The Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand 2016 Annual Conference:

Call for papers from ASAA/NZ on resilience, recovery and renewal

24-26 November 2016
Hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Anthropology programme

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Landbody: Indigeneity's Radical Commitments

A Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) Conference
University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee
May 5 - 7, 2016
Curtin Hall 175

Landbody considers the implications of Native ontologies and epistemologies, emphasizing the animate, living nature of place and the conceptual primacy of connection and locale. Despite colonial incursions, Native communities continue tribal lifeways, constructing and reconstructing systems of reciprocal survival in regions and localized spaces throughout land and other spaces occupied by, and contested by, colonial powers and people. Place is not a neutral backdrop. An ontological connection to a specific land comprises a central component of indigenous being, a commitment to place contrary to current celebrations of migration, individualism, and cosmopolitanism.

Plenary speakers include Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor.

Moreover, researchers from universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the United States will speak in various panels organized around the following themes: Spaces of Contestation, Re-Sources, Bodies, Confronting Being, Land Agents, Reclamation, Enacting Consciousness, Time & Story, and Indigenizing Epistemologies.

The conference is free and open to the public, but we ask attendees to please RSVP.

For a full schedule, abstracts, and other information, please visit the Landbody website.
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CFP: “Race, Anti- Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance” - Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)

November 3∙4∙5∙ 2016

OISE, University of Toronto

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Sexual Consent Conference
June 2 & 3, 2016
Trent University

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Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life

Deadline for registrations: 15th July, 2016

5-6th August, 2016

University of Waterloo, Canada

The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of gender relations and identities within democratic societies. Over one and a half days this colloquium will bring together scholars and graduate students to explore how our everyday leisure lives are being transformed by technology in ways that inform and challenge gender injustice for women, men, and transgender citizens. Identifying virtual and visceral practices presentations and discussion will be oriented around three digital dilemmas:

1. How do virtual voices influence issues at the intersection of gender and (in)justice?

2. How do innovative methodologies enable new insights into the social transformation of gender

relations, digital cultures, and social justice?

3. How is digital technology shaping relationships between diverse citizens, communities and policymakers in the context of gender equity?

The two keynote speakers for the event include:

Brittany Cooper, Rutgers University, co-founder Crunk Feminist Collective.

Aimée Morrison, University of Waterloo, co-founder Hook and Eye: Fast feminism, slow academe.

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Appel à contribution pour le numéro thématique - Anthropologie et Santé

Les transitions existentielles en question :
la naissance et la mort face aux technologies biomédicales



Identités, Conflits et interventions Sociolinguistique, Réseau Francophone de Sociolinguistique Congrès, Montpellier 14, 15 et 16 juin 2017

Deadline: 30 novembre 2016


Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminisms Collection
University of Manitoba Press (UMP)

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection

Intergenerational Indigenous Feminisms

Editors: Erica Violet Lee, Sarah Nickel, Amanda Fehr

University of Manitoba Press (UMP)

The editors are seeking proposals for article-length scholarly contributions and creative pieces (poetry, art, personal narratives, and anything that can be shared in print) to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Indigenous feminisms. This book will be published by UMP.

Over the past 30 years, a strong canon of Indigenous feminist literature has addressed how Indigenous women are uniquely and dually affected by colonialism and patriarchy. Indigenous women have long recognized that their intersectional realities were not represented in mainstream feminism, which was principally white, middle-class and often openly ignored realities of colonialism. As Indigenous feminist ideals grew, they became increasingly multivocal with multiple and oppositional understandings of what constituted Indigenous feminism and whether or not it was a useful concept. Emerging from these established dialogues are conversations from a new generation of scholars, activists, artists, and storytellers who accept the usefulness of Indigenous feminism, and seek to broaden the concept.

This collection will capture this transition and make sense of Indigenous feminist voices that do not necessarily find representation in existing scholarship. There is a need to further Indigenize our understandings of feminism and to take the scholarship beyond a focus on motherhood, life history, or legal status (in Canada) to consider the connections between Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous philosophies, the environment, kinship, violence, and Indigenous Queer Studies. Organized around the notion of "generations," this collection will bring into conversation new voices of Indigenous feminist theory, knowledge, and experience. Taking a broad and critical interpretation of Indigenous feminism, we ask how an emerging generation of artists, activists, and scholars are envisioning and activating this theory/framework/experience.

To fully capture more inclusive expressions of Indigenous feminisms, we seek content from broad geographical areas (beyond North America) and disciplines (History, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy, Law), and from diverse contributors with different backgrounds (activists, artists, scholars) and positionalities (gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age).

This collection will present critical interventions into history, politics, and theory by outlining the limitations and transformative potential of Indigenous feminisms. The collection is anchored around five themes:

1. Broadening Indigenous feminisms. We take an inclusive interpretation of both politics and feminism to broaden the focus beyond Indigenous women's activism in the late 20th century and Bill C-31. We invite works that consider Indigenous women's early political formations, and include women not typically considered as political or feminists.

2. Environmental issues, land, and sovereignty. We are interested in how gender theory informs understandings of historical and contemporary land and environmental issues. We invite works that consider the relationships between the environment, land, governance, gender, and feminism.

3. Queer, Two-Spirit, Transgender identities/sexuality. We seek to disrupt the association between Indigenous feminisms, the women's movement, and heteronormativity. We welcome contributions that explore the intersections between Indigenous feminism and the growing field of Indigenous Queer Studies.

4. Kinship. We resituate discussions focusing on Indigenous motherhood to broader considerations of how feminism relates to Indigenous philosophies and kinship system. We invite contributions on adoption, reproductive justice, and reimagining/complicating ideas of Indigenous motherhood and fatherhood.

5. Feminism, Violence, & Law. We are interested in relationships between Indigenous feminisms and violence – including structural violence/state imposed violence, Indigenous feminism and the law, and resilience.

We are also open to considering other themes that fit within the overall goals of this collection.

Please submit 500-word proposals to by June 15, 2016. Proposals should be accompanied by a short biography or CV. Notification of acceptance will be given by August 1, 2016. Completed submissions are due November 31, 2016. Final chapters will be a maximum of 30 pages (7,500) including footnotes and bibliography.

The Editors:

We are early career academics, community-engaged scholars, and activists interested in collaborating with likeminded individuals at similar stages in their careers.

Erica Violet Lee is a Nehiyaw undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan in her final year of a philosophy and political studies degree. She is an activist and organizer with Idle No More, the #ReadTheTRCReport project, and was part of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the COP 21 meeting in Paris. She writes about her experiences as a young student navigating the worlds of academia on her Moontime Warrior blog.

Sarah Nickel is a Tk'emlúpsemc (Kamloops Secwépemc) Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Nickel's work is focused on community-engaged ethnohistorical work on Indigenous politics in British Columbia between the 1960s and 1980s. She has published on Indigenous oral history methodologies, Indigenous sovereignty, Indigenous feminism, and Indigenous politics.

Amanda Fehr is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. Her community-engaged work focuses on boundary maintenance, historical consciousness, memory, representation, and the relationship between political identities and personal experiences- most recently in her dissertation work with the Metis community of Ile-a-la-Crosse and the neighboring English River First Nation. She has published articles on place-making amongst the Stó:lõ in British Columbia, and the role of the Virgin Mary in northwestern Saskatchewan.

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Sarah Nickel, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Amanda Fehr, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan

Erica Lee, Philosophy Department and Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
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Call for Contributions: Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change III: the Academic and Activist Interface
Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1-3 September 2016

Please email any queries to

Call for contributions: Childbirth and Spirituality in Late Modern to Contemporary Society
(Lexington Books)
This volume will be interdisciplinary and include anthropological perspectives.


Chapters needed for an edited volume on Childbirth and Spirituality in Late Modern to Contemporary Society. To be published with Lexington Books.

This edited volume will explore the intersection of religion/spirituality with childbirth and midwifery. In the Late Modern period (1800 to the present day) in large parts of the world, midwives were overshadowed and undermined by the growing professionalism of medicine, hospitalization and ultimately the medicalization of the birthing process itself. Due to these changes the meaning of childbirth has shifted, often becoming more private and more medical. This volume will examine the way in which spirituality has either been brought back to childbirth, often through alternative spiritualities or in which it has remained in certain traditions, often in conflict with prevailing scientific attitudes.

Confirmed chapters already include the following topics: Sister midwives in 19th century France, Singaporean Malay mothers in the 20th c., holistic natural childbirth in contemporary francophone contexts; the Farm and Ina May Gaskin.

Lexington Books publishes research volumes for an academic audience including edited collections in the humanities and social sciences.

PROPOSALS DUE May 10, 2016. Please email provisory title, a 300 word abstract, a short CV or link to Marianne Delaporte at and Morag Martin at

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 30.

Contributors whose abstracts show a potential for inclusion in the volume will be invited to contribute a full chapter, ranging from 18 to 22 pages, double spaced, including notes, are expected by December 2016 for publication in 2017.

CFP: The politics of the migration-development nexus: re-centring South to South migrations, Development Studies Association, Oxford,
12-14 September 2016

Call for Papers

The politics of the migration-development nexus: re-centring South to South migrations

Development Studies Association, University of Oxford 12th-14th September 2016

Panel convenors: Dr Tanja Bastia (Manchester) and Dr Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University of London)

Sponsored by the Migration, Development and Social Change study group

This panel aims to re-frame the migration-development nexus from the perspective of regional South-South migrations, and interrogate the potential for a broader analysis which extends beyond financial and economic priorities to consider wider political concerns.

South to South migration remains marginalised in expansive research on transnational migration which continues to be theorised from the ‘norm’ of South-North migration (Hujo and Piper 2010). Focusing specifically on the migration-development nexus, this session has two main imperatives:

(i) Explore the potential to reframe migration-development nexus debates from the varied perspectives and experiences of South-South migrations. In re-centring these regional migrations, we wish to problematize the politics of framing migration as a potential source of development and understandings of migrants as generators of remittances. Does a focus on South-South migrations highlight wider understandings of the migration-development nexus? What political and economic subjectivities are ascribed to migrants who migrate regionally?

(ii) Expand the focus of the migration-development nexus beyond the economic and financial, to consider the question of migrants’ rights. One way in which this could be achieved, is by shedding light on specific themes that are often left out of the political arena. Many governments and migrant organisations, avoid tackling issues that are important to secure migrants’ rights, because they are deemed as being ‘too political’. What examples can we find of this invisibilisation of key concerns in regional South-South migrations? What are the consequences of making these issues in/visible? How do migrants resist these processes? And how do these examples help us re-frame the migration-development nexus?

The panel seeks papers that will respond to these questions either conceptually or empirically through examples of South-South regional migrations. Collectively, we are particularly interested in building a more democratic platform, one that better represents the reality of varied migration streams and diverse voices, to unpick the politics of migration.

If you are interested in taking part, please submit a 250 word abstract, with your name, affiliation, proposed title and contact details by 25th April to the conference website, under panel 36,

Further information about the conference is available here

Or contact the panel convenors:

Conférence internationale/ International Conference, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales/University of Ottawa

The States of the Memory of Slavery: International Comparative Perspectives

La mémoire de l’esclavage dans tous ses états :Perspectives internationales comparées

21 avril 2016/ 21 April 2016

Organisée par/ Organized by Pr. Abdoulaye Gueye et/ and Pr. Johann Michel


Lieu/Venue: Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa

21 avril 2016/ 21 April 2016

Pavillon FSS, salle 4004/ FSS building, Room 4004

9:00: Allocution d’ouverture par Marcel Mérette, doyen de la Faculté des Sciences Sociales de l’Université d’Ottawa/ Introduction by Marcel Mérette, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ottawa

Président/ Chair: Abdoulaye Gueye (School of sociological and anthropological studies, University of Ottawa)

9:30: Paul Lovejoy (Department of History, York University): Islam and Spiritual Resistance to Enslavement in the Americas

10:30: Marin Richard (Département d’histoire, Université Toulouse Le Mirail), La mémoire de Zumbi de Palmares : un révélateur ambigu de l’afro-brésilianité

12:00 Pause déjeuner/ Lunch Break

Président/ Chair: Johann Michel (Faculté de droit et sciences sociales, Université de Poitiers/ CEMS, EHESS)

13:30: Perina Mickaella (Department of philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston), Enjeux politiques et éthiques de la mémoire de l’esclavage : commémoration, devoir de mémoire et travail de mémoire.

14:30: Christine Chivallon (CNRS, France): Transmettre, inventer, imaginer: l’expérience de l’esclavage à l’épreuve du souvenir

15:30 Coffee Break/ Pause Café

Présidente/ Chair: Audra Diptee

15:45: Renée Gosson (Bucknell University, Pennsylvania), "Materializing" the French Atlantic Slave Trade in Nantes

16:45: Small Stephen (University of California, Berkeley) Social Mobilization and Collective Memory of Slavery across the African Diaspora: with insights from England, Netherlands and Spain

April 22, 2015/ 22 avril 2015

Pavillon FSS salle 4004/ FSS building room 4004

Présidente/Chair: Michaella Périna

9:30: Holsey Bayo (Department of History, Rutgers University), Restructuring Memory: The Slave Trade and Neoliberalism in Africa

10:30: Pause Café/ Coffee Break

10:45: Ann McDougall (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta), What Does it Mean When Remembering Slavery Erases Your Own Past?
Mauritania in the Early 20th Century

11:45: Diptee Audra (Department of History Carleton University), Slavery and Memory in Present Day Humanitarian Discourses.

13:00 Pause déjeuner/ Lunch Break

Président/Chair: Paul Lovejoy (Department of History, York University)

14:30: Martin Michael (Director, Black Film Center/Archive and Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Media School, Indiana University), TranshistoricalMemory: Mediating Bondage, Past and Present

15:30 Klein Martin (Department of History, University of Toronto), Who Gets Reparations and How Do we Provide them?

