Call for Submissions

CFP Canadian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2019 | Canada on the Edge? Peoples, Places and Perspectives |
Submissions are due February 8, 2019

Is Canada on the edge? Is it on the leading edge? Is it cutting edge? Or are we falling off the edge? These are all questions that we ponder in today's changing dynamic. The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies welcomes explorations of these topics from multiple and competing perspectives at its annual conference May 2-3, 2019 at York University in Toronto. We solicit papers that engage with this theme from a myriad of approaches and lenses, not limited to but including:
· Indigenous studies
· Law and legal practices
· Health, well-being, and mental health
· Canadian politics
· Structures of society
· Gender and sexuality
· Religion, beliefs and spirituality
· Identity, culture, race, and ethnicity
· Space, geography, and environmental studies
· Canadian studies
· Technology studies, Internet, and social media
· Art, theatre, film, music (history, performance, theory), and creative practices
· Literature and languages
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that examine these themes in Canada. The goal of this two-day conference is to provide a space for discussions surrounding today’s changing dynamic broadly defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret this theme. Presenters may be invited to submit their work to the Robarts Center for Canadian Studies’ online publication Canada Watch. Please contact should you have any questions.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity, ability, socioeconomic situation, region, migration, status and difference. Individual papers, panels, and roundtables on other related topics will also be considered.

Reimbursement of some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire conference from outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) for papers, panels, or roundtables at by February 8, 2019.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus will be hosting the seventh annual Justice, Crime and Deviance: Regional Graduate Research and Networking Conference March 30th, 2019 | Proposals for presentations will be accepted until January 25, 2019

Proposals for presentations will be accepted until January 25th, 2019. Please send an abstract of 200-250 words to

This interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for graduate students to share their completed and ongoing research endeavours related to justice, crime, and deviance, while also providing valuable peer-networking opportunities.
At this time, we invite graduate students to submit paper and poster abstracts by Friday, January 25th, 2019. Please see the attached Call for Papers for additional information and submission guidelines.

JCD 2019 Call for Papers (.pdf)

Call for Proposals
Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialogues, Carleton University, located on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa)
May 3rd and 4th, 2019
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019

This year’s theme (Un)bound invites graduate students, emerging scholars, and artists whose research or creative practice attempts to cross traditional borders and boundaries within the academic and artistic realms. (Un)bound will explore what it means to be bound by constraints whether real or imagined, as well as the possibilities and struggles that emerge when we risk creating and/or working outside of these structured confines. The conference will provide a congenial environment where participants can present interdisciplinary research and form professional connections with like-minded peers.

ICSLAC welcomes creative and defined submissions for research papers, panels, performances, and workshops from graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, as well as from emerging and independent artists or scholars. We are interested in submissions that critically consider, but are not limited to:

borders, boundaries, and mapping
migration and diaspora
politics and political economy
decolonial/post-colonial methodologies and globalisms
interdisciplinarity in music, art, film, or literature
critical cultural theory
media and digital cultures
feminist and queer theories
interdisciplinary studies in education and pedagogy
memory studies and museology
environmental studies and ecocriticism

Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Lowe

Lisa Lowe is Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities, a faculty member of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. In January 2019, she will join Yale University as Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies.


Website and registration:

Poster  Interface CFP (.pdf)

Proposals will be selected through a blind jury process. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and bio (max. 100 words) in the body of your email and attach an abstract (max. 300 words) with a list of keywords, without any identifying information, as a PDF file. If you are submitting a performance or workshop proposal, please outline the intended length and structure in your submission as well as capacity limitations.

Queen's Policy Review is Welcoming Graduate Students to Submit Papers
Papers should be sent to by Jan 7th, 2019 (11:59 EST).

The Queen's University School of Policy Studies' graduate publication, the Queen's Policy Review (QPR) is pleased to announce our 2019 publication ‘Developing Policy in a Rapidly Changing World' and we would like to welcome graduate students to submit papers.

We are seeking papers on a wide range of policy areas - social issues, health care, media and politics, trade, economy/business, environmental, food security, etc. We are particularly interested in papers that identify challenges that are unique to our historical moment, as well as papers that situate current challenges in the context of past policy approaches and understandings.

