SHAFR 2016 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 5:15pm

Annual Meeting
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park
92110-2492 San Diego , CA
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The 2016 SHAFR Annual Meeting was held June 23-25, 2016, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego

Full Event Program listing presenters and paper titles [Updated 06-21-2016]

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice


San Diego Guide, with travel, dining, and sightseeing tips from the local arrangements committee.

Online registration for the 2016 conference has closed

Fees for the conference are $85 standard or $35 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty until June 1. On June 1 registration fees increase to $105 standard or $50 student, K-12 teacher, or adjunct faculty. Please note: all participants on the program must be current SHAFR members. If you need to renew your membership or you are not yet a member, please click here. Registrants who are not participants on this year's program are not required to be SHAFR members, but we encourage you to check us out anyway!

Online Registration: Online Conference Registration

Conference Program: SHAFR 2016 Program

Venue and Hotel Information:

The Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ) building, home to the Kroc School of Peace Studies, is an elegant Spanish Renaissance style conference and meeting venue located on the southwest bluff of the USD campus. Lush gardens and terraces with spectacular views of San Diego’s Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean surround the building. Wireless internet service will be available throughout the building. Coffee, drinks, and light fare are available during conference hours at the on-site La Paloma café. There are also multiple dining options at the University Center, a 7-minute walk or 2-minute tram ride from the building. Parking on campus is free.

Driving directions to the KIPJ building: 

From the North: Use I-5 South, exit Sea World Dr./Tecolote Rd. 

  • Proceed left at stoplight toward Morena Blvd.
  • Turn right on Morena
  • Turn left on Napa
  • Turn left on Linda Vista Rd.
  • Travel to the first stoplight to USD's west entrance, turn left and enter campus.

From the South (or the airport): Use I-5 North, exit Morena Blvd. (signs will say: Morena Blvd. use I-8 East)

  • Stay to the right and follow the signs for Morena Blvd.
  • Take the first right onto Linda Vista Rd.
  • Travel to the second stoplight to USD's west entrance, turn left and enter campus.

From the East: Use I-8 West, exit at Morena Blvd.

  • Turn right onto Linda Vista Rd.
  • Travel to the second stoplight to USD's west entrance, turn left and enter campus.

Parking: Parking is free throughout the conference. Guests must obtain a guest permit from the west entrance kiosk on Thursday and Friday. Permits are not required on Saturday. Parking is available in the West Parking Structure or West Parking Lot.


Best Western PLUS Hacienda, 4041 Harney Street, San Diego, CA 92110

(The deadline for receiving the conference rate was May 22, 2016.)

The Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel is a 3-Diamond property located in the heart of Old Town. The Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant on the premises serves Mexican and American cuisine, and Jack and Giulio’s Restaurant for Italian cuisine is just steps away. Exercise facilities, cocktail bar, and outdoor heated pool are also available, complimentary wi-fi is available in all public areas, and guests have free wi-fi service their sleeping rooms. Conference room rates are $135/night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Parking is $15/day. There is complimentary hotel shuttle service from 7:00am to 10:00pm to San Diego International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport and after retrieving your luggage, call the hotel at 619-298-4707, then proceed to the Courtesy Shuttle Pick-up Area.

Courtyard San Diego Old Town, 2435 Jefferson Street, San Diego, CA 92110

(The deadline for receiving the conference rate was May 23, 2016.)

Amenities at the Courtyard include the Bistro, which is open for breakfast and dinner serving gourmet fare, grab-n-go meals, and a Starbucks espresso bar. A 24-hour Market features snacks, beverages, toiletries, and more. Guests can enjoy the fitness center, the outdoor heated pool and spa, and free wi-fi throughout the property. Conference room rates are $189/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. Parking is $17/day. Hours of operation for the complimentary airport shuttle are 5:00am to noon and 3:00pm to 9:00pm daily. For pick up from the San Diego International Airport, call the Front Desk at 619-260-8500 for directions to the Pick Up area and an estimated time of pick up.

Here are some suggestions regarding alternative accommodations:

The Western Inn and the La Quinta are located within easy walking distance to the Courtyard where you can catch a tram to the conference venue.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is an easy walk to the Best Western, which also has shuttle service to the conference.

A bit further away, 5-6 blocks, is the brand new Garden Inn Hilton


Free shuttles will circulate continuously between the KIPJ building and the Old Town hotels from 7:30 am-8:00 pm on Thursday, 7:30 am-5:00 pm on Friday, and 7:30 am-5:30 pm on Saturday. Simply walk out of the entrance to your hotel or the KIPJ building between these hours and board a Goldfield Stage or University of San Diego shuttle to get to your destination.

Event Program:

Job Search Workshop -- deadline has passed.

Presenter Guidelines

Social Event -- Friday, June 24, 6:30-10:30pm, at the San Diego Museum of Natural History.

SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.

If you have any questions about conference logistics, please contact Julie Laut, the Conference Coordinator, at [email protected]. If you have questions about the conference program, please contact the 2016 program committee co-chairs, Salim Yaqub and Melani McAlister, at [email protected].

Full Event Program listing presenters and paper titles [Updated 06-21-2016]


Thursday, 23 June 2016

SHAFR Council meeting: 8:00 am – 12:45 pm, Boardroom (Room 226)

SHAFR Teaching Committee: 8:00 – 10:00 am, Room 223A

Registration: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Garden of the Sky

Book Exhibit: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, First Floor Rotunda

Session I: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm (Panels 1 - 13)

COFFEE BREAK: 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Session II: 2:00 – 3:45 pm (Panels 14 – 28)

REFRESHMENT BREAK: 3:45 – 4:15 PM, Garden of the Sky

PLENARY SESSION: 4:15 – 6:00 PM (KIPJ Theatre)

Star-Spangled Leviathan: The Political Economy of American Nationalism

Mike Davis, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing, University of California, Riverside

WELCOME RECEPTION: 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Garden of the Sea

Friday, 24 June 2016

BREAKFAST: 8:00-8:30 am

Diplomatic History Editorial Board Meeting: 8:00 – 9:30 am, Boardroom (Room 226)

Registration: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Garden of the Sky

Book Exhibit: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Rotunda

Session III: 8:30 – 10:15 am (Panels 29 – 38)

COFFEE BREAK: 10:15 – 10:45 am

Session IV: 10:30 am – 12:15 pm (Panels 39 – 49)

PRESIDENTIAL LUNCHEON: 12:30 – 2:30 pm (Rooms ABCD) Pre-registration and tickets required

Development Politics and the Cold War

David Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University SHAFR President

Session V: 2:30 – 4:15 pm (Panels 50 – 60)

FREE WALKING TOURS OF BALBOA PARK: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Pre-registration required

SOCIAL EVENT: 6:30 – 10:30 pm Pre-registration and tickets required

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Registration: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Garden of the Sky

Book Exhibit: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Rotunda

Job Workshop: 8:00 – 9:15 am (Rooms ABCD) Due to space and personnel limitations, advance registration is required. Thank you for your understanding.

BREAKFAST: 9:00 – 9:30 am

Session VI: 9:30 – 11:15 am (Panels 61 – 71)

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: 11:15 am – 1:15 pm, Rooms ABCD Pre-registration and tickets required

“A Female Candide”: U.S. Empire, Racial Cartographies, and the Education of Ms. Grace Halsell, 1959-1982

Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History, University of California, Los Angeles

Session VII: 1:15 – 3:00 pm (Panels 72 – 82)

REFRESHMENT BREAK: 3:00 – 3:30 pm, Garden of the Sky

Session VIII: 3:30 – 5:15 pm (Panels 83 – 93)

Exhibit Info:

The Book Exhibit will be open Thursday, June 23 from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Friday, June 24 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday, June 25 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. We are pleased to welcome Association Book Exhibit, Cambridge University Press, Cornell University Press, Harvard University Press, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, the University Press of Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina Press.

A/V Information:

Requests for A/V equipment MUST be made with your proposal submission. We cannot accommodate requests made after 1 December 2015. Please bring your own laptop to use. If your panel requires a projector, we strongly recommend that you use a single laptop and have each presenter put their presentation on a flash drive or have it available online. There will be complimentary wifi access in the meeting area.

Contact Person: Julie Laut