lundi 26 décembre 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS: Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality Symposium on "Critiquing Culture, Working for Change"

Friday, February 24, 2012 - Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to propose papers, panels, workshops, and performances as part of a day-long series of conversations about intersectional knowledge production and community engagement. The 2012 theme, "Critiquing Culture, Working for Change," explores the tensions in contemporary rhetoric, politics, media, scholarship, and activism relative to advancing social justice.

Successful proposals will engage the intersections of race/gender/class/sexuality and/or the conference theme. Recognizing that social change often begins with critical analysis of culture and the status quo, this symposium offers opportunities for sharing diverse scholarship and models of activism and community engagement. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: the possibilities and challenges of sisterhood and coalition-building; the politics of language; sexual and reproductive rights and justice; explorations of feminist, gender, critical race, and queer theories; media and literary explorations of race/gender/class/sexuality; economic crisis and marginalized populations; the future of interdisciplinary studies in the academy; politics and grassroots organizing; anti-violence work; critiques and analyses of the "Occupy"/indignés/indignados/Arab Spring movements; backlash against those who work for social justice; comparative and international topics related to race/gender/class/sexuality; and transgender issues and concerns.

Please submit a 250 word abstract of your proposed presentation or session to Amber Vlasnik at amber.vlasnik@wright.edi by Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Include name and contact information for all participants in your panel, workshop, or performance.


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