CSSW Undergraduate Research Conference

Abstracts and Program

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This multidisciplinary undergraduate research conference will highlight and award original works relating to Texas, the Southwestern United States, and Northern Mexico.  We are interested in research that examines the region’s peoples, institutions, histories, cultures, and ecologies. Students are encouraged to submit research or creative works from past or current classes.

The conference will be held from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, March 22, 2024.  Please check back regularly for updates and more information.  

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Proposal Submissions
November 2023 - March 8, 2024

Conference Held
March 22, 2024


Research Presentations 
(10-15 minutes)

Poster Presentations 

Creative Works 
(short stories, poetry, photos, digital art, installations, etc.)

Prizes and Incentives

$50 for each student presenter  
Awards for best papers, posters, and 
creative works  
1st place | $100 
2nd Place | $75 
3rd Place | $50

Prize Winners

Congratulations to our CSSW Undergraduate Student Research Conference Winners!

CSSW Undergrad Conference Winners

Paper Presentation Winners

  1. Emmanuel Hernandez | Caminando en La Victoria: Examining the Uses and Meanings of Green Space in a Latin Neighborhood in San Marcos, Texas 
  2. Halle Dobbs | Recognition of Japanese Assimilation in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s 
  3. Idaly Soto | Land Grants in Texas: The Displacement after the U.S. Mexico War

Creative Works Winners

  1. Adriana Montoya | Re-membering la Frontera: Reclaiming Borderland Narratives Through Place and Storytelling
  2. Gabriela Moreno | Sun City

Honorable Mentions 

  • Martha Izaguirre | Bracero’s Program’s mental and physical affects on Mexican Migrant Workers (paper)
  • Angus Dunn | Experimentation with a Unique Artifact from Northern Mexico and West Texas for Making Stone Tools (poster)