Please do not hesitate to contact the QPR editorial team at with any questions or visit the QPR website for more information.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering
PhD and Post Doctoral Fellowships
Conducting Research on the Holocaust
Application Deadline is January 2, 2019
for the Fall 2019-Summer 2020 Funding Year
Maximum Award Amount: $20,000 Per Year

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Holocaust studies and Shoah memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945, as well as immediate post-war events.

Studies covered by the Fellowship can include the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place and encompass political, economic, legal, religious and socio-cultural aspects, as well as ethical and moral implications. The Fellowship also supports awardees in learning languages necessary to studying original Holocaust- related documents. Candidates can be pursuing a degree in a variety of fields, including History, Sociology, Philosophy, Judaic Studies, Political Science, Government, Women’s Studies and other fields.

Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who have a strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, and who possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust awareness and scholarship.

As part of the program, Kagan Fellows are invited to attend an all-expenses-paid, annual 5-day summer workshop alternately hosted at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem where they present their research to and network with leading scholars and peers.

For application and eligibility information, please visit or email

Call For Papers
York University History Department’s
Annual New Frontiers Conference presents
Reclaiming Histories: Discourses of Colonization, Reconciliation and Recolonization
February 21 – February 23, 2019
The deadline for submissions is 28 December 2018.

The York University History Department’s annual New Frontiers conference is an excellent forum for both MA and PhD students in history and related fields to present papers to colleagues from across Canada and the United States. This year’s theme fosters multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, therefore, we encourage papers from practitioners in history, law, indigenous studies, political studies, education, and other disciplines, representing a wide range of national, regional, thematic, and methodological backgrounds.

In 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission sought to promote collaboration between the public, post-secondary institutions, all levels of government, and Indigenous peoples. Increasingly, however, some are challenging the government’s use of the term "reconciliation," charging that its true agenda in seeking reconciliation is the continued extinguishment of Aboriginal title and rights in contravention of international law, amounting to the recolonization of Indigenous peoples. Thus the actions and findings of this Commission, applied haphazardly or not at all, highlight the difficulties posed when history meets politics. These difficulties will inform the focus of several panels this year with the hope that this will inspire discussion about the problematic outcomes of collaboration.

We will be accepting papers on any geographic location and on a wide range of themes and topics including but not limited to:

• History and Theory
• Public Memory and Commemoration
• Law, Politics, and Protest
• Science, Medicine, Technology, and Environment
• Sovereignty and the State
• Religion and Society
• Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
• Gender & Sexuality
• Empire and Nation
• Popular Culture and Consumerism
• Migration and Diaspora
• Work, Class, and Community
In the spirit of collaboration and mutual learning, graduate students and post-graduate students are encouraged to submit papers on their original research, dissertation chapters in progress, research projects, and/or course papers.

Applicants are invited to submit either individual papers or panels of two to three papers.

For individual papers, please submit a maximum 250-word abstract. For panel proposals, include a maximum 200-word panel abstract explaining the rationale for the panel. Submissions must be accompanied by at least three keywords and a short biographical statement. The deadline for submissions is 28 December 2018.

Please direct submissions to:
Aaron Armstong, Ludia Bae, Alan Corbiere, Anna Jarvis, James Thomas

via Google form:

For general inquiries:


CARFMS 2019 Call for Papers
Interrogating Integration
Hosted in collaboration with the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
May 14 - May 16, 2019  Preceded by
CARFMS / CALACs collaborative mini-conference:
Bridging the Gaps: Understanding Current Mobilities in the Caribbean and Latin America and their Policy Implications
May 13, 2019

In response to a number of requests, we will be extending the abstract submission deadline to December 15, 2018.

