CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, November 13, 2019



1. Book Publication: "Inside Killjoy's Kastle" (UBC Press and AGYU Press, 2019) edited by CFR Associate Allyson Mitchell and Cait Mckinney
2. Article Publication: “On These Bones: The Queer Regenerations of the Toronto Gay Village Serial Killings” By CFR Research Associate Jin Haritaworn in TOPIA 40

1. CFR Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series & the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health Present: Dr. Joyce Green Symposium (November 14, 2019)
2. CFR and GFWS Present: "State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia" Symposium and Annual GFWS Lecture with Dr. Nisha Kapoor (Dec 5, 2019)


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


1. Notice from York University Office of Research Ethics - Protocol Submission Deadline
2. Call Out For Clothing: Trans Feminist Action Caucus (TFAC), CUPE 3903 Clothing Swap
3. Updates to Application Materials for SSHRC Connection Grants

1. Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, UofT: Scholars, Policymakers and Canadian Foreign Aid (November 14, 2019)
2. Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, UofT: Transnational Solidarity Networks in the Era of Gay Liberation: The Making of Gay Communities in North America, 1970s-1980s (November 14, 2019)
3. The Betinho* Project Seminar Series, Ryerson: “Syrian Newcomers' Resettlement in Brazil: The Role of the Civil Society” and “Human rights for whom? The Case of Waste Pickers in Brazil” (November 14, 2019)
4. The Betinho* Project Seminar Series, Ryerson: "Human Rights are for Criminals!" Moral Discourses on Human Rights and Police Violence in Contemporary Brazil (November 15, 2019)
5. Tubman Institute: Dilemmas of Gender, Violence & Reparations in Post-Conflict Uganda with Professor Annie Bunting (November 14, 2019)
6. Institute for Feminist Legal Studies: "Feminism's Medicine: Risk, Race, Gender, and Law in the Aids Epidemic" by Aziza Ahmed (November 14, 2019)
7. YCAR: Gender and Economic Inequality and Human Rights in South Korean Film: Screening of Madonna and Conversation with Director Shin Su-won (November 14, 2019)
8. Toronto Workers’ History Project and University of Toronto Press Book Launch: Radical Housewives by Julie Guard (November 15, 2019)
9. Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) and Linkoping University: THE GIRL: From Expansive Imaginings to Embodied Experience Symposium at York University (November 15-16, 2019)
10. Montreal Workshop in Critical Philosophy of Race at McGill University (November 15-16, 2019)
11. Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies: (En)countering Hatred: Lessons from Charlottesville (November 18, 2019)
12. Faculty of Environmental Studies: The Art and Politics in Imagining a Free Gaza: A Discussion of Justin Podur's New Novel, Siegebreakers (November 19, 2019)
13. Webinar for Members of The Federation for the Humanities and Social Science: An Intro to Defamation Law (November 21/December 4, 2019)
14. Sexual Representation Collection at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, UofT: Mireille Miller-Young: The Black Erotic Archive (November 25, 2019)
15. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) 7th Anniversary (November 26, 2019)
16. The Sex Salon Speaker Series: "Queer, Creole, Contested: Caribbean Archives Reimagined" (November 27, 2019)
17. Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, the Faculty of Law, and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto: 2019 John Ll. J. Edwards Lecture: Professor Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College London) (November 28, 2019)
18. Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW) Presents: Undaunted: Into the Open (December 5-8, 2019)
19. The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security: Law and Disorder: A symposium and tribute to Margaret Evelyn Beare (March 14, 2020)

1. Call for Submissions: Law and Society Association (US) 2020 Annual Meeting/Conference in Denver Colorado (November 20, 2019)
2. IMISCOE 2020 Call for Papers: Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism: Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties (November 26, 2019)
3. Call for Papers: Wilson Institute for Canadian History- Doing History in Precarious Times Edited Collection (December 15, 2019)
4. Call for Papers: "The End of the World As We Know It"? McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History (January 6, 2019)
5. Call for Papers for Edited Volume Marxism and Migration (February 1, 2020)
6. Call for Abstracts: 07th International Conference on Gender & Women’s Studies 2020 (May 15, 2020)

1. Laura Bassi Scholarship (November 25, 2019)
2. SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grants Competition on “Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity” (December 10, 2019)
4. 2020-21 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships (January 13, 2020)


1. Book Publication: "Inside Killjoy's Kastle" (UBC Press and AGYU Press, 2019) edited by CFR Associate Allyson Mitchell and Cait Mckinney
“Inside Killjoy’s Kastle” (UBC Press and AGYU Press, 2019) explores the making and experience of an immersive walk-through lesbian-feminist haunted house created by artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue. Taking the kastle as a starting point, contributors to this volume consider the role of lesbian feminist histories and direct-action aesthetics in contemporary queer and feminist communities as they produce new ways of knowing about the past.
Congratulations, Allyson, on this fantastic accomplishment!

2. Article Publication: “On These Bones: The Queer Regenerations of the Toronto Gay Village Serial Killings” By CFR Research Associate Jin Haritaworn in TOPIA 40
On These Bones: The Queer Regenerations of the Toronto Gay Village Serial Killings
The story of Bruce McArthur, the white gay man convicted of killing eight men, most of whom were South and West Asian, repeats the well-worn trope of the rotten apple. But unlike with other serial killers, whose pathological qualities often become a media focus, it is Bruce McArthur’s uncanny normalcy—his everyman qualities, his fun disposition, his regular status as a well-known and well-liked patron and entrepreneur on Church Street—that came to dominate the local and national mediascape. This innocent view of the gay village and its wider surrounding entities—city, nation, West—is put into question by the subjugated archives of the queer and trans Black and Indigenous people and people of colour (QTBIPOC) who contributed to the collaboratively curated archive that this article is born from (Choi 2018; Haritaworn, Moussa and Ware 2018; Haritaworn, Moussa and Ware with Rodriguez 2018; Moussa 2019, Rodriguez and Panag 2016; Ware 2017). In this archive, the successful territorialization of the village becomes apparent as an effect of a carceral city that is not only neoliberal, but also racial and colonial, and that treats low-income trans women of colour in particular as excessive. Using media ethnography conducted in 2017 and 2018 (before McArthur went to trial) as well as writings by and interviews with QTBIPOC in Toronto conducted between 2014 and 2018, the article provides a snapshot of the saga, which at the time of publication is ongoing, and which occurs at the particular historic conjuncture of a waning diversity regime that identifies respectable LGBT subjects as its transitional
objects, of the global rebirth of an unfettered racism that is revealing itself behind its neoliberal multicultural camouflage, and of a finance-capitalist condominium boom that is fast erasing the traces of QTBIPOC loving and living. To queer urban justice in this lethal environment, and to prefigure futures that go beyond murderous inclusions, means to remember differently and to step into the unfinished legacies of geographic and historical subjects who are rarely missed and whose removal has been constitutive of urban and academic spaces designated progressive.


1. CFR Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series & the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health Present: Dr. Joyce Green Symposium (November 14, 2019)
The Centre for Feminist Research Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series
& the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health Present:
Co-organized by Drs. Elaine Coburn (International Studies, Glendon) and Sean Hillier (Health)
10-11AM: workshop
Open to graduate students and junior faculty; limited space available
York University – Keele Campus. You will receive your attendance confirmation from the CFR Coordinator via email
Click here to request to attend the workshop
1-3PM: Dr. Joyce Green keynote + Q&A
Enabling Reconciliation or Enabling Colonialism?
Transforming in Conditions of Colonialism and Ecological Crisis
The justification for depriving Indigenous peoples of land, resources, jurisdiction, sovereignty, and respect relies on racist ideology, theology and views of development, inevitability and superiority. In what is now called the settler state of Canada, the solution to the imposition and continuation of colonialism on Indigenous nations has been deceptively marketed as reconciliation - not decolonization.
The practice of colonialism has led to destructive approaches to the ecosystems in which we are all located. While the situation is dire for both Indigenous peoples and our climate, there is hope and transformation to be found in solidarities emerging across communities, countries, and generations.
Keynote information:
Light refreshments provided starting 12.45PM
Open to all. Second Student Centre, Second Floor Convention Hall.
York University – Keele Campus. Click here to RSVP
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Please contact CFR Coordinator Julia Pyryeskina at
About the speaker:
Dr. Joyce Green is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Regina.
She has taught in the fields of Canadian politics, women and politics, and Native studies. Her research interests have focused on issues of decolonization in Canada, and of democracy in Canada. Most recently she has been preoccupied with the project of Indigenizing the university and with reconciliation problematics. Her published work has dealt with Indigenous-state relations; Indigenous feminism; citizenship, identity, and racism in Canada’s political culture; Indigenous human rights and with reconciliation in Canada. She is the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books, 2007; 2nd. ed 2017) and of Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights (Fernwood Publishing 2014).
Dr. Green is of English, Ktunaxa, and Cree-Scottish Metis descent, and her family’s experiences have provoked much of her scholarly and political work. She currently lives in ʔa•kiskaqⱡi?it, in ʔamak̓is Ktunaxa  (Cranbrook, B.C., in Ktunaxa territory).
Event co-sponsors:
Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Office of the Dean-Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, York Indigeneity in Teaching and Learning Fund-Office of the Vice Provost Academic, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Council.

