"Moving In and With the Gaps" Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Liberal Studies--Texas A & M at Galveston
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“Moving In and With the Gaps”

Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

Department of Liberal Studies

Texas A&M University at Galveston

September 12-13, 2018

Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center

Galveston, Texas


The second annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education draws its theme from critic Sara Ahmed’s On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, which describes the challenges that diversity advocates and practitioners face as they work “with as well as in the gap between words and deeds” around diversity and inclusion at a variety of institutions (Ahmed 140). 


We invite proposals attending to the myriad ways that practitioners build internal and external relationships with multiple stakeholders, communicate inclusion and diversity’s significance to multiple constituencies, take ownership of initiatives and work toward transformative change.  Presentation proposals might address but are not limited to discussions of the dynamics of diversity, dimensions of individual differences, diversity and media representations, educational policies, pedagogy, practices and curricula, the relationship between democracy, diversity and inclusion, and intersectional identities among many other potential topics.


We welcome submissions from practitioners, students, community advocates, faculty, and staff that propose a range of formats including full panel submissions as well as individual presentations.


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator of Latino History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History and Mr. Christian Picciolini, co-founder of the non-violent peace advocacy organization, Life After Hate.


Please send your abstract of no more than 400 words to bunch-davis@tamu.edu by April 1, 2018.  Using the subject line TAMUG Conference, please include your name, affiliation, presentation title, presentation format, and the names and affiliations of panel members with your abstract submission.  All submitters will be notified by June 15, 2018.