CALL FOR PAPERS TO BE PRESENTED AT A PANEL AT THE NEXT CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO IN NOVEMBER 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Gwenn-Aël Lynn / De Paul University
contact email: 
gwenn@gwennaellynn.com

“Mixed Race Subjects As Global Organizers.”

This interdisciplinary panel will take place during the next Critical Mixed Race Studies conference at De Paul University, Chicago, IL in november 2014.

It calls for papers investigating the role of mixed race subjects within worldwide labour movements, or any other form of social movement contesting, and/or providing alternatives to the deterritorialization of globalization.
While the Occupy movement was camping in Zuccoti Park (and many other US cities) questions regarding the inclusion of minorities, and their place within that movement came up. However, it has been noted that these movements included members of various ethnic, cultural, sexual, and class backgrounds. To what degree, and in what proportions remains to be studied.
Within that context, do mixed race subjects play a particular role (if any) in the organization of the aforementioned movements? Have mixed race subjects had an impact on making these movements more inclusive sexually, ethnically, culturally, and racially? Have they been successful at organizing across racial, ethnic, sexual, class and linguistic boundaries?

If interested please have a look at the more detailed call on my website
http://www.gwennaellynn.com/upcoming/
and/or email me with any questions. Please make a note of the January 10th 2014 deadline to submit a 200 paper abstract to the panel I am chairing.

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
postcolonial