MLA 2017 CFP: The Politics of Representing the Underrepresented

Do safe structures exist for graduate students to address diversity-related concerns about academic culture in humanities programs? Submit 250-word proposal and CV to Abstracts by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn (

The Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession invites presentations that consider the structures that may or may not exist for graduate students to discuss diversity in the humanities.

As many studies have shown, the relative paucity of diversity in the academy is not just relegated to the STEM fields. Humanities graduate students also face diversity-related concerns in the classroom, in mentorships, and on the job market. This panel asks participants to think about the structures by which diversity is still a problem, and structures and practices that can change academia for the better.

Please send 250-word proposal and CV to by 15 March 2016.

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