16:30: Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Notes de Clôture/ Concluding Remarks

18:30 Dîner/ Dinner

Soutiens institutionnels et financiers / Institutional and Financial Supports:

EHESS, TEPSIS ; Institut Universitaire de France ; Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities (IASCC)
Ermoupolis, Syros Greece July 27-29th, 2016


This Conference is hosted by The Culture of Cities Centre and will convene on July 27-29th, 2016 at The Cultural Center in Ermoupolis, on the island of Syros in Greece. It is held in collaboration with York University, St. Jerome’s University and the University of Waterloo. The aim of this meeting is to focus upon how cities create cultural landscapes in which heritage is both tangibly marked by the built environment, by official scripts and policies and also by their seemingly intangible influences of collective memories and collisions in values about the meaning of place that fluctuate over time.

How can the rich and varied approaches of cultural analysis, social theory, and the humanities, arts and social sciences contribute to an interdisciplinary examination of the ground of heritage in the relationship of the city to time and to the complexity presupposed by such a history of official and unofficial legacies?

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 30th, 2016

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imagineNATIVE 2016 Call for Submissions Now Open

October 19 - 23, 2016
Toronto • Canada


Graduate Conference: On the Edge: Genealogies and Futures of Precarity
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology,

Central European University, Budapest

Conference date: June 3-4, 2016

Proposal submission deadline: April 10, 2016

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Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Knowledge Community is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities and nations.

Call for Papers

The Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations will be held at the University of Toronto – Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto, Canada, 26 - 28 July 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

Conference Submission Deadlines

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

*Advanced Proposal Deadline – 26 September 2016*
Early Proposal Deadline – 26 December 2016
Regular Proposal Deadline – 26 April 2017
Late Proposal Deadline – 26 June 2017

A Collection of Journals

The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Journal Collection consists of four journals and an annual review. The collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit our website.
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Movement: Or “Does the falcon hear the falconer?” The Disestablishmentarian," an interdisciplinary graduate student journal, based out of the Sociology and Anthropology department at Concordia University, Montréal. 

Deadline: June 4, 2016

See also The Disestablishmentarian call for peer reviewers at


Colloque étudiant : « Publics de la culture. Perspectives croisées sur la réception et la médiation », 6 octobre, Trois-Rivières


Colloque « Engagement local — Engagement global : Identités et communautés francophones en milieu minoritaire au Canada », 30 septembre et 1er octobre, Université Simon Fraser, Vancouver

De plus en plus, les individus et les communautés auxquelles ils appartiennent font face à des réseaux de relations sociales, politiques et culturelles qui touchent le local, le global et le glocal. La réalité des francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire au Canada est influencée par ces nombreux réseaux de relations dans lesquels ils peuvent s'engager. Dans le cadre de ce colloque, organisé par le Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest, l'Université Simon Fraser, l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique et le Centre d'études Québec-Pacifique (SFU), les chercheurs en arts et en sciences humaines et sociales sont invités à réfléchir aux formes que prennent les différentes possibilités d'engagements de la part des individus et des communautés francophones au Canada. Les propositions de communication doivent être envoyées au professeur Christian Guilbault au plus tard le 30 avril 2016.

Call for Critical Reviews, Contemporaneity 5 (Autumn 2016 edition)

Deadline: June 30, 2016



Cultural Diversity and Liberal Democracy: Models, Policies and Practices

April 19, 2016 – April 20, 2016 all-day

A100 Centre of Excellence
Glendon College
2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 1J8

The Glendon School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) is hosting a two-day international conference that addresses a central
theme in contemporary public life, as well as in scholarly research and debate : How should liberal democratic institutions respond to
cultural diversity? The question is increasingly urgent as cultural diversity becomes more complex, demands of cultural minorities for
recognition and accommodation become more intense, and relations between cultural majorities and minorities become more strained.


L'École des affaires publiques et internationales de Glendon |The
Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
Collège universitaire Glendon - Université York | Glendon College -
York University
2275, avenue Bayview | 2275 Bayview Avenue
220 Manoir Glendon | 220 Glendon Hall
Toronto, ON M4N 3M6

Visitez-nous | Visit Us:


CFP for book: Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment - due by May 15, 2016

CFP for Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including but not limited to such fields as anthropology, gender studies, environmental studies, literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to by May 15, 2016. First drafts of full chapters (8,000 words) are due by September 1, 2016, and final versions are due November 1, 2016. Both transgender and cisgender contributors are welcome. Preference will be given to authors who have completed their doctorates. Only previously unpublished works will be considered.

Confirmed contributors include:

Foreword, Susan Stryker, Ph.D., University of Arizona, USA
Preface, Greta Gaard, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – River Falls, USA
“‘The Bog is in Me’: Transecology and The Danish Girl,” Elizabeth Parker, Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
“Posthuman Intimacy in Trans Cinema,” Wibke Straube, Ph.D., Karlstad University, Sweden
“Theorizing Transgender and Transhuman Possibilities: Empathy and Ecology in Élisabeth Vonarburg’s Le Silence de la Cité,” Anna Bedford, Ph.D., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA
“Transsexual/Transgender Survivors of Eco-apocalypse: New Perspectives on Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve,” Julia Tofantšuk, Ph.D., Tallinn University, Estonia
“Ominous Foreboding: Transsexual Eco-prophecies in Clark’s (Bekederemo’s) ‘Ivbie’ and Okara’s The Fisherman’s Invocation,” Idom T. Inyabri, Ph.D., University of Calabar, Nigeria
“Yu-hong Chen’s ‘In-between’ Ecopoetics and Transgender Studies,” Peter I-min Huang, Ph.D., Tamkang University, Taiwan
“Transgender Discourse in Ancient Mythology and Religious Texts: How Nature Influenced Representation,” Purbita Chowdhury, Jadavpur University, India and Ashish Kumar Ghosh, Ph.D., Centre for Environment and Development, India
“Complimenting Contradictions of Gender Dualism: A Study on the Geopolitics of Binary Gender Ecology in Hinduism,” Swapna Gopinath, Ph.D., University of Kerala, India, Sony Jalarajan Raj, Ph.D., MacEwan University, Canada, and Soumya Jose, Ph.D., VIT University, India
“Gendercrossing at the Frontier: Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s Transgender Memoirs in the Alborz Mountains,” Mat Fournier, Ph.D., Ithaca College, USA
“Trans-Appalachia: Roadmap to an Unromantic Relationship with the Mountains,” Izzy Broomfield, Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY), USA and Theresa L. Burriss, Ph.D., Radford University, USA
“Sexuate Ecologies and the Landmarking of Transgender Cultural Heritage,” Nicole Anae, Ph.D., Central Queensland University, Australia
“Transgender: An Expanded View of the Ecological Self,” Gail Grossman Freyne, LL.B., Ph.D., The Family Therapy & Counselling Centre, Australia
“Cut Sex: TransXenoEstroGenesis,” Eva Hayward, Ph.D. and Adela C. Licona, Ph.D., University of Arizona, USA
“Theorizing Trans-species Affects through Ecological Science Practice,” Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Ph.D., Alpen-Adria Universitaet, Graz, Austria and University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
The relationship between gender and the environment has been studied extensively, with much attention given to the problems of relying on rigid dualities such as male/female and nature/culture. This volume seeks to provide novel insights into ecological and environmental issues by drawing on specifically transgender perspectives. Proposals that explicitly critique cisnormativity and cissexism are especially welcome. For purposes of this volume, the meaning of transgender will follow GLAAD’s definition: “Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate. Gender identity is a person's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or someone outside of that gender binary). For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match.”

The editor of Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, Douglas Vakoch, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as general editor of Lexington Books’ Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch’s earlier edited books include Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse (2011), Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature (2012), and (with Fernando Castrillón) Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature (2014).

Indigenizing Psychology Symposium: Healing & Education, May 26, 2016, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

The Sixth Annual OISE Indigenous Education Network Mental Health Symposium will cover issues of traditional Aboriginal Knowledges, healing, and
education. It is for educators, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers of all disciplines of applied mental health interested in enhancing knowledge and skills and exploring new ideas. Registration fees apply, for further info see


"Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership"

Proposals are due no later than May 15, 2016

Colloquium Dates: February 22-24, 2017

Venue: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

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Recherches féministes
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
d’études féministes
CCB, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval,
Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Téléphone : (418) 656-5418 Télécopieur : (418) 656-5190
Courriel :

Vous trouverez içi l’appel de textes pour le volume 31 numéro 2 de la revue Recherches féministes, FEMMES, FÉMINISMES et PHILOSOPHIES, sous la direction de Diane Lamoureux, Naïma Hamrouni et Ryoa Chung.

Les propositions d’article (300 mots) doivent être acheminées avant le 1er mars 2017 aux responsables du numéro thématique aux adresses suivantes :;; Les articles (7 000 mots) doivent parvenir à la revue ( avant le 1er février 2018, respecter le protocole de rédaction de la revue et être accompagnés d’un résumé en français et en anglais.

N’hésitez pas à diffuser cet appel de textes dans vos réseaux!

Pour information: Pascale Dubé
Revue Recherches féministes
Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 5418
Télécopieur: (418) 656-5190

Critical Foodscapes: what does the future hold for urban gardening?
Call for Papers.

--A One Day Conference
July 7th 2016
University of Warwick, UK--

Confirmed Keynote: Dr Chiara Tornaghi (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK)

Urban gardening has long promised radical alternatives to industrialised food production and the organisation of modern urban spaces. Yet despite recent increases in popularity and a conspicuous proliferation of its forms, urban gardening appears to have had minimal material influence on how we eat or how we live.

It is now time to ask what the future holds for urban gardening. What evidence is emerging of urban gardening’s social and environmental impacts? Can such forms really mitigate some of the major crises of our times – from mental illness and unemployment to the unsustainability of our food systems – or do they remain a fringe concern? And what changes – at the level of policy or grassroots mobilisation (or otherwise) – are required to maximise the impact and reach of future iterations of urban gardening?

This conference seeks to put critical – but constructive – pressure on some of the assumptions which underlie current theory and practice of urban gardening; as such, the conference organisers welcome papers encompassing a broad range of approaches and perspectives (whether research-, practitioner- or participant-orientated) considering the past, present and future of urban gardening. The conference will take the UK as its main focus but will accommodate international perspectives where possible. Papers might address, though not be limited to, the following topics:
Community gardens
Community supported agriculture
Urban and peri-urban food production
The cultural representation of urban gardens
Urban gardening and…
- local/national food policy
- grassroots activism
- food production
- mental health
- town planning
- education
- environmental sustainability
- economic sustainability
- emergency food aid

Please send 300 word abstracts and 100 word biographies to Dr C Maughan (IAS Early Career Fellow, University of Warwick) by Monday 11th April 2016:

Following the conference, speakers and delegates are encouraged to submit papers to a proposed special issue with the journal, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, subject to the peer-review process.

For more information, updates and to register see the conference website.

CFP: Feral Feminisms Issue 8 – Queer Feminine Affinities

CFP: Feral Feminisms
Issue 8 – Queer Feminine Affinities

Deadline 30 June 2016

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‘Cities in Transformation: Processes, Problems and Policies’, St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge, 14-15 July 2016

The special conference ‘Cities in Transformation: Processes, Problems and Policies’, will be held at St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge, on 14-15 July 2016, and details of the event, including registration, can be found at A selection of refereed papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society in November 2017.

In recent years, cities and city-regions have assumed growing prominence in discussions over economic growth, performance, and prosperity across the world. Both geographers and economists point to the increasing concentration of economic activity and wealth creation in cities, and their crucial importance as the loci of national prosperity. Politicians and policymakers in national governments and international bodies have likewise recognized the key economic role that cities play, and have correspondingly directed attention to cities as the foci of policy intervention and governance reform. Cities have come to dominate how we think and talk about economies.
However, there is little doubt that cities are navigating a turbulent and uncertain context, and face an unprecedented and intense set of economic, social and environmental challenges. There is mounting evidence that different cities are demonstrating very different capacities to adapt, cope with and respond to such challenges leading to diverse and unpredictable outcomes. Some cities have grown rapidly, while others have lagged behind. Other cities have managed to 'reinvent' themselves, and undergo economic resurgence, while others have declined. Differences in adaptability mean that while some cities are experiencing the intensification and worsening of economic inequalities and failures, other cities appear able to develop innovative solutions and new growth paths. In the context of the decentralization and devolution of policy-making and responsibility to cities and city-regions, such differences between cities will assume increased significance.
The aim of this conference is to examine the different experiences and consequences of, and challenges for, cities of this process of transformation. Papers are invited that address the following and related topics:
· The differing experiences of cities in the transition from industrialism to post-industrialism
· The prospects for reindustrializing cities
· The role of labour and skills in the transformation of cities
· The implications of new technologies for the economic performance and spatial structure of
· The implications of international investment, trade and labour flows for city economies
· The implications for social inequality in cities
· The resilience of city economies
· The potential and prospects of inclusive and/or equitable urban growth
· The meaning and nature of 'smart cities'
· The 'greening' of the urban economy
· The adaptability and resilience of city economies
· The role and implications of big data for city development
· The impact and ramifications of austerity and state and public sector restructuring for cities
· The challenges of infrastructure development, its funding and financing, and roles in city growth and development
· Emerging models of city governance
· City experiences in addressing societal challenges such as ageing, the low carbon economy and resource constraints
· Policy challenges and choices
Abstracts of up to 400 words should be emailed to Francis Knights <> by 16 April 2016 for consideration

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis


European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology, 20th European Anthropological Association (EAA) Congress
August 24-28, 2016, Zagreb, Croatia

Deadline: April 30, 2016



«Semen» n° 43 l’émergence du rituel politique, de l’énonciation à son observation

Publié à la suite d’une journée d’étude qui s’est déroulée au CEDITEC (UPEC), le 12 juin 2015, ce numéro de «Semen» vise à réunir des textes traitant du rite en lien avec l’exercice du pouvoir. Au sein des nombreux travaux existants sur le rituel, notamment anthropologiques et historiques, ce numéro vise particulièrement l’émergence du rituel politique dans ses dimensions discursives. La perspective d’analyse du discours privilégiée ici entre en discussion théorique et méthodologique avec toute approche ou discipline qui puisse saisir les pratiques énonciatives faisant émerger le rituel politique. Parmi ces approches empiriques traitant d’énoncés attestés ou de situations concrètes, nous considérerons plus particulièrement les propositions provenant de l’anthropologie, l’ethnographie, l’ethnométhodologie ou encore la sociologie politique. Néanmoins, toutes les communications devront prendre en considération la dimension énonciative du rituel politique et l’articuler à leur perspective théorique. Par rituel politique, nous entendons une pratique politique au sens large, citoyenne, fortement codifiée ou en cours de codification, qui peut se réaliser dans une pluralité de contextes : manifestations politiques, réunions délibératives, réunions partisanes de plus ou moins grande importance, assemblées générales, allocutions lors de mobilisations (cortèges, grèves, mouvements sociaux), débats, allocutions présidentielles ou ministérielles à l’Assemblée nationale, télévisuelles, en public. Ce numéro se veut l’occasion de discuter l’émergence du rituel politique dans divers contextes sociohistoriques, entre récurrences et discontinuités : Qu’est-ce qui fait qu’un discours s’inscrit dans un rituel et comment faire émerger le rituel d’une suite de discours? Comment de nouveaux types de rituels apparaissent-ils dans la pratique politique? Existe-t-il une pratique politique totalement indépendante d’éléments ritualisants, de mises en scène de la démocratie, de l’expertise, du pouvoir, ou de la participation? Si les rituels institutionnels sont codifiés de manière «rigide et immuable» pour légitimer le pouvoir, comment les citoyennes et citoyens peuvent-ils les investir?