2. CFR and GFWS Present: "State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia" Symposium and Annual GFWS Lecture with Dr. Nisha Kapoor (Dec 5, 2019)  
The Centre for Feminist Research, in collaboration with The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, Presents:
State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia symposium
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Location: 109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room), York University, 4700 Keele St
Link to Facebook event
Directions to York University,+4700+Keele+St,+Toronto,+ON+M3J+1P3,+Canada/@43.7115295,-79.5157426,12z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d4cd330b767bfb:0xdbb899cc9da76d19!2m2!1d-79.5018684!2d43.7734535!3e3?shorturl=1
York University campus map
Accessible entrance on the north-east side of the building!m/344229
Gender Neutral Washroom: Room 119A
Wayfinding signs will be posted on the day of the event
How do contemporary practices of governmentality shape Islamophobia? Bringing together international and Canadian scholars, activists and emerging scholars, the symposium explores the implications of British and Canadian state national security strategies for the civil liberties of Muslim subjects, and the ways these regulations shape and reinforces the discourses of Islamophobia.
10am-12pm:  'Meek', 'Mother', 'Monster': Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women by Dr. Nisha Kapoor
Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Annual Lecture
12-1pm: catered lunch
1-3.30pm: Panel and Q&A with Dr. Jasmin Zine, Khadija Cajee, and Hawa Mire
Click here to RSVP for the symposium!m/344229 Questions? Contact
“Meek', 'Mother', 'Monster': Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women” by Dr. Nisha Kapoor
Dr. Nisha Kapoor is the author of Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (2018, Verso). She is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at University of Warwick. Prior to that, she held appointments at the University of York (UK) and Duke University, where she was 2012-13 Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) and at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, 2015-18 entitled ‘Race, Citizenship and the State in the Context of the War on Terror’.
“Deemed High Profile: Kids on the No Fly List" by Khadija Caree
Khadija Caree is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of No Fly List Kids (@noflylistkids), a grassroots advocacy group whose work compelled the Federal Government to legislate changes to Canada’s Secure Air Travel Act after she discovered her infant son had been falsely flagged as a security risk.
"Islamophobia and the Security Industrial Complex" by Dr. Jasmin Zine
Dr. Jasmin Zine (Wilfrid Laurier University) has developed award winning curriculum on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism and worked with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe the Council of Europe, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on guidelines for educators and policy-makers on combating Islamophobia. She has completed a SSHRC-funded national study on the impact of 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and domestic security discourses and policies on Canadian Muslim youth and is finishing a book manuscript based on this study tentatively titled: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded research project mapping the Canadian Islamophobia industry in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Hawa Y. Mire is a diasporic Somali storyteller, writer, and strategist with more than a decade of experience in high-impact community-based initiatives, as well as the co-editor of MAANDEEQ, a collective of young Somali-demics from diverse fields who write about the Somali territories and the Somali diaspora. She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, where her research was preoccupied with storytelling as a site of social-boundary making, and is currently completing her PhD in anthropology at Carleton University.
Co-Sponsored by: YUGSA.

1. Call for Nominations: Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2018-19 (November 25, 2019)
Please note:
The following is an announcement for a PhD dissertation award.
Named in honour of Dr. Mary McEwan, a feminist psychiatrist, this annual award of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one PhD dissertation produced in 2018-19 at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre will choose the winners.
If you have dissertations that were recommended for awards in 2018-19 (dissertations defended between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 are eligible), please consider putting them forward for this award. The submission deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019.
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. Notice from York University Office of Research Ethics - Protocol Submission
Please be advised that given the 20-day turn-around time for protocol approvals, protocols received after Friday November 22nd, 2019 will not be circulated to the committee until the New Year. In addition, due to the significant volume of protocols generally received in November, protocols received up to and including Friday November 22nd, 2019 will be reviewed by the committee; however, committee comments and/or approvals may not be forwarded to the researchers until the first week in January 2020.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at ext. 55914 or at
Best Regards,
Alison M. Collins-Mrakas M.Sc., LLM
Sr. Manager and Policy Advisor, Research Ethics
Office of Research Ethics

2. Call Out For Clothing: Trans Feminist Action Caucus (TFAC), CUPE 3903 Clothing Swap
Have clothes sitting in your closet that you’ve been meaning to get rid of? We are accepting clothes of all genders and sizes for our TFAC clothing swap.
If you’re not a TFAC member but still have clothes that you’re looking to get rid of, we would welcome them.
Items can be dropped off all throughout November in 143 Atkinson Building (The CUPE 3903 Office).
Anything remaining after the swap will be donated.
TFAC members can participate in the holiday social and clothing swap. Come on out and enjoy a celebration of the end of the semester with other TFAC members, eat some goodies, and collect some clothes!
The TFAC holiday social and clothing swap will take place Monday, December 2nd from 1pm-5pm.
Questions? Feel free to contact Kelsey and Susannah at for more information

3. Updates to Application Materials for SSHRC Connection Grants
Recently, SSHRC did a modest update to its application materials for the Connection.
Here is the link for the updated description:
Here is the direct link to the updated instructions:
Three substantive changes that I spotted:
1- In the directions for the Letters of Support, the language has hardened – what used to be one “must” and two “should,” has become three “must.”  (See instructions for further details.)
2- Presenters’ pages – SSHRC has set the limit of completing 15 presenters’ pages in the main application (See instructions for further details).
3- The Research Contributions attachment and the Relevant Experience attachment have been merged into one document.
Contact Janet Friskney at for an updated template.

1. Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, UofT: Scholars, Policymakers and Canadian Foreign Aid (November 14, 2019)
Start Date and Time:
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:30PM
End Date and Time:
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30PM
Margaret Biggs, David Black, Stephen Brown
This year’s Bill Graham Centre-Massey College Distinguished  Visiting Scholar in Foreign and Defence Policy,  Dr. Margaret Biggs, one of Canada’s top public servants before retiring as president of CIDA in 2013, will join professors David Black (Political Science, Dalhousie) and Stephen Brown (Political Science, U Ottawa) in a roundtable discussion on relations between the academy and policymakers. This event celebrates the publication of the edited collection, A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid (University of Calgary Press).
Reception to follow.
Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History
Contact Information
Jack Cunningham
Rigby Room, St. Hilda's College, 44 Devonshire Place
Register here

2. Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, UofT: Transnational Solidarity Networks in the Era of Gay Liberation: The Making of Gay Communities in North America, 1970s-1980s (November 14, 2019)

Start Date and Time:
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00PM
End Date and Time:=
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30PM
Juan Carlos Mezo González
This talk discusses the relationship between the gay press and gay liberation movements in North America throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The talk traces how international solidarity efforts and the need to “build community” in order to advance gay liberation politics fueled gay activists’ “desire to connect” in the post-Stonewall era. The discussion is centered around two (interconnected) networks that brought together people working with Toronto’s gay periodical The Body Politic (1971-1987), San Francisco’s Gay Sunshine (1971-1982), Boston’s Gay Community News (1973-1999), Mexico City’s Política Sexual and Nuestro Cuerpo (1979), as well as academics, activists, intellectuals, and other people based in the U.S. and Mexico throughout the period covered in the study. Sponsor(s)
Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS)
Contact Information
Nikola Milicic
Centre for the Study of the United States
Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Register here

3. The Betinho* Project Seminar Series, Ryerson: “Syrian Newcomers' Resettlement in Brazil: The Role of the Civil Society” and “Human rights for whom? The Case of Waste Pickers in Brazil” (November 14, 2019)

The Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security invites you to attend the following seminar:
Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time: 4:30- 6:00 pm
Where: DCC-705 (Daphne Coxwell Health Complex Building) at 288 Church Street, Ryerson University ( almost corner with Dundas Street East)
Syrian newcomers' resettlement in Brazil: The role of the civil society
With Fabio Martinez Serrano Pucci
Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) of York University, Toronto, Canada.
Human rights for whom? The case of waste pickers in Brazil.
With Dieric Guimarães Cavalcante
Graduating in Law at  University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Research Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and Member of the Center for Studies on Labor Law and Social Security (NEDTS). Research Assistant at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
*Named after a Brazilian human rights and food activist, the Betinho Project aims to promote food security and participatory, democratic processes.

