Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium held Feb. 15

Students to present ideas around this year’s theme “Identity in Time and Place”

2/6/2013 | By: Stephany Kirby  |

In an effort to understand our world from multiple perspectives, 30 graduate students will present at the Third Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15. The theme for this year's event is "Identity in Time and Place," and will include topics such as literature, religion, perception, protest, the Cold War and Burning Man. There will also be a workshop panel on academic publishing.

"How we construct our identities in a particular time and in a specific place is central to unraveling how humans connect to one another," Paul Boone, the symposium's chair and University's Department of History graduate assistant, said. "Scholars from multiple disciplines will offer insights into the social, cultural, political, psychological, historical and economic foundations of our identities."

The keynote speaker is Deborah Boehm, University assistant professor of anthropology and women's studies. Her speech, "Going Back: Tracing the Temporalities and Geographies of Deportation," will reflect on the deportation of Mexican nationals from the United States and will outline the imagined and halted futures of deportees and the histories of transnational lives.

The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with an hour for lunch, in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center's Fourth Floor Graduate Reading Room. The event is free to anyone who wishes to attend.

For more information, contact Boone at


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