Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Call for Papers: "Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration"

Call for papers: The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies invites abstracts for its annual conference on Mexican studies. The 2013 conference focus is on "Mexico-NY: Thirty Years of Migration."

Abstracts of 250 words along with a 150 word bio are invited in all disciplines. Abstract submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. Please email abstract to mexican.studies@lehman.cuny.edu.

As many as ten abstracts will be selected for participation and other presenters will be invited to participate. Selected participants will be notified by February 28, 2013 and will be expected to submit finished manuscripts of conference papers by April 15, 2013. Please specify if work is eligible for publication (original research, not previously published). Limited funding for travel and accommodations may be available.

Mexicans constitute the fastest growing national sub-group in New York City, due to high rates of immigration and high births. If these rates remain the same, the Mexican population will surpass that of other Latino groups in New York City by the year 2024. The number of Mexicans living in New York City has grown 57.7% in the last decade. The Mexican population in New York City is 319,126 according to U.S. Census data for the most recent year available, 2010.  However, due to undercounting, the population is much greater. 

The CUNY-wide Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College wasw launched in spring 2012 to bridge scholarly networks in Mexico and the United States who share related research agendas.



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