Four Calls from the Committee on the Status of Minorities

Below are four “calls” issued by the Committee of the Status of Minorities for their set of panels at the ESS 2017 Annual Meeting:

 

Multiple Future Identities:  Representations of “Difference” in Popular Culture

The ESS Committee on the Status of Minorities welcomes submissions for the regular paper session Multiple Future Identities:  Representations of “Difference” in Popular Culture.

 

In considering the conference theme this year, the Status of Minorities Committee is interested in exploring the ways our identities are being reimagined and reconstituted in popular culture.  Particularly, stories set in the future or in alternate universes, as well as in technologically altered social realities, enable people or characters to create, manage, and often take great enjoyment in navigating multiple identities.

 

The following are potential popular culture outlets that can be used in research selected for presentation: film, television, novels, fan fiction, internet sites and worlds (of various iterations), comic books, fashion, magazines, cosplay, theater, and short stories. Please note these are only suggestions, and there are many other areas of popular culture that will fit the framework of this exciting session.

 

This session is organized by Ingrid E. Castro, ESS Status of Minorities Committee Chair.  Authors must submit their abstracts through the ESS submission system at https://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/frmLogin.aspx  by Oct 15, 2016.

  • In the “Submission Details” window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission”
  • Select the keyword “Future Identities:  Popular Culture” for “Select the topic area that best describes your submission.”

Be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, and an abstract of 250 words or less.

 

Social Life at the Intersections of Inequality

The ESS Committee on the Status of Minorities welcomes submissions for the regular paper session Social Life at the Intersections of Inequality.

 

Race and ethnicity is at the forefront of social life in American society, including fatal police violence against the African American community, the 2016 presidential campaign’s criminalization of the Latina/o community, and the Dakota Access pipeline’s potential desecration of Native American ancestral burial grounds, to name but a few. The intensification of these and other racialization processes must be empirically explored. However, racialization occurs at the intersections of inequality, such as race/ethnicity interacting with gender, class, age, sexual orientation, abilities, and other systems of inequality to shape social life.

 

In light of these social realities, this paper session welcomes contributions related to the intersections of inequality from a range of methodological approaches and thematic foci.

 

This session is organized by Ana Campos-Holland, ESS Status of Minorities Committee member, and Ingrid E. Castro, ESS Status of Minorities Committee Chair.  Authors must submit their abstracts through the ESS submission system at  https://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/frmLogin.aspxby Oct 15, 2016.

  • In the “Submission Details” window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission”
  • Select the keyword “Inequality:  Intersections” for “Select the topic area that best describes your submission.”

Be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, and an abstract of 250 words or less.

 

 

Mentoring in Higher Education:  What Will the Future Bring

The ESS Committee on the Status of Minorities welcomes submissions for a Paper Session titled Mentoring in Higher Education:  What Will the Future Bring?

 

We welcome paper submissions based on experiential knowledge and demonstrated success with mentoring.  A focus on mentoring relationships also includes coaching and networking.  In an attempt to create space for scholarship and community building, we welcome papers from graduate students who serve as peer mentors, tenure-track and tenured faculty who mentor graduate students, and senior faculty who serve as sponsors and mentors to junior faculty.  We will provide time in the session for presenters and conference attendees to share strategies for successful mentoring.

 

This session is organized by Melinda A. Mills and Dawn W. Dow, members of the ESS Status of Minorities Committee.Presenters must submit their abstracts through the ESS submission system at https://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/frmLogin.aspx  by Oct 15, 2016.

  • In the “Submission Details” window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission.”
  • Select the keyword “Mentoring:  The Future” for “Select the topic area that best describes your submission.”

Be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, and an abstract of 250 words or less.

 

Grad Student panelists needed for Workshop: Future Faces of the Academy

The ESS Committee on the Status of Minorities welcomes submissions from graduate students for an Undergraduate Workshop titled Future Faces of the Academy.

 

“So what are you going to do after you graduate?” Undergraduates are asked this question far too often. We invite undergraduates to engage in deep and open discussion with current graduate students about the “life after college” transition. Everybody’s journey is different: some students make the decision to apply to/attend graduate school; some join the workforce, while others engage in independent scholarly work. In this workshop we hope to specifically address the following common concerns disenfranchised students face as they transition on to graduate school:  deciding to take a gap year, how to remain academically active during the gap year(s), negotiating family obligations, imposter syndrome, the first year experience, and how to support one another within newly-formed cohorts.

 

In this workshop, we seek several graduate students from disenfranchised groups (racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, single parents, non-traditional age, etc.) to give short talks to undergraduates in attendance.  Afterward, we will open up the floor for general discussion.

 

This workshop is organized by Jenna L. O’Connor and Kevin Zevallos, Graduate Student Representatives serving on the ESS Status of Minorities Committee. Presenters must submit their abstracts through the ESS submission system athttps://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/frmLogin.aspx  by Oct 15, 2016.

  • In the “Submission Details” window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission.” Please note that you are not expected to present a paper in this workshop, but that you are expected to come with a very clear outline of the presentation you will make as part of this workshop.
  • Select the keyword “Graduate School:  Disenfranchised Students” for “Select the topic area that best describes your submission.”

Be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, and an abstract of 250 words or less.

 

 

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