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.
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.
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?
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.
Conference Submissions Deadline EXTENDED
Submissions deadline for Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession as been extended to Friday, December 19th at 5pm EST
Afro-Latinos in Movement:
Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas
Editors: Petra R. Rivera-Rideau (Virginia Tech), Jennifer A. Jones (Notre
Dame), Tianna S. Paschel (University of Chicago)
National Association for Ethnic Studies Call for Proposals for the 42nd Annual Conference
Conference Theme: RESEARCH AS CEREMONY: DECOLONIZING ETHNIC STUDIES
April 3 - 5, 2014 Oakland, California | Mills College