Minority Graduate Student Association presents our
Seventeenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference
Emerging Approaches to Race & Research:
Discussing Transdisciplinary Studies of Race in Academia
Professor Ian F. Haney Lopez
(University of California, Berkeley)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Call for Papers/Films/Artwork
Deadline for Abstract/Film Submission: March 24, 2010
The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association invites you to participate in the Seventeenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference to be held on Saturday May 8, 2010. This conference is designed for graduate students to present current work that draws on race as an analytical framework and/or understands race as a primary organizing factor in the social world. As a whole the conference will provide a platform for research that examines the ways in we should think about race in literature, film, art, recorded histories, public policy, legal and medical knowledge, immigration, interracial interactions, and other day-to-day experiences. As race is not a category that people experience in isolation, proposal submissions can also examine how race intersects with other constructs like gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. Moreover, we encourage submissions that examine race through a trans-disciplinary lens, acknowledging that the study of race/racialization is a process that can be analyzed from various academic disciplines and points-of-view.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: race and inequality; cross-cultural and cross-racial alliances and tensions in history and politics; racialized images and stereotypes in the media; consumption and commodification of racialized goods and productions; racial erasure and the utility of race as a category of analysis in the 21st century; race, (im)migration, nationalism, and global politics; race, gender, and sexuality; politics of social policy; race and social work; legal implications of race; race and language; race and medicine; racial violence and the politics of war; and any exploration of race as interesting and important to contextualizing and understanding current events.
Abstracts should be submitted, along with your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to email@example.com by 11:59pm on Monday, March 24, 2010. Submissions must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or pdf?. Conference presentations will be approximately 20 minutes. Film submissions should be mindful of this same 20-minute time parameter and March 24, 2010 deadline. Films can be sent either in DVD or VHS format to:
Attn: Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA) Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities The University of Chicago 5706 S. University Avenue, Rm 001 Chicago, IL 60637. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Claudia Sandoval & Laura Hernandez (2010 MGSA Co-Chairs)
· Jessica Borja (Treasurer – 2010 Conference Organizer)
· Jaira J. Harrington (Historian – 2010 Conference Organizer)