Centre for Feminist Research Bi-Weekly Newsletter September 17, 2020


Centre for Feminist Research Bi-Weekly Newsletter

September 17, 2020

         NEWS, EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES            


Our 2019-2020 Annual Newsletter is now available

Visit our website see all we have done this year and upcoming events and opportunities! https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/  

We would like to congratulate our associates who were recently awarded SSHRC Insight Grants and SSRHC Insight Development Grants!

The following projects will be housed at the Centre for Feminist Research:

Laura Kwak, PI SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Race and Representation in Canada's Parliament, 2006-2019. This project investigates whether and how the inclusion of racialized MPs into Canada’s main political parties [Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, and New Democratic Party] matters. Based on an in-depth study of the parliamentary activities, speeches, and contributions to legislative debates of racialized MPs between 2006–2019, it examines how MPs from historically under-represented populations contribute to policies affecting these groups, focusing on the ways in which the racialized politicians alter and/or allow the intensification of existing policies and/or dominant political discourses or ideologies.

Christo El Morr, PI. SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Disability Wikibase: Modelling and Implementing an Intelligent Bilingual Knowledge Network, through Mapping Disability Advocacy Data Needs Scaled to Local, National, and International Policy Interventions. This project aims to create "Wiki-Disability," a wikibase website that structures and integrates data about people with disability in Canada in English and French. This interdisciplinary project consists of: organizing and structuring available data about people with disability in Canada, in English and French; using the data to build a Wikidata for people with disabilities; and implementing an intelligent search engine to query the data in both English and French using natural language processing tools. 

Guida Man, PI SSHRC Insight Grant: Transnational Migration and Social Reproduction: Eldercare Work of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada. This project investigates trends of immigrant women adopting transnational strategies to accomplish the work of eldercare in the context of globalization and transnationalism. The research will be carried out mainly in Toronto and involves in-depth interviews with recent immigrant women from mainland China and Hong Kong.

Shirin Shahrokni. PI SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Undelivered Promises of Immigration? Examining the Integration Pathways of Toronto's University-Educated Immigrants from France through an Intersectional Approach. This research seeks to gain a fine understanding of the barriers that university­ educated French immigrants face as they seek to integrate into their new society. Through a combination of in-­depth interviews with university educated French immigrants and participant observation at various events and activities organized by, and for, members of this population living in Toronto, the project will examine barriers to integration, as well as how individual and collective resources can be mobilized towards solutions.

Amar Wahab, PI. SSHRC Insight Development Grant: No Country for Refuge?: A Critical Case Study of Venezuelan Migrants, Asylum-seekers and Refugees in Trinidad and Tobago. The principal goal of this two-year research project is to critically investigate the production and contestation of the ‘refugee crisis script’ in the global South based on a case study of state regulation and violence against Venezuelan migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Trinidad and Tobago. The research will explore the multiple and complex ways in which stakeholders of the specific ‘crisis’ actively engage the process of ‘migration management’ as a discourse of national security.

Congratulations also go out to CFR Associates Eve Haque, Vidya Shah and Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati on their SSHRC Awards! 

To learn more about the research projects housed at the CFR, visit: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/research-projects/

Congratulations to Dr. Barnita Bagchi, a former Visiting Scholar at the CFR, for the recent open access publication of Urban Utopias: Memory, Rights, and Speculation which can be found at https://jadunivpress.com/open-access/

 The Banker Lades, a film based on research by CFR Associate Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein, was recently released. The film tells the stories of Ginelle, Aisha and Mabinty, three Black women in Toronto creating diverse financial services for their communities through Rotating Saving and Credit Associations (ROSCAs). See the film here: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-banker-ladies/


Global Labor Research Centre – Extractivism, State and Socio-Environmental Struggles: Turkey and Ecuador Compared 
Date: September 24, 2020
Time: 11 to 12:30pm
Registration and Detailshttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/extractivism-state-and-socio-environmental-struggles-turkey-and-ecuador-tickets-120417314429

Department of Anthropology Annual Lecture by John. L. Jackson, Jr. 
What a Different Filmmaking Makes: Autoethnography, Multimodality and the Future of Scholarship 
Date: Friday October 9, 2020
Time: 11am

Engaging Men to Address and Prevent Gender-Based Violence on Campus
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 1 to 2pm (EST)
Registration and Details: [couragetoact.ca/education]couragetoact.ca/education
Courage to Act is a national initiative to address and prevent gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses in Canada. Our interactive webinar series provides opportunities for peer learning, knowledge sharing, and solution building. October’s webinar on engaging men in anti-violence work on campus will feature Dr. Emily Colpitts, who is currently a York Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Feminist Research, and Dr. Jesmen Mendoza. All are welcome to attend.  