Integration is a contested concept – most especially in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. Describing the act of combining distinct parts into a whole, the term is apt for advancing the inclusion of migrants within political communities, the mixture of diverse stakeholder perspectives, and more progressive global governance regimes. But integration is also coupled with processes of exclusion. State political boundaries rest on ongoing colonial practices and categories of thought that leave little room for Indigenous perspectives. The regional harmonization of state laws and policies regarding border controls, interdiction, economic migration, and asylum reinforce the contingency of political membership upon citizenship. Integration also highlights perpetual tensions between unity and diversity within and across diverse political communities.
CARFMS 2019 will bring together scholars, practitioners, and those with lived experience of forced migration to reflect on the meanings, and pathways, to integration. CARFMS 2019 invites applications for innovative panels, workshops, sessions, presentations and demonstrations on the following themes:
1. How do we define, support, and appraise the integration of refugees into communities?
2. How do and should we integrate policies and practices for human mobilities?
3. How can we support postcolonial refugee scholarship in relation to membership in political communities, with an emphasis on indigenous perspectives and migrant experience?
4. How can we integrate local knowledge and practices in constructive ways?
How do we define, support and measure the integration of refugees into communities?
A dominant theme of refugee settlement research and practice focuses on whether and how refugees are included, or excluded, from the society in which they reside. Early models of integration emphasised employment and participation in the market economy (Levitas, 2013), and continue to be seen as key markers of integration by many policy makers and settlement programs. However, this focus has been challenged by post-colonial scholars as failing to acknowledge the impact of how social, structural and political factors in host communities create social exclusion (Davies, 2005; Galabuzi, 2006; Labonte, 2004).
In this theme, we welcome papers that
Critically reflect on integration theories and settlement policies
Report on promising practices that support social change and refugee integration and how they relate to settlement policies at the local, regional, national and/or international level
Identify and improve methodologies for the study of integration at the individual and societal levels

How do and should we integrate policies and practices for human mobilities?
Policies and practices designed to exclude forced migrants are relatively well integrated at the national and international level and their effectiveness for systematic exclusion is in part supported by purposeful fragmentation of categories of migration. It is becoming increasingly clear that the global refugee regime is out of step with current patterns of migration, the reality of which is messy and cannot be reduced to the existing frameworks. There has been a global recognition of the need to address increasing migration pressures, as evidenced by the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on Migration. However, there is also a growing movement to restrict migration by country of origin, religion, and reasons for migration. Increased restrictions in the face of increased pressure to migrate are also resulting in more irregular migration. In this theme, we welcome papers and workshops addressing laws, policies and practices pertaining to the integration of policies for a range of migration pathways.
How are international legal and policy tools integrating versus separating different migration pathways?
What are the consequences of separating out different migration pathways for policies and for migrants themselves?
Are there promising pathways or practices for integrating different migration pathways, resources, and policies?

Critical and postcolonial refugee perspectives: Integrating scholarship with indigenous people and refugees.
Displacement caused by violence is not limited to refugee-producing countries. Settler states, like Canada and the US, and the indigenous peoples whose land settlers live on have histories of cultural genocide, separation, isolation and exclusion from the mainstream polity. Recognition of others’ needs, rights, and livelihoods in itself may not be sufficient as indigenous scholars in Canada have argued (Coulthard, 2014). Likewise, integration into an existing political community may not be desirable or politically acceptable to indigenous nations who have faced forced family separation through residential schools, loss of land and/or livelihoods, and the systemic social exclusions produced through these state-led practices..

What would a world that includes both indigenous and refugee peoples look like?
What does decolonizing refugee studies look like?
How do we imagine, identify, and translate refugee and indigenous scholarship using indigenous knowledge and practices?
How are reception and settlement practices shaped by settler histories and geographies?
How do we understand the current forces of displacement in their historical and political context?

Integrating local knowledge and practices
The need for local and contextualized research and a greater attention to refugee voices continues alongside the need for high level analysis of global pathways, patterns and policies. How can we better facilitate the integration of the knowledge of those with lived experience of migration, and members of the local communities in which they seek asylum or resettlement; practitioners providing settlement services; researchers studying forced migration; and policy makers? Following on the partnership themes raised in the 2018 conference, we seek papers addressing the following issues:

How do we support policies and practices that promote, respond to and include different knowledges?
Are there methodological innovations that can better integrate these different knowledges?
What are promising practices for ensuring that different voices, knowledges and practices are included in the development of policies at the local, national and international levels?

Bridging Day CARFMS/CALACs Collaborative Mini-Conference | May 13, 2019

Bridging the Gaps: Understanding Current Mobilities in the Caribbean and Latin America and their Policy Implications

On May 13, a Bridging Day Preconference will be held between the meeting of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) and the conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS).  This Bridging Day seeks to encourage integration between the two associations and addresses the growing complexity and severity of forced migration in the hemisphere. Participation in the Bridging Day will have a separate registration with a small fee to cover lunch and fees for a guest speaker. Details for this preconference will be released shortly.

