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CFP – ClassCrits XIII

Aug 1, 2022


Thurgood Marshall School of Law Houston, TX


ClassCrits XIII

Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class

Co-Sponsored by ClassCrits, Inc., TapRoot Earth, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law

October 21-22, 2022

at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX

(we anticipate a live conference)


We invite proposals for individual paper presentations and panels that speak to this year’s theme of Unlocking Inequality: Revisiting the Intersection of Race and Class as well as to general ClassCrits themes. We anticipate at present that our conference will be live and in-person, although that could easily change with new developments in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Individual Proposals. Individual paper proposals should include a title, along with the presenter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation (if any), and a short speaker bio (1-3 sentences). Individual papers (other than works-in-progress submissions, see below) will be grouped by the conference organizers into panels.

Panel Proposals. Panel proposals may use a variety of formats, including traditional paper presentations, roundtables, and audience discussions. Please indicate the format of the proposed panel, and include a proposed panel title, a short description of the overall topic, and a list of confirmed panelists, with contact information. For panels comprised of individual presentations, please include titles and short summaries of each presentation and a short bio (1-3 sentences) for each panelist or panel organizer. 

Works in Progress. We extend a special invitation to junior scholars (i.e., graduate students, aspiring faculty members, or faculty member with less than two years of experience in a full-time position) to submit proposals for works in progress (WIPs). A senior scholar as well as other scholars will comment upon each work in progress in a small, supportive working session. Due to the increasing popularity of our WIPs program, we may need to limit capacity. We anticipate selecting WIP papers on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholars submitting WIPs who are not selected to workshop their paper will have the opportunity to participate on a regular conference panel. Works-in-progress submissions for junior or emerging scholars seeking individualized presentations and comments should be clearly identified as “Work-in-Progress” and should similarly include a title, short abstract, name and contact information, and a 1-3 sentence bio identifying their current status as a student or new or aspiring faculty member (see details on previous page). 

Scholarships for Travel Expenses.

ClassCrits has approximately 40 Taproot Scholarships to help defray expenses for attendance at the Conference.  Each Scholarship covers the registration fee and up to 3 days of hotel room costs (it does not include airfare or other travel expenses).  Activists, independent scholars, students, adjunct, clinical and other faculty with limited travel budgets will be prioritized, particularly those who wish to participate on panels, as discussant in roundtables, commentators on works-in-progress or in other formats. Please click here to apply for a Scholarship to attend the Conference by August 1st.


For more details about ClassCrits XIII, including sponsors, logistics, and fees, please see the full conference description on our website–