Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

MIGC Conference Banner Artifice

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is an annual event held at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee that supports the sharing and collaboration of national and international graduate student research and art across the disciplines. The conference is organized entirely by graduate student efforts, who collectively decide on an annual theme that reflects current theoretical debates and trends across the humanities, sciences, and the arts. In order to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, MIGC invites submissions that respond to the theme in the form of traditional paper abstracts, roundtables, workshops, music, film, installation art, and other performances. MIGC recognizes the financial strain that many graduate students are under and therefore aims to be almost entirely cost-free once students have arrived, providing lodging, meals including coffee and snacks, and a free reception.

The theme for MIGC’s 2019 conference is Artifice, which will feature keynote speaker Dr. Rachel E. Dubrofsky (Dept. of Communication, University of South Florida). Dr. Dubrofsky is a cultural media studies scholar whose research focuses on popular culture (reality TV, television, social media, and film) and the role of surveillance in issues of gender and race. She is the author of The Surveillance of Women on Reality Television: Watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and the co-editor of Feminist Surveillance Studies with Shoshana A. Magnet.

View the call for papers.

MIGC is generously supported by The Center for 21st Century Studies, The Graduate School, The Office of Research, The College of Letters and Sciences, The Year of the Humanities at UWM, The Office of the Provost, The Division of Student Affairs, and The Department of English.