Call for Proposals: "How Class Works" 2016 Conference at Stony Brook in June '16
Proposals are sought for "How Class Works-2016," a conference at SUNY Stony Brook set for June 9-11, 2016.
Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until Dec. 9, according to the guidelines below. For more information, visit www.stonybrook.edu/workingclass.
Purpose and orientation: This conference explores ways in which an explicit recognition of class helps to understand the social world and the variety of ways in which analysis of societies can deepen understanding of class as a social relationship across the globe. Theoretical and historical presentations should take as their point of reference the lived experience of class in the 20th and 21st centuries, within nations and internationally. Presentations are welcome from people outside academic life, when they sum up and reflect upon social experience in ways that contribute to conference themes and discussion. Formal papers are welcome but are not required. All presentations should be accessible to an interdisciplinary audience.
Conference themes: The conference welcomes proposals for sessions and presentations that advance understanding of any of the following themes:
How to submit proposals for How Class Works – 2016 Conference: Proposals for panel sessions (three or four papers) and roundtables that bring diverse perspectives and experiences into dialogue are welcome, including scholars with activists; those working on similar themes in different disciplines; as well as those working on similar issues in different parts of the world. Proposals for individual presentations are also welcome.
Proposals for presentations must include the following information(for session proposals, this information must be included for all proposed presentations, as well as indication of presenters’ willingness to participate): a) short descriptive title b) which of the conference themes will be addressed c) a maximum 250-word summary of the main subject matter, points and methodology d) relevant personal information indicating institutional affiliation (if any) and what training or experience the presenter brings to the proposal e) presenter’s name, address, telephone, fax and email address. A person may present in at most two conference sessions. To allow time for discussion, sessions will be limited to three 20-minute or four 15-minute principal presentations. Sessions will not include official discussants.
Submit proposals as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or as hard copy by mail to How Class Works - 2016 Conference, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Department of Economics, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4384.
Timetable: Proposals must be received by Dec. 9. After review by the program committee, notifications will be mailed by the end of January 2016. The conference will be at SUNY Stony Brook, June 9-11, 2016. Conference registration and housing reservations will be possible after March 7, 2016. Details and updates will be posted at http://www.stonybrook.edu/workingclass .
Conference coordinator: Michael Zweig, director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Department of Economics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4384; 631-632-7536; email@example.com.