Abstract Submission
We welcome submissions for panels (1.5 hours), individual papers, or workshop (1 hour) formats that can include diverse discussion and/or presentation formats. Please indicate which theme your submission aligns with.
For panel presentations, indicate the overall theme of the panel in your abstract and then the individual author and their abstracts in the same submission.
Deadline for submissions is now December 15, 2018
Please use this online form to submit your abstract:

Call for Papers: Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies
Glendon College, York University
March 2, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Michael Cronin, Trinity College Dublin
The Theme is “Translation and Identity
Deadline for Submissions:  December 15, 2018

Translators are not simply language technicians; they bring something crucial and significant to translation: their identities. But to what culture does their identity belong? Can a translator belong to any single cultural identity? Can translation be an identity? As Ivana Hostová (2017) notes, the concept of identity made its formal début in translation studies in the mid-1990s and its popularity as a research topic has been growing ever since. This year’s graduate student conference will explore the various intersections between translation and identity: the pitfalls and triumphs of cultural translation in an age of globalisation, the role of translators as cultural mediators in the process of intercultural communication, the issues of hybrid identity, as well as perceptions of identity through the prism of gender.
We invite proposals for papers from a variety of fields and perspectives that engage with issues including, but not limited to:
· Identities of translators in the digital age
· Gender and translation
· Fictional representations of translators/interpreters
· Translation in bilingual contexts
· Migration and migrant literature
· Translator responsibilities in postcolonial contexts
· Translator (in)visibility

Our one-day multilingual conference will address these and related topics. We welcome proposals for papers (20-minute presentations) and posters.
Those interested are invited to submit an abstract of 250-300 words by December 15, 2018 to
Submissions should include the title of the paper and the author’s name, affiliations, and contact information.

Hostová, Ivana. Identity and Translation Trouble. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

Poster in English, French and Spanish CFP 2019 Poster in EN FR SP (.pdf)

Call for Abstracts | 2019 Toronto Group Conference, "Resistance to International Law and the Global Legal Order"
Conference dates: March 28-29, 2019
University of Toronto | Faculty of Law
Abstract Proposals due December 14, 2018

Call for Abstracts:

The Toronto Group is a collaboration between graduate students at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Our upcoming 2019 event will be our 12th conference. The Toronto Group aims to create a forum for graduate students and early career academics to disseminate their research and engage with a broad international community of scholars. Our areas of focus include legal, social and political theory; public and private international law; and constitutional law and politics. Every year, we hold a major conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Our upcoming conference will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from March 28 to 29th, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Resistance to International Law and the Global Legal Order”.

Call for Submissions for the 12th Annual Toronto Group Conference

The Toronto Group Conference connects graduate students and emerging scholars from across the globe. This year’s 12th annual Toronto Group Conference will bring together researchers and scholars of international, transnational and comparative law to examine the modes and forms of resistance to international law and the global legal order from various perspectives and using a variety of different approaches. We invite submissions addressing the topic from a broad range of perspectives, looking for example at economic globalization, global/generic constitutionalism, resistance to the establishment of global legal standards and institutions, or contributions dealing with the rise of new transnational actors.

Questions the Conference might address include, but are not limited to, the following:

Where and when is resistance to international law and the global legal order taking place? Who is resisting? How, why and in what forms does resistance occur?
Is there a broader context framing expressions of resistance or is it an isolated phenomenon? In particular, how might the rise of neo-nationalist and populist movements shape broader global discussions about the ongoing role of
international law?
How do seemingly predominant narratives relate to alternative narratives emerging in particular from the Global South?
How do domestic constitutional and sub-constitutional responses to transnational actors and the mutations of the global legal order differ?
The Conference aims at creating a space where early career scholars can receive feedback on their research, so each applicant selected to present will be assigned a faculty member discussant of the participating institutions.

Submission of Paper Proposals

The Organizing Committee welcomes abstract submissions that address the theme above or other related emerging issues. Interdisciplinary contributions integrating the insights of, for example, sociology, anthropology, economics or history are
encouraged. Applicants are invited to send an abstract of 500 words outlining their main arguments and methodology and a short bio of 100 words by December 14, 2018.
Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the theme, the interest they present in relation to other proposals, and their overall quality. Applicants will be notified of results by mid-January 2019. Selected applicants are expected to submit completed papers in early March 2019.

