Graduate Student Research

Each year, supported by the dean’s office, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Advisory Board hosts a paper conference for graduate students as part of the Career Research Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC). Authors of the three top papers each receive up to $1500 in travel funds from Dean Kaye Husbands Fealing’s budget.

Here we have collected the schedules from each past year.

2021 IAC Graduate Conference

2021 IAC Graduate Essay Awards 

  • Daniel Schiff (Public Policy) – The Liar’s Dividend: How Misinformation About Misinformation Affects Politician Support and Trust in Media (First Prize)
  • Archana Ghodeswar (Economics) – Trading One Waste for Another? Unintended Consequences of Industrial Ecology Policy in the Indian Power Sector (Second Prize)
  • Vikrant Kamble (Economics) – The Effect of Air Pollution on Labor Force Participation of Married Couples in India (Third Prize)
  • Aubrey DeVeny Incorvaia (Public Policy) – Becoming an End-of-Life Doula: An Analytic Autoethnography (Special)
  • Sharon Rachel (History and Sociology) – Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of the Everyday Sexism Project (Special)

2020 IAC Graduate Conference

2020 IAC Graduate Essay Awards 

  • Sharon Rachel (History and Sociology) – Ignoring Sexism Is Sexism! A Review of Recent Sociological Research on Women and Health (First Prize)
  • Karim Farhat and Karl Grindal (Public Policy) – Signal and Noise: Deterrence and Persistent Engagement at Crosscurrents (Second Prize)
  • Olufunke Adebola (International Affairs) – Institutions: Drivers of post-harvest loss (Third Prize – tie)
  • Jeremy Pesner (Public Policy) Exploring Links between Research Proposals and Societal Impact (Third Prize – tie)

2019 IAC Graduate Conference

2019 IAC Graduate Essay Awards 

  • Karl Grindal (Public Policy) – Artist Collectives as the Origins of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS): The Strano Network to Electronic Disturbance Theater (First Prize)
  • Declan Abernethy (History and Sociology) –Raising the Boom: The NFL, Rules, and Biomedicine (Second Prize)
  • Daniel Schiff (Public Policy) – Out of the Laboratory and into the Classroom:  The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education (Second Prize)
  • Mario Bianchini (History and Sociology) – Sport as Technological Consciousness in East Germany (Second Prize)
  • Anthony Harding and Chris Blackburn (both Economics) – Bright Lights, Safe Nights?: The Impact of Visibility on Crime by Christopher Blackburn and Anthony Harding (Third Prize)

2018 IAC Graduate Conference 

2018 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Alice Hong (History and Sociology) – A Grave Danger: Sanitary Arguments for Cremation in the United States
    at the Turn of the 20th Century (First Prize)
  • Seokbeom Kwon (Public Policy) – Impact of patent ownership transfer on patent holdup risk and
    innovation of firms (Second Prize)
  • Amanda Domingues – (History and Sociology) – Gender, race and science: the unsinkable drownproofed bodies (Third Prize)

2017 IAC Graduate Conference

2017 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Kera Allen (History and Sociology) – Still some nagging parts: An Intersectional Study of the Computing and IT Workforce (First Prize-tie)
  • Seok Beom Kwon (Public Policy) – Strategic Patent Acquisition of Patent Assertion Entities and Defensive Patent Aggregators (First Prize-tie)
  • Sen Yan (Economics) – Intellectual property rights, innovation, and exports (Second Prize)
  • Garrett Bunyak (History and Sociology) – The Diffusion of the Microwave in U.S. Society in Social Context (Third Prize)

2016 IAC Graduate Conference

2016 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Jon Schmid (International Affairs) and Rahul Pathak (Public Policy) – The Anatomy of Collaboration in International Development Management: Comparative Insights from Nigeria and Ghana (First Prize)
  • Yin Li (Public Policy) – Using web mining to understand Triple Helix innovation partnership at micro level: application to US green manufacturing sectors (Second Prize)
  • Renee Shelby (History and Sociology) – Whose Rape Kit? Aims, Realities, and Justice (Third Prize)
  • Sooa Lee (History and Sociology) – A Multi-dimensional Approach to (South) Korean International Research Collaboration (Third Prize)
  • Mario Bianchini (History and Sociology) – Human Economics: Germany, Economists, and the Cold War (Third Prize)

2015 IAC Graduate Conference

2015 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Amanda Meng (International Affairs) – Investigating the Roots of Open Data’s Social Impact (First Prize)
  • Christopher Zakroff (History and Sociology) – A Flattering Coincidence? Technological Espionage and the SST Race (Second Prize)
  • Rebecca Watts Hull (History and Sociology) – Pathways to Change: Explaining Campus Sustainability Movements at Three Georgia Universities (Third Prize)
  • Eric Van Holm (Public Policy) – Is the World of Crowdfunding Flat? (Third Prize)

2014 IAC Graduate Conference

2014 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Kelechi Uzochukwu (Public Policy) – The Effects of Neighborhood Constructs on Childhood Obesity: Understanding Racial and Spatial Disparities (First Prize)
  • Johann Weber (Public Policy) – Policy Analysis of Open Streets Programs as Policy Tools (Second Prize)
  • Gloria Ross (History and Sociology) – Mapping the Development of Atlanta’s Food Deserts from 1980 to 2010 (Third Prize)

2013 IAC Graduate Conference

2013 IAC Graduate Essay Awards

  • Tong Zhao (International Affairs) – Confidence Building and Nuclear Arms Control between the U.S. and China: The Role and Limit of Epistemic Community (First Prize)
  • Emily K. Gibson (History and Sociology) – The Hand that Rocked the Cradle Flies the Family’s Plane Today: Feminism, Gender Roles, and the Rise of Commercial Aviation in the United States during the 1920s-30s (Second Prize)
  • Peter G. Westin (History and Sociology) – Sparky, the Patriot, and Turbo-Diesels: The Relevance of Failed Motorsports Innovations in the History of Technology (Third Prize)