CFP: Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism Graduate Student Workshop

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Call for Papers
July 11, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Geography, Humanities, Literature

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism invites paper proposals for its Ninth Annual Graduate Workshop Series at the University of Pennsylvania. We welcome submissions by graduate students from any university and discipline whose paper relates to one or more of the program’s overarching themes of democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.

The Penn DCC Program, established with the aid of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides an interdisciplinary venue for graduate students to present their research and receive constructive scholarly feedback. Past workshops have included papers on identity and memory, race and racism, state-building, violence, the carceral state, and imperial policies, among others. You can see previous workshops presented at the DCC here:

The DCC Graduate Workshop is a yearlong series held once a month between September 2015 and May 2016. Two graduate students present their papers at each meeting. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes per paper and are followed by a group discussion. We ask workshop participants to read the papers prior to the event. Papers are circulated 10 days in advance of the workshop and should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages.

Applications are due August 1, 2015, to Please send

1) an abstract of up to 300 words including a working title for the paper and

2) a brief statement that indicates your discipline, institution, and when your paper will be ready.

Do not hesitate to apply if your paper will be ready at a later date since we hold workshops throughout the academic year. We are not able to provide funding for travel or accommodations. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!




Contact Info: 

Hope McGrath, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Pennsylvania

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