Questions and abstracts should be sent to:

Call for Papers: 'Democratizing Displacement' Refugee Studies Centre 2019 Conference
March 18-19, 2019
New College, Oxford
Deadline for paper submissions: December 7, 2018

Pushed from their homes, refugees and displaced people typically find themselves subject to a range of policies, practices and powers over which they have no say. The lives of refugees are intimately and dramatically shaped by actors - states, international organisations, humanitarian NGOs, local host communities amongst others - who make decisions that affect their well-being but are rarely accountable to their interests and goals. How might refugees become more effective political actors in shaping the forces and institutions that govern their own lives?

The Refugee Studies Centre's 2019 Conference aims to consider the issue of 'democratizing' refugee protection from a variety of disciplinary angles, including ethics, politics, anthropology, history and law. It proposes to examine the role of refugees as political agents able to inform the decisions that affect them at local, state, regional and global levels. The Conference will explore the ethics and politics of accountability, participation, and humanitarian governance, the character of practical, institutional and legal mechanisms to ensure that refugees have a say in their protection, and ways in which those who make decisions in relation to the displaced are (or could be) held accountable for their actions.

We are interested in receiving academic paper proposals from scholars in the social sciences and the humanities in the following broad areas:
*    Historical, contemporary and theoretical analysis of:

  • displaced people as political agents in democratic and non-democratic political systems for different ends and goals;
  • displaced people as actors engaging in resistance and political protest.

*    Examination and critical analysis of the legal and institutional mechanisms to ensure accountability of those whose actions affect refugees, and their linkage with participatory processes.

*    The exploration of future pathways--in terms of normative ideals, legal constructions, or institutional designs--that increase the political agency of refugees and other displaced people.

The conference will take place at New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN.

Proposal Submission
Paper proposals should consist of a title and a 500-700 word abstract that specifies -the research question, describes the approach used, and gives an indication of the conclusions. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability in terms of the conference themes. It is hoped that some of the papers will form part of a special edition of the Journal of Refugee Studies. The conference will be limited to 70 participants.

To submit a proposal, please visit and complete the online form. The deadline for paper submissions is 7 December 2018.

For further information about the conference, please contact Susanna Power at

Call for Nominations:
Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2017-2018
PhD Dissertation Award Announcement
(extended eligibility criteria and deadline)
December 3, 2018

Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2017-18 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.

If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2017-18 (dissertations defended between September 1 2017 and September 30, 2018 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018.

Must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2017-18* academic year.
The nominee's dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.

Each nomination must include:

  1. A copy of the dissertation and no more than a one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship.
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's Supervisor commenting on the nominee's dissertation or thesis.
  3. A statement from the Graduate Program Director noting that the nominee's dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize.
  4. A copy of the external examiner’s report.

Nominations must be received by
Julia Pyryeskina, Coordinator,
Centre for Feminist Research,
611 York Research Tower  no later than Monday, December 3, 2018.

Submissions and questions can be made via email to

Centre For Feminist Research
Kaneff Tower, York University       Phone: 416-736-5915


Online Proposal Submission Open
12th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies
Graduate Research Conference
DEADLINE: November 26, 2018

We are now accepting proposals for the 12th Annual R.F. Harney Graduate Research Conference in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, which will be held January 31 & February 1, 2019 at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Established in 2008 and with participants not only from Canada, but the United States, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, our graduate research conference is recognized as the premier forum for graduate students in the field of ethnic studies to come and present their work.

We welcome students in their Master's or Doctoral programs as well as recent graduates to submit their proposals. We will be presenting awards for the best papers/presentations and featuring the award winners on our website.

Please go to the "Graduate Conference Page" on our website to find more details and submit your proposal through our online form:

Contact the R.F. Harney Program Administrator:

New Funding Alert
Research Award: Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
Deadline: November 16, 2018 4:00 PM

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries (with a valid work permit on hand for full time placements in Canada) who have recently completed, or are pursuing, a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university. The selected candidates will be granted a one-year paid program to undertake research and gain hands-on experience in research and program management.

Research award: Advisory Committee on Research Ethics

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
National Essay Challenge for Graduate Students in Canadian Universities
Submit Working Essay Title by November 15, 2018

To promote innovative, policy-relevant research by up-and-coming scholars, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is running the National Essay Challenge for graduate students in Canadian Universities.

Six Finalists Recieve
-Certificate of Achievement
-Invitation to present at:
1.International Metropolis Conference 2019
2.IRCC Research Matters Event
-$500 plus Travel and Conference Fees Paid
-Possibility of Internship

Must be a graduate student enrolled at a Canadian university in 2018-19.
Essay must be either an empirical research paper, using qualitative or quantitative methodologies or an evidence-based policy paper related to IRCC's mandate.
The essay cannot be co-authored and you must have the support of a professor.

