M.I.X.E.D: Multidisciplinary.Intersectional.Xchanging.Empowering.Dialogues Art Show Call for Entries

Posted in Arts, Forthcoming Media, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-09-28 20:16Z by Steven

M.I.X.E.D: Multidisciplinary.Intersectional.Xchanging.Empowering.Dialogues Art Show Call for Entries

2014-08-29

M.I.X.E.D is a 100% volunteer run event & art show created in order to make space for progressive discussion around mixed-race identity and our many other intersecting identities. To learn more about “intersectionality”, please visit: http://mixed-me.ca/intersectionality

This year’s event will take place on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. The accompanying art show will take place May 1, 2015 -May 8th, 2015. The opening reception will take place May 1st, 2015.

  • Visual art due date: November 3rd, 2014
  • Facilitator due date: November 3rd, 2014
  • Performance art due date: January 16th, 2015

Submission guidelines can be found here.

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Are you in an Asian and White American interracial marriage?

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Media Archive, Social Science, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-03-13 23:15Z by Steven

Are you in an Asian and White American interracial marriage?

University of California, Berkeley
Center for Race and Gender; Department of Gender and Women’s Study; Department of Sociology
2014-03-13

Louise Ly

Does race and ethnic difference matter in your life?

Hi, my name is Louise Ly. I’m a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m interested in learning about whether or not racial and ethnic difference matter in the lives of intermarried Chinese- and Indian-Americans and White Americans.

Background

Some scholars of immigration argue that intermarriage signals a lessening of ethnic difference among intermarried partners and groups who then come to be seen as more similar and equal. Does this thesis reflect your experience? Is your experience different?

Interview Details

  • Interviews involve questions about marriage, family, ethnic/racial experiences
  • Take about 1½ to 2 hours
  • Completely confidential, and will take place at a time and place of your choice

Please contact me at louisely@berkeley.edu or (510) 542-9628, if you would like to schedule time an interview or have any questions.

This study is sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women’s Study, and Sociology Department. It is approved by UC Berkeley’s Committee for Protection of Human Subjects.

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Help Out a New Study Looking at Sharing Preferences for Biracial Children!

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-02-07 01:34Z by Steven

Help Out a New Study Looking at Sharing Preferences for Biracial Children!

Tufts University
2014-02-06

Sarah Gaither, M.S.
Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Do you have a child (age 3-8 years) that is either biracial Black/White or biracial Asian/White and live in the Boston area? We have a new study looking at sharing preferences in mixed-race kids!

We are running an in-lab psychology study looking at learning and sharing preferences of mixed-race children at Tufts University in Medford which takes around 30 minutes to complete! We can arrange for free parking if needed and your child will also get some cool stickers to take home. Plus you will be helping out one of the first studies involving biracial children!

If you are interested or want more information, please email us at tuftssociallab@gmail.com and mention the study name: “Biracial Sharing Study.”

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Research Project on “Mixed Race” Identity: Call for Edmonton, Canada Area Participants

Posted in Canada, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Social Science, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-02-01 14:22Z by Steven

Research Project on “Mixed Race” Identity: Call for Edmonton, Canada Area Participants

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
2014-01-31

Jillian Paragg, Ph.D. Student
Department of Sociology

Are you of mixed racial background? Do you/have you identified as “mixed race”, “multiracial”, or with other “mixed” self-identifications (i.e. biracial, mulatto, eurasian, happa, creole etc.)? Do other people identify you as “mixed”?

I am looking for residents in the Edmonton area to participate in life story interviews who:

  • are 40-60 years of age
  • are of mixed racial parentage
  • were born in Canada or have been in Canada since the 1970s

I am conducting a project on mixed race identity for my doctoral dissertation in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. The purpose of the project is to explore respondents’ experiences growing up and living as “mixed race” during the multicultural era in Canada.

Interviews will involve a minimum of two sittings, each taking at least 1 to 1.5 hours – for a total time commitment of 2 to 3 hours.

If you would like to be part of this study or have questions, please contact paragg@ualberta.ca (by March at the latest). This project is supervised by Dr. Sara Dorow, who can be contacted at sara.dorow@ualberta.ca. Please feel free to pass this call for participants on to anyone in the Edmonton area who may be interested in participating.

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Call for Biracial/Racial Ambiguity Person Perception Data

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-01-17 08:46Z by Steven

Call for Biracial/Racial Ambiguity Person Perception Data

The Stigma, Health, and Close Relationships Lab
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2014-01-15

The The Stigma, Health, and Close Relationships Lab is currently conducting a systematic review of research on person construal and evaluation of biracial/mixed-race and/or racially ambiguous targets. We would like to include unpublished, in press, and published data produced since 2000 in this review. If you have any results that a) manipulate a target’s biracial/multiracial or ambiguous status through any means (visual presentation, racial label, ancestry, etc.) and b) include categorization (such as deliberate or automatic racial categorization or data that reflect categorization such as memory data) or evaluation (stereotyping, hiring decisions, liking, interaction outcomes or other person perception data), we would be grateful if you would forward your work to us. If the data is unpublished, please include a brief summary of the methodology and findings and/or send a clearly marked dataset.

