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Conferences and Colloquia


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The English Graduate Organization sponsors and schedules several conferences and colloquia throughout the academic year. These events are open to all graduate students and are designed to foster academic and professional development.


Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

  • Theme: “Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality” 
  • Date: March 7–8, 2014

The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites presentations for their 2014 annual interdisciplinary conference from all academic disciplines. We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, poster presentations, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of inequality. We are interested in proposals that explore historical, racial, sexual, and socio-economic inequalities in multiple fields, the changes that inequality has brought to different fields of study, and the representations of inequalities.

Download the Call for Proposals for more details and submission guidelines. 

To register for the conference, please complete the Registration Form.

Keynote Speaker

George YancyDr. George Yancy, professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University. Author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race and others. He received his BA (with honors) in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, his first master’s degree from Yale University in Philosophy, and his second master's degree in Africana Studies from NYU, where he received distinguished fellowship. His PhD (with distinction) is in Philosophy from Duquesne University. His work focuses primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience. He has authored, edited, or co-edited 17 books, 39 academic articles, and 32 book chapters. His first authored book received an honorable mention from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, and three of his edited books have received CHOICE outstanding academic book awards. He is co-editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, and he is an ex officio member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Blacks in Philosophy. He has also recently become Philosophy of Race Series editor at Lexington Books. He has twice won the Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He is currently working on two edited books and a new authored book.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014 

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