CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, October 2, 2019



1. CFR Associates Receive LA&PS Awards for Teaching, Research and Curricular Development
2. CFR and the Sexuality Studies Welcome Dr. Naveen Minai as the 2019-20 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies

1. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada 1968-1988” Workshop (October 24-26, 2019)
2. CFR Co-sponsored: Amar Wahab's Book Launch "Disciplining Coolies” & Exhibition Launch "Coolie Hauntings" (October 24-November 5, 2019)
3. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence” Conference at UofT (Oct 25-27, 2019)

1. Call for Applications: 2019-20 Graduate Student Positions on CFR Executive Committee (October 10, 2019)
2. Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-2019 (November 25, 2019)


1. Changes to Expense Eligibility and Expense Claim Documentation Requirements For SSHRC Grants
2. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC): Solidarity Statement of Support for Abortion Rights
3. Double Issues on Motherhood in JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
4. Aurora eLearning Platform by Beyond the Professoriate
5. Bulk Copies of Herizons Magazine for Students


1. Food for Thought: Some Reflections on Personal and Tamil Literary Engagement with Food and Life with CS Lakshmi (Ambai) (October 2, 2019)
2. Gender-Based Violence Work in Context: Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency Forum (register by October 2, 2019)
3. Trent University: David Morrison Lecture in International Development: “Capitalism as Envy-Machine” by Dr. Ilan Kapoor (October 3, 2019)
4. Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference: Beyond Durable Solutions (October 4-5, 2019)
5. Carleton University: “Humanizing Islam and Muslims Post 9/11: Toward a Pluralistic Approach” Lecture by Dr. Zulfikar Hirji (October 8, 2019)
6. Free Tickets to 'Because We Are Girls' Screening with Expert Panel (October 9, 2019)
7. Humanities Faculty Book Launch (October 10, 2019)
8. Wilson Institute for Canadian History lecture: “Race and the Colour of Democracy” by Dr. Max Mishler (October 10, 2019)
9. MobilizeYU Course (October 11, 2019)
10. Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: "Brown Jouissance, Molecular Intimacies, and Kara Walker's A Subtlety" lecture by Dr. Amber Musser (October 23, 2019)
11. Glad Day Bookshop: Book Launch for “Steeped in Blood: Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family” By Dr. Frances Latchford (October 24, 2019)
12. Ontario Women’s History Network Conference (October 25-26, 2019)
13. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVIII (October 29, 2019)
14. YorkU 7th annual Public History symposium: Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums (November 8, 2019)
15. 2019 & 2020 Oxford Women's Leadership Symposia (December 4-6, 2019)


1. Call for Papers/Presenters: The Girl: From Expansive Imaginings to Embodied Experience (October 18, 2019)
2. Call for Applications: Fulbright Canada Canadian Scholar Awards 2020-2021 Program (November 1, 2019)
3. Call for Contributions: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy (November 4, 2019)
4. Call for Proposals: Bad Mothers: A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference (November 8, 2019)
5. Call for Submissions: GUTS Magazine- The Movement Issue (November 11, 2019)
6. Call for Guest Editors: Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS 32.2) (November 15, 2019)
7. Call for Papers: Contested Reproductive Rights in Turbulent Times: Interrogating the Politics, Ethics, and Practices of Reproduction From Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives International Workshop (November 30, 2019)
8. Call for Proposals: Blackness in Canada: Transforming the Nature Not Just the Face of Social Science Research (November 30, 2019)
9. Call for Abstract Submissions: Radical History Review Issue number 141 (February 1, 2020)


1. Opportunity for Youth in Mississauga: The New Youth Council - September to November 2019
2. Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Youth and Education with The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University (available immediately)
3. Job Opportunities: Development Manager, Data Researcher, Outreach Coordinator, Inequality Policy Researcher and Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator with the Institute for Policy Studies
4. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Position in Queer Anthropology, UBC Okanagan (October 7, 2019)
5. Job Opportunity: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization at York University (October 15, 2019)
6. Job Opportunity:  Assistant Professor – Women’s and Gender Studies (Critical Race Studies), Carleton University (October 31, 2019)
7. Job Opportunity: Full-time Professorial Stream appointment in Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies with the School of Health Policy & Management, York University (November 1, 2019)
8. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Queer+ Disability Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto (November 18, 2019)
9. 2020 National Essay Challenge (NEC) / Concours national d'essais de 2020 (CNE) (January 6, 2020)


1. LA&PS Award Recipients for Teaching, Research and Curricular Development
Congratulations to CFR Research Associates Carmela Murdoccca and Shobna Nijhawan, Faculty Associate Andrea Davis, and Graduate Associate Ameera Ali on their fantastic achievements! We also congratulate CFR Research Associate Rusty Shteir on the establishment of the inaugural Ann Shteir Prize in her name by the Faculty of LA&PS!
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) held its annual awards ceremony on Sept. 12. The event celebrates excellence in teaching and research in the Faculty. This year’s award recipients demonstrated outstanding work in an array of disciplines. The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognized three faculty members and one teaching assistant for their commitment and dedication to students. The LA&PS Awards for Distinction in Research honoured one emerging researcher, two established researchers and one social justice researcher, while the Ann Shteir Award recognized one faculty member for excellence in program development and curricular leadership.
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Ameera Ali – Teaching Assistant Category
Working as a teaching assistant in the Department of Sociology, LA&PS teaching award winner Ameera Ali is a York University PhD candidate in the Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies program. She is committed to making her classes approachable and providing diverse learning opportunities. Holding a master of arts degree in early childhood studies, Ali is a natural educator. In fact, this year’s teaching award is not her first – just two years ago, she received the John O’Neill Award for Teaching Excellence. “I am so grateful to be a part of the diverse teaching community at York,” said Ali. “As much as my students may learn from me, I too continuously learn from them.”
Patrick Phillips – Contract Faculty Category
Teaching in the Department of Philosophy, Patrick Phillips (MA ’91, PhD ’04) was honoured for  excellence in the Contract Faculty category. Incorporating humour and real-life examples in the classroom, Phillips facilitates learning by connecting with his students. He also makes it his mission to support students in demographics often overlooked in post-secondary settings. “A university education ought to be a stimulant, not a narcotic,” Phillips said. “I am gratified to be selected to receive the Dean’s Award among a group of equally gifted teachers who possess the sagacity to enact this pedagogical principle.”
Natalie Neill (Honourable Mention) – Contract Faculty Category
During the teaching awards ceremony, Natalie Neill (PhD ’09) was recognized in the Contract Faculty category with an an honourable mention. Neill’s strong support for students sets positive examples for others. She makes herself a resource for students, consistently hosts virtual office hours, always offers productive feedback, and consistently goes out of her way to accommodate group and individual needs. “I am delighted to be recognized with an honourable mention for my teaching,” Neill said. “Of course, teaching is its own reward, but receiving news of this honour was a wonderful way to begin the new year.”
Chris Robinson – Tenured/Tenure Stream Category
For his excellence in the School of Administrative Studies, Professor Chris Robinson received the teaching award in the Tenured/Tenure Stream category at this year’s event. Throughout Robinson’s long career, his commitment to innovation and experiential learning has helped students prepare for employment in their respective fields. From leading high-impact lectures to assisting in the creation of the only university program in Canada dedicated to financial planning, he’s inspired students and staff alike. “I have so much fun teaching that I don’t need this award,” Robinson said. “I get a prize every time I meet a class or mark their assignments.”
LA&PS Award for Distinction in Research
Chris Chapman – Emerging Research Category
At this year’s ceremony, Professor Chris Chapman was presented with an award in the Emerging Research category for exceptional work in expanding the field of disability research. Authoring various pieces pertaining to disability and mad studies, Chapman’s research reaches beyond York University and Canada, shedding light on these social issues for an international readership. His research tackles these topics head on, assessing the interlocking oppression that exists between them and informing countless groups in and outside of academia. Chapman has also co-authored a play, published five journal articles and co-authored a book.
Nirupama Agrawal – Established Researcher Category
One of this year’s recipients of the LA&PS Award in the Established Researcher category is Professor Nirupama Agrawal of the School of Administrative Studies. “Research is essential for comprehension, improvement and advancement,” she said. A founding member of the Disaster & Emergency Management program and an accomplished researcher in her field, Professor Agrawal sets the example for others to follow. Her work includes two books, articles in 18 peer-reviewed journals and many other pieces co-published with graduate students – all showcasing her familiarity with disaster and risk management from a global perspective.
Shobna Nijhawan – Established Researcher Category
With an impressive publishing record and notable research contributions, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Professor Shobna Nijhawan also received an award in the Established Researcher category. Lauded for her work focusing on South Asian literatures and languages, as well as gender, feminist and women’s studies, Nijhawan’s research offers quality, quantity, scope and breadth. Her writing credits include two monographs and several book chapters on record, each illustrating her excellent talents as a leading international scholar.
Carmela Murdocca – Distinction in Social Justice Research
This year’s recipient of the LA&PS Award for Distinction in Social Justice Research is Professor Carmela Murdocca from the Department of Sociology. Focusing on the sociology of law, race and gender, Murdocca’s research aims to shed light on various injustices. Her in-depth analysis of criminalization, racial violence, and social exclusion experienced by racialized and Indigenous people in Canada is thought-provoking and informative. For this reason, she’s been described as “the quintessential engaged scholar.” Murdocca has been recognized as a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Culture at Columbia University.
Ann Shteir Prize
Andrea Davis
Recognized for her work proposing and advocating for York’s one-of-a-kind Black Canadian Studies Certificate, Professor Andrea Davis, Chair of the Department of Humanities, received the Ann Shteir Prize for excellence in program development and curricular leadership. Earning her this esteemed honour, the Black Canadian Studies Certificate program provides students with an examination of the historical expressive productions of people of African descent. Thanks to her ongoing efforts, courses in the program take innovative humanities and fine arts approaches in the way they are taught – exploring music, literature and other cultural contributions. “It was an incredible honour to receive the inaugural Ann Shteir Prize in recognition of my work and students’ advocacy in centring Black Canadian studies into the curriculum,” Davis said. “York is uniquely positioned to take leadership in transforming the curriculum to address the needs of our diverse students. I’m glad to have played a small role in that transformation.”

2. CFR and the Sexuality Studies Welcome Dr. Naveen Minai as the 2019-20 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies

The Centre for Feminist Research and the Sexuality Studies Program at the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at York University are delighted to welcome Dr. Naveen Minai as the 2019-20 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies.
Naveen Minai holds a PhD in gender studies from UCLA and specializes in transnational sexuality studies, queer and trans masculinities of color, transnational visual and literary cultures of North America and South Asia, and diaspora studies. She has been a research/teaching fellow at Sciences Po, Paris (2018), and is currently a research fellow at the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC) at the University of Toronto. Her current work is on digital archives, sexualities, and queer affect within a transnational framework.
Welcome, Naveen!

1. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence” Conference at UofT (Oct 25-27, 2019)
Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence
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October 25-27, 2019
University of Toronto
October 25
Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto (170 St. George Street, room 100)
Keynote Address: Erna Brodber, After the Looking Glass
Saturday, October 26
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto (2 Sussex Ave.)
Opening ceremony & land acknowledgement
Plenary Panel: We Will Stand Up: In Conversation with Tasha Hubbard
Chair & Discussant: Kristen Bos
Panel 1: Resisting Violence, Making Memory and Demanding Justice
Malathi de Alwis
The art book in the aftermath of war
Pascha Bueno-Hansen
Transitional justice otherwise: Dissident genders and sexualities in the Andes
Alison Crosby
Trans/national contestations: Memorializing sexual harm in postgenocide Guatemala
Panel 2: Archives of Violence in the Middle East
Shekoufe Sakhi
Human rights and the search for justice in the time of impunity: A reflection on the Iranian case
Chandni Desi
Memorializing genocide through Palestinian revolutionary culture
Chowra Makaremi
Rumor and the archeology of silence: Looking at state violence in post-revolution Iran through
incomplete memories
Prison Poetry Book Launch: Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow
Shahrzad Mojab
SUNDAY 27, 2019
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University of Toronto, Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave.)
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Organizer: Shahrzad Mojab, The Art of Resistance in the Middle East: Women Political Prisoners
This event is generously funded by the New College Initiative Funds (NCIF)

2. CFR Co-Sponsored: “Decolonization, Social Movements and Performance in the Caribbean and Canada 1968-1988” Workshop (October 24-26, 2019)
In response to increased inequality, dispossession and violence, scholars, artists, students and community members from the Caribbean and North America discuss decolonization between 1968-88 through the lens of performance and ask what this period’s repertoire of knowledge has to offer decolonial visions and struggles in the present.
Hands-On Performance Workshops with Diane Roberts and Camille Turner October 24, (Diane Roberts) 1:00-3:00 PM, Dance Annex, 527 Bloor W.; (Camille Turner) 3:00-6:00 PM Media Commons Theatre, University of Toronto, Robarts Library 3rd Fl., 130 St. George St.
Opening Reception and Book Launch of The Coup Clock Clicks by Brian Meeks; Featuring Readings by Carol Lawes,Lillian Allen, Canisia Lubrin, Oonya Kempadoo; Music by Amai Kuda et Les Bois October 24, 6:30-9:30 PM, A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst St.
Keynote Lecture: Erna Brodber, Jamaican Writer and Activist “After the Looking Glass” October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM, Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto, 170 St. George St. Room 100
Panels and Roundtables  (Program Available)
October 25-26, 9:00 AM-5:00 OM, 305 Founders College, York University
**All Events Are Free and Open to the Public**
Sponsored by:
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, York University; Deans, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Education, York University; Chair, Department of Humanities, York University; CERLAC, York University; CFR, York University; African and African Diaspora Knowledge Initiative Project, Brown University; Humanities Research Institute, Brock University; Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Reclaiming Justice: Memory and Memorialization of Violence.
For More Information Contact:
Heather Evans (Coordinator)
Organized by:
B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory,Brown University.
Ronald Cummings, Associate Professor, English, Language and Literature, Brock University.
Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor, Cultural and Artistic Practices for Social and Environmental Justice, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

3. CFR Co-sponsored: Amar Wahab's Book Launch "Disciplining Coolies” & Exhibition Launch "Coolie Hauntings" (October 24-November 5, 2019)

CFR Co-sponsored: Book launch: Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2019)
Exhibition Launch: Coolie hauntings
(October 24 – November 5, 2019)
By Amar Wahab
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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.
Lancement: Disciplining Coolies: An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846 (Peter Lang Publishers, 2019)
Vernissage: Spectres de coolies
par Amar Wahab
Le jeudi 24 October 2019, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30
(Exposition du 24 Octobre au 5 Novembre 2019)
Museé canadien des langues, Galerie glendon, Campus Glendon, Unviersité York, 2275 av. Bayview
Commanditaires: Museé canadien des langues, le Fonds de soutien aux événements de la Faculté des arts libéraux et études professionelles, le Bureau de la vice-présidente – recherche et innovation, l’École de genre, sexualité et études des femmes, à l’Université York.

1. Call for Applications: 2019-20 Graduate Student Positions on CFR Executive Committee (October 10, 2019)
The Centre for Feminist Research is looking for two Graduate Students to join its Executive
Committee for the 2019-20 year.
Position Description
The Executive Committee is responsible for matters of regular management of the Centre and
serves in a consultative and monitoring capacity in relation to the Director (and any Associate
The Executive meets at least once a month in the Fall and Winter Terms and when necessary in
the Summer Term. Its meetings are called by the Director, but it may also be convened by a
majority of the Executive Committee and it may be required to meet by the Council. The term of office for graduate student members is 12 months.
If you are interested, please send a 1-page letter of application that includes:
-A statement of interest explaining why you would like to join the CFR Executive
-Your past involvement with the Centre for Feminist Research
-Your past involvement in departmental committees or other Research Centres
Please also attach a copy of your resume/CV
Please email all applications and any and all questions to the CFR Coordinator Julia Pyryeskina
Deadline for applications is 3.30pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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

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.
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.
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.
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



1. Changes to Expense Eligibility and Expense Claim Documentation Requirements For SSHRC Grants
Finance regularly reviews the University’s expense eligibility policies based on feedback from faculty and staff. Based on this feedback, Finance would like to announce the following changes to the expense eligibility procedures:
*Highway tolls *
Effective September 1, 2019, toll charges incurred on Ontario highways (e.g. 407 ETR, QEW HOT, etc.) when traveling for University purposes will be reimbursed as follows:
*Eligible *
Trip charge, Per km toll charge, Camera charge
*Ineligible Expenses *
Transponder lease fees, statement fees, & other fees (e.g.  unrecognizable plate, returned payment, dispute resolution, etc.)
*Advanced Seat Selection and Preferred Seating Fees *
Advanced seat selection fees are eligible for reimbursement on operating and research funds and is recommended for lower cost flight options (e.g. Tango, Econo, etc.). Preferred seating fees will be reimbursed if a medical justification is on file with the Employee Well Being Office. Medical documentation should not be attached to an expense claim for privacy reasons.
*Meals Incurred Within the GTA *
Meals incurred by an employee within the GTA, or where significant travel is not required, may be reimbursed up to $17 CAD at the discretion of the cost centre manager where:
i. the employee is required to be away from their normal place of business for at least 4 consecutive hours,
ii. the employee is not provided a meal through another source (such as a conference meal or other hospitality)  and not provided a meal allowance under a collective agreement; and
iii. the cost of the meal is supported by an original receipt.
For additional information on these changes, please read the detailed announcement
Recently, the Tri-Council agencies have initiated the process of simplifying and modernizing the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide. In anticipation of more simplified requirements, Finance has implemented several changes to documentation and other requirements to reduce the administrative burden for faculty and staff in administering their research grants and professional expense reimbursements (PERs). The following describes the changes:
• Reimbursement for *purchases of goods and services on research/PER funds* will no longer require justifications linking expenses to the funded research and/or their professional responsibilities.
• Reimbursement for *professional/academic conferences* will no longer require a statement as to how the conference directly relates to the funded research or their professional duties.
• *General office and other supplies* not provided by the Faculty may be charged to Tri-Council grants or PERs cost centres at the discretion of the faculty member. Faculty and staff charging supplies to Tri-Council grants are no longer required to provide an attestation from the Faculty.
• Reimbursement for *travel by taxi, public transit or the use of a personal automobile (i.e. mileage) *no longer require a statement of purpose for each trip. Points of origin and destinations are no longer required for taxi  and public transit expenses. A general statement should be provided for the overall claim about the nature of  the travel expenses incurred in the claim.
• *Detailed (i.e. daily) research trip itineraries are no longer required for travel to research locations

2. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC): Solidarity Statement of Support for Abortion Rights
Solidarity Statement of Support for Abortion Rights
Please sign our Solidarity Statement of Support for Abortion Rights, and share widely. Both groups and individuals can sign. It takes less than a
minute!   (please copy and paste full link to open it)
One week before the election, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada will publicize the statement, and send it and the signatures to all party leaders.

3. Double Issues on Motherhood in JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

Culled from the archives of the award-winning, peer-reviewed _JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies_ [1] is the first double issue published on Motherhood. The two issues were published in 2003, but many of the concepts and ideas are very much relevant today, and to the conception of motherhood.
_JENdA_ focuses on social, political, economic, and cultural concepts and categories that shape the lives of women in different African societies. The journal is published by an all-woman team in upstate New York. The journal is sustained by paid subscription from individuals and institutions.
You can subscribe directly from our website. Please, do not forget to put a request with your librarian to become an institutional subscriber.
We would appreciate your support!
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Azuka Nzegwu, PhD

4. Aurora eLearning Platform by Beyond the Professoriate
Aurora was created by PhD graduates, for PhD students, and is intended to offer online mentorship to students who may be interested in pursuing careers outside of the academy. It features video interviews with more than 100 PhD graduates discussing how they made the transition from academia to the workplace; advice from employers on how students can sell their skills on the job market; and on-demand, self-paced learning modules. And if you complete all seven core modules, you get a certificate of completion.
Aurora is accessible to students using their Passport York username and password. It can be accessed here:

5. Bulk Copies of Herizons Magazine for Students
Herizons is once again offering bulk discount copies of Canada's foremost feminist magazine to women's and gender studies classrooms across Canada. The fall 2019 issue of Herizons has just been published and ships on Monday.
The cost for this affordable Canadian feminist educational tool is:
25 copies (or more) of 1 edition (Fall 2019) - $2 ea. = $50.00
25 copies (or more) of 2 editions (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020) - $1.50 ea. = $75.00
25 copies (or more) of 3 editions (Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020) - $1.50 ea. = $93.75
Highlights of the Fall 2019 Herizons issue include a Q&A interview with transgender author Vivek Shraya (Death Threat), a profile of former MP Libby Davies, a feature on the work of radical feminist Andrea Dworkin and a story about Lynn Gehl's effort to have all forms of discrimination finally removed from the Indian Act.
Have a look and let me know if you're interested in purchasing bulk copies of the print edition of Herizons. I am also offering digital licensing of Herizons for educational purposes this year.  Educators can circulate the digital edition of Herizons to students for $1 per student.
Let me know which format you prefer--print or digital-- which editions would suit your schedule and how many students you will have, and I will create an invoice accordingly.
Thank you for your consideration!
Penni Mitchell, Managing Editor

