Scholars from all backgrounds and disciplines – humanities, social and natural sciences, cultural studies, ethnic studies, sports studies, etc. - are invited to join us in a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon we call surfing. We also welcome graduate and undergraduate students, writers, journalists, community activists, professional and casual surfers to join us in a celebration of, and critical reflection upon, the culture and history of surfing.
Each panelist will have approximately 25 minutes to present their paper and each session will have 15-20 minutes for discussion based upon audience questions.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, a poster, or organizing a panel, please submit a 500-word abstract by the new extended deadline January 16th. For panels, please also include a title for the panel and list of panelists.
Please submit abstracts below. Decisions regarding the program format will be made by late January 2019.
Sponsored by the Center for Surf Research, College of Arts & Letters, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Conrad N. Hilton Distinguished Lecturer Series, Firewire, Sticky Bumps, and the Sociology, MALAS, History, American Indian Studies, Africana Studies and Women's Studies Departments
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