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Poster Submissions
The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) seeks poster submissions for its 9th Annual Conference. A poster presentation allows individuals to visually present their work (on a tri-fold board) at the conference and be given the opportunity to explain their work to other conference participants at a set time during the conference.

The CMASR is committed to showcasing scholarly and creative work which contributes to a deeper understanding of the Mexican American experience. Presenters will address historical and contemporary issues in higher education, culture, and creative expressions relevant to the Mexican American people. This year’s theme is “From Demography to Identity: Who We are in America.” Posters addressing any of the following strands/topics are invited for review by the selection committee:

  • Migration/Immigration: Historical or contemporary patterns; literary works
  • Political Representation: Historical and contemporary aspects of voting patterns, districting/redistricting, leadership, interest groups
  • Higher education: Trends, patterns and “best practices” leading to degree completion of first-generation, Hispanic, and/or Mexican American students; Dream Act; student support; curriculum; leadership in higher education
  • Services in Community: Promoting collaborative and cooperative partnerships between community organizations and post-secondary educational institutions; community services in health and social services; leadership in community
  • Religion, Spirituality and Culture: Demographic trends; sources of spirituality; religion and cultural relevance; cultural and ethnic identity
In addition, poster presentations prepared by undergraduate and graduate students are invited which reflect scholarly and creative works by Mexican American scholars/artists and/or on subjects relevant to Mexican American culture.

Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines
Poster presentations at the CMASR conference may include: (a) literature reviews, (b) study proposals, (c) preliminary findings of research projects, and (d) completed research studies. All types of research methods – both qualitative and quantitative – are welcome.

Accepted presenters will prepare the poster presentation on a 36” by 48” tri-fold display board.

Abstracts should not exceed 150 words. Graphs and tables can be included.

All presenters will be encouraged to bring a handout of their presentation to give to attendees.

Priority Deadline: January 17, 2012
Submit Poster/Abstract here

For more information, please contact:
Steve Wise, MA, MLIS
Phone: 210-431-4118



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