Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CFP: Examining Race in the 21st Century at Monmouth University

THEME: Examining Race in the 21st Century

DATE: Thursday, November 11 – Saturday, November 13, 2010

VENUE: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

The idea of race continues to be controversial. In spite of different historical developments in various parts of the world, the meaning of race and its significance remains an open issue.

Some of the questions this conference will address are:

Why do the issues that surround race continue to be important?
Is race a useful construct?
How are systems of racial classification and identity manifested in social institutions and relationships?

We seek individual papers, panels, workshops, and posters that can include but are not restricted to the following topics:

Race and identity in different cultures
Race, gender, ethnicity, color, and class
Race in the Obama era
Race and diversity in higher education
The concept of post-racialism in history and society
Race and popular culture
Race and urbanization
Race change[s]: Racial formation, then and now
Race and identity in local and global perspective
Race, continuity, and change
Implications of racial discourse
Race and ethnicity: similarities and differences
Race and power
Race, Gender, Class
Race and Labor
Race in Politics

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley (Keynote)
Professor of History and American Studies
Associate Director, Center for Diversity and Democracy
Department of Ethnic Studies and History
University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Isar P. Godreau
Researcher and Director
Institute for Interdisciplinary Research
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Puerto Rico

Dr. Paul Finkelman
President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy
Senior Fellow, Government Law Center
Albany Law School
Albany, New York

Dr. Irene Silverblatt
Department of Cultural Anthropology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Rogers Smith
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Chair, Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
Department of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
College Park, Pennsylvania


Please send 250 word abstracts to Please visit the website at often for further updates.

Hettie V. Williams, Lecturer, African American History, Department of History and Anthropology,
Dr. Catherine Duckett, Associate Dean, School of Science, at

-- Nick J. Sciullo

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