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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crossroads: An Asian American Studies Graduate Student Conference

Crossroads: An Asian American Studies Graduate Student Conference will be held in Bloomington, Indiana September 25-26, 2009. The extended submission deadline is July 31, 2009.

Crossroads: An Asian American Studies Graduate Student Conference
September 25-26, 2009 in Bloomington, Indiana
Submission Deadline: Extended to July 31st
There's still time left! The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2009. They invite all graduate students to submit short proposals (250-300 words) to the 2009 Asian American Studies conference entitled "Crossroads: Asian America/Asian Diaspora Across Disciplines." Proposals may address research topics, papers, or pedagogical issues pertinent to the field of Asian American Studies.
Graduate students with accepted proposals will be eligible for travel grants. All proposals should be submitted online by July 31th at http://aastudies.org/submissions. For more information about submissions, please visit http://aastudies.org.
Conference highlights include:
· Keynote address by Dr. Josephine Lee, President-Elect of the Association for Asian American Studies and the Director of the Asian American Studies Consortium of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
· A featured workshop entitled "Professional Development and Mentoring" for graduate students who wish to pursue careers in Asian American Studies
· An interactive workshop focused on strengthening strategies for teaching Asian American Studies in the classroom, including the sharing of creative teaching activities and opportunities to discuss pedagogical issues
· Readings by creative writers in the field of Asian American Studies
· A banquet on Saturday night
· The annual Lotus Festival will be held in downtown Bloomington during the conference. Participants will be able to enjoy the flavors and music from all of the world.
· Opportunities to network with other graduate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders