CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, February 19, 2020

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EVENTS:
1. CFR Presents: Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia (March 9, 2020)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. New Release: Glossary on Gender-Based Violence
2. York Professor Andrea O'Reilly honoured with OCUFA's 2019 Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction
EVENTS:
1. HESO 2nd Annual Lecture with Kim Anderson & Rene Meshake “Injichaag: Storytelling and the Soul of an Indigenous Artist”  (March 4, 2020)
2. Korean Office for Research and Education Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now (March 6, 2020)
3. Book Launch: The Transcultural Streams of Chinese Canadian Identities, Edited by Jessica Tsui-Yan Li (March 6, 2020)
4. Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V: Struggles over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil (March 6, 2020)
5. Repression and Accommodation in Popular Claims for Social And Economic Rights With Sarah Biddulph, University of Melbourne (March 6, 2020)
6. Kurdish Studies: A Critical Zone with Keynote Speaker Dr. Handan Çağlayan (March 6+7, 2020)
7. CERLAC and CRS Present: The Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture: Central America Migrant in Limbo: Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses (March 11, 2020)
8. Queer Barriers: Safer Sex Technologies and the Politics of Risk with Chris Barcelos (March 12, 2020)
9. 12th Annual Anthropology Lecture with Professor John L. Jackson Jr (March 13, 2020)
10. Trauma and Violence Intervention Research Conference: Promoting Safety and Well-Being Across the Lifespan (June 10-11, 2020)
 CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: Robarts Centre Grad Conference in Canadian Studies (February 21, 2020)
2. Call For Abstracts: Speaking o Power: Feminist Theories and Praxes (March 7, 2020)
3. Call for Applications: 2020 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initia tive (SFARI) Collaboration on Sex Differences in Autism (April 21, 2020)
OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant Professor – Gender, Social Justice and Health (February 28, 2020)
2. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track, Teaching Stream – Assistant Professor – Curriculum Development, Experiential Education, Professional Development – Urban Studies (February 28, 2020)
3. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity and Indigenous Peoples (February 29, 2020)
4. Fellowship Opportunity: The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies (March 1, 2020)
5. Fellowship Opportunity: Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice (March 1, 2020)
6. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track - Sociology - California State University San Marcos (March 13, 2020)

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EVENTS:

1. CFR Presents: Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia (March 9, 2020)
SAVE THE DATE!
The Centre for Feminist Research is pleased to announce the next event in the Spotlight on Islamophobia Event Series:
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Anti-Blackness, Islam and Islamophobia
Date: Monday March 9, 2020
Time: 11:30 am -2:30 pm
Location: Founder’s College Room 305;  York University, 4700 Keele St
Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186489802662766/
By exploring the complex histories and expressions of Islam in Africa and Muslims of African origin, this lecture and workshop considers the intersections between Islamophobia, race and anti-blackness.
with panelists:
Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, teaching in the Department of Anthropology; public health researcher specializes in mental health whose work focuses on communities in the Caribbean and Canada
Yusra Khogali, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto Chapter, artist, community organizer and educator
Hannah Ali, Graduate Student, Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, York University
Dr. Zulfikar Hirji, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, specializes in the social and cultural expressions of Muslims in historical and contemporary contexts.
RSVP to: cfr@yorku.ca

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. New Release: Glossary on Gender-Based Violence
Our Glossary provides a central place to find the meaning of key terms in gender-based violence work, and includes links to resources for further learning.
The language we use matters.
We hope this Glossary is helpful to allies, those new to the field, and people who want to keep up-to-date on evolving language.
View the glossary here http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/our-work/glossary/index.html?utm_source=VAWLN+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=742b7211a0-LN-Glossary&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4b8703155f-742b7211a0-269687155

