University of Chicago Papers/Films/Artwork submissions.

The University of Chicago

Minority Graduate Student Association presents our

Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference

Projections: Persistence and Shifts in Racial Paradigms

With Keynote Speaker

Professor Sandra Smith

Department of Sociology

University of California - Berkeley

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Call for Papers/Films/Artwork

DEADLINE for Abstract/Film Submission: MARCH 2, 2012

The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association invites you to participate in the Nineteenth Annual "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference to be held on Saturday May 5, 2012. Graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to present their original work that uses race as an analytical framework and/or understands race as a primary organizing factor in the social world. We welcome research that examines the ways in we should think about or analyze race in literature, film, art, recorded histories, public policy, legal and medical knowledge, immigration, interracial interactions, and other day-to-day experiences. As race is not a category that people experience in isolation, proposal submissions can also examine how race intersects with other constructs like gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. Moreover, we encourage submissions that examine race through an interdisciplinary lens, and may be theoretically or empirically based.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: race and inequality; cross-cultural and cross-racial alliances and tensions in history and politics; racialized images and stereotypes in the media; consumption and commodification of racialized goods and productions; racial erasure and the utility of race as a category of analysis in the 21st century; race, (im)migration, nationalism, and global politics; race, gender, and sexuality; politics of social policy; race and social work; legal implications of race; race and language; race and medicine; racial violence and the politics of war; and any exploration of race as interesting and important to contextualizing and understanding current events.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm Central Time on FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, along with your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to

All presenters will be notified of their acceptance by April 2 2012, Participants will be asked to submit their final power point presentations (if they will be used) by May 1, 2012.

Conference presentations will be approximately 20 minutes each. Submissions that use film should be mindful of this same 20-minute time parameter and MARCH 2, 2012 deadline. Films can be sent in DVD format to:

Attn: Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA), Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, The University of Chicago 5706 S. University Avenue, Rm 001, Chicago, IL 60637. For more information, please email us at

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