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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference

The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association presents its Sixteenth Annual “Eyes on the Mosaic” Graduate Student Conference on May 23, 2009. Deadline for abstract/film submission: April 3, 2009.

"Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference
The University of Chicago
Minority Graduate Student Association
presents our Sixteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference
(Re)Conceptualizing Race in thee 21st Century: How Should We Be Thinking About Race?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Call for Papers/Films/Art
Deadline for Abstract/Film Submission: April 3, 2009
The Minority Graduate Student Association of the University of Chicago invites you to participate in the Sixteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference to be held on Saturday May 23, 2009. This conference is designed for graduate students to present current work that draws on race within 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 be thinking 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, submissions can also examine how race intersects with other constructs like gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. In view of race/racialization as an experience/process that is constructed in, often, unexpected ways submissions from all academic disciplines are welcomed.
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.
Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be submitted, along with your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to mgsa.conference.2009@gmail.com by 11:59pm on Friday, April 3, 2009. Submissions must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Conference presentations will be approximately 20 minutes. Film submissions should be mindful of this same 20 minute time parameter and April 3, 2009 deadline. Films can be either in DVD or VHS format and should be sent 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, write to mgsa.conference.2009@gmail.com.