Les propositions de contribution peuvent provenir de courants variés, pas nécessairement de l’analyse du discours, mais doivent analyser des pratiques et des énoncés attestés dans un contexte politique. Les propositions insistant sur les aspects méthodologiques d’une analyse énonciative permettant de saisir l’émergence des rituels politiques seront particulièrement appréciées. Les propositions d’article, avec résumé (environ 2500 signes, espaces compris) doivent être transmis d’ici le : 15/06/2016.

Contacts : Jean-Marc Leblanc et Loïse Bilat ( ;

Revue Recherches féministes


Parole de jeunesse : la part langagière des différentiations sociales", Glottopol, numéro 29, dirigé par M. Auzanneau, P. Lambert, N. Maillard

Date limite de réception des contributions : 30 septembre 2016. Parution : juillet 2017.


Rêve et espace, Colloque international transdisciplinaire, Département de littératures et de langues du monde de l’Université de Montréal (UdeM)
15-16 septembre 2016, Montréal

Deadline: 30 avril 2016


International Conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next"
Toronto, October 14-16, 2016
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016

The Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next". The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.

===Main theme===
Between the 1930s and 1970s, a community of intellectuals coalesced in the city of Toronto to discuss and investigate communication as a complex, interdisciplinary process that structures individuals, cultures, and societies.
This scholarly community, that emerged in and around the University of Toronto achieved international recognition for its innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to the evolving societal challenges.
"The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next" Conference aims to bring together international scholars to engage in dialogue on the origins, rise, decline and the rebirth of the so-called Toronto School. Discussion will focus on its pioneers, champions but also its critics. It will examine the extent to which the Toronto School has provided a legacy that continues to offer insight on crucial and systemic issues facing contemporary society across various disciplines.

===Suggested Topics for Paper Submissions===
General areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- New understandings, approaches, comparative assessments of the major figures associated with the golden age of the Toronto School, including for instance Eric Havelock, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, Edmund Carpenter, Walter J. Ong, Tom Easterbrook, Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, Carl Williams, Glenn Gould, and Harley Parker.
- Innovative interpretations of theories in their historical context, and ideas emanating from the School and its intellectual tradition.
- Associations between core theories/ideas of the Toronto School of Communication and other schools/traditions, in the Humanities, in the Social Sciences and contemporary culture.
- Germination of media studies in 1950s Toronto.
- Canadian approaches to communications study and their impact on the twentieth-century intellectual debate internationally.
- Role of communication in the history of civilization, and in the structuring of human cultures and the mind.
- Time-biased and space-biased dialectical approaches applied to cultural ecology.
- Sensorial, cognitive, and behavioural implications of the medium.
- Interplay of orality and literacy in today's media environment.
- Poetic, symbolic, and mythical thinking in contemporary cultures.
- Aesthetic forms as a mode of critique and interpretation of cultural artifacts.
- Interpretation, extension, and application of the theories central to thinkers from the Toronto School.

===Guide for authors===
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts by June 30, 2016 using exclusively EasyChair

Abstracts of between 1,000 and 1,500 words, in English, and presented in pdf format should be uploaded into EasyChair along with: title of proposed presentation, five keywords, and for each author their name, title, position, name affiliated institution and a short biographical statement (40-50 words each). In addition details for the corresponding author should be provided.
In case of acceptance, author(s) will be asked also to provide a condensed abstract (200 words for inclusion in the program), and to present the paper at the Conference (see registration deadline for authors).
NB: The submission of an abstract must be on the understanding that if the paper is accepted at least one author will register for and attend the conference. The costs of attending the conference including registration fees, travel, accommodation and other expenses, are the responsibility of the presenter or their institutions.
A condensed abstract of each paper and a biographical statement of presenting author(s) will be published in the Conference Program.

===Peer Review Process===
All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee (see Conference website for details).

===Paper Awards===
All accepted papers will be considered by the Programme Committee for one of three Outstanding Paper Awards (1,000 CAD $ each), including an award for Outstanding PhD Student Paper. Please indicate with your submission if the primary author is a PhD student. The Outstanding Paper Awards will be announced at the closing session of the Conference.

===Panel Presentation===
The language of the Conference is English. Accepted papers will grouped into sessions including 3 to 4 papers focused on similar themes. Each presentation must not exceed 20 minutes; each panel will include a 20-minute Q&A, following the last presentation.

===Conference Proceedings===
Full papers are not required in advance, but are invited for submission following the event to be considered for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published in 2017. Final original unpublished papers between 5,000 and 6,000 words, should be submitted in English using U.S. spelling, in APA style, and in .doc or docx format, by December 15, 2016. All attendees will receive a copy of the Proceedings when it is published.

===Registration Fees===
Registration information will be available at the Conference website ( In order to be included in the final program the deadline for authors' registration is August 30, 2016. Reduced hotel room rates will be available to conference attendees. Conference registration opens April 1, 2016.

===Important Dates===
Early Bird Registration Opens: April 1, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: June 30,2016
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2016
Draft Programme Published: August 1, 2016
Registration deadline for authors: August 30, 2016
Late registration begins: September 1, 2016
Final Programme Published: September 1, 2016

Conference Coordinator, Dr. Paolo Granata
(McLuhan Centenary Fellow, Visiting Professor University of Toronto)
For more information about the Conference visit:
Send email correspondence to:

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto and "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next" !



Recherches féministes
Revue interdisciplinaire francophone
d’études féministes
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Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
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Les propositions (300 mots) doivent parvenir à la revue avant le 1er septembre 2016. Les manuscrits (7 000 mots) doivent être soumis au plus tard le 1er mars 2017 et respecter le protocole de publication ( Ils doivent être transmis au secrétariat de la revue ( ainsi qu’aux responsables du numéro : Aline Charles ( et Elsa Galerand (

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Workshop: Producing and contesting urban marginality: Speculation, public space and social movements in the neoliberal city - Mexico City 12-15 July 2016

Call for participation: British Council-Newton Fund workshop in Mexico City

Producing and contesting urban marginality: Speculation, public space and social movements in the neoliberal city

Universidad La Salle, Mexico City

From Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2016 (inclusive)

The workshop is coordinated by Julie Cupples (University of Edinburgh) and Mario López González Garza (Universidad La Salle) with contributions from mentors Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh) and Antonio Gallardo (Universidad La Salle)

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. Travel (up to a maximum of £1000 for UK-based and £150 for Mexican-based researchers) and accommodation expenses (up to a maximum of £320) will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. The application form, available here, must be submitted to before the deadline of 11 April 2016.

Workshop details

In Mexico City, as in many other large cities worldwide, contemporary modes of urban governance have overwhelmingly benefited affluent populations and widened social inequalities. Disinvestment from social housing and rent-seeking developments by real estate companies and land speculators have resulted in the displacement of low-income populations to the urban periphery. Public social spaces have been eliminated to make way for luxury apartments and business interests. Low-income neighbourhoods are often stigmatized by dominant social forces to justify their demolition. The urban poor have however negotiated and resisted these developments in a range of ways. Our workshop seeks to explore these urban dynamics in Mexico City and beyond, looking at the material and symbolic mechanisms through which urban marginality is produced and contested. It seeks to understand how things might be otherwise, how the city might be geared towards more inclusive forms of belonging and citizenship.

We seek to chart the ways in which processes of urban transformation are enacted both materially and symbolically and the impacts these processes have on the urban poor. We will also explore the urban struggles that result from these impacts. We are
especially interested in discussions that are focused on linking the macrodeterminants of urban political economy to the life options and strategies of the poor at ground level. This would provide propitious terrain for reformulating from 'below', in empirical terms, the labels, discourses and categories imposed from 'above' that
have been shown in scholarship to have corrosive consequences. Drawing on these insights, we hope to produce a series of recommendations for stakeholders with a view to producing a more inclusive city where the social, economic and cultural needs of marginalised people become a central principle according to which the restructuring of urban space occurs.

The workshops will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Mexico. The workshop will also include a field trip to a number of marginal and irregular settlements in Mexico City to interact with artists and community leaders. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. We will for example partner UK and Mexican researchers to co-author a book chapter for a published anthology after the workshop is completed.

We are seeking researchers who are working on questions of urban marginality in cities in Mexico or elsewhere in the world. We are particularly interested in scholars who have built close relationships with urban social movements or with communities in irregular settlements or those facing eviction of displacement.

Eligibility Criteria:

Researchers must be conducting research on urban marginality in Mexico or other cities in the world and are interested in sharing insights from diverse geographical locations.

Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form, available here

Application must be submitted before the above deadline.

Participants must be early career researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD (or equivalent) research experience.

Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or teaching/research fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Mexico.

Applicants must be willing to contribute a co-authored book chapter to the anthology that will result from the workshop. Support will be provided by the workshop coordinators and mentors. The language of the workshop will be in English, so all participants must be able to work in English, but allowances will be made for non-native English speakers. UK participants with some Spanish fluency will be particularly welcome.

Quality Assessment

Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop
Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes

Notification of results:

Applicants will be notified by email no more than two months prior to the workshop and hopefully no later than 25 April.

More details and access to the application form can be found at:


Demeter Press: Wives: Roles, Representations, Identities, Work

Abstract Deadline: August 1, 2016

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection.:
Editors: Lynn O'Brien Hallstein & Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich

This volume will be a space for critical discussion, and production of new imaginaries within, feminist scholarship, analysis and feminist politics, about what is and has been meant by, involved in, required of, and what it means to be, a "wife." This volume seeks to bring together diverse critical perspectives through creative contributions, social science research, scholarly works, and critical theorizing about roles, representations, identities, and work associated with being a "wife" and doing (or refusing to do) the work associated with wives. This is an interdisciplinary anthology. Contributions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, literary studies, legal studies, and all social science and humanities. Creative contributions are also encouraged. Fiction, poetry and art will also be welcome in the anthology alongside academic writing.

Topics may also include (but are not limited to):
Wives, care, unpaid labour, and parenting
histories of wife work; wives and motherhood
wives and sexuality
wives, fidelity and infidelity
wives and race
wives and violence
abuse of wives
representations of the wife in popular culture
wives and sex work
wives, monogamy, polygamy, polyamory, and alternatives
wives and the law
wives and wealth
wives and poverty
religion and wives
wives and regulation
governing wives
immigration and wives
LGBT wives
wives and same sex marriage
wives, brides and weddings
divorce and wives
wife identities
wives and patriarchy
wives and feminism
"Stepford Wives”
Post-second Wave feminism and being a wife (or not);
wives, husbands, and gender performativity
wives and work

Submission Guidelines:
Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words together with a short bio to both Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Boston University, College of General Studies: and Rebecca Bromwich, Carleton University, Department of Law and Legal Studies: by August 1, 2016.

Completed manuscripts of 6,000-12,000 words (completed chapters should be15-20 double spaced pages, including all references and endnotes) will be due by May 1, 2017. Contributors will be responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to MLA style.

Inquiries may be directed to the Editors at: lhallst@bu.eduor

Demeter Press: Mothering, Mothers, and Sport: Experiences, Representations, Resistances

Abstract Deadline: August 1, 2016

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection.

Editors: Judy Battaglia, Rebecca Bromwich, and Pamela Morgan Redela

Mothers, motherhood, and mothering have been a long time focus of research and study in various academic disciplines, and common topics of interest in mainstream press and popular culture; yet the experiences of mothers and mothering in the area of sport have been less explored.
The purpose of this collection is: to provide a space for exploration of the complex dimensions of intersections between mothers, mothering, and sport, as athletes, players, participants, parents and discursive/non-discursive figures. The visible and invisible, "seen" and "behind the scenes" role of mothers in sport activity, sport related art, architecture/buildings that support or deny women/mothers-pumping stations, work, family restrooms are all possible areas of focus.

