Bridging The Gap

Friday, November 5, 2021
A Graduate Research Symposium

What constitutes a research gap? And what do we--as scholars, artists, activists, and  communities--do with these gaps? The English Graduate Student Association and Religious  Studies Graduate Association are excited to present Bridging the Gap: A Graduate Research  Symposium, a virtual symposium that welcomes papers and artistic expressions that celebrate  intertextuality, pastiche, and the interdisciplinary nature of academic research. This symposium  is open to all UNC Charlotte graduate students who are interested in unearthing, reworking,  visibilizing, and moving within gaps. We invite presentations from all disciplines for an  engaging and productive conversation. Possible research topics include but are not limited to: 

Gender, sexuality, and identity politics in local, global, neoliberal, and/or transnational  spaces, places, and temporalities 

Symbols, rituals, performances, and movements within, across, and between religious,  cultural, historical, literary, visual, and/or digital traditions 

Virtual and/or recorded drag performances 


Children’s literature 

Ethnicity and race studies; Disability studies 

Creative writing; Technical writing; Linguistics; Rhetoric 


Digital studies 

Topics in History 

Topics in Anthropology 

Topics in Psychology 

The virtual symposium will be held virtually on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 9am-1pm. If  interested in participating in this symposium, you must submit an abstract (about 250 words) for  your paper and/or performance to by Monday, December 20, 2021. Papers  and/or presentations need not be entirely finished or publishable. We are looking for “works-in progress” where we can come together and present our work in the stage it is at. For any  questions related to the event, please contact either David Flaherty ( or Sarah  Whichello (

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