PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IS FEBRUARY 11, 2022.
The pandemic has kept us at home, shifting our spatial imaginaries and how we experience the city. It has also shined a new light on the roles of essential workers and those not privileged enough to work from home. And as we come out of lockdown, there’s an opportunity to see the city (past, present, future) with new eyes. This could be a frame for thinking about novel methodologies to study Atlanta, a forum for exploring the diverse disciplinary perspectives that the Atlanta Studies Symposium brings together, as well as a loose umbrella that could bring together a variety of empirical studies, such as seeing from the perspective of marginalized communities/lost histories/stories from the periphery rather than the center.
The ninth annual Atlanta Studies Symposium welcomes proposals on any aspect of Atlanta, past, present, or future. Priority will be given to those that directly relate to the conference theme, “New Ways of Seeing the City,” but the symposium is also very interested in work that chronicles and responds to the current moment.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Dan Immergluck, Professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University and author of Red-Hot City: Housing, Race, Class, and Exclusion in Twenty-first Century Atlanta (forthcoming)
CLIFF KUHN MEMORIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. AJ Kim, Associate Professor of City Planning at San Diego State University and author of ImmigrantAtlanta: Integration, Segregation, and Sprawl in the New South (forthcoming)
This year, we seek a diverse array of symposium sessions from scholars and practitioners at academic institutions, as well as from other public, private, and nonprofit organizations. We welcome proposals for: