Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference

Established in 2008 our Annual Graduate Research Conference has grown into the premier forum for graduate students in the field of ethnic studies to come and present their work. We attract a great number of proposals from various universities, not just in Canada but also the United States, Europe and even Asia.

The main purpose of our conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to present their work in a professional yet convivial atmosphere in preparation for more formal settings.

Every year we are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of graduate faculty members who serve as discussants, and prepare thorough and insightful comments for each paper submitted. Our conference thus provides valuable feedback to those seeking publication of their research.

The conference is organized with the help of a committee of students from the Collaborative Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies. These students are often themselves presenters at the conference, and also serve as session chairs and timekeepers.

We also invite some of the most prominent and exciting scholars in ethnicity to be our keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. Past speakers have included: 2011 – Mary Waters (Harvard University), 2012 – Richard Alba (City University of New York) and 2013 – Jennifer Lee (University of California, Irvine).

Mary C. Waters Richard Alba  Jennifer Lee

 7th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Graduate Research Conference (Full Program and ABstracts NOW AVAILABLE)

P1030332This year’s conference was held on January 30-31, 2014 in Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto).

For a summary of the event please click here.




Full program and Abstracts

Conference Schedule

Thursday January 30, 2014  (Munk School of Global Affairs Room 108N)

08:30-08:45 Opening remarks
08:45-10:15 Session 1 “Migration”
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Session 2 “Integration”
12:20-12:45 LUNCH (Second Floor Lounge)
01:00-03:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE*
03:15-04:45 Session 3 “Immigration Law and Policy”

Barrington Walker*Keynote speaker: Professor Barrington Walker (History, Queen’s University)
Lecture title: Colonizing Nation: Historicizing the Canadian Racial State
Location: Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place
For details about this lecture (which is also part of our Harney Lecture Series), please see event poster

Friday January 31, 2014 (Munk School of Global Affairs Room 108N)

09:00-10:30 Session 4 “Health”
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Session 5 “Education”
12:00-12:45 LUNCH (Second Floor Lounge)
12:45:02:15 Session 6 “Community”
02:15-03:45 Session 7 “Identity”

For your reference (past conference programs):

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