The Humanities Institute at SUNY Buffalo sponsored a conference organized by faculty from the Department of Transnational Studies on March 22-23, 2013.

Over the last few decades, scholars in all disciplines of the humanities have called upon their colleagues to interrogate, critique, and transcend frames of reference dominated by nation states. While this transnational turn has longstanding intellectual roots, these recent calls have resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of scholarly debate and research.

The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) has recognized the increasing maturation of this body of scholarship by founding North America’s first Department of Transnational Studies. This new department brings together faculty from several interdisciplinary departments and programs which have long pioneered investigations in transnational studies: African and African American Studies, Gender Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, and Caribbean Studies.

The goals of the conference…

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