Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Disability in an Intersectional Lens: A Conference of Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies

<>Disability in an Intersectional Lens: A Conference of Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies

This conference is dedicated to the memory and work of Chris Bell

Call for Proposals

The Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee and the SU Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies are jointly seeking proposals for our second Disability Studies Conference to be held at Syracuse University on October 9, 2010.

This conference seeks to explore all aspects of disability studies as generated by emerging scholars. We are particularly interested in papers that promote the understanding of social models of disability which emphasize cultures, histories, discursivity, philosophy, art, politics, geographies, & identities of diverse
people & communities. We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines and methodologies.

Potential paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

 *   histories & archives
 *   space & place
 *   linked oppressions
 *   activism & liberation politics
 *   cultures & communities
 *   transnational, colonial issues
 *   effects of global capitalism
 *   changing notions of identity & identity politics
 *   literature, film, & the arts
 *   access & universal design
 *   inclusion & education
 *   race & intersectional identity
 *   queerness & intersectional identity

The conference is free and open to the public; everyone-students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.

Conference submissions: all proposals should be no more than 500 words. In addition, please include title of paper or panel, authors' names, affiliations,
and contact information. Submissions should be sent electronically to Ashley Taylor at<>.
Conference date: Saturday, October 9, 2010
(Welcome reception Friday October 8, 2010)
Deadline for submission: Sunday, August 1, 2010
Notification: Sunday, August 21, 2010

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