#CFP: Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture @SyracuseU

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Syracuse University - Religion Graduate Organization

Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture

Syracuse University | March 29, 2014 | Syracuse, NY

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University is hosting the first annual "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture"! Undergraduates inspired by the theme of Religion and Culture are invited to apply. Travel stipends available. We welcome undergraduate student term papers, selections from honors and senior theses, creative projects, and works in progress. Papers may be from any field of study and are not required to directly address the theme.

To apply, email an abstract of no more than 350 words to:
by Friday, February 14th.
Make sure to include your name,
email address, school affiliation,
and the name of your faculty sponsor.

Have a faculty sponsor send us a brief, informal email with your name and your relationship to the sponsor (for instance, you are his or her current student, advisee, gifted student acquaintance, et cetera). Faculty sponsor emails are also due by Friday, February 14th and may be emailed to: syr.undergraduate.conference@gmail.com.

The "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture" will be held at Syracuse University on Saturday, March 29th, 2014. At the event, students will have the opportunity to present their research and papers in panels with on-site feedback by graduate student and faculty responders. Throughout the day, guest presenters and special sessions will engage undergraduates with tips on applying to grad school; creative routes for nonacademic professionalizing after college; and opportunities to meet and connect with other critical-thinking students in the Central New York region.

The goals of the conference are to recognize and encourage outstanding undergraduate work, and to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to contribute to a broader academic conversation.

Possible topics for papers could include:

Politics, Law, and Religion
Religion and Violence, Religion and Peace
Constructions of the Other
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Self and the Body
Popular Culture and Society
Race and Ethnicity
Textuality and Ways of Reading
Migration, Diaspora, and Relocation
Work, Class, and Consumerism

Have fun and be creative! We hope to see you here on March 29th. For information about the application, travel stipend, dates, or questions generally, email :syr.undergrad.conference@gmail.com or visit our facebook page.

This call for papers is available at: www.syrundergradconference.wordpress.com.