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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The São Paulo Symposium Call for Papers

South America’s largest city and the self-proclaimed “modern city” of Brazil, São Paulo is a dynamic site from which to (re)consider a variety of themes important to contemporary scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and public policy.  This conference brings together disciplinary and regionally diverse scholars to present work that adds to historic, ethnographic, political, literary and artistic understandings of São Paulo as well as addresses how the study of the city reflects and/or challenges broader social, political, and theoretical currents.

Proposals may address the following topics: 

São Paulo within and without theoretical frameworks of the urban and the global
São Paulo's place in Latin American Cultural Studies
Shifting urban imaginaries and identities
Emergent economies, circulations, and social practices
Ideologies of modernity
Urban governance and unmanageability
Public/Private Implosions
Cultural policy and the urban quotidian
Aesthetic practices and symbolic economies in the city

Submission Information:

Interested presenters should submit their name, institutional affiliation, and 250-word abstract in either English or Portuguese to by December 15, 2012.  Brazilian and other international scholars are highly encouraged to participate.

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