This student symposium will be organized around the theme of “Visual Cultures,” providing insight into understanding the visual imagery of our society. From television, advertising images, to smartphone culture, we are constantly awash in mediated images that impact our daily lives. Cultural research can be conducted by collectingthese images surrounding us, through documentary film and photography, or by analyzing visual artifacts like historic postcards or museum installations. All students are encouraged to submit their research presentation to the 2014 Sociology Student Symposium and join the discussion about visual cultures. (Other topics, and all students, are welcome to present and attend).
Presentations can be traditional paper presentations of 10-12 minutes, documentary videos, photography displays, performances, and posters. Submit abstracts of 150 words to BThompson@siena.edu. Due date for abstracts: March 24, 2014.