All papers and questions can be forwarded to: biracialreview@gmail.com

Thanks for your assistance.

Diana T. Sanchez, Associate Professor of Psychology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Danielle Young, Postdoctoral Scholar
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Kristin Pauker, Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Sarah E. Gaither
Department of Psychology
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

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“Global Mixed Race,” the 3rd biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be held at DePaul University in Chicago November 13-15, 2014.

Posted in Forthcoming Media, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2014-01-02 04:08Z by Steven

“Global Mixed Race,” the 3rd biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be held at DePaul University in Chicago November 13-15, 2014.

Critical Mixed Race Studies
2013-09-16

Conference Description: Global Mixed Race, the third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be hosted at DePaul University in Chicago, November 13th-15th, 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.

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: http://condor.depaul.edu/dpulas/cmrs/2014/

Proposals: We invite panels, roundtables, and papers that address the conference theme, although participants are also welcome to submit proposals that speak to their own specialized research, pedagogical, or community-based interests. The primary criterion for selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its connection to the conference theme. Proposals might consider the ways different disciplines approach or provide methodologies for critical analyses of mixed race issues. Proposals might also consider the following ideas as related to this year’s themes:

  • tracing the history and historiography of mixed race in academic, popular, and legal discourses in a global context;
  • identifying and measuring the impact of global migration, settlement, and sociocultural encounter and interaction on these mixed-race histories and historiographies;
  • encouraging broad, interdisciplinary debate connecting different historical periods and seemingly disparate or far-flung regions of the world, such as comparative racial ideology in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia or the study of comparative anti-miscegenation laws.

Panels, papers, and roundtable proposal submission deadline: January 15th, 2014
Completed applications should be e-mailed back to cmrs@depaul.edu with the subject line appropriate to the type of submission (e.g., CMRS 2014 Panel Application).

Information Fair Exhibitor Application deadline: August 28, 2014

CMRS 2014 Exhibitor Application

Mixed Roots Stories

Mixed Roots Stories is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference. We are seeking submissions from performing artists and filmmakers whose work explores stories of racial and cultural mixing as a central theme. The overall theme for the 2014 conference is “Global Mixed Race,” and submissions that reflect this will be given special consideration.

We will be screening short films on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014, and holding a live performance showcase on Friday evening, November 14, 2014.

Films: We are looking for short films under 15 minutes. Your submission should include an online link to your film (private link is fine), a press kit, and a short statement (50 words or less) on how the film addresses the mixed experience and fits the theme “Global Mixed Race” (trailers for feature films will be accepted).

Live performance showcase: We are looking for stand-up comedy, spoken word, dance, short scenes, monologues, vocalists, musicians – or other forms of live performance. Your piece for the showcase should not be longer than 8 minutes. Your submission should include an online link with no less than a 2 minute preview of exactly what you will present, and a short statement (50 words or less) on how the piece addresses the mixed experience and fits the theme “Global Mixed Race.”

Mixed Roots Stories submission deadline: January 15th, 2014
Please e-mail Mixed Roots Stories submission materials to: cmrs@depaul.edu with the subject line: CMRS 2014 Mixed Roots Stories Application.

Contacts

CMRS Conference organizer:

Camilla Fojas, Professor Latin American and Latino Studies and Vincent de Paul Professor
e-mail: mailto:cfojas@depaul.edu
phone: (773) 325-4994

Mixed Roots Stories and arts programming contact:

Laura Kina, Associate Professor Art, Media, & Design and Vincent de Paul Professor
e-mail: lkinaaro@depaul.edu
phone: (773) 325-4048

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Looking for Co-presenters for 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference (Chicago, November)

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Identity Development/Psychology, Latino Studies, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2013-12-27 02:24Z by Steven

Looking for Co-presenters for 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference (Chicago, November)

2013-12-26

Kim Potowski, Associate Professor of Linguistics
University of Illinois, Chicago

I would like to submit a panel for the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference about language and the ways in which language (dialects, code-switching, etc.) reflects and enacts the identities of mixed “race” and mixed “ethnicity” individuals and groups.

By “mixed ethnicity” I mean to include, for example, intra-Latino individuals (e.g. “MexiRicans”), intra-Asian individuals (e.g. “Chinese-Korean”), and other such combinations. Again, the focus of the panel is the ways in which such individuals use and are marked by their linguistic repertoires. Many MexiRicans, for example, speak a variety of Spanish that shows traits from both Mexican and Puerto Rican dialects.

