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February 27 Call for Applications: CUNY at the Crossroads

The Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce the Graduate Student Poster Session as part of the third biennial conference, CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity and Intersectionality in Action on March 31, 2017. The purpose of the Poster Session is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to share their work and generate conversations with conference participants.

Proposals are due on Monday, February 27, 2017. We are looking for proposals of completed research as well as works in progress. Twenty students will be selected from the applicant pool given limited space. Successful applicants will receive notification by e-mail. Detailed instructions for the preparation of posters will be sent to successful applicants only. All accepted presenters will be invited to register for the conference. The Poster Session will take place from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Conference Themes
Intersectional Identities age, ableism, appearance, culture, gender identity, immigration status, race/ethnicity/nationality, religion, sexual identit(ies), and socioeconomic status

New Knowledge on Diversity and Inclusion microaggressions, unconscious and implicit bias, stereotype threat, racial battle fatigue, new definitions of diversity and neodiversity, diversity as public good or commodity, working class scholarship, conceptual frameworks on inclusion and diversity, inequity and privilege in the academy, race as a social construct, public education and social justice, post-racial society: reality or fantasy?, white racial identity, and critical race theory

Classroom Inclusiveness and Student Engagement effectively teaching CUNY’s students, facilitating learning by encouraging diverse perspectives, pipeline to the professoriate, student-centered pedagogy, trigger warnings, role of the humanities in critical thinking, gender bias in STEM disciplines, formerly incarcerated students, globalism: study abroad and/or international students, the demise of ethnic studies, multigenerational classrooms, deficit model and bias

Robust Cultural Competencies intent and impact of language, campus intergroup dialogues, role of mindfulness, empathy and self-reflection, affirmative action as a tool for social justice, strategies to improve the campus climate, social media: benefit or curse?, popular culture and its influence, campus community engagement, demographic transitions

The Proposal
Proposals should be a maximum of 250 words, including narrative, section headers, and citations. (Tables, figures, and end-of-text references do not count against the word limit.) Each proposal should include the following about the research: objective(s), theoretical framework(s), methods, results (or anticipated findings), and educational significance. Please indicate how research engages with the conference themes.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee. The research proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • CUNY doctoral student must be active at the time of submission,
  • Poster presentation is understandable to an expert and non-expert,
  • Research questions, significance, methods and conclusions are clearly stated and,
  • The work showcases conference themes to spark inclusive dialogue with conference participants.

Research Posters
Posters are widely used by the academic community and most conferences offer poster sessions designed to summarize information or research and to help publicize it and generate discussion.

The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. At a conference, the researcher stands by the poster display while other participants can come and view the presentation and interact with the author.

Email: ORD@
DUE DATE: February 27, 2017

Applications must include the following and be submitted as one PDF document:

  • Name
  • Department/Campus
  • Doctoral Level
  • Contact Information (including mailing address, email address, and phone number)
  • Poster Title
  • Proposal (250 words)

For any questions about the Poster Session, please contact Victoria Stone-Cadena at