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CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Ethnicity, Race, International, And Class Concerns Caucus

Ethnicity, Race, International, And Class Concerns Caucus

Submission DEADLINE:  October 11, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention at Chicago O'Hare, Loews Hotel (Rosemont, IL)
April 14-19, 2020

Borders & Breakthroughs

The Ethnicity, Race, International, and Class Concerns Caucus invites papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and performance presentations that focus on topics and issues related to ethnicity, race, international experiences, and class. The purpose of the Ethnicity, Race, International, and Class Concerns Caucus is to promote the interests of faculty, students, and others interested in considering ways that we can understand, experience, challenge, decolonize, and breakdown borders, and celebrate the breakthroughs that shift and challenge our understanding of issues related to ethnicity, race, nationality, and class.

A range of topics encompassing the role, construction, embodiment, and criticism of borders and breakthroughs among diverse U.S. constituencies, communities, scholars and students, as well as scholarly dialogue in visible and invisible borders within nations, ethnically, and racially marked bodies, cultural practices and performances, ideologies, and academic disciplines, immigration, and breakthroughs that create a cultural shift are welcome. We especially encourage members to address issues highlighting different meanings, articulations, understandings, performances, and embodiments of the idea of border and breakthrough as well as offer new ways of thinking about borderlands as they intersect with issues relating to ethnicity, race, nationality, class, and globalization. We also welcome papers, panels, and performances that offer best teaching practices and propose new directions in scholarship that focus on intersecting identity markers and borders. We welcome a variety of research perspectives, including interpretive, critical, and social scientific approaches, as well as papers that apply, extend or develop theoretical approaches. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution. 

Guidelines for Submission
Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief 100-word abstract. The word “Student” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. Individuals who have never presented a paper at the CSCA convention should write “Debut” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. 
Panels: All Panel Proposals need a title, a brief abstract and rationale (150 words), name of person responsible for the program, as well as name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address of each panel participant. 
Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

All submissions must be received by Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 11:59 CST.
Requests for technology/media for the presentation must be made at the time of submission. Please only request media if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as media requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations.  

Only completed papers and panel proposals will be considered.  
If you have any questions, please contact:

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