Call for Papers: Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2018
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Ethnic History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Public Policy

Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference

February 15 and 16, 2019

UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

This conference, organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration seeks to create an interdisciplinary space for junior immigration scholars to share drafts of their research and writing projects and get to know one another. The conference will be open to emerging immigration scholars, including post-doctoral fellows and tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty who have held professorial positions for eight years or fewer. The conference seeks to attract presenters working in a broad range of social science fields, as well as those in ethnic studies, law, public health, urban planning, public policy, and social welfare.

The conference will consist of workshops, with comments by leading immigration scholars, as well as two conference-wide panel sessions. Commentators and panelists include Sameer Ashar, Laurie Hart, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Randall Kuhn, Hiroshi Motomura, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, Margaret Peters, Carola Suárez-Orozco and Roger Waldinger.

The workshops are designed to allow for intensive discussion and constructive criticism of papers that may still be in the in-process stage. Papers submitted for works-in-progress sessions should range from 25 to no more than 40 (double-spaced) pages in length.

The conference will also be open to participants who may not have a paper to present. However, the expectation in any workshop is that all participants will be expected to be able to comment on papers discussed in that session.

Interested presenters are requested to submit a draft paper or a 5 page prospectus, with c.v., which can be uploaded at this address:  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018. Decisions will be made by no later than January 1, 2019. Presenters will then be asked to register in ten days following notification of acceptance.

Presenters and participants will be charged a conference registration fee of $125. Thanks to a grant from the UCLA Institute for American Cultures, fees will be waived for post-docs, independent scholars, faculty in non-tenure track positions, and non-tenured UCLA faculty. For presenters traveling from beyond the LA region, the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration will pay for up to two nights of accommodation at the UCLA guest house on either February 14 and 15 or February 16 and 17; breakfasts will be provided by the guesthouse; lunch and dinner will be provided at the conference. However, participants will need to pay for their own transportation.

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Molly Fee

UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

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