Black Doctoral Network Conference: Making the Connection DUE MARCH 7th

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Black Doctoral Network

The Black Doctoral Network is hosting its 2nd annual conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 23-25, 2014.

We are inviting abstract submissions for the 2014 conference themed "Making the Connection." The deadline is March 7th.

This year's conference presents an opportunity to participate in a uniquely interdisciplinary event that addresses one of the most persisting dilemmas within the academy: the pressure to accomplish the focused goals of one's professional discipline, on the one hand, and the desire to make broader connections across academic fields and non-academic communities, on the other. As recent scholarship and global developments continue to challenge existing boundaries, we are encouraged to think outside our academic silos in an effort to engage with other forms of knowledge, scales of analysis, communities of practice, and the general public. How do you integrate multiple domains of inquiry within your work? What productive approaches bridge academia and the wider community, thus linking theory to practice? What are the advantages, challenges, and limitations to making the connections? "Making the Connection" thus asks you to consider the meaningful contributions of your expert knowledge within the breadth of the academe and beyond.

Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome.

We have invited and confirmed Drs. Khalil G. Muhammad, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Boyce Watkins as the plenary speakers.

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