CESA Journal CFP Special Issue 4.1 "The Academy and What Can Be Done" (March 1st, 2017)

What is to be done about the university? This is at least a double question, because of what the word “done” can do in the English language. Done can mean acted upon, engaged, intervened upon, changed. “Done” can also be finished, completed, made to be over. So in this themed issue we are teaming with guest editor Ashon Crawley to ask about the university: what about it can be changed, and what about it can be finished.

Call for Papers, Special Issue - Critical Ethnic Studies

This special issue will bring together compelling discussions of corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice in critical ethnic studies. Each paper will respond to a set of questions designed to reveal the salient points of convergence and difference between intellectual/political traditions and approaches (e.g. Indigenous sovereignty, Black radical traditions, queer of color critique, Native feminisms, third world feminisms, Afropessimism, disability/crip studies, trans* and multigender theories, border and migration studies, critical refugee studies).  The submission deadline for this Fall 2016 special issue is September 30, 2015.

Call for Papers - Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies provides a space for unique and insurgent critique within ethnic studies. It explores the guiding question of The Critical Ethnic Studies Association, which is: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present?

Call for Submissions: Racial Ecologies

We are seeking papers for a collection of academic essays at the intersection of critical race theory and ecological criticism. Ideally, papers will engage the semiotics of race and nature, identity and place, culture and economy, and/or history and the future. To reframe Donna Haraway’s foundational critical questions in /Primate Visions/, we ask how do “the marks of race and [difference]” enable or disrupt ecocritical and cultural knowledges and possibilities in a “post racial,” late industrial society? How can we theorize and productively respond to the impact of racial formations on the environment, historically, and in the age of the Anthropocene? Our collection will draw on the long-standing critical and environmental activist work in Native American studies and on traditions of ecofeminist scholarship. Deadline to submit is January 12, 2015.


2015 Conference Submissions and Registration Now Open

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 aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy;challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and <