2. York Professor Andrea O'Reilly honoured with OCUFA's 2019 Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction
TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – Andrea O’Reilly, a professor at York University, has won a 2019 Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction, presented by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). The award, sponsored by OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee, recognizes faculty whose work has improved the lives and working conditions of academics who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities and/or belong to other historically marginalized groups.
“Andrea has distinguished herself as a leading academic in her field and as a scholar and activist committed to advancing women’s rights locally, nationally, and globally,” said Kathryn Trevenen, Vice-Chair of OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee. “Her leadership is transforming the lives of mothers in Canada and around the world.”
As a professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University, Andrea developed the first course on motherhood in North America, catalyzing a wide body of literature on motherhood studies and maternal theory, and founded the term matricentric feminism. Further, through theInternational Motherhood Movement Network, of which she is the Founder and Director, Andrea has established a global network of researchers and activists from more than 400 universities and over 100 motherhood organizations vested in feminist perspectives on maternal well-being.
“OCUFA is committed to advancing and protecting the personal, professional, and academic interests of members of the academy who identify as Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities and/or belonging to other historically marginalized groups,” said Rahul Sapra, President of OCUFA. “That is why we are so thankful for Andrea’s dedication to this work, and so proud to present her with this honour for her exceptional commitment and contributions to the struggle for equity.”
Professor O’Reilly will receive her award at a ceremony hosted by OCUFA in Toronto on February 8, 2020.

EVENTS:
1. HESO 2nd Annual Lecture with Kim Anderson & Rene Meshake “Injichaag: Storytelling and the Soul of an Indigenous Artist”  (March 4, 2020)
“Injichaag: Storytelling and the Soul of an Indigenous Artist”
Wednesday, March 4 2020 1-3 pm
Room 519, Kaneff Building, York University
In this presentation and performance, Anishinaabe Elder and artist Rene Meshake and Metis scholar Kim Anderson will share material related to their recently launched book Injichaag: My Soul in Story (University of Manitoba Press, 2019). Rene will play the flute and share his visual art and poetry and Kim will read and talk about the book, relating how history, story, and Anishinaabe (Ojibway) word bundles are significant in terms of health and society.
RENE MESHAKE is an Anishinaabe Elder, storyteller, visual and performing artist, award-winning author, flute player, multimedia artist and a Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. By blending Anishinaabe and English words into his performances, he communicates his spiritual heritage and poetics. His education includes: Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers, Anishinaabe oral tradition, language, arts and culture. He has an active on-line presence as a Funky-Elder.
KIM ANDERSON is a Metis writer and educator, working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Dr. Anderson holds a PhD in history and is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships. Her books include A Recognition of Being: Reconstruction Native Womanhood; Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine and Keetsahnak: Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters.

2. Korean Office for Research and Education Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now (March 6, 2020)
Symposium: The Specter of Fascism: Then and Now
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | 519 Kaneff Tower, York University
Harry Harootunian (History, University of Chicago and Columbia University)
“The New Face of Fascism in Japan: Some Reflections on the Politics of Anachrony and Archaism”
Rebecca Karl (History, New York University)
"Wartime, Capitalism, and Fascist Tendencies in China"
Wendy Matsumura (History, University of California, San Diego)
“Small Farmer Protectionism and Korean Migrant Workers in Post-World War I Japan”
Youngju Ryu (Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan)
“A Flag Divided: National Symbols and Protest Culture in Contemporary South Korea”
Myungji Yang (Political Science, University of Hawaii)
“Building a Conservative Institutional Infrastructure in South Korea”
Sunyoung Yang (East Asian Studies, Arizona University)
“Humor and Laughter: Legitimating Far-Right Misogynist Online Politics in South Korea”
We Jung Yi (Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University)
“Reassembling Pasts in Precarious Times: Surplus Lives and Survival Agency in Korean War Webtoons”
*TO REGISTER FOR EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-specter-of-fascism-then-and-now-tickets-93942539665
This symposium is organized by Hyun Ok Park (Sociology, York University) and presented by the Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University, funded by The Academy of Korean Studies.
For more information: kore@yorku.ca || https://kore.info.yorku.ca/calendar/

