CEP Pre-Con Forum

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This event will be held in person in Las Vegas. See https://www.ashe.ws/updates2022 for more information.


The primary purpose of CEP, as stated in its by-laws, is to facilitate the participation of scholars from ethnically and racially minoritized groups in the affairs of the Association. The CEP Pre-Conference Forum consists of two components: (1) the presentation of research/scholarly papers, roundtables, poster, and symposia and (2) the CEP Mentor- Protégé Program, which provides mentoring/professional development sessions).

Towards that end, the CEP Pre-Conference offers opportunities for attendees to focus intensively, extensively, and specifically on issues of race, ethnicity, and racism, and the intersections of racism with other interlocking systems of oppression. It recognizes the urgency of not only decentering whiteness, but imagining other ways of being and knowing that deliberately attend to the needs, dreams, and desires of people of color. In keeping with the general conference theme, Humanizing Higher Education, we envision this year’s CEP pre-conference as a space for centering healing and joy as important dimensions of a humanizing experience. Education as liberation calls for intentional efforts to humanize the oppressed who are often not seen within educational structures. Within this space, we encourage members to see each other, to heal mentally, physically, and emotionally, and to advance Black & Brown joy at the intersections of other social identities. It is an alternative space to think about and prioritize what matters most to us, as racially and ethnically minoritized people, and those we serve; to celebrate the experiences and developments of those we co-create knowledge with; and to create opportunities that promote the healing, joy, and growth of the minoritized populations that exist within today’s colleges and universities. CEP is an environment that invites new questions, validates the complexities and intersections of racial and ethnic identities and the experiences encountered as a result thereof, and invites the creation of tools that enable us to shift our investigations to what truly matters.

With this in mind, CEP is interested in proposals that explore humanizing practices and advance healing and joy across all educational areas to include, but not limited to, research, teaching, service, support, and interactions. Thus, we invite scholars to

In study with and support of racially and ethnically minoritized people in higher education, what new modes of insight, intervention, and critique are made possible at the convergence of our histories, epistemologies, and methodologies? What humanizing, healing, and joyful practices require a transformation in institutional practice, research procedures, and policy in the higher education context?

The CEP Pre-Conference Forum peer review process reflects high expectations of rigor and quality. Sessions selected are those that expand, challenge, and shift the field’s thinking, practice, and praxis. We welcome proposals that engage in analyses of white supremacy, settler colonialism, ethnocentrism, and hetero-patriarchy through systemic lenses. Proposals which confront racism with other interlocking structures of marginalization and privilege (e.g., social class, ability, sex assigned at birth, gender identity and expression, sexuality, religion/spirituality/faith, and global/transnational) are especially encouraged.
Proposal formats accepted

Research Paper Yes
Scholarly Paper Yes
Interactive Symposium Yes
Self- Designed Paper Session Yes
Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship Yes
Roundtable Yes
Poster Yes


Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) Pre-Conference Registration

 Early Registration: Through 8/5/22
11:59pm Pacific/Las Vegas Time
 Regular Registration:
8/6/22 - 10/15/22 11:59pm 
Pacific/Las Vegas Time
 Late Registration:
10/16/22-11/13/22 11:59pm 
Pacific/Las Vegas Time
General Member  70 85 105
Graduate Student Member 65 80 100
Retired, Emeritus, Part-Time, Post Doc 70 85 105
Non-Member  130 150 175


Wednesday, November 16
Welcome 09:00am-10:00am
Breakout Sessions 10:15am-11:30am
Breakout Sessions 01:00pm-02:15pm
Breakout Sessions 02:30pm-03:45pm
Breakout Sessions 04:00pm-5:15pm

The final 2022 CEP Pre-Conference Schedule will be available in August 2022. 


Find the full schedule for the 2021 CEP Pre-Conference by clicking the button below:

If you missed the 2021 CEP Pre-Conference, you can purchase access at https://www.playbackashe.com/ through May 1, 2022.


2022 CEP Pre-Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Gina Garcia, University of Pittsburgh, ggarcia@pitt.edu
Chauntee Thrill, Appalachian State University, thrillcr@appstate.edu

If you have technical or logistical questions about submitting a proposal or the pre-conference:

  • Email ASHE Conference Staff at conference@ashe.ws
  • Call the ASHE Office at (202) 660-4106