Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CFP: Constitution and Citizenship Day at San Francisco State

[Via H-Law, we have the following call for papers.]

“Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference at SF State,” September,  15-16, 2016

San Francisco State University has a proud tradition of sponsoring Constitution and Citizenship Day conferences that have featured the participation of a large number of students, faculty, and community members. The conference provides multiple opportunities to reflect critically on the past, present, and future of constitutional rights, freedoms, citizenship, democracy, equality, and justice. Proposals for papers, presentations, panels, roundtables, and workshops (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 1 July 2016 to Please submit short vitas/resumes for all participants.

Recommended topics include but are not limited to Affirmative Action, Black Lives Matter and Racialized Policing, Colonialism and the Constitution, Disability Rights and Wrongs, Educational Rights, Teacher Tenure, and Faculty Unions, Environmental Justice, Free Speech on and off Campus, Housing and Homeless Rights, Immigrant Rights, Labor Law, Marriage Equality and Inequality, National Security and Military Justice, Native American Sovereignty, Presidential Politics and Constitutional Law, Prisons and Prisoners, Religious Freedom and Freedom from Religion, Reproductive and Parenting Rights, Sexual Harassment and Violence, Slavery and the Constitution, Student Rights and Freedoms, Trans Equality, Voting Rights, Women's Rights and Constitutional Feminism.

Organizing Committee:
Conference Coordinator: Marc Stein, History Department
Vince Avellino, Paralegal Studies Program
Darius Bost, Sociology and Sexuality Studies Department
Elizabeth Brown, Criminal Justice Studies Program
Martin Carcieri, Political Science Department
Teresa Carrillo, Latina/Latino Studies Department
Steve Choe, Cinema Department
Deb Cohler, Women and Gender Studies Department
Trevor Getz, History Department
Catherine Kudlick, History Department and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Catherine Powell, Labor Archives Research Center
Christen Sasaki, Asian American Studies Department
Anita Silvers, Philosophy Department