2019 Student Research Conference Program

A table of books and fruit featured in the 2018 Student Research Conference panel on Zen Buddhism.

This year's Student Research Conference will be held on Nov. 14 and 15 in the VCU Student Commons at 907 Floyd Avenue.

We will post a tentative program of student presentations soon. 

We are kicking off this year's conference with a film screening of "Sur le Bout de la Langue" ("On the Tip of My Tongue") which explores Indigenous language preservation in the Commons Theater at 4 PM, Thursday, November 14. The movie will be presented by Pamunkey Chief Brad Brown and professor Peter Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.. 

The movie will be followed by a keynote address by Lauren Fox, Director of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Resource Center, from 6 until 8 in the Commonwealth Ballroom. 

The conference will also include a panel discussion focused on social activism in Richmond at 3 PM on Friday, November 15 in the Richmond Salons. Moderated by Isabelle Richman, Ph.D., the panel includes: Zakia McKensey, founder/executive director of Nationz Foundation;  Seema Sked, founder-of Fight the Muslim Ban; Zoe Spencer, Ph.D.; and Rev. Leonina Arismendi Zarkovic, co-director, Santos en Virginia.