CFP: Critical Ethnic Studies conference at York 2015

Sovereignties and Colonialisms:
Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession

Critical Ethnic Studies Association 2015April 30 – May 3, 2015
York University, Toronto

The Critical Ethnic Studies Association is excited to invite you to Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, our third major conference, taking place at York University in Toronto, Canada.

The 2015 conference will honour Indigenous sovereignty struggles and centre Indigenous, Black, and people of colour activism and scholarship, particularly the work coming from feminist, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, and disability struggles and perspectives.

This transnational gathering aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy; challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and engage in conversations on resistance and oppression transnationally, in ways that challenge western hegemony and the travels of racist and colonial methods.

Community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles are encouraged to submit workshops and presentations that support participation, collaboration, and creativity; and strive to be accessible to a diverse audience of emerging leaders and scholars.

We invite panel, interactive workshop, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include, but are not limited to, the conference theme. We seek proposals that explore local and global forms of imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism—and challenge neoliberal policies and legacies of slavery, confront ableism, and unsettle hetero-patriarchy by forging new theoretical and practical conversations.

The deadline to submit a proposal is December 15, 2015.