Ideally all presentations will incorporate some mixed race theory, but we can discuss this.

If you know anyone who might like to be considered for this panel, please contact me, Kim Potowski at kimpotow@uic.edu. I would need to receive abstract proposals and author information (name, institution, areas of scholarly interest) by January 2, 2014.

Thanks!

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Seeking Participants in a Research Study Examining Multiracial Individuals’ Attitudes Toward Seeking Counseling in the U.S.

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2013-11-19 03:57Z by Steven

Seeking Participants in a Research Study Examining Multiracial Individuals’ Attitudes Toward Seeking Counseling in the U.S.

Wright Institute, Berkeley, California
2013-10-25

Emmanuel Zamora
Department of Clinical Psychology

My name is Emmanuel Zamora, M.A. and I am a Psy.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I am currently working towards completing my dissertation, and I am seeking participants for my research study examining multiracial individuals’ attitudes toward seeking counseling in the U.S.

Please consider participating in my survey if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are an adult (18+) living in the United States.
  2. You have parents that are racially different from each other or you identify as multiracial (mixed race, mixed/multiple heritage, biracial, hapa, etc…)

As a participant you must be willing to complete an anonymous one-time online survey. Completing the survey takes approximately 25 minutes.

Participation is anonymous, strictly voluntary, and you can choose to withdraw at any time without penalty. If you successfully complete the questions in the survey, you will have the option to enter your e-mail address into a raffle with a chance to win one of six $30 Amazon gift-cards. E-mail addresses will be kept confidential.

The risks associated with this project are minimal, however it is possible that participation may elicit mild psychological distress related to the disclosure of information. There are no direct benefits to participating in this study; however you may find the questions interesting and reflecting on self can be enjoyable. Your responses may be used to educate mental health professionals in providing more helpful services for multiracial individuals.

If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Emmanuel Zamora, M.A. at ezamora@wi.edu. You may also contact my dissertation chair, Alicia del Prado, Ph.D. at 510-841-9230 ext. 141. This survey received IRB approval on 10/25/2013. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research subject, please contact The Wright Institute’s Institutional Review Board at (510) 841-9230.

For more information, click here.

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Seeking Female Participants for a Qualitative Study on Hybrid Identity

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2013-11-15 20:27Z by Steven

Seeking Female Participants for a Qualitative Study on Hybrid Identity

University of San Diego
2013-11-15

Roxanne J. Kymaani, M.S.
Life and Leadership Coach

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership Studies at University of San Diego. I am trying to recruit female participants for a qualitative study that will explore whether a dialogic approach can help create the conditions for the construction of a new language for the hybrid identity that is currently labeled black and white, mixed race, and/or biracial.This study will explore in depth the lived experiences of women who have one black and one white parent, and compose a collective narrative about they describe themselves and their processes for constructing identity, as well as how their individual histories intersect within this new discourse.

Participants will be asked to complete a reflection questionnaire, participate in two group dialogues (each two hours long), and participate in one personal interview with the researcher. The dialogues will be held in San Diego, so participants should live within San Diego County or neighboring counties.

To participate in my study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be female and 30 years of age or over.
  • Have one black and one white parent that the participant identifies as such.
  • Self-identify as black and white, biracial, mixed, mulatto, or other.
  • Be born and raised in the United States.
  • Be willing and cooperative to share and discuss your lived experiences with others during two live onsite scheduled group dialogues in December and January.

If you (or someone you know) qualify for this study, please email me to set up a time to interview. My email address is roxannekymaani@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you provide.

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Call for Papers – ‘Skin Tone, “Colourism” and “Passing”’

Posted in Forthcoming Media, Passing, United Kingdom, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2013-09-21 06:01Z by Steven

Call for Papers – ‘Skin Tone, “Colourism” and “Passing”’

University of Leeds
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
2013-09-11

Peter Edwards

The Race in the Americas (RITA) group, in partnership with the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS), seeks abstract submissions on the theme of skin tone, ‘colourism’ and ‘passing’.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 8 March 2014, at the University of Leeds.

Submissions might include, but are not restricted to, research on the following topics:

  • ‘Colourism’ as a prejudice within racial groups with regard to skin tone;
  • The social implications of individuals passing as one race instead of another;
  • The impact of ‘passing’ on the politics of representation and governance;
  • The creation of space for a multi-ethnic identity: what is that space and does it exist? Are individuals forced to identify with one ethnicity over another?;
  • Racial identity as a performance through clothing, speech and patterns of consumption;
  • The proliferation of chemical products to lighten or darken skin tone and what this means for understandings of ‘race’;
  • Cultural systems of caste classification and translations of skin tone into political structures;
  • The role of skin tone in influencing confidence, and in determining social status within a power structure that privileges whiteness;

For more information, click here.

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