Call for Graduate Student Research Papers

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Call for Graduate Student Research Papers on ʻTechnology and Knowledge Productionʼ

Deadline March 31, 2014

ANNOUNCING the Alfonso Ortiz Center call for Graduate Research Paper Awards to all UNM graduate students on the topic of Technology and Knowledge Production. Selected papers will receive a $500 award and must present their paper at the University of New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, April 9-10, 2014.

Rationale: The Ortiz Center is seeking critical research papers by graduate students from all disciplines that explore how the use and application of technology today contributes to the production of new knowledge about humanity and our relationship to each other and to contemporary problems affecting the planet. Possible topics include: social media, biotechnology, intellectual property, green industry, intelligence, etc. We are seeking experimental and experiential papers that give critical exploration and examination to people, power, and place, and that are engaged in socially responsible higher learning in a technologically advanced world.

What We Are Offering:
 The Ortiz Center will award $500 to three (3) graduate student papers for presentation at the University of New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, April 9-10, 2014. The opportunity is open to all graduate students at the University of New Mexico with a special focus on Technology and Knowledge Production. A faculty review committee will select the awarded papers.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014 (by 5pm)

Applications may be submitted in hard copy or electronically. To submit a hard copy, please send your application to

Beverly Singer, Director, Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies Department of Anthropology MSC01-1040, University of New Mexico, 87131

To submit electronically, please email: ortizcenter@gmail.com

For more information contact: Beverly Singer at mesa@unm.edu or call 277-3027

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