Conference Update

Good afternoon.

I hope that everyone is off to a successful start to your fall semesters. On behalf of the rest of the Comparative Studies Student Association leadership, I’m writing to give you an update on the conference schedule, as well as to ask you for any updates to your respective presentations. First things first; we have a schedule for the conference! They schedule (below) reflects requests and availabilites of all of the conference participants; panelists and chairs. Consequently, this is a final schedule. Please reply to this email directly (and as soon as possible) if there is an intractable conflict with your presentation day. While we will do our best to accommodate your request, we can’t guarantee that this change can be made without disrupting the schedules of other panelists and chairs.

Friday 19 October

Rabia Aamir (via Skype) | Ana-Christina Acosta Gaspar de Alba | Mitchel Baccinelli | Tyler Bunzy | Betsaida Casanova | Jordana Cordovi | Jessi Deng | Carmen Duarte | Cindy Fralee | Stephanie Flint | Enza Iadevaia Gokgoz (via Skype) | Shane Lynch | Jamie Martin | Stephen McGeary | Brook Miller | Sharifa Patel | Gable Roubideaux-Davis | Melissa Santiago | Ali Tal-Mason | Federico Tiberini | Andi Weber | Emily White

Saturday 20 October

Mailyn Abreu | Amy Barlow | Alexandra Birch | Cora Bresciano | Rachel Copley | Emily Donovan | Hussein El-Ali | Ashley George | Ivy Gilbert | Charlie Gleek | Naykishia Head | Cassandra Jean | Jason O’Connor | Kate Pewenofkit Briner | Denise Pinnaro | Matt Prater | Suzanne Sink | Tristen Taggart | Cynthia Wedding | Gabriella Wilson | Luke Wilson

We’ll share final panel compositions, including presentation, panel chairs and our keynote speaker roughly 30 days before the conference. We should also have the details and schedule for off-campus dining options and a Friday night reflection experience ready to share at that time. We may also have one or two more (good) surprises to announce as well.

Now for the updates: If you have any changes or updates to the title of your presentation, please reply to this email directly within the next week. We’ll publish the conference program 30 days prior to the conference, and we’d like everything to be in place for that deadline.

Finally, several of you still have not shared a public profile, website, or similar URL with us. This link is published on the conference website and can be a good way to promote your scholarship around the conference community. If you’ve not already done so, please reply to this email directly with your profile link as soon as possible. Our conference website ( is live and is headed for circulation in social media and printed publications sponsored by Florida Atlantic University in the coming weeks. Consequently, we’d love to be able to support your professional practice in as wide a set of circles as we can.

As always, please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. We look forward to seeing everyone in about 6 weeks’ time.