Welcome to CFPList.com! Our hope is that CFPlist.com will facilitate new scholarship in the Humanities and Social
Sciences by organizing and highlighting conference opportunities to share academic work, receive scholarly feedback, and network
CFPList.com is developed and maintained by Derick Ariyam and Michael Becker.
is currently a first year Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island and holds academic
backgrounds in both Computer Science and English. In addition to being a graduate student, Derick currently serves as
lead developer at the Department of Education in Rhode Island; he has held that role for two years and has
worked as a programmer for 10 years. His academic interests are diverse and interdisplinary, focused largely in
the fields of Postcolonial Studies and Digital Humanities.
Michael D. Becker
is a third year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rhode Island in the English Department.
He earned his M.A. from the University of Sussex (Brighton, England) in 2004 and his B.A. from the University of Colorado
(Boulder, CO) in 2001. His primary field is British Modernism and his current intellectual interests include aesthetics,
the relationship of form and history, and literary engagements with food. He has a wide range of teaching experience,
having taught literature and composition classes at URI since the fall of 2007. Before URI Michael D. Becker was an adjunct
instructor, teaching composition and literature in both online and traditional classrooms. For the last two years, he has
volunteered his time for the URI Graduate Student Conference, serving as co-chair in 2011. He has presented scholarly papers
at local and regional conferences.