Topics may also include (but are not limited to):
Motherwork/mothering in competitive sport
Cheer, dance, skating/non traditional sport as well as the more traditional role of the "team mom"/soccer/football mom
Mothers, gendering and sport
Mothers as athletes/the athlete-mother in sport
Representations and expectations of motherhood and health/parenting
Gender politics of team names and athletic wear/uniforms
Mothers as coaches and in coaching
Sex and sexuality in sport and gaming
Fantasy sport and women's/mothers' participation in the hyperreal space
Gambling and sport and its effect on interpersonal and family dynamics
Re-examining law, regulation and governmentality relating to mothers and sport
North American urban boosterism
Victorian Women's Bicycle Clubs
"A League of Their Own" in women's baseball in times of war and other national duress
Sport as a space of "collective effervesce"
The changing role of the female super-fan under Neo-Liberal Globalization
Intersectionality and sport as it relates to ability (mothers in special games and special Olympics)
Class, race, and the performance of identity in mothering and sport
Motherhood in sport and on-line forums (support groups-virtual ethnographies)
Motherhood, sport and the cyborg-self/science/AI
The depiction of sporting mothers or mothers and sport in popular culture
Theories of the "look and the gaze" as it applies to mothers, motherhood and sport

Submission Guidelines: 250 word abstracts plus 50 word biography (with citizenship information) due by August 1, 2016. Please send directly to: Judy Battaglia: AND Rebecca Bromwich: AND Pamela Redela:

Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) will be due February 1, 2017 and should conform to Modern Languages Association (MLA) style.

Revue CMC Review call for submissions

Open Deadline

The Revue CMC Review is an online, open access, refereed journal published at York by the Canada-Mediterranean Centre (CMC). The CMC is a York University resource centre which focuses on the dialogue between Canada and the Mediterranean countries, and between the north and south, east and west shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Equal emphasis is placed on Canada and the Mediterranean, and “Mediterranean” is broadly interpreted to include the diaspora and Mediterranean cultural influences, both modern and ancient.
The Revue CMC Review is bilingual and interdisciplinary. It publishes articles, book reviews, creative works (visual arts, poetry, short stories), and dossiers on artists and writers. We invite submissions in English or in French from
faculty and graduate students in any of the above categories. Approaches of articles may be literary, cultural, historical, political, economic, sociological, anthropological, etc. We are also interested in global health issues, immigration, and the current refugee crises. Book reviews and creative submissions can be of general interest, not limited by subject.
To see our most recent issue, click on the link:
Do not log in. Click on the Table of Contents, then on the “pdf” to the right of the article that interests you.
Please send your submissions to:
They will be read by members of our Editorial Committee, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Elizabeth Sabiston, Director, CMC
Per Jessica Abraham, Assistant to the Director

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that we are now accepting submissions for the 8th
International Festival of Film. The festival will be held in fall of 2016
at UBC. Film submissions will be accepted starting now until June 2, 2016.
Details here:

For further information please contact Charles Menzies


Looking at Junk: The Second Annual Binocular Graduate Conference, April 29-30, 2016, Toronto

Deadline: March 11, 2016


Relations, Practices and Representations of Inclusion in Francophone Minority Communities: Western Canada through the Prism of the Americas, International Interdisciplinary University-Community Conference

October 6, 2016, University of Regina

Deadline: March 31, 2016


CFP: Cities and Citizenship in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, June 2016


From Contested Cities to Global Urban Justice- Critical Dialogues
4-7 July, 2016, Madrid

This is a reminder of the approaching deadline for submitting abstracts to the International Contested_Cities Conference, which will take place in Madrid, 4th-7th July
2016 (both in English and in Spanish).

The deadline for abstract submission is March 5th, 2016.

The CONTESTED_CITIES conference will be a forum of radical academics, practitioners and activists from different theoretical, disciplinary and geographical backgrounds coming together to probe the multiple forms of urban injustice that shape cities across the world. Cities have always been contested spaces in which struggles over different political visions of urban development, planning and life take place; yet urban contestation is increasing. In recent years this has been manifested through austerity urban-ism, crisis politics and processes of financialisation. Millions of urban citizens are experiencing dispossession, displacement and expulsion on a daily basis; their ‘right to the city’ has been denied by diverse forms of neoliberal and authoritarian urban governance. At the same time there is growing global resistance and counter-strategies to these injustices, varying in form, scale and approach. The conference will develop counter-dialogues and perspectives, fighting against these injustices, in an attempt to go beyond neoliberalism.

CONTESTED_CITIES is a network of researchers from Europe and Latin America that analyses the processes of neoliberalisation of space, gentrification and social contestation. Our research has involved methodological innovation in particular through audio-visual methodologies. At this conference we will present our findings and open up a dialogue with colleagues, practitioners and activists from across all continents. The conference will be structured around the following five streams:


For more info:

We are looking forward to your contested contributions!

The Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group (IAG) is involved in organising four sessions at the IAG conference in Adelaide 29 June-1 July 2016. Details on each of these sessions are shown below.

Please submit conference abstracts by 11th March here:

Also, please do contact session organisers if you have any questions about the proposed sessions or the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide,
Jess McLean and Sandie Suchet-Pearson, co-convenors of the Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group (IAG).

Indigenous Peoples & Resource Extraction

Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group and the Critical Development Geography Group
Session organisers: Cathy Howlett, Natalie Osborne and Paul Hodge

Two contradictory trends currently affect Indigenous engagement with global resource extraction: increasing pressure to gain access to Indigenous lands to satiate increasing demands for resources, and an ever increasing focus, at the international level, on the rights of Indigenous Peoples to have consent over what occurs on their lands. In Australia and elsewhere, the evidence suggests that this international trend is not having a substantive impact on the regulation of extractive industries at the national and state scale – this is particularly noticeable in the emerging field of unconventional extraction (e.g. coal seam gas). This is in concert with the neoliberal tendency towards withdrawal of the State and the concomitant outsourcing of obligations to protect and uphold Indigenous rights to the corporate sector, via mechanisms like ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) policies and ‘social license to operate’ (SLO). How do these changing practices influence resource-led development and consultation practices? Thus the contemporary milieu of energy development in Australia and elsewhere, demands renewed exploration of Indigenous responses to and experiences of these changing dynamics.

In this session, we aim to bring together people working in development studies and Indigenous studies to critically reflect on these tensions and trends, and discuss empirical evidence of what is happening ‘on the ground’ with respect to Indigenous peoples and extractive industries. Potential topics may include:
1. Critical evaluations of CSR and SLO and how they are operationalised in negotiations over extractive industries with Indigenous Peoples.
2. Explorations of Indigenous peoples’ responses to these changing dynamics, including corporate-led responses to obtaining consent for development and the withdrawal of the State, and how these dynamics may be engaged with, contested, and/or transformed.
3. The intersections between Native Title, customary land rights, CSR and SLO and extractive industries.
4. How dominant constructions of indigeneity affect the politics of extraction and negotiation processes.
5. What resource exhaustion, market volatility and ‘busts’ may mean for Indigenous communities who depend on extractive industries and associated regulatory regimes.


Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights within the Academy: Examining University Teaching and Administrative Practice

Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Group
Session organisers: Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Jess McLean, Sarah Prout

Many Australian universities are becoming increasingly proactive (and in some cases prescriptive) about processes to ‘Indigenise’ teaching content across curricula and to institutionalise mechanisms for recognising the rights, knowledges, and interests of Indigenous peoples in higher education institutions. This is an exciting step challenging the Eurocentrism of our institutions, yet at the same time, significant barriers remain to the full participation of Indigenous students and scholars in our universities and Eurocentric knowledges and practices still dominate. Indeed many non-Indigenous scholars are being tasked with ‘Indigenising’ curriculum but may lack the capacity, experience, knowledge and/or will to do so adequately and appropriately.

This session centres around a mini keynote presentation by Professor Michelle Trudgett, an Indigenous scholar from the Wiradjuri Nation in New South Wales and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) at UTS. CAIK’s core business focus is on the implementation of Indigenous Graduate Attributes (IGA) at UTS. We invite short presentations that speak to one or more of the challenges and/or opportunities that emerge for geographers within this context. We welcome papers that address specific issues of pedagogy, as well as those that highlight best practice in engaging with the broader tensions and processes, from the institutional to the individual scale. This session will run as a hybrid paper/panel session, with the short individual presentations following the keynote and inspiring an interactive Q and A with all presenters in a roundtable format.

Decolonising the City

Study Group alignment: Urban Geography and Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Study Groups
Session Organisers: Libby Porter and Louise Crabtree

Cities are intrinsically important to colonial processes and power relations. They are home to key sites of imperial power, they spatially concentrate processes of colonial dispossession and disavowal, they reorganize and reconstitute changing postcolonial social relations, and present new opportunities for anticolonial resistance and resurgence. Understanding urban process as bound up in the changing dimensions of imperial and colonial domination is therefore crucial, and yet often overlooked.

This session examines the diverse ways the city is actively engaged in the production and shaping of colonial relations both in historical and contemporary terms. The session will attract papers from a range of colonial and postcolonial contexts globally and particularly encourages Australian urban scholars to engage with questions of colonialism and decolonization. The focus of the session will be on the theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions of forging a decolonizing ethics for urban geographical knowledge and practice.

Contemporary research in Indigenous peoples' rights and knowledges

Study Group alignment: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights
Session organisers: Sandie Suchet-Pearson and Jess McLean

This session invites researchers to share and discuss their current research engaging with Indigenous peoples’ rights and knowledges. We welcome contributions which foreground the inspiring work Indigenous peoples are doing asserting their rights and knowledges, which grapple with the challenges of conducting ethical work in power laden contexts, which research the ‘post’colonial processes constraining decolonising processes, and which challenge conventional understandings and assumptions in geography and elsewhere to open productive spaces of engagement and transformation.

CFP: 'Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries' - Annual conference of the Leisure Studies Association, July 2016, Liverpool, revue en ligne à comité de lecture, est consacrée au renouvellement de l’approche descriptive des terrains en sciences humaines et sociales.

Si la revue s’inscrit résolument dans la perspective de l'anthropologie et de la sociologie, elle se veut largement ouverte aux autres disciplines (histoire, histoire des religions, histoire de l’art, science politique, linguistique, psychologie, géographie, etc.) sensibilisés aux problématiques de l’enquête de terrain et à l’analyse fine des aspects sociaux, culturels, cognitifs et émotifs de l’être humain en société.

Le comité de direction d’ invite les chercheurs, jeunes docteurs et doctorants à soumettre des articles pour la rubrique varia de ses numéros. Y sont encouragées des approches diversifiées, présentant des expériences de terrain concrètes. Nous incitons tout particulièrement les auteurs à mobiliser des documents multimédias (sons, films, iconographies…), et à expérimenter de nouvelles formes de narrations scientifiques à l'aide des outils du numérique.

Les articles en français, composés de 30 000 et 50 000 signes (espaces compris), sont évalués par le comité de direction et des experts externes avant d’être publiés. Pour de plus amples informations, voir la note aux auteurs.

Merci d’envoyer vos propositions d’articles à :

A très bientôt.

Soutenez notre revue qui fonctionne principalement grâce à la générosité de ses lecteurs et au bénévolat des membres de son comité:


Si vous souhaitez nous proposer un article, un compte-rendu ou un dossier thématique, consultez la note aux auteurs et les autres informations disponibles sur notre site :

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Call For Abstracts - International Indigenous Research Conference 2016

Hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

15-18 November 2016

Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, New Zealand


Still Living and Practicing Social Enterprise:
The Methodological Potential of Ethnography
Friday 17th June 2016
Glasgow Caledonian University

Social enterprise, as a field of study, has provoked scholarly engagement ranging from spontaneous celebration to critical engagement. However we lack a deep understanding of how the optimistic and politically powerful, yet ambiguous and elusive ideal is lived in social practice. Ethnography, ethnomethodology and workplace studies offer the methodological potential to carve out local experimental practices of social-problem solving, and to capture the ways managers, staff and/or target groups reflect on their engagement in entrepreneurial activities. Such insights are essential for (1) developing multilayered, contextualised views on social enterprise (2) understanding the temporal, spatial and cultural dynamics of social entrepreneurship, and (3) taking sufficient account of the effects of social entrepreneurial policies on vulnerable target groups.

Ethnography also offers the potential to move the debate around social enterprise beyond idealized concepts and managerial views. Since emerging from the field of Anthropology, ethnography has been employed to study, in particular, the social realms of colonized, deprived, and marginalized groups of people. It has proven analytical strength in unraveling the contradictory, paradoxical aspects of human practice and the subtle workings of power. Social enterprise – as an organizational form comprising competing logics of social inclusion and management practice – demands an appropriate set of methods that makes room for complexity and counter-discourse, that considers social enterprise within its wider (political) context, and that attends to the longitudinal and spatial dimensions of organizational behavior which, to date, have been neglected in much of the academic literature. Potential questions which might be studied from an ethnographic perspective include: What are the long-term effects of social entrepreneurial practices? How do organizational actors sustain their social values in times of economic pressure? Which hopes and expectations motivate clients to participate in social entrepreneurial projects and how do they experience “personal improvement”? Under what circumstances do these initiatives fail or succeed?

In the second annual workshop to explore the use of ethnographic methods within social enterprise research we are interested in methodological and empirical work pursuing an ethnographic approach to social enterprise. We welcome methodological reflections and empirical contributions in the form of a single case study, a multi-sited ethnographic framework, or an auto-ethnography of being a social enterprise practitioner. Of particular interest, and stemming from discussion in the initial workshop, is work that seeks to explore the ways that the current political discourse of social enterprise is used and interpreted, challenged or supported by actors within the sector.

Abstracts: Send abstracts of no more than 800 words to the email address below by 5pm on Friday 18th March
Venue: Centre for Executive Education (CEE) room 6, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Contact: 0141 331 8478

Call for Papers - Workshop on Health in India – for PhD and postdoctoral researchers

To apply, please send a 200-word abstract of your proposed paper by 30 May to Professor
Ursula Rao, Institute of Anthropology, Leipzig University.

More information:


Goldsmiths, University of London, Centre for Caribbean & Diaspora Studies (CCDS) Conference, London
27-8 June, 2016

Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University

The conference aims to challenge the limited visibility of Caribbean and Diaspora Studies in many higher education institutions and to interrogate the ways in which the precarious presence/ absence of indigenised black thought, currently being highlighted primarily through protest within, for example, higher education culture in countries like the UK, might be transformed. The theme of the conference is 'Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University' and seeks to foster and develop multi- and interdisciplinary conversations exploring critical, theoretical, historical and creative questions in a number of related fields that together contribute to Caribbean and Diaspora Studies.

We are especially interested to move beyond the construct of area studies 'out there' and to heighten the transglobal, transnational and postcolonial present with which Caribbean and diasporic research and arts practices are already richly conversant. We aim to engage a wide audience of scholars and practitioners researching these areas from within a range of disciplinary fields and contexts.

To present a paper: please send a proposed title and abstract (of no more than 300 words) with a short CV to the conference organizing committee at

Abstracts from postgraduates and early career researchers are very welcome.

Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals:

Proposal/ Submission Deadline: 7 March 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 23 March 2016

Submission Types

Individual papers: These are academic papers (to be grouped into panel sessions: each paper not to exceed 20 minutes).
Project presentations: These are 10 minute presentations of research/development projects of potential impact on cultural/ pedagogical practice and the academy. (To be part of a plenary panel).

Please be kindly reminded that the Call for Papers for the conference Spaces of the Political closes on 29 February. The conference will be held at the University of Warsaw on 10-11 June 2016.

Paper abstracts of approximately 250 words should be emailed to<> by 29 February 2016. Selection decisions will be subsequently communicated by 11 March.
For any queries, please contact:<>

Guest speakers: Prof Michał Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań); Prof Penny Harvey (University of Manchester); Dr Yael Navaro (University of Cambridge); Prof Jonathan Spencer (University of Edinburgh).

Conference theme
The conference interrogates the current state of political anthropology through a focus on space. A product of political relations, in turn space is what makes other political relations possible. It is also intrinsic to definitions of the state. But what are the spaces of the political today? This is not only asking about ‘globalisation’ and how it transforms territorial notions of sovereignty. At once more broadly and more concretely, we ask where the political is located and how different spaces shape political relations. This is primarily an exploration of ‘ordinary’, material space, but also the virtual spaces of electronic media, politically-charged landscapes of the imagination, the utopian and dystopian spaces of possibility. How does the political germinate and dwell in all those different spaces? Our interests range from the intimate spaces of the home and the body to spatialising states, to the political economy of world-systems and the geopolitics of empires, to the planetary politics of climate change, resource control, and deterritorialised sovereignty. How are the different spaces made and unmade? How do they condition emerging political configurations and dynamics? How are scales and connections produced, maintained, and unmade? How do different states relate to various types of space, from the capillaries of biopolitics, to everyday materialisations of statehood, to the digital infrastructures of global sovereignty? And how do various kinds of space meet, overlap, and communicate? Exploring political spaces ethnographically, this conference also reflects on the place of political anthropology in today’s global intellectual space.

We invite prospective presenters to propose ethnographically informed and theoretically grounded research papers, choosing one of the following four panels:

Affective Spaces (discussant: Yael Navaro)
This panel explores the politics of affect and emotion in mutually constitutive relationships with various spaces. It focuses on the spatiality of intimate bodily affects as well as diffuse structures of feeling. The questions the panel will address include, but are not limited to, the following:
- What are the political effects of the affects flowing through, or imbuing various places and spaces?
- How can such affects be politically generated and used, through discourse, design, and material intervention?
- How can spatial affects be contested, transformed, resisted, or rejected?

Terrains of Excess: Politics, Spectacle, Violence (discussant: Jonathan Spencer)
This panel focuses on the notion of the political as a domain enlivened by expressivity and excess. Seeking to shed light on spatiality as a constitutive dimension of culture and the political, the panel addresses, inter alia, the following questions:

- What spaces become the sites of cultural performances – terrific spectacles or terrifying acts of violence ‑ that make politics a thrilling business?

- How do the specific material, social, or symbolic characteristics of different kinds of place and space affect or determine that cultural-political productivity?

- How do spectacle and terror produce or transform spaces and their political properties?

Infrastructures of (Dis-)Connection (discussant: Penny Harvey)
Places are defined by their connections to other places; one productive way to conceive of space, in turn, is as a meshwork of such translocal connections. This panel highlights the political entanglements of material and digital infrastructures of connectivity by posing these and related questions:

- How are places and spaces constructed through various kinds of infrastructures, and what relationships can infrastructures establish between different places?

- What is the politics of the construction, maintenance, and use of such translocal infrastructures?

- What are the political effects of infrastructurally mediated connectivity, and how do political relationships change when infrastructures – through failure or by design – interrupt translocal connections?

Spatializing the ‘Post-’: Socialism, Colonialism, Difference, Relation (discussant: Michał Buchowski)
Through focus on the prefix ‘post-’, this panel addresses the problem of the afterlives of plural pasts in various kinds of space and place. It raises the matters of the geopolitical, economic, and epistemological relationships between spaces described as ‘post-socialist’, ‘post-colonial’, and ‘global’. The specific question addressed will include:

- What specific social and material landscapes are produced by the layerings of post-socialist, post-colonial, and other pasts?

- What social and political forms and dynamics emerge when post-socialist and post-colonial legacies are meshed with neoteric ‘global’ processes grounded in specific localities?

- How do cartographies of post-socialism, post-colonialism, and globalisation overlap or diverge over various territories of the body, the imagination, or politico-economic relationships?

Mateusz Laszczkowski
Assistant Professor
Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
University of Warsaw

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2016 (CfP, University of Exeter,
28-29 July, 2016)

More information:


Colloque international «Rites et identités», 19, 20 et 21 octobre 2016, Québec

Ce colloque interdisciplinaire, ouvert à toutes les perspectives théoriques et méthodologiques, vise à mieux saisir les multiples articulations entre les rites et les identités. Il se veut un lieu d'échange pour présenter des nouvelles connaissances sur les rites dans leurs différentes dimensions, notamment religieuses, théologiques, anthropologiques, sociologiques, politiques, historiques, ethnologiques, éthologiques, pédagogiques, esthétiques et littéraires en lien avec leurs symboliques identitaires. Les propositions de communication doivent parvenir à l'un des trois responsables avant le 15 mars 2016.


CFP: Immigration to Atlantic Canada: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective, May 18-20,2016

Please submit a 250 word abstract for papers or 150 word abstract for roundtable presentations together with a short biographical statement to by March 1,2016. Submissions welcome in either official language.

More information:


Movements & Migrancies, Graduate Student Conference, Dept. of English, April 27-28, 2016, U of T

Movements & Migrancies, this year's conference at the University of Toronto's Department of English, aims to showcase graduate student research and offer a forum for discussing themes of migration and movement across diverse time periods, disciplines, and literatures.

The conference committee is very excited to announce our two keynote speakers Prof. Lily Cho (York University), whose talk is tentatively titled "Asian Value: Fictions of Finance and Beautiful Money," as well as Prof. Erin Manning (Concordia University)," whose talk is titled "The Feeling of Effort: When Movement Exceeds Us."

Further info:


The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, August 11-12 2016, Oslo
Migration and social inequality: Global perspectives – new boundaries

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to submit abstracts for the workshop: Intersectionally gendered trajectories of labour migration to and within the European Economic Area. The call closes on March 15th.

Kind regards,
Anna Matyska

Workshop nr.8:
Intersectionally gendered trajectories of labour migration to and within the European Economic Area

Labour mobility within and to the European Economic Area remains topical. On one hand, labour migration from third countries is perceived as a solution to the weakening dependency ratios in Europe, and to the labour deficit particularly in health and social care as well as in manual professions such as construction. On the other hand, the EU strives to compete over highly educated workforce, i.e. the “best migrant talent”. Economic inequalities continue to produce labour mobility within the European Economic Area, which has been further accelerated by the crisis in the Eurozone. A brain drain has been reported to take place in the austerity ridden Greece, for instance. In many national labour markets, the gendered, ethnicised and classed figures such as the “Polish construction worker”, the “Filipino nurse”, or “Ukrainian domestic worker” have become recognizable in public discourse. However, the status of different types of labour migrants varies widely in Europe, from the rights of family reunification to the recognition of skills and qualifications to salary levels and types of contract. In general, third country nationals’ access to both rights and professional circles remains weak throughout the EEA, but also this often depends on the destination country, the nationality, gender and class of the migrant, as well as on the profession. This panel is interested in empirical research on how different national labour markets within the EEA are both shaped by labour immigration, and how the national migration and employment regimes also shape the migrants’ position therein. The panel seeks papers that illuminate the role of various collective bodies, from market to state actors to trade unions and beyond, in shaping migrants’ working lives and their experience of mobility to and within the EEA. The panel is particularly interested in the gendered and classed aspects of the phenomenon, including how institutions produce particularly gendered and classed migration streams and how they affect the labour market structures of sending and receiving countries in gendered and classed ways.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, and can be submitted electronically at the conference website:

General information on the conference:

For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email the workshop convenors:
Tiina Vaittinen, University of Tampere (
Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland (
Anna Matyska, University of Tampere (


Visualizing Humanity: Engaging Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives

The 56th annual meeting of the Northeastern Anthropological Association (NEAA) is being hosted by the Anthropology Department at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, April 22-23:

Abstract submission deadline: March 18, 2016

We seek papers and posters from faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. Presentations on any topic are welcome, and presenters may also consider addressing the conference theme on "Visualizing Humanity". The conference would be pleased to have presentations on environmental issues, especially presentations that explore how anthropologist use visual approaches to examine cultural conceptions of contested and changing environments.

The conference will showcase visual approaches in anthropology projects. Invited speakers include Dr. John P. Hart, Director of the Research and Collections Division, New York State Museum, and Dr. Walter Little, Professor Anthropology, University at Albany. Invited sessions focus on a range of topics, including contemporary archaeological approaches in the Northeast, Mexican migration to upstate New York, and visual ethnography on regional issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me with ideas for panels, posters, and workshops.

Also, if your institution has an undergraduate student anthropology club, encourage them to contact me if they have questions about travel grants, student prizes, and participating in the conference.

We hope to see you in Saratoga Springs in April!

On behalf of the NEAA Conference Organizing Committee,

Michael C. Ennis-McMillan

CFP Afrasian Transformations - Beyond Grand Narratives?

Conference Announcement – Call for Papers
African-Asian Encounters (III)

Afrasian Transformations: Beyond Grand Narratives?
Goethe University Frankfurt, September 28-30, 2016

This interdisciplinary conference is part of a series of international conferences on African-Asian Encounters that started with “New Cooperations – New Dependencies?” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2014) and continued with “Re-Thinking African-Asian Relationships: Changing Realities – New Concepts” (Cape Town, South Africa, March 2015). The Frankfurt Conference invites scholars to take stock of various grand narratives in their respective research work, to critically reconsider current theoretical and methodological frameworks employed in understanding African-Asian interactions, and to discuss how they navigate between empirical work and theory production. We invite contributions that theorize African-Asian interactions and address grand narratives prevalent in/across various disciplines. We also welcome contributions that reflect on African-Asian interactions in various fields and connect their empirical findings to the overall conference theme.

For more information see


SMA has been working on a 'rapid response' mechanism so that we can
mobilize quickly in regard to medical anthropological issues of public or
grave concern. One way to do this is through PIGs, or *Pop-up Interest
Groups*, which would complement our vibrant SIGs (Special Interest Groups)
by offering a networking mode with a limited life-span and immediate focus.

We are still working out the PIG mechanism, but *in light of the emergent
Zika situation we would like to launch an early trial run.* A Zika-focused
pop-up interest group -- a Zika PIG -- would provide an arena for
interested parties to network and organize regarding Zika prevention,
health services for affected mothers and infants, abortion-related issues,
environmental toxins introduced ostensibly for mosquito eradication,
conspiracy theorizing, and so on.

*If you would like to be part of a pop-up Zika interest group, please send
your name and email address to Elise Trott (
<>)*. If you are willing to take a leadership role in this
pilot PIG, please let us know (the PIG cannot fly without volunteer

Our SIG coordinator, Cathleen Willging, will get back to you within 2 weeks
as we get things off the ground. We'll evaluate the effort after 6 weeks or
so, to see whether the mechanism is viable and beneficial.

Again, our initial Zika SIG administrator is *Elise Trott*; to participate,
please email Elise at


*Elisa (EJ) Sobo*
*Professor, San Diego State University*
*President, Society for Medical Anthropology*

University of Oxford May 7, 2016
Call for Papers

New technologies in plant and livestock breeding, climate modelling, and
natural resource use have emerged within the past decade presenting
opportunities for achieving greater food security and sustainability. These
range from genome editing tools like CRISPR to new ways of harvesting solar
power to extract water in arid regions. With the advent of new technologies
comes concerns about the impact of such developments, including
biodiversity loss and conflicts with traditional practices. The 2016 Food
Forum, organized jointly by the Oxford Food Forum and the Cambridge Food
Security Forum, seeks to engage graduate and early career researchers, as
well as those from outside academia, to present original research on the
potential biological, ecological, economic and social implications of
incorporating new technologies into more sustainable and environmentally
sensitive food systems.


CFP: Masculinities, roles and transitions: diversity and well-being
in the unfolding of men’s lives.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract for the
postgraduate poster competition for this event is fast approaching.
Abstracts are due by Friday 26th February 2016 and should be
submitted to Anna Tarrant (

Masculinities, roles and transitions: diversity and well-being in the
unfolding of men’s lives.

University of Leeds, Tuesday 10th May, 2016, 9.30-5pm, Room TBC.

