You and your students are invited to the 43rd Annual Western Departments of Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference to be held at Santa Clara University on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Please post the attached call for papers and announce the Conference to your interested students and faculty. Detailed information on the Conference can be found at https://www.scu.edu/cas/anthropology/undergrad-research-conference/. Program Information, Registration Forms and Presenter Guidelines are posted as well as links for directions and lodging. Please be advised that all program participants (presenters, session chairs, and discussants) are required to pay a registration fee in advance of the conference. The registration fee of $30.00 includes Saturday’s luncheon for registered participants. Guests are welcome to attend sessions for free, but if they wish to attend the luncheon, limited spots will be available and they must register and pay $30.00. Lunch includes a talk from keynote speaker Dr. Lamia Karim, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon on "The Machine Women: The Politics and Poetics of Female Garment Labor in Bangladesh," and is highly recommended.

Abstract forms are found on the Conference website and are due February 23, 2016. Abstracts should be no longer than ONE page in length and should include:

1. a clear statement of the research question/thesis;
2. identification of a body of literature to which the study will contribute;
3. a clear description of the methodology;
4. a brief indication of results, observations or findings; and
5. a summary statement of conclusions and theoretical implications

Should you or your students have any questions regarding the Conference, please feel free to call Susan Babbel at (408) 554-2794 or Fax (408) 554-4189, or email her at ude.ucs|lebbabs#ude.ucs|lebbabs.