4. The Betinho* Project Seminar Series, Ryerson: "Human Rights are for Criminals!" Moral Discourses on Human Rights and Police Violence in Contemporary Brazil (November 15, 2019)

Friday, November 15     |     3:00 - 4:30 PM
Department of Sociology:  725 Spadina Ave., room 240.
The world has recently seen an increase in anti-human rights discourses. While in some countries this discourse has been associated with opposition to immigration, in Latin America, anti-human rights ideas are mainly related to a decades-long urban violence crisis. In Brazil, many see human rights as an anti-police discourse that serves only to shield criminals from punishment, leaving law-abiding' citizens' vulnerable. Recently, the rise of the far-right in the country has amplified this idea. The present talk addresses an ongoing research project on human rights discourses in Brazil. The two main objectives of the research are (1) to analyze how anti-human rights discourses have been mobilized in Brazilian traditional and social media; (2) to look at how Brazilians living in Canada, a country officially committed to human rights protection, perceive human rights.
Dr. Mariana Possas is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Ottawa.

5. Tubman Institute: Dilemmas of Gender, Violence & Reparations in Post-Conflict Uganda with Professor Annie Bunting (November 14, 2019)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 2:30 - 4:00 PM • 314 York Lanes
In this presentation, Professor Bunting will critically reflect on the challenging gendered politics of justice in post-conflict Uganda. Based on collaborative research conducted under the auspices of the Conjugal Slavery in War SSHRC Partnership project over the past five years, her paper analyses  the state of gendered transitional justice in Uganda and the role of research in pushing the discourse of gender violence and gender justice. In particular, she is interested in thinking through questions of complex victimhoods and complex perpetrator status.
Annie Bunting is an Associate Professor in the Law and Society program at York. Her research expertise includes socio-legal studies of marriage childhoods, feminist international law, and culture, religion and law. She is the co-editor of Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa (Ohio Univ. Press, 2016) with Benjamin Lawrance and Richard Roberts; and Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice (Univ. of British Columbia Press, 2017) with Joel Quirk.

6. IFLS Speaker Aziza Ahmed "Feminism's Medicine: Risk, Race, Gender, and Law in the Aids Epidemic" (November 14, 2019)
Speaker: Professor Aziza Ahmed,
Northeastern School of Law
12:30 – 2:30, ROOM 2027,
Osgoode Hall Law School
Kindly RSVP
How did the world come to see women as “at risk” for HIV? How did a disease of men come to kill women? Against a linear narrative of scientific discovery and progress, Feminism’s Medicine argues that it was women’s rights lawyers and activists that fundamentally altered the legal and scientific response to the epidemic by changing core conceptions of who was at risk of contracting HIV.  In other words, feminists not only changed the legal governance of AIDS, they altered the scientific trajectory of the epidemic.  In doing so, they moved resources towards women in the epidemic.  Feminists advocated for women to be seen as a risk group for HIV in multiple locations: in U.S. administrative agencies, courthouses across the country, as well as in global governance institutions. The talk will consider the impact of a diverse range of feminisms for its impact on scientific ideas, legal reform agendas, and the distributional consequences of feminist engagement in the AIDS epidemic.
Aziza Ahmed is Associate Professor of Law at Northeastern School of Law. She is an expert in health law, human rights, property law, international law, and development. Her interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on issues of both domestic and international law. Join the IFLS for this talk.
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7. YCAR: Gender and Economic Inequality and Human Rights in South Korean Film: Screening of Madonna and Conversation with Director Shin Su-won (November 14, 2019)

Gender and Economic Inequality and Human Rights in South Korean Film
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | 11:30am to 2:30pm | Room 007, Accolade East Building | York University
York welcomes Director Shin Su-won to screen her film Madonna (2015), which was premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. A conversation with Shin will follow.
Shin Su-won is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. She wrote and directed Passerby #3 (2010), Circle Line (2012), Pluto (2013), Madonna (2015), and Glass Garden (2017). Her films are highly recommended for the innovative cinematography, the astonishingly creative narrative structure, and the politically charged messages on human rights, economic inequality, and gender issues.
All are welcome.
This event is organized by Hong Kal (Visual Art & Art History) and presented with support from the Faculty and Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the York Centre for Asian Research, in association with the Korean Office for Research and Education.
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8. Toronto Workers’ History Project and University of Toronto Press Book Launch: Radical Housewives by Julie Guard (November 15, 2019)
Friday, Nov. 15, 3-5pm, Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil St.
For over a decade, Canada’s radical Housewives - a community-based women’s organization with ties to the communist and social democratic left - made front-page news. They stormed Parliament, exposed government lies and economic blunders, and called for state management of prices. Foreshadowing the contemporary food justice movement, they publicly accused food industry giants of profiteering and forming illegal trusts, demanding government investigations and prosecutions of corporate price-fixers. These actions sparked a fiery debate: were they devious Communists or politicized consumers?
Join us for the launch of Julie Guard's Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2019). Co-hosted by TWHP and University of Toronto Press.
Remarks by Franca Iacovetta. Songs by the Red Berets.

9. Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) and Linkoping University: THE GIRL: From Expansive Imaginings to Embodied Experience Symposium at York University (November 15-16, 2019)
THE GIRL: FROM EXPANSIVE IMAGININGS TO ENLIGHTENED EMBODIMENT is a two day symposium that seeks to reposition, relocate, and reframe girls within the context of both girl and child studies by asking: How do we delineate the boundaries of girlhood? Which girls are visible and which are invisible in these boundaries? What are the everyday practices of actual girls that work to challenge these narrow definitions and representations? How do girls 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?
The majority of symposium proceedings will take place in Room 519, Kaneff Tower at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON. This is a two day symposium, with programming running from 9 AM –2:30 PM on Friday, November 15 and from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 16. In addition to panels and keynotes, the symposium is partnered with two other events taking place in Toronto that weekend. The first is a Toronto Film and Media Seminar hosted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street W, Toronto ON), titled “Let’s Hear It for the Girls!” and scheduled to take place from 4:00 – 6:30 PM the evening of Friday, November 15. The second linked event is a book event celebrating the softcover launch of Youth Mediations and Affective Relations, coedited by Natalie Coulter and Susan Driver. The book celebration will take place later in the evening of Friday, November 15 following the
TFMS event at the Abbozzo Gallery, located at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON.
We ask that all attendees kindly reserve their spot on Eventbrite in advance of the symposium.
Kaneff Tower is located across the street from the north entrance to the York University subway station. At the subway station, there is an escalator and an elevator leading up to the north side entrance. There are no steps leading into the building, and there are working e-doors.
The majority of symposium proceedings will take place in Room 519, on the fifth floor of Kaneff Tower.
The fifth floor is accessible by elevator, and bathrooms on the same floor are equipped with e-doors and an accessible stall. All aisles and passageways have wheelchair clearance. We request that the event be kept scent-free.

