Call for Submissions

Acadia University’s Social and Political Thought Conference

Our 4th biennial conference, On the Brink of Something, Anything, Everything?, will be held virtually this year from May 5-7, 2021. The aim of the conference is to give graduate (Masters and PhD) students the opportunity to present their research in a professional and welcoming environment. This conference theme will allow attendees to discuss interdisciplinary topics that have a theoretical dimension. Because of Social and Political Thought’s nature as a vast and ever evolving field, the possibilities for participation are wide open. Historically this biennial conference has created a space for graduate students from all over the world to critically engage in open dialogue with other graduate students’ work. The conference design aims to be supportive and intellectually stimulating!

For more information, please refer to the call for papers attached to this email or visit our website and do not hesitate to direct any additional inquiries to We hope to see some students from YorkU at this year’s conference and would like to wish you all a pleasant semester.

A York-University of Toronto Graduate History Conference



28 – 30 APRIL|AVRIL 2021

Confronting Crisis: Writing History in Uncertain Times

Confrontant des crises : l’écriture de l’histoire pendant des temps d’incertitudes



Call for Papers 2021 – Convergences (

We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

York University Land Acknowledgement

I (we) wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The 2021 edition of The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students

The Geneva Challenge is a project funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem-solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic. This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Crisis Management". 

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, will be distributed.

Teams of 3-5 master students must submit an 8,000 words proposal which:

  • identify a challenge stemming from crisis management;
  • 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 2021 will distribute 25’000 CHF in monetary prizes and the five finalist teams will be invited (travel and accommodation expenses covered) 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.

Registrations close on 22 March 2021

Submission due by 12 July 2021

More information is available on

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

Gayathri Nagasubramaniam

Project Coordinator
The Geneva Challenge - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students

Citizenship Studies|Call for Proposals – Special Issues

The Editors of Citizenship Studies are pleased to announce the eighth annual special issue competition.
Proposals relating to any dimension of citizenship studies research are welcome.  Normally, Special Issues consist of seven articles as well as an article length Introduction. Guest Editor(s) will work with a member of the Editorial Team to assemble a Special Issue that meets the highest scholarly standards. Responsibilities of Guest Editor(s) include commissioning articles, overseeing the peer review process, and editing and assembling the manuscripts according to the journal’s editorial and style guidelines. Guest Editor(s) must be prepared to deliver the final copy of the Special Issue by 1 March 2022.

Proposals should include the following information:
Title of Special Issue
Name, affiliation, contact details, and short bio of Guest Editor(s)
Brief statement about the issue theme (350 words)
A rationale justifying the proposal (350 words)
Titles, abstracts, and five keywords of all the papers (250 words each)
Names, affiliation, contact details, and short bio of each contributor

Proposals are to be submitted by 1 February 2021 and the results of the competition will be announced by 1 April 2021. Proposals and correspondence should be directed to Peter Nyers, Co-Chief Editor:

For more information about Citizenship Studies, consult the journal’s webpage:

We look forward to hearing from you.
Engin F. Isin
Anne McNevin
Peter Nyers
Professor of Political Science, McMaster University
Co-Chief Editor, Citizenship Studies

UNHCR is producing a new book, and is seeking to commission research on particular topics

Background: UNHCR is currently working on a book, State of the World’s Forcibly Displaced (SOWFD- working title) to be published in 2021 marking the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It will focus on the potential of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The GCR is a milestone in the 70 year history of the international refugee regime: setting a renewed direction in international refugee responses. Building on the capacities of a broad coalition of stakeholders, it firmly links refugee responses to advancing human development.  Through its Programme of Action, States aspire to enabling refugees to live dignified and productive lives, ensure more opportunities for lasting solutions, and enhance support to hosting communities.

The SOWFD 2021, will focus on what will be required to deliver on these ambitions.  This will include a reflection on the historic evolution of international responses to forced displacement of relevance to the GCR and how international responses will need to adapt to meet the aims of the GCR today and the anticipated displacement challenges of the future. In providing a holistic analytic overview the book is intended to be of interest to policy makers; academics; UNHCR and partner staff; researchers and students. 

Research papers: UNHCR is seeking contributions on the research for this volume in the form of papers of 15 – 20 pages in length. Among the papers being solicited are ones that examine the history, current context and future engagement of:

  • Cities
  • NGOs (international and local)
  • Faith based groups
  • Academics (reflecting the exponential growth in literature beyond the traditional realms of political science and law)
  • Private sector
  • Innovation and technological development

Additionally, UNHCR is interested in commissioning papers on: 

  • International responses to climate displacement
  • Proposals for holding states to account for the causes of forced displacement
  • Whether the international architecture for responding to forced displacement is appropriately designed to respond well to varied displacement situations of today and the future.

Material from these papers that are used in the book would be fully attributed to the authors, with possibilities to hyperlink the text to the papers in the electronic version.

Timeline: Research and background papers completed: June 2020 - September 2020

Expression of interest: UNHCR welcomes receiving expressions of interest from qualified applicants to be sent by 15 April 2020 to with the subject matter of proposed research indicated. Remuneration will be based on UNHCR guidelines and the scope of the research agreed. 

Best wishes,
Dr Claire Higgins
Australian Research Council DECRA (2020-2022)
Senior Research Fellow
Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW
Affiliate Scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University  @higginsCM

8th annual Justice, Crime, and Deviance: Regional Graduate Research and Networking Conference (JCD)-Abstract Extension

Wilfrid Laurier University's 8th annual Justice, Crime, and Deviance: Regional Graduate Research and Networking Conference (JCD) - Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

Proposals for presentations will now be accepted until February 15th, 2020. Please send an abstract of 200-250 words to Please include the following:
• your full name
• a paper title
• institutional affiliation
• program of study
• type of presentation
Presentations are to be approximately 15 minutes in duration followed by a 5 minute question period. Additional information about panels will be forthcoming via email updates, once the program is finalized.

The conference will run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in the Research and Academic Centre, located at Laurier's Brantford Campus - 150 Dalhousie Street. Registration will be located in the main lobby of the Research and Academic Centre West building. Room locations for panel sessions and details regarding the dinner social will be provided at a later date.

Please note: Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be catered.

For any further inquiries or questions please email

CSA Symposium for Early Career Theorists | Western University | June 1-4, 2020

The Social Theory Research Cluster invites paper proposals for its sixth annual Symposium for Early Career Theorists, held at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, June 1-4, 2020 at Western University in London, Ontario.

SECT is a dedicated session at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference and spotlights the work of emerging social theorists at a relatively early stage in their careers (PhD Candidates who are ABD status and those who are no more than five years beyond completion of their doctorate).

We welcome extended abstract submissions of 600-800 words via the CSA Abstract Manager website:

Abstracts will be accepted until January 27, 2020. Complete papers will be due no later than May 1, 2020.

SECT poster 2020 CSA (.pdf)

GS-IBG 2020 Conference

Further information on the RGS-IBG 2020 Conference can be found here:

## EURODAC, hotspots, repatriation routes: (trans)formations of socio-technical assemblages of the European border regime

###Session Convenors:
Jacopo Anderlini
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Education Studies
University of Genoa

Silvan Pollozek
Researcher Digital/media/lab@MCTS
Munich Center for Technology in Society Technical University of Munich

## Sponsorship
History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group

The goal of this session is to examine the material and socio-technical dimensions of the European border regime and its transformations. Far from the idea of uninterrupted lines that divide sovereign political entities typical of the Westphalian model (Zaiotti 2011, 46), we understand borders as complex and dispersed socio-technical assemblages enacted and (de)stabilized by the interplay of multiple actors, technologies and infrastructures. The session explores mundane modes of European migration and border control and seeks to shed light on both the material manifestations of border assemblages and on their contingent, preliminary and sometimes even 'experimental' character with all their frictions, contestations and work-arounds. How are mundane socio-technical border assemblages, such as the EURODAC system, the so-called Hotspots or Frontex readmission operations brought into being and stabilized (Callon, 1984)? In which ways and forms do they proliferate? And how do contestations, objections or controversies affect their shape?

