The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago invites paper proposals for a daylong conference to be held on campus on March 5, 2010. “Mixed Race in the Age of Obama” seeks to intervene in the discursive, material, and ideological debates involving mixed-race people nationally and internationally, examining historical, sociological, literary, legal, and other (inter)disciplinary representations of the lived experience of mixed-race people.
Conference paper proposals are welcome on the following themes but are not limited to: identity politics and the politics of mixed-race peoples, nationally and globally; post-racial discourses and ideologies; intersecting “zones” of multiracialism, gender, and multisexuality; mixed-race narratives or histories involving the “one-drop rule” or blood “quantum”; new studies, genealogies, and/or historiographies of mixed-race peoples; the politics of transgressions or non-normative politics; on-the-ground racial politics surrounding mixed-race peoples and “authenticity” within certain racialized groups.
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an academic journal. All expenses – transport and housing – will be provided for persons chosen to present.
Paper proposals should not be more than two single-spaced pages and must be accompanied by a short, two-page résumé. A copy of these materials should be sent electronically by January 25, 2010 to each of the following: Ramón A. Gutiérrez (email@example.com), Matthew M. Briones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prof. Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
University of Chicago
email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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