3. Book Launch: The Transcultural Streams of Chinese Canadian Identities, Edited by Jessica Tsui-Yan Li (March 6, 2020)
Book Launch | | The Transcultural Streams of Chinese Canadian Identities
Friday, 6 March 2020 | 10:30am to 12;30pm | The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library | Eighth Floor, Robarts Library | 130 St George Street
The Transcultural Streams of Chinese Canadian Identities, edited by Jessica Tsui-Yan Li, will be launched at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library on Friday, 6 March.
This event will focus on the geopolitical and economic circumstances that have prompted migration from Hong Kong and mainland China to Canada, and explore how various patterns of Chinese cultural exchanges in Canada intertwine with the community’s sense of belonging and disengagement.
Presenters:
Jessica Tsui-Yan Li, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University
Lily Cho, English, York University
Guida Man, Sociology, York University
Jack Hang-tat Leong, Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto
This event is co-presented by YCAR.
For additional information, please visit https://hongkong.library.utoronto.ca/event/book-launch-transcultural-streams-chinese-canadian-identities.
Please RSVP by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca or by calling 416-946-8978.

4. Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V: Struggles over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil (March 6, 2020)
Glendon Historian Gillian McGillivray’s Toronto Brazilian History Workshop V
All are welcome to 3 visiting researcher talks in the HIST 4630 Brazil Globalization Seminar
When: March 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
Where: Room A301, York Hall, Glendon Campus 2275 Bayview Ave @ Lawrence Avenue East
Struggles over Food, Fuel, and Transportation in Brazil
“Overpopulation or Overconsumption? A Brazilian Scientist’s Critique of Overpopulation Discourse during the Early Cold War, 1948-1973,” Dr. Eve Buckley, University of Delaware, author of Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)
“Food and Hunger During Brazil’s Ethanol Boom, 1975-1985,” Dr. Thomas Rogers, Emory University, author of The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)
“Bus Rapid Transit and Rights to the City: Comparing Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba,” Dr. Bryan McCann, Georgetown University, author of several books including Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Duke University Press, 2013) and The Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989 (London: Zed Press, 2008)
5. Repression and Accommodation in Popular Claims for Social And Economic Rights With Sarah Biddulph, University of Melbourne (March 6, 2020)
“Repression and accommodation in popular claims for social and economic rights”
Speaker Sarah Biddulph
University of Melbourne
Friday March 6, 2020
1:30PM – 3:30PM; Room 2027
Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building, York University
Kindly RSVP https://bit.ly/2GAnfwa
Abstract
This paper explores the interrelationship between the Chinese government’s legal commitments to protect the social and economic rights of its citizens and its preoccupation with protecting social stability. It argues that the governance of social and economic rights; legislative definition, claim making and state responses to claim making and protest, are permeated by the demand for a particular type of social stability - quietude. The paper develops the argument about the impact of social stability on governance through an example of rabble rousing in and around hospitals. It documents the dynamic mix of legal and policy mechanisms for accommodation and repression that have been employed to address the social consequences of failures to give effect to its rights promises.
Biography
Sarah Biddulph is Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor International – China. She is also Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of its Asian Law Centre. Sarah’s research focuses on the Chinese legal system with a particular emphasis on legal policy, law making and enforcement as they affect the administration of justice in China. Her particular areas of research are contemporary Chinese administrative law, criminal procedure, labour, comparative law and the law regulating social and economic rights. Her recent publications include The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China, Good Governance in Economic Development: International Norms and Chinese Perspectives edited with Ljiljana Biukovic, and Handbook of Human Rights in China Edward Elgar 2019 edited with Josh Rosenzweig.

6. Kurdish Studies: A Critical Zone with Keynote Speaker Dr. Handan Çağlayan (March 6+7, 2020)
This event is free and open to public
March 6 & 7, 2020
Jackman Humanities Building (179 St. George St, Room 100)
Kurdish Studies: A Critical Zone is the second scholarly gathering to be hosted at the University of Toronto. It provides a much-needed platform for scholarly pursuits to enrich Kurdish Studies research and teaching at the University. It is in this context that the recent publication of Amir Hassanpour, Essays on Kurds: Historiography, Orality and Nationalism, as well as his diverse and rich archival materials donated to the Robarts Library, University of Toronto, will be launched at the Symposium. Dr. Handan Çağlayan is one of the keynote speakers and her newly released book entitled Women in the Kurdish Movement: Mothers, Comrades and Goddesses will be launched at this event.
This symposium is a multilingual event. On March 7th 2:00-5:00, the presentations will be in Sorani Kurdish and Persian. Feature presentations include:
ستار فتحی آویهنگ: نگاره های سرکوب در روژهه لات
شهرزاد ارشدی: داستانها و نوای زنان کرد از كوههای قنديل
مهدی گنجوی: آ رشیو کردن انقلابی: چشم انداز و دستاوردهای امیر حسن پور در حفظ تاریخ، فرهنگ و مبارزه مردم کرد
March 6th highlights are (1:00-6:00):
Jaffer Sheyholeslami (Associate Professor, Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University)
Essays on Kurds: Historiography, Orality and Nationalism
Shahrzad Arshadi (award winning multimedia artist and activist) and Anna Chatterton (award winning playwright and performer)
Stories from Qandil Mountains
Sardar Saadi (PhD candidate, Anthropology, University of Toronto)
Soundscapes of Kurdishness
Dr. Omer Ozcan (Anthropology, York University)
Strategic Waiting, the State, Guerillas and Smugglers in the Kurdish Borderlands
A Revolutionary Commitment: Amir Hassanpour’s Vision and Achievement in the Preservation of Kurdish History, Culture and Struggle
Daniela Ansovini, Archivist, University of Toronto Archives
Mahdi Ganjavi, PhD Candidate, LHAE-OISE/UT
Blair Kuntz, Near and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Toronto
SPONSORS
§  Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
§  Department of Anthropology
§  Equity Studies, New College
§  New College, NCIF
§  Women and Gender Studies Institute
§  Kurdish Studies Initiative-University of Toronto

7. CERLAC and CRS Present: The Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture: Central America Migrant in Limbo: Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses (March 11, 2020)
The Winter 2020 Michael Baptista Lecture
Central America Migrant in Limbo: Transit Experiences and Grassroots Responses
March 11, 2020
Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall
789 Yonge Street
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Reception to Follow
With the Trump administration’s hardline policies at the US-Mexico border, the challenges faced by migrants fleeing violence and poverty in northern Central America have been making global headlines. This event highlights the transit experiences of Central Americans as they attempt to cross multiple borders and the response of grassroots humanitarian organizations in Mexico and the United States.It features three speakers working in Mexico, Guatemala, and the Mexico-US border region: researcher Gio B'atz' (Giovanno Batz) - New Mexico State, researcher Elizabeth Oglesby - University of Arizona, and activist and organizer Adalberto Ramos - Centro de Recursos para Migrantes.
Discussant: Francisco Rico-Martinez

8. Queer Barriers: Safer Sex Technologies and the Politics of Risk with Chris Barcelos (March 12, 2020)
Queer Barriers: Safer Sex Technologies and the Politics of Risk
Chris Barcelos, University of Wisconsin-Madison
March 12, 2020
12-2pm
Winters College 030
This talk combines archival and interview-based research with the lens of feminist science studies to interrogate the politics of queer safer sex technologies. Focusing on the use of gloves and dental dams, Barcelos argues that rather than merely preventing the transmission of microbes, these technologies mobilize a particular set of politics surrounding risk and identity. In addition to claiming a space for the legitimacy of queer sex and non-normative bodies, gloves and dams constitute a queer community ethics of care. Nevertheless, their use reifies the containment of queer bodies and the governmentality of safer sex promotion.
Short bio: Chris Barcelos is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison who teaches and researches about the politics of race and sexuality in community health.

9. 12th Annual Anthropology Lecture with Professor John L. Jackson Jr (March 13, 2020)
Please join us for Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture on Friday, 13 March 2020, from 3-5 pm, Kaneff Tower 519, Keele Campus.
John L. Jackson, Jr., is the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and Special Adviser to the Provost on Diversity at Penn.
Jackson earned his B.A. in Communication (Radio/TV/Film) from Howard University, completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University, and served as a junior fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows before becoming Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
He is the author of Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2001); Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (University of Chicago Press, 2005); Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Civitas, 2008); Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem (Harvard University Press, 2013); Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion, co-written with Cora Daniels (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2014), and Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment (NYU Press, 2016), co-written with Carolyn Rouse and Marla Frederick. He is also editor of Social Policy and Social Justice (2016), distributed by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
His most recent film, co-directed with Deborah A. Thomas, is Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens (Third World Newsreel, 2012), and he is currently part of the production team completing Making Sweet Tea: The Lives and Loves of Southern Black Gay Men.
An urban researcher, media ethnographer, anthropologist of religion, and theorist of race/ethnicity, Jackson’s work also critically explores how film and other non-traditional or multi-modal formats can be most effectively utilized in specifically scholarly research projects, and he is one of the founding members of CAMRA, the University of Pennsylvania-based initiative organized around creating visual and performative research projects and producing rigorous criteria for assessing them.
He is currently a faculty member at Penn’s new Center for Experimental Ethnography, and he has affiliations with Penn’s Departments of Africana Studies and Anthropology, as well as with the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Policy & Practice.


10. Trauma and Violence Intervention Research Conference: Promoting Safety and Well-Being Across the Lifespan (June 10-11, 2020)

Conference at a Glance
Trauma and Violence Intervention Research: Promoting safety and well-being across the lifespan
June 9 -11, 2020 | RBC Place, London, ON
French interpretation will be provided at Plenary sessions only
Dinner on Wednesday evening is included with registration
Healing Room available throughout the conference
Pre-Conference Workshops
June 9, 2020 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Option 1: Addressing mental health and well-being disparities among LGBT2Q+ youth through structured programming.
Facilitated by Dr. Alicia Lapointe – Salon B
Option 2: Deepening our understanding of trauma-informed sports within a community-based program: Case study- The Bounce Back League at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
Facilitated by Maren Rojas and Janeth Vesna – Faculty of Education Community Room and Gymnasium
Option 3: Making mindfulness matter: Creating a culture of resiliency within the family.
Facilitated by Dr. Karen Bax and Sarah Wells – Salon J
Option 4: Indigenous perspectives on trauma and trauma-informed approaches.
Facilitated by Dr. Natalie Clark and Jesse Thistle. – Salon DD1EF
Option 5: Trauma, disability and ableism.
Facilitated by Dr. Kaley Roosen and Dave Hingsburger – Salon B1
Register here: http://kh-cdc.com/en/conference/index.html?utm_source=VAWLN+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=05f62ff2c5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_29_03_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4b8703155f-05f62ff2c5-269687155

CALLS:
1. Call for Papers: Robarts Centre Grad Conference in Canadian Studies (February 21, 2020)
Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies 7th Annual Graduate Conference
Changing Conversations: Canada in a Shifting Landscape
Conversations canadiennes 2020: enjeux et directions
Conference Dates: 16-17 April 2020
EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: Friday, 21 February 2020
Date butoir : 21 février 2020
As Canada moves into the new decade, 2020 sees the country navigating a shifting landscape that is reflected in the changing conversations taking place in both the domestic and global context. So, what are the conversations Canada and Canadians are having? Locally? Nationally? Internationally? How are these conversations changing? Where are they taking place? Who is changing them? What kinds of changes are occurring and/or what changes need to occur? Where is the conversation headed—and where should/could it be going?
L’aube d’une nouvelle décennie nous offre l’opportunité de réfléchir sur les enjeux auxquels font face les Canadiens•nes. Ces enjeux, par nécessité, ouvrent la porte à plusieurs conversations et invitent de nouvelles directions. Est-ce que les conversations changent vraiment ou, tout au moins, changent de direction? Est-ce que ces conversations prennent place à l’échelle locale et/ou nationale? Qui fait partie de ces conversations? Quels changements doivent prendre place afin de refléter un Canada engagé?
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals (max. 250 words) for papers, panels, or roundtables at https://form.jotform.com/RobartsConference/submissions by Friday, 21 February 2020.
Les soumissions sont acceptées en français et en anglais. Elle doivent comprendre un résumé de 250 mots, une biographie de 100 mots et doivent être reçues au plus tard le vendredi 21 février 2020 en remplissant le formulaire en ligne à l’adresse suivante : https://form.jotform.com/RobartsConference/submissions
* Please see the attachments for more information
** Facebook event links to the CFP:
- English: https://www.facebook.com/events/465176767697496/
- French: https://www.facebook.com/events/722999041440922/
2. Call For Abstracts: Speaking o Power: Feminist Theories and Praxes (March 7, 2020)
THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTE
GRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES
April 24-25, 2020
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020
Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020
In “speaking to power” we proclaim ourselves as being here, present, and human. Gender theories have always engaged with different types, forms, and sources of power, interrogating their various nuances and articulations through negotiations and resistance, subversion and accommodation. As such, we ask: How do we resist the intersectionalities of power - sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, capitalism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.?
In this conference we celebrate the past, present, and future of the women and gender studies program, cognizant of its significant contribution in social transformation and human development. The conference aims to bring together graduate students, faculty, and researchers who are willing to speak with each other, participating and claiming a stake in our world. Accordingly, we invite you to think about the questions posed above and participate in this conference.
Abstracts for presentation could be on any area of gender and women studies including (but not limited to):
Postcolonial/De-colonial Feminism;
Transnational and the Global; Indigenous Feminism;
Intersectionality;
Race and Racialization; Queer Theory;
Affect;
Feminist Archive and Genealogy
Abstracts: Between 200-250 words.
Please identify the topical stream you would like your paper to be clustered and include 3-5 keywords below the abstract. Submissions should be sent as a word doc or PDF to utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com.
Please include the title of your abstract, your name and institutional affiliation.
Questions? Email: utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com
Conference Website: https:/speakingtopowerconference2020.blogspot.com/
ORGANIZED BY THE WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT UNION.

