The Refugee Cities Working Group at the Center for the Study of Social Difference is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for their upcoming 2-day Refugee Cities: Symposium on the Urban Dimensions of Forced Displacement. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 6, 2023.
More details from their official release follow.
Refugee Cities: Symposium on the Urban Dimensions of Forced Displacement
Columbia University, New York, NY
April 27-28, 2023
The Refugee Cities Working Group at the Center for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University, welcomes proposals for presentations at our forthcoming, interdisciplinary public symposium, “Refugee Cities: Urban Dimensions of Forced Displacement.”
The Refugee Cities Working Group's concerns lie at the intersection of urban studies and the humanitisc and social-justice-oriented study of the mass movement of people fleeing violence, war, and forced removal. This symposium will focus on the impact of refugees on cities and urban processes, both in the present moment and as a historical phenomenon. We welcome proposals from public intellectuals, artists and activists, as well as PhD candidates and faculty members at all stages in their careers and from any discipline, examining any place and time.
A keynote lecture will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 27, with all other presentations to be scheduled throughout the day on Friday, April 28. All events will take place at the Heyman Center, Columbia University, New York.
Please submit a brief description of your proposed presentation (maximum of 350 words) along with a short CV (maximum of 2 pages) as one, single pdf file to [email protected]. The deadline for sending your proposal is March 6, 2023.
This symposium and the Refugee Cities Working Group have been possible with support from the Center for the Study of Social Difference, as well as the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.