Penn Grad Talks 2021

Penn Arts & Sciences graduate students present on myriad topics in TED Talks fashion.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Each year, late winter at Penn is enlivened by an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Arts & Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs. The Penn Grad Talks went virtual this year, but again showcased some of our best students from a wide array of disciplines as they gave short talks on their research. You can view the presentations of the winners from each category below.

Visit our Vimeo gallery to see all of this year's presentations.

Ashley Session, Public Administration

My Soul Is Anchored: How African American Women Have Carried Elections and the Political Movement Forward, and How We Can Take Our Power Back
Winner: Professional Master's 

Sarah Carson, Anthropology

The New Girls' Club: Political Party Culture and the Women Changing the Face of Politics
Winner: Social Sciences

Sara Purinton, Philosophy

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Challenges to Identity, Agency, and Belonging
Winner: Humanities and Audience Choice

Lisa Yankowitz, Psychology

Goo Goo Ga Ga: Can Baby Sounds Help Improve Early Detection of Autism?
Winner: Natural Sciences