3. Call for Applications: 2020 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Collaboration on Sex Differences in Autism (April 21, 2020)
The mission of the SFARI is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. They are soliciting applications to investigate sex differences in autism. There is growing recognition that synergistic efforts across scientific disciplines will contribute to addressing the most critical questions in ASD research and accelerate progress on the development of therapeutics. SFARI Collaborations are a new funding mechanism that will provide substantive and stable funding support to multidisciplinary teams of investigators tackling critical issues in the autism research field. A proposal must address how the impact of a given Collaboration will be greater than the sum of what would be possible through awards to individual laboratories.
Collaborations will be led by a director who oversees interdisciplinary, synergistic research efforts across multiple laboratories. Investigative groups within a Collaboration will focus on the same conceptually unified topic but will incorporate different scientific disciplines and multiple levels of analysis, and will include a robust data-sharing infrastructure.
Please see the following SFARI website for further details on the funding program:
https://www.sfari.org/grant/2020-sfari-collaboration-on-sex-differences-in-autism-request-for-applications/
Value of Award: Up to $8M, including 20% indirect costs
Award Period: Up to 4 years
Competition Timelines:
Date Stage
April 21, 2020: Letter of Intent Submission
June 19, 2020: Notification to Submit Full Application
August 21, 2020: Full Application Deadline
October 23, 2020: Notification to Present at SFARI
November or December, 2020: In-Person Team Presentations
January 2021: Award Notification
Internal Notice of Intent:
The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca), Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.
Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant Professor – Gender, Social Justice and Health (February 28, 2020)
Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Gender, Social Justice and Health
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Health and Society, Department of Social Science
The Health and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track professorial stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Gender, Social Justice and Health to commence July 1, 2020. Candidates are expected to have a record of accomplishment in the social study of health and medicine, broadly defined. Preference will be given to candidates with a research and teaching focus in empirically based health research projects, community advocacy, or participatory action research, and research on health inequities within historically oppressed or marginalized communities. Research specialization and area are open, although preference will be given to candidates whose research deals with gender or sexuality outside of Canada. The successful candidate will teach and develop undergraduate courses in the Health and Society Program and should be able to situate their research within transdisciplinary approaches to the social study of health and medicine. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in one of the social sciences, humanities or a related interdisciplinary program (including social epidemiology or gender studies) and will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and research and publications. There is a strong preference for candidates who teach from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective, with a particular focus on health inequities within historically excluded communities, such as: Social Justice and human rights in health; or health and human rights bureaucracies (i.e. UN, WHO); or human rights law and health; or community-based health advocacy; or indigenous women’s health; or gender/trans/women health; or sexual or reproductive rights; AND extensive experience with the community-based research or participatory action research in health. The successful candidate will enhance our unit’s strengths in this area of research and take the lead in covering our program courses that address health inequities. The successful candidate will further develop our focus on community-based advocacy and human rights and take a lead in strengthening our required experiential education offerings. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.
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 Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department at chrsosc@yorku.ca. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-
identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 28, 2020.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their scholarly writing (no longer than 20 pages) and three confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on Friday January 17, 2020.
Questions may be addressed to Professor Uwa Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: soscjobs@yorku.ca (subject line "HESO appt").
Posting End Date: February 28, 2020
2. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track, Teaching Stream – Assistant Professor – Curriculum Development, Experiential Education, Professional Development – Urban Studies (February 28, 2020)
Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Curriculum Development, Experiential Education, Professional Development
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
The Urban Studies Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching stream position at the Assistant Professor level in Curriculum Development, Experiential Education, Professional Development to commence July 1, 2020.
A PhD with specialization in Urban Studies or a relevant related field is required. Candidates must demonstrate additional expertise in one or more of the following: urban issues in Canada; urban Indigeneity; Black urban studies; urban economies; urban governance.
The primary responsibilities of the position will be the teaching of undergraduate courses in both lecture and seminar formats. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach core courses in the Urban Studies Program, along with demonstrable excellence in two other areas: incorporating experiential education opportunities into undergraduate teaching and furthering professional development of undergraduate students. Candidates are also required to have recent and relevant course directorship experience. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in pedagogy, interdisciplinary teaching and a commitment to interdisciplinary pedagogy and curriculum development. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred. Publications in urban studies or related to the scholarship of teaching and learning in urban studies would be an asset. The Department is keen to attract a scholar who has a particular interest in student experience, teaching-related service, and shows a willingness to take a leadership role in the coordination of the program. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 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 Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department at chrsosc@yorku.ca. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 28, 2020.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and three confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/
Questions may be addressed to Professor Uwa Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: soscjobs@yorku.ca (subject line "URST appt").
Posting End Date: February 28, 2020

3. Job Opportunity: Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity and Indigenous Peoples (February 29, 2020)
Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Social Justice
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Department of Social Science
The Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional
Studies invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment at the rank of
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Social Justice to commence July 1, 2020. Information about the Law and Society Program can be found here: http://laso.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/ . Information about the affiliated Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found here: http://slst.gradstudies.yorku.ca/.
The Law and Society Program at York has a long tradition of critical interdisciplinarity in research and teaching. We approach the study of law and law-like institutions as situated social and cultural practices and are guided by a commitment to challenge colonial structures both within and beyond the university. We recognize that our program is strengthened by the diversity of our communities, our students and our faculty.
We seek applicants whose research is grounded in Indigenous methodologies, with a preference for specialization in one or more of the following areas: law, social justice and Indigenous knowledge with particular emphasis on processes of de/colonization in the Canadian context. Qualified candidates must have a completed PhD (or near completion) with specialization in Socio-Legal Studies, Law, Indigenous Studies, or a relevant related field in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as demonstrate a willingness to take a leadership role in program/curricular innovation and university service. Candidates are expected to have produced scholarly or artistic works relevant to the field of Law and Society appropriate to their stage of career. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision. Candidates must demonstrate in their research and teaching an engagement with Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies. A record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and/or organizations in Canada is strongly desired. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their areas of specialization as well as core courses in the Law and Society Program. The successful candidate will ideally be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York Aboriginal Council, and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students. York is committed to fostering understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.
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 Dr. Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department at chrsosc@yorku.ca.
This selection will be limited to Aboriginal (Indigenous) peoples. 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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly work, a teaching dossier, and three signed confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on Friday January 17, 2020.
Questions may be addressed to Professor Uwa Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: soscjobs@yorku.ca (subject line "LASO appt").
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 29,2020.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Posting End Date: February 29, 2020

4. Fellowship Opportunity: The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies (March 1, 2020)
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies
https://www.ryerson.ca/careers/research-staff-opportunities/ethel-louise-armstrong-post-doctoral-fellowship-dec-16-2019/
The School of Disability Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for the Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies. With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, this fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies.
Responsibilities Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson -  The incumbent will be expected to:
•   Enhance and expand the scholarship of the School as a site for disability/Deaf/Mad studies
•   Design and implement a relevant program of research and publication
•   Seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication
•   Deliver an annual public lecture on their research
•   Engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School
•  Write interim and final reports on fellowship achievements
•   This opportunity is for a two-year term beginning September 2020.
Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.
Please note: This opportunity is open to scholars who self-identify as women, trans, gender fluid, non binary and/or two-spirited.

5. Fellowship Opportunity: Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice (March 1, 2020)
Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice
https://www.ryerson.ca/careers/research-staff-opportunities/tanis-doe-post-doctoral-fellowship-dec-16-2019/
The Tanis Doe post-doctoral fellowship will provide an opportunity for emerging scholarship on animating disability movements in Canada and globally.
Tanis Doe, the fellowship’s namesake, was a Fulbright Scholar and a professor at universities across Canada and the United States. As a Métis deaf woman with other disabilities, Doe was a widely respected disability rights advocate and active in local and international disability, queer and feminist movements.
Dr. Doe held spaces between academia and community, recognizing that each contribute to ensuring that our histories and the complexities of our lives are not forgotten. This fellowship allows for research that continues Dr. Doe’s work that centred the experiences of communities who worked to prevent institutional brutality, oppose colonialism, and foster social justice. The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in Gender, Disability and Social Justice will support the existing philosophy of the School of Disability Studies and its commitment to engaging and transforming exclusionary cultural, social and political systems. Particularly, we welcome applications with research programs that employ transnational, diaspora, post-colonial and/or Black Disability Studies.
The Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow will:
•   Be a scholar who identifies as disabled/Deaf/mad
•   Advance social justice scholarship that critically addresses understandings of and approaches to gender and disability identity, social relations and systems. Create and implement a program of research that contributes to and/or extends research directions in the School of Disability Studies
•   Demonstrate productivity and skills in research proposals and grant management, scholarly publications, and knowledge mobilization that is innovative, accessible and public
•   Engage and animate disability movements through activism, community and professional practice
•    Contribute to the School’s culture of collegial exchange by maintaining a presence within the School
•   Engage with students in the School of Disability Studies, the Faculty of Community Services, and broadly with Ryerson University by fostering collaborative relationships, and opportunities for service.
•   This opportunity is for two years beginning May 1, 2020. Application deadline is March 1st 2020.

6. Job Opportunity: Tenure Track - Sociology - California State University San Marcos (March 13, 2020)
Sociology - Immigration
Assistant Professor: 1920-025
Effective Date: Fall 2020
The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for its majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies.
Minimum Qualifications:
We seek a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families. Candidates for this position will offer at least two years’ experience teaching at the college level or equivalent. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to innovative pedagogical strategies and mentoring students. Candidates should be actively engaged in research.
Ph.D. in Sociology or related interdisciplinary (e.g., Critical Criminology; Ethnic Studies; Justice Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). ABD with doctorate degree awarded by August 2020 will be considered.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including interest in contributing to our graduate program. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the core courses and electives in the Sociology and the Criminology & Justice Studies majors. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
Duties:
Faculty are expected to teach 18 units per academic year, develop an active research agenda and participate in activities serving the department college, university, and local community
Applications must include:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Sample of written work (up to two items)
Sample syllabi (used in or proposed for relevant course
Three letters of reference submitted directly from referees
evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample student evaluations of instruction
A completed Faculty Application
Applicant Survey 1920
Submit application materials to: SocTT1920@csusm.edu
Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Alicia M. Gonzales, Search Chair
A review of applications will begin March 13, 2020; however, the position will be open until filled.