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SPSSI Conference News

SPSSI 7th Biennial Convention
"Disparities across the Globe: Place, Race, Class, Ethnicity, & Gender"

June 27-29, 2008
Roosevelt University - Chicago

by Ram Mahalingam and Kim Case

We are very excited to invite you to the SPSSI biennial conference in Chicago, June 27-29, 2008 at Roosevelt University. Chicago is a wonderful city known for its architecture, its amazing world-renowned collection of museums, and a rich music heritage. We have lined up number of outstanding scholars to present their groundbreaking research on various aspects of the conference theme.  In addition, the program will include symposia, interactive discussions, 15-minute presentations, and poster presentations.

Keynote speakers include: 
• Alice Eagly, Northwestern University
• Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York
• James Jackson, University of Michigan
• John Jost, New York University
• Daniel Perlman, SPSSI President, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
• Mark Snyder, Kurt Lewin Award Recipient, University of Minnesota
• David Takeuchi, University of Washington

NEW ADDITIONS: We are also pleased to announce that Best Poster Awards will be chosen at each poster session to recognize outstanding research. 

The Interactive Discussion provides a new presentation option for presenters to engage conference participants in a facilitated discussion of a topic connected to the conference theme.

In support of early career scholars, we will offer several events focusing on professional development such as discussions on teaching social justice and surviving the first years on the tenure-track. We strongly encourage both junior scholars and graduate students to attend and take advantage of the various career enhancement events.

If you have specific questions about the conference, please feel free to contact: 
Ram Mahalingam and Kim Case at spssi2008@gmail.com  
 


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