Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

GPSS Academic Conference: Poster Deadline Extended

Posted: 3/13/2017 (Local Events)

The Critical Role of Graduate and Professional Students in Post-Election America

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has defined the current state of local, national, and global politics. In this moment, it is critical that we 1) reassess our roles as graduate and professional students within the university community, 2) insist upon our dedication to academic freedom, and 3) assert our commitments to equity as well as the safety of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

This conference invites graduate and professional students across all three campuses of the University of Washington to address the following questions: How do you position yourself and your work at the university in relation to the current geopolitical climate? Specifically, how does your work contribute to the university community, the preservation of academic freedom, the project of creating equitable societies, and/or the safety and wellbeing of people imperiled by current social and political formations?

To answer these questions, this conference emphasizes interdisciplinary conversation and intersectional approaches to academic and professional work. We encourage applicants to propose presentations, panels, or posters that address one or more of the themes in the link below.

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Date: 05/06/2017

Deadline: 03/31/2017

Location: University of Washington, HUB