[URBANTH-L] CFP: Contemplating Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 23 12:12:24 EDT 2008

CFP: Contemplating Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts
Location: Ontario, Canada
Submission Deadline: October 4, 2008

Immigration and Settlement Studies-Ryerson University
Graduate Student Conference
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

The Immigration and Settlement Studies program is pleased to announce the 
First Annual Graduate Student Conference, to take place on the 4th of 
October 2008 at Ryerson University. Immigration and Settlement Studies is 
the first interdisciplinary program in Canada focusing on migration and 
settlement issues past, present, and future. The organizing committee 
considers the importance of academic involvement in issues that are both 
community and globally oriented. Given the renewed debates surrounding 
immigration issues such as Bill C-50, the Commission on Reasonable 
Accommodation, Temporary workers, and the Canadian Experience Class, among 
others, we consider the timing of this conference to be particularly 
relevant. This event offers graduate students across all disciplines the 
opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow students 
in a professional, intellectually vibrant, and supportive forum.

The theme for this year's conference is Contemplating Migration and 
Settlement in Global and Local Contexts. We are especially interested in 
papers that address the following issues:

. Social location and its impact on migration
. Empire, colonialism
. Transnationalism: understanding citizenship, diasporas
. The settlement experience: breaking barriers, building bridges
. Representations of the immigrant in media and literature
. Policy matters

Presenters should be current graduate students or students who have recently 
completed graduate studies (2 years).We also encourage submissions from the 
visual, sound and performing arts. All accepted art submissions will be 
exhibited at the conference location.

We encourage all students interested in presenting at the conference to 
submit an abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please include a 
separate information sheet containing the following:

1) Name
2) Affiliation: Institution/Department/Program of Study
3) Email address
4) Title of abstract as it appears on submission
5) A short personal profile of no more than 5 lines.

Abstracts and personal information forms in WORD format should be submitted 
electronically at ISSgradconference at gmail.com no later than August 22nd, 
2008. We will notify all authors about acceptance of their papers by 
September 5th, 2008. Presenters of the accepted papers will be then asked to 
send PowerPoint slides or a brief summary (no more than 2 pages in length) 
by September 12th, 2008.

For more information, please contact the organising committee at 
ISSgradconference at gmail.com

ISS Organizing Committee
Ryerson University
Email: issgradconference at gmail.com 

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