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The Legacy and Future of Ethnic Studies at CUNY
Organized by the Department of Ethnic and Race Studies Borough of Manhattan Community College
Date: April 27 & 28, 2023
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (New York City) & Virtual
Submission Deadline: February 20, 2023
With roots in the intertwined movements of racial justice, anti-imperialism and liberation in the 1960s and 70s, the formation of ethnic studies in the United States changed how institutions of higher education teaches race, inequality and the very history of the nation. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Ethnic and Race Studies at BMCC, we aim to provide a space to discuss contemporary scholarship in the field.
We invite submissions of abstracts addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:
Ethnic Studies: Past & Present
Policing of Urban Communities and Prison Abolition
Gendered Histories & Existences
Expressive Culture, Media, and Aesthetics
Belief Systems & Spirituality
Healthcare and Constructions of Health & Illness
Climate Justice and Crisis
Critical Race Theory
Democracy and the Rise of the Far Right
Submission Details: We accept abstracts for individuals papers and panels. Individual paper abstracts should be 150-200 words. Panels abstracts should be 500 words max including 1-2 sentences describing each panel member's paper. Hybrid presentations are welcome.
Submit to: EthnicStudies@bmcc.cuny.edu and or firstname.lastname@example.org