This session invites contributions that critically analyse past, present and transforming manifestations of European border assemblages. We encourage research papers that focus on genealogies of mundane European border assemblages and their socio-technical set-ups, that address recent developments and are based on qualitative fieldwork on European borderlands, border control measures and initiatives and their administrative ecologies, or that critically discuss how such mundane border assemblages affect and generate (new) issues of sovereignty, citizenship and mobility.

##Instructions for authors
Please send your abstract of 250 words maximum, your name and affiliation to and

Deadline: 9 February 2020

Best wishes,

Jacopo Anderlini
Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD in Social Sciences - Migrations
Department of Education Studies
University of Genoa


CFP and Conference | Addressing Statelessness in Europe: Closing Protection Gaps & Realising Everyone’s Right to a Nationality | Alicante, Spain | 7-8 May, 2020

The European Network on Statelessness is delighted to announce its forthcoming pan-regional conference Addressing Statelessness in Europe: Closing Protection Gaps and Realising Everyone’s Right to a Nationality ( ). The conference, organised in collaboration with our member, Fundación Cepaim, will be held at the University of Alicante, Spain on 7-8 May 2020.

About the issue
Statelessness affects over half a million people in Europe – both recent migrants and those who have lived in the same place for generations – denying many their fundamental rights. Its causes include state succession, gaps in nationality laws, discrimination, displacement, and nationality stripping. Despite the extent of the problem, many states still lack robust polices to address statelessness. Critically, only a handful of countries in Europe have a dedicated statelessness determination procedure to identify people on their territory without a nationality and to offer appropriate protection status (including residence and other rights under the 1954 Convention) and subsequent naturalisation. Moreover, recent data shows that statelessness is a growing problem that needs to be addressed as part of Europe’s refugee response. According to Eurostat, nearly 100,000 people who applied for asylum in the European Union in 2015-2018 were recorded as ‘stateless’ or of ‘unknown nationality’.

About the conference
At the conference we will launch new comparative analysis on existing law, policy and practice on statelessness in Europe, including the pressing need to improve identification and protection. The conference is intended to facilitate the sharing of information and good practices among an expected 300 participants from across Europe - including lawyers, NGOs, stateless activists, refugee community representatives and academics, as well as representatives from regional institutions, governments, inter-governmental-organisations, ombudspersons/monitoring bodies and other stakeholders mandated to work on issues related to statelessness and forced migration. The objective is to identify new solutions and galvanise an effective pan-regional strategy to address current gaps and problems.

Call for Proposals - how you can get involved In addition to the designated plenary sessions, the conference will include a series of parallel interactive workshops and panel sessions. For these, we are inviting individuals and/or organisations to submit proposals relevant to the conference theme. We welcome proposals relating to research, projects, tools and/or good practices concerning the identification of statelessness, the protection of stateless people and/or other relevant issues, including the nexus between statelessness and forced migration, and how this relates to Europe’s refugee response (asylum registration, reception, refugee status determination, detention/return, family reunification, resettlement, and complementary pathways, and integration). Individual presentations should be approximately 15 minutes-long and in English. Alternatively, proposals can be made to facilitate a full workshop or multi-person panel session (120 minutes with a maximum of four speakers), including if you wish to collaborate with other individuals and/or organisations on a shared theme of interest. We particularly welcome proposals from people affected by statelessness and refugee/migrant/stateless community-led organisations.

To apply, please send your name/organisation (including position and contact details) and a proposal of maximum 300 words for an individual proposal or maximum 600 words for a workshop or multi-person panel, to by Thursday 30 January.

Please also contact Khadija if you have any questions. Selections will be made, and successful proposers notified, soon after 30 January. The conference will be advertised and opened for registration by mid-February.

We intend that this major conference will help inject much-needed momentum towards Europe fully living up to its obligations to protect stateless people and to ensure everyone’s right to a nationality. We welcome and look forward to your participation in support of this goal.

Best regards,
Jan Brulc
Head of Communications, European Network on Statelessness

Glendon Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies

FACING THE FUTURE –TRANSLATION AND TECHNOLOGY  Glendon College, York University (Toronto) - March 14, 2020

Keynote speaker: Sharon O’Brien, Dublin City University


Into the second decade of the 21st century, technology continues to play an increasing role in translation processes and translator environments. What is translatable or not translatable through the mediation of machines is a central question as we head into the era of neural translation and AI. At the same time other questions emerge: are the existing models of collaborative translation, crowdsourcing, machine translated corpora, and cloud-based CAT tools leading us towards a new era of multi-modal plurality or to a fragmented dystopia where quality becomes a casualty? Is the interaction of human and machine in present and future translation ecologies a harbinger of an enlightened posthumanism or a problematic process that favours disembodied networks, algorithmic decisionmaking, and unsustainable growth in a time of runaway climate change and environmental degradation? This year’s graduate student conference will address what Minako O’Hagan (2019) describes as a kind of quantum entanglement, the link between human and machine, a crucial issue for our century.

We invite proposals for papers from a variety of fields and perspectives that engage with issues including, but not limited to:

• Translation, technology and colonialism;
• Gender issues in technologically mediated translation;
• Technology and untranslatability;
• Translation ecologies and eco-translation in a technologized era;
• Translator (in)visibility, status, and role in the context of advances in machine translation, AI, collaborative platforms, copyright issues, and non-professional translation;
• Technology and politically engaged translation, including crisis translation and disaster management;
• Technology and translation process, including neural machine translation, automated content enrichment, recent CAT tools, and the expansion of post-editing machine translation;
• Technology and specialized/technical translation, terminology, and localization;
• Technology and translation ethics;
• Technology and issues in audiovisual translation and interpreting.

Our one-day multilingual conference will address these and related topics. We welcome proposals for papers (20minute presentations) and posters. Those interested are invited to submit an abstract of 250-300 words by December 23, 2019 to Submissions must include the title of the paper and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information.

Keynote speaker – Sharon O'Brien is Professor of Translation Studies at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University. She obtained a PhD in 2006 on the topic of controlled language and post-editing effort (Irish Research Council Scholarship). She holds an MA in research on language for special purposes, text linguistics and machine translation (1993 - EU-funded) and a BA (hons) in applied languages (Translation, French and German). She has published numerous book chapters on the topic of translation and technology.

Reference – O’Hagan, Minako. “Introduction” in The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Technology, edited by Minako O’Hagan, Routledge, 2019, p.18.

Media_Autism_Communication | Call for Proposals

In recent years, representations of autism spectrum disorder in popular culture have proliferated. From Hollywood action thrillers like “The Accountant” to Netflix dramadies like “Atypical,” there are now more overt representations of autistic characters on screen, advertisements, and in text than ever before. While some might celebrate this growing attention, a number of questions remain.

In order to grapple with these questions, we invite paper proposals for panels cross-listed between the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) and the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) for the 2020 Congress gathering at Western University in London, Ontario between May 30-June 5, 2020. We encourage students, academics of all ranks, community members, and self-advocates to participate. We will offer one student participant a $350 stipend to assist with conference travel or support.

Potential Topics Include:

  • Is it ethical for actors who are not on the spectrum to ‘play autistic’?
  • What are best practices for producing media about autistic characters and designing them to be accessible for autistic actors, writers, and consultants?
  • What story lines do autistic people play in children’s literature?
  • What is the impact of social media for people on the spectrum?
  • Do media portrayals reflect the lived realities of people on the spectrum?
  • Do autistic audiences take pleasure or enjoyment in consuming certain media texts over others?
  • Are the current mainstream depictions of autism helpful to ASD communities in the long run?
  • Which autistic individuals get represented most, and is this at the expense of others?
  • How can the media better engage with intersectionality and autism?
  • How can the media address issues of autism, policing, and incarceration?

