Call for Papers: Civil Rights – The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements



Event Date: 

11/20/15 to 11/21/15

Location name: 

Durham, NC


Duke University School of Law

Call for Papers

Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements Conference 
Duke University School of Law, November 20-21, 2015

The Center for Law, Race and Politics at the Duke University School of Law will hold its Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements Conference on November 20-21, 2015. This symposium will examine the future of American civil rights through the interdisciplinary lens of critical race studies, bringing together scholars and practitioners from the legal and social science communities to engage with each other and create conversations towards a more equitable future.  We encourage paper and panel proposals on a wide range of topics including, but not exclusively encompassing, the following:

  • Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements in relation to
    • Race and Criminal Justice
    • Community Policing
    • Affirmative Action
    • Race and Healthcare
    • Undocumented students and immigration reform
    • School disciplinary policies and the school-to-prison pipeline
    • Minority communities, wealth, and access to credit
    • Reproductive rights
    • Passing and assimilation
    • Discourses about post-racialism
    • Multiracial identity
    • Race and the Workplace
    • Race and the Family
    • International conceptions of equality law

Each proposal must include a cover page with paper title, presenter, affiliation, and a current email contact, along with a C.V. of each presenter and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Please submit materials via email with the subject line: CRS Symposium Proposal.

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2015. Scholars whose submissions are selected for the symposium will be notified no later than July 15, 2015. We encourage early submissions, as selections will be made on a rolling basis.


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