CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Contemplating Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts

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Sara Saljoughi
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Immigration and Settlement Studies-Ryerson University
Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers:
Contemplating Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts

October 4th, 2008
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

The Immigration and Settlement Studies program is pleased to announce the
First Annual Graduate Student Conference, to take place on the 4th of
October 2008 at Ryerson University. Immigration and Settlement Studies is
the first interdisciplinary program in Canada focusing on migration and
settlement issues past, present, and future. The organizing committee
considers the importance of academic involvement in issues that are both
community and globally oriented. Given the renewed debates surrounding
immigration issues such as Bill C-50, the Commission on Reasonable
Accommodation, Temporary workers, and the Canadian Experience Class,
among others, we consider the timing of this conference to be
particularly relevant. This event offers graduate students across all
disciplines the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas
with fellow students in a professional, intellectually vibrant, and
supportive forum.

The theme for this year's conference is Contemplating Migration and
Settlement in Global and Local Contexts. We are especially interested in
papers that address the following issues:

• Social location and its impact on migration
• Empire, colonialism
• Transnationalism: understanding citizenship, diasporas
• The settlement experience: breaking barriers, building bridges
• Representations of the immigrant in media and literature
• Policy matters

Presenters should be current graduate students or students who have
recently completed graduate studies (2 years).We also encourage
submissions from the visual, sound and performing arts. All accepted art
submissions will be exhibited at the conference location.

We encourage all students interested in presenting at the conference to
submit an abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please include
a separate information sheet containing the following:

1) Name
2) Affiliation: Institution/Department/Program of Study
3) Email address
4) Title of abstract as it appears on submission
5) A short personal profile of no more than 5 lines.

Abstracts and personal information forms in WORD format should be
submitted electronically at no later than
August 22nd, 2008. We will notify all authors about acceptance of their
papers by September 5th, 2008. Presenters of the accepted papers will be
then asked to send PowerPoint slides or a brief summary (no more than 2
pages in length) by September 12th, 2008.

For more information, please contact the organising committee at

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