1. Food for Thought: Some Reflections on Personal and Tamil Literary Engagement with Food and Life with CS Lakshmi (Ambai) (October 2, 2019)
FemFood Talks | Food for Thought: Some Reflections on Personal and Tamil Literary Engagement with Food and Life
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 | 2:30pm to 4:30pm | Room 2098, Sidney Smith Hall | 100 St George Street
C S Lakshmi, author and independent researcher in Women's Studies
Dr C S Lakshmi is an independent researcher in Women's Studies. She is a prolific Tamil writer of fiction under the pen name Ambai. Her stories have been translated in five volumes: A Purple Sea, In a Forest, A Deer, Fish in a Dwindling Lake, A Night with a Black spider and A Meeting on the Andheri Overbridge. She is currently the Director of SPARROW (Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women
This is the inaugural event of the Conflict and Food Study Group at York University. It is presented with the support of the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Graduate Studies and York Centre for Asian Research at York University, and Tamil Worlds Initiative, and Culinaria at the University of Toronto.
For more information: or

2. Gender-Based Violence Work in Context: Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency Forum (register by October 2, 2019)
Register Now for the Gender-Based Violence Work in Context: Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency Forum
Tues, Oct 8 from 8:00 to 4:30
Lamplighter Inn, London
General Rate: $100.00
Student Rate: $75.00
Registration closes Wed, Oct 2
The Learning Network values diverse ways of knowing and brings together the voices of researchers, community justice activists, people with lived experience, and front-line service providers.
Presenters in this Learning Network Forum will address both personal and structural aspects of gender-based violence work in a range of contexts, including working to protect children, covering gendered news stories, developing and using online platforms, and administering justice.
Learning Objectives
Participants at this Forum will be better able to:
Describe structural violence and its implications for gender-based violence work
Delineate how institutional racism and oppression amplifies experiences of abuse and compounds marginalization
Understand how various systems (e.g. child welfare, justice), policies, and media can constrain and/or empower individuals and communities
Identify pathways to allyship, agency, and systemic reform

3. Trent University: David Morrison Lecture in International Development: “Capitalism as Envy-Machine” by Dr. Ilan Kapoor (October 3, 2019)
David Morrison Lecture in International Development
The David Morrison Lecture in International Development brings globally distinguished scholars, who are renowned for the impact that their intellectual and applied work has had on international development studies, to Trent University to address members of the Trent and Peterborough communities.
Capitalism as Envy-Machine
Professor, Critical Development Studies, York University
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
The dominant affect of late global capitalism is envy: it is not enough that those on top of the social hierarchy must win but those on the bottom must lose. The talk focuses on three contemporary manifestations of the envy-machine in the global South: consumption (and social media) exploiting the urge to “keep up with the Joneses”; corruption, borne of socio-economic resentment and aspiration; and celebrity humanitarianism, which under the guise of generosity, is an attempt at generating recognition. Each case involves enjoyment — both in envying and being envied — helping to reproduce capitalist development and social inequality. The lecture concludes by reflecting on the possibilities and dangers of deploying envy in the service of social justice.
About Dr. IIan Kapoor
Ilan Kapoor is a professor of Critical Development Studies at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. His research focuses on postcolonial theory and politics, participatory development and democracy, and ideology critique. He is the author of The Postcolonial Politics of Development (2008) and Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity (2013); and editor of Psychoanalysis and the GlObal (2018).
For more information contact Alison Scholl, 705-748-1011 ext. 6344 or

4. Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference: Beyond Durable Solutions (October 4-5, 2019)
We are delighted to invite you to the 14th annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference: Beyond Durable Solutions.
The international refugee regime in its current form promotes the three durable solution model: local integration, third country resettlement, and voluntary repatriation. However, these so-called solutions have been critiqued by scholars and practitioners alike for being deeply inadequate for meeting the needs of the vast majority of displaced communities and for not addressing the drivers and trends of forced displacement. Thus, we invite submissions that engage and discuss strategies that are contextually specific to the historical, geographical, and structural explanations that characterize displacement.
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Date and Time
Fri, 4 Oct 2019, 9:00 AM –
Sat, 5 Oct 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
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Kaneff Tower
York University
Room 519
Toronto, ON M3J 2S5

5. Carleton University: “Humanizing Islam and Muslims Post 9/11: Toward a Pluralistic Approach” Lecture by Dr. Zulfikar Hirji (October 8, 2019)
Location: 303 Paterson Hall
Cost: Free
Audience: Anyone
Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam and the College of the Humanities at Carleton University present an Islamic History Month event:
Humanizing Islam and Muslims Post 9/11: Toward a Pluralistic Approach
In a Post-9/11 world, how do we shift negative and stereotypical representations of Islam and Muslims? Zulfikar Hirji discusses the challenges of decolonizing and deorientalizing portrayals of Islam and Muslims by reflecting upon his journey through academia and the experience of producing Islam: An Illustrated Journey (2018). This is a beautiful and erudite book that explores the diverse histories of Islam and Muslims over more than 1400 years. Drawing upon theories of “recognition” and “refusal” articulated by Indigenous scholars in North America, Hirji sketches out and considers the possibilities that a pluralisitic approach could offer those who teach and those who seek to understand Islam and Muslim societies as well as others who study and teach about non-European societies and cultures.
Zulfikar Hirji (DPhil, Oxford) is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Toronto. Professor Hirji’s scholarly interests are on Islam and Muslims in historical and contemporary contexts and on issues of knowledge production, representation and identity, visual and material culture, and critical pedagogy. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in South Asia, East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe and North America.
His publications include Diversity and Pluralism in Muslim Contexts (2010), Between Empires (2012), Islam: An Illustrated Journey (2018), and Approaches to the Qur’an in Sub-Saharan Africa (2019).
Dr. Hirji will sign copies of Islam: An Illustrated Journey, which will be available for sale at a discounted price.

6. Free Tickets to 'Because We Are Girls' Screening with Expert Panel (October 9, 2019)
Promo code for FREE tickets to our screening of Balji Sangra’s BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS with an expert panel on Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 pm.
Promo Code: BCWEARE
Films Changing the World: BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS WITH EXPERT PANEL (Oct 9, 6:30 pm)
After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, three Indo-Canadian sisters from small-town British Columbia decide to come forward with a devastating family secret and confront the cousin who abused them as children. Seeking justice through the courts, Jeeti, Kira and Salakshana expose how their conservative upbringing—built on female subservience and obedience—conditioned them as victims. A nuanced reflection on the cost of breaking the cycle of abuse, Baljit Sangra’s courageous film ultimately celebrates the strength of sisterhood in the face of profound pain and trauma.
The post-screening discussion will be moderated by Anuradha Dugal, Canadian Women's Foundation's Director of Community Initiatives & Policy, and feature:
• Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director of WomanACT
• Lindsey Lickers, Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison / Trauma Support Manager, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
• Paulette Senior, CEO and President, Canadian Women’s Foundation
• Shalini Konanur, Executive Director of the South Asian Legal Clinic, “SALCO”
Presented in partnership with Canadian Women’s Foundation and Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

7. Humanities Faculty Book Launch (October 10, 2019)
On October 10th at the York University Bookstore, four members of the Faculty of Humanities at York University will be launching their books.
Jody Berland- Virtual Menageries
The close interdependency of animal emissaries and new media from early European colonial encounters with the exotic to today's proliferation of animals in digital networks.
From cat videos to corporate logos, digital screens and spaces are crowded with animal bodies. In Virtual Menageries, Jody Berland examines the role of animals in the spread of global communications. Her richly illustrated study links the contemporary proliferation of animals on social media to the collection of exotic animals in the formative years of transcontinental exploration and expansion. By tracing previously unseen parallels across the history of exotic and digital menageries, Berland shows how and why animals came to bridge peoples, territories, and technologies in the expansion of colonial and capitalist cultures.
Elicia Clements- Virginia Woolf: Music, Sound, Language
Arguing that sound is integral to Virginia Woolf's understanding of literature, Elicia Clements highlights how the sonorous enables Woolf to examine issues of meaning in language and art, elaborate a politics of listening, illuminate rhythmic and performative elements in her fiction, and explore how music itself provides a potential structural model that facilitates the innovation of her method in The Waves.
Woolf's investigation of the exchange between literature and music is thoroughly intermedial: her novels disclose the crevices, convergences, and conflicts that arise when one traverses the intersectionality of these two art forms, revealing, in the process, Woolf's robust materialist feminism. This book focuses, therefore, on the conceptual, aesthetic, and political implications of the musico-literary pairing. Correspondingly, Clements uses a methodology that employs theoretical tools from the disciplines of both literary criticism and musicology, as well as several burgeoning and newly established fields including sound, listening, and performance studies. Ultimately, Clements argues that a wide-ranging combination of these two disciplines produces new ways to study not only literary and musical artifacts but also the methods we employ to analyze them.
Scott McLaren- Pulpit, Press and Politics: Methodists and the Market for Books in Upper Canada
When American Methodist preachers first arrived in Upper Canada in the 1790s, they brought with them more than a contagious religious faith. They also brought saddlebags stuffed with books published by the New York Methodist Book Concern – North America’s first denominational publisher – to sell along their preaching circuits. Pulpit, Press, and Politics traces the expansion of this remarkable transnational market from its earliest days to the mid-nineteenth century, a period of intense religious struggle in Upper Canada marked by fiery revivals, political betrayals, and bitter church schisms.
The Methodist Book Concern occupied a central place in all this conflict as it powerfully shaped and subverted the religious and political identities of Canadian Methodists, particularly in the wake of the American Revolution. The Concern bankrolled the bulk of Canadian Methodist preaching and missionary activities, enabled and constrained evangelistic efforts among the colony’s Native groups, and clouded Methodist dealings with the British Wesleyans and other religious competitors north of the border. Even more importantly, as Methodists went on to assume a preeminent place in Upper Canada’s religious, cultural, and educational life, their ongoing reliance on the Methodist Book Concern played a crucial role in opening the way for the lasting acceptance and widespread use of American books and periodicals across the region.
Andrea Medovarski- Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing
Comparing second generation children of immigrants in black Canadian and black British women’s writing, Settling Down and Settling Up extends discourses of diaspora and postcolonialism by expanding recent theory on movement and border crossing. While these concepts have recently gained theoretical currency, this book argues that they are not always adequate frameworks through which to understand second generation children who wish to reside "in place" in the nations of their birth.
Considering migration and settlement as complex, interrelated processes that inform each other across multiple generations and geographies, Andrea Katherine Medovarski challenges the gendered constructions of nationhood and diaspora with a particular focus on Canadian and British black women writers, including Dionne Brand, Esi Edugyan, and Zadie Smith. Re-evaluating gender and spatial relations, Settling Down and Settling Up argues that local experiences, often conceptualized through the language of the feminine and the domestic in black women’s writings, are no less important than travel and border crossings.
The event will run from 4:00-6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

8. Wilson Institute for Canadian History lecture: “Race and the Colour of Democracy” by Dr. Max Mishler (October 10, 2019)
Join us for our first Wilson Institute for Canadian History visiting speaker event of the year! This year's visiting speaker series is titled "Race and the Colour of Democracy." We have invited a wide variety of historians, working on various periods, peoples, and regions for this year’s series.
Our first speaker, Dr. Max Mishler, will present a paper titled: "Freedom’s Carceral Landscape: Counter-Insurgency, Incarceration, and Racial Formation after the Civil War."
Dr. Max Mishler is assistant professor of American history and the Atlantic world. He received his PhD from New York University (2016). He specializes in the transnational history of the United States, with a focus on slavery, abolition, incarceration, and the history of capitalism. His current book manuscript, entitled "Civil Slavery: Punishment, Abolition, and the Origins of Mass Incarceration," explores the intertwined histories of slave emancipation and penal servitude in the Atlantic world.
Register here

9. MobilizeYU Course (October 11, 2019)

The Knowledge Mobilization Unit is pleased to announce a new 8-week course focused on knowledge mobilization called MobilizeYU.
Participants will learn about knowledge mobilization planning, effective ways to share academic research with society and how to measure and communicate the impacts of their research.
Knowledge Mobilization Unit staff, along with guest speakers will be covering topics such as Knowledge Mobilization Planning; Impact and Evaluation; and Building Partnerships. See attached for the full topic list.
The course will take place once a week from October 15-December 3 from 5:30-8:30 on campus and online via Zoom. It is free for all York faculty, graduate students and staff.
To learn more, please visit
All classes will take place from 5:30-8:30 in the Kaneff Tower, Room 519 and online via zoom
October 15: Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization
October 22: Building Partnerships
October 29: Knowledge Mobilization Planning: Tools and Templates
November 5: Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization
November 12: Knowledge Products for Dissemination
November 19: 1- Research Communications
2- Planning Collaborative Events
November 26: Impact and Evaluation
December 3: Course Wrap Up

10. Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: "Brown Jouissance, Molecular Intimacies, and Kara Walker's A Subtlety" lecture by Dr. Amber Musser (October 23, 2019)

Wednesday, October 23, 4-6pm
Bissell Building, Rm. 728, 140 St. George St
The talk uses Kara Walker's 2014 installation "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" to delve into the different representational politics surrounding race and sexuality. In contrast to sexuality, race is often framed as visually knowable, but this means that we are left to grapple with distinct epistemological approaches toward violence, vulnerability, and pleasure. In order to make sense of the incommensurate, the talk offers brown jouissance and the process of molecularization as an analytic that centers oscillations between object/self/Thing and sensation as a mode of reading the aesthetic.

11. Glad Day Bookshop: Book Launch for “Steeped in Blood: Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family” By Dr. Frances Latchford (October 24, 2019)
Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church Street near Wellesley TTC Station
What personal truths reside in biological ties that are absent in adoptive ties? And why do we think adoptive and biological ties are essentially different when it comes to understanding who we are? At a time when interest in DNA and ancestry is exploding, Frances Latchford questions the idea that knowing one's bio-genealogy is integral to personal identity or a sense of family and belonging.
Upending our established values and beliefs about what makes a family, Steeped in Blood examines the social and political devaluation of adoptive ties. It takes readers on an intellectual journey through accepted wisdom about adoption, twins, kinship, and incest, and challenges our naturalistic and individualistic assumptions about identity and the biological ties that bind us, sometimes violently, to our families. Latchford exposes how our desire for bio-genealogical knowledge, understood as it is by family and adoption experts, pathologizes adoptees by posing the biological tie as a necessary condition for normal identity formation. Rejecting the idea that a love of the self-same is fundamental to family bonds, her book is a reaction to the wounds families suffer whenever they dare to revel in their difference.
A rejoinder to rhetoric that defines adoptees, adoptive kin, and their family intimacies as inferior and inauthentic, Steeped in Blood's view through the lens of critical adoption studies decentres our cultural obsession with the biological family imaginary and makes real the possibility of being family in the absence of blood.

12. Ontario Women’s History Network Conference (October 25-26, 2019)

Annual Conference
This year’s Ontario Women’s History Network conference will be held in London on October 25-26, 2019 at Museum London. Always a wonderful chance to network and to hear about the latest in women’s and gender history, this year’s conference will examine the history of women and health, broadly defined. There will be opportunities to tour the museum’s different exhibitions as well as other local historical sites.
The 2019 Program Can Be Found Here
To see information about previous conferences visit: Past Conferences
You can register for the conference using the form below. You’ll be prompted for payment after you submit the form.
Hotel Accommodation:
Until September 27, reduced rate of $139 for a single or double room at the following link:
Book your group rate for Ontario Women’s History Network
Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries
325 Dundas St,
N6B 1T9
(519) 679-6111

13. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVIII (October 29, 2019)
Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVIII
Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: Adebe DeRango-Adem & Paul Edward Costa
Hosts: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre
Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Place: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7
Main Hall
Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7-10 p.m.
Admission:                $7-10
Adebe DeRango-Adem writer, former attendee of Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, three full-length poetry books: Ex Nihilo Terra Incognita, and The Unmooring
Paul Edward Costa writer, teacher, spoken word artist, Poet Laureate for the City of Mississauga, poetry collection “The Long Train of Chaos,” organizer of Spoken Word festivals & Open Mics
Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from wearing perfume.
Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO
Instagram: @banoo.zan

14. YorkU 7th Annual Public History Symposium: Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums (November 8, 2019)
Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums
York University’s 7th Annual Public History Symposium in collaboration with the City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
8 November 2019
12:00-1:00 Registration and Light Lunch
1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcome
1:15-2:00 p.m. Keynote presentation:
Niya Bates, Director of African American History at Thomas
Jefferson’s Monticello and Coordinator, Getting Word African
American Oral History Project
2:00-2:20 p.m. Respondents:
Dr. Susan Ashley, Senior Lecturer Arts, Northumbria University
Amy Barron, Program coordinator, Clarington Museums and
Archives & sessional professor, Fleming College
Kathleen Boodhai, Ph.D. Researcher, Northumbria University
2:20-2:45 p.m. Question period
2:45-3:00 p.m. Refreshments
3:00-4:30 p.m. Tours of the recently restored historic houses at Todmorden Mills,
including the 1890s Helliwell House and The Cottage reflecting life on
the home front during World War Two
Sponsored by the Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History, York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and Glendon College, The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and the City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services
Register for the event here

15. 2019 & 2020 Oxford Women's Leadership Symposia (December 4-6, 2019)
We are pleased to invite you, your institution and your colleagues to attend the upcoming 20th International Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium to be held at Somerville College in the University of Oxford. Attendees may participate as observers, panel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of Women's, Gender and Justice issues. Poster presentations are welcome too.
AUTUMN Session (4–6 December 2019) Somerville College
Abstract submission  – 14 November
Early registration  – 22 September
Regular registration  – 17 November
SPRING  Session 23–24 March 2020, Somerville College
Abstract submission  – 9 March
Early registration  – 15 December
Regular registration  – 11 March
The dates for the July/August and December 2020 meetings will be announced on our website in the next few days.
We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens.
Consult the website for more information or contact me at

1. Call for Papers/Presenters: The Girl: From Expansive Imaginings to Embodied Experience (October 18, 2019)
Young girls have been overlooked in recent scholarship, left out of narrow definitions of what constitutes girls and girlhood. On one hand, girl studies has mainly focused on the teenage girl, overlooking challenges specific to younger children. On the other, research in child studies rarely isolates gender as the main focus. This symposium exists to bring together girl studies and child studies researchers to explore the notions and practices of the young girl-child.
This symposium takes as its starting point that the girl is a cultural construct- a discursive formation onto which social anxieties and debates are often inscribed. The girl has been used as an image to justify many things. She is an image of the future, as a girl becoming, and an image of failure, needing to be saved. The purpose of this symposium is to reposition, relocate, and reframe younger girls within the context of both girl and child studies by asking:
-  What does it mean to be a young girl?
-  How do we delineate the boundaries of girlhood?
-  Which girls are visible and which are invisible in these boundaries?
-  What do these offerings tell us about the contemporary moment?
-  What images/imaginations of the young girl do we live with, read about, and come to expect or internalize?
-  What are the everyday practices of actual girls that work to challenge these narrow definitions and representations?
-  How do girls themselves negotiate, engage, take up, resist, or reassemble the cultural frames of girlhood offered to them?
-  What do girls’ responses reveal about this contemporary moment of girlhood?
We welcome a wide range of scholarship, particularly work that addresses issues of race, sexuality, gender, class, and the body. We also welcome PhD students, independent scholars, and academics doing work in non-traditional ways. The idea is to mix presentations with informal collaborations. We invite you to submit a short abstract of 150 words to coordinator by October 18, 2019.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Anna Sparrman (Linköping University), Rebekah Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Shauna Pomerantz (Brock University), and Desirée de Jesus (Concordia University).
Costs: There is no fee to participate or attend, but each participant needs to be self-funded (i.e. travel, food, and accommodation). Pending funding allowances, we may be able to help defray costs for participants.
Location: The symposium will be hosted at York University in Toronto, Canada in partnership with the Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) and the York Department of Communication Studies, and generously supported by a Canadian SHHRC Connections Grant.
For questions or information contact: Natalie Coulter ( or Tina Benigno (

2. Call for Applications: Fulbright Canada Canadian Scholar Awards 2020-2021 Program (November 1, 2019)

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. A summary is provided below.
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.
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.
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.
4 months
ORS deadline – November 1, 2019
Agency deadline – November 15, 2019
For further information on the Visiting Research Chairs program, please visit:
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.
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.
ORS deadline – November 1, 2019
Agency deadline – November 15, 2019
For further information on the Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards program, please visit:
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.

3. Call for Contributions: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy (November 4, 2019)
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy
University of Ghana, Accra
27th – 30th July 2020
We are living in turbulent times within which the issue of forced migration and the subject of ‘the refugee’ have become deeply symbolic of broader processes of political, economic and social change. This is reflected in the politicization of migration by countries in both the Global North and South. Against this backdrop, scholars and advocates working with and for refugees and other forced migrants, as well as refugees themselves, are increasingly struggling to get their voices heard and to mobilise effectively. Whilst there are many initiatives globally these have struggled to become more than the sum of their parts. Moreover whilst the objective of decolonising forced migration research remains an important project, it faces significant new challenges, not least the unequal power relations associated with funding made available via the institutions of the Global North for research and practice in the Global South, much of which is orientated towards containment agendas. The current migration research landscape is heavily skewed towards the Global North where existing research is largely designed and led, and where governments and international organisations increasingly fund research to inform policy development. The Global North’s interests shape dominant research themes, producing a disproportionate focus on South-North migration (SNM) and categories of migrant defined in law and policy to make sense of – and increasingly contain – migration flows. Epistemic communities concerned with migration are largely produced and reproduced in and by the Global North: while ODA-recipient countries host a growing number of research centres, most researchers are trained in the Global North. The resulting echo chamber constrains the capacity of many of the poorest countries to analyse the migration issues that affect their communities without outside technical assistance and expertise. This requires us to ask ourselves challenging questions about the focus of our academic endeavours, the ways in which we work together and our engagement with those we want to influence, most notably policy makers, politicians and a wide range of publics.
The title of IASFM18 – ‘Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy’ – represents an attempt to engage forced migration scholars and others directly in addressing these questions. The conference will be organised around a number of key underpinning principles which will shape the content of the programme, the nature of the contributions and a range of other activities taking place before and after the conference to ensure that IASFM18 is part of a process rather than a time-limited event:
Key note and plenary sessions will include the voices and perspectives of scholars, policy makers, artists and displaced people working in the Global South;
Space will be created within the programme for new and emerging scholars to be heard and for their work to be supported;
Refugees and other displaced populations will be directly involved in the programme design and delivery as scholars, artists and people directly affected by the issues under discussion, including through activities that will be developed with local refugee communities in the period leading up, and beyond IASFM18; and
The format of the conference will allow for a wide range of contributions to be fully included: creative and artistic representations, debates and discussions as well as more ‘traditional’ academic papers.
The conference will run over three and a half days and will consist of four keynotes, three plenary discussions and thirty parallel sessions, providing an opportunity for a wide range of contribution and participants from different backgrounds and geographical contexts. Part of the conference programme will be organised and run by Liberian refugees living in the nearby Buduburam camp. A full conference programme will be available shortly.
The Organising Committee for IASFM18 invite contributions that address the cross-cutting themes of knowledge production, category construction and representation. Contributions should critically engage with dominant conceptualisations of forced migration/refugees as a ‘problem’ to be solved by global elites, instead developing approaches that fuse the critical and the creative and which integrate theoretical rigor and policy concerns with refugees’ rich and complicated experiences. We are particularly interested in contributions that examine the dynamics of knowledge production in relation to issues of forced migration and concomitant methodological challenges including/reflecting relationships between researchers and the researched, between researchers from the Global South and North, and between researchers and policy-makers. Case studies/examples from the Global South of the ways in which scholars and practitioners from the Global South are able to shape research and policy agendas, are particularly welcome. Examples of topics that may be explored in relationship to the conference themes include:
Representations of ‘the refugee’;
The political economy and ethics of knowledge production in forced migration research;
Innovative and inclusive methodologies in researching displacement and belonging;
The legacy and implications of the Global Compact on Refugees;
Regional responses to displacement in Africa;
Refugee protection in countries that are not signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention;
The protection of refugees in Europe;
The relationship between forced migration and inequality;
The relationship between development programs, refugee protection and removal;
Protracted displacement;
(Re)conceptualising internal displacement; and
Forced migration and environmental change.
Ghana provides visa free access for all those travelling from other West African countries and a few countries outside West Africa, including Kenya and Singapore. Citizens of African Union countries (except Morocco) and many countries outside Africa are able to obtain a 30 day visa for Ghana upon arrival for a fee $150. Further information about visas to Ghana can be found here. The Centre for Migration Studies will provide letters of invitation where required to enable speakers and participants to travel to Ghana.
Funding for travel subsidies will be very limited and will be restricted to those who will be presenting at the conference. We strongly encourage participants to look for funding support from other sources. The application is available online:
The Organising Committee welcomes contributions to IASFM18 which fit the overarching conferences themes. Whilst we will accept individual papers, our preference is for panel sessions of 1.5 hours. The slot allocated for a panel session time can be used in any way you choose e.g. paper presentations, panel discussion, roundtables, workshops, open debate, performance –  or indeed a combination! If you would like our assistance in devising a panel, please contact the ESPMI Network at who will endeavour to connect you with others who are interested in contributing on a similar theme/issue in order that you can develop your collective panel proposal.
The deadline for submissions is 4th November 2019. Submissions can be made at
You will receive a decision about whether your contribution has been accepted by the end of February 2020.
Please note that decisions about the final conference programme will be underpinned by equality principles, ensuring opportunities for a wide range of speakers and participants from different backgrounds provided that their proposed contribution is consistent with the conference objectives and reaches a minimum quality threshold. Particular care will be taken to ensure that early career researchers, scholars working in the Global South and those working across a range of geographical and organisational contexts are able to participate.

4. Call for Proposals: Bad Mothers: A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference (November 8, 2019)
Bad Mothers
A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 5th April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
As givers of life, mothers occupy an essential role in ensuring the ongoing survival of the human race. The bond between mother and child is commonly revered in societies as primal and sacred. Perhaps it is because of the importance of child-bearing and child-rearing that so much critical attention has been given to how mothers should and should not behave. Entertainment and news media outlets, parenting manuals and social media are among the main sources of role models to which mothers might aspire as well as cautionary tales of women whose conduct has earned them the label of bad mothers. But just what does it mean to be a bad mother? While mothers who kill or cause harm to their children are obvious examples, how should we regard a mother whose neglect for her child is due to having to work multiple jobs to support her family? What about the mother whose loving indulgence of her child’s every wish causes the child to develop a detrimental sense of entitlement? These grey areas signify the complexities of motherhood itself, as well as the challenges associated with evaluating a mother’s goodness or badness.
In recognition of the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of motherhood, the Bad Mothers event seeks to provide a platform for participants to explore this multi-faceted topic with a view to forming an innovative interdisciplinary publication to engender further research and collaboration. Key questions for discussion include: What are the purposes and consequences of declaring someone a bad mother? How have the standards for being a bad mother changed over time? To what extent is the bad mother label a product of economic and racial privilege? What do stories of real and fictional bad mothers reveal about broader socio-cultural preoccupations? Are bad mothers ever justified in their behaviour, and can they be redeemed? Is there an obligation to act in relation to bad mothers?
Bad Mothers is a project within a newly forming Evil Families thread which will also consider Bad Fathers and already has an event dealing with Evil Children: Children and Evil.
Key Topics
We invite presentations from artists, caregivers, therapists, psychologists, social workers, thought leaders, stake holders, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, designers, musicians, patients, activists, journalists, policy makers, developers, technologists, and academics from across any of the disciplines that respond to or innovatively (re-)frame any of the following additional core conference themes listed below:
~ Case studies, narratives, memoirs and other accounts of bad mothers
~ Medical/clinical perspectives on bad mothers
~ Standards and criteria for evaluating mothers as ‘bad’ (legal, legislative, moral, religious, parenting guides etc.)
~ Ideological implications of declaring someone a bad mother
~ Social Media: profiting from children’s viral success
~ Impacts of economic status, social position, sexual orientation, gender roles, ethnicity, cultural norms on determinations of ‘bad mothers’
~ Representation of bad mothers in literature, drama, art, film, television, video, gaming and music
~ ‘Tiger Mom’ controversy
~ Effects of bad mothers on nuclear/extended family dynamics
~ Consequences of bad mothers for children (child abuse, neglect, mental cruelty, ‘affluenza’ etc.)
~ Resistance to motherhood
~ Non-biological bad mothers (step-mothers, adoptive mothers)
~ Shaming, scapegoating and punishment of bad mothers
~ Romanticising bad mothers
~ Social control and gender equality issues
~ The dissolution of families and alienation of parents in the context of migration and refugee crises
~ Opportunities for addressing the problems associated with bad mothers
~ Bad mothers in the animal kingdom
What To Send
The aim of this inclusive interdisciplinary conference and collaborative networking event is to bring people together and encourage creative conversations in the context of a variety of formats: papers, seminars, workshops, storytelling, performances, poster presentations, problem-solving sessions, case studies, panels, q&a’s, round-tables etc. Creative responses to the subject, such as poetry/prose, short film screenings/original drama, installations and alternative presentation styles that engage the audience and foster debate are particularly encouraged. Please feel free to put forward proposals that you think will get the message across, in whatever form.
At the end of the conference we will be exploring ways in which we can develop the discussions and dialogues in new and sustainable inclusive interdisciplinary directions, including research, workshops, publications, public interest days, associations, developing courses etc which will help us make sense of the topics discussed during the meeting.
300 word proposals, presentations, abstracts and other forms of contribution and participation should be submitted by Friday 8th November 2019. Other forms of participation should be discussed in advance with the Organising Chairs.
All submissions will be at least double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team, The Development Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.
You will be notified of the panel’s decision by Friday 22nd November 2019.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 21st February 2020.
Abstracts and proposals may be in Word, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in the programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) type of proposal e.g. paper presentation, workshop, panel, film, performance, etc, f) body of proposal, g) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Bad Mothers Submission
Where To Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chair and the Project Administrator:
Frances Maranger:
Len Capuli (Project Administrator):

5. Call for Submissions: GUTS Magazine- The Movement Issue (November 11, 2019)
The Movement Issue
“We move together, with no body left behind” – Patty Berne and Sins Invalid
“I knew that going into this hike it wouldn’t just be a hike: There’s no movement in America for black women that’s just about movement”  Rahawa Haile on hiking the Appalachian Trail Movement is never unconstrained. At best, we’re contending with gravity and friction. And more often than not, we’re bumping up against barriers that divide, exclude, and contain. Moving is a struggle. We want to know what liberates your movement, and discover ways to move away, across, from, and through it all together. For our next issue, tell us about what moves you, and what you’re putting into motion. You should also know that this is a very special final issue
for GUTS. We’re moving on, for now, because our funding did. So give us everything you’ve got. We’re looking for visual and written essays, interviews, comics, journalism, poetry, short fiction, and humour all on the topic of movement.
Topics to think about:
Migration; displacement; transformation; grassroots social and political movements; wildfires; water, icebergs, tides, and shifting shorelines; the transference of power; circulation of resources, objects, blood; transportation and public transit; disability justice and crip futures;
going for a walk; power posing; dancing; swimming; the passage of time; repetitions; sounds and music; restricted movement ( borders, waist trainers, stairs, doors); moving freely; liberation; moving while fat; moving out (rent is high!); moving on; being moved; catharsis; being still; birth; death; renewal; pipelines; picket lines; blockades; boycotts; city
sprawl; recycling, waste, and garbage; planetary movements; space travel and colonization; flirting and making the first move; and more.
Submit a short pitch (maximum 300 words) describing your proposed project no later than October 4th, 2019to Please include a link to or copy of a writing sample that you feel adequately represents your work. Please look over our past issues to get a sense of the kind of work we’re looking for.
First drafts will be due on November 11, 2019 and final submissions (500-4,000 words) will be due on December 2, 2019.
Compensation will be provided for contributors selected for the issue ($100-200 honorarium for written contributions; $100 for original images).
If you have any questions or comments about the submission process, please email us at

6. Call for Guest Editors: Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS 32.2) (November 15, 2019)
*Call for Guest Editors*
*Simone de Beauvoir Studies*
*Deadline: November 15, 2019*
Do you have an idea for an exciting theme that would make for an outstanding journal issue?* Simone de Beauvoir Studies* (SdBS) is seeking a guest editor for its next Special Issue (*SdBS* 32.2, October 2021). The Editorial Team is especially interested in proposals for creative, cutting-edge themes that promise to advance scholarship in a variety of disciplines and that speak to the most pressing issues of our time.
*SdBS* not only encourages proposals for themes that directly address Beauvoirÿÿs writings, but also for those that do not treat Beauvoirÿÿs writings per se but are nonetheless in conversation with her legacy such as gender studies, feminism, sexuality studies, disability studies, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, global politics, twentieth-century history, posthumanism, literary theory, and autobiography.
*SdBS* welcomes proposals from individuals and from teams comprised of faculty members from different countries, of junior and senior faculty members, and other pairings that harbor multiple perspectives. Prospective guest editors are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Editor in Chief or another member of the Editorial Team before submitting them.
Please visit for information on how to submit a guest editor proposal to *SdBS* and a list of sample Special Issue themes.
Proposals for *SdBS* Special Issues are reviewed annually and should be submitted by *November 15th 2019*.

7. Call for Papers: Contested Reproductive Rights in Turbulent Times: Interrogating the Politics, Ethics, and Practices of Reproduction From Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives International Workshop (November 30 , 2019)
Call for Papers
Contested Reproductive Rights in Turbulent Times:
Interrogating the Politics, Ethics, and Practices of Reproduction
From Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives
International Workshop
of the Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender
Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), 13–15 May 2020
Reproductive rights began to develop as a subset of human rights at the United Nation's 1968 International Conference on Human Rights. It took until 1994 as they were first defined at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and included in the Beijing Platform in 1995. In Western cultures and politics, reproductive rights comprise the physical and mental wellbeing in relation to all areas of human sexuality and reproduction. This includes the freedom of choice with regard to the individual’s family planning, e.g. if, when and with whom a family should be formed, how big this family should become, and how a family should be lived and done.
The concept of reproductive rights is highly contested since its introduction. This is not only the case among feminists with different social, cultural and geopolitical backgrounds. Even more the concept of reproductive rights is used for the neo-liberal transnational marketisation of reproductive technologies and the development of bio-sciences neo-conservative political and Christian as well as Islamic forces are organizing resistance against it on various local and global levels. This tense situation is framed by a demographic situation that on one hand is shaped by low fertility rates in many parts of the Western world since the 1970’s and on the other hand consists of an ongoing population growth, especially in many parts of Africa and Asia. Political attempts to raise the fertility rates in the Western world and to limit them in those parts of the world where fertility rates are considered as being too high, are restricted by political, legal and ethical boundaries and furthermore do not seem to be very successful.
The international and interdisciplinary workshop aims at analysing the concept of reproductive rights and the politics, ethics, and practices of reproduction from a critical perspective which is informed by feminist and intersectional perspectives. Special attention is paid to comparative aspects, also with regard to different geopolitical, sociocultural, and historical contexts.
We welcome offers of both theoretical and empirical academic papers, in particular those concerning the following themes and related questions:
How do (national and transnational) politics and policies refer to reproductive rights? Which roles do pro- or antinatalism play in gender, family and population politics? How is the pro- or antinatalism linked to nationalist, right-wing populist, religious, or even postcolonial aspects? Are there any taboos concerning population politics and, if so, why? How does politics address the population in order to stop the fertility decline in the Western world and/or to stop the population growth especially in parts of Africa and Asia, and which policies are introduced to support these aims? Which role do gender (in)equality, intersectionality and (hetero)sexuality play in these policies?
Some feminists have argued that motherhood strengthens female oppression and gender inequality, whereas others have argued that motherhood can also stand for women’s emancipation and freedom. What can we learn from social practices in different societies about the contribution of motherhood to women’s emancipation? In what respect does family formation and having a family play a role in men’s identities and life plans? Which new lifestyles beyond the heterosexual gendered family model are emerging in the light of reproductive rights? And what about (in)voluntary childlessness, abortion, assisted reproductive technology, and the marketisation of parenthood (including surrogate motherhood), which are still orientated to the heteronormative model of gender and generational relationships?
How do recent attempts to redefine the family and parenthood as primarily social and not biological institutions challenge the modern understanding of the (nation) state which is based on the ideas of heterosexuality, marriage, and biological parenthood? How do states, politics and legal systems react to these challenges? How could a revision of statehood look like which takes the concept of reproductive rights seriously and creates gender-equitable politics and policies of reproduction? What possible ideas of new societal models to organise social reproduction and to divide labour are emerging in public and private spheres in the light of reproductive rights, and (how) are the introduced new institutional arrangements gendered?
Both junior and senior scientists are invited to submit an abstract (between 500 and 800 words on the topic, objectives and research questions plus, if applicable, the empirical background of the paper) in form of a Word- or pdf-document. Abstracts should also include FULL contact details, including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address. Abstracts should be sent until October 31st, 2019 to Heike Kahlert (* Deadline for notice of acceptance/rejection of the paper is November 30th, 2019.
The workshop is an opportunity to discuss ‘work in progress’ and research results as well as to form networks for further international collaborations. Therefore, admitted papers will be discussed in small working groups which will continue to work together throughout the whole workshop. The papers (with a maximum length of 7.000 words) will be due on March 31st, 2020, and will be delivered to all participants of the workshop. All participants are expected to read the papers in advance. During the workshop, the authors will introduce their papers briefly, and each participant will comment on one paper. Selected papers will be published.
Note: We apologize for the fact that no funding, fee waiver, travel or other bursaries can be offered for attending the workshop! The workshop fee (max. €150) will cover conference material and catering during coffee and lunch breaks.

8. Call for Proposals: Blackness in Canada: Transforming the Nature Not Just the Face of Social Science Research (November 30, 2019)

