Saturday, April 12, 2014 at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Keynote Speaker for the conference is Language, Literacy and Culture PhD program alumna, Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Loyola University; Baltimore, Maryland. Visit here for more information:


We invite you to join us as we explore the potential meanings and practical implications of “intellectual activism,” which, as a

political praxis of knowledge production, validation, and distribution, can take many different forms. By focusing on the notion of “intellectual activism,” the conference aims to open a critical discursive space to question and re-imagine the role of the university in maintaining and/or disrupting the systems and operations of power within and through which the institution functions.

Online registration is free and mandatory. To register, click here.

The Conference Program

To get a comprehensive look at the agenda for the day with details on the speakers and different sessions, click here.

Visit to learn more about the LLC PhD Program.

Directions to UMBC

From the north, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville) or take Interstate 83 to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.

From the south, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow signs to UMBC.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport is only five minutes away. Bus service is available from downtown Baltimore. AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve the nearby BWI Rail Station.

For more information on directions, parking and mass transportation, click here