CFP, Uniting Wisdom: Diasporas of Color across Disciplines
- "Uniting Wisdom: Diasporas of Color across Disciplines, Continents, Centuries and Cultures" October 16, 2010, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York.
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The First World Alumni Chapter of the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, the Department of Black Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the Latin American Studies Program request submission of abstracts for papers and presentations.
Purpose: The conference will bring together alumni, professors, community members, and those in any profession concerned with the experiences of and the construction of identity among diasporic peoples from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and the United States. Presenters may offer scholarly research or participate in experiential panel discussions on, but not limited to, the following categories: History, Literature, Languages, the Arts, Music, Science, Education, Economics, Globalization, Psychology, Medicine, Religion, Family Patterns, the Military, Business and Politics.
Some Suggested Topics: color lines across the Diaspora; concepts of race, regional Diasporas; international Diasporas; the politics of the Diaspora; performing identity, economics & race; health care & race; food, culture and diasporic connections; youth culture; critical issues across Diasporas; urbanization and diasporic spaces; Blackness across Diasporas; environmental justice issues; media representations; mapping identity & Diaspora; models of diasporic leadership; cartographic representations of Diaspora & identity; economic empowerment throughout the Diaspora; migrating identities, migration & the creation of Diasporas; literary interpretations; teaching & diasporic politics; religion & Diaspora constructions; education; generational issues in the creation of Diasporas; music and art across the Diaspora; unity through language across Diasporas; postmodern criticism of modernistic identity constructs; the role of Black Studies and/or Latin American Studies in shaping future Diasporas.
Please send a 100-word abstract and short biographical statement by Wednesday, June 30, 2010, indicating: (1) name, (2) address, (3) telephone, (4) email, (5) and topic. Also indicate (6) whether you will present a paper or host a complete session or plenary, and (7) state equipment needs. All presenters must pre-register.
Pre-register Online starting September 1, 2010 at: http://www.newpaltz.edu/alumni/reunion. Email communications and abstract submissions are preferred. For further information please contact: Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll, Department of Black Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive - Faculty Office Building West 2, New Paltz, New York 12561, Telephone: (845) 257-2760, Email: carrollk@...