Call for Submissions

Submit your Papers | Journal for Worldwide Holistic Sustainable Development | Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Deadline for submission is April 30, 2019

We invite you to submit your papers for possible inclusion in the forthcoming issues of the Journal for Worldwide Holistic Sustainable Development. The journal is the official periodical of Holistic Sustainable Development Network, a Canada-based but international-focused faculty-student run think-thank, managed in partnership with key organisations and individuals at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The journal is in its fourth volume and eighth issue. The volume appears yearly while issue quarterly.
The Journal features contributions employing interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development research. These contributions could be from the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities, but must be relevant to the human society. Previous issues can be found at http://www.hsdni.org/jwhsd/articles/.
We welcome contemporary theoretical and/or practical contributions on social, economic and environmental issues in the sustainable development discourse. Contributions may be in form of full-length research articles having between 8000 and 12000 words, short research reports having between 5000 and 8000 words, or book reviews having up to 5000 words. Other forms of submission could be considered.
We accept submissions year-round. However, we are accepting manuscripts for our upcoming publication on June 30, 2019. The deadline for the submission is April 30, 2019.  Authors should follow the APA style. Authors can submit their manuscripts to hsdn2014@gmail.com as attachments. Your submission will be acknowledged within seven working days. Visit for author guidelines@ http://www.hsdni.org/jwhsd/authors-guidelines/  or  you can follow the guidelines attached herewith. If there is any question please contact at: hsdnoutreach@gmail.com.
The journal employs a double-blind peer review system. The reviewers are either two experts on the subject matter, or one expert and a second reader. The average review time is two months, but our reviews have often been less than two months. Within the review period, authors normally have one opportunity for making substantial corrections, and a second opportunity to go through the galley proof.
Enquiries can be sent to jislam@grenfell.mun.ca and cc to hsdn2014@gmail.com. We look forward to your submissions.

Author guidelines (.pdf)

Sincerely,
Gabriela Sabau BA, PhD.
Editor-in-Chief and Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Temitope Tunbi Onifade
Managing Editor and Former Lecturer, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Geneva Challenge 2019: The Challenges of Global Health | Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students | Registrations close on 24th March 2019 | Submission due by 15th July 2019

The 2019 edition of The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students. This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Global Health".
The 2019 edition of the Geneva Challenge is a project funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and was supported by the late Kofi Annan as the high-patron of the contest. The Geneva Challenge aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic.
Global Health is a defining challenge of tomorrow’s world and is a critical concern for both developing and developed countries. As the key to this issue is an interdisciplinary solution, crossing traditional boundaries between academic disciplines, we are inviting Master students from all academic programmes and from anywhere in the world to provide helpful strategic recommendations. Five prizes, one per continent, we will be distributed.
Teams of 3-5 master students must submit an 8,000 word proposal which:
· identify a challenge stemming from global health;
· construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context;
· propose innovation at the policy, practice, process or technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity.
The Geneva Challenge 2019 will distribute 25’000 CHF in monetary prizes and the finalists will be invited to publicly present their work in Geneva before a panel of high-level experts. Networking opportunities are also envisioned as part of the prize package.

More information is available on: www.graduateinstitute.ch/TheGenevaChallenge

We thank you in advance and remain at your disposal for any question you may have. 

Léna Menge
Project Coordinator
The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students
geneva.challenge@graduateinstitute.ch 

Carleton University | Call for Papers | Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium: Identity and Belonging | October 18 & 19, 2019 | Application deadline: March 15, 2019

Carleton University is happy to announce its second Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium, taking place on October 18 and 19, 2019. This year’s theme, Identity and Belonging, will focus on the thematic priorities that emerged from the roundtable discussions at the first Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium in 2017.
This second conference is designed to play a key role in facilitating dialogue and partnerships among the Somali Studies academic community at local, regional, and national levels. We are interested in papers that address issues of identity for Somalis in Canada such as: identity conflict, historical trauma, the influence of less-studied periods of Somali history, cultural resurgence and practice, systemic barriers including access to higher education, economy and labour market integration, the promotion of wellbeing and social justice.
Interested academics, researchers, educators, and health and social work practitioners are invited to submit their work. We ask applicants to submit a 200-word abstract describing their proposed paper, their academic/professional biography (100 words) and a full paper (approximately 5000-7000 words, including references). The accepted papers will also be submitted for publication in an edited volume following the conference.