Proposals should include:

  • Author’s name, rank, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Paper Title
  • 350-500 word abstract outlining the paper’s main argument or question being addressed, methodological or analytical approach, theoretical framework, how it relates to existing literature and makes a unique contribution.
  • A short bio of the presenter(s)

Please send inquiries and email proposals in a Word document to by 15 November 2019.

Call for Papers for Edited Volume | Marxism and Migration | Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2020

Editors: Genevieve Ritchie, Sara Carpenter, and Shahrzad Mojab

Contact Information:

Introduction and Scope:

The present conditions of transnational migration are nothing short of alarming. Best described as a kind of social expulsion, these conditions range from migrant caravans and detained unaccompanied children in the United States to the thousands of migrant deaths at sea to the razing of self-organized refugee camps in Greece and to the massive internal and inter-regional dispersal of populations. At the very same time, technology firms are using refugee camps as testing grounds and migrants are targeted by the financial industry as an ideal investment and workforce. The chaos of migration stretches globally yet differentially impacts countless communities. Migrants are simultaneously described as a dangerous threat, victims of state violence, culturally backward, and resilient workers, while activists talk of undoing border imperialism, decolonizing settler societies, or opening borders. We, therefore, find reason to pose the following questions: What are the historical continuities linking colonial dispossession to the displacements and dispossessions internal to the imperialist stage of capitalism? To what extent do the conditions propelling migration cohere with, and even support, the state practices of managing class interests through the threat of crisis? Lastly, to what extent has the ostensible crisis of migration assisted with the criminalization of activists resisting state violence? Marxism and Migration seeks to theorize these chaotic and uneven conditions by centering the global relations of class struggle.
The social relation of class struggle provides a framework for understanding and retheorizing the chaotic yet orderly conditions of global accumulation, displacement, and dispossession. We understand the capitalist social formation, with the bourgeoisie as its dominant class, as a set of dynamic social forces, relations, and forms of consciousness that privatize profit from socialized production. At the very same time, the bourgeoisie as a social class is internally divided and rivalrous, embedding a chaotic competition within the drive to maximize profit. Under such conditions the majority of people generate wealth for and are subjugated by a very select minority of people. Although the relations of class, determine the exploitation of working people, class struggle, as a social relation, encompasses myriad processes and practices of ideological repression, which include, without being limited to, hetero-patriarchy, racialization, illegalized migration, and white supremacy.

Placing patriarchal capitalism, imperialism, racialization, and fundamentalisms at the center of the analysis Marxism and Migration hopes to build a more coherent and historically informed discussion of the present conditions of migration, resettlement, and resistance.

Call for Papers:

We welcome chapter proposals on a range of themes and topics, including but not limited to:
- Migrant workers, global accumulation, and expropriation
- The relationships among the state, the market, and im/migration
- Genocide, displacement, dispossession, and imperialism
- Global relations of immigration and emigration, particularly taking up questions of settler colonialism and indigenous resistance
- Rethinking of the theoretical, methodological, historical, and/or gendered approaches to studying migration and class struggle
- Migration, militarization and the edifices (walls, prisons, militarized borders, etc) of global class struggle
- The material conditions of non-status or undocumented communities and relations of resistance
- Anti-racist and queer Marxist feminist approaches to im/migration

Submission Instructions:

Please submit a 500-word abstract (including a working title for the proposed chapter), and a short biography (100 words) to with the subject line “Edited Volume Submission.”
In addition to outlining the method, empirical or theoretical evidence, and conceptual framing for the chapter, the abstract should also include a discussion of how the proposed chapter relates to key literatures and the central themes of Marxism and migration.

Final chapters will be approximately 8,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography.
This call for proposals has been developed in consultation with a leading academic publisher. Following the initial selection of proposals, a full book proposal will be sent to the publisher for review. Upon acceptance, chapter authors will be sent detailed guidelines. Chapters must be original and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: February 1, 2020 Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2020 Complete Chapters Due: August 31, 2020 Notification of Revisions: October 2020
Final Chapters Due: January 10, 2021

Sport, Physical Culture, and New Materialisms | Proposal for Somatechnics | Special Issue Guest Editors: Joshua I. Newman, Ph.D. Florida State University and Holly Thorpe, Ph.D. University of Waikato

Sport, fitness, and other formations of human movement are excellent sites for exploring the possibilities of new materialist ways of knowing. The guest editors encourage contributors who utilize “new” materialist approaches to theorize, empiricize, and problematize the active body (in sport, exercise, and various other physical activity contexts) to submit their research to this proposed special issue ofSomatechnics. The editors welcome contributions that take feminist, indigenous, compositionist, and/or realist approaches to analyzing the fleshed body or material object as constitutive of, or constituted by, a range of (biological, political, economic, environmental, and technological) associations, intra-actions, assemblages, and relations. Scholars drawing upon various new materialist approaches—in fields ranging from science and technology studies (STS), cultural studies, sociology, critical posthumanism, political philosophy, gender and women’s studies, queer or LGBTQ studies, indigenous and First Nations studies, kinesiology, disability studies, political ecology, sociology of sport, and physical cultural studies—are encouraged to submit cutting-edge research on moving bodies (as single and/or multiple) and relationships/ associations thereto.

The editors seek to extend the modes of inquiry prompted by contributions from (and debates emanating out of) feminist scholars and social theorists such as Sara Ahmed, Karen Barad, Jane Bennett, Iris van der Tuin, Rosi Braidotti, Manuel DeLanda, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Kim TallBear, Holly Randell-Moon, Elizabeth Grosz, and Donna Haraway in identifying new ways of accounting for the compositional elements of the body (and bodies)—from cell and muscle, through physics and physiology, to environmental relations, and the material conditions of production. This special issue is meant to provide an exploration of the theoretical, methodological, ontological, and epistemological possibilities (and challenges) of a material-agentic cultural theory. Both sociologists of sport and movement cultures engaging with the burgeoning field of new materialist-related scholarship, and scholars from the traditions of science and technology studies, feminist biopolitics, actor network theory, and new materialism, are invited to submit articles that examine the moving body’s capacity for agency, affect, ecological being, and deep corporeality—and to reconsider how the physical and material intersects with culture, technology, ecosystems, economics, and politics in ways that produce new meanings, new identities, new corporealities, and new conditions of being in the world.

To that end, we would be especially interested in submissions that critically examine, debate, and shed light on the vibrant materiality ofsport, physical culture, and the active body. Some examples might include studies that draw upon or expand:

· Actor-Network Theory (ANT) research on the sporting body or event
· Science and Technology Studies that examine how social, political, and cultural values are affecting scientific research and technological innovation in sport and exercise (e.g., concussion research; sex testing), and how these, in turn, are affecting sport, society, politics, and culture
· Developmental Systems Theory approaches towards sex hormones that challenge dualisms of culture/nature, sex/gender, sciences/humanities
· Affect Theory to reveal the biological, physiological, psychological and social complexities of feeling, emotion and affect (i.e., pride, shame, joy) in sport or physical culture
· New Materialism to explore the materiality of the moving body as an organism rather than its materiality as a subject
· Feminist New Materialist approaches towards understanding women’s bodies, health, identities, and subjectivities as both social andbiological
· New materialist approaches to antiracism in sport and physical culture
· Indigenous understandings of how sporting matter comes to matter differently to whom and why
· A political ecology of the sport stadium, sport venue, built sporting environment, or a particular sport or fitness product
· Posthumanism or transhumanism: How are intelligent technologies (i.e., cybernetics, implants) changing what it means to be a moving/sporting/athletic/fit human?
· Agential Realism: interrogations of the materialization of moving bodies and the complex ‘intra-actions’ of the ‘human’ and ‘nonhuman’ within particular sporting or physical cultural phenomenon
· Engaging with digital materialities to examine the coterminous relationship between moving bodies and media and digital technologies (e.g., Fitbits)
· Object oriented ontologies that rethink objects of sport and fitness (e.g., clothing, technologies)
· Biopolitics and somatic ethics: How are medical and sporting technologies changing how/what we can know about our bodies, and what we can/should be doing with/to them?
· More-than-human investigations that explore relationships between sport, leisure and built and natural environments (i.e., stadiums, fields, gyms, beaches, skateparks, mountains), including issues of environmental politics (i.e., pollution, sustainability, climate change)
· Multispecies approaches to conceptualize the importance of non-human and animal agents in sporting and physical cultural assemblages