10. Montreal Workshop in Critical Philosophy of Race at McGill University (November 15-16, 2019)

About this Event
The Montreal Workshop in Critical Philosophy of Race brings together scholars working at the intersection of critical philosophies of race, immigration, and disability. These are three traditionally underrepresented areas in philosophy that are today finding critical resurgence. This is the first workshop to be hosted by the Department of Philosophy at McGill with focus on these crucial philosophical questions, and represents an opening for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to spend time mulling them over.
The workshop will take place over one and a half days (starting Friday afternoon, November 15, and continuing all day Saturday, November 16). The workshop includes five speakers with commentaries on each paper (see abstracts below). There will be a roundtable of participants at the close of the workshop to allow time to reflect on the connections that can be woven between interventions. The workshop is pluralist in its methodologies, crossing philosophical and disciplinary boundaries. It aims to expand our understanding of critical philosophy of race.
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019: starts 2:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019: all day
The workshop is open to the public (by free registration) and accessible.
Friday, November 15th, 2019
14:30–14:45: Welcome and Introduction (Alia Al-Saji and Bryan Mukandi)
14:45–16:00: José Mendoza (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
“Go Back to Where You Came From!”: Racism, Xenophobia, and Why It Matters
Commentator: Celia Edell (McGill University)
Moderator: Sebastian Rodriguez Duque (McGill University)
16:15–17:30: Bryan Mukandi (University of Queensland)
Picturing Sanity, in Black and White
Commentator: Geneviève Vandewiele Nobert (McGill University)
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
10:30–11:45: Joel Reynolds (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
The Whiteness of Ability
Commentator: Muhammad Velji (McGill University)
Moderator: Emily Douglas (McGill University)
12:00–13:15: Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)
A Critical Phenomenology of Arab Racialization through Colonial Duration
Commentator: Bryan Mukandi (University of Queensland)
Moderator: Em Walsh (McGill University)
13:15–14:45: LUNCH
14:45–16:00: George Fourlas (Hampshire College)
Anti-Racist Posturing Versus Praxis
Commentator: Naïma Hamrouni (Université du Québec à Trois Rivières)
Moderator: Christine Wieseler (Skidmore College)
16:15–17:30: ROUNDTABLE
Moderators: Alia Al-Saji and Bryan Mukandi
George Fourlas (Assistant Professor, Applied Ethics, Hampshire College), "Anti-Racist Posturing Versus Praxis"
Mainstream discursive forces, especially the televised news media, and persons with institutional power respond to explicitly racist phenomena through a set of predictable scripts—the content of which will vary with ideological position. Typically left-seeming actors posture as beacons of anti-racism while unabashedly right leaning actors relate more strategically such that racism is regarded or disregarded as it augments power. The critique I level here is aimed primarily at those who posture as anti-racist, because despite good intentions, anti-racist posturing, especially of this scripted variety, ultimately reproduces or reinforces racial conflict. I describe and critique anti-racist posturing through two examples: The condemnation of “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” by Donald Trump, who he attempted to greet at the U.S. southern border with military force; and, the recent controversy between Shane Gillis and Andrew Yang. Anti-racist posturing stands in contrast to anti-racist praxis, which Andrew Yang attempted to realize in his relation to Gillis, and the distinction between the two modalities is ontological. In other words, following theorists like Angela Davis, I argue that anti-racist praxis involves an entirely different framework—an enactivist frame—for understanding sociality, agency, and accountability, and that racism cannot be combatted while maintaining an individualist understanding of human persons.
Bryan Mukandi (Lecturer, Medical Ethics, University of Queensland), "Picturing Sanity, in Black and White"
I dwell, in this paper, on the idea that sanity rests in part on some degree of conformity. This is the light in which I read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Mr Golyadkin, the protagonist from the novel, The Double. I similarly attempt to show how Antonin Artaud’s mental illness can be viewed in terms of an insufficient accomodation to societal norms and conventions. If sanity is tied to conformity and accomodating oneself to the status quo, however, what are the implications for the oppressed? Drawing on African literary figures - Bessie Head, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Veronique Tadjo and Dambudzo Marechera - I work to develop a picture of Black health.
José Mendoza (Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Lowell), "Go Back to Where You Came From!": Racism, Xenophobia, and Why It Matters"
Due to the fact that the recent upsurge in white supremacy has taken immigrants (or immigrant communities) as their primary targets, many have argued that we should call out this anti-immigrant hostility as racism. Others, however, have argued that, for the sake of conceptual clarity, we should instead refer to this hostility (and condemn it) as a form of xenophobia. The reason for this being that the primary targets of the recent anti-immigrant hostility have not been traditional racial groups per se (e.g., Blacks, Asians, or Native Americans) but instead members of racially heterogeneous groups (e.g.,members of the Latinx and Muslim communities). In this essay I try to make a case for a third alternative. I argue that while it might make more theoretical sense to refer to this hostility as xenophobia, it should nonetheless merit the same level of moral approbation as racism since they both function in the service of white supremacy.
Joel Reynolds (Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities, The Hastings Center), "The Whiteness of Ability"
It is widely known that black Americans are significantly more likely to be killed by the police than white Americans. What is less widely known is that nearly half of all people killed by the police in the USA are people with disabilities. The aim of this paper is to better understand the intersection of racism and ableism, specifically as it functions in contemporary forms of racialized eugenics such as police brutality and mass incarceration. Contributing to the growing literature at the intersection of philosophy of disability and critical philosophy of race, I argue that white supremacy is a process and apparatus of making abled and disabled. I conclude by suggesting that understanding white supremacy in this manner is an important coalitional tool in fights for social justice.
Alia Al-Saji (Associate Professor, Philosophy, McGill University), "A Critical Phenomenology of Arab Racialization through Colonial Duration"
The phenomenology of Arab racialization—how I find myself racialized as Arab in a number of Western contexts—is a vexed question. Not only is there an ambiguity surrounding what precisely might be racialized: is it really some essence of “Arabness” that is at stake; is it the association of “Arab” with Islamicate cultures and its conflation with Islam as religion; or could it be Orientalism that is at play? But there is also ambivalence in bringing the signifier “Arab” into the framework of race, if understood through a black-white binary. In this essay, I use a critical phenomenological approach to Arab racialization—a method that is at once, temporal, embodied, affective, and plural. My purpose is neither to discover some Arab sense of self that has been misrecognized in being positioned as other to the west; nor do I seek to inventory the stereotypes that constitute such othering, as if it were possible to simply eradicate them by making them conscious; such specularization may backfire resulting, instead, in a re-anchoring of the stereotype. Rather across a multiplicity of contexts of Arab racialization—and of western/colonial imaginaries—I aim to uncover epistemic and affective processes of projection and scapegoating, and to touch on the structuring temporality that sustains them.
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11. Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies Presents (En)countering Hatred: Lessons from Charlottesville (November 18, 2019)
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to invite you to a lecture and discussion with and between Deacon Don Gathers of the First Baptist Church and Rabbi Tom Gutherz of Congregation Beth Israel, both of Charlottesville, Virginia.
The speakers will address their experiences during the hateful events that took place in Charlottesville two years ago and about how the town's community has come together to counter the hatred expressed by the Unite the Right rally in 2017. Following their presentations, the floor will be open for discussion with the two speakers.
The discussion and Q&A will begin at 5pm on November 18, 2019 in 519 Kaneff Tower, at York University.
Kosher refreshments to follow.
Please RSVP to
We look forward to seeing at this important and moving event!
Carl S. Ehrlich, Director
Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

12. Faculty of Environmental Studies: The Art and Politics in Imagining a Free Gaza: A Discussion of Justin Podur's New Novel, Siegebreakers (November 19, 2019)
November 19, 2019, 12:30 - 2:15
HNES 142, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Justin Podur is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES). In his new thriller novel, Siegebreakers, a group of heroes from Palestine, Israel, and the US team up to break the siege on Gaza. As a political work of fiction, the book is a chance to think about whether art can challenge the way we think or feel about a political status quo. FES has gathered an interdisciplinary panel to talk about this intersection of art and politics, fact and fiction, peace and conflict.
Panelists will include:
Honor Ford-Smith is a poet, theatre worker and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her works include 3 Jamaican Plays (2011) and Lionheart Gal: Life-Stories of Jamaican Women (2005).
Catriona Sandilands is a writer, literary critic and Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her two most recent books are Rising Tides (2019) and Queer Ecologies (2010, with Bruce Erickson).
Yara Shoufani is a Lebanese-Palestinian activist. She has earned a Masters degree in Political Science and is currently the Executive Director of Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
Siegebreakers will be on sale courtesy of the York University bookstore

13. Webinar for Members of The Federation for the Humanities and Social Science: An Intro to Defamation Law (November 21/December 4, 2019)

