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Economies of Affect Working Group

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011


A long-held assumption in the social sciences  has been that economic projects conflict with intimate, affective relationships in ways that render public and private spheres opposite to one another. Viewed as “individual” or “private,” emotions –sometimes used interchangeably with terms like feelings or sentiments– were seen as associated merely with the realm of an inner world, constructed as the opposite of reason, and thus inaccessible to social scientific inquiry. More recently, as the concept of affect has gained increased attention in several of the social sciences and humanities, scholars have used this concept to articulate new ways for thinking about power, inequality, and social relations more broadly.

Open to faculty and advanced graduate students in the NY-NJ Consortium (Columbia, CUNY, New School, NYU, Princeton, and Rutgers), the “Economies of Affect” working group will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.   The organizing concept “economies of affect” intends to highlight relations of power and inequality, aspects of state formation and imperial and colonial relations, distinct class, racial, and gender locations, and concerns with sexuality and racialization practices.  We are particularly interested in approaches that are empirically grounded and concerned with issues of social justice, inequality, and power.

The working group will run as a combination of workshop, reading group and guest lecture series.  Presenters will circulate their work in advance and receive comments from the rest of the group.  We envision this working group as a first step in the development of a multi-year collaborative project that may include a conference, public lectures, publications, and research grant proposals.

We welcome abstracts in any of the following areas:

The place of affect in colonial contexts, nation-building projects, markets, and transnational and global movements.

The role of affect in the production of racialized  and sexualized subjects

Affect and the production of personhood in cases where personhood becomes uncertain, questionable, or under siege within unevenly distributed fields of power.

Examinations of how affect may shape and/or be shaped by neoliberal economic practices.

Sentiments as criteria for knowledge production, conceptions of civility, production and sustenance of social hierarchies, and access to personal aspiration and citizenship.

Possible legal, social, and political consequences of the manifestation, articulation, and disciplining of emotions.

The working group will meet on selected Fridays from 12-2 pm, five times a semester during the AY 2011-2012. The location of the meetings will alternate between the campuses of CUNY-Baruch College and Rutgers-New Brunswick.  A more detailed schedule of meetings will be circulated later in the summer.

Those interested in participating in the Economies of Affect working group should submit an abstract of the project that they will be presenting (500 words) and a current CV by June  15, 2011.  The abstract and CV should be emailed to the working group coordinators Prof. Ulla Berg ( <> ) and Prof. Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas ( <> ).

This working group is co-sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University and the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU.
HACU celebrates its Silver Anniversary in 2011

HACU will celebrate its silver anniversary in 2011 with various conferences and events scheduled throughout the year. The following are events planned during the spring and fall semesters:

At the end of February, HACU will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico to host an International Conference, “Building Bridges for Cooperation in International Education.” The conference, taking place Feb. 23-25, will provide an opportunity to highlight the latest trends, model programs, research and cutting-edge issues of importance to the international Hispanic higher education community.

At the beginning of April, HACU will convene in Washington, D.C., for its National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education. The April 4-5 gathering will provide a forum for individuals and institutions to advocate on behalf of Hispanic higher education and play an active role in shaping and promoting an agenda for members of the newly-elected 112th Congress. The second day of the Capitol Forum will include visits to Capitol Hill with some delegations being led by college presidents and leaders of higher education institutions.

During the fall semester, HACU will celebrate its 25th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, where the association was founded in 1986. A preconference event on Oct. 29 will kick off conference activities with HACU’s 10th Annual Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute. The Institute will provide a dynamic forum including speakers, panels, a career networking workshop, and small group discussions. HACU’s 25th Annual Conference, “25 Years of Championing Hispanic Higher Education,” Oct. 29-31, will provide a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. HACU’s 25th Anniversary Gala: Honoring Our Founders, will take place on the last day of the conference. Tables and individual tickets to the gala are available.

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The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS)

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) is now accepting panel and paper proposals for the March 10-13, 2011 Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Proposals from all disciplines are encouraged, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology. Panels should consist of three presenters and a chair/commentator. Individual paper proposals are also welcome. Papers can be in either English or Spanish. Please provide names, professional affiliations, email addresses, and a one paragraph abstract of the paper or panel you propose.

The deadline for proposal applications is: December 15, 2010. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
Paul Hart
SCOLAS President

Please send panel or paper applications to
The conference will be at the Sheraton Old San Juan, located in the old colonial part of the city.
To find out more, visit our website at
Please direct questions about papers, panels, or the conference to Dr. Paul Hart at

Paul Hart
Dept of History
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2067

IMMIGRATION AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Envisioning Schools, Communities and Policies of Acceptance

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

IMMIGRATION AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Envisioning Schools, Communities and Policies of Acceptance

Proposals being accepted for Workshops and Presentations

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 8, 2010

Saturday, March 19, 2011

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The City College of New York

160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

There is no better place to look carefully at immigration, in its broadest sense, than here in the city referred to as “The Crossroads of the World”, and especially at City College, an institution that has been educating immigrant students for more than 100 years. The CCNY School of Education is excited to bring together students, educators, community members and politicians from NYC and beyond to address this timely and important topic.

Please consider being part of this event!

Submit a proposal for a workshop or presentation today.

The CCNY School of Education invites teachers, youth workers, community organizers, university faculty,

students, school administrators, policy-makers, community members, and immigrants to share their expertise. Conference organizers are seeking proposals for workshops and presentations that fit within the conference theme: Envisioning Schools, Communities and Policies of Acceptance.

Proposals may focus on areas related to schooling of immigrant students; teaching the topic of immigration; advocacy and immigration support information; immigration policies and laws that impact students and their families; regional and global immigration issues; and many other related topics.

Visit our Website to access the Proposal Form.

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 8, 2010

Questions? Call 212-650-5248, or email:

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