About Michicagoan

The Michicagoan graduate conference organized by students in the Linguistic Anthropology program is an annual international and interdisciplinary event that fosters intellectual exchange between graduate students and faculty in anthropology, linguistics, and area studies from the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

* It’s free and open to the public! *

A collaborative workshop coordinated by and for graduate students, the Michicagoan is hosted on alternate years in Ann Arbor and Chicago. During years when the conference is held in Ann Arbor, the Michigan Linguistic Anthropology Graduate Organization organizes the event.

The Michicagoan conference is part of a broader project of intellectual exchange between the University of Michigan and University of Chicago Linguistic Anthropology programs, which are widely considered to be the most influential in the field. Over the past ten years the conference has provided essential professionalization for hundreds of graduate student presenters and organizers. In addition to professional development, the conference also functions as a laboratory for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in its early stage. Graduate students present papers while faculty-moderated panels and audience members participate in critical discussions of the work. These informal discussions serve as a venue for lively debates that drive scholarly innovation. Paper presentations have spanned the globe with research in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. 

The conference consists of two days of panel presentations, which include student papers, faculty comment and moderation, and audience discussion.  Each year a keynote speaker is also invited to present work and take part in conference events.

Hope to see you at Michicagoan 2013

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