An Introduction to Defamation Law– A Resource for Canadian Scholars
Clashes between free expression and the need to protect a person’s reputation are governed by law of defamation.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, has developed a member resource specifically on this topic.
In this webinar for Canadian scholars at any stage of their careers, presenters Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Jennifer Andrews and Chantal Richard will provide an overview of the legal principles and processes used to assess defamation in the context of academic work.
Join us and learn about:
•    How a basic understanding of defamation law can empower Canadian scholars
•    Defamation in institutional and personal contexts
•    General recommendations on how to deal with defamation lawsuits
Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa
Jennifer Andrews, President, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (English webinar)
Chantal Richard, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick (French webinar)
This is a members-only event, although both webinars and the member resource document will be posted online in January 2020 for the broader community to enjoy.
Please contact Philippe Cyr at with questions.
Register for the session in the language of your choice:
English webinar:  November 21, 2019 at 11:00am-12:00pm ET
French webinar:   December 4, 2019 at 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Le droit de la diffamation - introduction et rudiments: une ressource pour les universitaires canadiens.
Le droit de la diffamation permet de concilier la liberté d’expression et la protection de la réputation.
La Fédération des sciences humaines, en collaboration avec the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, a développée une ressource pour nos membres sur ce sujet.
Dans ce webinaire à l’intention des universitaires canadiens à divers stades de leur carrière, Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Jennifer Andrews et Chantal Richard dresseront un portrait général des principes et des processus utilisés pour évaluer la diffamation dans le contexte universitaire.
Joignez-vous à nous et apprenez-en plus sur :
•    comment la compréhension de base du droit de la diffamation peut aider les étudiants canadiens;
•    la diffamation dans des contextes institutionnels et personnels;
•    les recommandations générales sur la manière de réagir à une poursuite pour diffamation.
Conférenciers :
Stéphane Émard-Chabot, professeur à temps partiel, Université d’Ottawa
Jennifer Andrews, présidente, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (webinaire en anglais)
Chantal Richard, professeure agrégée, University of New Brunswick (webinaire en français)
Ce webinaire est réservé aux membres, mais il sera publié en ligne en janvier 2020 pour en faire profiter le grand public.
Pour toute question, communiquez avec Philippe Cyr à
Register here for English or here for French

14. Sexual Representation Collection at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, UofT: Mireille Miller-Young: The Black Erotic Archive (November 25, 2019)
November 25, 2019 4:30-6:30pm
Room 728, 140 St. George St (Bissell Building)
Join the Sexual Representation Collection at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies for its annual speaker series, featuring Mireille Miller-Young for a public lecture on The Black Erotic Archive.
The Black Erotic Archive, is an image-based project that explores black erotic photography, film, and ephemera from the late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries. Over nearly two decades, Dr. Miller-Young has uncovered a wealth of images that will finally be brought to light. From 8mm stag films made by small time pornographers in Harlem during the Depression to amateur-photographers in the 1970s, these images form an archive-not-yet-made, exposing how, even as sexuality remains a site of expropriation and trauma, black people also use sexual images to present themselves in ways that displayed complex subjectivities, desires, and labors. Because no central repository of black sexual cultural production exists, we must ask: what does it mean to archive and curate black sex?
Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara and the 2019-2020 Advancing Equity Through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She researches and teaches about race, gender, and sexuality in popular and porn cultures, and the sex industries. Her book, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography (Duke University Press, 2014) was awarded the Sara A. Whaley Prize for Best Book on Women and Labor by the National Women’s Studies Association and the John Hope Franklin Prize for Best Book by the American Studies Association. Dr. Miller-Young has published in numerous anthologies, academic journals, and news outlets including Porn Archives, Queer Sex Work, Sexualities, Meridians, The New York Times, Ms., The Washington Post, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, and $pread, a sex worker magazine. With Constance Penley, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Tristan Taormino, she is an editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (The Feminist Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology and has been translated into German (2014) and Spanish (2016). She is also lead editor of the recently published Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital. She is currently at work on three projects: Ho: Hustling, Hypersexuality, and the Erotics of Race; The Black Erotic Archive; and The Sex Worker Oral History Project.
For the graduate student seminar, students should RSVP to
When: November 25 at 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: 2 Sussex Ave, Innis 223

15. Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) 7th Anniversary (November 26, 2019)
Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: Charlie C Petch & Tunchai Redvers
Featured musician: Kianoush Khalilian
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, November 26, 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
Charlie C Petch award winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host & musical saw player, creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam," upcoming poetry collection with Brick Books
Tunchai Redvers Dene/Metis two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, & wanderer from Treaty 8 Northwest Territories, Co-Founder of We Matter, debut poetry book, Fireweed, with Kegedonce Press
Kianoush Khalilian  ney player & composer in traditional Iranian style, performed in Iran, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, and various venues in Canada,  music teacher
This event is partially supported by the League of Canadian Poets and the Toronto Arts Council.
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.

16. The Sex Salon Speaker Series Presents "Queer, Creole, Contested: Caribbean Archives Reimagined" (November 27, 2019)
GENEROUSLY CO-SPONSORED BY Caribbean Studies - University of Toronto
For the next iteration of the Sex Salon panel series, we are excited and fortunate to present "Queer, Creole, Contested: Caribbean Archives Reimagined" with Mónica Espaillat Lizardo (PhD candidate in History, University of Toronto), Kayla Carter (Founder and Executive Director of The Black Artist Market Toronto), and Brianna Roye (Independent Photographer and Artist).
In this panel, space is opened to reimagine ideas of legitimate histories, legitimate archives, and legitimate knowledge production within the Caribbean (to queer the Caribbean). Focusing particularly on the idea of alternative archives, this panel will be chaired by Mónica Espaillat Lizardo (History, University of Toronto), who will present their doctoral work in progress that posits alternative queer archives of Dominican belonging (oral/performance/visual) and contests the formal state-sponsored archives that silence/erase the lives of Black and queer Dominicans. Lizardo will speak in conversation with Kayla Carter and Brianna Roye, two Afro-Caribbean Canadian artists, to reflect on queer Caribbean archives from theory to praxis.
About the panelists:
MONICA is a direct-entry PhD Candidate at the Department of History and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. As an Afro-Latinx immigrant and having lived in America illegally, her intellectual pursuits are motivated by material ethical political considerations. Her work as an educator is motivated by her desire to create accessible (un)learning spaces, particularly for students who exist on the margins of the education system. She believes that by changing the narratives through which we educate ourselves and future generations we can also alter the systems of exclusion that manifest violently on the lives of marginalized communities.
KAYLA CARTER is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and healer. She is a Tkaronto-based Black, disabled, chronically ill, femme survivor of Jamaican, Cuban, and Maroon ancestry and believes that her existence is not accidental, but deliberate. With a Masters in Health Studies, her research was on the epigenetics of ancestral trauma. Kayla has been an equity and diversity facilitator and consultant for over 10 years. Her work focuses on ancestral and intergenerational trauma, race, gender, sexuality, disability justice, reproductive justice and what it means to be unabashedly human.
Starting her career as an artist at the ripe age of 15, Kayla has performed to sold-out audiences. By using art as a means of symbiotic healing for herself and her audiences, her work has been described as “disarming beautiful and transformative”. Through her work as a healer and intuitive reiki practitioner, Kayla works with clients to work through mental health, self-care, self-love, ancestral and intergenerational trauma, sustainable forms of healing, and radical reproductive justice/healing. She is currently working towards becoming a birth doula for underserved communities.
Kayla is the Founder and Executive director of The Black Artist Market Toronto an artist market that is dedicated to carving out spaces for Black Artists to share and sell their art free from tokenization and with the support of their community. As the force behind her podcast, The Clearing by K, Kayla unpacks and demonstrates the ways storytelling is a powerful medium of healing by interviewing artists, healers, creatives and those who have something to say. She would like to thank her ancestors and remind them that their work was not in vain. She would also like to acknowledge and express gratitude to the Mississaugas of the Credit River and unceded Three Fires Confederacy Territories, as the land where she is currently a settler.
BRIANNA ROYE is a Jamaican-Canadian photographer from Toronto, Ontario, who identifies as a queer androgynous woman. She has worked for a number of music & art festivals, including Manifesto and Afropunk. She has exhibited her work in several shows, and primarily focuses on capturing Black and other POC in her community.
Location: University College, University of Toronto, Room 253
Due to the UC Revitalization Project Construction, there will be no wheelchair-accessible entrance to University College until further notice. Since the UC Quad is a high-traffic construction area during the project, the entry must be restricted as a safety precaution. We hope to have accessible entrance re-opened as soon as possible.  If you plan to attend Sex Salon and need accessibility assistance, please notify the event organizers at to arrange an escort through the construction zone. For information on all construction-related closures and a list of available entrances, please visit:
Extreme gratitude goes to the Caribbean Studies Program at University College for sponsoring this event.

17. Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, the Faculty of Law, and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto: 2019 John Ll. J. Edwards Lecture: Professor Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College London) (November 28, 2019)

Registration for the 2019 Edwards Lecture is currently at capacity. Please join the waitlist to be contacted should spaces become available. Please RSVP at
Almost twenty years since the negotiation of the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking, anti-trafficking law and discourse continue to be in a state of flux and dynamic evolution. The anti-trafficking field has gone from an early almost exclusive, preoccupation with sex work to addressing exploitation in varied labour sectors, reflected in the mainstreaming of the term ‘modern slavery’. Correspondingly, scholars and activists are going beyond the criminal law to propose alternate forms of regulation as manifest in human rights, labour and development approaches to trafficking. These trends would suggest a reduced focus on the nature of the work performed and a greater focus on the conditions under which it is performed. We could therefore expect that all forms of extreme labour exploitation whether in sex work or fishing or cotton cultivation would attract the equal application of anti-trafficking law. This is sadly not the case as cultures of ‘sex work exceptionalism’ persist and are gaining strength around the world.
In my lecture, I ask why. I interrogate the sexual politics of anti-trafficking discourse by revisiting its contentious history. I examine what the expanded understanding of trafficking has meant for feminist theorising and mobilising on sex work and trafficking and how sex workers’ groups have responded. I explore the terrains on which feminists, sex workers, conservatives and left-progressive movements engage with each other and with the state and which alliances have been brokered successfully and which ones have failed to materialise. Importantly, I question what this has meant for long-term struggles for a politics of redistribution within the sex sector. I conclude by reflecting on how anti-trafficking campaigns play out in postcolonial contexts and what this means for retheorising the sexual politics of anti-trafficking discourse.
The annual Edwards Memorial Lecture is delivered in honour of the Centre’s founder, Professor John Ll. J. Edwards. This public lecture is presented by The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, the Faculty of Law, and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lori Wells at 416-946-5824 or email and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

18. Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW) Presents: Undaunted: Into the Open (December 5-8, 2019)

About RAW:
Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW) is one of the few all-Asian, all-womxn Taiko drumming groups in the world. Formed in 1998, we carry on the diasporic Taiko tradition that grew out of Asian American and Asian Canadian mobilization in the 60s and 70s. RAW plays large taiko drums as creative resistance for social change, carving space for self-expression, education and community building.
About Our Project:
Inspired by the sold-out success of RAW's last two concerts (From Rage Comes 2013 and Crooked Lines 2016), Undaunted: Into the Open is a jam of both new originals and beloved songs played on booming drums; story vignettes on resistance, resilience, and what lives on through collective struggle; and collaborations with exciting new guest artists!
Undaunted: Into the Open will showcase RAW's well-loved brand of ferocity and spirit that charges audiences with energy and harnesses rage for change, hope, and joy.
Concert Dates and Tickets:
Thursday December 5th (Open Dress Rehearsal), Friday December 6th at 8pm, Saturday December 7th at 8pm and Sunday December 8th at 2pm. Get your tickets here:
We are also crowdfunding support for our concert at this link:

19. The Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security presents Law and Disorder A symposium and tribute to Margaret Evelyn Beare (March 14, 2020)

9.30 AM - 1.00 PM: Symposium:
(Two or three panels with substantive contributions from academics)
panel one: on policing from a local perspective
panel two: on policing in a global context (money laundering, organized crime, cyber-crime, corruption etc.)
Coffee and light snacks for the breaks.
l.00 PM: Lunch for Symposium participants
1.45 - 3.00 PM: Honouring Margaret and her work:
Panel:  Margaret's contributions:  human rights, restorative justice, the Nathanson Centre, York University, social justice and community activism.
3.00 PM: Wine toast to Margaret.
4.00: - 5.30: Nhai Nguyen Beare invites everyone to join her at a reception.
Location of Symposium, lunch and Tribute: Osgoode OPD (Yonge and Dundas)
Location of Reception (tbd)

1. Call for Submissions: Law and Society Association (US) 2020 Annual Meeting/Conference in Denver Colorado (November 20, 2019)
If you are interested in submitting a paper or other activity proposal for inclusion in the Law and Society Association (US) 2020 Annual Meeting/conference in Denver Colorado, the submission deadline is Nov. 20, 2019, by 11.59 US ET/adjusted for winter. The 2020 LSA conference is being held from Thursday, May 28th (starting at 8am) and ends on Sunday, May 31 at noon.
As detailed on the LSA Denver 2020 website, all scholars interested in participating in the Annual Law and Society Association Meeting are invited to submit a paper or other activity proposal. The Program Committee of the LSA welcomes anyone studying interdisciplinary socio/economiclegal issues to submit a proposal.
Students at all levels are considered to be scholars for purposes of these meetings. Faculty and staff assistance in bringing this opportunity to the attention of students is requested where possible!
The theme of this Annual LSA meeting is Rule and Resistance. But, papers on virtually any topic are welcome -- and this email is an invitation to consider submitting a paper to be included in the panels and events being organized by myself and Prof. Ann Mumford, King's College Law, cochairs of Collaborative Research Network #38, International Sociolegal Feminisms (CRN38). [Details of CRN38 are provided below]
To submit a paper or other type of proposal for the the Denver LSA generally or for CRN38 specifically:
To find the paper submission information and instructions, go to this link on the LSA Denver 2020 Meeting website:
When submitting your proposal, there is space to record a request to be associated with CRN38 if you wish. Even if you do not fill this in, there is considerable likelihood that the LSA meeting organizers will forward us unassigned proposals that fall within the terms of reference and purposes of CRN38 as detailed below.
SPECIAL REQUEST re CRN #38: Once your proposal is submitted, you will receive an email with the subject line: "LSA 2020 - Paper Submission has been received" (or something similar).  Please forward that email to me or Ann Mumford (<> or<>) so that we know you have submitted a proposal for our stream of panels. We can then work with the LSA office to collect all your proposals and organize them into sessions.
SPECIAL REQUEST re SOCIO/ECONOMIC, TAX, FISCAL, and/or BUDGET papers: Papers that may overlap with other CRNs, such as with CRN #31 (Law, Society, and Taxation) may be included in joint CRN panels or roundtables. Let us know if you are open to that!
Other points to note: Paper proposals do not commit you to writing your complete paper by the conference date. Once your proposal is accepted, we require an outline, power point slides, and/or a working draft that you can send the chair of your event in early May 2020 to assist in planning your panel.
There are limits on the numbers of paper or roundtable participations per person -- But, even when that limit is reached, you can volunteer to play the role of chair and/or discussant in other sessions. Ann Mumford and I will organize that part of it for CRN38, so if you would like to take on that role too, email us with the subject line LSA: volunteering as chair/discussant.
About CRN38 (LSA Collaborative Research Network #38):
LSA Collaborative Research Network #38 began informally at Queen's University in 2005, and by 2010 was formed officially with the support of the LSA for the purpose of accelerating the exchange of interdisciplinary, international, comparative feminist research on how domestic, transnational, and international law, economic policies, and diverse governance practices affect women in all types of societies, and for all those affected by poverty, urban-rural divides, Indigenous status and issues, racialization, colonization, and the allocations of resources, governance authority, and voice. Although many policy issues affecting women are embedded in specific domestic social contexts and legal regimes, gendered patterns of power have remained deeply entrenched over time and place, and are as yet still not fully documented in ways that effectively generate improved social, economic, political, and personal outcomes. Every few years, CRNs are invited to form special short-term CRNs that are eligible to obtain LSA grants to support conference papers for those with no access to travel funds. (2020 is NOT such a year, however.)
Feminist collaborations across national and political boundaries can quickly expand understanding of fundamental problems, options for strategic transformations, and impact assessment methods. The aim of CRN38 is to promote cross-national and multi-disciplinary reflective knowledge about the way women's and men's opportunities are shaped by their societies' histories, including Indigenous histories and present situations, colonial and decolonizing issues, poverty, food security, geographies, climate change, and global-north/south inequalities, including eg gendered conditions associated with family structures, formal and informal labour, governance structures, fiscal and other economic policies, and nongovernmental institutions that may affect domestic practices, including overseas aid, international financial agencies such as the IMF, World Bank, and OECD. The aim is also to over-bridge the reality gaps exposed by feminist theories, analytic research methods,and  gender/identities equality guarantees in international and domestic laws by placing different methods of research in the interactive contexts of theory and practice over time for the purpose of attaining substantive equality for all those not treated equally under current socioeconomic/legal conditions.
Members of this international collaborative research network are actively engaged in cross- and multi-disciplinary feminist socio-legal scholarship in the areas of Indigenous issues, racialization, violence, health, family relations, economic policies, tax and budget policies, equality strategies, sports, multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination, international legal and human requirements of substantive equality for all, and gender/identities histories, and are interested in expanding the range of collaboration within CRN38 and among other research groups to identify new and urgent issues that are not yet being addressed adequately.

