At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Call for Proposals - Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies

Call for Proposals - Deadline: January 15, 2012
In traditional Ethnic Studies, mixed race scholarship has often been marginalized, misappropriated, tokenized or simply left out. In order to allow for a collaborative environment given the need for more critical scholarship on the experiences of mixed race people, in Fall 2009, a group of graduate students at UC Berkeley formed the inter-disciplinary working group at the Center for Race Gender, Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS). The goal of the working group is to to create a safe space for scholars to discuss issues of mixed race identity and also to provide a venue for those doing work in this area to present developing ideas and projects.
In Spring 2012, we will host our inaugural conference entitled, “Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies.” The conference will take place March 16-17th at the UC Berkeley campus and will include panels, film screenings, poetry performances and an art exhibit. We are currently seeking submissions that are of any of the following genres: academic papers, art work, poetry and/or film and that address the theme of emerging and future discourses in mixed race studies. For those submitting papers, abstracts should be 300 words or less and be accompanied by a short bio. Individual paper and panel proposals are to be submitted online here.
All proposals need to be submitted by January 15th, 2012, 11:59 pm PST.
Presenters may be faculty, scholars/researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and although we encourage submissions from all individuals who do work on this topic, we especially welcome participants who self-identify as mixed race or mixed culture.
Co-Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and Ethnic Studies Department.

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