Proposals (200-word abstract + 150-word author biography) due: February 1, 2020
Articles (6000 words + 200-word abstract + 150-word author biography) due: June 13, 2020
Submission email: ;
Journal submission details (incl. style):

About the Special Issue Editors

Joshua I. Newman (PhD, University of Maryland) is Director of the Center for Sport, Health, and Equitable Development and Professor of Sport, Media, and Cultural Studies at Florida State University. He has published three books and more than 90 articles and chapters on issues related to social inequalities, cultural politics, and political economics and ecologies of sport and physical activity. His book Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation (with M. Giardina, 2011) was named as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2013. His most recent edited book (with Holly Thorpe and David Andrews) is Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body: Materialisms, Technologies, Ecologies (Rutgers, 2020). His work has been published in top international journals, such as the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport Management, Body and Society,Qualitative Inquiry, and the Journal of Sport & Social Issues. He is Past-President and Research Fellow of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). Newman serves on the editorial boards of Communication & Sport, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport,Sociology of Sport Journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, and Journal of Global Sport Management.

Holly Thorpe is Professor in Te Huataki School of Health at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her research interests include the moving body, action sports, youth culture, gender, women’s health, and sport for development. She continues to find much inspiration in the challenges of working across disciplines, engaging with social theory, and exploring feminist methodologies. Thorpe has published more than 70 articles and chapters on these topics and is the author of Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice (2011) and Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures (2014) and has coedited various journals and collections, including Women in Action Sport Cultures (2016), the Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies (2017), New Sporting Femininities (2018), and Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body: Materialisms, Technologies, Ecologies (2020). She currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Sociology and is coeditor of a new series titled New Femininities in Digital, Physical and Sporting Cultures with Palgrave Macmillan. Thorpe has been a recipient of Fulbright and Leverhulme Fellowships and received the 2018 New Zealand Royal Society Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences.

5th Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute: Gender-Based Violence and Trauma- Informed Approaches

We invite you to submit your poster to the upcoming 5th Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute that will take place on Friday, 1st November 2019 at York University.

This one-day event is organized by the Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health and the Lillian Meighen Wright Scholars Program Academic Lead, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou, and the Advisory Committee of this year’s Learning Institute.
We are now accepting abstracts for posters to be displayed, from community organizations, institutions, advocates, students, researchers, and any other interested member of the community. If you have a relevant research poster to display (a new poster created for this day or a poster you have presented elsewhere) then send us your abstract for the poster by the due date following the guidelines below. Please note that the overall focus of the abstract and poster should be related to one of the following themes:
1) Maternal-Child Health, and/or
2) Gender-Based Violence and Trauma-Informed Approaches (in research/ practice/ policy)
We welcome abstracts from a wide array of fields, approaches and disciplines. The presenters of selected abstracts will be notified and their abstract will be included in the 5th Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute’s program booklet.
Abstract Submission guidelines: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length. Please format your abstract for the poster using the headings provided and email your abstract to by September 23, 2019. In the subject line of your email, please mention “5th LMW Institute: Poster”

Poster Title:
Authors & Affiliations (including email for presenting author):
Discussion and Conclusion:
Poster presented previously? If yes, where/ when/ by who?
Acknowledgements (funding, supervisor, etc.):

For further questions, you may contact

Thank you,
Women's Mental Health Research Chair Office
Faculty of Health, York University
416-736-2100 Ext 77022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Master's Symposium (October 1st)

With support from the Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies Department and the Centre for Feminist Research, this symposium will highlight the theoretical adventures and scholarly interventions of GFWS MA students as they work through their MRP or thesis.

Purpose of this symposium is to provide Master's students with:
- experience presenting in an academic setting
- feedback for their research projects

This symposium is open to past or present MA students with relevant work related to gender, feminist, and women's studies.

If interested, please submit a 250 word paper abstract + title to by Friday September 13th. The conference date is Tuesday October 1st.

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research.

Updated September 5, 2019

National Questions, International Possibilities: Democratic Revival in an Age of Authoritarian Neoliberalism - Conference & Special Issue Call For Papers

Organizers: Carlo Fanelli, York University; Heather Whiteside, University of Waterloo; Marco Marrone, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia; Alfredo Ferrara, University of Bari; Giuseppe Cascione, University of Bari
When: Wednesday July 15th to Friday July 17th, 2020
Where: University of Bari
Piazza Umberto I, 1, 70121 Bari BA, Italy

Dear Colleagues,

Alternate Routes and the University of Bari, Italy invites individual paper and panel submissions for our latest conference and journal special issue. Liberal democratic capitalism is increasingly losing legitimacy but what might replace it is increasingly unclear. It has become almost an orthodoxy to argue that the great divide in world politics today is between nationalists and globalists, left- and right-wing populists, and identity and class politics. Despite talk of a new world order, the end of history and an era of post-truth politics, these divisions also reflect profound political limitations.

This Call for Papers interrogates these divisions and more, including: What role for social democratic and socialist politics today? How to challenge the authoritarian/anti-democratic politics of the right and the debilitating post-politics of “the centre”? What role for national self-determination in international contexts? How to organize social and political conflict? How are labour and other social movements responding?

Additional topics may include but are not limited to:

• Income Transfers and Pre/Redistributive Public Policies
• The Neoliberal State and Alternatives
• Precarious Work, Digital Technologies and Labour Market Restructuring
• Ideological Struggle, Political Parties and Political Representation
• Unions, Equity and Affirmative Action
• Inter/Nationalism and Alt-Populisms
• Transnational Actors and Global Governance
• Imperialism and Neocolonialism
• Climate Change and ‘Green’ Capitalism
• Human Rights and Global Equity
• New forms of Organization, Social and Political Resistance

To submit your proposal, please visit CFP available as a downloadable PDF. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is December 31st, 2019. A selection of papers will be considered as part of a special issue publication of Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research. Conference Registration Fees: Permanent Faculty €200; Contract Faculty and Graduate Students: €150.

Call for Contributions: 'Active Refugee Admission Policies in Europe: Exploring an Emerging Research Field', 29 November 2019, University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) & German Network of Forced Migration Research

Call for Contributions
Active Refugee Admission Policies in Europe: Exploring an Emerging Research Field
29 November 2019 at University of Amsterdam

The workshop serves as the kick-off event for the newly founded working group 'Active Refugee Admission Policies' within the German Network of Forced Migration Research. Besides taking stock of individual research projects and common themes across them, the workshop will offer a space to discuss conceptual, theoretical and methodological challenges of researching ARAPs and potential avenues for collective research projects and publications. There will also be time to present and discuss participants' research projects at different stages.
Participants are expected to send a short abstract of their possible contribution to the workshop. Contributions can cover, but are not limited to:
* Resettlement countries' and other actors' policies and practices
* Refugees' agency and aspirations in the admission process and after their arrival in resettlement countries
* Access to ARAPs and their impact on individual refugee protection
* The impact of the EU and UN level, e.g. the Global Compact on Refugees
* Legal, social and political theories of refugees and refugee protection

Contributions can cover for instance completed, ongoing or future research projects, reports or reflections from practitioners, or ideas for collaborative projects (e.g. proposals for special issues or edited collections, research cooperations between academics and practitioners, etc.).

