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The First Annual Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts (CHRA) Graduate Student conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced, on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities and encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research. By juxtaposing issues such as intercultural negotiation, trans-(post)modern society, migratory aesthetics, diverse understandings within liquid societies, and symbolic struggle, this conference provides a venue to explore the post-(de)colonial dilemmas created by the reinvention and promotion of culture as a coherent and diverse reality.

The aim of the CRHA Graduate Conference is to facilitate the innovative scholarship of graduate students across the nation and globe by providing opportunities for them to share academic work, receive scholarly feedback and network professionally. The event also facilitates the integration of faculty, promising scholars and colleagues in an interdepartmental intellectual dialogue. The CRHA Graduate Student Conference is a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their scholarly work at UCM in a formal conference setting. All talks and panel sessions are free and open to the public. Please see our Conference Schedule link for more detailed information about this year’s conference.