Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Call for Proposals: LSA Pre-Conference Workshop on Citizenship and Migration and LSA Annual Meeting Papers for CRN2

The Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado. Calls for papers have been issued by the CRN2 Citizenship and Migration. In addition, the CRN2 and Colorado Immigration Scholars Network are jointly hosting a pre-conference workshop. See below for details.


CFP: LSA CRN2 Preconference Workshop

Members of the Law and Society Association’s Collaborative Research Network on Citizenship and Migration (CRN2) together with the Colorado Immigration Scholars Network invite applications to participate in a pre-conference to take place on Wednesday May 27, 2020 prior to the Law and Society Association annual meetings in Denver, CO. The purposes of the workshop are to build community among CRN members, and to provide close reads and feedback on works in progress in small groups led by discussants. The convening will run on May 27 from 12 to 7pm at CU Denver (near LSA hotel), with concurrent small sessions and a keynote by renowned immigration legal scholar Hiroshi Motomura, followed by a group dinner. Our hope is that this timing allows participants to fly in that morning if they want to minimize travel time.

To submit a proposal, fill out the form by December 15, 2019. If you are interested in serving as a discussant for a small group, please indicate that as well.

Questions may be directed to Ming Hsu Chen (University of Colorado Boulder), Edelina Burciaga (University of Colorado Denver), Lisa Martinez (University of Denver), Shannon Gleeson (Cornell University), Rebecca Hamlin (University of Massachusetts Amherst).


Law and Society Association Annual Meeting  - Proposals for CRN2 Citizenship and Migration

We’re writing with information about next year’s Law & Society Association conference, which will run between May 28th and May 31st in Denver, CO. It’s time to start thinking about your paper and panel submissions!

You can find information about the conference and different panel formats at the LSA Denver 2020 website. The submissions period will run between September 5th and November 6th (7pm ET). When submissions open on September 5th, a tab with submissions instructions will appear on the site.

For all submissions that address immigration and/or citizenship, please identify our collaborative research network, CRN02, during the submissions process. Doing so will reduce the number of concurrent panels and will make it easier for us to identify relevant panels on the final program.

Paper Sessions
We strongly encourage you to form full sessions and submit your papers together, as a Paper Session. Doing so will ensure that all papers on your panel are closely aligned thematically, which is less possible when we must create panels from individual paper submissions. For a paper session to be approved, you must have 4-5 Paper Presenters and a Chair and Discussant (which can be the same person). You will have an opportunity to indicate what CRN your submission "belongs" to -- please select CRN02.

If you have a paper session idea but need help identifying one or more papers, or a chair/discussant, please email us at by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. We will compile this information and send it out to the listserv by September 9th, so that you may connect with one another.

Individual Paper Submissions
If you choose to submit an individual paper, you will have an opportunity to indicate what CRN your submission "belongs" to -- please select CRN02.

Other Submissions
There are other formats you may wish to consider, including roundtable sessions, salon sessions, and/or Author Meets Reader (AMR) sessions. Note that the LSA selects and schedules AMRs and the CRN has no control over which books they select. This year, however, the CRN will host a session on “New Books in the Field.”

CRN02 “New Books in the Field”

Do you have a new book published in 2019 or (Jan-May) 2020? If so, we invite you to participate in a CRN02 panel featuring New Books in the Field. This panel will convene the authors of 6-8 recently published books and allow them to briefly talk about their work in a non-concurrent and section sponsored panel. Participation in this panel does not preclude one’s book from being considered for a separate AMR Session, and it does not count against LSA program participation limits. Please email Amada Armenta at by September 15th to be considered for this panel.

We look forward to seeing you all in Denver!

All our best,

CRN2 Organizers:
Amada Armenta, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs,
Els de Graauw, Baruch College-CUNY,
Hsiu-Yu (Tori) Fan, Soochow University School of Law,

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