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CFP: Transformation & Continuity in Cuba Int'l Conference March 20-21, 2020

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    Nashieli Marcano
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    The main theme for Kennesaw State University’s Year of Cuba International Conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to the multiple, enriching, and conflicting intersections taking place in this country. This forum serves as a platform to engage in scholarly conversations that will contribute to understanding the complexities of Cuba, generating new forms of engagement and learning, and appreciating the many forms of Cuban’s resiliency and contributions to the world.

    We invite proposals (in English or Spanish) for academic papers across the disciplines that think critically about Cuba related topics, not limited to the following:

    • Social Issues – Same-Sex Marriage, Journalism, Social Justice, and Community Development
    • Economic Issues – Equity, Mobility, Tourism, Remittances, Investment and Healthcare
    • Cultural Studies – Race, Class and Gender; Cuisine, Sports, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Artivism
    • Historic Preservation – Architecture, Memory, Storytelling, Museum Studies
    • Religious Studies – Cuban Santería, Jewish Heritage, Christianity, and Secularism
    • Cuban History –Slave Trade, Colonialism, Revolución, Post-Castro Cuba
    • Environmental Studies- Climate Change, Disaster Response, and Sustainability
    • Cuba-U.S. Relations – Spanish American War, the Embargo, the Cuban Thaw, and the Role of Baseball
    • Cuban Americans & Transnational Cuba – Cuban Communities Across the Globe
    • Technology & Science –Internet, Youth Activism, Advances in Medicine and Emergency Response

    For additional context on the Year of Cuba and the conference visit https://dga.kennesaw.edu/yearof/cuba/)

    Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts: To participate, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words describing the focus of your proposed paper or panel, the methodology employed, and the general argument. At the top of the abstract, type your name, institutional affiliation, position or title, contact phone number, and e-mail. If you wish to propose a panel, please submit the title and abstract for each paper, along with the names and institutional affiliation of all panelists. Save in one Word or RTF document and attach the document to an email message. Type “Year of Cuba Conference” in the subject line and send it to Dr. Dan Paracka at dparacka@kennesaw.edu.

    Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is October 1, 2019. Select Papers will be eligible for publication in a Special Issue of KSU’s peer reviewed Journal of Global Initiatives focused on Cuba. Examples of previous journals can be accessed at https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/

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