Please join us for an inaugural interdisciplinary research symposium for underrepresented minority graduate students to be held on Friday, May 19, 2017. This conference is designed to highlight the work of underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars including all intersectional identities within the URM community at the University of Chicago. This event is student organized and sponsored by UChicagoGRAD, the School of Social Service Administration, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Chicago Center for Teaching, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and UChicago Urban.
The theme of the symposium "Transcending Boundaries: Research and Scholarship in an Uncertain Era" encourages scholars to reflect on our current political and social climate and how that might affect our research and scholarship in the present as well as the years to come. We welcome scholarly proposals from all disciplines, time periods, regions, and locales. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of color at the intersections of all identities from all divisions are encouraged to apply.
The symposium will feature a lunchtime keynote address given by Eve Ewing, current Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago and incoming Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. In addition to thematic panel discussions the symposium will host a Research Lightning Round. During the Lightning Round, scholars are given 3 minutes to explain their research to an interdisciplinary audience. The lightning round is designed to give UChicago underrepresented minority scholars the opportunity to briefly share and promote their work in a low-stakes but high-energy setting.
Organized by Jasmine Benjamin (Doctoral Candidate, Political Science) and Sonia Gomez (Doctoral Candidate, History)— Higher Education Interns For Graduate & Postdoctoral Diversity & Inclusion