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words to and by 15th of September 2019 at the latest. Please note that the organizers have very limited opportunities to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Natalie Welfens
PhD Candidate

University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC GS) Department of Political Science

This is an open call to seek interest and ideas for the Emerging Asian Urbanisms (EAU) series at York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

The Emerging Asian Urbanism series draws upon calls made by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, among others, to go beyond the North American context and investigate "new geographies of theory" as fertile sources of uncovering new ways of understanding urbanism everywhere. In the past, we have organized reading groups, lectures, workshops and movie screenings and are hoping to continue to do the same and hopefully much more!

In 2018-2019, the series was organized by Amardeep Kaur with support from the informal advisory committee. If you are interested in collaborating to see this series continue into the next year, please write to Yasir Hameed ( express your interest. Potential ideas could include co-organizing a workshop or lecture series, running a reading/discussion group or simply to join the informal advisory committee.

Yasir Hameed

Call for Submissions| Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology | Volume 6 Issue 1 |Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 11th, 2019

Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology is currently accepting submissions for its sixth volume, to be published Spring 2020. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, we aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by graduate and undergraduate students. We invite prospective contributors to submit their original, unpublished works for consideration. Selected submissions will be published online with complimentary print copies provided to the authors.

1) Submissions

We are accepting submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, including ethnographic research articles, reviews (book reviews, ethnographic film reviews, exhibit reviews, album reviews), and creative works (photo essays, creative non-fiction, pedagogical tools, fieldwork reflections, interviews, and other pieces). In particular, we encourage submissions that engage a decolonial and intersectional approach to anthropological scholarship. Graduate and undergraduate students of anthropology and related disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.

Please review the submission guidelines on our website prior to completing your submission through the online system.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 11th, 2019.

2) Peer Reviewers

We are recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to act as peer reviewers for the journal. Peer reviewers will be asked to provide substantial and constructive feedback about the content of no more than one submission per year. If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please email us at (specifying your institutional affiliation, degree program, year of study, and areas of scholarly interest) and register online as a reviewer.

For more information, please visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @continghorizons 

Questions? Email the Editors at:

Call for Research Participants: Trans PULSE Canada: A National Study of Transgender Health

The research calls for participants who identity as trans*, gender non-binary, or generally non-cisgender to participate in an online survey backed by Trans Pulse’s latest research project. The project itself was spearheaded by a graduate student at Guelph university and aims to investigate the lived health experiences of those who exist beyond normative gender-sex identity categories. Research participants must be aged 14 years or older and currently live in Canada.




Call toll-free at 1-844-972-6772



Local Peer Research Assistant: Skylar

(226) 203-9827

* only send information that is not considered sensitive.

Call for Papers - Race, Difference, and Power: Recursions of Coloniality in Work and Organization for the journal of Gender, Work and Organization

Gender, Work and Organization's new special section seeks to draw attention to questions of difference and power as they emerge within the context of work and organizations.

As recent events and political developments around the world have shown, race in its various incarnations is still one of the key organizing principles for action. Why then do we persistently fail to think about race in organizations and the study of them? And, perhaps most urgently, what does this mean for those whose life and work always already evidences the expectedness of racial power?

For full details please see

Submission Deadline: 1st October 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd Concordia–McGill Universities African Studies Conference

The Concordia African Studies Working Group, in partnership with the African Studies Program at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development, presents the 2nd Concordia-McGill Universities African Studies Conference.
Theme: Rethinking Africa’s Urban Future(s)
Africa is experiencing rapid urbanization. More than 22 million people are added to Africa’s urban population every year. By 2035 more than half of the continent’s population will be living in urban areas and Africa will host six of the 41 megacities of the world. For some, urbanization is the single most important transformation taking place on the African continent. Thus viewed, rapid urbanization bears critical implications on the future of Africa. Focussing on the social-cultural, economic and political dimensions, rapid urbanization can lead to efficient social service delivery, economic growth, and changes in state-society relations and regime politics on the continent. At the same time, however, the burgeoning urban population is intensifying the pressure on the already struggling urban infrastructure and resources of many African cities, while providing a fertile ground for political movements and action.
Alive to these dialectical changes of rapid urbanization, then, what are the implications for the social- cultural , economic and political future of the continent? How are African cities dealing with increasing demands for social services such as energy, water, sanitation, education, healthcare, housing, transport, etc.? What are the implications of the rapid urbanization of the continent on state-society relations with regard to gender equality, electoral politics, social movements, democratization, among others? What theoretical insights about the future of Africa can be drawn from the current process of urbanization?
The compressed time frame and the dominance of informal processes greatly distinguish urbanization in Africa from urbanization in other regions and time periods. Thus, without implying a homogenous African urban experience, it is imperative to document, critically reflect, and generate apt theories on Africa’s rapid urbanization. We invite contributions that address the intertwined social-cultural, economic, and political relationships in the ongoing urban transformation of the African continent such as:
§ Everyday life, inclusion and exclusion in urban Africa
§ Social movements in African cities
§ Urbanization and regime politics
§ Urbanization and gender relations
§ Posthumanism, assemblage urbanism and infrastructures of urban Africa
§ Methodological and theoretical innovations for understanding urban Africa
§ Urban planning and informality
§ Technology, smart cities, and innovation in Africa
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to by July 30, 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers by September 13, 2019. Scholars based in Africa are particularly encouraged to submit papers. We cannot guarantee financial support to cover expenses of travel at this point, but we are actively seeking funding to support the participation of Africa-based scholars.

RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Making Seniors’ Care Matter: Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Seniors Across Canada

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) and the Research Center in Social Innovation and Transformation at Saint Paul University are hosting a Research Roundtable on seniors’ care in Ottawa on November 21-22, 2019. This event will bring together leading and emerging researchers from academic, community and union settings to share knowledge on seniors’ care policy and advocacy. This will be an opportunity to share promising practices and build partnerships across diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Although most people will rely on seniors’ care at some point in their lives, Canada’s health care system isn’t equipped to meet the health care needs of the aging population. Seniors’ care often falls outside the scope of the Canada Health Act, which primarily covers services provided by doctors and hospitals. As a result, a lot of seniors’ care has been privatized, and not everyone can afford it. Access to seniors’ care varies greatly across the country. Wait times, eligibility criteria and out-of-pocket expenses are different in each of the provinces and territories. In response, research and policy discussions have explored avenues to achieve equitable access to a full continuum of care that enables everyone to age with dignity and respect. The challenges are not insurmountable. Innovative, effective and affordable solutions are being designed around the world. What is needed is the political will and leadership to make them a reality and the evidence to prove they are possible.
We invite researchers to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations on issues related to improving the quality of seniors’ care. Submissions from graduate students, independent scholars and community-based researchers are most welcome.
The CHC ( is a national organization that works to protect and expand public health care in Canada. We are made up of unions, health care workers, community organizations, faith-based organizations, seniors and academics, as well as affiliated coalitions in the provinces and one territory.
The Research Centre for Social Innovation and Transformation ( is an interdisciplinary research hub that investigates the complex links between innovation and social transformation, in all their diverse forms and perspectives.
We welcome submissions dealing with diverse aspects of seniors’ care, including:
•               Private vs. public financing and administration of seniors’ care
•               Regional variation in seniors’ care across the country
•               Working conditions for care workers
•               Regulating seniors’ care
•               Gendered aspects of care work
•               Informal care workers
•               Marginalized populations (ex. racialized, LGBTQ+, Indigenous)
•               Community-based and other innovative models of seniors’ care

Please submit a title and one-page abstract (max. 500 words) by August 31st, 2019 to Include your contact information, including your email address and institutional/organizational affiliation, if relevant.
There is no registration fee for this event. If your participation is contingent on a travel subsidy, please provide us with an estimate of your travel costs. 