In many communities across Canada, Black Canadians experience isolation, anti-Black racism, school disengagement, youth incarceration, racial profiling, gun violence, greater levels of unemployment and underemployment, and poor health outcomes. To address the issues and barriers for each group, and to advance racial equity in society, Canada's Black population as a national ethnoracial identity needs to be studied from first-hand perspectives that include its diverse voices. To meet the challenges of tapping into the authentic experience of Blackness in
Canada, policy networks offer a decisive opportunity to focus on mobilizing and sharing
knowledge through a multi-sectoral approach. A policy-networking framework is useful
for attaining a multi-dimensional understanding of race-related social problems and
improving future equity outcomes.
This networking conference pools together various sectors to gain greater purchase on the multi-centric nature of the contemporary Black/African Canadian community. The event provides a platform for a unique collaboration of academics and non-academics, and individuals knowledgeable about Black Canadians, diaspora, law, education, race, ethnicity, antiracism, social movements, political science, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, demographics and the socioeconomic conditions of the Black Canadian population. It also provides a forum for public sector, community and service organizations eager to develop a collaborative research program and learning alliance to share insights, tools and best practices for ethnoracial inclusion that are informed by the concerns of members of one of Canada’s long-standing minority groups.
Definition of Ethno-Racial Identities: While scholars frequently draw distinctions between race and ethnicity, our project focuses on ethnoracial identities in which ethnic and racial elements intersect in forming the group's identity. In this case, national heritage and ethnic identity are blended together in one system that can be understood in racial and/or ethnic terms. Theorizing Black Canadians as an ethnoracial national identity is important because it reflects our idea that ethnoracial identity is driven by socially constructed processes rather than essentialist qualities.
Definition of Black Canadian Communities: The diversified origin of today's black population makes a unified group identity less than apparent, yet whatever their background, African Canadians face a typical set of problems. Opinion surveys and provincial human-rights commission reports reveal that racism survives and that blacks still face discrimination in employment, accommodation and public services. This creates the basis of a common experience and encourages a common response. Fostered by black newspapers, magazines and community organizations, and enriched by greater numbers and cultural variety, a new and broader black community is being developed in the modern Canadian city.
(Black Canadians, The Canadian Encyclopedia – James W. St.G. Walker, 2015) The main purpose of this policy networking conference is to leverage knowledge- sharing partnerships by utilizing a collaborative knowledge model for the development of sound public policy, and the implementation of evidence-based solutions. Policy networks have implications for the creation, exchange, and transformation of knowledge. They offer the opportunity for experimentation with new forms of cooperation that evolve with the changing nature and complexity of the issues, and broaden the horizon of policy options. As such, they embody a new dynamic in the
relationship between the public sector, civil society and business – a dynamic that can be well used to develop multi-sector solutions to complex and multi-causal problems, and so, begin to redress intricacies of anti-Black racism. This event provides an important opportunity for meaningful dialogue, engagement and strategic partnerships among a broad range of individuals and organizations who share an interest in catalyzing discovery and change in the pursuit of ethnoracial equality in Canada. A key objective of this conference is to set the foundation for on-going knowledge sharing partnerships that drive sustainable equity policy and community capacity building through a forward-looking and integrated approach. The conference launches a multi-year research project entitled, Blackness in Canada: Transforming the Nature Not Just the Face of Social Science Research, supported by a Partnership Development Grant (PDG) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) # 1018915. For more information, contact:
Professor Lorne Foster
Director, Institute for Social Research
School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA)
Department of Equity Studies (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
York University
123 McLaughlin College
Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3
Request for Proposals
The Conference Organizer is inviting proposals (approximately 1-3 pages) for papers for this policy dialogue. Proposals should address at least one of the four themes and related questions listed below concerning Blackness in Canada. Short papers (approximately 5,000 words maximum) will be presented and discussed at the policy network dialogue with a diverse audience of community members, academics, human rights practitioners, and organizational representatives from a diverse range of sectors. There may be an opportunity to publish the papers in a special journal issue collection on Blackness in Canada. Potential paper themes and questions concerning Black Canadian women, men and/or youth include:
(1) The Black Canadian population as a national ethnoracial identity.
Themes and Issues:
1.1 The impact of the legacy of slavery – as a legal instrument that helped fuel colonial economic enterprise – on the current status of Black Canadians.
1.2 Globalized Blackness and how is it constituted.
• Portrayals of Black relations in the USA or UK are assumed to be near equivalents of relations in Canada and other plural societies
• Distinction(s) between those of Afro-Caribbean ancestry and those of other African roots.
• Other constitutions, configurations and constellations.
1.3 Relevant social, historical, institutional or systemic dynamics shaping the collective identity of Black people in Canada.
1.4 Black Canadian negotiations of its own diversity in Canada.
1.5 The views of Black people in Canada on racial inequality.
• Contemporary experiences of racial discrimination
• Contemporary racial insensitivity in the Canadian context.
1.6 The kinds of myths and stereotypes that underlie and contribute to current race relations in the country.
1.7 The role of race and ethnicity in the personal lives of Black people in contemporary Canada.
1.8 The impact of race on the ability to ‘get ahead’ in Canada.
1.9 Other attributes, beyond race and ethnicity that help or hinder Black people’s ability to get ahead.
1.10 Mainstream and Alternative Media Interventions
• Competing discourses on identity and community, social justice and social change in media institutions.
• Advanced alternative communications systems and counter-hegemonic projects.
1.11 Recognizing intersectional identities.
• Program design and delivery.
• Accessible programing for targeted communities.
1.12 Black Canadian Intellectuals and Social Science Research in Canada
• Perspectives on anti-racism research and Black Canadians.
• Epistemological and methodological approaches to ethnoracial identity.
• Innovative sociological arguments concerning racial inequality.
• Creating a Black Social Science Department in Canada.
(2) Investigating how the experiences of Black Canadians are shaped by intersecting social, political, and economic factors.
Themes and Issues:
2.1 Performance-dampening issues and barriers in education, child welfare, labour market, and/or the justice sector.
2.2 Unconscious bias in schools, child welfare and/or the justice sector.
• Problematizing Black youth
• The school to prison pipeline.
• Racial disproportionality in child welfare.
2.3 Measures of opportunity, security and fairness in society.
• Racial differences in educational outcomes.
• Racial differences in social service outcomes.
• Racial differences in labour market outcomes.
• Racial differences in criminal justice sector outcomes.
2.4 Intersections of race, gender, age in the Black Canadian population
• Vectors of Black intersectionality in education.
• Vectors of Black intersectionality in social services
• Vectors of Black intersectionality in the labour market
• Vectors of Black intersectionality in criminal justice.
2.5 Substantive differences between White and African Canadians in health status, morbidity and mortality, access to health services, and perceptions of quality in health care services received.
2.6 The consequences of discrimination for social services, criminal justice, conditions of poverty, segregation and social fragmentation.
2.7 Equity consideration in organizational decision-making, including policies, practices, programs, and budgets.
2.8 Key demographic indicators of social and economic well-being
• Human capital investment.
• Community revitalization.
• Social mobilizations.
(3) Determining the most promising strategies, techniques and approaches to alleviate anti Black racism experienced by them.
Themes and Issues:
3.1 Recollecting the guiding principles for the development of policy and practice, within a human rights framework, that can foster racial equality and promote full participation, such as:
• Diversity;
• Equity;
• Cultural competence;
• Inclusiveness.
3.2 Best practice tools for analyzing legislation, policies, programs and practices to determine whether they promote the social and economic inclusion of individuals, families and communities.
3.3 Setting clear targets and measuring success – that may include:
• Community partnerships and capacity-building;
• Creating accessible programming;
• Promoting awareness through special events, recognition and cultural education;
• Engaging youth:
• Comprehensive agenda to address issues around ‘underserved’ and ‘underperformance’ of students.
• Initiatives toward creating cultural responsive pedagogy
3.4 Measures of success in anti-racism and multi-centric programming education, child welfare, and justice sector
• Specific project targets or benchmarks of accomplishment.
• Methods of determining and auditing project goals.
3.5 Developing critical and reflexive programming for the future.
• Evidence-based solutions that can be expanded within future policies, programs and strategies.
• Problematizing received notions of multiculturalism that downplay power differentials and injustices rooted in historical and structural racism.
• Developing policy-driving concepts that both values cultural difference and challenges the conventional terms of debate, allowing for reflexivity and awareness of the dynamics of power and equality that cut across cultures.
• Community-based mobilization and program development.
• Early intervention systems.
• Long-term planning and capacity-building.
3.6 Fostering inclusivity across multiple groups and spaces.
• Increase public education and awareness (of the complexities of racism).
• Apply an anti-racism lens in developing, implementing and evaluating policies, programs and services.
• Development and implementation of an evidence-based framework and methodology for the assessment of policies, programs and services.
3.7 Effective strategies to achieve racial equity – that may include:
• Public dialogue;
• Electing more Black people;
• Organizing protests, etc.
3.8 Effective strategies for organizational change and workplace representation – that may include:
• Diverse Talent Recruitment.
• Hiring, retention and promotion policies and practices.
(4) Building a public policy network(s) and knowledge sharing partnership(s) aimed at influencing policy development, implementation and outcomes.
Themes and Issues:
4.1 Policy networking as the new currency in equality seeking.
• Beyond critical and reflexive interrogation approaches to racism and discrimination.
• Multisector strategies and organizational change planning
• Government versus governance (addressing complex social
• Collaborative knowledge-based interventions.
4.2 Development of policy networking and partnerships (involving multilateral, multi-sectoral cooperation) consistent with the increasing issue-complexity of racial discrimination.
4.3 Promoting and ensuring evidence-based policy solutions to address racial inequality.
4.4 Develop progress targets in child welfare, education and justice sectors based on available data
4.5 The importance of program evaluation.
• Frameworks for evaluation.
• Key Performance Indicators – means, outcomes, results
4.6 Knowledge-sharing partnerships and capacity-building
• Resource mobilization.
• Development of long-term, sustainable anti-racism and multi-centric programming.
Submission guidelines and process
Please include the following details within your proposal:
• Name, title and contact information (including phone number and email)
• Brief bio explaining your interest and background in dealing with ethnoracial issues
• RFP theme(s) and question(s) to be engaged in your paper
• Outline of proposed topic and breakdown of issues to be explored in your paper
• Research method(s) informing the production of your paper, including potential sources of information
• Timeline for completion
Proposed papers will be selected based on the following criteria.
• Engagement of conference themes and questions listed above
• Addressing of African Canadian issues potentially engaging the Ontario Human Rights Code protections or, secondarily, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Note: While the focus of the event is on the Canadian context, comparative international reflections and analyses on the themes listed above are also welcome).
• Authors’ range or depth of experience or expertise dealing with the proposed topic themes and subthemes (Note: we are seeking to learn from a range of community and institutional perspectives and expert opinions).
• Quality of analysis.
• Clarity and coherence of proposed paper and accessibility to a broad community audience.
Select papers will be presented at the policy network dialogue (in short form if necessary) for further discussion and feedback from participants. Note that not all proposals accepted for development into a full paper will necessarily be presented at the policy network dialogue, or published thereafter. The deadline for submission of proposals is November 30, 2019. Selected proposals will be confirmed by December 15, 2019. Please email proposals to: Rohina Kabir

9. Call for Abstract Submissions: Radical History Review Issue number 141 (February 1, 2020)
Radical History Review
Breaking News
Breaking News
Issue number 141 (October 2021)
Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2020
Co-Edited by Steven Fabian, Marissa Moorman, and Josh Shepperd
In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary made “post-truth” its international word of the year.  The adjective reflects the contemporary trend of deliberately misusing facts to erode the public’s trust in our gatekeepers of information such as news outlets, health authorities, and political institutions.  Yet, as Kenan Malik wrote in The Guardian in 2018, “lies masquerading as news are as old as news itself.”  Malik, however, also makes an assumption about the past, stating that until now “only governments and powerful figures could manipulate public opinion.”
The Radical History Review seeks submissions which examine this assumption. From medieval town criers, to the couriers who ran along the highways of the Incan empire, to the rumors that spread among the enslaved of St. Domingue, how did news break to the public in the past, and how did everyday people and subaltern actors break past elite gatekeepers of public information?  What efforts were made to break the public’s faith in those who presumed to guard the “public good” and why?  How can scholars break down, or deconstruct, the ways in which we understand the struggles over public discourse?
Subaltern actors, such as Ida B. Wells, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Lois Gibbs challenged powerful gatekeepers by bringing their own breaking news to the attention of the public, but faced heavy handed attempts to delegitimize their narratives. Conversely, throughout history everyday people dominated informal news networks of their own based in ports, taverns, and caravanserais where word of mouth could rapidly shape public opinion to devastating effect. Could – and did – authorities infiltrate and manipulate these networks to serve their own ends?  How did breaking news stories acquire the kind of widespread traction that changed public discourse?  We encourage historical scholarship from all periods and geographies, particularly non-western societies and marginalized communities.
Topics may include:
news and the production of inequality
technologies and the ability to control news
freedom of the press and censorship
whistleblowers, denialists
ethics: objectivity/empiricism, bias, manipulation, and fake news
the “CNN effect”/news “going viral” historically
industry of news production and its workers
“manufacture of consent” vs. tool of dissent
demarcating news from entertainment
“imagined communities” and “the global village”
news as public record/memory/archive
The RHR publishes material in a variety of forms. We welcome submissions that use images as well as text. In addition to monographic articles based on archival research, we encourage submissions to our various departments, including: Historians at Work; Teaching Radical History; Public History; Interviews; and (Re)Views.
By February 1, 2020, please submit a 1-2 page abstract summarizing the article you wish as an attachment to with “Issue 141 Abstract Submission” in the subject line. By March 1, authors will be notified whether they should submit a full version of their article for peer review.
Those articles selected for publication after the peer review process will be included in issue 141 of the Radical History Review, scheduled to appear in October 2021.
Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2020

1. Opportunity for Youth in Mississauga: The New Youth Council - September to November 2019
Opportunity for Mississauga youth 15-21 interested in creativity + arts
Weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Accessible space, all-gender washroom, food provided
2SLGBTQ+ inclusive space
No arts experience needed
The New Youth Council welcomes all Mississauga youth between the ages of 15 and 21 to participate in weekly creative workshops at the Small Arms Inspection Building. Held during the Toronto Biennial of Art, youth will have opportunities to work on creative projects, meet artists and curators, and go on off-site trips. To wrap up this experience, youth will design and share a final project of their own choosing. Participants will build their creative networks, develop leadership skills and earn volunteer hours. Light refreshments provided.
If you are interested, please click on this link and fill out the form
If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Underhill, Supervisor, Museums and Education,City of Mississauga
416 530 7510

2. Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Youth and Education with The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University (available immediately)
Dr. Carl James, in the Faculty of Education, York University (Toronto, Ontario) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of Black youth and education.
About the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora
The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora is a university chair in the Faculty of Education at York University, which aims to advance access, equity and inclusivity to education through community engagement and collaborative action.
First launched in 2008, the chair holder initiates, facilitates, directs and engages in research,
educational programs, and community partnerships which are culturally responsive and relevant to the educational and social needs, interests and aspirations of Black and other racialized community members.
The successful candidate will lead two research projects housed under the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora. The Postdoctoral Fellow will engage in research that advances knowledge about the post-secondary experiences of Black students as well as the educational and community interventions that can support Black students’ mental well-being.
Value: $50,000 per year plus benefits for up to 24 months.
You will be based at York University, and supervised by Professor Carl James. In collaboration and with the guidance of the supervisor, and within the bounds of the project mandate, you will be responsible for:
• Developing and operationalizing a research plan for each project;
• Conducting literature searches and reviews;
• Collecting primary and secondary data as it relates to the research projects;
• Co/authoring manuscripts for publication, as well as other forms of research dissemination;
• Writing up research for policy and community stakeholder audiences;
• Helping to organize project-related events;
• Offering a number of graduate, undergraduate and community interdisciplinary seminars/lectures to engage the broader community;
• Contributing more widely to the work of the Chair/Faculty of Education;
• Teaching opportunities up to a maximum of a 1.0 full course equivalent per year, with payment for any assigned teaching responsibilities may be available;
• Other activities as required.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Youth and Education
Qualifications and Skills:
• PhD in sociology, education or another discipline relevant to education and Black youth;
• Strong theoretical interest in areas relating to race, education and mental health;
• Interest, and preferably, experience in community-engaged and/or youth participatory action research;
• Interest, and preferably, experience in working with Black youth/students;
• Excellent interpersonal skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Experience writing grants and disseminating research to a range of audiences;
• Strong organizational and project management skills;
• Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
Application details:
To apply, please send your application to as a single PDF file . Application materials should include:
• A cover letter describing your expertise and suitability for this position, as well as your availability;
• A detailed and up-to-date CV;
• A reprint of a relevant publication;
• Contact information for two (2) referees.
The position is available immediately and the search will continue until filled. All applications
are welcome but only potential candidates will be contacted.

