Call for Participation
First Annual CCSRE Faculty-Staff Research Forum

Thursday, February 9,  4:30-7 p.m. (dinner included), Unity House

OR Friday, February 10, 4:30-7 p.m. (dinner included), Unity House

Deadline for submissions: January 9

This year, in 2017, the CCSRE is undertaking a project of self-study, renewal and re-visioning in an effort to recapture our original purpose – to serve as an “intellectual home” for the study of race, ethnicity and social difference. In moving closer toward this vision, we are planning our first annual “Faculty-Staff Research Forum” with the aim of building a community of, by, and for faculty and staff whose research, scholarship and/or creative works examine issues of justice and power.

More specifically, we invite faculty and staff from every department, center, and/or program whose work engages issues of race, ethnicity, and/or social difference (i.e. class, gender, sexuality, caste, Indigeneity) to present their work. Forum participants will give a 5-minute presentation on a current project, providing a snapshot of your work that offers enough insight to your project for others to discuss further over dinner conversation (Note: while projects can be in any state of development, we encourage presentations on those that are “in progress”).

The central purpose of the forum is threefold: 1) To provide an opportunity for faculty engaging in “race work” and its intersections to become acquainted with each other; 2) To provide a generative space for deeper intellectual engagement around specific projects; and, 3) To create opportunities for cross conversation that may, in turn, foster future collaborations.

If you are interested in participating in the Research Forum, please use the Google form to submit your information that includes an abstract (250 words) of your work. We will organize submissions around broad themes and then circulate them back to participants prior to the Forum. Please indicate on your form your preferred date; we will choose the date that accommodates the most people. We look forward to receiving your submissions and the conversation to come!

Sunil Bhatia, CCSRE organizer for the Research Forum and Steering Committee Member
Sandy Grande, CCSRE Director