Mellon Emerging Scholars Conference “Sustaining Diverse and Inclusive Communities”
City: New York
Abstr. due: 15.08.2017
Dates: 13.11.17 — 14.11.17
Area Of Sciences: Sociology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: Michael.Wolfe@qc.cuny.edu
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.
Conference Web-Site: http://mellondiversity.qc.cuny.edu/2017-conference-call-for-papers/