Volume 9This collection of work was selected from nearly 150 submissions that represent some of the finest undergraduate research writing of 2012-13 by students in the Rutgers Writing Program course Research in the Disciplines (355:201). The students addressed important contemporary and historical topics in fields including sociology, political science, gender studies, the arts, popular culture, healthcare, ethics, and food science. What makes these research topics particularly noteworthy is the fact that the students developed them on their own, discovered the sources to explore them fully, and advanced independent and original arguments in response to their own inquiry. These are sophisticated projects, particularly at the undergraduate level, and we hope you will enjoy reading them!