See all photos of the 2018 UM-UPR Symposium HERE
Véase todas las fotos del simposio de 2018 AQUÍ
The International Institute delegation is in Puerto Rico gearing up for the 4th annual collaborative symposium beginning tomorrow, May 3! Check back at 9:30 am (EST) for the live-stream link. The video will be hosted on this page: goo.gl/zYgjHE
La delegación del Instituto Internacional de la Universidad de Michigan está en Puerto Rico preparándose para el cuarto simposio colaborativo que comienza mañana, 3 de mayo! Para los que no pueden asistir a la conferencia, pueden ver la grabación en vivo comenzando a las 9:30 AM (EST) entrando a esta página de web: goo.gl/zYgjHE
Symposium agenda/agenda del simposio: UM-UPR–2018-poster_ver2 (3)
Announcing the theme for the 2018 UPR-UM Symposium: “Political Tensions and Identity in a Globalized World”
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR
Date: May 3-4, 2018
We are calling on graduate students from the University of Michigan, working from any discipline, methodologies, or perspective, in any part of the world or historical contexts, to present on the theme of political tensions and identity in a globalized world. The objective of this symposium is to incorporate the concepts of political tension, questions of identity, and globalization into academic curriculum and teaching models at the university and K-12 school level. We seek graduate students who will present their research and propose ways to incorporate that research into K-12 school classrooms.
Selected proposals will be considered for full or partial travel funding to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: March 2, 2018
Final Paper due: April 20, 2018
To view the full Call for Papers: https://goo.gl/eYusLZ
To submit a proposal: CLICK HERE
To RSVP for the event, please contact Juan Hernández García: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to report that the UPR Rio Piedras campus is open for classes as of October 30, 2017. However, much of the island is still without electricity and access to clean water.
For those that wish to donate to hurricane relief efforts, please visit the links below:
1. Los Ambulantes: http://www.losambulantes.com/help-puerto-rico/
2. CUNY Center for Puerto Rican Studies list of donation options: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/centrovoices/current-affairs/where-donate-help-puerto-rico-disaster-relief-and-recovery-hurricanes
3. Puerto Rican Family Insitute: http://prfi.org/
4. The Humane Society of PR: http://www.hspr.org/
5. Puerto Rico Rises: http://puertoricorises.com/index.html
6. Unidos Por Puerto Rico: http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
The 2017 UPR-UM Symposium has ended, but keep checking this site for updates: We’ll post photos of the conference soon! And we’re updating the Symposium 2017 page, where you will find all the presentations, speaker bios, and their resources for educators.
El Simposio UPR-UM 2017 ha concluído, pero no dejen de visitar esta página: ¡Próximamente subiremos fotos de la conferencia! Y estamos actualizando la página del Simposio 2017, donde podrán encontrar todas las presentaciones, biografías de l@s ponentes, y, en especial, sus recursos para educadores.
Taking citizenship and identity as its central theme, the 2017 Symposium features presentations by scholars working across various disciplines, methods, regions of the world, and historical periods. Through this encounter we seek to create a space in which faculty and graduate students from the University of Michigan and the University of Puerto Rico can share the innovative and diverse ways in which they are studying the concept of citizenship. We invite discussion on how researchers and educators are engaging with the subject of citizenship, as well as its many intersections: with civil and human rights, political participation and traditions, migration, memory, gender, race, sexuality, neoliberalism, globalization, nationalism, and cultural policies, among others.
More information: http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umich-upr/symposium-2017/
Tomando ciudadanía e identidad como sus temas centrales, el Simposio 2017 consiste de una serie de ponencias de investigadoras/es trabajando desde múltiples disciplinas, metodologías, y enfoques regionales e históricos. A través de este encuentro buscamos construir un espacio plural en donde profesores y estudiantes graduados de las Universidades de Michigan y Puerto Rico puedan compartir avances e innovaciones en el estudio de la ciudadanía. Invitamos a una discusión sobre las distintas maneras en que investigadores/as y educadores/as están abordando el tema de la ciudadanía y sus múltiples intersecciones con temas tales como: los derechos humanos y civiles, participación y tradiciones políticas, migración, memoria, género, raza, sexualidad, neoliberalismo, nacionalismo, políticas culturales, entre otras.
Más información aquí: http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umich-upr/symposium-2017/
March 2 and 3, 2017
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras
The concept of citizenship has been reconceptualized by cultural and political processes such as globalization, neoliberalism, humanitarian crisis, and migration patterns. An illustrative example would be the case of Puerto Rico in 2017, a century after the Jones Act that granted American citizenship to Puerto Ricans. This commemoration comes in the midst of important discussions about the current colonial political relationship between the island and the United States: what does it mean to be a citizen in a time of economic and political crisis? The issue of citizenship is invariably implicated in contemporary issues like the migration from Syria, Mexico, and Central America, the war against terrorism led by the United States and Europe, and civil rights in the Haiti-Dominican Republic border.
Taking this as the symposium’s main theme, we are calling on graduate students from the University of Michigan working from any discipline, methodologies, or perspective, researching in any part of the world or historical contexts, to present on topics concerning citizenship and identity. We want to create a space in which graduate students from the University of Michigan and the University of Puerto Rico can share the innovative ways in which they are studying the concept of citizenship. We would like to see how the subject of citizenship intersects with themes like civil and human rights, political traditions, migration, political participation, memory, gender, race, sexuality, neoliberalism, globalization, nationalism, and cultural policies, among others.
The objective of this symposium is to incorporate the topic of citizenship and identity into academic curriculums and teaching models at the university and K-12 school level. We want graduate students to present their research and propose ways to incorporate that research into secondary school classrooms. We want to explore the different kinds of didactic, audiovisual, and classroom activities that could be developed.
Presentations are open to any geographical area and historical context, but they need to address the concept of citizenship. Each presentation should be fifteen (15) minutes long (around 7 pages, double-spaced) in either English or Spanish. Around 6 graduate students from the University of Michigan will be chosen to participate, along with about 10 graduate students from the University of Puerto Rico. Travel expenses (flight, ground transportation, hotel, and meals) will be covered by university centers. Those interested in participating must submit (1) an abstract of the proposed talk and (2) a short explanation on how to incorporate this material in the classroom. The deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016, and the proposal can be submitted here via Google Form. Priority will be given to students in the dissertation-writing stage who can “translate” their research into ways of teaching that subject in the classroom. Selected speakers need to send their final papers on or before Friday, January 27, 2017.
Submission via Google Form:
Possible topics for papers include (but are not limited to):
• Monday, October 24, 2016: Call for papers opens
• Friday, December 2, 2016: Deadline to send proposals
• Friday, December 16, 2016: Acceptance announcement
• Friday, January 27, 2017: Deadline to send papers (7 double-spaced pages, plus any audiovisual materials, such as powerpoints, pictures, maps, etc…)
• Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, 2017: UPR-UM Conference, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus