CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, October 30, 2019

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. CFR Research Associate Caroline Shenaz Hossein Article: "Spotlight on Economic and Social Innovation Marred by Racial Bias and Exclusion”
2. Introducing New CFR Graduate Student Representatives

EVENTS:

1. CFR Co-sponsored: GLRC event “2 Years Later, at York U: Responses to The Equity Myth”  with CFR Director Dr. Ena Dua (November, 13 2019)
2. Joint event in the CFR Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series & the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health: Dr. Joyce Green Symposium (November 14, 2019)
3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Amar Wahab and Exhibition: “Coolie hauntings” (October 24 – November 5, 2019)

CALLS:

1. Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-19 (November 25, 2019)

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Michelle Mohabeer film “Queer Coolie-tudes” available at Sound & Moving Image Library (SMIL), York
2. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies: Documentary Series “City Builders: a History of Immigrant Construction Workers" Episodes 3-4 Now Online

EVENTS:
1. 9th Ryerson Social Justice Week Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy event: “Creative Action during Climate Crisis” (November 1 2019)
2. YCAR event: “From the 2019 Hong Kong Protests to the World’s Tomorrow: The Power of Disobedience, Discourse and Creative Dissent” Forum (November 8, 2019) & Design Show (October 30-November 17, 2019)
3. York Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education: Restorative Approaches to Sexual Violence On Campus: Exploring the Issues Panel (November 1, 2019)
4. Feminist Art Collective Presents: Made by Feminists Market (November 3, 2019)
5. Tamil Worlds Initiative, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Presents: In Memory of Chelva Kanaganayakam, “Contested Boundaries: Reading and Translating Cheran“ (November 4, 2019)
6. Queer Graduate Student Caucus: Queer Café: Queering the Classroom (November 7, 2019)
7. Global Labour Speaker Series Presents: “Does Care Count for Less? Female Immigrant Workers in Canada” with Guest Speaker Dr. Naomi Lightman, Discussant Dr. Fay Faraday (November 7, 2019)
8. Members of Immigrant Writers Association (IWA)/ Association des écrivains immigrants (AEI) Book Launch: “Building Bridges” Anthology (November 7, 2019)
9. Toronto Queer Film Festival & Symposium: “Stonewall 50” (November 7-10, 2019)
10. Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at UofT Research Seminar Series (November 13+ 27, 2019)
11. Osgoode Hall Law School: “Justice for Soli: Mental Health, Solitary Confinement and the Use of Force in Prison” (November 13, 2019)
12. Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (IFLS) at Osgoode: "Feminism's Medicine: Risk, Race, Gender, and Law in the Aids Epidemic" by Aziza Ahmed (November 14, 2019)
13. Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) Panel discussion: “Mining, Injustice and Women: Issues for Canadians” (November 18, 2019)

CALLS:

1. Fulbright Canada Webinar Materials and Fulbright Scholar Award Call for Applications (November 1, 2019)
2. Call for Participants: LGBTQ2S Focus Group in Markham and Ajax (November 2, 2019)
3. Feminist Art Collective Call for Residency Submission: Artists Residency Florence, Italy (November 14, 2019)
4. Feminist Art Collective Call for Residency Submission: Artscape Gibraltar Point Toronto, Canada, Toronto Islands (December 2, 2019)
5. Call for Papers: Modernisms, Inside & Out- 4th Conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (January 15, 2020)
6. Call for Nominations: Gerda Henkel Prize 2020 (January 17, 2020)
7. Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Decolonial Histories,” with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon (January 31, 2019)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Full Time Professorial Stream, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies, The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada (November 1, 2019)
2. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Photography (Teaching Stream), School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 4, 2019)
3. Job Opportunity: Curatorial Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada (November 10, 2019)
4. Job Opportunity: Dean, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada (November 15, 2019)
5. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor -Black Canadian History in The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (November 18, 2019)
6. Job Opportunity: Full-Time Tenure-Track or Tenured Position In African and/or African American Art History in The Department of Art History at Rice University at the Assistant or Associate Level (December 1, 2019)
7. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Political Science (Feminist Political Economy/Women & Public Policy)/College of Liberal Arts (December 28, 2019)

CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CFR Research Associate Caroline Shenaz Hossein Article: "Spotlight on Economic and Social Innovation Marred by Racial Bias and Exclusion”
“As a researcher and advocate of social finance, I welcomed the news that the Canadian federal government invested $800 million last year towards social innovation and social finance (known as #sisf on social media). This good news followed the Ontario government’s allocation of almost $4 million to a social enterprise development fund in 2015. Many of these grants and subsidies are devoted to bringing social change and innovation in hard to reach places.
These funds devoted to alternative economies is great for Canada. Innovation should mean investing in new technologies and ideas, especially those that are outside of the normal business practice to help excluded groups.
Social innovation is defined by University of Waterloo’s Frances Westley as any initiative that challenges deeply rooted forms of exclusion to contribute to changing routines, resources and authority flows or beliefs to make society liveable and cohesive for all people.
Last November, the MARS Discovery District CEO Yung Wu and Stephen Huddart President of the McConnell Foundation told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa’s social innovation fund is a “new kind of capitalism.” But is it really?“
To read the rest of the article, follow the link: https://theconversation.com/spotlight-on-economic-and-social-innovation-marred-by-racial-bias-and-exclusion-122511

2. Introducing New CFR Graduate Student Representatives

Dear CFR Graduate Associates,
We would like to introduce ourselves as the new graduate student representatives on the CFR Executive Committee. Our role is to represent graduate student interests and liaison between the CFR Executive and the Graduate Student Caucus (which comprises of all graduate associates of the CFR).
At this time, we would like to gauge whether or not there is interest in holding a meeting for the Graduate Student Caucus this semester. We would also like to know if any of you are interested in planning student-led events, workshops, presentations, etc. If you are interested, please reach out to us and we will be happy to organize a meeting.
Thank you!
Evan Vipond (evipond@yorku.ca) and Nada Aoudeh (naoudeh@rogers.com)

EVENTS:

1. CFR Co-sponsored: GLRC event “2 Years Later, at York U: Responses to The Equity Myth”  with CFR Director Dr. Ena Dua (November, 13 2019)
The Global Labour Speaker Series and the Centre for Feminist Research are pleased to host:
2 Years Later, at York U: Responses to The Equity Myth
Wednesday, November 13th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Ross South 802, York University
with
Dr. Frances Henry, FRSC and Professor Emerita, Anthropology
Dr. Carl James, FRSC and Professor, Education and Sociology
Dr. Ena Dua, Interim Director of the Centre for Feminist Research and Associate Professor, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
Discussant: Dr. Shirin Shahrokni, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Glendon
The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are promoted and racism doesn’t exist. A landmark study on racism in Canadian universities, published in 2017, draws on a rich body of survey data and interviews to examine the everyday workplace experiences of racialized and Indigenous faculty members across Canada, and reveals that the policies and diversity initiatives undertaken so far have only served to deflect criticism of a system that is doing little to change itself.
In this panel session, three York authors of The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities will reflect on how their work has mobilized equity efforts at York U and in institutions across Canada. They will reflect on whether and why certain themes, concerns, and questions have garnered response while others have received less engagement. Finally, Frances, Ena, and Carl will consider the work that needs to be done to address racialization and fulfill the promise of equity in higher education.
Dr. Frances Henry, FRSC and Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, is considered to be one of Canada's leading experts in the study of racism and anti-racism.  Since the mid-seventies when she published the first study of attitudes towards 'people of colour', she has consistently pioneered research in this field. Notable books include The Equity Myth (co-authored), The Colour of Democracy, and Racism in the University: Demanding Social Justice and Inclusion. Professor Henry is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and is the Canadian delegate to the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science's 'Women for Science'.
Dr. Carl James, FRSC and Professor, holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University, where he is also the Affirmative Action, Equity & Inclusivity Officer. He teaches in the Faculty of Education and the Graduate Program in Sociology. An educational background in sociology, his research interests include examination of how race, ethnicity, gender, class and citizenship intersect and mediate opportunities in education and employment for racialized and marginalized youth.
Dr. Ena Dua is Interim Director of the Centre for Feminist Research, and Associate Professor in School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at York University. Her research covers the historical construction of the categories of nation, race, and gender in Canada; immigration processes; women and health; equity and anti-racism policies; and the racialization of masculinity and femininity, globalization, and biodiversity. Her notable publications include: Scratching the Surface: Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought, The Hindu Woman’s Question, Decolonising Anti-Racism, and Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/399009104112606/
For more information: https://glrc.apps01.yorku.ca/event/two-years-later-at-york-u-responses-to-the-equity-myth/?instance_id=83
All are welcome.
The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Social and Political Thought Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law program, Department of Politics, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Department of Social Science.

2. Joint event in the CFR Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series & the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health: Dr. Joyce Green Symposium (November 14, 2019)
SAVE THE DATE!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
DR. JOYCE GREEN SYMPOSIUM
Joint event in the Centre for Feminist Research Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series
& the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health
Co-organized by Drs. Elaine Coburn (International Studies, Glendon) and Sean Hillier (Health)
Event information:
10-11AM: workshop
Open to graduate students and junior faculty; limited space available
York University – Keele Campus. You will receive the room # with your RSVP confirmation
Click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/wMVnJxULf6KPJwvj6
1-3PM: Dr. Joyce Green keynote + Q&A
Light refreshments provided starting 12.45PM
Open to all
Second Student Centre, Second Floor Convention Hall
York University – Keele Campus
Click here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dr-joyce-green-symposium-tickets-78522628295
Directions:
Google Maps Directions to York University: https://goo.gl/maps/AdXnDHiZNXpRP77k9
York University campus map: https://acmaps.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/10/KEELE-Map-Colour.pdf
Directions to the Second Student Centre from the York University subway station: https://goo.gl/maps/jZDogEQMPxycZjHZA
Questions?
Please contact CFR Coordinator Julia Pyryeskina at juliapyr@yorku.ca.
About the speaker:
Dr. Joyce Green is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Regina.
She has taught in the fields of Canadian politics, women and politics, and Native studies. Her research interests have focused on issues of decolonization in Canada, and of democracy in Canada. Most recently she has been preoccupied with the project of Indigenizing the university and with reconciliation problematics. Her published work has dealt with Indigenous-state relations; Indigenous feminism; citizenship, identity, and racism in Canada’s political culture; Indigenous human rights and with reconciliation in Canada. She is the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books, 2007; 2nd. ed 2017) and of Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights (Fernwood Publishing 2014).
Dr. Green is of English, Ktunaxa, and Cree-Scottish Metis descent, and her family’s experiences have provoked much of her scholarly and political work.  She currently lives in ʔa•kiskaqⱡi?it, in ʔamak̓is Ktunaxa  (Cranbrook, B.C., in Ktunaxa territory).
Event co-sponsors:
Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Office of the Dean-Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, York Indigenous Teaching and Learning Fund, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Council.

3. CFR Co-Sponsored: Amar Wahab and Exhibition: “Coolie Hauntings” (October 24 – November 5, 2019)
Exhibition: Coolie Hauntings
(October 24 – November 5, 2019)
By Amar Wahab
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Canadian Language Museum, Glendon Gallery, Glendon Campus, York University 2275 Bayview Avenue
Co-Sponsors: Canadian Language Museum, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Events Fund, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University.
Despite an abundance of research on enslaved labour systems, there is an alarming paucity of research on indentured labour systems in the colonial Caribbean. The exhibition Coolie Hauntings aims to address this resonating silence. It presents images and installations featured in the recently published monograph Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad 1846 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2019).
The work critically investigates the violence of the British indentureship scheme – an experiment with contracted and trafficked Indian migrant labour in the immediate aftermath of the abolition of slavery – in the 19th-century colonial Caribbean. It critically and creatively engages with the transcripts of a British inquiry (in 1846, the very first year of the labour scheme) into the torture, misery and death of Indian indentured labourers, or “coolies,” as they were referred to in official colonial discourse.
The exhibition reflects on the question: How do we creatively reimagine the productive presences and voices of ghosts in the coolie archive? It offers a creative “archival ethnography” to think about questions around coolie transience (as “bonded migrant”) and the invisibility/visibility of absented presences in the official record by offering a visual language of the dead.
The exhibit appears the embodied coolie as a ghostly figure who hovers over and under history from a certain disruptive positionality and therefore performs a strategic fetishism of (post)colonial power relations. In doing so, it contemplates the “ghost world” of indentureship as a counter-archive of labour migration that haunts official knowledge through a language of haunting.

Calls:
1. Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-19 (November 25, 2019)
Please note:
The following is an announcement for a PhD dissertation award.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2018-19 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.
If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2018-19 (dissertations defended between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019.
CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY
1. Must be a graduate student who has successfully defended a dissertation during the 2018-19 academic year.
2. The nominee's dissertation must concern feminist theory and/or gender issues.
3. The examining committee for the dissertation must unanimously recommend it for an award.
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Each nomination must include:
1. A copy of the dissertation and no more than a one-page statement from the nominee about the contribution the dissertation makes to feminist scholarship.
2. A letter of recommendation from the student's Supervisor commenting on the nominee's dissertation or thesis.
3. A statement from the Graduate Program Director noting that the nominee's dissertation was recommended as one that should be considered for a prize.
4. A copy of the external examiner’s report.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION
Nominations must be received by Julia Pyryeskina, Coordinator, Centre for Feminist Research, 611 York Research Tower no later than Monday, November 25, 2019.
Submissions and questions can be made via email to juliapyr@yorku.ca.

COMMUNITY

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Michelle Mohabeer film “Queer Coolie-tudes” available at Sound & Moving Image Library (SMIL), York
Director/Producer/Writer/Camera & Visual Design: Michelle Mohabeer
Creative Essay Documentary Canada, 2019 87 mins
SYNOPSIS:
Queer Coolie-tudes is a ground breaking creative documentary whose experimental aesthetics inflects Caribbean philosopher Edouard Glissant's concept of opacity, to reclaim the slur of Coolie and compellingly visualize the intergenerational lives, histories, identities, familial relations and sexualities of a diverse range of subjects (artists, academics, and activists) from the Queer Indo-Caribbean diaspora in Canada. “Instead of succumbing to pressures to find a shared narrative or common ground, the documentary is a powerful collection of testimonies which represents the complexities of mixed-race and gender identities, age and disability in nuanced ways. Speaking to the limits of identity and the violence mainstream categorizations, Queer Coolie-tudes is a documentary that uses an experimental visual aesthetic to illustrate the importance of not accepting erasure.” (Inside Out 2019 catalogue).
Educational Subject Headings:
Queer Diasporas, Queer Transnational Sexualities, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Indo-Caribbean and South Asian Diaspora, Black Studies and Diaspora, Documentary and Diasporic Film, Caribbean Diasporic Cinema, Canadian Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Queer Media Studies.
Exhibition History: 2019-on going
-International Queer and Migrant Filmfestival Amsterdam December 2019
European Theatrical Premiere (filmmaker attending)
-50th Visions du Reel Film Festival. Nyon, Switzerland April-July, 2019
Official Invitation to the Media Library for Industry professionals
-29th Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Toronto premier screening May 30, 2019.
-7th Indian Cine Film Festival 2019, Mumbai, India.
Awarded Certificate of Excellence
Cast of Performers: (in the order that they appear in the film)
Michelle Mohabeer –filmmaker/academic/writer/photographer/visual designer
Amar Wahab –academic/writer
Andil Gosine –academic /visual artist/writer
Mars -genderqueer youth/student
Lindsey Addawoo –writer/filmmaker (mixed race: African-Indian identity)
Lezlie Lee Kam –activist (disabled elder/mixed-race: Indo-Chinese identity)
Anthony Mohamed –aids activist/advocacy work
Ryan Persadie -drag performer/mixed race/graduate student

2. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies: Documentary Series “City Builders: a History of Immigrant Construction Workers" Episodes 3-4 Now Online

Episodes three and four of documentary series "City Builders: a History of Immigrant Construction Workers" are now available for viewing on our website, here: https://toronto-city-builders.org/videos/documentary/
About City Builders: Learn about the goals and methods of the City Builders’ research and public history project, the team that produced its multiple features, and the partners that supported our work. Here you will also find citations for the hundreds of photos, film footage, audio recordings, newspaper clippings, and other archival records used in our outputs.
Episode 3, titled "New Heights," focuses on the introduction of new building techniques and materials (i.e. concrete forming, flying form and drywall) in Toronto in the 1960s and how they disrupted this complex industry. It examines the controversial organization of concrete forming workers, the majority of them Italian immigrants, and the intense battles between international and national unions that it triggered.
Episode 4, titled "New Lows," focuses on the infiltration of organized crime and the multiple mob-related episodes of violence in Toronto's construction industry in the 1960s-70s, leading up to the Royal Commission on Certain Sectors of the Building Industry (1973-4).
We have also produced nine new oral history videos featuring retired construction workers, union organizers, and community advocates, including António Filipe, Carlos Botelho, Gunter Hartleb, John Ferreira, Mamadou Bah, Norm Pike's family, Pasquale Cerra, Quinto Ceolin, and Rosemarie Powell: https://toronto-city-builders.org/videos/oral-history-videos/

EVENTS:
1. 9th Ryerson Social Justice Week Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy event: “Creative Action during Climate Crisis” (November 1 2019)
The need to expand the narrow framing of the climate crisis has never been more urgent. While in the midst of the 6th mass extinction, we also see racism, white supremacy, prisons and state sanctioned violence on the rise. Creative Action during Climate Crisis explores creative protest to address climate crisis through decolonial and anti-racist frameworks. In this panel discussion, organized by OCAD University, we explore the following questions: Why is migrant justice, anti-racism and anti-border imperialism work core to contemporary climate work? And, what is the role of independent action for our collective futures? Join this panel and discussion to get inspired, build community, and take action. Moderated by Joce Two Crows Tremblay.
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:30 - 9 p.m.
100 McCaul St, Auditorium (Room 190)
PANELISTS:
Maya Menezes: migrant and climate justice activist, Senior Manager of Programs and Development at The Leap, and organizer with No One Is Illegal - Toronto.
Andrea Bastien: youth advocate, advisor and performer; Indigenous Climate Action representative; working with Redwire NYM, UMAYC, Indigenous Media Arts Group, Raven Spirit Dance, imagineNATIVE, Toronto Aboriginal Youth Council, TDSB Aboriginal Education.
Artists for Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty: network that supports the independent work of Toronto artists pursuing transformative political projects.
Also visit our other event:  Art Exhibition: Messmates
October 21 - November 1, 2019
Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.
Anyone requiring specific accessibility accommodations, please contact Victoria Ho in advance at vho@ocadu.ca.
Full program at ryerson.ca/socialjustice

2. YCAR event: “From the 2019 Hong Kong Protests to the World’s Tomorrow: The Power of Disobedience, Discourse and Creative Dissent” Forum (November 8, 2019) & Design Show (October 30-November 17, 2019)
From the 2019 Hong Kong Protests to the World’s Tomorrow: The Power of Disobedience, Discourse and Creative Dissent
The Program
Political cartoon show by Zunzi
Hong Kong. Now What? !! – Civil movements through a Cartoonist’s Eyes
Venue: Fourth Floor Corridor, Department of Design, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, York University
Dates: 30 October to 17 November 2019
The renowned Hong Kong political cartoonist, Kei-kwan Wong, better known by his pen name, Zunzi, will mount a solo show featuring works published during his nearly 40-year career. His works capture a history of political changes and civil movements in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China, including the 1997 issues, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the 2014 Umbrella Movement, and the ongoing 2019 Hong Kong Protests.
Keynote talk
Speaker: Lynette Ong, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Discussant: Rick Sin, School of Social Work, York University
Venue: Room 306, Accolade West Building, Keele Campus, York University
Date/Time: Friday, 8 November 2019, 1 to 2:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion
A Roundtable Discussion on Hong Kong's Defiant Movement and Beyond
In this roundtable, panelists will discuss what they observe to be at the heart of the 2019 Hong Kong protests and what they see is missing in the public discourse of this movement. The speakers will explore implications for the international discourse and praxis of decolonization, human rights and democracy as well as the support that the Hong Kong diaspora can offer at this movement for the future.
Panellists (in alphabetical order):
Justin Cheng, core member of the Hong Kong Association of Postgraduate Students; MA student (History) and student associate (Hong Kong Studies Initiative), University of British Columbia
J.C.C., anonymous grassroots representative
Edward Wong, core member of Lausan; PhD student, School of Social Work, York University
Vincent Wong, William C. Graham Research Associate, International Human Rights Program, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Venue: Rm 306, Accolade West Building, Keele Campus, York University
Date/Time: Friday, 8 November 2019; 3 to 5:00pm
Reception & Talk by Zunzi
Hong Kong. Now What? !! – Civil Movements through a Cartoonist’s Eyes
Based on his retrospective political cartoon show held at the Department of Design, Hong Kong cartoonist Zunzi will share his creative experiences in this talk where he will review his nearly 40 years of experience witnessing civil movements in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China.
Venue: Rm 0006, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, Keele Campus, York University
Date/Time: Friday, 8 November 2019; 6:00 to 8:30pm
This event is supported by the Canada-China Initiatives Fund at the York Centre for Asian Research.

3. York Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education: Restorative Approaches to Sexual Violence On Campus: Exploring the Issues Panel (November 1, 2019)
Restorative Approaches to Sexual Violence On Campus: Exploring the Issues
Date: Friday November 1 2019
Location: 205 Accolade West Building (ACW)
Time: 12pm-2pm
The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education will be hosting a panel discussing exploring restorative approaches to Sexual Violence on Campus.
This panel discussion explores the possibilities and challenges of developing restorative justice approaches for responding to cases of sexual violence in post-secondary contexts.  Panelists will address a range of issues including:
Should we consider restorative justice approach in the face of feminist skepticism and concerns?
What do we mean when we speak of a restorative justice approach?  What it is (and is not)
Key Considerations in taking a restorative justice approach
Why restorative justice needs to be trauma-informed
Challenges and Issues surrounding Implementation, including concerns for Due Process
All are invited and through a question and answer period we invite audience engagement.
The mandate of our office is to continue to raise awareness and provide educational opportunities for our community members.
This year, we are proud to host four wonderful speakers.
Panelists: Dr. Lori Haskell, Dr. Melanie Randall & Dr. Jennifer Llewellyn
Moderator: Nneka MacGregor, LL.B.
Refreshments will be provided. We hope you will join us for this enriching experience.
For more information and registration, please visit : Click Here https://thecentre.yorku.ca/events-workshops/
Please view biographies of those speaking below:
Nneka MacGregor is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Centre for Social Justice, better known as WomenatthecentrE, a unique non-profit organization created by and for women survivors of gender-based violence globally. By engaging its members in social and community activism, the organisation ensures that policies and practice are responsive to the needs of survivors.
Nneka is an advocate who works with governments and organizations to transform lives and build violence-free communities. In 2006, she was selected by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as one of 13 experts tasked to review the range of services provided to women and children in the province, identify gaps and make recommendations. In June, 2016, she was appointed by the Canadian government to the Advisory Council on the Federal Strategy Against Gender-Based Violence.
She was on the Board of Trustees of the Girl Child Network Worldwide, a UK-based charity that focuses on empowerment of the girl-child through education and the eradication of practices that impede their full physical, emotional and spiritual growth and development. She also sits on a number of Advisory Boards and Committees, including the Toronto Police Domestic Violence Action Plan Committee and the Toronto Regional (Crown) Domestic Violence Committee and the Family Law Committee of the Board of Legal Aid Ontario.
An entrepreneur with almost three decades of business experience, Nneka is a Partner at Strateco Partners, a conscious capitalism consulting firm dedicated to supporting organisations develop their strategy, people, culture, community and profits, where she focuses on nurturing women’s leadership in business.
Nneka recently retired from the Board of Directors of Moatfield Foundation of Bayview Glen School, where she served for 11 years, six of which as Chair and CEO of the Bayview Glen Foundation. She supports other charitable organisations with governance training and developing effective Board culture.
She is the proud mother of three amazing children, Aly, Alexander and Christiana, and human companion to Basil (The Wonder Dog) and Renfrew, the cat.
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Dr. Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist who divides her time between delivering professional training and educational presentations across Canada and her clinical private practice working with individual clients.  She is a nationally recognized expert on trauma and abuse, and on trauma informed approaches to legal responses and to mental health service delivery.
Dr. Haskell has worked on collaborative projects addressing the impact of trauma on Indigenous peoples, trauma and the service challenges for developmentally disabled people, complex trauma and homelessness, and restorative justice and gendered violence. She has provided expert evidence in a number of legal proceedings, including criminal trials and gave expert testimony at the Coroner’s Inquest of the domestic homicide of Sunny Park, her son and parents, in British Columbia. She has a status appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is an academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, at Western University.
She regularly delivers professional trainings at conferences for Crown Attorneys and other lawyers, to service providers, mental health professionals and to police forces across Canada, on the need for trauma informed criminal justice system responses and enhanced understandings of the neurobiology of trauma.  Her recent keynote addresses include the prestigious Maddison Chair Trust Lecture in Northern Justice, in 2018 in the Yukon on “Disrupted Attachment: The Effects of abuse and harm on Indigenous People,” and a 2018 Keynote address to the National Symposium on Sexual Assault Cases in the Criminal Court: The Latest Developments in Law, Science and Practice. (April 21, 2018) on “the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault.”
Dr. Haskell has also published a book (First Stage Trauma Treatment: A Guide for Therapists Working with Women (Toronto:  CAMH, University of Toronto, 2003) and numerous articles on issues of trauma and abuse, including co-authoring a recent report for Justice Canada, “The Impact of Trauma on Adult Sexual Assault Victims: What the Criminal justice system needs to know” (2019).
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Melanie Randall teaches at the Faculty of Law, Western University.  Her research, advocacy and teaching focus on gendered violence and the law, human rights and equality legal issues, tort law, trauma informed approaches to law, especially in the criminal justice system, and restorative justice and law in cases of gender violence.
Her publications have analysed legal constructions of “ideal victims” in domestic violence and  sexual assault criminal cases, consent, credibility and the criminal law of sexual assault, judicial misunderstandings of marital rape, legal misunderstandings of women’s responses to violence and abuse, comparative approaches to asylum claims based on gender persecution in refugee law, and using law to seek state accountability for women’s inequality.  She has also written on complex trauma in the lives of Aboriginal peoples, the necessity of criminalizing marital rape in relation to international human rights law and norms, the need for trauma informed legal approaches, including in sexual violence prosecutions, and the possibilities of exploring and developing innovative feminist and victim centred restorative justice approaches for gendered violence cases.  She is involved in a collaborative research project with the “Equality Effect,” involving human rights lawyers and community activists from Canada and three African countries (Kenya, Ghana and Malawi), as well as another collaborative research and advocacy project on ending sexual violence and sexual harassment in Africa.
She is the co-author of a recent report for Justice Canada, “The Impact of Trauma on Adult Sexual Assault Victims:  What the Criminal justice system needs to know” (2019). She edited the book the The Right to Say No:  Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, with Jennifer Koshan and Patricia Mande Nyaundi (Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2017) is writing a book on Gender, Violence and Law (Routlege, UK, 2020) and is currently co-authoring a forthcoming book on Canadian Human Rights and the Law, with Jennifer Koshan and Michael Lynk (Irwin Law, 2020).
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Jennifer Llewellyn is the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her teaching and research are focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions, peacebuilding, international and domestic human rights law, public law and Canadian constitutional law. She has written and published extensively on the theory and practice of a restorative approach.
She is currently Director of the International Learning Community on a Restorative Approach an international collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners supporting jurisdictions committed to being restorative communities.
Professor Llewellyn has advised governments and NGO’s and supported governments, projects and programs related to a restorative approach. She facilitated the design process for a restorative public inquiry into the Home for Colored Children and now serves as a Commissioner for the Inquiry.
She previously advised the Assembly of First Nations and Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the response to Residential School abuse.
In addition to many articles and book chapters she has co-edited two books in the area: Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law (UBC Press) and Restorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding (Oxford University Press) and two special issue journals, including the forthcoming issue of The International Journal of Restorative Justice.
She was the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council National Impact Award the highest award for research achievement and impact in Canada.

4. Feminist Art Collective Presents: Made by Feminists Market (November 3, 2019)

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
November 3, 2019
10am-4pm
Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1370225376869972/?active_tab=about
We are accepting feminine hygiene products on behalf of Flow Mates
Vendors
Mandy Moon Play
Kieve
enas satir
Roisin Glass Clothing
Minicrete Jewlery
Monster Cliche
Inprint
Sasa Naturals
Luna Matatas
Julia Louise Pereira
Make This Universe
L'Amour-Propre
Denessa Gookool
Poppy Smicks
Glitter Bones Boutique
Femme Boyant
Sarah Zanchetta
Ardent Earth
Rozie Whillans
Discord and Din Theatre
Made By Feminists is coming to the Gladstone Hotel on November 3! The market will present 20 amazing vendors, and we will also be a drop-off point for Flowmates. Bring any extra pads, tampons or liners that will be donated to those in need.

5. Tamil Worlds Initiative, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Presents: In Memory of Chelva Kanaganayakam, “Contested Boundaries: Reading and Translating Cheran“ (November 4, 2019)
November 4, 2019. 6-8pm @ MW 160, UTSC
The renowned Tamil-Canadian poet Prof. Cheran Rudhramoorthy’s poems reverberate with memories of land, contours of pain and histories that refuse closure. Join the conversation as Cheran and translators Geetha Sukumaran and Anushiya Ramaswamy discuss how his poetry makes sense of war and its aftermath by foregrounding both his poems and the task of their translation.
Cheran is a Tamil-Canadian academic, poet, playwright and journalist. He is a professor in the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor. He has authored and edited over twenty books in English and Tamil, and his work has been translated into twenty languages. Translation of his poems in Spanish, Siembra Solo Palabras has just been published by Navona Publishers, Barcelona.
Anushiya Ramaswamy was raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is currently a Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is especially known for her translations of Sri Lankan Tamil writer Shobasakthi’s Gorilla (Random House, 2008) and Traitor (Penguin, 2010).
Geetha Sukumaran is a Tamil Poet, Translator, and Doctoral Student in humanities at York University. She has published a collection of Tamil poetry, Otrai pakadaiyil enjchum nambikkai (The Hope Remaining in a Single roll of the Dice, 2014). Her English translation of Ahilan’s poetry, titled, Then There Were No Witnesses, was published by Mawenzi house, Toronto, 2018).
Chair and Moderator, Neil ten Kortenaar is professor of English at the university of Toronto. He was Chelva Kanaganayakam’s colleague at the University of Toronto for 17 years. He is the author of Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (2004).

6. Queer Graduate Student Caucus: Queer Café: Queering the Classroom (November 7, 2019)
The Queer Graduate Student Caucus is throwing its first event of the year!
Open to all York affiliates - undergrads, grad students, faculty, and staff - join a facilitated conversation about queerness in the university classroom. We’ll be discussing how to integrate queer topics and techniques into classroom learning, teaching assistant duties, and more! Check the FB event for a suggested reading, questions, and prompts for discussion (up on Oct. 31).
Queer Café: Queering the Classroom
November 7th, 2019
Overgrad Café (Ross S167) *Venue is accessible, gender neutral washrooms are located at Ross S395 and Vari Hall 1004.
5pm-7pm
OPEN TO ALL YORK U STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, ETC.—LEARN, SHARE, DISCUSS!
We hope to see you there!
HOSTED BY The Queer Graduate Student Caucus at York U
WHAT IS IT?
Join a facilitated conversation about queerness in the university classroom.
We’ll be discussing how to integrate queer topics and techniques into classroom learning, teaching assistant duties, and more!
Check the FB event for a suggested reading, questions, and prompts for discussion https://www.facebook.com/events/2646440045421431/.
Facilitators:
Hannah Maitland
Morgan Bimm
NEXT EVENT...
The Queer Café series will resume with its second event in January. Topic TBA.

7. Global Labour Speaker Series Presents: “Does Care Count for Less? Female Immigrant Workers in Canada” with Guest Speaker Dr. Naomi Lightman, Discussant Dr. Fay Faraday (November 7, 2019)

The Global Labour Speaker Series is pleased to host:
“Does Care Count for Less? Female Immigrant Workers in Canada”
With Guest Speaker
Dr. Naomi Lightman, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Discussant
Dr. Fay Faraday, Assistant Professor, Osgood Hall Law School
Thursday, November 7th
Kaneff Tower 519, York University
1:00pm-2:30pm
Canada has long relied on importing women from poorer countries to fill gaps in its paid care market. Yet little is known about the upward or downward trajectory of immigrant women who arrive intending to work in lower skill care. Using a unique longitudinal administrative dataset (the International Migration Database), Lightman estimates growth curve models of employment income for 236,405 non-professional, non-managerial immigrant women in Canada between 1993-2015. Results show a “care [wage] penalty” for almost all intended care workers. Yet entry class also matters, as women who enter via the family reunification and economic immigration streams have even lower employment incomes than women in the Live-in Caregiver Program.
Naomi Lightman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Her areas of research expertise include migration, care work, gender, and quantitative research methodology. Her work has appeared in journals such as European Sociological Review, Journal of European Social Policy, International Migration Review, and International Labour Review. She is the co-author of the second edition of the textbook Social Policy in Canada (with E. Lightman, 2017). Dr. Lightman brings extensive experience working with large-scale Statistics Canada datasets and has collaborated with various social agencies and government bodies including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Social Planning Toronto, the Wellesley Institute, and the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/244436123174817/
For more information: https://glrc.apps01.yorku.ca/event/does-care-count-for-less-female-immigrant-workers-in-canada/?instance_id=82
All are welcome.
The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Social and Political Thought Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law program, Department of Politics, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Department of Social Science.

8. Members of Immigrant Writers Association (IWA)/ Association des écrivains immigrants (AEI) Book Launch: “Building Bridges” Anthology (November 7, 2019)
Date and Time
Thu, 7 November 2019
6:15 PM – 8:15 PM EST
Location
Toronto Public Library - Fort York Branch
190 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON M5V 0E7
The venue is wheelchair accessible
Admission: Free
Books available for sale
Book Launch: Meet the co-authors of the first anthology written by members of the Immigrant Writers Association (IWA/AEI)
About this Event
You're invited!
True to its mission, the Immigrant Writers Association (IWA)/ Association des écrivains immigrants (AEI) encouraged its members to express themselves more in writing...and the first anthology is ready!
We asked our members to write a chapter about how immigrants build bridges, and fourteen of them answered...in their chosen style (fiction, poetry, non-fiction)!
Join us to celebrate together an anthology that will inspire and touch your soul!
Through their stories and insights, the book presents various points of view nurtured by experiences and cultures influenced by thirteen countries besides Canada: Romania, India, France, Senegal, Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Marocco, Congo, Lebanon, Iran, Germany, and the USA.
Curious what's inside?
We'll share only the chapter titles and co-authors' names for now:
A Blessing in Disguise, by Gabriela Casineanu
Everything Was Fine Until Friday, by Oscar Cecena
Words in Exile, by Bänoo Zan
The Bridge Within and Without, by Claudiu Murgan
Take Me Home, by Shruti Dargan
The Abyssinian Rose, by Guillaume Lorin
Humanity’s Treasure Lies in Its Diversity, by Mareme Diongue
I Let My Soul Speak, by Fouad El-Khabbaz
Bridging Talent and Opportunities, by Liliana Nakamura
A Journey of Bridging, by Malika Mounir
Discover Your Identity, by Alice Fomen
"Don't Slam the Door Behind You", by Gabriela Covaci
Our Father’s Fathers, by Carol Donohue
The Hero’s Journey in Story and Life, by Nina Munteanu
Did we make you curious to find out more?
Join us on November 7 to share our joy of launching the first anthology written by some IWA members!
There will be books available, to ask your favourite authors to autograph your copy!
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If you cannot make it, you can get the book from Amazon (Kindle, paperback formats). It's already #1 Amazon bestseller in Canada!
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07Z5T6D3P
Immigrant Writers Association (IWA)/ Association des écrivains immigrants (AEI): http://immigrantwriters.com

9. Toronto Queer Film Festival & Symposium: “Stonewall 50” (November 7-10, 2019)
Stonewall 50: Toronto Queer Film Festival & Symposium
November 7-10, 2019
Jackman Hall and OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario
torontoqueerfilmfest.com
https://www.facebook.com/torontoqueerfilmfest
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Registration for the symposium is required
Sliding scale general admission full symposium pass: $40-$60
Full-time permanent faculty/donors/supporters full symposium pass: $200
Day passes: $10-$20
No one turned away for lack of funds
This year the Toronto Queer Film Festival commemorates 50 years of impolite and uncompromising queer defiance with its theme Stonewall 50.
While the Stonewall Uprising is often characterized as the “birth” of a western LGBT civil rights movement, we remember Stonewall as a site of queer and trans rebellion against a long history of state violence and neglect that continues to this day.
Highlighting connections between the past, present, and future of queer revolution and resistance, the 2019 Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases cutting-edge queer short and feature films. In addition to the festival, TQFF is hosting a Stonewall 50 symposium, a unique gathering of artists, critics, scholars, and performers from across Canada and around the globe to discuss the future of queer and trans media arts activism. Full schedule for the symposium is copied below.
Accessibility
All TQFF events are “pay what you can” and are wheelchair accessible. All screenings will be closed-captioned and/or ASL-interpreted. Both of our locations will have a prearranged waiting area with seating for audience members who need it prior to the doors opening for every event.
Both venues have gender neutral washrooms.
TQFF also wishes to thank our symposium partners for their support this year: York University Sexuality Studies Program, University of Toronto Centre for Comparative Literature, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and the Film Studies Association of Canada
Friday, November 8, 2019
Session 1 (2pm-4pm) Migration & Diaspora
Jaya Jacobo, A Transfeminist Critique of Gender in the Global South: Two Cinematic Instances from the Philippines
Yara El Safi, Steps into Fire
Gregorio Pablo Rodríguez-Arbolay Jr., Homonationalism & Queer of Colour Cultural Representation in Post-Referendum Québec
Session 2 (4pm-6pm) Keynote: Samra Habib, We Have Always Been Here
Moderated by Laila Malik
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Session 3 (11am-1pm) Being Other Elsewhere
Daniel Zacariotti and Anelise Molina, Bixa Travesty - struggle and celebration of the woman's cock
Abdullah Qureshi, Traversing Darkrooms: The Lure Of The Glory Hole
Balca Arda, A Match Boy in Toronto
Lunch (1pm-2pm)
Session 4 (2pm-4pm) Don’t Believe the ‘69 Hype!
Ryan Conrad, Andil Gosine, Tom Hooper, and Emma McKenna
Session 5 (4pm-6pm) Reaching Toward the Horizon: The Futures of Queer Cinema
Elegance Bratton, Jesse Rovenelli, and Michelle Mohabeer
Moderated by Maude Matton
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Session 6 (11am-1pm) Digital Memories
Stefanie Duguay, Parties no one will raid: Homonormative LGBTQ social organizing in the gig economy
Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer (AKA Squinky), How Making Videogames Turned Me Into a Depressed Gay Communist
Ali Adenwala, Fragments of a Shattered Urn: Queering the Map, Collective Memory, and the Globalization of the Stonewall Myth
Lunch (1pm-2pm)
Session 7 (2pm-4pm) Fuck the Police
Jordana Greenblatt, Hey, Pig
Ronald Cummings, Montreal 1969: Black and Queer Archives Revisited
Cheryl Thompson, From BLMTO to Marci Ien: The Misrepresention of Police Violence Against Black Women
Session 8 (4pm-6pm) Closing Keynote: Art & Activism at the End of the World
In conversation with Natalie Kouri-Towe and Natalie Loveless

10. Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at UofT Research Seminar Series (November 13+ 27, 2019)

WGSI Research Seminar Series:
Dr. Richa Nagar: Hungry Translations in Search of Justice
Date: Wed November 13th, 2019
Time: 4-6:00 PM
Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Richa Nagar’s transgenre and multilingual scholarship, creative writing, and cultural work in English, Hindi/ Hindustani, and Awadhi blurs the borders of academia, arts, and activism to build alliances with people’s struggles and to engage questions of ethics, responsibility, and justice through knowledge making. She is Professor of the College in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she holds a Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence and a Beverly and Richard Fink Professorship in Liberal Arts. Richa has worked closely with the Sangtin movement of farmers and laborers in India, and she has co-built a multi-sited community theatre project called Parakh. She is a founding co-editor of the online, open-access, open-genre journal, AGITATE! Unsettling Knowledges. Her publications in
English and Hindi include eight monographs and edited volumes, and dozens of articles, essays, stories, poems, and plays. The books in English include Playing with Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism through Seven Lives in India (2006), A World of Difference: Encountering and Contesting Development, 2nd edition (2009), Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (2010), Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism (2014), and Hungry Translations: Relearning the World Through Radical Vulnerability (2019).
Dr. Prabha Kotiswaran: Governance Feminism: Assessing Feminist Realities and Futures
Date: Wed November 27, 2019
Time: 4-6:00 PM
Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Dr Prabha Kotiswaran is Professor of Law & Social Justice at King’s College London. Her main areas of research include criminal law, transnational criminal law, sociology of law, postcolonial theory and feminist legal theory.
My talk will discuss the key themes of a project that I have engaged in with my collaborators (Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouche & Hila Shamir) that resulted in two books Governance Feminism: An Introduction and Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (University of Minnesota Press, 2018, 2019). The Governance Feminism books seek to understand how some feminists and feminist ideas—but by no means all—have entered into state and state-like power in recent years. Being a feminist can qualify you for a job in the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the local prosecutor’s office, or the child welfare agency. However governance feminism emerges from traditional sites of state power as well as from various forms of governance and operating at the grassroots level, in the private sector, in civil society, and in international relations. My talk will address our key findings from the Governance Feminism project before presenting my work from the two books on the role of feminist law reform projects in addressing violence against women in India. I conclude by asking how we might assess feminist successes and failures. What responsibility do we shoulder for the outcomes of our work? What compromises and strange allies do we make along the way? Ultimately, I ask if feminism can foster a critique of its own successes?

11. Osgoode Hall Law School: “Justice for Soli: Mental Health, Solitary Confinement and the Use of Force in Prison” (November 13, 2019)
Yusuf Faqiri is Soleiman Faqiri’s brother, an advocate for mental health justice in corrections
Nancy Chabonneau is a Toronto-based prison lawyer. She studied law at McGill University and has been practising prison law since 2005, mostly in the area of federal parole.
November 13, 2019
12:30-2:00pm
Osgoode Hall Law School
RM 2027
RSVP: Justice for Soli
JUSTICE FOR SOLI:  MENTAL HEALTH, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND THE USE OF FORCE IN PRISION
Soleiman Faqiri was a 30 year old Afghan-Canadian with schizophrenia who died while incarcerated. He was arrested on December 4, 2016 on charges of assault and uttering threats. He was held at the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay, Ontario while awaiting treatment for mental illness. Eleven days later, he was found dead in his cell after an altercation with prison guards. The Coroner’s report revealed that Soleiman had more than 50 bodily injuries caused by “blunt impact trauma”. He had also been pepper-sprayed twice. An investigation by the CBC’s, The Fifth Estate, heard eye witness accounts of a brutal beating. No charges were laid against the guards involved. In January 2019, Soleiman’s family sued the province, alleging Charter, tort and negligence liability for the use of “excessive force” causing death.

12. Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (IFLS) at Osgoode: "Feminism's Medicine: Risk, Race, Gender, and Law in the Aids Epidemic" by Aziza Ahmed (November 14, 2019)

FEMINISM’S MEDICINE: RISK, RACE, GENDER,
AND LAW IN THE AIDS EPIDEMIC
Speaker: Professor Aziza Ahmed,
Northeastern School of Law
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2019
12:30 – 2:30, ROOM 2027,
Osgoode Hall Law School
Kindly RSVP https://bit.ly/2PwZRpo
How did the world come to see women as “at risk” for HIV? How did a disease of men come to kill women? Against a linear narrative of scientific discovery and progress, Feminism’s Medicine argues that it was women’s rights lawyers and activists that fundamentally altered the legal and scientific response to the epidemic by changing core conceptions of who was at risk of contracting HIV.  In other words, feminists not only changed the legal governance of AIDS, they altered the scientific trajectory of the epidemic.  In doing so, they moved resources towards women in the epidemic.  Feminists advocated for women to be seen as a risk group for HIV in multiple locations: in U.S. administrative agencies, courthouses across the country, as well as in global governance institutions. The talk will consider the impact of a diverse range of feminisms for its impact on scientific ideas, legal reform agendas, and the distributional consequences of feminist engagement in the AIDS epidemic.
Aziza Ahmed is Associate Professor of Law at Northeastern School of Law. She is an expert in health law, human rights, property law, international law, and development. Her interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on issues of both domestic and international law. Join the IFLS for this talk.
For more info visit https://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca/

13. Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) Panel discussion: “Mining, Injustice and Women: Issues for Canadians” (November 18, 2019)
“Mining, Injustice, and Women: Issues for Canadians”
Almost half of the head offices of publicly listed mining operations worldwide are registered in Canada.
Widespread, well-documented abuse and injustice associated with mining have a disproportionately negative impact on the lives of women – particularly in mining communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
"I want a world where... women and communities are empowered.... We must build that empowerment together so that every woman can stand up for herself and others.” Gladys Mauhusa of WOMIN (African Women United Against Destructive Resource Extraction)
WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2019 1 - 3 pm
WHERE: Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West
OUR PANELISTS:
Rachel Small, Community Organizer with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Jim Davis, Africa Partnerships Coordinator at KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Erin Simpson, past Legal Counsel to the Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability (CNCA)
Rachel, Jim and Erin will share their perspectives on Canadian global mining practices, impacts on women and families, and avenues and actions to limit harm and increase corporate accountability.
Everyone is welcome at no charge, but donations are appreciated.
Please reserve a space by registering at eventbrite.ca
https://miningandwomen.eventbrite.ca
This event is sponsored by the GTA branch of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) in support of the UN Women’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign.

CALLS:

1. Fulbright Canada Webinar Materials and Fulbright Scholar Award Call for Applications (November 1, 2019)
On October 17th, Fulbright Canada hosted a webinar about the Fulbright Scholar Awards.
Please visit the following link to access the recording of the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coMnyIJJASU&feature=youtu.be
For your convenience, the application instructions and presentation are attached.
Please see below for details on the Fulbright Canada - Call for Applications.
Fulbright Canada recently announced a Call for Applications for its Canadian Scholar Awards 2020-2021 Program. This program strengthens binational collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries.
Objective
To provide opportunities for Canadian and American scholars to lecture, research, and study in the other country.  It further aims to enhance the study of Canada and the United States, and to encourage and broaden research efforts in the wide range of subjects pertaining to the relationship between the two countries.
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian and American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States and Canada, respectively. Awards available to Canadian scholars post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals include:
1)Visiting Research Chairs Program
This program enables exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year.
Eligibility
Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and hold a Ph. D. or have the equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate.  Please see guidelines for additional eligibility requirements.
Value
US $25,000 per academic semester (4 months).  Basic health insurance is also provided, along with visa services and on campus support. Enrichment opportunities are available through the Fulbright Mobility Initiative in Canada and the Outreach Lecturing Fund in the United States. Faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with Fulbright support.
Duration
4 months
Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2019
Agency deadline – November 15, 2019
For further information on the Visiting Research Chairs program, please visit:
https://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/visiting-chairs-program-can.html
2)Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award
The awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centres of their choice in the United States.
Value
US $12,500 for one semester, beginning in September 2020 or January 2021.  A Health Benefit Plan is also provided. Enrichment opportunities in the United States are available through the Outreach Lecturing Funds. Faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with Fulbright support.
Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2019
Agency deadline – November 15, 2019
For further information on the Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards program, please visit:
https://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/traditional-awards-2.html
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

2. Call for Participants: LGBTQ2S Focus Group in Markham and Ajax (November 2, 2019)
If you or your friends or family identify as LGBTQ2S and live in Markham or Ajax, on November 2 and 3 I'll be running 4 2-hour focus groups for which participants will receive an honorarium of $30. The dates, times and locations are listed below:
Markham Public Library, Village Branch, 6031 Hwy. 7 -November 2nd , 2:30-4:30pm
Markham Public Library, Cornell Branch, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue - November 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm
Ajax Public Library , Main Branch , 55 Harwood Avenue South - November 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm + November 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm
During the focus groups, participants will be asked to help create a group map of their city. This means locating where LGBTQ2S people feel a sense of belonging, safety, and comfort; feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and unwelcome; and the resources, services, activities, and spaces they use. We hope that these maps will contribute to building a sense of LGBTQ2S community and belonging.
If LGBTQ2S participants are interested in continuing to work with us, the second part of this research involves photographing LGBTQ2S everyday life in the city and talking to us one-on-one about these photographs and the experiences they represent. These interviews will last 1 hour and at the end participants will receive an honourarium of $50 for their photographs and the interview.
If you have any recommendations of individuals who you think would like to participate, could you please forward this information to them and encourage them to email Alison Bain at abain@yorku.ca or yourLGBTQ2Scity@gmail.com.

3. Feminist Art Collective Call for Residency Submission: Artists Residency Florence, Italy (November 14, 2019)
SESSION DATES: July 11th to July 25th, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 14th, 2019
The Feminist Art Residency will be in its sixth year in 2020. Normally held on Toronto Islands, this year the Feminist Art Collective will also be holding a residency in Florence at the OCAD University Studios.
This is an exciting new partnership with OCAD University that will allow for artists living afar and from Toronto to experience the FAC Residency in a new location.
For a PDF of the residency call click here https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/about/FLORENCE-2019-2020-PROMO-FAC.pdf.pdf
This unique location, in the Florence, the city that birthed the Italian Renaissance, will provide an unprecedented context for feminist art critique.
A location rich in the history of patriarchal colonization will provide a rich backdrop discussion, community building and research.
Florence and the Renaissance art on display there, is largely seen as the moment in European history in which gender roles were enforced along extreme religious lines. The subjugation of women was propagated through paintings and statues of Mary’s life throughout the city, the virgin, the pregnancy and the annunciation.
As such, Florence provides an inspiring context in which to situate a responsive and feminist critical art production.
To respond to this context and inspire our participating artists, the programming will include a focused feminist tour of the Uffizi, as well as talk with Advancing Women Artists, a unique group of women art historians and restorers who are working hard to re-write art HISstory to include all artists.
We are an interdisciplinary residency, accepting applications from visual artists, writers, art historians, theatre practitioners, spoken word poets, curators, dancers, musicians and performance artists. Programming will also include engaging talks with artists, activists and scholars, feminist focused cultural activities, community dinners, aperitvo meet ups group critiques and workshops. The residency will culminate in an Open Studio Exhibition which is promoted and marketed to the public via press kits and extensive community outreach.
MISSION The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, ageism, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, gender-based violence, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is positive, celebratory, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans-inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in a community exhibition at the end of the two weeks.
SUBMISSION DETAILS The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply: artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Two-Spirit Folks, Queer, Trans and Non-Binary / Gender-Nonconforming People.
SPECIAL NOTES: FAC is a volunteer-run organization and as such does not have scholarships or subsidies to offer for the residency. The residency fees will be used to pay visiting artists, workshop leaders, and facilitators. However, many of our past residency artists have been successful in attaining grants and funding from institutions in their countries. Extensive letters of support and mentorship with this process can be provided by FAC for these purposes.
Travel and accommodation are not included in the participation fee
Submissions are accepted until the November 14th, 2019 deadline.
Email PDF submissions to: torontofac@gmail.com With the subject line FAC FLORENCE RESIDENCY please include:
1) 250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.
2) Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / Video links / or PDF of current written work.
3) Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.
4) On your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.
5) If you have an accessibility item to share please indicate this in your letter of intent. Successful applicants will be required to pay the $1,050 CAD (+HST) participation fee by January 20th, 2020
COST: The cost for the 14 days is $1,050 CAD (+HST). The fee includes your shared studio, museum entrance, workshops, talks, all community programming and the exhibition coordination and marketing. This fee will go to pay the labour of the facilitators, workshop leaders and rental of the studio.

4. Feminist Art Collective Call for Residency Submission: Artscape Gibraltar Point Toronto, Canada, Toronto Islands (December 2, 2019)
SESSION DATES: July 20 to August 4
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 2nd, 2019
https://ilenesova.cmail19.com/t/i-i-pkrnuk-l-n/
The FAC residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, ageism, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, gender-based violence, and Islamophobic policies. We aim to create a space that is positive, celebratory, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans-inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in a community exhibition at the end of the two weeks.
SUBMISSION DETAILS: The FAC art residency invites multidisciplinary artists from various practices such as literature, dance, video art, visual arts, theatre, design, makers, music, comic arts. We strongly encourage artists who experience multiple forms of oppression to apply: artists with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, two-spirit folks, queer, trans and non-binary / gender-nonconforming people. The fee for the residency includes your sleeping quarters, a large shared studio space, programmed facilitation with guest speakers and critiques, group activities, excursions, and a final exhibition with a reception
SPECIAL NOTE: FAC is a volunteer-run organization and as such does not have scholarships or subsidies to offer for the residency. The residency fees will be used to pay visiting artists, workshop leaders, and facilitators. However, many of our past residency artists have been successful in attaining grants and funding from institutions in their countries. Extensive letters of support can be provided by FAC for these purposes.
Once the call is open, submissions will be accepted until the set deadline. Email PDF submissions to torontofac@gmail.com
250-500 bio and bio photo for the FAC website. In your bio include a statement on how you politically self-identify.
Website link (if available) or 5 JPEGS / video links / or PDF of current written work.
Letter of intent (250-500 words) for your work plans at the residency.
In your letter of intent indicate if you are applying for a private or shared space.
If you have an accessibility item to share, please indicate this in your letter of intent.

5. Call for Nominations: Gerda Henkel Prize 2020 (January 17, 2020)

The Gerda Henkel Foundation’s Board of Trustees has invited individuals and institutions to nominate candidates for the Gerda Henkel Prize 2020. This Prize, valued at €100,000, recognizes outstanding researchers in the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Foundation (primarily historical humanities).
Both institutions and individuals may nominate candidates; however each institution or individual may nominate only one candidate. Note that self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be received by the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s office by 17 January 2020.
Gerda Henkel Program Details
The Gerda Henkel Prize was established in 2006 and is awarded every two years to excellent and internationally acclaimed researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in the following disciplines:
Archaeology
Art History
Historical Islamic Studies
History
History of Law
History of Science
Prehistory and Early History
As well, the Foundation will accept nominations from researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in areas supported by the Foundation, including those related to its special program “Security, Society and the State”; young scholars in the humanities in both Africa and Southeast Asia; its “Patrimonies” initiative that promotes the preservation of cultural heritage, specifically in regions experiencing crisis; and research that places current challenging issues in a greater historical context through its “Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat” and “Lost Cities, Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world” funding programs. See the Foundation’s website for more details on these areas of interest: https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/en/ .
Please see the Gerda Henkel Foundation website for full details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process: https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/en/prize.
Institutional Support for Nomination Development
The Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) team will offer support in the development of nominations. Interested nominees are asked to notify Abby Vogus (by email to avogus@yorku.ca) by November 1, 2019.
Contact: Abby Vogus, SIRI Specialist, avogus@yorku.ca, ext. 44670.

6. Call for Papers: Modernisms, Inside & Out- 4th Conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (January 15, 2020)
Modernisms, Inside & Out
The 4th conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
http://cwahi.concordia.ca
Toronto, 20 – 22 August 2020 NEW DATES
A collaboration between Concordia University, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection & Ryerson University’s Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre.
In 2020 the McMichael Canadian Art Collection will launch Uninvited, a major exhibition on women and art in the 1920s and 30s, and the Art Gallery of Ontario will highlight work by female artists in the decades before the First World War. Together, the exhibitions offer an important opportunity to reassess women’s visual and material engagements with the modern as a cultural force in Canada. The social changes effected by modernization brought significant advances for many women:  full legal personhood, new careers, the vote, and increasing opportunities for public and artistic leadership. For others, however, modernity brought exclusion and repression. As racialized rhetoric intensified, immigration policy tightened and settlers sought to eliminate Indigenous cultural expression or confine it to the past. Economic transformation endangered pre-industrial ways of life and their attendant cultural forms, but also stimulated new kinds of artistic production.
How did the visual and material cultures of Canadian women position them inside and out of the modern? And how does the art that women made turn modernism itself inside-out?
A rich history of scholarly investigation exists to support this inquiry. In the 1980s and 90s, feminist scholars of European and American art critiqued modernism and the cultural apparatus that supported it, arguing that women had effectively been constituted as modernism’s excluded other. Since then, investigations of anti-modernism as a cultural force in Canada have called attention to the political, linguistic, and economic tensions that led many to search for alternatives. Most recently, studies of multiple modernities and global modernisms have asked us to rethink the boundaries and priorities of a field of study too-long defined by Euro-American exemplars. What new insights emerge when we bring the focalizing lens of Canadian women’s experiences to these discussions?
The 4th conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative welcomes papers that respond to this question across all forms of material and visual culture. Case studies and broader analyses are welcome, as are new methodologies for studying un(der)explored Canadian women artists inside and outside of Canada. Modern formations cross time, geographies, cultures, and media; we invite your engagement with current debates that help us to better understand this diversity.
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2020. Please email a working title, a 150-word abstract and a 2-page cv to cwahi.conference@gmail.com<mailto:cwahi.conference@gmail.com>. Graduate students should also forward a letter of support from their supervisor. Selections will be made by 30 March 2020. Any inquiries may be directed to kristina.huneault@concordia.ca<mailto:kristina.huneault@concordia.ca>
Veuillez noter les nouvelles dates, qui évitent un conflit avec le congrès AAUC
APPEL À COMMUNICATION
Modernismes, par-delà les limites
Quatrième colloque du Réseau d’étude sur l’histoire des artistes canadiennes
http://cwahi.concordia.ca
Toronto, 20 – 22  août 2020 : NOUVELLES DATES
Ce colloque est une collaboration entre l’Université Concordia, le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario, la Collection McMichael d’art canadien et le Centre de recherche sur la littérature et la culture modernes de l’Université Ryerson.
En 2020, la Collection McMichael d’art canadien accueillera une grande exposition intitulée Uninvited (« sans invitation ») qui sera consacrée aux femmes et à l’art des années 1920 et 1930. Pour sa part, le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario présentera des œuvres réalisées par des femmes artistes dans les décennies précédant la Première Guerre mondiale. Conjointement, ces deux expositions proposeront une plateforme incontournable pour réévaluer les contributions visuelles et matérielles des femmes à l’art moderne en tant que dynamique culturelle au Canada. Pour de nombreuses femmes, les bouleversements sociaux entraînés par la modernisation se sont accompagnés d’importantes avancées. Signalons pour mémoire l’acquisition de la personnalité juridique, les nouvelles possibilités de carrière, le droit de vote et la multiplication des occasions d’exercer un rôle important dans les domaines public et artistique. Pour d’autres, la modernité a plutôt été synonyme d’exclusion et de répression. Parallèlement à l’intensification d’une rhétorique racialisée, les politiques en matière d’immigration se sont durcies, et les colonisateurs ont tenté de réduire à néant l’expression culturelle autochtone ou, à tout le moins, de la confiner au passé. Si les transformations économiques ont compromis les styles de vie préindustriels et leurs formes culturelles, elles ont également favorisé l’émergence de nouveaux modes de production artistique.
Comment les Canadiennes ont-elles inscrit leur culture visuelle et matérielle au sein et hors du modernisme? Comment leurs réalisations artistiques ont-elles provoqué une apostasie de ce courant?
Une riche anthologie de recherches critiques étaie ce questionnement. Dans les années 1980 et 1990, des spécialistes féministes de l’art européen et américain ont désavoué le modernisme et l’appareil culturel le soutenant. Elles affirmaient qu’en réalité, les femmes se sont vu imposer le rôle de cet autre qu’excluait le modernisme. Depuis, des études sur l’antimodernisme ont dévoilé les tensions politiques, linguistiques et économiques qui ont provoqué chez plusieurs un désir de trouver d’autres modes de vie que ceux qui avaient été proposés par la modernité. Par ailleurs, des recherches récentes sur les modernités plurielles et les modernismes mondiaux nous ont obligés à repenser les limites et les priorités d’un champ d’études défini depuis trop longtemps selon des modèles occidentaux. En abordant les modernismes sous l’angle du vécu des Canadiennes, quelles nouvelles perspectives peuvent-elles émerger?

7. Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Decolonial Histories,” with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon (January 31, 2019)
Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Decolonial Histories,” with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
Date of Conference: Friday, April 24, 2020
The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce its fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. Graduate students are invited to submit papers and panel proposals on the theme of Decolonial Histories: Imperialism, Resistance, and Liberation. This international conference hopes to focus attention on the experiences and transnational connections of colonialism, decolonial resistance, liberation movements, and related subjects. Each year this event has provided graduate students from across the world with a venue to network, engage with innovative scholarship from multiple disciplines, and receive feedback on their research projects from fellow students as well as established scholars.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at The New School. A leading scholar of the “decolonial turn,” Professor Dhillon’s work spans the fields of colonialism studies, the anthropology of the state, critical Indigenous studies, environmental justice, anti-racist feminism, political ecology, and youth studies. She is the author of Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention (2017) and the coeditor of Standing With Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (2019). Her latest research focuses on developing an anticolonial critique of the environmental justice movement by examining Indigenous political movements working against extractivism, including the resistance at Standing Rock.
Paper and panel proposals from all disciplines, regions, and historical periods are welcome. Potential topics of inquiry may include:
Imperialism, colonial projects, and decolonial resistance
Assimilation and exclusion • Forced relocation and removal
Nationalism, internationalism, transnationalism, and national indifference
Colonial technologies of control in education, health, carceral states, and migration
Decolonizing the media, popular culture, counterculture, and public history
Settler colonialism
Gender, racial, and class conformity
Liberation ideologies
Racial solidarity and activism
Feminist and Queer movements
Indigenous movements
Linguistic communities
Panethnic movements, pan-nationalism, and revolutionary nationalism
Third-Worldism
Other related topics
Please direct all inquiries and submissions to stonybrookhgsa@gmail.com. Submissions are due by January 31, 2020. They should include the following in a single document (PDF or Word):
Paper title and a brief abstract (100–200 words) that includes several thematic keywords to help the organizing committee sort papers into coherent panels
Short curriculum vitae (one page) that includes the presenter’s name, institution, and program of study
For panel proposals, submit a panel topic description (100–200 words) along with all other materials requested above
Accepted applicants will be informed no later than February 28, 2020, and will be asked to submit their full papers by April 3, 2020.
This conference will be held on the main campus of Stony Brook University, located an hour and a half east of New York City by car and accessible from New England via the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry. It is also directly serviced by the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, which runs from New York City. On-campus lodging will be available at a reduced conference rate through the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook.
The Stony Brook HGSA acknowledges that this conference will be held on the territory of the Setalcott people. The conference organizers honor the Setalcott, along with the Unkechaug, Shinnecock, Matinnecock, Montaukett, and all the other Indigenous nations of Long Island.
We look forward to reviewing your paper and panel proposals.

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Full Time Professorial Stream, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies, The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada (November 1, 2019)
York University, The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, Toronto, Canada
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream -Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Discipline/Field: Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Health Policy and Management Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Black Disability Studies, Transnational Human Rights, and Intersectional Social Justice at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (open rank) to commence July 1, 2020. We seek an outstanding scholar in Black Disability Studies with the capacity to lead in this emerging area of research, scholarship, and social change. Possible areas of expertise include: critical approaches to disability and health in the context of historical legacies of slavery, capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism; social theory that integrates local and global analyses of class, gender, and anti-Black racism; critical interventions into local, state, and inter-and supra-national legal, policy, convention, and treaty regimes; and disability, health, embodiment, and resistance in Critical Black Studies. Commensurate with rank, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or rising eminence as a researcher as evidenced by a sustainable program of research related to the areas of expertise as well as a suitable combination of academic publications and funding, community-based equity-focused projects, international work in disability policy and human rights, policy development, cultural production, and innovative approaches to equity and social justice. The successful candidate will contribute teaching and supervision to our interdisciplinary program in Critical Disability Studies, to our undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Policy and Equity, and to the planning and implementation of an undergraduate program in Critical Disability Studies. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence (commensurate with their rank), in teaching and graduate supervision and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Successful experience in teaching in critical disability studies and/or a related field is required. Pedagogical innovation in areas such as community-based learning, experiential education, studio-based, and technology-enhanced learning is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in a highly productive and collegial academic community. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion by the start of the appointment, in one of a number of different disciplines (e.g., Sociology, Law, Economics, Research Methods, Public Policy, Political Science, Heath Policy, Gender Studies, International Human Rights, Law and Society, History, Cultural Studies, or other related fields) so long as they have substantive background and focus in Black Disability Studies and/or Black Health Studies. A background in Critical Theory, Policy, and Human Rights is required. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier free work place and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Chair of the School, Professor Marina Morrow at shpm@yorku.ca. This selection will be limited to candidates who self-identify as Black scholars. York University values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program applies to women, visible minorities (members of racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in all categories that are applicable. The AA Program can be found athttp://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. For AA self-identification for this position the form can be found
here:http://health.yorku.ca/files/2019/08/Academic_applicants_self-identification-form_SHPM_July29_2019.pdf. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found athttp://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should send a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier inclusive of teaching evaluations, as well as three signed letters of reference to Professor Marina Morrow, Chair, School of Health Policy & Management (c/o Domenica Lam) by email at shpm@yorku.ca
Posting End Date: November 1, 2019

2. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Photography (Teaching Stream), School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 4, 2019)
Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream -Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Photography
Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Home Department/Area/Division: Visual Art & Art History
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
The Department of Visual Art and Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in photography at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. A Ph.D. or an MFA with a substantial record of professional experience in photography is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy
and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching photography and to studio program design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. The successful candidate will have an innovative approach to teaching studio arts, a broad perspective on photography as well as the ability to teach both analog and digital technologies. The candidate may have experience in experimental/alternative photographic processes and time-based media (including video and/or animation). Through their teaching and their own studio practice, applicants for this position must demonstrate technical expertise and conceptual rigour in photography that would enable them to teach foundational techniques, intermediate and advanced photo-based courses and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The position involves undergraduate teaching for majors and non-majors, TA supervision, studio and lecture courses including on-line course delivery. The Department of Visual Arts & Art History of York University is one of the leaders in art history and art practice in Canada. Recent renovations of undergraduate studio spaces, expansion of the MFA studios, and a visual art study centre are contributing to the growth of the department. The department is committed to teaching critical issues in art and art history, and to the ongoing development of programs in all studies and studio areas. York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Rose LeCoche, Search Committee Secretary at rlecoche@yorku.ca. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found athttp://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found
at:http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found athttp://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 4, 2019. Applicants should submit:
• a signed letter of application outlining professional experience
• an up-to-date curriculum vitae
• a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching [i.e., sample course outlines, student rating, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy]. This may be accompanied by a Teaching Philosophy document.
• appropriate documentation of research/studio practice (website, digital photography, etc.) as evidence of teachable skills
• a completed Work Status Declaration form (http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form)
• the names and email addresses of three referees who can address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Reference letters will only be requested for long-listed candidates.
Complete application packages should to be sent to Rose LeCoche, Search Committee Secretary, at rlecoche@yorku.ca or in hard copy to: Department of Visual Arts and Art History, School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3.
Posting End Date: November 4, 2019

3. Job Opportunity: Curatorial Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada (November 10, 2019)
Centre Canadien d’Architecture / Canadian Centre for ArchitectureDESCRIPTION D’EMPLOIIdentification de l’emploiTitre de l’emploi:Coordonnateur curatorialDivision:ProgrammesSupérieur immédiat:Conservateur, ArchitecturecontemporaineStatut : Contractuel (3 ans), temps plein (35h/semaine)Période d’affichage : Du 21octobreau 10novembre2019Entrée en poste:Dès que possibleSommaire de l’emploiLe Centre Canadien d'Architecture est une institution qui contribueau contenu culturel de notre époque, alimentant une conversation cruciale avec le public. Le coordonnateur curatorialtravailleradans ladivision des programmes du CCA.Cette divisioneffectue de la recherche et organise des expositions et des programmes publics comme une forme de production culturelle. Elle permet desuggérer de nouvelles perspectives pourle débat en architecture en tant que catalyseur denouvelles recherches.Les responsabilités de cet emploi comprennent la coordination des projets d’exposition, de publications et de programmes publics de la division Programmes. Le titulaire est appelé à effectuer de la recherche dans le cadre de développement du projet. Il transige avec des collaborateurs et entreprises de production externes de même qu’avec les divisions et services du CCA.Principales responsabilités de l’emploiEffectuer de la recherche•Effectuer des recherches reliées aux projets d’exposition, de publications et des programmes publics et proposer du contenu pour des projets spécifiques (incluant la recherche iconographique, bibliographique et les droits de reproduction)•Contribuer au développement du contenu des programmes au CCA avec les commissaires et l’équipe curatoriale•Rechercher et proposer des collaborateurs et contributeurs externes pour les programmes du CCA •Faire la recherche et la préparation des textes et contenus requis pour les programmes du CCA•Exposer les projets de la division des programmes du CCA aux visiteurs ou invités, lorsque requis
Centre Canadien d’Architecture / Canadian Centre for ArchitectureCoordination de projets d’exposition, de publications et de programmes publics•Coordonner l’ensemble des étapes d’un projet initié par le CCA ou en coproduction avec d’autres institutions, de l’étape de la recherche jusqu’à l’étape du montage et de l’archivage en appliquant la méthodologie de gestion de projet•Assurer le lien dans la division, avec les autres services du CCA et/ou les collaborateurs externes pour toutes les étapes et tous les éléments d’appui au projet•Élaborerl’échéancier global de production et d’installation des expositions, organiser et animer les réunions des équipes de projets et travailler avec l’équipe de projets et les consultants externes afin de développer un plan de travail.•Faire les démarches auprès de tous les départements concernés pour s’assurer d’obtenir le matériel et les informations selon les échéanciers prévus•Identifier et repérer les objets pour les expositions et les publications ainsi que les prêteurs qui s’y rattachent•Coordonner le transfert des contenus non édités (textes et images) pour les publications•Rédigerdu contenu du site web du CCAet des outils de communicationdans le cadre d’un projetQualifications requises pour l’emploi•Niveau de scolarité : Maîtriseen architecture, en histoire de l’architecture ou histoire de l’art ou ses domaines connexes•Nombre d’années d’expérience pertinente requises : 1 à 3 ans encoordination de projets(expérience curatorialeest un atout définitif)Autres compétences•Maîtrise du français et de l’anglais, parlés et écrits, capacité à rédiger et à réviser des documents•Habiletés en planification et gestion des échéanciers•Bonneshabiletés informatiques•Connaissance avancée de la méthodologie de gestion de projet•Souplesse d’horaire•Connaissance en architecture numérique et des technologies assistées par ordinateurVeuillez soumettre votre candidature (CV et lettre de présentation, en français ou en anglais) par courriel à l’adresse rh@cca.qc.ca, au plus tard le 10novembre2019, à l’attention du Service des ressources humaines, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, 1920, rue Baile, Montréal (Québec)H3H 2S6. Seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés. Veuillez ne pas téléphoner. Le CCA a une politique d’équité en matière d’emploi. L’utilisation du genre masculin n’a pour but que d'alléger le texte et comprend le genre féminin.Pour connaître toutes les opportunités d’emploi au CCA, visitez notre site web.
Job title: Curatorial Coordinator
Division: Programs
Supervisor: Curator, Contemporary Architecture
Status: Contractual (3 years), full time (35h/week)
Posting period: 21 October to 10 November 2019
Job entry: As soon as possible
Job Summary
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an institution responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial conversation with the audience. The Curatorial Coordinator will operate within the CCA Programs division. The Programs division researches and organizes exhibitions and public programs as a form of cultural production to suggest new perspectives for architecture debate as catalyst for original inquiry.
The main responsibilities of this position are the coordination of projects pertaining to exhibitions, publishing and public programs for the Programs division. The successful candidate will do research as part of the project development process, and work with outside collaborators and production companies and with other CCA divisions and departments.
Key responsibilities
Research and Curatorial Work
• Perform research related to exhibition, publishing and public-programs projects and propose content for specific projects (including iconographic, bibliographic and reproduction-rights research)
• Contribute to the development of CCA program content, working with guest-curators, assisting Curator Contemporary Architecture and the curatorial team
• Research and propose outside collaborators and contributors for CCA programs
• Research and prepare texts and contents required for CCA programs
• Present the CCA Programs division’s projects to visitors and guests when required
Coordination of exhibition, publishing and public program projects
• Coordinate all phases of a project initiated by the CCA or co-produced with other institutions, from the research phase to final production and archiving, using the project management methodology
• Handle contact between the division, other CCA departments and/or outside collaborators for all phases and all project-support elements
• Prepare the master production and installation schedule for exhibitions, organize and lead project team meetings and work with the project team and outside consultants to create a work plan
• Work with all departments involved in order to ensure that materials and information are obtained as per the planned schedule
• Identify and locate objects for exhibitions and publications, along with the appropriate lenders
• Coordinate the transfer of unedited contents (texts and images) to publications
• Write CCA website content and communication tools related to projects
Required qualifications
• Education: Master’s degree in architecture, architectural history or art history or related discipline
• Number of years of relevant experience: 1 to 3 years in project coordination (Proven curatorial experience is a definite asset)
Other competencies
• Fluency in written and spoken English and French, ability to write and revise documents
• Ability to plan and manage schedules
• Good computer skills
• Advanced knowledge of project management methodology
• Flexible schedule
• Knowledge in digital architecture and computer aided technologies
Please submit your application (resume and cover letter, in English or French) by email to rh@cca.qc.ca to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6. The application deadline is 10 November. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call.
The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.
For all CCA existing job opportunities, visit our website: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/63246/cca.qc.ca/opportunities

4. Job Opportunity: Dean, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada (November 15, 2019)
Bold, ambitious, dynamic, and truly global: these are but a few words that capture the unique character of Canada’s 3rd largest university, a university that provides a broad demographic of students with access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment committed to the public good. Located in Toronto—one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the world—and home to more than 55,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, York U is dedicated to academic excellence and tackling the most pressing issues of our time. With 11 Faculties, 25 research centres, and partnerships with approximately 347 universities worldwide, this is an exciting chapter for the University as it continues to innovate and amplify its impact at home and around the world. It is within this context that the University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education. One of the top ten Faculties of its kind in the country, the Faculty of Education provides an inspiring and empowering environment for students to cultivate their interests, actively contribute to the evolution of education in the broadest sense, and become powerful catalysts for change. Its programs are distinctive (they include the BA in Educational Studies, a Master of Leadership and Community Engagement, and the Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education program), its research and community initiatives are impactful and receive national and international attention (including the Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab and the $4.5MBorderless Higher Education for Refugees Project),and its partnerships with schools, boards, and organizations are deep and meaningful. Overall, the Faculty’s programs, research, and partnerships embody its commitment to equity, diversity, community, collaboration, interdisciplinarity and social justice, and its community of distinguished scholars, alumni, students, and staff play a central role in reinventing education for an increasingly complex world. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean of Education is the Faculty’s lead academic and administrative officer and a member of the University’s senior team. Responsible for the Faculty’s operations—including resource allocation, advancement, and fundraising—the Dean will be an effective advocate for the unit, enhancing the teaching and research enterprise as well as the student experience and community engagement. Fostering a collegial leadership style, the Dean will be responsive to Canada’s evolving education landscape at the Faculty level while contributing to York U’s strategic objectives at the institutional level. The new Dean will have an earned doctorate in education or a related field, excellent communication skills, and the ability to inspire the education community within and outside the University. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobsor by calling the AA line at 416.736.5713.
odgersberndtson.com2Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and York University throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Consideration of candidates will begin November2019, with the new Dean to take office summer 2020.Inquiries or applications should be directed, in confidence, to Jason Murray or Krutika Hotwani at yorkeducation@odgersberndtson.com.

5. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor -Black Canadian History in The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (November 18, 2019)

Assistant Professor - Black Canadian History in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black Canadian History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have earned a PhD by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The PhD area must be in history, or in a closely related discipline or relevant interdisciplinary background with a focus on historical questions and methodologies. Candidates must articulate clearly how they incorporate and interpret such methodologies in their research and teaching statements, as outlined below. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members. Regional and period specialization are open, but we welcome applications from scholars whose research on histories of blackness in Canada focuses on early migrations, slavery and emancipation in Canada, free Black communities, Black and Indigenous history, histories of gender and sexuality, Black Canadian women's history, or on 19-20th century Black Canadian diasporas. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, an article or chapter-length writing sample, a research statement outlining current and future research interests and including a discussion of a potential Afro-Canadian or Black Canada research program at the University of Toronto, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to history.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about the department or this position, please contact Professor Alison K. Smith, at history.chair@utoronto.ca. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 18, 2019.The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please seehttp://uoft.me/UP.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Application link: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1904166&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FToronto

6. Job Opportunity: Full-Time Tenure-Track or Tenured Position In African and/or African American Art History in The Department of Art History at Rice University at the Assistant or Associate Level (December 1, 2019)
The Department of Art History at Rice University invites applications at the Assistant or Associate level for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in African and/or African American Art History. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have a proven record of publication and service commensurate with their career stage. Completion of the PhD degree by July 2020 is required. The successful candidate will have record of engagement with African and/or African-American Art and Art History, broadly defined. The candidate will also ideally approach art and visual culture from an innovative theoretical position, engaging with global, transatlantic, diasporic and post-colonial contexts and ideas, the legacy of slavery, segregation and institutional racism and the contributions of African-American culture to the larger field of American art and visual culture. The department offers programs of study leading to both the BA and PhD degrees. The new hire will teach four courses each academic year, covering a range of topics from area surveys to graduate-level courses on specialized subjects of the candidate’s choice. The candidate will also supervise undergraduate independent studies and honors theses and mentor doctoral students. The new hire will play an active role in interdepartmental programs and centers at Rice, including the newly formed Center for African and African-American Studies (CAAAS). This includes offering courses on a regular basis that service the CAAAS African and African American Studies minor. We welcome applications from scholars whose work with the CAAAS would also engage other programs and centers on campus. The successful candidate will also be eager to engage with Houston’s dynamic and diverse urban environment and cultural institutions. Nearby museums including the Menil Collection, Project Row Houses, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All applications must be submitted through RICEWorks. http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21519 Applicants will be asked to input the necessary information on their recommenders, who will receive a system-generated email. In this email recommenders will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters. To use a dossier service for submission of letters of recommendation, please check with that company for details on how to generate a document email address. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. These are: a cover letter (including discussion of the candidate’s research and teaching interests); CV; three letters of reference (within two weeks of application submission); and two samples of the candidate’s scholarly work. Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic museum district and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of c. 3900 undergraduates and c. 2900 graduate students. Rice ranks no. 17 among national universities and third in undergraduate teaching (2019 US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. Its hallmarks include a high level of faculty research activity; a 6:1 student-faculty ratio; a commitment to fostering diversity; and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

7. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Political Science (Feminist Political Economy/Women & Public Policy)/College of Liberal Arts (December 28, 2019)
The Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Feminist Political Economy and/or Women & Public Policy to begin September 1, 2020. The department is particularly interested in applicants with a critical research agenda that could include (but is not limited to) social reproduction, non-wage/uncompensated labor, gendered labor markets, feminist state theory, intersectionality, women’s human rights and gender equality, globalization and its impact on women in the Global South, solidarity movements, or women and public policy (e.g., health care, poverty). Applicants may have a U.S., comparative regional, or global perspective. This position continues the department’s effort to build an undergraduate and graduate program anchored in the concepts and methods of political science while simultaneously crossing disciplinary boundaries to incorporate topics, concepts, and methods utilized outside of political science. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their substantive specialization as well as introductory courses on U.S. Federal Government & Politics. The department maintains a highly flexible teaching schedule (4 courses per academic year) that can include 1 to 2 day per week teaching schedules, evening schedules, and online teaching with possible support from graduate assistants, undergraduate research interns, and instructional coaches.
The university enrolls more than 29,000 students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. UTRGV is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. The department is seeking candidates who are committed to advancing UTRGV’s mission, vision, and values as articulated in the UTRGV Transforming Our World Strategic Plan (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/), which includes strong commitments to educational access for a diverse student body; engaged learning involving social justice, civic responsibility, and sustainability; and shared governance; and research that can transform the Rio Grande Valley and the world.
Posting Number: FRGV0922
https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/22872