Student Research Day

SUNY Old Westbury hosts an annual Student Research Day each spring. Through oral, poster, media and art presentations or exhibits, students showcase the results of their research and creativity. These academic and artistic achievements represent the effort of in-class assignments and out-of-class experiences conducted with faculty. More than 100 students participate in Student Research Day each year.

2019 Student Research Day

The 2019 Student Research Day will be Tuesday, April 16th. This year's theme is RESEARCH FOR CHANGE.

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote will be Dr. Faye Ginsburg (New York University).  Dr. Ginsburg is a visual anthropologist who studies and works with cultural activists in contemporary social movements, such as exploring cultural meanings of indigenous media, and disability rights activism. 

Dr. Ginsburg is a well-known visual anthropologists always exploring the intersection of visual representations of culture with cultural processes.  She explores the "development, circulation, and multiple meanings of indigenous media worldwide," (her words) but has also worked with disability activists and studied use of media for disability activism.  She is also well-known for earlier work on the anthropology of reproduction, including co-editing a seminal article and book on the topic, and setting up this sub-field for decades of productive work.

Participant Information

Students are encouraged to present their original research, art, and other media presentations. All students are welcome, but they must have a faculty sponsor.  


2019 Student Research Day Program


View the program from last year's Research Day:      2018 Student Research Day Program




Cristina Notaro
Assistant Dean
School of Arts and Sciences
notaroc [at]
(516) 628-5607