SIGLO XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis
Fourth Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research
February 23-25, 2012
City University of New York
CONFERENCE TITLE AND THEME - SIGLO XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis
The IUPLR Fourth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference will encourage the exploration of current realignments stemming from the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, the U.S. economic downturn, and Great Recession that have been a factor in a restructuring of American life. What we are seeing as a shift in the social environment is leading to a new stratification, giving rise to extreme conservatism, increasing the national levels of unemployment and therefore, augmenting disparities in education, health and economic status. In light of these current conditions, the conference seeks to elucidate how U.S. Latinos are forging the future.
The 2012 Siglo XXI Conference will convene members of the IUPLR network of scholars and researchers, as well as faculty of other national institutions, to provide an assessment and look at current research on Latino education, health, politics, civic engagement, labor and economics, immigration, the arts, culture and society. Through dialogue and the sharing of new academic research and scholarship, the conference will explore issues affecting the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.
The three-day conference will consist of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and workshops. The conference will feature the IUPLR Distinguish Lecture Luncheon and will present a special tribute to an individual to recognize his/her intellectual contributions in the field of Latino Studies.
Panel sessions will be 90 minutes in length with three presenters and a discussant with ample time for a Q&A period towards the end of each session. Each paper should be 20 minutes in length or 12-15 pages long.
This national gathering is sponsored by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Notre Dame; The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY; Dominican Studies Institute at City College, CUNY; The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College, CUNY; The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; The Institute for Latino Studies at The University of Notre Dame; and Southwest Airlines.
We invite you to submit a two-page/500 word paper abstract on the following themes:
- The U.S. economy new normal, labor disparities and unemployment
- Demographics and the urban space
- The housing crisis and U.S. Latinos
- Political mobilization, redistricting and voting transformations
- Leadership and politics with Latinos in political positions
- Gender issues, disparities and inequalities
- The male crisis in education
- New expressions and the internalization of crisis (art & literature)
- The Latino social psyche in a time of crisis
- Immigration and immigrant populations: networks, solidarity, closure
- Education and English language learners
- Religion, spirituality and health interventions
- Issues of identity in the context of a time of crisis
- Identity in academia and the need for a reconciliation of the humanities and the social sciences
- Ideological polarization and extreme conservatism
- The crisis and the Latino middle class
- Resilience in organizations with new forms and strategies
Paper abstracts and brief CVs should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 17, 2011.
SELECTION PROCESS AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
The conference program committee will select the papers that will be presented at the conference and selected panelists will be notified via e-mail by November 2011. Each selected panelist will be expected to submit a finished paper for distribution to their co-panelists and discussant not later than the end of January 2012.
All accepted presenters must pre-register and pay registration fees for Siglo XXI 2012 or their names will not appear on the program. In addition, each IUPLR member center and/or individual faculty member presenting or attending will be responsible for registering and for the total cost incurred in his/her participation. There are no grants-in-aid available.
|Online Early Bird Registration - Until January 23, 2012
|CUNY City College, Hunter College & John Jay Students with ID
|Distinguished IUPLR Lecture Luncheon
Registration fee includes: Admittance to all sessions, workshops, art exhibitions and book fair; admittance to the Welcoming Reception on Thursday; admittance to the Reception on Friday; admittance to Closing Event on Saturday; admittance to Artists' Studio tours; Siglo XXI Conference Program booklet
TRAVEL AND LODGING
All registered participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel and transportation.The Holiday Inn Midtown
A block of rooms has been reserved for the convenience of participants at:
440 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Special rate for Siglo XXI attendees is $139 + taxes (14.75% state + $3.50 occupancy) per night.
The deadline to secure this special rate is January 23, 2012 or when the room block is sold out.
To make your reservation, please use Group Code XLS
Contact at hotel: Ms. Denise Mondrey-Brunson, Sr. Sales Manager
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Maria Elena Bessignano at 574-631-3481 or Olga Herrera at 202-974-6282.