Identity Across the Curriculum

A Student-Led Conference with support of The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement 

All members of the University community are invited to attend.

Thank you for your interest in the Identity Across the Curriculum Conference. Due to the low number of submitted proposals, we are no longer hosting the conference during the spring 2017 semester. The conference will be rescheduled during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Registration 

Conference registration is currently closed. All attendees are encouraged to complete the Registration Form. Registered participants will receive additional information including a detailed schedule prior to the conference. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. 

Conference Schedule

The conference will be held from 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM. Panel discussions will begin at the top of each hour (9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm), with lunch served from noon-12:50pm.

The detailed conference schedule will be available prior to the conference. You are welcomed to join us for the entire conference or attend any portion that fits your schedule.

Call for Papers 

Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and reimagines  the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

We encourage students to submit presentations from across all disciplines, and the types of presentations we are interested in are varied.  We are also strongly interested in creative work—poetry, short stories, narratives—that tackle matters of identity at their core.

A few examples of potential presentations:

  • A feminist critique of how female bodies are presented on a popular television show or film
  • A historical analysis of the African-American poet Langston Hughes and how his race and sexuality potentially impacted his creative work
  • A sociological study of the representation of Hispanic women in the STEM disciplines
  • A sampling of poetry that delves into the culture of drag queens
  • A short story that illustrates the spatial realities for individuals with disabilities
  • An argument about the subversive potential of “Black Twitter”

As you can see, the types of presentations we are looking for can vary in format and topic. The conference is designed in such a way that students can have considerable agency in deciding their submission topics. Do not look at these hypotheticals as limitations, simply examples to get your creative energies flowing. Consider research and/or a paper that you have already written for a class as a starting point for your submission.

Note that the presentation must discuss, analyze, or creatively employ some register of identity. Additionally, the presentation must be specific and focused—and must be tailored to a short presentation time.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 662-915-1689 or inclusion@olemiss.edu.