Critical Mixed Race Studies 6th Conference 

Ancestral Futurisms

Join us virtually on February 24-26 2022! 

In an effort to accommodate the online venue, we will limit the number of presenting sessions. However, because one of the defining aspects of the CMRS conference is the community we cultivate by coming together, there will be more opportunities for connection, networking, collaborating, and engagement for all attendees, both who are new and those familiar with the field.

Get The Conference App

Using the event app, attendees can:
  • Update their profile
  • Manage their personal schedule and check-in to sessions
  • Set up 1-to-1 meetings with fellow attendees
  • View sponsors and exhibitors and their representatives, send requests to get their contact details
  • Engage in discussions on the forum

Guests can:
  • Sign up using Facebook or registration form
  • View attendees and speakers, and their publicly available details including submitted abstracts and checked-in sessions.

Exhibitors can:
Use the in-built QR code scanner to scan attendees QR code on their badges and save to their list of vCards (leads). Later those vCards can be exported into Phonebook or in Excel format.

Feb 24, 2022
Feb 26, 2022
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     Call For Proposals

CMRS welcomes submissions from cultural workers, community members, artists, activists, students and scholars from all fields. We invite lightening presentations, panels, and workshops that address the conference theme in a broad sense. Presentation formats may be varied and diverse, and we welcome proposals that involve poetry, visual art, storytelling, and other non-academic formats. Download the complete Call for Proposals below.


Ambassadors Program

The CMRS Ambassador Program is a self-motivated community of graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students that will create content and buzz leading up to and around the CMRS 2022 Conference. A CMRS Ambassador will contribute to the CMRS community in various ways. Over the course of the year a CMRS Ambassador will participate in a digital engagement activity and an in-person activity at the conference. There is no correct way to be a CMRS Ambassador. Its benefit is a network of other students engaged in critical mixed race studies with the visibility of your own work on an international platform.

With that said, we encourage the endorsement of a faculty mentor/advisor at your institution in order to facilitate the interaction outside of the conference itself. They will approve of your involvement in the program and also advocate for the travel stipend to attend the conference per your involvement as an ambassador. Below is the application with some information we need from you. Feel free to contact Kaleb Germinaro,, for any questions/concerns.

Due Date: May 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PDT (May 2, 2020 @ 6:59 AM GMT)


Keynote Speaker

The 2022 CMRS keynote speaker and performer will be Aisha Fukushima.

Aisha Fukushima is a public speaker, educator, singer, and 'RAPtivist' (rap activist). RAPtivism is a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging apathy with awareness, ignorance with intelligence, and oppression with expression.

As a leader of the 'RAPtivism' project, Fukushima has engaged in hip hop communities across the United States and from France to Morocco, Kazakhstan, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Denmark and beyond.

As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture. In her speeches she links themes such as hip hop, global citizenship, youth engagement and activism in a way that is accessible to audiences of any age and background.

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