How to enter
Send an email to to access the National Essay Challenge group on GCcollab, where you will find information about the requirements of the Challenge.
Once you are a member of the National Essay Challenge GCcollab group, you will need to submit your working essay title by November 15, 2018.

IRCC Website

Global Labour Research Centre
Call for Proposals
International Graduate Student Symposium
February 21-22, 2019
York University, Toronto, Canada
Deadline for Submissions | November 4, 2018

The Global Labour Research Centre at York University invites proposals for presentations at its upcoming fourth annual international graduate student symposium, which will take place on February 21-22, 2019. To encourage the formation of the broadest intellectual community, we invite proposals on a wide range of issues and areas of research, including (but not limited to):

  • Work, employment, and labour rights
  • Migration, citizenship, and work
  • Inequality, work, and labour markets
  • Gender relations at work and in labour movements
  • Revitalization of workers’ movements
  • Work and popular culture
  • Labour, colonialism, and decolonization
  • Work, labour movements, and the environment
  • Work and health

The symposium is designed to provide an interdisciplinary venue for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to share their research ideas in a collaborative and supportive environment. Submissions may include dissertation proposals or chapters, major research papers, or course papers. Participants are encouraged to present on works in progress. In addition, symposium participants will be encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for publication in the GLRC’s Graduate Symposium Proceedings.

Deadline for Submissions | November 4, 2018

  • Title and a 150-word abstract of the proposed poster or panel presentation; and
  • A short biography, including list of degrees, current position and research interests

Registration Fee | $30

Please submit your proposal and supporting information using the following link.

Submitters will be notified on the status of their proposal by November 16, 2018. For more information about the symposium, please visit

Symposium Organizing Committee |
Rawan Abdelbaki • Lacey Croft • Alia Karim • Kaitlin Peters • Dr. Kelly Pike • Rahina Zarma

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) at York University promotes the study of work, employment, and labour. The Centre’s mandate is to support engaged, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and accessible research on pressing issues of economic and social justice.                                                                                    

Email |                        Facebook |

Phone | 416.736.2100 x 44704                Twitter | @GLRC_York

Call for Papers - ‘Sexuality and Borders’  Conference
NYU’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication
April 4 - 5, 2019
Submission Deadline November 1, 2018

In her path-breaking work Borderlands/La Frontera (1987), Gloria E. Anzaldúa parsed out the relationship between heteronormativity and the stretching of the border into various borderlands, subjectivities, and temporalities. In the context of growing migration and the accompanying intensification of border regimes, this formative thesis on the relationship between borders and sexuality needs renewed attention and consideration. How do sexuality and borders intersect? What role does sexuality play in the production, maintenance and disruption of contemporary border regimes? How do borders as features of racial capitalism multiply inequalities via sexuality and, conversely, how is sexuality mediated through racialized border regimes? While people continue to move across borders, sexuality becomes a dominant frame through which such movement is attempted to be captured, framed, and contained. At the same time, the border becomes understood, organized, and contested through sexuality and sexual discourse.
In response to these phenomena, this symposium conceptualizes sexuality as a method of bordering and thinks sexuality beyond identity towards its multifarious entanglements with contemporary border regimes. From sexual panics about migrant sexuality, the pornotropic gaze of surveillance technologies, to media discourses about reproduction and contagion, sexuality can be said to play a key role in how borders are policed and managed. At the same time, intimacy, desire, and sexuality have become rallying points in challenging borders as seen in queer activism against deportations, critiques of homonationalism and imaginations of different sexual futures and political horizons. Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and regional contexts, this symposium aims to show how sexuality matters for the study of and struggles around borders.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Intimacy of border control, touch, and the haptic
Sexual transmission, deviancy, and national health
Family, state and, national reproduction
Sexual panics and the intensification of border regimes
Trans perspectives on gendered and sexualised border regimes
Sexual violence, detention, and state violence
Sex work, discourses of trafficking, and migrant sex work activism
Digital borders, pornography, mediation
Technologies of border control and sexuality
Surveillance, voyeurism, pornotropics
Entanglement of anti-migrant and anti-queer/feminist politics
Virality, sexuality, and contagion across borders
Queer of colour critique and critical migration studies
Affect, desire, and queer/no border futurities
Biopolitical borders, demography, and population
Queer temporalities, archives, and histories of migration
LGBTQ refugees and migrants
Queer and feminist activism around/against borders
Sexuality and Borders is a two day symposium hosted and funded by New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. It is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the DFG-funded research training group “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” (University of Potsdam, Germany) and is supported by LSE’s Department of Gender Studies.

Confirmed Keynotes:
Radha Hegde (Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU)
Miriam Ticktin (Associate Professor of Anthropology, New School for Social Research)
Alyosxa Tudor (Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, SOAS University of London)

Please send proposals for papers (no longer than 350 words) and a short bio (150 words) by November 1st, 2018 to As an interdisciplinary symposium, we encourage applications that engage a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and focus on different geopolitical contexts. We aim to enable discussions across academic, artistic and activist debates and also welcome applications from participants outside the academy.

Organizing team
Michelle Pfeifer (NYU, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Department)
Billy Holzberg (London School of Economics, Gender Institute)
Anouk Madörin (University of Potsdam, RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms).

For questions please contact

Refugee Review:
‘Emerging Issues in Forced Migration -
Perspectives from Research and Practice’
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: October 31, 2018

Refugee Review and the ESPMI Network
The ESPMI Network is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the fourth volume of its journal, Refugee Review. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal that features a range of submission styles by scholars, practitioners, activists, artists, migrants, and anyone else working and studying within the field of forced migration. Refugee Review is an independent platform, offering a unique publishing opportunity for early stage professionals, as well as for established scholars that support its mission. Refugee Review has a commitment to equity, respect and honours the dignity of all persons. Accordingly, we reserve the right to refuse or request
amendment of any submissions that may degrade the dignity of a particular group.
2018 Call for Submissions Overview
Scholars and practitioners worldwide are grappling with key questions related to research and practice, particularly concerning ethics, representation and impact. The next issue of the Refugee Review intends to explore and expand these issues by focusing on four areas in forced migration: new dissemination practices and public engagement, bridging research to policy and practice, methodological challenges and innovations and supporting emerging scholars and practitioners (please see the ESPMI website for details on the four Thematic Areas).
Within these thematic areas, we invite submissions in four styles: academic articles, opinion papers, practitioner reports and multimedia submissions (please see the ESPMI website for details on Submission Categories). If prospective contributors have another submission format, let us know and we will work to accommodate it. Submissions must not be of previously published work or in submission elsewhere.
Submissions are encouraged from cross-disciplinary perspectives that concern refugees and forced migration. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, novel approaches, preliminary results from field research, changing legal standards, gaps in protection, regional case studies, gender-related aspects, social innovation practices, and policy responses.
Review process
All contributors are required to submit an abstract for review prior to submission of a complete piece (see Abstract Submission Guidelines). Prospective contributors will be informed of the their abstract acceptance within two weeks from submission. If their abstract is accepted, prospective contributors will then be invited to submit their final piece within six weeks. At this stage, all submissions will go through a peer-review process. Submissions that are accepted for publication will undergo a peer-editing process.
The editing team may, when deemed appropriate, move submissions to different sections of the issue (for example from the Academic Article section to the Opinion Piece section). If contributors prefer a specific category of submission or style during the review process, please indicate that clearly.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit to: Please send questions to the same address.

Abstract submissions must include:
Submission category
(indicate in the email subject line:
academic article, opinion piece, practitioner report, multimedia)
Author(s), affiliation(s), corresponding email
Thematic area
(new dissemination techniques and public engagement;
bridging policy and practice; methodological issues; supporting
emerging scholars and practitioners)
Abstract text
(Title, text no longer than 400 words, 5-10 keywords)
Funding details (if applicable)

All submissions must be in English.

ESPMI Website:

Seventh Annual International and
Interdisciplinary Conference
Call for Papers
Migration, Displacement, and Belonging: Challenging the Paradigms
March 7-9, 2019

This conference explores how migratory flows construct, reshape, and challenge the way individuals think about themselves and the communities to which they belong. When people experience insecurity or lack opportunities where they live, they search for a better life. Political, economic, or environmental hardships due to war, persecution, hostile environments, or poverty lead many to cross geographical and social boundaries, often at risk to their lives. Yet, whether migration is forced or voluntary, the journey to a new destination can be fraught with danger or
new insecurities.

RCGA_Migration_CFP March 7-9, 2019 (.pdf)