ANNOUNCEMENT

Graduate Student Conference

“THE IMPACT OF THE BROWN DECISION ON AMERICAN EDUCATION AND SOCIETY”

Friday, April 2, 2004
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

As part of the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Teachers College, Columbia University is sponsoring a Graduate Student Conference. Graduate students working on masters or doctoral studies, or collaborating with advisors or mentors on research projects, are encouraged to apply. Topics and areas include: Law and Education, Disability Studies, Educational History, Politics and Economics of Education, Social Work, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Journalism, Critical Race Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Curriculum Studies, and Higher Education. The purpose is to highlight the perspectives of the next generation of scholars and researchers on the historic Brown decision.

Individuals interested in participating in the conference can apply by submitting the following: name, mailing address, e-mail address, institutional and departmental affiliation, title of paper, and a one-page (200 word) abstract. This information should be sent to the address below no later than 2 February 2004.

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an upcoming Special Issue of The Journal of African American History devoted to “Brown v. Board of Education, 1954-2004: Fifty Years of Social and Educational Change in the United States.”
The call for papers.

For further information and to apply, contact:

Prof. V.P. Franklin
Program in History and Education
Teachers College, Box 204
525 West 120th Street
New York, New York 10027

Phone: 212-678-8103
E-mail: vpf9@columbia.edu