CFP: Immigration, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Issues for Asian/American Communities (11/3/06; 3/16/07-3/17/07)
Call for Papers or Panel Proposals
Immigration, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Issues for Asian/American
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 16-17, 2007
A National Conference
by the UIC chapter of Asian Pacific American Graduate Students Organization
Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006
Building on the success of the 1st APAGSO conference held at University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the 2nd conference will be held at University
of Illinois at Chicago.
For this conference, we invite papers and panel proposals from across the
different disciplines in arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences to
engage with issues of immigration, transnationalism, and diaspora and their
relevance for Asian/American communities. The conference especially
encourages papers that adopt comparative or interdisciplinary approaches. We
want to explore how the modalities of immigration, transnationalism and
diaspora can be productively engaged with precisely through
interdisciplinary and comparative means. How are traditional ways of
understanding Asian/American immigration, transnationalism, and diaspora
being reimagined in diverse disciplines? What are the emerging contours of
Asian/America at the conjuncture of these issues? This conference hopes to
be a venue where faculty and graduate students can address Asian/American
scholarship across disciplinary and methodological boundaries.
We welcome paper or panel proposals by graduate students at any stage of
their research and in any discipline. The proposal should include an
assessment of where this scholarship fits within the current literature of
the chosen field and how the work contributes to and/or expands the
knowledge of Asian/American experiences.
*Paper Submissions* should include (1) contact information (including
university, year in school, address, telephone number, fax number, and
e-mail address); (2) a 250 word abstract; and (3) a curriculum vitae and a
brief biography for each presenter.
*Panel Proposals* should include (1) a cover sheet with contact information
for the chair and each panelist (including university, year in school,
address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address); (2) a one-page
rationale explaining the relevance of the panel to the theme of the
conference; (3) a one-page abstract for each proposed paper; and (4) a
curriculum vitae and a brief biography for each presenter.
*Submission Guidelines: *
Please submit individual paper proposals or full panel proposals via e-mail
attachment by November 3, 2006 to apagsocfp_at_uic.edu with the subject line,
"APAGSO Conference Submission."
Attachments should be in word, pdf, or rtf formats.
Submissions should be *one* document (i.e. include all required information
in one attached document).
Submissions may fall under the purview of the following disciplines/ subject
fields. This list is not exhaustive:
- Asian American Studies
- Critical Race Theory
- Public Health
- Urban Studies
- Gender Studies
- Comparative Literature
- African American Studies
- Latino Studies
- Postcolonial Literature
- Art History
Limited support for graduate student travel to attend the conference may be
available. For more information, contact apagsocfp_at_uic.edu
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Received on Mon Oct 09 2006 - 10:58:06 EDT