American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Announcements and Calls for Abstracts, Proposals and Papers

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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Young Scholars Symposium

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce our annual Virgilio Elizondo Distinguished Visiting Professorship named for our esteemed senior ILS colleague, the eminent theologian, Fr. Virgilio Elizondo. Our visiting professor for this year is Dr. Davíd Carrasco, the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School, joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. 


Professor Carrasco’s activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. We seek applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations. Successful nominees will attend Professor Carrasco’s public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Carrasco and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events, which will take place April 9-10, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame.


Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of your dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of your proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of your progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor Carrasco’s expertise and mentorship will enhance your research. Please submit your application materials no later than January 15, 2015 to

Special Conference Track on Geopolitics in Latin America

You may find the Special Conference Track on Geopolitics in Latin America to be of interest. More information can be found at:

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service/nonprofit professionals, will be hosting its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida in the spring of 2015 and is currently accepting abstracts/proposals. This year’s conference theme is: “Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City”. However, in keeping with its tradition, UAA also encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics. For a complete listing of these topics please visit:

Some notable Conference highlights include: a Special Conference Track on Geopolitics in Latin America, a Special Conference Track on Urban Health, a series of Graduate Student Workshops (ex: The Dissertation Process, Getting Your First Job-Academic and Non-Academic, Publishing), and a Workshop on Urban Education Policy Advocacy.

The abstract/proposal deadline is October 1, 2014.

For more information about the 45th Annual Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Conference please visit:

Conference Dates:
April 8-11, 2015

Conference Location:
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 577-1000