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Northwestern University Black Graduate Student Association 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference

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When: Sunday, May 4, 2014
All day  

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0


Group: The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Category: Multicultural & Diversity

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Reimagining the Black Fantastic: Developing a Multidisciplinary Approach to Scholarship

all disciplines to participate, even if your work does not relate to the conference theme. Our panel and roundtable themes will reflect submissions received.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Cathy Cohen, will continue the legacy of distinguished speakers, including Dr. Imani Perry, Princeton University, and Dr. Farah Griffin, Columbia University. Dr. Cohen obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1993 and is currently the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and department chair at the University of Chicago. Her interest in politics has led her to publish two books: Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (2010) and The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (1999).  We are excited and honored to have her as our guest.                   

We welcome abstracts from graduate/undergraduate students, scholars (including independent scholars), activists, artists, performers, non-profit workers, and community mobilizers, to present their work at a panel or roundtable discussion. Each panel will feature three to five 15-minute presentations. A STEM poster exhibition will be held during the roundtable session; and, presentations of artwork and musical/theatrical performances are also encouraged.

Abstracts may be for working papers or works in progress and should be formatted in accordance with your discipline’s standard. In your submission, please include your preferred name, your institutional affiliation (if any), the title of your work, and a 250-word abstract or 2-3 images of your work (e.g., artwork). Alternatively, you may submit a link that directs to an exhibit of your work, such as a musical performance. Please submit this information as an email to by March 1, 2014, Midnight (PST)

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required: A welcome event is slated for Friday, May 2, and a post-conference event will be hosted at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, on Saturday, May 3.

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