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) has
funded a one-day symposium that will explore diversity and well-being
in the unfolding of men’s lives. The symposium is a collaboration
between the University of Leeds, Edinburgh Napier University,
University of Warwick and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sociologists have become increasingly interested in men’s health in
recent years, but there has been little exploration of how
transitions through the life course impact upon men’s health and
wellbeing. There has also been an identifiable, but as yet,
under-developed turn towards the spatial and temporal dimensions of
social research, including in studies of men and masculinities
(Bjørnholt, 2014). Continuities and transformations in masculinity
across the life course, particularly the performance and experience
of ageing masculinities and the mid-life, are under-developed
substantive areas of concern that have potential to reinvigorate
analyses of social change and its relationship to men’s health and
wellbeing, from a gendered and temporal perspective.

One of the key aims of this one-day symposium therefore is to explore
critical sociological questions that examine the relationships
between masculinities, men’s health and well-being, and key spatial
and temporal transitions across the life course.

Confirmed speakers include:
Margunn Bjørnholt (Modern Men: A 30-year Longitudinal Study),
Robert MacDonald (Young men, transitions and precariousness),
Peter Hopkins (Revisiting youthful Muslim masculinities),
Alan White (Keeping well as an older man),
Alan Dolan (Men’s experiences of infertility and childbirth) and
Carol Emslie (Straight men drink beer and gay men drink cocktails).

Tickets for the event are nearly sold out so please book via

Postgraduates are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster about
their work by Friday 26th February, 2016 to Anna Tarrant
( A prize will be awarded to the poster that
is voted the best on the day and the winner will have the opportunity
to give a brief presentation of their poster on the day.

Decoloniality, National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2016, Montreal

Deadline: February 22, 2016


Improvisation as Intercultural Contact and Dialogue
July 6-8, 2016, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Deadline: February 15, 2016


The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community
June 23, 2016 to June 26, 2016

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by February 15, 2016, or inquiries to

For more information:


Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for abstracts for a panel at the ASA Conference, Durham 4th
- 7th July 2016, “Research as Development”.

P39 Research as Development
Convenors: Salla Sariola (University of Oxford) and Justin Dixon (Durham
Chair: Bob Simpson

Since the 1990s there has been a substantial increase in the volume of
medical research being conducted in low and middle income countries
(LMICs). Despite travelling with explicit epistemological purposes, medical
research shapes and constructs local realities in the same moment that it
strives to 'measure' them. Material improvements, capacity building, even
nation-building - aspirations such as these are woven into research
cultures in ways that unsettle abstract biomedical futures. Mainstream
bioethics has begun to acknowledge that researchers should contribute to
improving local circumstances as well as ensuring access to licensed
products. Indeed, capacity building and benefit sharing are now standard
features of research initiatives, and the research enterprise more
generally has become entangled in discourses of development.

Yet the idea of development as progress is problematic. What problems arise
when practices that rely on inequities in health and wealth to generate
data become engaged in their alleviation? Who gets to define what
development means and how? To what extent do transnational research
collaborations have genuine transformative potential? Or do developmental
practices function to exacerbate existing inequalities and even generate
novel ones? Answering these questions requires close attention to the
everyday interactions between researchers, their local collaborators, and
study populations, as well as the futures and moral visions that they
enact. We therefore invite papers that grapple with the predicament of
research as development - its possibilities and limitations, inclusions and
omissions - and what this might mean for more responsible and responsive
medical research in LMICs.

Abstract Submission
The abstract can submitted online at:

Proposals must consist of:
- a paper title
- the name(s) and email address(es) of author(s)
- a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
- a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Abstract Deadline: 15th February 2016
Abstract Notification: 25th February 2016

If you have any questions regarding the panel, please feel free to contact
Salla Sariola & Justin Dixon

Hip Hop Studies Conference
“It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At”:
International Hip Hop Studies Conference
University of Cambridge
23rd - 24th June 2016

Keynote speakers:

Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University

We invite proposals (title and abstract) of no more than 200 words for 20 minute papers. Please send submissions to the conference convener, James Butterworth (, by 4th March 2016. Acceptances will be issued by mid-March.

More information:


XXe Congrès de l’Association internationale des sociologues de langue française (AISLF) : « Sociologie de l’Art et de la Culture », 4 au 8 juillet 2016, Montréal

La Chaire Fernand-Dumont sur la culture informe tous les chercheurs des domaines de la sociologie de l’art et de la culture qu’il est encore possible de proposer une communication pour le congrès de l’AISLF. La date limite de dépôt des propositions a en effet été repoussée au dimanche 31 janvier 2016 à minuit, heure française (date impérative). Nous vous invitons donc vivement à soumettre une proposition au Comité de recherche « Sociologie de l’art et de la culture » (CR 18) dont vous trouverez l’appel à communications sur le site du congrès.


Colloque franco-québécois : « Essor de la vie culturelle au 21e siècle : politiques, interventions et initiatives », 26-28 avril 2016, Trois-Rivières

Le paysage culturel, tant québécois que français, s'est beaucoup transformé au cours des dernières décennies. Ce colloque franco-québécois est né de constats dressés au sujet des effets et des retombées générées par les politiques culturelles qui ont été adoptées depuis les 25 dernières années, tant en France qu'au Québec, constats qui sont parfois contradictoires sur la portée de celles-ci et qui traduisent les tensions sociales, ainsi que des mutations socioculturelles, politiques, économiques qui traversent la société. Cet état des lieux vise à susciter des réflexions et des débats pouvant conduire à des choix stratégiques ou des orientations, voire soutenir l'élaboration de recommandations s'adressant aux décideurs publics, dans la foulée des projets de refonte et de mise à jour de politiques publiques en culture aux niveaux national, régional ou local. Deux membres de l'Association, Yves Bergeron (UQAM) et Diane Saint-Pierre (INRS-urbanisation, culture, société) font partie du comité scientifique de ce colloque, organisé par le Département d'études en loisir, culture et tourisme, de l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, de l'Université de Grenoble Alpes et du Groupe de recherche sur la médiation culturelle (GRMC), affilié à l'organisme Culture pour tous.

Toutes les propositions de communication (titre et résumé de 600 mots) et les notes d'intention pour les ateliers (150 mots) doivent être soumises à ( avant le 26 février 2016.

20e colloque bisannuel de l'American Council of Québec Studies (ACQS), 3 au 6 novembre 2016, Portland, ME

L'American Council for Québec Studies sollicite des propositions de communication pour son congrès de 2016. Si le thème choisi couvre des approches diverses, tant en sciences sociales qu'en arts et lettres, les organisateurs veulent souligner l'importance des échanges culturels, économiques, et interpersonnels entre le Québec et ses voisins, entre francophones, anglophones, et allophones en Amérique du Nord. Les propositions individuelles aussi bien que des sessions complètes sur tout sujet lié aux études québécoises sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour soumettre des propositions est le 15 avril 2016.



This interdisciplinary international conference will be taking place on November 11 – 13, 2016, at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland). The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship findings related to the present, the past and the future of aboriginal peoples of North America. They invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, culture studies, literary studies, law, politology, linguistics and others) to share their research results and pedagogies; and aboriginal activists and artists to share their experiences, knowledge and art. The language of the conference is English. Proposals for 20-minute papers, 60-minute interactive workshops, round-table discussions, poetry and prose readings are currently accepted and must be 250-word-long, accompanied with a brief CV must be submitted to the conference secretaries Katarzyna Burzyńska or Kornelia Boczkowska at: The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. More information is available here:


CFP: After the Deluge: Reframing/Sustaining Critique in Post­‐Harper Canada

October 28-­29, 2016

Carleton University's School of Canadian Studies

More information:


Call for Presentations and Participation 2016: Food and Sustainability Conference

Monday 18th July – Wednesday 20th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom


Call for Papers-Decolonizing the Academy 2016
University of Edinburgh
Centre of African Studies

21-22 April 2016
For whom do we research Africa and for what purpose? How do our institutions be they universities, professional networks, or publishing forums reinforce unequal access to power, opportunities, and knowledge? What are our responsibilities as scholars and teachers to decolonize our work, on individual and collective levels and how do we do it? How do we connect critical theoretical debates around decolonization with applied best practices and new practices? What future for African Studies does this envisage? These questions are not new. Rather, they remain at the forefront of our academic and professional enterprise, posing challenges and opportunities to the very legitimacy and quality of our diverse endeavours.

We hope you will join us in revisiting these key debates in African Studies (and beyond) as we seek to blaze new trails and engage old struggles.

Our 21st century generation of scholars is technologically savvy, increasingly interconnected, and yet, faced with persistently rigid political and institutional structures. Panels will address a range of thematic topics and active approaches to decolonizing the academy. We are soliciting papers that engage with issues of agency, legitimacy, and representation; empirical and analytical findings, research methods, and academic practice; and structural and institutional opportunities and obstacles.

All applications should be submitted to and to by 31 January 2016.

Download pdf: Decolonizing the Academy 2016, Call for Papers:


Cultural, Social and Political Thought Graduate Student Conference:Nihilism.Hope
University of Victoria, Coast Salish and Straits Salish Territories
April 22-24, 2016

Proposal Deadline: February 29, 2016

More information:


Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality- "Health's Borders," Volume 4 (2016)

CFP Deadline: May 15, 2016



European Bisexual Research Conference 2016: CFP

2nd cfp: Bisexuality and (Inter)National Research Frontiers
First European Bisexual Research Conference (EuroBiReCon)

EuroBiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in
contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality.
The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals,
activists, and bisexual communities. It builds on BiReCons held in
the UK every two years organised by BiUK ( – see the
BiUK website for information about past BiReCons. This year it will
take place on Thursday 28 July 2016 at the University of Amsterdam*
which will be followed by a three day community organised event

We proudly announce that Prof. Surya Monro (University of
Huddersfield) will be the keynote speaker at the EuroBiReCon. She has
written multiple books on sexual diversity including Gender politics:
Activism, citizenship and sexual diversity (2005) and Sexuality,
Equality and Diversity (2012 with Diana Richardson). Her book
Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories is published in the
summer of 2015.

Our second keynote speaker is Dr Alex Iantaffi (University of
Minnesota). Alex is, amongst others, editor-in-chief of Sexual and
Relationship Therapy and has written multiple articles on bisexual
identities, sexual-explicit media use of MSM and bisexuals and
(white) privilege.

We welcome papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines
including social sciences, health sciences, arts and humanities,
therapeutic practitioners, activists and others. We encourage
contributions from postgraduate students, early career academics and
more senior academics from Europe and beyond.

We invite papers and workshop sessions that include but are not
limited to the following:
• Bisexuality, wellbeing and health (including mental health and
sexual health).
• The implications of bisexual identities and labels.
• Bisexuality, space and communities.
• Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of,health and other services.
• Inclusion and erasure of bisexual people in politics and activism.
• Representations of bisexuality in media, culture, and literature.
• Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical
disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and
cis-gender), sexual practices, religion, education and social class.
• Bisexuality and relationship styles (e.g. monogamies, polyamory,
swinging, open couples and non-monogamies).
• The role of technologies in bisexuality and forming bisexual spaces
and communities
• Methods for researching bisexuality
• Public engagement in bisexuality research.

During the day there will be opportunities to:
• Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
• Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
• Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for,
bisexual people, drawing on good practice
• Take part in workshops on specific issues

If you would like to present at EuroBiReCon, please provide a 250
word abstract and a brief biography (max. 100 words), by 26th
February 2016 to Emiel Maliepaard ( and Dr
Caroline Walters (
If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, roundtable, or
panel discussion at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for
current projects or research, then please email Emiel Maliepaard
( and Dr Caroline Walters
( with a brief description of your
proposed session by 22 January 2016.

Language: For logistical reasons, the conference’s common language
will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you
wish, you can send us your abstract in another language, provided
that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended that presentations during the conference are in English. However, we are
exploring possibilities to use translators to provide space to people
who would like to present in their mother tongue.

Funding: EuroBiCon and EuroBiReCon are community organisations so
unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses.
However, EuroBiReCon will provide an excellent opportunity to network
with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there
will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the
ethos of the event.

* Conference venue: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 (in between Spui and
Waterlooplein in the historical centre of Amsterdam).

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory.” The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.

The conference aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars and researchers who study topics on the themes of truth and lies. Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

contested meaning;
repressed truth;
testimony studies;
“lies that tell the truth”;
repressed truth;
selective memory;

Proposals for individual papers and panels can be submitted here:

For further information, contact:

Call for Papers

A two-day interdisciplinary conference, 15-6 June 2016

Location: Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge, 7 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DT

Keynote speaker: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (Harvard University)

Other confirmed speakers include: Stella Nyanzi (MISR / Makerere
University) and David Pratten (University of Oxford)

In recent years, a growing body of literature has explored the ways in
which colonial encounters between Europeans and Africans were fraught with
anxiety. Historians and other scholars have shown how ‘colonial anxieties’
about sexuality, authority, modernity, climate, and race shaped attitudes
and policies in colonial settings, and help reveal the vulnerability of the
colonial enterprise. Despite its widespread use, however, scholars have
rarely interrogated the term ‘anxiety’ itself. This is in contrast to the
literature on colonialism elsewhere, where literary and critical theorists
have drawn distinctions between ‘anxiety’ and ‘fear’.

Within anthropology, meanwhile, scholars have become increasingly
interested in ‘insecurity’ and ‘uncertainty’, drawing out their ‘positive
and productive potential’ (Cooper and Pratten 2015:1). What is often
missing in this work, however, is historical depth—uncertainty and
insecurity are conceptualised as modern phenomena, and the literature on
earlier forms of anxiety, particularly related to the colonial project, is
often ignored. This work also often fails to take into account recent
research on affect and emotion, which explores how feelings, moods, and
sensations are socially and culturally constructed.

This conference will bring these different research trajectories together
for the first time. It will engage scholars from history, development
studies, anthropology, geography, sociology, law, and other disciplines in
a new conversation on anxiety across time and space. It aims to explore
common themes and ideas about anxiety across disciplinary boundaries;
consider the conceptual meaning(s) of ‘anxiety’; explore anxiety as a lived
experience and investigate how individuals and communities within Africa
attempt to navigate it; critically examine how states and institutions
instrumentalise anxiety for various political ends; and consider how
anxiety in Africa relates to global concerns, particularly around notions
of security and ‘terror’.

