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5th IAAB International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora

Added by admin on 2012-02-12

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2012-10-13
Last Date Last Day: 2012-10-14
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2012-04-02

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Conference Committee
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Address Address: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Conference Description:

IAAB is proud to announce the 5th IAAB International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora to take place October 13-14, 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Through a series of panels, workshops, and presentations, the 2012 IAAB Conference aims to engage a diverse array of academics, community leaders, artists, and members of the global Iranian diaspora. In addition to providing an open environment for productive and interactive dialog on cutting edge research, community programs, and cultural productions, the conference will also serve as an opportunity to build a stronger network of Iranians across our various borders.

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations and workshops at the 2012 Conference. Please see the Call for Presentations and submit your proposals online by April 2, 2012.

Proposal submissions
IAAB seeks original research and presentations from any discipline, with emphases on the following areas, in the format of a paper presentation, pre-arranged panel, or workshop:
- Oral and visual histories documenting the diaspora
- Refugee, transmigrant, and undocumented immigration experiences,rights and challenges
- Demographic studies based on recent data (e.g. 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Canadian Census, etc.)
- Collaboration across and between diaspora and immigrant communities
- The effects of sanctions on Iranians in diaspora
- Cultural production in diaspora (cinema, music, literature, TV, theater, new media, visual and performance art, curation, etc.)
- Fieldwork and case studies on local Iranian communities, particularly those outside the U.S. and in newer destinations (e.g. Malaysia)
- The role of social media and transnational networks in diaspora
- Emerging legal challenges in Iranian communities worldwide
- Second- and third-generation identity negotiations
- Historical analyses of Iranian diaspora communities pre-1979
- Studies of health-related community activism in the Iranian diaspora
- Effects of the global financial crisis on Iranians globally
- Challenging gender, sexuality, and racial taboos in the diaspora
- Innovative approaches to ethnic entrepreneurship and transnational economic networks
- Social work, family dynamics, and community needs-assessments in the Iranian diaspora
- Cutting-edge research in heritage language education
- Transnational politics and impacts of diaspora activism upon both domestic and Iranian issues
- Other topics regarding present conditions, contributions, or challenges faced by Iranians in diaspora
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