MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AT UTPA will host 2013 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference
February 21-23, 2013
Chican@ Studies !Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
This call for proposals centers on the ways in which academic research, creative activities, pedagogy, and activism can directly affect and become embedded in these communities. The conference seeks to bring together scholars, teachers, artists, activists, and other individuals or groups dedicated to Chican@ Studies and Latin@ Studies. With a trans-/extra-disciplinary approach, the 2013 annual conference will represent areas of concern in Chican@, Latin@, Ethnic, Gender, and Critical Race Studies, History, Philosophy, Art, Literature, Theatre and Performance, Music, Social Psychology, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and other approaches concerned with social justice.
Proposals on the methods and outcomes of participatory or action research are particularly encouraged. The program will feature panels on Human Rights, Critical Pedagogies and Epistemologies, Native Issues, Decolonization / Democratization, Gender and LGBTQ Issues, Race and Racialization, Politics, Language, Transnationalism and Immigration.
Those with experience as students, teachers, activists, scholars, artists, and other community members are invited to submit the following types of proposals: panels, papers, performances, posters/exhibits, creative activities, testimonios, round tables, film screenings, workshops, and other innovative presentations. Professional development workshops related to the conference theme will be offered as part of pre-conference activities on Thursday, February 21. Submit proposals by December 1, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your proposal, include the type of presentation, title, an abstract of 150-120 words, your full contact information, and any audiovisual requests. Proposals and presentations need not be in English. For more information please contact MAS Graduate Assistant Leslie Cantu at email@example.com.