Hybrid Notions in Cultural Studies & Beyond

Event information
Venue:MMC - GC 150

The Graduate Student Associations for the Departments of Africa and African Diasporas Studies, Latin America and Caribbean Center and Global & Sociocultural Studies Present

Graduate Student Conference and Workshop: Hybrid Notions in Cultural Studies and Beyond

January 30, 2014| FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - GC 150| 9:00am-3:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island

This conference is intended to examine hybridity in cultural studies, social sciences, and the arts. Papers may be empirical or theoretical and should highlight diverse and intersecting perspectives of knowledge and methods. Student papers are not restricted to the above theme as we are seeking a diverse body of presentations reflecting the multiplicity of the associated departments and their disciplinary objectives.

Potential themes and topics include, but are not limited to:

Racial Politics, feminities and political organizing in the African Diaspora or Latin America, personal narratives and autoethnographic methods in knowledge production, theorizing experience, reflections on field research, activism in the academy, sexuality in the Carribean and beyond, arts-based interventions in the treatment of illness, and hybrid creative-critical pieces.

Papers will be grouped thematically in panel discussions and each panel will be moderated by an FIU faculty member.