Emerging Scholars – Disability and Diversity in Education, Law, and Society – Orange, CA

Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies and School of Law invite proposals for the first Emerging Scholars Conference at Chapman University. The conference will take place September 23-24, 2011. The theme is Exploring Difference: Disability and Diversity in Education, Law, and Society. Proposals are due by April 15, 2011.

This conference seeks to explore issues of disability, diversity, and human rights in education, the social sciences, humanities, and law. Emerging scholars—including doctoral students, law students, new faculty and researchers in education, social sciences, humanities and law—are invited to come together and share their work.

Particular interest will be given to proposals that:
• explore and promote understanding of the social model of disability in various contexts such as culture, history, architecture, and education;
• examine issues of diversity in education and law; and,
• consider human rights perspectives in education and law.

Conference submissions should include (a) a 150-word abstract, and (b) a summary of no more than 1000 words (not including references) describing your paper that includes focus, methodology (if applicable), conclusion, and implications. Proposals must include the title of the paper or presentation, the author(s) name(s) and affiliations, and contact information.

Please inform the conference committee of any accommodation needs.

Please direct questions to Dr. Philip Ferguson at pferguson [at] chapman.edu in the College of Educational Studies or Marisa Cianciarulo at cianciar [at] chapman.edu in the School of Law.

Proposals must be submitted as a Word or PDF document only. Format requirements:
• Presenter’s name(s), affiliation, email, and phone number. If more than one presenter, list all names and indicate
who is the primary contact person for the proposal.
• Topic that best describes your session (see list of suggested topics above).
• Title of session (maximum 15 words).
• Summary/abstract (150 words).
• Proposal description (1,000 words).
• Proposals are due no later than April 15, 2011.
• Send proposals as attachments to Dr. Philip Ferguson, conference co-chair, at CES [at] Chapman.edu.