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Sharing Social Knowledge Conference

Sharing Social Knowledge 2019: Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference
Thursday, May 23, 2019
DePaul University
Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 314 AB
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

*All DePaul students, staff, faculty, family and community members are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in participating in this year's conference click here Call for Papers for the Call for Submissions Guide for the 2019 Conference. Submission deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.

Brayden King

2019 Keynote Speaker - Brayden King

What's Anger Got to Do With It? Limits to Consumer and Employee Mobilization by Social Movements

Brayden King is the Max McGraw Chair of Management and the Environment and a professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University. He is also affiliated with Northwestern’s Department of Sociology. Professor King's research focuses on how social movement activists influence corporate social responsibility, organizational change, and legislative policy making. He studies the ways in which the reputations and identities of businesses and social movement organizations emerge and change. Professor King is an international research fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation.

Professor King has published research in the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and numerous other scholarly journals. He is currently a senior editor at Organization Science and a consulting editor at Sociological Science. He has been a guest editor at Organization Studies and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Professor King received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Arizona in sociology.

Conference Information

The Department of Sociology at DePaul University hosts an annual research conference for undergraduate students who have completed their own scholarly or creative project with a faculty member or from a sociology course. The Sharing Social Knowledge conference is an opportunity to showcase the hard work of our students, to give them a forum in which to share what they have learned in conducting their own research, and to provide the wider community a chance to learn something new about the society we live in, whether that be the DePaul community, Chicago more generally, the United States, or globally.

Students present their work in one of the following formats as a paper presentation, as a poster presentation, as a roundtable discussion, or as a creative display such as a short film or a photography exhibit much like at a professional sociology conference. Each presentation format allows students to summarize their main findings and to highlight the contribution of their work as well as answer questions from audience members.

The Call for Papers for the 2019 Conference is published. The submission deadline is April 1, 2019. If you have questions, contact Monique Billings, Academic Advisor in the Department of Sociology, at​