The Graduate Students of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto invite you to:

TRANSNATIONAL FUTURES? Shifting Borders and the Dynamics of Diaspora Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies Graduate Student Conference

The Robert Gill Theatre at the University of Toronto
214 College Street, 3rd flr (St. George entrance)
Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26, 2011

Diaspora studies can be fixated on the past.  Themes such as nostalgia, memory, loss, and longing loom large in the field.  What changes as we turn our attention to the future?

This two-day conference is dedicated to exploring the futures of diaspora; of the nation-state (and other defined territories); of the people located within, without, and among these boundaries, both real and imaginary; and of the emerging field of diaspora and transnational studies.

The keynote address will be delivered by Khachig Tölölyan, professor of English and Letters at Wesleyan University and founder and editor of Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, on Friday at 7:30.

For a complete conference schedule: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/transnationalfutures/?page_id=31

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Please direct all questions and comments about the conference to: transnationalfutures@gmail.com