16th Annual Faculty Research Conference



16th Annual Faculty Research Conference:

A Diversity of (European) Identities: From the Subnational to the Supranational
March 16-18, 2017 

This two-day conference brings together scholars from across sub-fields to discuss identity in the European context.  It will focus on the development, transformation, transmission, expression, and politicization of three types of identity – subnational, national, and European – and how these identities overlap with each other.  Panels will address these themes as they relate to these three identities. As an interdisiciplinary conference, participants are drawn from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields and come from across the disciplines at Pitt, other universities in the region, universities in the US and in Europe.  As Europe is currently beset by a number of crises – economic, social, political – the question of identity is central to understanding how individual Europeans perceive and are impacted by these crises.  We hope to address many of these issues at this multidisciplinary conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool, French
Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent, Policital Science

PARTICIPANTS
Jennifer Boum-Make, University of Pittsburgh, French & Italian Languages & Literatures
Anna Brigevich, North Carolina Central University, Political Science
Heath Cabot, University of Pittsburgh, Anthropology
Amber Curtis, Clemson University, Political Science
Felix Germain, University of Pittsburgh, Africana Studies
Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh, German
Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh, French & Italian Languages & Literatures
Seth Jolly, Syracuse University, Political Science
Jeannette Jouili, University of Pittsburgh, Religious Studies
Mathias Le Bossé, Kutztown University, Geography
Luis Martin-Estudillo, University of Iowa, Spanish
Rahsaan Maxwell, University of North Carolina, Political Science
Kristine Mitchell, Dickinson College, Political Science 
Ettore Recchi, Sciences Po, Paris, Sociology
Carla Santos, University of Illinois, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh, Political Science
Ryan Thomas, Missouri School of Journalism, Journalism
Gregor Thum, University of Pittsburgh, History 
Claske Vos, University of Amsterdam, European Studies
Katja Wezel, University of Pittsburgh, History

View the Conference program (subject to change).

LOCATION:  Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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ACCOMMODATIONS:  Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213 (view map).  Rooms have been secured for participants of the conference.  Others from out of town who wish to attend the conference may inquire about additional rooms at the Wyndham, which is across the street from the conference venue.  Other nearby hotels include:

TO REGISTER: visit our Eventbrite page.  All sessions are open to the public and free with advance registration.

For more information, contact:

Jae-Jae Spoon at spoonj@pitt.edu
Allyson Delnore at adelnore@pitt.edu