The conference organisers invite scholars and practitioners working on
relevant topics to submit a 250-word abstract and CV for consideration.

Papers that relate to the following themes are particularly encouraged:

Spiritual anxieties
Institutional anxieties
Generational anxieties
Intimate anxieties
Anxieties of health
Security and anxiety

Please send all abstracts and CVs to <mailto:>. The deadline for abstracts is 26 February

Speakers selected through the Call for Papers will be notified by the end
of March. Registration will open in April via the conference website: <>.

The conference is supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts,
Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and the Centre of African Studies,
University of Cambridge.

Third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the Middle East and Central
Eurasia of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists)

Call for Entries
The Third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the Middle East and
Central Eurasia of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists),
14th EASA Biennial Conference, Anthropological Legacies and Human Futures,
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy (20-23 July 2016)
We are pleased to announce the third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of
the Middle East and Central Eurasia, which will be held annually in
conjunction with the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia
Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).<>

The goal of our program is to promote original ethnographic films and
visual media, not only in the area of anthropology, but also in sociology,
folklore, religion, material culture and related topics. Our program
encompasses all areas of the contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia
(the Russian Federation, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including
topics on minority groups and religious themes.

Our third program will be held during the 14th EASA Biennial Conference at
the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. We invite and encourage all
students, anthropologists, sociologists, documentary filmmakers and media
artists to participate in our program by submitting ethnographic videos,
films (including online and cell phone styles, short and feature-length
films) as well as interactive media (websites, hyperlinked documents, etc.).

Our main focus for this year's program will be on "war, crises, refugees,
migration and Islamophobia". However, other topics are more than welcome.


Films and other materials submitted for the program should be submitted
online or as DVD preview copies, accompanied by a synopsis, a 10-line
description and technical data, no later than 10 May 2016.

Delivery and return policies
* All entries submitted must have received their first public screening on
or after 1 January 2016.
* All participants must cover all costs related to the delivery of preview
and screening copies. We will not return the preview and screening copies.
* All entries should be sent to:
Dr. P. Khosronejad
Farzaneh Family Scholar
Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
School of International Studies
201 Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

EASA Biennial Conference"Anthropological legacies and human futures"
20-23 July 2016, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Panel P077 | Biomedical technologies and health practices in the Middle
East and North Africa

Short Abstract
Biomedicine, biomedical technologies and health are poorly covered research
areas in the anthropology of the MENA region. We invite papers focusing on
biomedical technologies and the multiple social arrangements and practices
they generate, both among patients and health care professionals.

Long Abstract
Biomedicine, biomedical technologies and health in general are poorly
covered research areas in the anthropology of the Middle-East and North
Africa (MENA) region. While a corpus of literature broaches reproductive
and contraceptive technologies, important topics developed in other regions
are still to be more widely explored, such as drugs, medical imaging,
clinical trials, genetic testing, blood tests / banks / donation, or organ
transplantations. In this panel, we invite researchers working in one or
several MENA countries to discuss uses of and interactions around
biomedical technologies, considering both patients' and health
professionals' practices. As the local shapes, meanings, and impacts of
biomedical technologies depend on the social, political and economic
contexts as well as on the community of practice, variations in their
interpretations and uses may reveal their inherent plasticity. This
malleability shall be considered in relation with actors' specific
identities such as social class, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual
identities, age, marital status, handicap. Therefore, practices related to
biomedical technologies can foster agency or conversely reinforce
domination, inequalities or oppression. Moreover, biomedical technologies
are caught up in local and global logics that transcend their specific
medical application, turning them into instruments that can be used to
domesticate bodies, shape specific forms of subjectivity, build political
agendas, etc.
What are the similarities, convergences or discrepancies in the uses of
biomedical technologies throughout the MENA region? What kind of specific
social arrangements do they imply / legitimate / enable? How do these
arrangements impact existing power structures and cultural meanings?

Irene Capelli (University of Torino)
Irene Maffi (University of Lausanne)
Claire Beaudevin (CNRS-Cermes3 (French National Centre for Scientific

Discussants tbd

Deadline: 15th of February 2016
To propose a paper, please follow this link and
submit through the online system on the web site. For any inquiries, do not
hesitate to email the panel convenors.

Call for Papers – Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: diverging paths, alternative visions

Section 01 - ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Tartu 10-13 July, 2016

Deadline for abstract submission: January, 20th

More information:


1st International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility
Loughborough University, UK
18th-20th July 2016

More information:


CFP - "Ethnographies of Waste Politics", Bergamo 8-11 June 2016

*FINAL CALL* for papers for session at 6th Ethnography and
Qualitative Research Conference, Bergamo (Italy), 8-11 June 2016

Session title: “Ethnographies of Waste Politics”

Convenor: Nick Dines, Middlesex University, London UK.

Today the multiple ways in which different kinds of waste (municipal,
industrial, hazardous, digital, human, etc.) are produced,
circulated, destroyed and transformed constitute an established field
of inquiry in the social sciences. Waste is studied both as a topic
in itself and as a lens through which to examine broader processes in
contemporary capitalist societies, be these emergent forms of
neoliberal governmentality or alternative modes of organizing social

At a generic level, social theorists such as Zygmunt Bauman and
Ulrich Beck have adopted waste as a metaconcept to make sense of the
dilemmas of late modernity, while at a more specific level, struggles
against incinerators and landfills, especially in the United States,
have made a fundamental contribution to debates about environmental
justice. In recent years major conflicts over waste management around
the world, from Naples to Beirut, Guangzhou to Bogotà, have attracted
mainstream media and scholarly interest, although the political
significance of these controversial cases has frequently been
misrepresented and trivialized. At the same time, the politics of
waste also plays out at a mundane and unspectacular level, for
example in the informal collection strategies deployed by the
Zabbaleen garbage recyclers in Cairo in response to the privatization
of the city’s refuse system.

Combining a focus on the institutional, agonistic and everyday
politics of waste, this panel aims to explore how ethnography can
enrich our understanding of the contested material and symbolic place
of waste in contemporary societies. Proposals are welcome that draw
on original ethnographic research and that engage with the wider
political and social dimensions of waste. Possible themes include,
but are not limited to the following:

• The governance and bureaucracy of waste systems.
• The politics of waste ‘crises’ and ‘emergencies’.
• Urban waste and the right to the city.
• Anti-incinerator and anti-landfill campaigns.
• Organised labour in the refuse sector.
• Counter-strategies to living and working in localities
stigmatised by waste.
• The production of professional and popular knowledge about waste
cycles and management.
• The disciplinary regimes of alternative waste management (e.g.
zero waste).

Please email abstracts (300-500 words) with full contact details to
Nick Dines and to the conference organizing

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2016.
Acceptance of proposals will be notified by 8 March 2016.
Contributors must register by 15 April 2016 to be included in the programme.

The 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference is organized
by the University of Bergamo, the journal Etnografia e Ricerca
Qualitativa and the publisher il Mulino.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced
Study Princeton); Pun Ngai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

For further details about the conference, including registration
dates/fees and the full list of sessions, please see:


CFP International Student Migration and Mobility: policy perspectives

Call for papers
International Student Migration and Mobility: policy perspectives
Research panel organised for the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference
Prague, Czech Republic, June 30 – July 2, 2016
Organizers: Parvati Raghuram, Yvonne Riaño & Christof Van Mol

Over the past decades, international student mobility and migration
(ISM) has significantly increased, not only in numbers but also in
political and economic significance. With the rise of global
knowledge economies, international students are considered important
human capital, which is reflected, for example, in the fact that many
countries intend to attract the ‘best and brightest’ students in
order to incorporate them into their domestic labour market after
graduation. Apart from their potential value for national economies,
international students also often represent a lucrative source of
funding for higher education institutions, as foreign students
frequently pay higher tuition fees than domestic students. Given this
value of students for both national economies and higher education
institutions, an increasing marketization of international higher
education can be observed.

Most current research on ISM exclusively focuses on the students and
their motivations although these motivations are produced and shaped
by the political and institutional contexts that national policies
and higher education institutions provide (Raghuram, 2013). Yet, the
latter aspects have been much less well studied. Moreover, these
policies around ISM have to be juxtaposed and understood within the
context of wider policies of migration management, which are
concerned with controlling rather than facilitating the cross-border
mobility of international students, and their study-to-work
transition. On the other hand, in countries like the UK, higher
education institutions use a variety of strategies to increase the
numbers of well-paying international students including hiring
external agents, creating educational hubs in Asian countries, and
the off-quota admittance of wealthy students to British universities.
These new developments should be urgently studied. Moreover, the
policies of higher education of the countries of origin can also be
expected to significant role in ISM, but this perspective is often

This call for papers aims to gather contributions on ISM-policies,
covering countries of origin and destination in order to advance our
understanding of both how ISM policies are being made at national and
institutional levels and the role policies play in ISM-dynamics. We
welcome papers that highlight the importance of individual national
contexts, and the importance assigned by governments and higher
education institutions to international student flows. In Europe
there is no homogeneity across national states, and even policies
within individual states can sometimes be quite contradictory.
Gaining a cross-national and comparative perspective in Europe is
thus much needed at the present time.

Abstracts may address, but are not limited to, the following questions:
· How do immigration and higher education policies (of
destination countries/institutions as well as countries of origin)
affect the movement of students across national borders?
· How are migration policies, which are geared to restricting
migrants, shaping ISM-flows ?
· What are the interests and strategies of universities
towards international students?
· How are educators and administrators working towards
addressing barriers to student mobility?
· What role are recruitment agencies playing in recruiting
international students for universities?

We welcome abstracts of no more than 250 words including your name,
title, email and institutional affiliation by 22 January 2016. All
files must be submitted in pdf format to Christof Van Mol
(, Yvonne Riaño ( and Parvati
Raghuram ( We will inform all authors on
acceptance before 29 January 2016.

*Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)**
*May 4-9th 2016, Hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for papers is now open; deadline January 31st 2016.
Registration is also open; early bird fees until February 5th 2016.
A limited number of grants are available for conference fee/accommodation/travel; deadline for application January 15th 2016.

20e colloque bisannuel de l’American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS), du 3 au 6 novembre 2016, Portland

L’American Council for Québec Studies sollicite des propositions de communication pour son congrès en 2016. Si le thème choisi se prête à des approches diverses, tant en sciences sociales qu’en arts et lettres, les organisateurs veulent souligner l’importance des échanges culturels, économiques, et interpersonnels entre les Québécois et leurs voisins: entre francophones, anglophones, et allophones en Amérique du Nord. Des propositions individuelles aussi bien que des sessions complètes sur tout sujet lié aux études québécoises sont les bienvenues. La date limite pour la soumission des propositions est le 15 avril 2016.


Call For Papers
2016 4S/EASST Conference in Barcelona (31 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2016). Conference
Open Track: 'Remaking the Biosocial by Other Means'
Conveners: Susan Kelly, Department of Sociology, Philosophy and
Anthropology & Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis),
University of Exeter, UK, and Sahra Gibbon, Department of Anthropology,
University College London, UK

Abstract: With degradation of ‘the gene for’ understandings, and both life
and human scientists calling into question 20th century nature/culture
debates, the notion of the ‘biosocial’ has picked up renewed force across
disciplines, emerging as a central framework for new models of the
body/world interface, partly as a result of new fields of science as such
as epigenetics (Landecker and Panofsky 2013). These developments are
directing attention to complex ways in which the ‘biological’ and the
‘social’ are both produced and interact, as well as to the ways such
interactions are modelled. Human health and genetics are some areas in
which biosocial knowledge is being produced; others include
human/environment interactions relating to the climate, agriculture, and
human/nonhuman relations. Biosocial knowledge is now being positioned as
having economic impact and value as well. This track is open to
contributions from across the global south and north that ideally can bring
comparative national and/or transnational perspectives to issues raised by
the Biosocial, and the forms of biological plasticity and/or social
determinism they entail and produce, as well as contributions that reflect
on the interdisciplinarity entailed in biosocial research. It particularly
seeks contributions that can reflect on how histories of the biological
vis-a-vis the ‘environment’ inform seemingly novel configurations which may
or appear to constitute the biosocial by 'other means'. It seeks to widen
discussion of these developments beyond Euro-American societies to
facilitate knowledge of how particular different 'local biologies' (Lock
and Nguyen 2010) expand and extend across national and trans-national
Health, genetics, climate, agriculture, and human/nonhuman relations are
areas where biosocial knowledge is being constituted. The track seeks
comparative national and/or transnational perspectives on the Biosocial,
and on forms of biological plasticity and/or social determinism they
Process: The deadline for submitting an abstract is 21 February 2016. If
you want to participate in this open track then you will need to select it
when you submit your abstract to the 4S/EASST Conference. Instructions for
submission of your abstract are available at If
you would like to discuss the relevance of your paper to the open track,
then please contact either or both of us:<mailto:> and<>.

Panel CFP –Indigenous knowledge and wildlife biodiversity, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016
***Submission deadline: Extended to February 29, 2016***

Panel CFP –Indigenous knowledge and wildlife biodiversity, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016
Submission deadline:January 31, 2016

Ever since the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992, states have been called upon to respect, preserve, and maintain the knowledge and practices of indigenous and local peoples relevant to conservation of biological diversity. The 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples likewise recognizes that respect for indigenous knowledge contributes to sustainable development and environmental stewardship; while calling for indigenous control of environmental knowledge. There is a general idea that indigenous rights and biodiversity conservation should reinforce one another, but a need to collect case studies to see how this works in culture- and species-specific contexts.

