The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites proposals for the conference, “Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: Race, Resistance and Relevance,” October 7-9, 2009. Submission deadline: June 15, 2009.
"Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: Race, Resistance and Relevance" Conference
The College of Ethnic Studies (CoES) at San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops and performances for a conference that marks the founding of The College and the emergence of the field of Ethnic Studies. The first College of Ethnic Studies, inaugurated in 1969, was accompanied by ethnic studies initiatives, programs, centers and departments at universities and colleges around the world.
This 40th anniversary of CoES presents an opportunity to examine contributions, developments, and challenges within the field of Ethnic Studies. We welcome the exploration of themes that include but are not limited to the following:
1. Where is Ethnic Studies in the world today, and what are the similarities and differences between our contemporary goals and those of decades past that led to the creation of the field?
2. What fruitful relationships are possible-and what obstacles exist-between Ethnic Studies programs, local communities of color, and related diasporas?
3. How are social justice pedagogies relevant to the field of Ethnic Studies?
4. In what ways have our conceptual tools for discussions about race, racialization, racial formation, and power changed since the founding of Ethnic studies? How are we addressing class, gender, sexuality, religion, and citizenship within Ethnic Studies?
5. What strategies allow for inclusion of a full range of ethnic experiences, philosophical perspectives, and methods, analytical frameworks within the field?
6. How might recent events such as restrictions of civil liberties domestically and internationally, the election of Barack Obama, ongoing wars, and the international economic crisis affect the field of Ethnic Studies and the centering of race relations?
Your hosts: The College of Ethnic Studies; the departments of Africana, American Indian, Asian American and Raza Studies; Race and Resistance Studies Initiative (RRS) and Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative (AMED); and the Cesar Chavez Institute
For more information and directions for proposal submissions please visit: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/fortieth.html
Priority will be assigned to proposals in the order of submission deadlines:
FINAL submission deadline: 5PM PST June 15, 2009
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