Six Biennial Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture ASAC 2016: Building Communities, Changing Discourses October 27, 2016
This conference looks at stories, histories, and life experiences of adoption that deal with forming new communities and new discourses – about family, transnationalism, origins, law, ethics, race and ethnicity, foster care, assisted reproduction, and much more. We encourage discussion of communities and discourses that adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, and social workers; creative writers, graphic artists, and filmmakers; and scholars and activists created and participate in. We welcome national and international perspectives as well as local ones, and we look forward to opportunities to explore the rich history of adoption community building, research and activism both in the Twin Cities area and elsewhere.
We are particularly interested in intersectional, interdisciplinary, and boundary-crossing discussions and welcome conversations from any perspective on the subject of adoption broadly understood.
Deann Borshay Liem