CFP Uprooted – Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced (US)

Call for Papers
Uprooted—Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced: An International Multidisciplinary Conference—–9th International Conference on Transatlantic Studies
October 10-12, 2016
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, USA

This multi-disciplinary international conference explores the diverse social justice issues involving refugees/ immigrants/ the displaced confronting both sides of the transatlantic world. Various conflicts throughout the world have led to multiple crises as refugee and displaced persons place demands on societies that are seen as vulnerable resulting in demands for greater security despite the critical humanitarian needs.  These crises continue to strain international and domestic politics.  The crises scattered throughout the world likely involve a symmetry of experiences and responses.  Many features might be held in common, many are likely unique.

This international multidisciplinary conference seeks to explore the diverse aspects of these intertwined issues, including definitions of terms, national and private level responses, social justice issues, impacted intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and international relations concerns.  The event will serve as a forum to allow participants to learn by comparison and through international dialog about these crises in international social justice.

The University of Central Missouri (USA) Departments of Criminal Justice and Government, International Studies, & Languages, and Sociology, Gerontology, & Cross-Disciplinary Studies in partnership with the Instituto Franklin Universidad de Alcala (Spain) and the Consortium for Transatlantic Studies & Scholarship invite papers on issues related to any aspect of Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced.  Papers are anticipated to derive from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to: communications, criminal justice, disaster management, history, international relations, international studies, journalism & media studies, legal/justice studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, safety sciences, sociology …. Comparative or international perspectives on these issues are encouraged.

The Conference organizers see a variety of topic areas that underlie the broad themes of current social justice crises involving Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced:
–       Public health
–       Homeland security
–       Refugee resettlement
–       Immigration enforcement
–       Human trafficking
–       Juvenile migrants
–       Women’s issues (violence, family impacts, etc)
–       Terrorism
–       Challenges to law enforcement/corrections
–       International coordination/partnerships
–       Border communities (effects of, response to)
–       Drugs (smuggling, abuse, trafficking)
–       Political context (public opinion, media studies, electoral issues)
–       Migration to areas in central US (Migration to the Midwest and plains states, suburbanization of migration/immigration)
–       Historical responses to mass migration
–       Asylum
–       Conflicts that lead to these crises
–       Impact of Climate Change

To submit proposal/abstract of paper use the form provided on the website.  Proposals are due August 15, 2016.  Papers will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For further information, please email Professor Don Wallace, wallace[at]

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The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level to teach courses in film studies and related areas with an appointment date effective for the 2011-2012 academic year. Along with teaching responsibilities, academic advising, departmental committee assignments, research/creative activities, and professionally-related service are required. Successful candidates will have expertise in film studies, film history, production, and at least one of the following areas: media industries in an international context, cultural studies, screenwriting, or digital media. Experience in digital film production a plus, as is evidence of quality teaching.

Qualifications: ABD considered, Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related field is preferred and necessary for tenure. The standard teaching load is 12 hours per semester, and teaching responsibilities would include Film Appreciation, History of American Film, Single Camera Dramatic Production, and Screenplay Writing, plus other possible courses in Multimedia or Video Production (production classes use digital video with editing facilities in both Avid and Final Cut Pro). There may be chances to contribute new courses to the curriculum in areas of the candidate’s specialty, and possible summer employment opportunities exist.

Priority consideration will be to applications received by May 1, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply: complete an on-line faculty profile at and apply for position #998430. Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application addressing the candidates qualifications for the position, a vita, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and contact information for at least 3 references. For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (600) 543-4255. For more information about the position contact Dr. Barbara L. Baker at or (660) 543-8625.

The University of Central Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and historically underrepresented groups. UCM’s 1,561-acre campus is located in Warrensburg, a town of nearly 17,000 residents located 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. Classes also are offered at the UCM Summit Center located in Lee’s Summit. Some 2,183 graduate and 9,168 undergraduate students from 40 states and 56 nations attend classes on the UCM campus. UCM offers 150 programs of study leading to an associate’s degree, certificate, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, education specialist degree, or cooperative doctorate