Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
“Race and Immigration in the American City:
New Perspectives on 21st century Intergroup Relations”
Conference Date: May 20, 2011
Proposal Submittion Deadline: March 25, 2011
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago solicits paper proposals for a day-long conference to be held on the Chicago campus on May 20, 2011, on “Race and Immigration in the American City: New Perspectives on 21st century Intergroup Relations.”
The keynote speaker will be Professor Jennifer Lee of the sociology department at the University of California, Irvine.
“Race and Immigration in the American City” seeks to explore themes of intergroup dynamics within multi-racial and multi-ethnic contexts across a range of urban arenas. Of particular interest are the dynamics that play out between African Americans and Latinos.
Conference papers might explore:
- Other dimensions of difference that mediate race and nativity, such as gender or class;
- The ways in which new configurations of racial and ethnic inequality have emerged in multiracial contexts;
- The ways in which new arrivals and/or prior residents adapt, contest, and reshape the experience of “race” in America;
- New forms of collaboration between groups;
- The persistence or shift in the “color line” given the ethnoracial diversity of contemporary urban demographics.
- Neighborhood change
- Local politics
- Social mobilization.
Paper proposals of two (2) pages maximum, plus a two (2) page curriculum vitae should be sent to Virginia Parks firstname.lastname@example.org and Ramón Gutiérrez email@example.com by Friday, March 25, 2011.