Four Corners Conference on Immigration

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Mesa State College

Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Fall 2009
Topic: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice – a Dialogue on Immigration

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 20-July-2009

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you of the:

Four Corners Conference on Immigration
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
9 October – 10 October 2009

Abstract deadline: 20-July-2009.

On October 9-10, 2009 Mesa State College will host a conference on immigration issues that seeks to bridge the gap between academic scholarship and the experience of immigration in the field. Papers or panels that explore the interaction between scholarship and action on immigration issues are most welcome. How do theory and practice relate to each other in social services, national security, criminal justice, identity, art, literature, language or culture? This conference is intended to be multi-disciplinary. Scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, human services, business and criminal justice are encouraged to submit proposals. The goal of the conference is to:
1. to offer a venue for the convergence of theory and practice as related to immigration
2. to explore multiple approaches to issues surrounding immigration
3. to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary exchange
4. to promote understanding, encourage thought and further scholarship related to issues of immigration.

Conference organizers also invite proposals for complete panels or roundtables related to immigration.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts can be written in English or Spanish, must be at most one page long on a letter-size sheet (8'''1/2 by 11''') with one-inch margins and typed in at least 12-point font. An optional second page is permitted for data and references. Abstracts must be anonymous. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and one joint abstract per author or two joint abstracts per author.

Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF, Word or RTF file and sent as an attachment to the following e-mail address:

Please use 'Four Corners Immigration' in the Subject header and include the information in (1) - (6) in the body of the message.

Author Information:
1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Title of talk
3. Area of specialization
4. Affiliation(s)
5. E-mail address(es)
6. Postal address(es)

Contact Information
For further information, please contact the conference organizers:
o Dr. Tom Acker:
o Dr. Julie Barak:
o Dr. Julie Bruch:
o Dr. Tim Casey:
o Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramírez:
o Dr. Tyler Anderson:


Sponsored by
o Mesa State College
o Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication, Mesa State College
o Department of Art, Mesa State College
o Peruvian Consulate, Denver, Colorado
o Dr. Madge Becker, Mesa State College
o Project Common Ground, Grand Junction, Colorado