Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial,
transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the
institutionalization of social, cultural and political orders based on
dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and
the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of
racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses
local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.
Conference Description: Global Mixed
Race, the third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be
hosted at DePaul University in Chicago, Nov. 13-15, 2014. It will bring
together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to
facilitate a global conversation about the transnational,
transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies.
Keynote Speaker: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain is
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University Ireland
Maynooth. Her research interests are: “race/ethnicity, multiraciality,
Asian Americans, beauty pageants, gender, children, migration and the
globalization of love.” She is the author of Pure Beauty:
Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants (Minnesota, 2006) and
coediter, along with Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Paul Spickard, and
Miri Song, of Global Mixed Race (New York University Press, forthcoming 2014).
Registration: Conference registration
is free, compliments of DePaul University, however, registration is
still required. You are highly encouraged to register early, but
“day-of,” or “walk-in,” registration will also be permitted. Confirmed
presenters must register by October 1, 2014, in order to be recognized in
the printed program.” Register here.
For more information about preferred hotels, panels and paper proposals,
and more, please visit the Critical Mixed Race Studies site.