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STUDENT PRESENTER LOOKS BACK ON THE 2017 TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

By Nicholas Croce, Syracuse University

Back in November 2017, I attended the Triennial International Convention of Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest interdisciplinary academic honor society in social sciences. I walked away with a few conclusions. First and foremost, it was plain to see that academic curiosity in the social sciences is alive and well in undergraduate universities. Specifically, students now, more than ever, seek to tackle issues whose remedies can only come from interdisciplinary analysis. This pushback against narrow, discipline-centric academic analysis is at once critique of the way disciplinization within the social sciences imbues power and acknowledgment of the complexity of postmodern (i.e. globalized and rapid, technology-based, capitalist-dependent) social problems.

Certainly, there's something of immense value to specialization, the extensive exploration of any one topic within the social sciences. Who, though, will thread together those findings to create an impactful social analysis? Certainly that is one of the central tasks of the burgeoning academics in the social sciences, those in attendance at the Triennial most certainly among them! The Convention was exciting, exciting, and useful—I'm looking forward to 2020.

Nicholas Croce is a Pi Gamma Mu Lifetime Member (New York Phi, Nazareth College of Rochester). His paper, "Predicting the Fifth Phase: Interpellation, World Systems Theory, and the Fall of Nation States" was presented at the 2017 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention and published in the International Social Science Review. He was recently accepted into the Social Science Ph.D. program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The program was established in 1946 as the nation's first doctoral program committed to interdisciplinary study in the social sciences. He plans to continue studying the intersections of social policy, the accumulation of capital and its effects on mobility, and globalization.


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