Sawyer Seminar on Sanctuary – Spaces: Reworlding Humanism  
Presented by the UCLA Institute on Inequality and Democracy
Date: October 9, 2020
Time: 12pm (PST)
Registration and Detailshttps://challengeinequality.luskin.ucla.edu/sanctuary-spaces/
Situated at the present historical conjuncture of resurgent white nationalism and xenophobia, this convening foregrounds the ongoing and renewed uprisings for Black freedom and Indigenous sovereignty in the imperial formation that is the United States of America. With attention to land dispossession, organized abandonment, and racial terror, it traces the histories and futures of abolition on stolen land. 


 CFPs, Grants and Awards 

The Centre for Feminist Research is looking for two Graduate Students to join its Executive Committee for the 2020-21 year.
Deadline: October 5, 2020

For details on the position and application see: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/?p=8448&preview=true

Canada Council for the Arts – 2021 Molson Prize Competition
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.  Two prizes are awarded each year, one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities.
Eligibility: Candidates must be nominated by one nominator; either an individual or an organization. Anyone or any organization with an interest in, and capacity for, nominating appropriate individuals is eligible to do so. To be nominated, candidates must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution over a significant period.
Value: Each prize is in the amount of $50,000.
For more details visithttps://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/molson-prizes/guidelines-molson-prizes

Call for Submissions: Lived Experiences of Mental Health Issues
Submissions in the form of prose and poetry are requested from the South Asian community ( those originally from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) in Toronto and the GTA for an anthology on mental health lived experiences. There will be online workshops for selected participants to help edit the pieces for publication.

For more details, please get in touch with Rana Khan at ranafk@hotmail.com and mention ‘Anthology’ in the subject line. The anthology is part of a project made possible through a grant by the Reva Gerstein Legacy Fund. You can find out more at  https://gersteincentre.org/about-us/reva-gerstein-legacy-fund/

Call for Book Reviewers - The Journal of International Women’s Studies  
This journal is an online, open-access, peer reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, policymakers, and students. We are currently soliciting book reviews for upcoming issues. If you are interested in contributing, email Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD at m.venkatesan@northeastern.ed 

Call for Papers: Disability and Sex Work – Disability Studies Quarterly  
Deadline: 500 Word Abstracts due December 1, 2020 
Disability Studies Quarterly is inviting abstracts for a special issue on Disability and Sex Work. We seek papers using a wide range of methods and especially welcome autoethnographic submissions from authors with disabilities and/or sex work history. We also strongly encourage articles that use intersectional and transnational frameworks and which foreground the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) throughout the world, as well as transgender, non-binary, agender, intersex and other gender expansive sex workers.

For more information contact: Lindsay Blewett, blewett@yorku.ca, Angela Jones, jonesa@farmimgdale.edu, Milo Obourn, mobourn@brockport.edu.

2021 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program – Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) 
Deadline: Applications due at ORS October 16, 2020
Objectives: This program provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Scholars’ research interest must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program which can be found here: https://www.cifar.ca/research/program

Contact ORS for more information ​

Call for Chapters, Edited Collection – Queering Sharing: Toward the Redistribution of Resources around the University  
Deadline: Abstracts due October 16, 2020 
We invite submissions for an edited collection on redistributing resources with, as well as via, queer studies. Queering Sharing: Toward the Redistribution of Resources around the University aims to gather writing from across academic tiers and global contexts, and from emerging and established scholars, to make a significant contribution to the understanding of queer theory’s class politics in the university. We particularly welcome chapters that draw on feminist, decolonial and anti-racist intellectual traditions to create space for discussions of class in queer studies 
For more information visit: https://lgbtqilives.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/call-for-abstracts-queering-sharing-toward-the-redistribution-of-resources-around-the-university/

Call for Essays on Military, Police and Coercive State Power 
Deadline: Pitch/Abstract due October 6, 2020 
The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, accessible papers, infographics and artistic collaborations in English or Spanish for its State of Power report to be launched in late March 2021. The focus for our tenth annual edition is on the military, police and coercive state power. TNI’s annual State of Power reports have, since their launch in 2012, become a must-see reference point for citizens, activists and academics concerned with understanding the nature of power in our globalised world in order to inform struggles for justice. With a mixture of compelling infographics and insightful essays, State of Power has examined dimensions of power (economic, political, social), exposed the key players who control power, and highlighted movements of counter-power seeking to transform our world.

Details: https://www.tni.org/en/article/call-for-essays-on-military-police-and-coercive-state-power 


Tenure Stream Position - The Department of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College 
Applications Due: September 25, 2020 
Open rank search in the field of gender, science, and technology studies. We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching make a creative and interdisciplinary intervention in science policy, medicine, and/or technology as they intersect in a global context with gender, race, and sexuality. We are inviting applications now for a position that will begin on July 1, 2021.

Tenure Track Position – Department of Sexuality, Women and Gender Studies, and History 
Applications Due: October 15, 2020
Department of History and the Department of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Asian American history, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

Tenure Track Positions – Athabasca University 

Applications Due: September 30, 2020

Assistant Professor, Sociology: https://athabascau.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1952

Assistant Professor, Philosophy:  https://athabascau.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1945

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies:  https://athabascau.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1946