CFP for Atlanta Studies Symposium 2017

Rethinking Equity in Atlanta


April 26th, 2017

Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

Atlanta, GA

Though the city of Atlanta continues to thrive, as it has for the past century and a half, social stratification and inequality has remained a persistent part of its urban fabric throughout. For the fifth annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, to be held at the Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center on April 26, 2017, we invite academics, citizens, and practitioners to investigate and explore past and present issues around equity and inclusion in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

This symposium poses the questions: How might we better understand the issues around equity that are specific to Atlanta? What are we talking about and not talking about, when we discuss equity in Atlanta? How might we design a future Atlanta that better serves all of its citizens?

We seek panels and paper presentations that address such topics from a wide range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. In addition, we welcome proposals on any aspect of Atlanta, past, present, or future, though priority will be given to those that directly relate to the conference theme. We welcome both fully constituted panels of three to five paper presentations, as well as individual papers or posters for consideration for inclusion in this symposium, though priority will be given to full panel proposals.

The fifth annual Atlanta Studies Symposium will feature a keynote address from Professor Zandria Robinson of Rhodes College.

Please submit abstracts via this form no later than February 15, 2017: 

Notifications will be sent out by March 1, 2017.

If you have questions about the event, please email:

Sponsors of the event include the Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Emory University’s Center for Digital Scholarship, Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning, and Georgia State University’s Council for the Progress of Cities, Department of History, and Department of Geosciences.