Call for Papers: 6th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Ethnicity and Race

EXPOSURE: Contemporary Articulations of Race in New York City and Beyond

Columbia University in the City of New York
Friday, April 15, 2011, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The specter of color is apparent even when it goes unmentioned, and it is all too often the unseen force that influences public policy as well as private relationships. "
- John Hope Franklin, 1993

Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race invites papers from any undergraduate discipline at nearby colleges that seek to expose, uncover, illuminate, or describe how daily articulations of institutional and private power inform an understanding of race and ethnicity in New York and beyond. The day-long conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life. Through panel presentations, an informal luncheon, and in-depth discussions, the conference will provide a forum for students in various disciplinary fields to engage each other’s work and deepen the discussion of Race and Ethnic studies within the university and beyond. 

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted by email no later than March 31st to ark35@columbia.edu. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide transportation or housing. 

Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Race Relations in the United States
  • Race and Education
  • Bilingualism
  • Race and Gender
  • Immigration
  • Race and Law
  • Internal and External Colonialism
  • Minority cultural practices

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