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New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

April 27 – 29, 2017

Call for Papers

Critical race theory has transformed how scholars and activists study and understand race in the United States and beyond. Its tenets draw attention to the structural bases of race and ethnicity and its practical consequences, the role of intersectionality in producing inequality, and how racial projects are formed and altered. Few intellectual movements have so radically shaped how we think about racial inequality.

The New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies conference will focus on the legacy, contributions, and future of critical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity; particularly, the role of critical race and ethnic studies in promoting social justice.

Potential topics include:

  • Capitalism
  • Colorblindness
  • Diversity
  • Global racism
  • Immigration
  • Institutions
  • Intersectionality
  • Legal vs. sociological critical race theories
  • Permanence of racism
  • Policing
  • Racialization processes
  • Racism on campus
  • Revisionist history
  • Scholarly activism
  • Science
  • Social media
  • Social movements
  • The state
  • Whiteness
  • #BlackLivesMatter

We welcome both young and established scholars, as well as activists, to submit an abstract or attend the conference and engage in these important conversations. Registration is free and will be available soon. 

Click here to download a PDF version of the call for papers.

Presented by UT Department of Sociology

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.