This panel explores the experiences of indigenous cultures with initiatives in wildlife, including avian, biodiversity; as well as untapped potential for indigenous contribution to conservation. This panel seeks to explore knowledge systems of indigenous peoples, especially relationships with birds and other wildlife. It plans to look at case studies in which indigenous peoples have been involved in wetlands management, coastal areas management, conservation efforts and co-management of hunting regimes, with critical perspectives on politics of biodiversity. It will look at cases where indigenous peoples are included in such projects; but also at cases in which they are excluded. Do different peoples have different ways of perceiving wildlife and living with animals, including birds? What are the implications of social and cultural differences for conservation of biological diversity? How can indigenous rights be reinforced or undermined by biodiversity regimes? What potential exists for collaboration between anthropologists, biologists, and indigenous communities in wildlife conservation?

Please submit panel online before January 31, 2016 (midnight Croatia time):

Inquiries may be sent to Scott Simon (<>).

Scott Simon, Professeur
École d’études sociologiques et anthropologiques
Université d'Ottawa
120, Université/University (10007)
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Canadian Jewish Studies/ Études Juives Canadiennes –Volume 25 [2017]

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2016

Canadian Jewish Studies/ Études Juives Canadiennes (ISSN: 1198-3493) is an annual, open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies/Association d'Etudes Juives Canadiennes (ACJS-AEJC), devoted to promote scholarly work, in English or French, on all aspects of the Canadian Jewish experience, irrespective of disciplinary perspective.
With 2017 marking the sesquiscentenial of Canadian Confederation [1867], the editors are particularly interested in receiving fully drafted articles, or abstracts for articles that deal with Jewish life in Canada in the nineteenth century, Jews and Federalism, Confederation, and/or subsequent matters relating to Confederation commemorations (such as those in 1967) or remediations. We are also always interested in articles that make comparisons between any aspect of the Canadian Jewish experience and Jewries from other nations, and/or comparisons and interactions between Canadian Jews and other Canadian religious or ethnic minorities.
Interested authors are requested to submit a 300-350-word proposal outlining the thesis and methodology of the paper with a short bibliography by January 15, 2016. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be asked to submit a final version of 5,000-7,000 words by October 1, 2016.
Proposals should be submitted to:

CFP: Performing Cartography
York University Theatre and Performance Studies Symposium

Performing Cartography: York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium

April 29, 2016, Traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Wendat Nation, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the Métis Nation of Ontario, York University

Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2016

Keynote: Dr. Mishuana Goeman
"To begin to (re)map the settler nation, we must start with Native forms of mapping and consider Nativemade
spaces that are too often disavowed, appropriated, or coopted by the settler state through writing, imagining, law, politics, and the terrains of culture"
(Mishuana Goeman, Mark My Words 24)
"Who is it really that is hankering after a notion of place as settled, a resting place? Who is it that is worrying about the breakdown of barriers supposedly containing an identity?"
(Doreen Massey, Space, Place and Gender 122)
As we move towards Canada's 150th birthday (2017) and its subsequent celebration, it is important to look back and consider the circumstances surrounding that birth. While carving out its own space, Canada violently displaced and dispossessed Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. One of the ways this displacement and dispossession was (and continues to be) enacted is through the cartographic eye of the colonizer. Thinking about the performative act of cartography and how it has helped shape the settler state Canada, this symposium inquires what performance can contribute to embodied or other alternative forms of mapping.
Feminist geographer Doreen Massey asks us to reconsider "space not as static but as dynamic sets of relationships" (Space, Place and Gender 2), forcing us to critically examine the performative act of mapping place as locale on a
map, but also to think about alternative mapping forms. Building on the scholarship of Massey, Native American literature and gender studies scholar Mishuana Goeman invites us to consider the "metaphoric and material capacities of map making, to generate new possibilities" (Mark My Words 3) that are specific to Indigenous authors and their communities. We echo Goeman and Massey's calls in our fifth annual Theatre and Performance Studies graduate symposium, and hope to ask: who is really "hankering after" the notion of "Canada" (place) as settled, and how can performance and Indigenous forms of mapping generate new possibilities on Turtle Island?
Some specific questions one could explore are: What can theatre and performance offer for geographical thinking? How are geographies held in our bodies; how do our bodies map or remap places? How might digital technology contribute to remapping? How do performance scholars, artists and activists make visible the intangible nature of geographical experience? How might we consider, as do Goeman and other scholars such as Julie Nagam, Indigenous forms of mapping; how do Indigenous artists (re)map the "settler nation" (Goeman 9)? We encourage performative responses for radical rethinkings of mapping and how performance as a medium engages with ideas of embodied geographical knowledge.
We are inviting proposals for various engagements with mapping: walks, installations, papers, performances and workshops.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
● Mapping and (re)mapping the settler state
● Maps of genealogy
● Heritage landscapes
● Tools and technologies of mapping
● Intangible/sensory geographies
● Landscapes and/or landmarks
● Border politics – straddling, rethinking and reconceptualizing Canadian borders
● Theatrical spaces
● Maps as pedagogy – how do different kinds of maps in education (institutional or otherwise) inform how we conceptualize space?
● Mapping public and private spaces
● Maps as performances – mapmakers' agendas, map legends, what maps leave out, and the readers' relationship to the map
● Performance and digital mapping practices
Please send proposals for papers, performances/installations and/or workshops (250-300 words) and a brief bio (100 words) to by Friday January 15, 2016. Please include with your proposal any technical requirements (internet access, smudging needs, sound, video, etc.).

CFP - Student Conference -
14th Annual Research in Religious Studies Student Conference

University of Lethbridge
May 7-8, 2016

Showcasing student research into religious expression around the world.

May 7 - 8, 2016
Welcome to the Research in Religious Studies Conference website, hosted by the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Conference information:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Meet & Greet - TBD

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Location: TBD)
8:00 am | Continental Breakfast/Registration
9:00 am | Sessions begin
6:00 pm | Banquet

Sunday, May 8, 2016 (Location: TBD)
8:30 am | Continental Breakfast
9:00 am | Sessions begin
12:30 p.m.| Conference ends

Registration/Accommodations Deadline: April 8, 2016

The conference provides undergraduate and graduate level students with the opportunity to present papers on the history, belief, practices, cultural contexts, and artistic or literary expressions of any religious tradition.

Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) – Call for Papers

Conference Theme 2016 – Call for Papers

Canada’s Intellectual Engagement With Africa: Reflections and Projections After 50 Years

Date: 1-3 June 2016
Location: The 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


The deadline for submitting paper proposals and panel proposals is January 31, 2016. Please submit your proposal to

Important Notice

Please note that there has been a change to CAAS policy. CAAS Conference registration fees now include a mandatory annual membership fee. All presenters at the conference must be members of CAAS. All fees must be fully paid by April 15th or the Organizing Committee will remove non-member participants’ contributions from the program.

Information on registration and membership options will be available on the Congress website,, beginning on January 1st, 2016.

More information:

Congrès de l’Association internationale des sociologues de langue française
(AISLF), 4 au 8 juillet 2016, Montréal

À l’occasion du XXe Congrès de l’AISLF, le Comité de recherche « Sociologie
de l’art et de la culture » (CR18) souhaite recevoir des propositions de
communication sur le thème « Sociétés en mouvement, sociologie en
changement ». Celui-ci sera décliné en trois séries d’enjeux : Art, culture
et société : « Sociétés en mouvement », Art, culture et sociologie : «
Sociologies en changement » et Art, culture et politique. Les propositions
doivent être reçues avant le 15 janvier 2016.



Un numéro thématique sur « *Habitation: imaginaires, vécus et réalités
autochtones* » est en préparation pour la revue *Recherches amérindiennes
au Québec*. Les articles sont attendus pour le 20 mai 2016. Les
codirecteurs du numéro souhaitent cependant recevoir des propositions
d'article (résumés) le plus tôt possible. Vous trouverez plus d'information
sur les orientations du numéro dans l'appel à textes:

sous la direction de Thierry Rodon, Geneviève Vachon et Denise Piché

Il y a 40 ans, la revue publiait un numéro thématique sur « Le logement amérindien ». Depuis, comment la situation a-t-elle évolué? D’aucuns diront, après le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones, que la situation d’aujourd’hui fait toujours honte au Canada. Le logement chez les Inuit, dans plusieurs collectivités amérindiennes et chez les Autochtones et Métis qui vivent hors réserve présente toujours des problèmes de pénurie et d’accessibilité, de surpeuplement et d’hygiène avec des effets sur la santé et le bien-être. Mais, durant cette période, les rapports sociaux et les milieux ont changé, des expériences ont été tentées et les institutions et les politiques ont évolué. Qu’en avons-nous appris? Que savons-nous du vécu, de l’imaginaire et des réalités des habitats autochtones aujourd’hui? Comment et par qui le cadre physique et matériel de ces habitats est-il conçu et régulé? Dans quel esprit? En prenant pour thème l’habitation, le numéro désire mettre l’accent sur le milieu bâti tel qu’il représente une façon d’habiter le monde, d’abriter les activités humaines, de forger le cadre des déplacements et de la sociabilité et d’interagir avec la nature, tout en prenant la mesure de la complexité des rapports sociaux, interculturels et économiques qui lui donne forme.
Ce numéro présentera des analyses critiques des représentations, des processus et des politiques qui ont forgé, au Québec, l’habitat des réserves, des collectivités amérindiennes et métisses hors réserves et des villages nordiques. Il sera également ouvert à des états des savoirs et des pratiques, ainsi qu’à des études de cas d’aménagement particulièrement novateurs, que ce soit du point de vue des processus d’aménagement ou du cadre bâti lui-même. Enfin, il fera appel à des contributions sur la situation ailleurs au Canada et dans d’autres pays.
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec est une revue avec comité de lecture qui publie, depuis 1971, des textes sur les Premières Nations du Québec, du Canada et des Amériques. La revue ne publie que des textes originaux et ceux-ci devront respecter les normes de rédaction de la revue qui peuvent être consultées à l’adresse suivante :
Les propositions d’article (résumés) sont attendues le plus tôt possible et les articles complets pour le 20 mai 2016. Veuillez adresser vos questions et propositions d’article à

Recherches amérindiennes au Québec
6742, rue St-Denis, Montréal, Québec, H2S 2S2
(514) 277-6178


Call for Papers - Environment and Society

Measurement and Metrics

How do we approach, measure, quantify and qualify socio-environmental
issues and phenomena? How does what we measure or the way we measure
it, affect what we know and how we act? How do particular types of,
or approaches to, measurement become embedded in epistemic
communities and with what consequences? What new things can we learn
with new forms and techniques of measurement?

In this issue of Environment & Society we invite any papers which
explore the issue of measurement and metrics. Topics could include,
but are not limited to:

- Counting trees, forest, carbon, biodiversity, water;

- Counting people, or grouping them into ‘households’, domestic
units, ethnic groups;

- New forms of data measuring environmental issues (eg social
media, mobile phones, dating techniques);

- Challenges and opportunities of assembling new data-sets from
multiple sources;

- BIG data;

- Challenges posed by the recognition of statistical tragedies;

- Ways of measuring well-being and prosperity (happiness,
assets, consumption and GDP);

- Analyses of accountancy

Environment & Society is a review journal that appears once per year.
Its papers are meant to review substantial bodies of literature that
have appeared in previous years. We expect therefore contributions to
this issue to contain substantial literature reviews. We also find,
however, that the best authors and papers tend to include some
original material in their work. Papers which do so, while remaining
overwhelmingly review papers, are welcome.


· Abstracts (250 words) in response to this call are due by
December 16th 2015.

· We will decide which abstracts to accept and invite papers by
December 23rd 2015.

· Completed papers are due by 31st August 2016.

Please send abstracts to

Please send all enquiries to

CFP: Christianity in diaspora: Ethnographic case studies of religious
practice and identity construction

Dear colleagues,

please consider the opportunity to present your ethnographic research
on Christianity in diaspora:

European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) 2016
Conference ‘Relocating Religion’

28 June – 1 July 2016, Helsinki


Christianity in diaspora: Ethnographic case studies of religious
practice and identity construction

The session will use the concept of diaspora – broadly defined both
in relation to the transnational and in-country movement of groups of
people – in order to explore the practice and experience of
Christianity in different socio-cultural settings as communities of
people relocate to areas outside their ‘homelands’. The session
invites ethnographic papers discussing, but not exclusively,
questions such as: What role does Christianity and its institutions
play in community-building, community empowerment and community
welfare in diaspora settings? How are churches constituted and
organised in diaspora? How do churches mediate relations and
negotiate cultural differences with (non-Christian) host populations?
To what extent are Christian churches involved in facilitating
integration with/separation from host societies? What relations do
diasporic Christians maintain with their ‘homelands’? How does
Christianity shape diasporic identities? How is Christian
practice/theology (re)shaped by the diasporic experience? By
exploring diasporic forms of Christianity across the world, the
session will open up understanding of the diversity of Christian
identities, practices, theologies and ways of engaging with and
explaining the world among diasporic communities, and the theoretical
potentiality inherent in this.

Session conveners:

Iliyana Angelova (University of Oxford)

Ksenia Medvedeva (National Research University Higher School of
Economics, Russia)

In order to submit an abstract for this open session, please follow the link and the
submission instructions.

Submission deadline: 31 December

CFP: RSAI special session on planning and governance in border regions

We are organizing a special session on "Planning and Governance in
Border Regions" within the Regional Science Association International
(RSAI) World Congress 2016 to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Here is the link for detailed information regarding the special

Dates of the conference are April, 25-28, 2016. Deadline for abstract
submission is December, 15, 2015. And this is the link for conference
web page:

Geographers, planners and academics from other disciplines having
special interest on border regions are cordially invited.

Ervin Sezgin
Istanbul Technical University
Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

Fantasy/Fear, 8th Annual McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, April 8, 2016, Montreal

Deadline: January 11, 2016


Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
c/o Karli Whitmore
125 rue Jean de la Londe, #301
Baie d'Urfe (Québec) H9X 3T8