3. Job Opportunities: Development Manager, Data Researcher, Outreach Coordinator, Inequality Policy Researcher and Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator with the Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies is seeking to fill several positions at both our downtown DC headquarters and our Boston office. Click here to learn more & apply.
In DC we're excited to be hiring for three positions:
Development Manager:
We're seeking a well-organized and passionate manager with a knack for spotting development opportunities. This person will coordinate and implement fundraising activities while mentoring two high-achieving associates.
Data Researcher with
We're looking for someone who can bring their love of data and advocacy campaign research to our Inequality team in the DC office by presenting data in a visually compelling way and conducting analyses for infographics, reports, and more.
Outreach Coordinator with National Priorities Project
We need someone to grow collaborations that shift our war economy to address the climate crisis, working closely with immigration and workers’ rights organizations. This highly organized person will have experience building diverse coalitions and campaigns.
Meanwhile, our Inequality team in the Boston office needs you to help us reverse the maldistribution of income and wealth that is undermining our democracy, fraying our social fabric, and destroying our planet.
The Boston team is filling two positions:
Inequality Policy Researcher:
Got research skills? We're seeking someone who has strong experience with statistical software and economic/public policy to help produce regular reports on topics ranging from billionaires and concentrated wealth and power to the racial wealth divide.
Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator:
Are you a logistics powerhouse? We need a coordinator who can both be the glue of office administration and also be a key player in launching important events that focus on the dangers that growing economic inequality poses for our democracy, economy, and civic life.
IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We encourage you to forward this notice to interested parties.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination. To learn more and apply, click here

4. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Position in Queer Anthropology, UBC Okanagan (October 7, 2019)
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS)
Anthropology –Assistant Professor (Job Opening ID# 33891)
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia,
Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (, and is expected to start on July 1, 2020. We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in queer anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: sexualities; Indigenous sexualities and/or genders; critical disability studies; critical race theory; queer theory; transgender studies; queer kinship; urban anthropology; medical anthropology; migration/mobilities. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or allied field by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in
support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning relative to stage of career; and an interest in graduate teaching and supervision. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program. There is an expectation for the appointee’s scholarship to complement, and enhance, the Department’s commitment to diversity as well as the current research strengths in the Department, Faculty, and other Faculties, in the area of cultural anthropology, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship; and/or the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper-level courses in Anthropology, as well as courses in gender, sexuality, and the body and also to develop courses in their area of specialization. The Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, is housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 540 Aboriginal students on the campus. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and 2 international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at: How to Apply:
Applications are submitted online at (Job
Opening ID#33891) and should include:
(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head – Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Anthropology program and the IKBSAS;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a statement of research program (maximum 4 pages);
(iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages);
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness relative to stage of career (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) a scholarly writing sample, such as a peer-reviewed journal or book chapter; and,
(vii) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference if requested.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Anthropology - Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail. The deadline for applications is October 7th, 2019. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.

5. Job Opportunity: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization at York University (October 15, 2019)

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is open, with preference for candidates whose ethnographically grounded research and expertise is in the Global South. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The Department of Anthropology at York University is committed to decolonial methodologies and pedagogies and we encourage applicants who are actively building solidarity with historically marginalized groups. Applicants must have scholarly training and teaching experience in Anthropology. A PhD in Anthropology by the start of the appointment or shortly thereafter is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service, and have publications appropriate to their stage of career. Pedagogical expertise and innovation in teaching community-oriented
courses that will enhance Department’s focus on engaged anthropology is an asset as is expertise in experiential education and technology enhanced learning.
The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching.
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 Professor Shubhra Gururani by email at
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 or by calling the AA line 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: 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 Applicants should submit the application package including a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their
scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier in PDF format with the subject heading “Anthropology of Race, Racisms, and Racialization” via email to Professor Shubhra Gururani, Chair, Department of Anthropology at . The applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Chair by email. The letters should arrive by the deadline from referees’ professional email address.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2019.

6. Job Opportunity:  Assistant Professor – Women’s and Gender Studies (Critical Race Studies), Carleton University (October 31, 2019)
Field of Specialization: Critical Race Studies
Academic Unit: Women’s and Gender Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
About the Position:
The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies with a specialization in Critical Race Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.
The candidate will be expected to do research and teaching in the area of critical race studies.  Additional expertise in any of the following areas would be especially welcome:  disability studies, Indigenous studies, African studies, and/or transnational and diaspora studies.
About the Academic Unit:
The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies offers a graduate MA in Women’s and Gender Studies, undergraduate degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, and minors in Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies. As part of the recent addition of Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies to the Institute, we are seeking scholars who can help foster the growth of intersectional pedagogy and institution building both within the Institute, including plans for a possible Critical Diversity Studies initiative, and through connections with departments and programs such as the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, the Institute of African Studies, Childhood and Youth Studies, Human Rights and Social Justice, Migration and Diaspora Studies, and Global and International Studies.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field, with evidence of strong potential for innovative and intersectional scholarly research and pedagogy in critical race studies and other interdisciplinary areas central to feminist research. Additional expertise in any of the following areas would be especially welcome:  disability studies, Indigenous studies, African studies, and/or transnational and diaspora studies. The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for teaching core courses in women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, and/or disability studies and evidence of ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
Application Instructions:
Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file to Lana Keon ( and should include the following: cover letter, CV, research statement, and names of three referees. Requests for full dossier with writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching record in Women’s and Gender Studies will follow.
Please also identify any experience in your previous institutional environment in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, such as curriculum development or support for student diversity.
Applications will be considered starting October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.
Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit
Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.
Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

7. Job Opportunity: Full-time Professorial Stream appointment in Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies with the School of Health Policy & Management, York University (November 1, 2019)

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
Critical Disabilities: Transnationalism, Human Rights, Black Disability Studies
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
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 at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. For AA self-identification for this position the form can be found here: . 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 .
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

8. Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Queer+ Disability Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto (November 18, 2019)
Assistant Professor - Queer+ Disability Studies in Education
The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Queer+ Disability Studies in Education. The
appointment will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter. We seek a scholar with a strong intellectual focus on, and experience related to, Queer+ Disability Studies in Canadian and/or international contexts. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly expertise in the field of Disability Studies along with any of the following: Black Queer Studies; Queer of Colour Critique; Queer Asian Studies; Indigenous Queer Studies; and Queer/Sexuality/LGBTQ Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in the specificities of Queer and Disabled people’s experiences from a variety of perspectives related to social justice education, broadly defined. These may include, but are not limited to: Queer, gender, and feminist theory; cultural studies and cultural theory; critical theory and critical media studies; transnational and diaspora studies; colonialism and decolonization; race, anti-racism, and anti-racism education; equity, access, and schooling; intersections of race, Indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, location and disability. A commitment to working across and within the diverse variety of student and faculty research interests represented within the Department of Social Justice Education is essential. Candidates must also demonstrate expertise in critical approaches to knowledge production, a strong background in qualitative or interpretive research methods, and a strong background in social theory or philosophy. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in an Education, social sciences, or humanities discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. It is expected that Disability Studies and Queer Studies were major foci of the successful candidate’s doctoral research or significant post-doctoral research. Candidates are expected to have an emerging record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by a high-quality research pipeline meeting competitive international standards and/or impactful publications in venues important to the field, presentations at significant conferences, a research statement demonstrating a robust agenda of current and future research, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in university teaching is also required, as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Application materials must demonstrate the candidate’s ability to supervise graduate research, mentor graduate students, and teach compelling graduate level courses related to Queer+ Disability Studies. Candidates must demonstrate educational experience that emphasizes the connections of Queer+ Disability Studies with Education (such as schooling; teaching and learning; educational partnerships with community organizations, non-profits, or NGOs). Significant experience with innovative online teaching is an asset, as is knowledge of French or other languages of interest to our student population. Responsibilities of the position include: maintaining an active research and publishing agenda in the relevant fields, including the development of an independent and innovative research program of sufficient quality to attract external funding; mentoring and supervising students in the MA, MEd, PhD and EdD degree streams in Social Justice Education; developing and teaching courses designed to address the needs of the diverse student body in SJE graduate degree programs and in the Master of Teaching program (a teacher education program offered by the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning); engaging in departmental and OISE service; and working collaboratively with related units across OISE and the University of Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, three recent research publications, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), and three confidential letters of reference. Letters of reference must be sent directly by the referee (on official letterhead, signed and scanned) to Professor Njoki Wane, Chair, Department of Social Justice Education at: by the closing date. All other application materials must be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system by the closing date at: Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: The closing date for applications, including reference letters, is November 18, 2019. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the department at Social justice education has long been a banner for expansive conversations in critical education taking place across the globe. Our department meaningfully contributes to these broader conversations while also maintaining a distinctive place in the field through our interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focus in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department of Social Justice Education supports knowledge, skills, and approaches that are commonly at the edges of mainstream disciplinary educational research and pedagogy. For more information, please visit the SJE web page at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has, for more than a century, made major contributions to advancing education, human development and professional practice around the world. OISE was ranked 7th in the world for Education by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, holding first rank in the subject among Canadian institutions and among public universities in North America. With a network of approximately 100,000 alumni, over 3,000 students, 4 graduate departments, and 15 research centres, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship and a commitment to equity and social justice. For more information, please visit OISE’s homepage at: Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest and most research-intensive university and the only Canadian university to be named in the top 25 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities, the University of Toronto's vibrant academic life is enhanced by the cultural diversity of its own and surrounding community.
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 see All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

9. 2020 National Essay Challenge (NEC) / Concours national d'essais de 2020 (CNE) (January 6, 2020)

To promote policy-relevant research by emerging scholars, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is running the 2020 National Essay Challenge for graduate students in Canadian universities.
- You must be a graduate student enrolled at a Canadian university for the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Your essay must be an empirical research paper, using qualitative or quantitative methodologies.
- Your essay cannot be co-authored and you must have the support of a professor.
How do I enter?
- First, send an email to ( to access the 2020 National Essay Challenge group on GCcollab, where you will find information about the requirements of the challenge.
- Once you are a member of the 2020 National Essay Challenge GCcollab group, you will need to submit your expression of interest by January 6, 2020.
- If you are planning to access Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres, you will need to have submitted your proposal by November 6, 2019.
Selected students will receive:
- An IRCC certificate of achievement;
- An invitation to present their essay in Ottawa at an IRCC Research Matters Event (with travel paid);
- $500 towards an academic conference.