Who Counts & Who's Counting?--Submission deadline December 1

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National Association of Ethnic Studies
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38th Annual National Conference
April 8-10, 2010
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The National Association for Ethnic Studies invites abstracts/proposals for papers, panels, workshops, or media productions from people in all disciplines and interdisciplinary areas of the arts, business, social sciences, humanities, science and education on politics, community and ethnicity. How do classifications of race and ethnicity define our lives? How are they part of our individual and collective thinking? How do they become statistics? In contrast, how do issues of race and ethnicity defy demarcation? How do race and ethnicity challenge the interests and power struggles implicit in shaping definitions?

250-word abstracts/proposals are invited to submit by December 1, 2009, which relate to any aspect of the conference theme, with the participant's institutional affiliation and mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The abstract/proposal must indicate whether the presentation is an individual paper or a complete panel presentation and if A/V equipment is needed.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to: http://www.ethnicstudies.org/conference.htm
Select the "Submit Abstract" link to proceed to the online submission form.

NOTE: A separate abstract must be submitted for each presenter (even co-authored papers, roundtable presentations and pre-arranged panels) with complete contact information.
Pre-arranged panels must include at least three presenters/speakers, but no more than five and must provide their own panel chairs. Panels with fewer than three or more than five presenters will not be considered.
All program participants must pay full conference registration fees and 2010 NAES membership dues.
Notifications on proposals will be mailed in late fall/early winter 2009.

The National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) was founded in 1972. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and activists concerned with the national and international dimensions of ethnicity. The Association welcomes scholars and teachers at all educational levels, students, librarians, civic and governmental leaders, community activists, and all persons interested in ethnicity, ethnic groups, intergroup relations, and the cultural life of ethnic minorities.

The 2010 annual conference will create a lively forum for the discussion of issues related to ethnic communities, including, but not limited to the following: the 2008 presidential election; American Indian federal recognition; sovereignty and recognition in a global economy; counting in the 2010 census; undocumented workers; LGBTQ rights; unincorporated communities; immigration at the local level; census and racial/ethnic identities; human trafficking; negotiating dual citizenships; limited citizenships; redistricting; census data and its impact on resource access; higher education; student loans; citizenship; health care by the numbers; philanthropy and ethnic communities; defining minorities and majorities; affirmative action issues; defining and supporting art; women's resources; economic ramifications of census results.

Keynote speakers at the 2010 annual conference will include: Congressman Mike Honda (D- CA); Dr. Donna Brazile (Author of Cooking with Grease & Political Strategist); Dr. Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA Law School)