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humanities NOW Call for Abstracts poster

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati invites paper and roundtable proposals from graduate students speaking on their research in the humanities, broadly construed. Research may be discipline-specific or multi-, inter-, or transdisciplinary. Presentations will be grouped by common themes.

Applicants should submit a single document (Word or PDF), containing a presentation abstract of no more than 250 words, the applicant's name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Submissions should be sent as a single email attachment to, with humanitiesNOW in the subject field. Submissions are due no later than December 15, 2018.

The conference will be held at the Taft Center on March 13 & 14.


Keynote Lecture by
Lisa Duggan
New York University
Wednesday, March 13
Taft Research Center

Headshot of Dr. Lisa Duggan, Humanities NOW Keynote

Lisa Duggan is a journalist, activist, and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is author of "Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Sensationalism and American Modernity" and "Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy;" co-author with Nan Hunter of "Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture," co-editor with Lauren Berlant of "Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest." Most recently she is the author of "Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and Neoliberal Greed," forthcoming in the new e-book series she is co-editing with University of California Press, American Studies Now. She was president of the American Studies Association during 2014-2015.


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