Event Date/Time: Apr 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 09, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 25, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2011
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Description

The Second International Conference on Hate Studies builds upon the successful 2004 initial conference, also held at Gonzaga University. Hate Studies is defined as “Inquiries into the human capacity to define, and then dehumanize or demonize, an ‘other,’ and the processes which inform and give expression to, or can curtail or combat, that capacity.”

If hate is understood better, then approaches to combat it can increasingly become testable theories, and then analyzed and improved. The result can have real-world impact, including creating models for changes in society, government, culture and our individual and communal lives.

The theme of this conference is Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Nature of Hate, Crafting Models for Combating Hatred, and Implications for Practice. Papers analyzing this theme from different theoretical or disciplinary lenses are invited such as those from history, communications, psychology, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, sociology, criminal justice, law, biology, business, economics, theology, religious studies, political science, literature, philosophy, education, and more.

Goals
The conference seeks to achieve the following goals:
• Strengthening ties between and among practitioners working in the field against hate and academics engaging in research on hate
• Convening a forum where people can share practical ideas concerning the best ways to understand and to curtail hate
• Generating and disseminating interdisciplinary research projects and developing new knowledge, theories, and effective practices
• Sharing best practices related to developing and teaching courses exploring hate
• Encouraging the replication of Gonzaga’s initial interdisciplinary class in Hate Studies at other colleges and universities
• Sharing best practices related to community and individual actions that challenge hate and support social change.


Conference Themes
The theme of this conference, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Nature of Hate, Crafting Models for Combating Hatred, and Implications for Practice , will be explored through the four main areas of education, research, practice, and advocacy. The following statements are provided as suggested topics, however conference papers will not be limited to just these suggestions.

Education
• Teaching about hate through interdisciplinary approaches
• Designing a Hate Studies curriculum
• Integrating the study of hate at all educational levels

Research
• Exploring new and emerging theories, philosophies, and practices that allow for the challenging of hate
• Examining the role of Othering in the maintenance and propagation of hate
• Reviewing comparative analyses of the manifestation of hate across cultures and countries
• Scrutinizing how hate is operationalized through architecture, immigration policy, urban planning, housing policy, and access to the legal system
• Discussing how groups addressing hate-based acts have made communities more peaceful, accepting, and just
• Investigating what the empirical sciences say about hate, peace, and conflict
• Examining what the various academic fields teach us about hate, and how those approaches and knowledge can be integrated and used most effectively
Practice
• Providing examples of the role of law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, or corporations in challenging hate groups and hate actions or in creating change
• Studying innovative responses to acts of hate committed within schools, businesses, local communities, national governments, or global structures
• Exploring ways individuals can better recognize hateful attitudes within their actions, beliefs, and speech
• Evaluating processes and methods of helping people reject hateful ideologies

Advocacy
• Examining how to change policies and laws that promote, sustain, or encourage hate
• Demonstrating ways to organize people and communities to challenge hate and promote peace
• Exploring how power is used to oppress or liberate people
• Showing how to build relationships with government, corporations and other institutions to combat hate and to create change


Presentation Formats
The Institute welcomes the submission of three types of session formats.
Paper Dialogue: 25 minute presentations. The Institute will combine 3 papers to form a 75 minute presentation with 15 minutes for questions at the end. We encourage presenters to use their paper as a catalyst for a discussion of the ideas found within the paper rather than just doing a straight reading of the paper. On your cover sheet you will indicate if you want your paper considered for publication in the Journal of Hate Studies. Review the guidelines for publication. Papers submitted for publication will be peer-reviewed. Completed papers must be received by February 1, 2011.

Panel Discussions: 90 minute presentations. Panels are prearranged presenters who come together for an in-depth exploration of a topic. These presentations consist of three or more people.

Workshops: 90 minute presentations. Workshops are experiential sessions that encourage audience participation. Presentations focus on active learning rather than lecture.

Deadlines
All proposals must be received by October 25, 2010. If you are submitting a paper and you are accepted to present at the conference, you must submit the completed paper by February 1, 2011. Presenters are expected to register for the conference by March 1, 2011.

Paper Guidelines
If you are submitting a paper for consideration for publication in the Journal of Hate Studies, you will want to consider the vision and follow the guidelines as explained below.

Vision: The Journal of Hate Studies is an international scholarly journal promoting the sharing of interdisciplinary ideas and research relating to the study of what hate is, where it comes from, and how to combat it. It presents cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that deepen the understanding of the development and expression of hate. The Journal aims to provide a deeper understanding of the processes that encourage the expression of hate so that methods of challenging and stopping its expression may be based on theory and research. The Journal reflects the optimism that as hate is understood, it can be contained and controlled allowing for persons to reach their full human potential without fear of retribution.

Writing and Content: The Journal seeks articles written with precision and depth, and that are compelling for a wide audience. Articles accepted for publication are citation-based (APA style), with high quality, underlying philosophical and psychological development of thought. A primary criterion for acceptance is the level to which the article enriches, extends, and advances the study and understanding of hate in its multiplicity of forms.

The paper should be between 5,000 – 10,000 words and be submitted in electronic format in MS Word. Please do not submit PDF files. Submissions should use APA, 6th edition and use endnotes rather than footnotes.

Venue

502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane
Washington
United States
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