Call for Paper Somali Studies in Canada 2019 (,pdf)

Please send your papers, abstracts and biographies to:
Dr. Nimo Bokore somalicanadianstudies2@gmail.com

Immigration, Cultural Participation and New Forms of Political Solidarity:
Global Perspectives
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference
University of Liège (Belgium)
25-26 September 2019
Please send a 400 words (maximum) abstract to Marco Martiniello
(M.Martiniello@uliege.be) by March 15 2019 |For more information about our activities, please visit: http://blogs.ulg.ac.be/arts-minorites/en/

The academic literature on immigrant integration has exploded in Europe and the United States since the 1980s (Martiniello and Rath, 2010, 2012 and 2014) to cover a wide range of issues related to economic, social, political incorporation and cultural of immigrants and their descendants. However, this lavish literature has largely neglected certain objects and questions, for example the relationship between the arts and the incorporation of migrants and their descendants, or the forms of political solidarity that can emerge from intercultural artistic practice.
The main objective of this conference organized by CEDEM (University of Liège) and the IMISCOE Standing Committee POPADIVCIT is precisely to begin to focus on the cultural and artistic participation of migrants and descendants of migrants in a transatlantic perspective and also on the spaces and the moments when this participation intersects and binds to public forms of intercultural collective engagement, whether artistic, political, or both.
We are interested in both empirical and theoretical papers dealing with some of following issues, either in a comparative way or through local case-studies: what role do culture and the arts play in the lives of newcomers and descendants of migrants? What cultural and artistic Practices and Participation Develop Newcomers and Descendants of Immigrants? How do cultural institutions take into account those publics often considered to be disengaged at the cultural and artistic level? Do these cultural practices contribute to creating bonds of solidarity between migrants and natives? And if so, what forms of political representation and collective engagement do they inspire?
The conference is not restricted to a specific artistic discipline or to specific communities. This academic conference wants to promote the dialogue among artists, civil society and policy makers.

Call for Papers
McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal
Journal Topic: Religion and Violence: Sources, History, and the Contemporary World
Deadline: March 11th, 2019

Description of volume:
The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites contributions to the first edition of the CREOR e-journal, which is dedicated to the theme of Religion and Violence. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers that reflect on the following questions and themes: How has the understanding of the relationship between violence and religion changed over time? How does methodology shape the scholarship on religion and violence? Is religious violence different than secular/non-religious violence? By drawing attention to religious violence how has political discourse overlooked the religious victims of religious or secular violence? Is there a place for discussions of religious conceptions of non-violence in the scholarship on religion and violence? How can policy makers use scriptural sources to promote peace and social cohesion? We welcome interdisciplinary submissions dealing with any tradition or time period.
Themes and Categories:
● Anti-terrorism and de-radicalization
● Construction/ deconstruction of religion
● Culture vs scripture
● Culture of violence
● Eastern vs Western religious violence
● Effects of post-colonialism
● Extremism and radicalization
● Gender and sexuality
● Gender and development
● Methodological approaches to religion and violence
● Pluralism
● Political violence vs religious violence
● Religion and community building
● Radical environmentalism
● Religious freedom vs control
● Religion and globalization
● Religion and nationalism
● Religion and violence in the media
● Ritual and violence
● State security
● Terrorism
● The role of hermeneutics
● Toleration
● Violence and textual traditions
● Violence in the name of secularity

