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Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Border Crossings: Transnationality, Citizenship, and Identity in Theory and Practice
2013 ASPECT Graduate Conference
Friday, March 22 – Saturday, March 23, 2013 The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Conference website: http://www.aspect.vt.edu/
We invite graduate students to submit essays that engage a broad range of topics related to transnationality, citizenship, and identity in theory and practice. In particular, we invite contributions that challenge conventional approaches to these topics, emphasizing scholarly interventions that call attention to unique facets of the subject matter that have yet to be explored in contemporary discourse. Essays that emphasize practical considerations such as public policy, governmental agencies, NGOs, activism, and grassroots projects are also welcome. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged, and outstanding papers presented at the conference may be solicited for peer-review and possible publication in SPECTRA, the ASPECT journal. Graduate students at any level of study are encouraged to submit abstracts.
[Confirmed Keynote Speakers]
* Mat Coleman – Associate Professor of Geography, Ohio State University
* Joe Dunn – Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, Converse College
* Grant Silva – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
* Cynthia Weber – Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex
Keynote speakers will also serve as respondents to some panels.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
– Indigeneity and Nationality
– Transnational Feminisms, Gender, and Women’s Interests
– Transnational Justice and Global Ethics
– Sovereignty and Border Crossing
– Resistance Migrations, Activist Migrations
– Immigration and Border Theory
– Economies of Immigration
– Transnational Political Economy
– Transnational Religions and Spiritualties
– Borderland Identities
– Citizen/Stranger Paradigms
– Queer Transnationalities and Border Sexualities
– Historiographies of Immigration and Borders
– Disabilities, Ableism and Border Crossings
– Literary and Narrative Framing of Borders, Deauthorization
– Post-nationalism, Migration, and the Sovereign State
– Histories of Displaced People
– The Geopolitics of Borders and Movements
– Biopolitics and Space
– Nomadism and Citizenship
– Transgressions of National Security
– Imagined Communities
[Submitting an Abstract]
Please submit the following information to Eli Jamison at Jamison_ASPECTconference@vt.edu no later than 5pm on Friday, **November 30, 2012**:
1. Paper Title
2. Names, affiliations, and contact information for each author – please include an email address and contact phone number along with your home institution, the degree you are pursuing and your area(s) of study.
3. Extended Abstract – abstracts should be approximately 450-550 words. Recommended extended abstract content includes, but is not limited to: thesis, objectives, theoretical traditions/framework, methods, data sources, findings/conclusions, and research questions.
4. Paper Themes/Topics – select up to three topics or themes that best describe your paper. Choose from the list above or provide your own topic/theme if it is not already included in the list. This will assist conference organizers in determining the assignment of panel sessions if your paper is selected.
5. A recent curriculum vitae (CV) for each author
Note: full drafts of conference papers must be submitted to the conference organizers no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 8, 2013. Conference organizers will circulate final papers to respondents.
Registration: there is no registration fee for this conference. However, donations to the Friends of ASPECT Fund will be appreciated. For more information, see: http://www.aspect.vt.edu/about/support.html
For additional information please contact… Ryan Artrip
To request accommodations related to disabilities, please contact the conference organizers no later than March 1, 2013.
ASPECT: The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought ASPECT Student Association (ASA)
ASPECT, ASA, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Religion and Culture, the Department of Philosophy, the Program in Government and International Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
The conference will be held at the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown on campus at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.