The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference (JWJI) and The Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA) at Emory University present...
CRITICAL JUNCTURE: Exploring the intersections of race, gender and disability.
CRITICAL JUNCTURE is a conference that seeks to foster discourse on identity, difference and inequality from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We invite the engaged participation of researchers, scholars, community artists, and organizers whose work focuses on the impact of the relationship between social identities and the contexts within which they form. In particular, we will explore the interstices of identity and inequality that bring people into contact with institutional and cultural power in a variety of social spaces (e.g. workplaces, ‘public’ spaces, state institutions, educational systems, local and global economies, and health systems).
The conference will include keynote addresses from scholars central to intersectional theory and analysis, including disability studies scholar Nirmala Erevelles, author of Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic. In addition, a diverse group of Emory University faculty, including Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Sander Gilman, and Benjamin Reiss will serve as panel discussants.
CRITICAL JUNCTURE seeks to showcase the works of emerging scholars, particularly graduate students and early career faculty. Additionally, we encourage the participation of a range of presenters from large and small universities and colleges, non-academic institutions and artists.
We invite contributions along the following general subjects:
- Race and Ethnicity
- Globalization and multiculturalism
- Structures of Social Class
- Gender and Sexuality
Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:
- Race and Ethnic Studies
- Disability Studies
- Gender and Queer Studies
- Comparative Literature
- Visual and Performance Arts
- Art History
- Religion and Ethics
- Public Health
- Presentations will be 10-12 minutes. An additional 10 minutes will be allotted for a question-answer period for each presenter.
- Paper proposal due by Monday, January 14th, 2013
- Proposal should include: 1) Paper Abstract (250-300 words) 2) Curriculum Vitae
- Presentation proposals (abstract and CV) should be e-mailed as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 14th, 2013.
- For accepted applicants, the completed paper will be due on Friday, February 22nd, 2013.
Critical Juncture Conference
March 22-23, 2013
Please see our conference website for detailed information and e-mail us with inquiries.
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