Guidelines for submissions:
1) Title. The first page starts with the article title and the first letter of each word is capitalized according to CMS formatting. The title is in Times New Roman, 18pt, aligned center. A blank line follows the title.
2) Abstract. The abstract follows the blank line with the title "Abstract" in bold. The text immediately follows on the same line. The abstract is followed by a blank line. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Example: Abstract: This paper addresses….
3) Keywords. Keywords (Max. 5) follow with the same formatting as the abstract and are separated by semi-colons. Two lines are skipped after the keywords.
4) Text body. The body of the text follows and is to be 8 000 - 10 000 words (including footnotes).
5) Paragraphs. Each paragraph has an indent of 1.27 cm at the first line. There are no spaces between paragraphs, except before subtitles.
6) Subtitles. Each subtitle is in bold, 12pt, with no indent or colon. Subheadings are also in 12pt, underlined, with no indentation or colon.
7) Figures and tables. Figures, images, photographs, drawings, tables, and diagrams are directly inserted into the text and are centered. They must be labeled with appropriate credits for copyright and in accordance with McGill’s copyright policy.
8) Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements, if any, should be the first footnote.
10) Citations. Citations are to be formatted as footnotes (long form) and follow CMS guidelines. Please note that no bibliography is required.
11) Blinding the review. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
12) Foreign languages. Non-transliterated foreign languages should be in original script and transliterated foreign languages should be italicized.
13) Not previously published. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. For information on copyright and dissemination please contact editors.
About the Centre for Research on Religion:
The Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) is one of McGill's many academic research centres, but one of only a few in the Humanities, and the sole one in the field of Religious Studies. The Centre is an inter-disciplinary and inter-faculty entity drawing on the expertise and research interests present in the School of Religious Studies and other units in the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Faculties of Education, Law and Medicine, and other faculties at McGill University, such as Management and Music, as well. CREOR is based in the School of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts of McGill University, and collaborates with researchers from other Montreal institutions and from universities and colleges around the world.
CREOR eJournal
The eJournal is intended to highlight the scholarly exchanges facilitated by CREOR’s annual conferences, colloquia and lecture series. Each eJournal will take up the theme of the preceding year’s conference. Our hope is to promote publication opportunities for junior scholars and increase interdisciplinarity. This year’s volume has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Connections Grant (“Religion and Violence”). The editorial board is comprised of faculty members and graduate students at McGill’s School of Religious Studies.
For more information concerning the CREOR Religion and Violence conference please visit the following website: https://creorgraduate.wordpress.com/religion-and-violence-colloquium/
Please send all submissions to creor@mcgill.ca and in the subject header of your email please indicate CREOR eJournal Submission.

Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies - OMICS
Conference, 6-9 November, 2019, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden January 20th: call is announced
May 15th: deadline for abstracts
June 15th: Decisions regarding selection of abstracts
September 1st: registration
September 15th: the full program is announced
October 9th: Deadline for submission of full papers

General call for papers - specific calls under each Sub-theme
Growth in international migration has prompted a diversity of efforts to manage global migratory flows as well as improve and streamline the economic, social and political integration of migrants into the host countries. Migration and integration today involve a myriad of actors such as international and regional bodies, state agencies and municipalities, companies, interest groups, community-embedded, civil society organizations as well as individuals, including migrants, who design, implement reproduce, participate in, and replicate individual or collaborative initiatives aimed at facilitating migration and integration. Some efforts are planned and involve years of preparation and the engagement of large coalition of actors; others are ephemeral and ad hoc, emerging from one day to the next only to disappear again quickly. Some efforts aim at facilitating transnational migration others at improving migrants’ health, at supporting migrants’ inclusion into the host countries’ education system or the labour market, at preventing radicalization, or securing migrants’ civic, social and legal inclusion in the new country. From a coordination and organizing perspective, this myriad of actors and activities separated in time and space poses not only far-reaching challenges, but also great opportunities.

These challenges and opportunities demand novel and critical research and interdisciplinary approaches from a range of disciplines, such as anthropology, educational sciences, health sciences, information technology, international studies, law and human rights, management and organization studies, migration studies, political science, social work and sociology. This to rethink how migration shapes and produces inclusion and exclusion around the world – from welfare states in the Global North to the states of the Global South.

The School of Business, Economics and Law, together with the Centre on Global Migration at the University of Gothenburg, therefore invites scholars from many disciplines and all parts of the globe to the Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies Conference, 6–9 November, 2019, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Organising committe
Andreas Diedrich, associate professor, Business Administration
Gabriella Elgenius, associate professor, Sociology and Work Science
Gregor Noll, professor, Law
Andrea Spehar, associate professor, director of Centre on Global Migration (CGM), Political Science
Patrik Zapata, professor, Public Administration
María José Zapata Campos, associate professor, Business Administration

 

T02P04 / Migration and Citizenship: Policies and Research in
Global Comparative Perspective
Topic : T02 / COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
Chair : Yasmeen Abu-Laban - yasmeen@ualberta.ca
Second Chair : Mireille Paquet - mireille.paquet@concordia.ca
Third Chair : Ethel Tungohan - tungohan@Yorku.ca

GENERAL OBJECTIVES, RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC
RELEVANCE
According to figures collected by the United Nations, globally the number of international migrants has grown over the course of the twenty-first century, standing at 244 million in 2015, an increase of 41% from 2000. Likewise, the numbers of forcibly displaced peoples and refugees has also grown over the course of the 2000s, and is higher now than at any time since the end of World War II. Because migration is such an increasingly important feature of all world regions and societies, there is a need for a global comparative perspective to assess the nature of national and regional policy responses and their consequences for migrants and refugees, for civil society organizations representing migrants’ and refugees’ interests, for sending and receiving societies, and for international norms pertaining to human rights and protection. The primary objective of the panel(s) associated with “Migration and Citizenship: Policies and Research in Global Comparative Perspective” is to challenge extant global inequalities in immigration research by enabling, showcasing and sustaining a unique dialogue involving the experiences of countries and regions of both the global North and the global South.
Since the end of the 1990s, immigration studies have developed into a considerable field of research in the social sciences. In North America, Australia and Western Europe, the result of this development has been research that often focuses “South-North” migrations and that is concerned with the impact of immigration on host societies in the Global North. Nowhere is this more the case than in political science and in the study of public policy. With notable exceptions, these disciplines rarely engage with work produced by scholars from immigrant-sending
countries, or with work that explores the dynamics associated with immigration outside of the global North. Some scholars, in fact, have flagged how existing frameworks, methods, and theories do not account for the specificities
of migration trends in the global South. That migration policy studies erroneously assume that most migration follows “a developing-to-developed migration path” or that the same “formalized rights regimes” that exist in the Global North are present in the global South highlights but a few examples of how ideas around migration policy
studies are still based on frameworks taken in the global North (seee.g.: Nawyn 2016). As a result, important issues remain unaddressed by political science and policy studies when it comes to immigration. Far from exhaustively, these include: migration regimes of the global south, internal and regional migrations, the social
impact of remittance and more, importantly, the consequences of the global North migration regimes on the political context in sending countries. This workshop aims to challenge this silence by asking: i) What are the similar and divergent migration trends, patterns and challenges from a global cross-national perspective? ii) What
are the dynamics and structural forces that support the organization and production of current immigration research in political science and policy studies? and iii) What could be the basis for a research agenda for immigration research in political science and policy studies that would consider the global South equally to the global North?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit empirical, methodological or theoretical papers on themes such as: the divergent responses to migration and refugee issues at the national, regional, and global levels; the relative impact of national, regional and international factors in shaping immigration-related policies and the politics of global
migration management. Case studies and comparative analyses are equality welcome, but proposals should strive to engage with a discussion of causes and consequences of the current structuration of migration studies as a field of research or to identify novel methodologies and practices that can foster a more equal academic dialogue between the global South and the global North.
This panel is co-sponsored by RC 46 on “Migration and Citizenship” in the International Political Science

Call for Submissions
9:30-4:00PM
Lazaridis Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Submission deadline:Jan 31/19

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
Community building Intersectionality and social justice work within
faith-based communities
Contemporary forms of religious community building
Organized movements and collectives
Interfaith dialogue and its role in helping to
resolve problems in a secular society
Media, language and representation of religion
Identity
Indigenous identity
Spiritualities and land
Religion, xenophobia (Islamophobia/Anti-
Semitism)
Imperialism and militarism
Impact of cultural imperialism on religion
Gender and religion

(UN)JUST RELIGION:
BUILDING
COMMUNITY AND
IDENTITY

Religion and Public Life Annual Conference
Presented by the Masters Program in
Religion, Culture and Global Justice
Wilfrid Laurier University

Single presentations, group presentations, panels/roundtables, workshops, art installations and alternative formats are welcome.
Proposals related to larger themes of Religion in Public Life are open for consideration.
We welcome submissions from all graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Paper proposals of 250 word abstracts, including format of presentation, a short biography (including name of the program and school), and contact information should be sent to rplconference@gmail.com  by January 31, 2019.
You will be notified by February 15, 2019 of acceptance.
For more information, please visit rplconference.wordpress.com.
General questions can be directed to rplconference@gmail.com
Saturday, March 16 2019

Call for Papers
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Conference on Biopolitics | Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
February 17, 2019 | Submissions due January 25

Jointly hosted by:
Ryerson and York University Joint Graduate Program Communication & Culture
Cultural Analysis and Social Theory MA Program, Wilfrid Laurier University
Technē: Wilfrid Laurier University Biopolitical Research Group

BIOPOLITICS: IN MANY WAYS

Biopolitics is a predominant paradigm in the social sciences and humanities, which begins from the premise that life is central to modern politics. In the early nineteenth century, biopolitics emerged alongside concerns with overpopulation, public hygiene, pseudo-scientific theories of ‘race,’ and into state institutions such as the socio-biological regime of the Nazis. More recently, contemporary issues such as combating climate change, prevention of the global spread of infectious diseases, as well as rethinking the meaning of being human (given biomedical advances in such areas as genetic engineering, reproductive technologies, and even prosthetics), life has become a central issue for politics.

In our “biopolitical” era governing means to manage, regulate, control, and protect life in all its forms. This line of thinking first gained prominence in the mid-1970s with Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1995), The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 (1990), and his famous lectures at the Collège de France (2003, 2007, 2008).

We are accepting proposals on any topics that relate to biopolitics from across the social sciences and humanities. Contributions from graduate students from all disciplines and critical perspectives are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
•   Biopolitics and the commons
•   Communication, media and the politics of life
•   Disrupting biopolitical borders (immigration, (de)colonization, settlement, and globalization)
•   Epidemics, eugenics, bioethics
•   Humanism, anthropocene, or post-humanism
•   Affirmative biopolitics, Negative biopolitics, the politics of death (thanatopolitics, necropolitics), immunization, or vitalism
•   Governmentality, debt, state of exception, crisis management, total institutions
•   Bare life (zoē) versus political life (bíos)
•   Immaterial labour, the precariat, or the biopolitical economy
•   The extent the discourse of biopolitics possessing emancipatory educational practices
•   The biopolitics of social inequalities (gender, race, sexuality, and etc.)
•   Theories of biopolitical resistance and social justice

We welcome submissions from all graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels. Paper proposals of 200 to 250 words, accompanied by a short biography (including name of program/school), should be submitted no later than Friday, January 25, 2019 to: biopolitics2019@gmail.com

Notifications of acceptance will be given by January 28, 2019.

Organizers:
·      Philippe Theophanidis (Communications Program & Joint Communication and Culture Graduate Program, York University)
·      Greg Bird (Sociology & Cultural Analysis and Social Theory Program, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Affiliated Groups:
Technē: WLU Biopolitical Research Group
Italian Thought Network

Greg Bird | Associate Professor | Department of Sociology | MA in Cultural Analysis & Social Theory Program | Wilfrid Laurier University | DAWB 5-136| Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 4-5 pm | technebiopoliticalrg.com
http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6266-containing-community.aspx

Wilfrid Laurier University is on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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 robartsconference@gmail.com 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 https://form.jotform.com/60548182145253 by February 8, 2019.

5th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America
Relationships in Times of Crisis
Alcalá de Henares, April 24-26, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS| Deadline January 31, 2019

The joint organizers of the 5th International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America -Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá, The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Instituto Cervantes de New York- have selected “crisis” as this year’s conference theme. Often attached to such modifiers as “economic,” “refugee,” “humanitarian,” and “environmental,” the concept seems pervasive in the public sphere. Its use invokes grave danger, instability, and hardship, as well as arrival at a critical crossroads requiring decisive judgment on the path forward. The conference invites papers from across the disciplines that address “crisis” with respect to transatlantic relationships between Spain and North America.

The conference will be organized in sections with different coordinators. There will be special sections in other areas, but the following topics will be given priority:
· Migration
· Environment
· Regime Instability
· Political Responsibility
· Violence and War
· Economics and Finance
· Cultural and Artistic Responses
· Education
· Identity
Useful Information for Participants:
Submission of proposals: Proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of 250-300 words and a short biography (100-150 words). Proposals must be sent through the conference website. Papers may be in Spanish or English.

Deadline: January 31st, 2019. The website of the conference will provide updated information.

Presentations: Lectures will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes and will be organized in panels containing three papers. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and participation. Proposals for panels containing three papers on the same topic are also welcome.

 https://www.institutofranklin.net/en/events/v-congreso-internacional-vinculos-historicos-espana-norteamerica/

Call for Abstracts
Securing our Political Futures: Critical Social Work and Social Science
Conversations on Xenophobic Nationalisms conference
April 26th, 2019, 8:30am- 4pm | Room S802 South Tower | Ross Building | York University | Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January, 2019

As dispossessed people stake claims to a just life by challenging Settler Colonialism,
forming caravans, and daring the seas, they face nationalist xenophobia and its
practices of denial, dismissal, detention, deportation, and death. While manifest
differently across sites (e.g., North America, Europe, global South), and also varied in
their characterizations (e.g., ultra-right, ‘populist’, ‘white nationalist’), Xenophobic
nationalist ideologies are typically mobilized against human desire for freedom. Thus,
white nations - founded on Indigenous genocide and dispossession - are fiercely
protected from ‘alien’ ‘infiltrators’. Removal of confederate and other historic
monuments are virulently opposed, and along with migratory movements across
borders, are taken up as internal and external ‘invasions’ of the “nation”. Border
surveillance and policing become exploding economies. It is in the context of this
overarching crisis of progressive political futures that the 12th Annual Social Work
symposium of York University aims to engage with xenophobic nationalisms as a
pressing political issue of our time. As a discipline undergoing an introspective turn in
regards to its historic investment in genocidal white nationalism, yet with a long
tradition of reflexive critique and commitment to emancipatory political futures, social
work is particularly well-positioned to engage in such conversations. Contributions are also sought from the broader social sciences.

Topics of consideration include, but are not limited to:
• Critical social work and broader social science responses to the
resurgence of xenophobic nationalisms
• Xenophobia in laws, policies, and discourses (e.g. islamophobia,
imperialism)
• Impact on racialized immigrants, refugees and Indigenous
populations
• Diverse creative and resurgent imaginaries (e.g. social, political
epistemological) and movements challenging xenophobia
• Envisioning emancipatory futures from within the corpus of
critical theory
• Lessons from cross-disciplinary dialogues and conversations

About the Conference:
Organized by the School of Social Work at York University, the 12th
Annual Social Work Research Symposium aims to foster critical
social work education, research and practice that promote human rights,
social justice and transformations specific to a contemporary, historical,
social, political and economical context, both locally and globally.

Submit Abstract:
schat@yorku.ca
Register for Conference:
www.12swrs.eventbrite.ca
Questions? Soma Chatterjee:
schat@yorku.ca

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 jcdconference@gmail.com.

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 PAPERS: MEDUSA 2019 — futures
Medusa: University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Student Union Conference
Deadline: January 21, 2019
Contact: medusaconference@gmail.com
Website: www.utorontoagsu.com
Keynote: Announcement forthcoming

The Anthropology Graduate Student Union (AGSU) at the University of Toronto invites proposals for the 6th annual Medusa Graduate Conference. The conference will take place on Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29, 2019 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, St. George
campus.
The theme of the 2019 conference is “Futures”. This year’s theme responds to the sense of precarity and anxiety clouding the current political moment, and the uncertainty of looking forward through time.
Imagining the future is an integral experience of peoples past, present, and future. It is therefore an important facet of anthropological inquiry relevant to all sub-disciplines. What kinds of futures do we hope for, dread, imagine, and cultivate? How does lived experience frame how peoples across time and space speculate on the future? How must we invent and re-invent our methodologies in order to address new
questions and challenges? For Medusa 2019, we welcome inventive and thought-provoking submissions of quality student research from both graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Applicants working in all sub-disciplines of anthropology and related fields are encouraged to apply. Our committee gratefully
receives all submissions, but especially those that engage with themes of temporality, futurity, historicity, uncertainty, risk, "progress", prediction, imagination, and hopefulness.
Conference Format:
Reimagining the future requires reimagining how we present our research endeavours. We therefore welcome artistic, performative, and otherwise creative submissions, along with panel presentations, individual papers, and posters. Submissions will be grouped thematically. Medusa will continue its tradition
of facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue by placing presenters from disparate backgrounds in conversation with one another. Presentations will be 15 minutes in length, followed by discussion. We also encourage the submission of media works related to your research and fieldwork, including photography, auditory media,
or other compositions. Pending funding, Medusa will offer partial compensation for travel expenditures. Those funds are not guaranteed. Please contact us in the instance that you require any further clarification.
Additionally, interested attendees are invited to join us for a thematically relevant post-conference outing to the recently re-opened Museum of Contemporary Art on the morning of Saturday March 30.
Submission Instructions:
Creative and performative submissions will be evaluated based on artistic merit. For individual papers and posters, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to medusaconference@gmail.com by MondayJanuary 21, 2019. For panel submissions, please submit a proposal as well as the abstracts for each paper on
the panel (maximum 4 papers). Submissions should include the presenter’s level and year of study (Undergraduate, MA/MSc, PhD), departmental and university affiliation, complete address, telephone number, email address, title of paper, and audio-visual requirements. On behalf of the Medusa 2019 organizing committee and the AGSU, we thank you kindly for your interest and look forward to your
submission.

