Undergraduate Sociological Research

Learn about the UAA Sociology Department through its faculty's active research agenda: Dr. Farrell discusses how his research affects his teaching and helps him connect to his local community. First Lady of Anchorage Mara Kimmel, Anchorage Resident Steve Carwile and UAA alumnae Caitlin Taylor and Megan Ackerman discuss the impact of Dr. Farrell's work.
2014 Undergraduate Symposium

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:

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