2019 Graduate Conference

Graduate students enrolled in Ivan Allen College Liberal Arts graduate courses submitted abstracts by January 1st, 2019 to present papers at the IAC graduate student conference. Presentations were scheduled as 10 minute papers on panels or 9 minute roundtable presentations during the conference on Friday, January 25th, 2019, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., in Room 102 of the Stephen C. Hall Building (215 Bobby Dodd). The Ivan Allen Graduate Student Advisory Board members reviewed the abstracts and organized the schedule for the conference. Graduate students were recruited to volunteer as session chairs and respondents.

2019 IAC Graduate Student Conference Program

January 25, 2019

Technology Policies

  • Chair: Kera Allen (History and Sociology)
  • Royce Collins (History and Sociology): Discriminatory Technologies and the Federal – Aid Highway Act of 1956
  • Seokbeom Kwon (Public Policy): Does Antitrust Regulation of Patent Monopoly Promote Innovation?
  • Seokkyun Woo (Public Policy): Why Do They Stand on the “Shoulder of the Tumbling Giants”?: Empirical Analysis of Citation Patterns of Scientific Teams Based on Retracted Academic Articles

Technical Innovations

  • Chair: Talia Capozzoli (Public Policy)
  • Daniel Schiff (Public Policy): Out of the Laboratory and into the Classroom: The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Anthony Harding (Economics) and Christoper Blackburn: Bright Lights, Safe Nights?: The Impact of Visibility on Crime

Community Problem Solvers and Rabble Rousers

  • Chair: Supraja Sudharsan (Nunn School)
  • Garrett Bunyak (History and Sociology): “Animalizing” Others in the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands
  • Karl Grindal (Public Policy): Artist Collectives as the Origins of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS): The Strano Network to  Electronic Disturbance Theater
  • Joshua Fisher (Digital Media/LMC): Uncovering Creative Affordances for Applied Storytelling with Augmented and Mixed Reality

Sports, Technology, and the Body

  • Chair: Amber Johnson (History and Sociology)
  • Mario Bianchini (History and Sociology): Sport as Technological Consciousness in East Germany
  • Declan Abernethy (History and Sociology): Raising the Boom: The NFL, Rules, and Biomedicine
  • Li Zheng (Elise) (History and Sociology): “Self-discipline Brings me Freedom”: A Critical Examination of Self-tracking Through Fitness Apps

Ubiquitous Computing Applications: Unveiling the Ins and Outs

  • Chair: Adriana Alvarado Garcia
  • Suon Choi (Nunn School): Drone in Bibliometrics: Its Origins and Development
  • Alyssa Rumsey (Digital Media/LMC): Clearing the Smoke: The Changing Identities and Work in Fire-fighting

* Prize winner

Read abstracts of prize winners