IASFM18: Call for Contributions
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy | University of Ghana, Accra | 27th – 30th July 2020



We are living in turbulent times within which the issue of forced migration and the subject of ‘the refugee’ have become deeply symbolic of broader processes of political, economic and social change. This is reflected in the politicization of migration by countries in both the Global North and South. Against this backdrop, scholars and advocates working with and for refugees and other forced migrants, as well as refugees themselves, are increasingly struggling to get their voices heard and to mobilise effectively. Whilst there are many initiatives globally these have struggled to become more than the sum of their parts. Moreover whilst the objective of decolonising forced migration research remains an important project, it faces significant new challenges, not least the unequal power relations associated with funding made available via the institutions of the Global North for research and practice in the Global South, much of which is orientated towards containment agendas. The current migration research landscape is heavily skewed towards the Global North where existing research is largely designed and led, and where governments and international organisations increasingly fund research to inform policy development. The Global North’s interests shape dominant research themes, producing a disproportionate focus on South-North migration (SNM) and categories of migrant defined in law and policy to make sense of – and increasingly contain – migration flows. Epistemic communities concerned with migration are largely produced and reproduced in and by the Global North: while ODA-recipient countries host a growing number of research centres, most researchers are trained in the Global North. The resulting echo chamber constrains the capacity of many of the poorest countries to analyse the migration issues that affect their communities without outside technical assistance and expertise. This requires us to ask ourselves challenging questions about the focus of our academic endeavours, the ways in which we work together and our engagement with those we want to influence, most notably policy makers, politicians and a wide range of publics.

The title of IASFM18 – ‘Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy’ – represents an attempt to engage forced migration scholars and others directly in addressing these questions. The conference will be organised around a number of key underpinning principles which will shape the content of the programme, the nature of the contributions and a range of other activities taking place before and after the conference to ensure that IASFM18 is part of a process rather than a time-limited event:

Key note and plenary sessions will include the voices and perspectives of scholars, policy makers, artists and displaced people working in the Global South;
Space will be created within the programme for new and emerging scholars to be heard and for their work to be supported;
Refugees and other displaced populations will be directly involved in the programme design and delivery as scholars, artists and people directly affected by the issues under discussion, including through activities that will be developed with local refugee communities in the period leading up, and beyond IASFM18; and
The format of the conference will allow for a wide range of contributions to be fully included: creative and artistic representations, debates and discussions as well as more ‘traditional’ academic papers.


The conference will run over three and a half days and will consist of four keynotes, three plenary discussions and thirty parallel sessions, providing an opportunity for a wide range of contribution and participants from different backgrounds and geographical contexts. Part of the conference programme will be organised and run by Liberian refugees living in the nearby Buduburam camp. A full conference programme will be available shortly.


The Organising Committee for IASFM18 invite contributions that address the cross-cutting themes of knowledge production, category construction and representation. Contributions should critically engage with dominant conceptualisations of forced migration/refugees as a ‘problem’ to be solved by global elites, instead developing approaches that fuse the critical and the creative and which integrate theoretical rigor and policy concerns with refugees’ rich and complicated experiences. We are particularly interested in contributions that examine the dynamics of knowledge production in relation to issues of forced migration and concomitant methodological challenges including/reflecting relationships between researchers and the researched, between researchers from the Global South and North, and between researchers and policy-makers. Case studies/examples from the Global South of the ways in which scholars and practitioners from the Global South are able to shape research and policy agendas, are particularly welcome. Examples of topics that may be explored in relationship to the conference themes include:

Representations of ‘the refugee’;
The political economy and ethics of knowledge production in forced migration research;
Innovative and inclusive methodologies in researching displacement and belonging;
The legacy and implications of the Global Compact on Refugees;
Regional responses to displacement in Africa;
Refugee protection in countries that are not signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention;
The protection of refugees in Europe;
The relationship between forced migration and inequality;
The relationship between development programs, refugee protection and removal;
Protracted displacement;
(Re)conceptualising internal displacement; and
Forced migration and environmental change.



Ghana provides visa free access for all those travelling from other West African countries and a few countries outside West Africa, including Kenya and Singapore. Citizens of African Union countries (except Morocco) and many countries outside Africa are able to obtain a 30 day visa for Ghana upon arrival for a fee $150. Further information about visas to Ghana can be found here. The Centre for Migration Studies will provide letters of invitation where required to enable speakers and participants to travel to Ghana.


Funding for travel subsidies will be very limited and will be restricted to those who will be presenting at the conference. We strongly encourage participants to look for funding support from other sources. The application is available online:


The Organising Committee welcomes contributions to IASFM18 which fit the overarching conferences themes. Whilst we will accept individual papers, our preference is for panel sessions of 1.5 hours. The slot allocated for a panel session time can be used in any way you choose e.g. paper presentations, panel discussion, roundtables, workshops, open debate, performance – or indeed a combination! If you would like our assistance in devising a panel, please contact the ESPMI Network at who will endeavour to connect you with others who are interested in contributing on a similar theme/issue in order that you can develop your collective panel proposal.

The deadline for submissions is 4th November 2019. Submissions can be made at

You will receive a decision about whether your contribution has been accepted by the end of February 2020.

Please note that decisions about the final conference programme will be underpinned by equality principles, ensuring opportunities for a wide range of speakers and participants from different backgrounds provided that their proposed contribution is consistent with the conference objectives and reaches a minimum quality threshold. Particular care will be taken to ensure that early career researchers, scholars working in the Global South and those working across a range of geographical and organisational contexts are able to participate.

Call for Papers on “Abolishing Detention: Bridging Prison and Migrant Justice” | A special issue of Citizenship Studies | Guest editors: Sharry Aiken and Stephanie J. Silverman | First drafts are due on 30 June 2019

Recent scholarship on immigration detention diagnoses, dissects, and interprets the multiple meanings of detention sites, and what can be done about them. The discussion on why and how to abolish detention is virtually absent. The recent 'De-Carceral Futures' workshop invited scholars, practitioners, and people with lived experiences to discuss current and future worlds without immigrant incarceration. Some of the workshop's outputs are already available via a Policy Options podcast and the Queen's Faculty of Law's archiving the keynote plenary with Jonathan S. Simon and Harsha Walia.

This special issue of Citizenship Studies will build on, deepen, and focus the 'De-Carceral Futures' conversation. The SI is intended to focus on how to address and remedy the conditions leading to detaining asylum seekers and other migrants, as well as what detention's end might mean for citizenship, belonging, membership, liberty, sovereignty, and other key issues in migration and citizenship studies. Accepted papers will explore, demystify, or challenge the epistemological, legal, and moral connections threading detention to state violence at the border and in the correctional centre.

The SI will serve as a forum for a tripartite dialogue amongst penal abolitionists, No Borders and open borders theorists, and detention experts. It will traverse the theories and practices for progressive change being developed across the three fields. In taking account of subversion and resistance from above and below, the SI will provide a venue to argue how to unite social movements in the struggles against borders, prisons, and detention with a focus on the migration side. The SI will produce a more complete intellectually- and practice-based response to the complex challenges posed by global migration that is free from caging migrants.

We seek to frame the SI with an anti-racist/diversity lens and to highlight women’s voices, emerging scholars’ perspectives, and regional variation in approaches and case studies.

