The SPIA Undergraduate Research Colloquium will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023.  This event brings together faculty and students from across SPIA to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and the faculty that facilitate their research.

Students may submit research projects completed or currently in progress, as part of course work, CURO, internships, or independent research. We invite paper and poster presentation submissions on research drawing from all academic concentrations within SPIA including American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration.

More information regarding the Colloquium can be found below. Please send all questions to spia.urc@gmail.com.

Schedule of Panel Presentations & Poster Sessions

The 2023 Colloquium schedule will be posted after research submissions have been submitted and participants have been selected. Research submissions are due by 2/12.

 

 

Venue Information

The 2022 SPIA Undergraduate Research Colloquium will take place at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies on April 14th, 2023 with a live streaming option available for audience members. If you are interested in being able to watch the panel sessions via live stream, please register prior to the event.

Information for visitors:

Parking for the Russell Special Collections Library can be found in the Hull Street Deck and the Tate Center Parking decks.

If you are looking for places to eat while you are in Athens:

Downtown Athens is about an 11 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away from the Library with several restaurants on Broad Street.

If you would like to stay on campus: the Tate Student Center (about a 9 minute walk) offers Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Niche Pizza, and Barberitos.

Or you can visit the Au Bon Pain in Amos Hall (about a 4 minute walk).

For a tour of the Special Collections Libraries, see here.

SPIA URC Research Proposal Application

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the SPIA Undergraduate Research Colloquium! Students may submit research projects completed or currently in progress, as part of course work, CURO, internships, or independent research. We invite paper and poster presentation submissions on research drawing from all academic concentrations within SPIA including American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration.

If you would like to submit a research proposal for the 2023 Colloquium, fill out this form. Submissions are due by Sunday, February 12th, 2023.

Applicants will be notified of acceptances by early March. Please send all questions to spia.urc@gmail.com.

Information for Participants

Students may apply to present their research as part of a PANEL or POSTER session.

Students who are selected for a panel presentation will prepare a formal 10-minute talk on their research. Each panel will have three presenters, as well as a discussant who will discuss the three projects collectively, and a chair who will keep time. Full drafts of papers presented will need to be circulated to discussants prior to the event.

Students who are selected for a poster session will display their research and answer questions from visitors as they walk around the Special Collections Library. The poster session is ideal for those who have research that is currently in progress and will not be completed by the time of the colloquium.

Information regarding the type of session and presentation times will be sent out after acceptance decisions, along with guidelines for making a poster and a panel presentation. Any questions that you may have regarding the event can be directed to Megan Wall, Graduate Student Assistant, at spia.urc@gmail.com, or Dr. Maryann Gallagher, Coordinating Director, at mgallag@uga.edu.

Contact Information

For additional details or questions, please reach out to Megan Wall, Graduate Student Assistant, at spia.urc@gmail.com, or Dr. Maryann Gallagher, Coordinating Director, at mgallag@uga.edu.

Past Colloquiums