We invite you to join us as we explore the potential meanings and practical implications of “intellectual activism,” which, as a political praxis of knowledge production, validation, and distribution, can take many different forms. By focusing on the notion of “intellectual activism,” the conference aims to open a critical discursive space to question and re-imagine the role of the university in maintaining and/or disrupting the systems and operations of power within and through which the institution functions.
We look forward to a day of inspiring dialogues that engage graduate students from all social sciences and humanities inter/disciplines, artists and activists working to bring social justice on various political fronts. We encourage proposals that investigate “intellectual activism” from political, historical, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical, economic, feminist, postcolonial, literary, queer, etc. perspectives. For more information, check out the conference website here
Proposals of 200-400 words should be submitted at http://bit.ly/15Ch9jT
no later than 12:00 midnight on November 30, 2013
. For questions about the conference, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information about the Language, Literacy and Culture PhD program, visit http://llc.umbc.edu
. The invitations to the conference will be sent out via email by January 15, 2014.