Key points for the SI include:
- detention’s complex relationships to other social movements;
- the underappreciated roles of women’s voices and actions in countering or resisting state violence;
- questions of global justice for local anti-detention actions;
- visions for alternative modalities of migration management that are not predicated on incarceration;
- and the interconnections between liberty, legal status and citizenship

Accordingly, the SI aims not to produce a consensus on ways to achieve migrant justice but will instead generate a potentially path-breaking space to explore different interpretations and implications of detention abolitionism.

Manuscript preparation guidelines: Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list). A typical paper should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes. Any spelling style is acceptable so long as it is consistent within the manuscript.

Please double space and submit as a Word document to:
If you are interested but might require additional time, please also get in touch.

For more information about submission requirements, see the Taylor and Francis Style Guide:

Any additional queries, comments, or questions to

Thanks and best wishes,

Stephanie J. Silverman (Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, and Thinking Forward) and Sharry Aiken (Queen’s University, Faculty of Law)

Call for Submissions, Gunn Award for Best Historical Essay on International Migration in Canada

The Gunn Award is a $1000 prize for the best historical essay on migration to and settlement in Canada. It is jointly awarded by Wilfrid Laurier University's International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS).

Essays from any discipline in the social sciences and humanities that address migration to and settlement in Canada from a historical perspective will be considered. The award is national, and submissions from fourth-year and graduate students enrolled in any Canadian university, written in either French or English, will be accepted. Papers are reviewed by a committee of IMRC and CIHS associates/members.

The submission deadline for the current competition is Friday, June 14, 2019. Results will be announced in the fall of 2019.

Please share the call for submissions widely within your networks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to

Thank you, and all the best.


You still have time to submit your abstract for the International Conference, Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions” to be held at NSU on July 27th - 28th. The deadline is May 15th.

We just uploaded the promotional video to the link .

Looking forward to your active participation.

Thank you,

Katherine Li, PhD
Director, Office of External Affairs, North South University
Convener, Rohingya Conference
Website: Rohingya 2019
Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka -1229, Bangladesh
Phone: (+880) 255668200 x 1075

Reminder: "Humanizing Migration", June 20th, uOttawa / Rappel "Humaniser la migration", le 20 juin, uOttawa

L’Université d’Ottawa, en partenariat avec l'Université du Québec en Outaouais, Carleton University et l’Université Saint Paul, est fière d’organiser «Humaniser la migration: droits, refuge et responsabilités» le 20 juin 2019 (Journée mondiale des réfugiés). Les inscriptions débuteront le 1er mai 2019. Entre-temps, on invite des chercheuses et des chercheurs affilié.e.s avec les institutions partenaires à soumettre les propositions d’affiches et de publications pour la foire de publications.

Appel à contributions pour la foire de publications :

Appel d’affiches :

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez prendre contact avec Christina Clark-Kazak (


The University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Carleton University, Saint Paul University, the Université du Québec en Outaouais and Amnesty International, is pleased to host “Humanizing Migration: Rights, refuge and responsibilities” on World Refugee Day, June 20th, 2019. Registration will open on May 1st. In the meantime, researchers affiliated with the partner institutions are warmly invited to submit poster proposals and publications for display at the publications fair.

Call for contributions to publications fair:

Call for Posters:

Professeure agrégée / Associate Professor
École d’affaires publiques et internationales / School of Public and International Affairs!/members/2796

President, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

Call for abstracts:  Beyond 50 and 10, beyond the rhetoric International Conference on the protection of forced migrants in Africa 6 – 7 September 2019 Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

The organisers invite abstracts by anyone interested in presenting a paper at the Conference. It is anticipated that an equal number of papers will eventually be presented focusing on refugees and IDPs.
· Abstracts should be between a minimum of 250 and a maximum of 350 words, and should:
· have a clear and descriptive title;
· indicate the main question(s) to be addressed;
· identify the proposed methodology; and
· set out the anticipated findings (and their implications).
More details at the following link: 

York University Call for Applications: Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Applications should be sent electronically to:
The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
York University

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

The workshop is coordinated by Dr. Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Adriana Piscitelli (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil). Please direct all queries to Amanda Tavares:

Dear colleagues,

Thanks to the support of the British Council's Newton Fund and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), we would like to to inform you of a workshop entitled "Migration, Trafficking, Sex Work and the Law" that will take place in Campinas, Brazil, in July 2019. This five-day workshop will bring together Brazilian and British early career scholars, policy makers and activists to critically consider the links between migration, human trafficking and sex work.

The Researcher Links programme will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of around 15 early career scholars/researchers from the UK (for definitions of these categories, please check the eligibility criteria in the link below).

Among the many themes we will investigate, we are especially interested in papers related to (i) Changes in governmental responses to sex-trafficking and human migration in the past 10 years (ii) the movement of Brazilians to Britain in the context of contemporary public policies regarding immigration and prostitution. We also hope to solicit papers that might shed historical light on these dual phenomena. Accordingly, a third theme of interest seeks to understand the moral panic surrounding European female migration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the international efforts to police and repress these population flows.

As part of this programme, we are now recruiting Early Career Researchers working in the following areas to participate in this workshop:

Sexual Trafficking
Prostitution, Sex Work, Sexual Labour
Sex Workers' Rights
Female Emigrants
Labour Migration
Migration Laws
Humanitarian and Anti-Trafficking Groups, Organisations, Individuals International Protection Anti-Sex trafficking policy Public Health and Disease

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2019. Additional information and the application form can be found here:

The workshop is coordinated by Dr. Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Adriana Piscitelli (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil). Please direct all queries to Amanda Tavares:

With all best wishes,

Amanda Tavares
PhD student - Department of French
University of Sheffield

Le français suit.

Dear colleagues,
The call for the 2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge applications is underway. If you have not already seen it on the Global Affairs Canada website please note that the deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019.

The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.
The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. The authors of ten winning proposals will be awarded $3,000 and will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada client divisions and further develop their ideas into longer policy briefs. The policy briefs will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in late fall 2019.
We would be grateful if you could share this initiative with your students and networks, noting that indeterminate employees of the Government of Canada are not eligible.
If you have any questions about the Challenge, please contact

Chers collègues,
L'appel de propositions pour le Concours d’idées de politique internationale 2019 est en cours. Si vous ne l'avez pas encore vu sur le site Web d'Affaires mondiales Canada, veuillez noter que la date limite est vendredi le 29 mars 2019.
L'objectif du programme est de mettre à profit le bassin de talentueux diplômés, boursiers de recherches postdoctorales et chercheurs de la société civile en début de carrière pour trouver des solutions concrètes et novatrices aux nouveaux enjeux de politique internationale auxquels est confronté le Canada.
Le programme offre aux candidats l'occasion de mettre à l'épreuve leurs compétences en matière de traduction de l'expertise théorique en langage politique. Les candidats sont invités à soumettre de brèves propositions. Les auteurs des dix propositions gagnantes recevront 3 000$ et auront plusieurs mois pour consulter Affaires mondiales Canada pour approfondir leurs idées sous la forme d’un énoncé de politique, qui sera ensuite présenté à des fonctionnaires du gouvernement du Canada dans le cadre d'un Colloque d'idées d'une journée, tenu par Affaires mondiales Canada à Ottawa à la fin de l'automne 2019.
Nous vous serions reconnaissants de partager cette initiative avec vos étudiants. Nous vous serions reconnaissants de partager cette initiative avec vos étudiants et vos réseaux, en notant que les employés indéterminés du gouvernement du Canada ne sont pas admissibles.
Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter

Ioanna Sahas Martin, Director
International Assistance Research and Knowledge Division (PVA)|
Recherche et connaissances en matière d’aide internationale
Strategic Policy Branch (PFM) | Direction générale de la politique stratégique
Research and Knowledge for Development Portal | Portail de la recherche et des connaissances en développement

Tel : 343-203- 6307
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OG2
Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

Kavod Issue 9 Published! The Claims Conference is pleased to announce the publication of Kavod Issue 9, available for viewing at This issue focuses on child survivors of the Holocaust, intergenerational issues in Holocaust survivor families, and trauma in collective memory.