23rd Annual Graduate Symposium Open Call for Papers!
Commentary and Interpretation of Studies in the Near and Middle East
The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) of the University of Toronto warmly invites graduate students to submit abstracts for the 23rd Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium, to be held on March 4th and 5th, 2019 | Submission Deadline: January 18th, 2019

Since 1997, the NMCGSA Symposium has been an important staple in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. The symposium provides graduate students with an opportunity to share their original research with the scholarly community in a conference-like forum, including individual paper presentations organized into thematic discussion panels. Students from University of Toronto departments as well as other universities in Canada and abroad are encouraged to submit and participate.
The NMCGSA seeks to present a broad range of topics, and encourages scholars from the ancient, medieval, and modern streams to participate. We have chosen a broad and inclusive theme, in the hopes of accommodating a variety of topics – this includes, but is not limited to, history, archaeology, philology/linguistics, political science, religion, anthropology, and sociology. We will consider all topics related to the study of the Near & Middle East, as well as cognate regions such as the greater Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Central and South Asia.
Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a mini-biography of 100 words as E-mail attachments to nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com.
Presentations must not exceed 15 minutes. For purposes of anonymous adjudication, please do not include your name or other identification on your abstract attachment.
Submission Deadline: January 18th, 2019.
Date of Symposium: Monday March 4th and Tuesday March 5th, 2019.
Location: Multi-Faith Center (Koffler Center of Arts) Main Activity Room at the University of Toronto
569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2J7

 

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
identity
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.

Contact: unboundconference2019@gmail.com

Website and registration: www.interfaceunbound.com

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 qpr@queensu.ca 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 qpr@queensu.ca with any questions or visit the QPR website for more information. https://mailchi.mp/3252dd035958/queens-policy-review-call-for-submissions-developing-policy-in-a-rapidly-changing-world?e=46fa23c7dc

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 http://fellowships.claimscon.org or email Chavie.Brumer@claimscon.org

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: https://goo.gl/forms/3YNhPb2X602zuZP52

For general inquiries: yorknewfrontiers@gmail.com

Website: https://yorknewfrontiers2019.wordpress.com/

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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenx3x0gda8jv0FJEH3u4os77kQb8JKqM7LFKqMwpEOOiStJQ/viewform

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 transconf2019@gmail.com.
Submissions should include the title of the paper and the author’s name, affiliations, and contact information.

References
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: https://torontogroup.wordpress.com

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: torontogroupconference@gmail.com

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?

Rationale
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.

Topics
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 https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/democratizing-displacement 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 rsc-conference@qeh.ox.ac.uk

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

DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
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.

CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY
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.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
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.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION
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 juliapyr@yorku.ca.

Centre For Feminist Research
Kaneff Tower, York University       Phone: 416-736-5915        cfr@yorku.ca

 

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:
http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ethnicstudies/graduate-conference

Questions?
Contact the R.F. Harney Program Administrator: ethnic.studies@utoronto.ca

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

Requirements
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 IRCC.NEC-CNE.IRCC@cic.gc.ca 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 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/careers/national-essay-challenge.html

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 http://glrc.apps01.yorku.ca/event/international-graduate-student-symposium-2019/.

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 | glrc@yorku.ca                        Facebook | www.facebook.com/glrcyork

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
Homonationalism(s)
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)
Applications

Please send proposals for papers (no longer than 350 words) and a short bio (150 words) by November 1st, 2018 to sexualityandborders@tutanota.com. 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 sexualityandborders@tutanota.com


Refugee Review:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - VOLUME IV
‘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: refugeereview@gmail.com. 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: https://espminetwork.com/

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)