA Undergraduate Research Symposium
- UAA Student Showcase
- UAA Human Rights Symposium
- Alaska Native Oratory Society
- Association for the Study of Food and Society
- American Democracy Project