More Resources on the Kavod Website:
For audio links to all previous Claims Conference monthly teleconferences and caregiver support video seminar series, see the multimedia page or go to:

Call for Papers
The Claims Conference seeks professional articles for the next issue of Kavod. The purpose of Kavod is to reach out to the professional caregiving community by providing support based on an integration of research and best practice. Knowing how quickly the remaining survivors are aging, we recognize that there is urgency to this work and to the dissemination of meaningful guidance, knowledge, and exchange of information.

We invite submissions from a variety of disciplines representing academic research, case studies,related agency initiatives and development, clinical practice, conference papers and book reviews. For more information on submission requirements go to

Interested authors should contact Chavie Brumer at

About Kavod
Professionals who work with Holocaust victims and their families are well aware of the emotional and physical scars this elderly population carries, and the challenges mental health, medical and social work professionals face in working sensitively and properly with this unique population. To meet this pressing need, the Claims Conference initiated the creation of an electronic journal designed especially for professionals who care for aging Holocaust survivors and their families. Kavod - Honoring Aging Survivors: A Professional Journal for Care Providers and Families has become a forum for scholarly and informative material compiled to directly assist cPare providers of Holocaust Survivors, including family members. We welcome your comments on the articles.

The mission of the Claims Conference over its history has always been to secure what we consider a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. We have pursued this goal since 1951 through a combination of negotiations, disbursing funds to individuals and organizations, and seeking the return of Jewish property lost during the Holocaust.

The York University Science and Technology Studies Department (STS) and the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) welcome submissions for their fifth annual joint Binocular Graduate Conference.

What makes something invisible or visible? What are the contingencies of visibility? Who chooses to make something or someone visible or invisible and how to they become that way? Are some things necessarily or inherently visible or invisible? What is the relationship between (in)visibility and what is considered ‘real’? What causes infrastructure or institutions to be visible or not? Who does (in)visible labour? How is work in science, technology, and medicine considered or made visible?

Keynote: Sergio Sismondo
Professor in Philosophy and Sociology, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)
As an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, we invite emerging scholars from diverse disciplines to consider and share with their peers the (in)visibilities they consider and encounter, as well as the roles they may or may not play in their research, their field, the world, or within their graduate school experience more generally.
We invite graduate students to submit 250-word abstracts for a 15 minute presentation on (in)visibilities related to any of the aforementioned or similar questions.
Interdisciplinary contributions from beyond HPST/STS are encouraged and welcomed.
Abstracts due: March 15th 2019

For a more detailed call for papers and more information, please visit our website:

Department of Science and Technology Studies

Call for Papers - Feminist Explorations of Urban Futures International Conference
26-28 September, 2019
York University

The research project, Urbanisation, gender and the global south: A transformative knowledge network (GenUrb) is pleased to issue the first call for papers for the Feminist Explorations of Urban Futures International Conference.

The purpose of this conference is to advance feminist thinking on urban research across the global south.

With social reproduction in crisis and people increasingly making a living outside the wage, the urban is being reshaped in ways that are no longer captured in twentieth century conceptualizations of urbanisation. In those countries labelled the ‘global south’ urbanization, driven both by natural increase and rural to urban migration, is where over 90 per cent of urban growth (between 2000 – 2050) is expected to occur. Our aim in this conference is to explore how feminist scholars, activists and policy makers understand the gendered nature of urbanization, women’s place-making strategies, and to rethink the urban from the perspective of “the global south,” not least comparatively and relationally.

Through a series of roundtable, panels, workshop, and research paper sessions the ‘Feminist Explorations of Urban Futures’ conference will create a global dialogue on the following themes: comparative feminist research, critical policy dialogues on gender and the urban, feminist activism and the city, and social reproduction and women’s place-making in cities. The conference will bring together leading feminist urban scholars, shapers of urban policy, activists working on gender and the urban at various scales, as well as new and emerging scholars working on feminist approaches to the urban.
This call for papers invites researchers, policy makers, artists, and practitioners to submit proposals for research papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following themes:

·      Social reproduction/production/financialization

·      Everyday life: housing and habitus

·      Mobility, migration, debt, networks

·      Infrastructure

·      Violence

·      Grassroots mobilisation and advocacy

·      Global urban policy frameworks and local contexts.
Submission process: Abstracts of no more than 250 words are due to be submitted to by 1 May 2019. Applicants will be notified of our decision by May 15, 2019.

For further information on the conference, visit

A group of undergraduate and graduate students put together the call for proposals below for a student-only pre-symposium that York University will be hosting on  May 1, 2019 in preparation for “StudentDwell+: Reimagining Student Housing,” an international symposium on this subject taking place on May 2 and 3.

The Toronto Urban Journal has also issued a call for student contributions (attached). This  is a great opportunity for students (both undergraduate and graduate) to prepare their work for publication and present it at the symposium. The deadline for submissions is in just over a month, so if you could help us circulate this call, that would be much appreciated!! Let me know if you have questions.


On May 1st, 2019, students from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will gather at York University for the StudentDwellTO Pre-Symposium. This event is an opportunity for students from all universities in the GTA to present their work on student housing, while collaboratively crafting innovative solutions to the student housing crisis through a design charrette. By participating in the StudentDwellTO Pre-Symposium, students will have an opportunity to contribute to the conversation on student housing in a meaningful way.

We are currently accepting proposals for students of all levels of study to present their research on student housing at the Pre-Symposium in either a presentation, poster, artistic production, or panel discussion format. If you are interested in disseminating your work at the Pre-Symposium, please fill out this form by March 25th.  The Toronto Urban Journal has also issued a call for student contributions (attached). This is a great opportunity for students to prepare their work for publication and present it at the symposium.

What is StudentDwellTO?

StudentDwellTO is a multi-university initiative funded by the Presidents of the four Greater Toronto Area Universities (OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University). This research project aims to examine access to adequate and affordable housing for post-secondary students, a challenge that has by all accounts reached a crisis point in GTA. Through qualitative and quantitative research, the study will provide a deeper understanding of student needs and choices about housing, while suggesting possible policy and development directions for decision-makers at the four participating universities, as well as municipal and provincial policy-makers. For more information, visit our website or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

If you have any questions regarding the Student Symposium, please contact

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
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 as attachments. Your submission will be acknowledged within seven working days. Visit for author guidelines@  or  you can follow the guidelines attached herewith. If there is any question please contact at:
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 and cc to We look forward to your submissions.

Author guidelines (.pdf)

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:

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 

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

Immigration, Cultural Participation and New Forms of Political Solidarity:
Global Perspectives
International Conference
University of Liège (Belgium)
25-26 September 2019
Please send a 400 words (maximum) abstract to Marco Martiniello
( by March 15 2019 |For more information about our activities, please visit:

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:
Please send all submissions to 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
Chair : Yasmeen Abu-Laban -
Second Chair : Mireille Paquet -
Third Chair : Ethel Tungohan -

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?
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
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
Indigenous identity
Spiritualities and land
Religion, xenophobia (Islamophobia/Anti-
Imperialism and militarism
Impact of cultural imperialism on religion
Gender and religion


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  by January 31, 2019.
You will be notified by February 15, 2019 of acceptance.
For more information, please visit
General questions can be directed to
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 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:

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

·      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 |

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 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.

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.

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,
• Impact on racialized immigrants, refugees and Indigenous
• 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:
Register for Conference:
Questions? Soma Chatterjee:

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 PAPERS: MEDUSA 2019 — futures
Medusa: University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Student Union Conference
Deadline: January 21, 2019
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
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 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

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
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
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.                                                                                    

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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: