The ASA Students Committee will sponsor and organize a panel on Regional Racial Formations for the 2004 annual meeting, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 11-14. We are soliciting three student papers concerned with the intersection of race and region. Our goals are to highlight student work in this important area of research and to initiate a student-led discussion of the role of the region in defining race and vice versa.
We are particularly interested in (a) papers that consider how regional identities are based on or grounded in particular constructs of race and/or racial inequality; (b) comparative studies of the varying meaning of race from region to region; and (c) papers that address communities and regions that have been under-studied, such as Asian Americans in the Midwest or South. Submissions from a variety of disciplinary trajectories are welcomed and encouraged, as we believe that a consideration of literature, history, film, etc. will only deepen our understanding of the ways that regional and racial identities intersect. This panel will be submitted in “Talk” format, to encourage lively discussion and the use of alternative presentation methods.
Please submit in Microsoft Word format an abstract of no more than 250 words, as well as a one-page curriculum vita, to the Students Committee care of Tamiko Nimura by January 10, 2004, by email.
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