2. IMISCOE 2020 Call for Papers: Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism: Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties (November 26, 2019)
Onward migration and multi-sited transnationalism: complex trajectories, practices and ties
Panel proposal for the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference
Luxembourg, 30 June – 2 July 2020
Panel organisers:
Jill Ahrens - Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Russell King - University of Sussex, UK
Research on transnationalism aims to understand the connections and practices of individuals, communities and institutions that transcend the boundaries of the nation-state. Thus far, empirical research on transnationalism has usually focused on the cross-border practices, identifications and networks that encompass one origin country and a particular destination country. Yet, there has been a growing awareness that migrant trajectories can be more complex and fragmented – spanning multiple countries, regions and places. Seasonal workers engage in multi-directional moves to sustain their livelihoods. Refugees can traverse and settle in numerous countries in their search for protection. Highly-paid professionals are encouraged to move across several countries to advance their careers. Migrant families often establish multi-sited households and their geographical constellation can evolve over time.
This panel therefore aims to examine the connections between onward migration and transnationalism. We use the category of ‘onward migrant’ to refer not only to those who have moved across borders regularly, but also migrants who moved semi-legally or irregularly. We encourage the submission of papers by scholars from different disciplines and career stages employing a variety of methods. Papers can explore, but are not limited to, the following questions:
How does transnationalism shape onward migration intentions and experiences?
How does onward migration affect transnational practices?
How do the transnational lives of onward migrants differ depending on gender, age, class, ‘race’, legal status, educational attainment, etc.?
What is distinctive about the transnational lives of onward migrants?
How do transnational ties and practices of onward migrants compare with those of one-step migrants or non-migrants?
What are the methodological implications of onward migration in terms of multi-sited transnationalism?
Please send your abstract of up to 250 words, a title and institutional affiliation to:
Deadline for submission: 26 November 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance: 29 November 2019
Notification about panel acceptance by IMISCOE: February 2020
More info about the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference:

3. Call for Papers: Wilson Institute for Canadian History- Doing History in Precarious Times Edited Collection (December 15, 2019)

In July 2019, the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University hosted a critical and thought-provoking workshop, Doing History in Precarious Times, with the Ontario History and Social Studies Teachers’ Association.
Inspired by this workshop, we are issuing a Call for Chapters for scholars and educators to contribute a chapter and/or teaching reflection to an edited collection that will continue to explore approaches to teaching of history in the precarious conditions of the twenty-first century, as well as historicize what it means to teach in today's precarious times. At this stage, we are soliciting abstracts from potential contributors. The intent of this edited collection is to bring historians and educators together to build conceptual and pedagogical bridges between the ways educators navigated precarious times in the past and the ways we can understand teaching in precarious times in the present. We hope this collection will explore approaches to scholarship and pedagogy in teaching and learning Canadian history in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary contexts that respond to the precarity of the world outside the classroom.
We welcome you to consider and discuss the following questions in your chapters:
• What do “precarious times” mean for doing and teaching history, and how do we navigate this landscape as historians and educators? In short: what is at stake?
• What approaches, tools, and sources help us navigate precarity in teaching and the production of scholarship?
• How have times been precarious before? How did people teach and research then?
• What is the relationship between historical scholarship and teaching in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary settings?
While we are open to chapters that respond to these questions through a variety of topics, we are especially looking for chapters that cover topics such as:
• Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
• Climate change and climate injustice
• Social activism & protest
• Immigration, displacement, migration, transnationalism
• Employment (i.e. contract teaching, union organizing, strikes)
• Teaching and learning in non-traditional sites of education (i.e. museums, archives, tours)
We are currently soliciting abstracts of no more than 350 words for potential contributions.
Abstracts are due November 22. Authors will be contacted in December. Final papers between 4,000-7,000 words will be due in the Spring.
Please send papers to with the subject line “Doing History in Precarious Times.” Please send any questions to
We will also be accepting shorter, teaching reflections between 750-1,500 words about teaching experiences in elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and non-traditional sites of education.
Drafts of these reflections are due December 15.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to your submissions!
Dr. Mary Chaktsiris & Dr. Samantha Cutrara

4. Call for Papers:"The End of the World As We Know It"? McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History (January 6, 2019)
McGill-Queen’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Conference in History Presents:
The End Of The World As We Know It?
Catastrophe, Destruction, and Apocalyptic Visions
Overview: The Organising Committee for The McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History and the History and Classical Studies Graduate Student Association (HCGSA) invites graduate students to submit proposals for its seventeenth annual conference. Co-chaired by Sonya Pihura and Jean-Philip Mathieu, McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History seeks to create a space for graduate students to contribute to a meaningful conversation focusing on the theme of “The End Of The World As We Know It?: ”. The conference will take place at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec on March 12th and 13th, 2020.
Between the recent resurgence of populism, looming fear of economic collapse, and the impending threat of climate change, it is easy to feel that the world as we know it is coming to an end. In the past there have been times when people similarly thought they were living through the end of the world, or at least the end of the world as they knew it, whether as a result of epidemic disease, financial crashes, colonisation, enslavement, revolutions, or natural disasters and changes in climate. This conference will seek to discuss the following questions and themes: When and why did people believe that the world, or, at least, their world, was ending? How did people resist changes to the established norms?
Submissions: We welcome submissions that address one or more of the following themes, but the list is only suggestive:
History of apocalypticism and dystopia in media
Indigenous Studies
Environmental History
Medical and Epidemic History
History of Capitalism
Economic History
History of Emotions
Nationalism and Revolution
Eschatology and Theology
Colonisation and Decolonisation
History of Slavery
Genocide Studies
Diaspora/Forced Migration
Graduate students interested in participating in the conference should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, as well as a brief academic biography in PDF format titled Lastname_MQ2020 to by January 6, 2019. Accepted papers will be grouped into panels by theme, and each presentation should last between 15-20 minutes.

5. Call for Papers for Edited Volume Marxism and Migration (February 1, 2020)
Call for Papers for Edited Volume Marxism and Migration
Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2020
Editors: Genevieve Ritchie, Sara Carpenter, and Shahrzad Mojab
Contact Information:
Introduction and Scope:
The present conditions of transnational migration are nothing short of alarming. Best described as a kind of social expulsion, these conditions range from migrant caravans and detained unaccompanied children in the United States to the thousands of migrant deaths at sea to the razing of self-organized refugee camps in Greece and to the massive internal and inter-regional dispersal of populations. At the very same time, technology firms are using refugee camps as testing grounds and migrants are targeted by the financial industry as an ideal investment and workforce. The chaos of migrations stretches globally yet differentially impacts countless communities. Migrants are simultaneously described as a dangerous threat, victims of state violence, culturally backward, and resilient workers, while activist talk of undoing border imperialism, decolonizing settler societies, or opening borders. We, therefore, find reason to pose the following questions: What are the historical continuities linking colonial dispossession to the displacements and dispossessions internal to the imperialist stage of capitalism? To what extent do the conditions propelling migration cohere with, and even support, the state practices of managing class interests through the threat of crisis? Lastly, to what extent has the ostensible crisis of migration assisted with the criminalization of activists resisting state violence? Marxism and Migration seeks to theorize these chaotic and uneven conditions by centering the global relations of class struggle. The social relation of class struggle provides a framework for understanding and retheorizing the chaotic yet orderly conditions of global accumulation, displacement, and dispossession. We understand the capitalist social formation, with the bourgeoisie as its dominant class, as a set of dynamic social forces, relations, and forms of consciousness that privatize profit from socialized production. At the very same time, the bourgeoisie as a social class is internally divided and rivalrous, embedding a chaotic competition within the drive to maximize profit. Under such conditions the majority of people generate wealth for and are subjugated by a very select minority of people. Although the relations of class, determine the exploitation of working people, class struggle, as a social relation, encompasses myriad processes and practices of ideological repression, which include, without being limited to, hetero-patriarchy, racialization, illegalized migration, and white supremacy. Placing patriarchal capitalism, imperialism, racialization, and fundamentalisms at the center of the analysis Marxism and Migration hopes to build a more coherent and historically informed discussion of the present conditions of migration, resettlement, and resistance.
Call for Papers:
We welcome chapter proposals on a range of themes and topics, including but not limited to:
- Migrant workers, global accumulation, and expropriation
- The relationships among the state, the market, and im/migration
- Genocide, displacement, dispossession, and imperialism
- Global relations of immigration and emigration, particularly taking up questions of settler colonialism and indigenous resistance
- Rethinking of the theoretical, methodological, historical, and/or gendered approaches to studying migration and class struggle
- Migration, militarization and the edifices (walls, prisons, militarized borders, etc) of global class struggle
- The material conditions of non-status or undocumented communities and relations of resistance
- Anti-racist and queer Marxist feminist approaches to im/migration
Submission Instructions:
Please submit a 500-word abstract (including a working title for the proposed chapter), and a short biography (100 words) to with the subject line “Edited Volume Submission.”
In addition to outlining the method, empirical or theoretical evidence, and conceptual framing for the chapter, the abstract should also include a discussion of how the proposed chapter relates to key literatures and the central themes of Marxism and migration. Final chapters will be approximately 8,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. This call for proposals has been developed in consultation with a leading academic publisher. Following the initial selection of proposals, a full book proposal will be sent to the publisher for review. Upon acceptance, chapter authors will be sent detailed guidelines. Chapters must be original and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere.
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: February 1, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2020
Complete Chapters Due: August 31, 2020
Notification of Revisions: October 2020
Final Chapters Due: January 10, 2021

6. Call for Abstracts: 07th  International Conference on Gender & Women’s Studies 2020 (May 15, 2020)
07th  International Conference on Gender & Women’s Studies 2020
15-16 June 2020 - Singapore
Unique Conferences Canada and International Center for Research & Development with their global conference partners wish to announce that the 07th  International Conference on Gender & Women’s Studies 2020 will be held on 15-16 June, 2020 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore for the seventh time.
GWS2020 is a two day interactive international forum which will create a platform for Academics, Practitioners, Researchers, Professionals and students to come together, and review their research findings, exchange ideas and discuss emerging trends in Gender & Women's studies.
The abstracts of the registered presenters will be published in the printed conference book with an International Standard Book Number
(ISBN)  as well as online with the ISSN 2659-2460. The online publication will be forwarded for Indexing to ISI/Thomson Reuters.Also, the registered presenters will get the opportunity to submit their full papers to the journals mentioned in the conference website (
-       ISI/Thomson Reuters index Publication
-       Four supporting journals (
-       Skill development workshops
-       Global audience
-       World class speakers
-       Valuable certificate for presentation
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to this important conference and to register for the conference in order to schedule your presentation and to get your abstract published. The early bird registration deadline is 30 December 2019.
For more details please visit the conference website:
Given below are some useful links:
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Registration Details:
Abstracts Submission Deadline: 15 May 2020
Registration Deadline: 20 May 2020
Paper Submission Deadline: 30 May 2020
We hope to meet you in Singapore!
Best Wishes
Prabhath Patabendi
Convener - GWS2020
Web address:

1. Winter 2019 funding: Laura Bassi Scholarship (November 25, 2019)
The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in December 2019:
Winter 2019
Application deadline: 25 November 2019
Results: 15 December 2019
All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at:

2. SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grants Competition on “Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity” (December 10, 2019)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to SSHRC's Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.  Proposals are sought that assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity.” The online application form will be available in mid-November.  Further details on this funding opportunity are provided below.
Objectives: To support researchers in producing knowledge synthesis reports and evidence briefs that-
support the use of evidence in decision-making and the application of best practices; and assist in developing future research agendas
Objectives are three-fold:
State of Knowledge and Research Gaps
- critically assess the state of knowledge of the future challenge theme under consideration from a variety of sources as appropriate;
- identify knowledge strengths and gaps within the theme; and
- identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme.
Research Data
- assess the quality, accuracy and rigour (i.e., methodological approaches) of current work in the field; and
- identify strengths and gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
Knowledge Mobilization
- engage cross-sectoral stakeholders (academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors) and/or First Nations, Métis and Inuit rights-holder throughout the project to mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices; and
- use effective knowledge mobilization methods to facilitate the sharing of research findings with cross-sectoral stakeholders and Indigenous rights-holders.
Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research.  Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps.
Please consult the link at the bottom of this email for a description of each themes, sub-themes and sub-questions that are relevant to this Call.
Value: Up to $50,000
Duration: 1 year
Submission to ORS for review – December 10, 2019
Submission to agency – January 7, 2020 (Eastern Time)
Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC – no later than 12noon on January 7, 2020
For further details and application process, please consult SSHRC’s web site at:

3. 2020-21 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships (January 13, 2020)
2020-21 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships
The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2020-21 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2020-2021. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title "York Fellow of Massey College" remains for life or while mutually agreeable.
The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program.
Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite the Munk School of Global Affairs and very close to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an increasing number come from York University. (See below for a list of past successful candidates.) York Fellows and Visiting Scholars are expected to participate in the activities of the College and contribute to fulfilling its mission.
Selection Criteria
Applications will be assessed for the candidate's track record of research, proposed research plans, their fit with Massey College, and potential to engage junior fellows.
Application Process & Deadline
Interested individuals are asked to submit to the Office of Research Services a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, including reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, along with a current curriculum vitae, by Monday, January 13, 2020.  Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Abby Vogus, SIRI Specialist, SIRI, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, (
Submissions will be reviewed by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), which will then provide advice to the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) on top tier candidates.  The VPRI will then put forward the top three applications to Massey College for their consideration. Results are expected to be announced in Spring2020.
Past York Fellows of Massey College
2001-02 George Fallis, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2002-03 Elizabeth Cohen, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2003-04 John Mayberry, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2004-05 Jonathan Warren, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
2005-06 Katey Anderson, Department of Humanities, Faculty of LA&PS
2006-07 Sampa Bhadra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering
2007-08 Stephen Brooke, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2008-09 Maria Figueredo, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of LA&PS
2009-10 George Georgopoulos, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2010-11 Peer Zumbansen, Osgoode Hall Law School
2011-12 Laura Levin, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2012-13 Peter McKinnon, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2013-14 Alice MacLachlan, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS
2014-15    Michael Zryd, Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts
2015-16    Sarah Parsons, Department of Visual Art and Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
2016-17    Naomi Adelson, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18    Lily Cho, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19 Jennifer Steele, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health
2019-20    Richard Hornsey, Department of Computer Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering
Past Visiting Scholars at Massey College
2013-14 Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15    Francois Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15    Marshall McCall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
2014-15    Kathy Young, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2015-16    Douglas Hay, Osgoode Hall Law School & Department of History
2015-16    Leo Panitch, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS
2016-17    Heather Lotherington, Faculty of Education
2016-17    Patricia Burke Wood, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18    Karen Krasny, Faculty of Education
2017-18    David McNally, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19    Gabrielle Slowey, Department of Politics, Faculty of LA&PS
2018-19    Joan Judge, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2019-20    Andrew Dawson, Department of Sociology, Glendon College
2019-20    Dayna Nadine Scott, Osgoode Hall Law School and Faculty of Environmental Studies
Abby Vogus
SIRI Specialist, SIRI
Office of Research Services