Mellon Emerging Scholars Conference “Sustaining Diverse and Inclusive Communities”

Country: USA

City: New York

Abstr. due: 15.08.2017

Dates: 13.11.17 — 14.11.17

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

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Organizers: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Queens College


Thanks to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Queens College has undertaken a  three -year project led by faculty and students to advance understanding and formulate plans of action that  foster diversity and inclusion in urban communities and higher education.   As part of this, the College will  host a two -day conference to showcase research by emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

The two -day conference will be held on November 13 -14, 2017, on the Queens College campus located in the  heart of the world’s most diverse urban place.   Our students hail from 150 different countries and speak 70  different languages.   The conference will afford ample opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange and  contribute to the professiona l development of the emerging scholars who participate as well as for students  and faculty from across CUNY.

A special reception for undergraduates, held on the first evening of the  conference, will provide them a chance to meet and talk with conference pr esenters and attendees to learn  more about shared fields of interest and careers in higher education.   Conference proceedings will be  broadcast via the web and also captured for later podcasts, thus amplifying their impact.   Publication of  selected papers as a book is also planned.   Finally, time will be set aside for interviews arranged in advance of  the conference for open faculty positions at Queens College and other CUNY campuses to take advantage of  this recruitment opportunity to enhance faculty diver sity.

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