Centre for Feminist Research Newsletter - October 16, 2020

NEWS 

Mary McEwan Memorial Award - Call for Nominations Now Open! 

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 the 2019-2020 academic year at York University in the area of feminist scholarship. An Awards Committee of faculty affiliated with the Centre for Feminist Research will choose the winners.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Submission Detailshttps://cfr.info.yorku.ca/call-for-nominations-mary-mcewa-award/


EVENTS 

Centre for Feminist Research Virtual Meet & Greet 

Join us to meet feminist faculty, scholars, students and community members across York University. 

Date: October 27, 2020

Time: 3pm (EST)

Details and Registrationhttps://cfr.info.yorku.ca/event/cfr-meet-greet/?instance_id=142


Virtual Exhibit with Talks Hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research 

Chapter 2: The Dark Room 

Chapter 2: The Darkroom, curated by Abdullah Qureshi, is a multidisciplinary virtual exhibit that looks at: cruising, erotic spaces and practices that are traditionally understood as sexually promiscuous, and thus, morally rejected or pushed to the peripheries by the dominant heteronormative society, challenging and re-claiming histories of orientalism, activating and disrupting spaces that are otherwise considered dangerous, and opening up the possibilities of sex and gender expression from queer, Muslim, and migratory perspective.

DatesOctober 28-31, 2020

Details and Registrationhttps://fb.me/e/4FTg2dtaJ 


The Harriet Tubman Institute Presents “Crossing the Finish Line Amidst a Global Pandemic: The Experiences of 4 African/Black Women 

Featuring: Dr. Maria Owusu, Dr. Evelyn Kissi, Dr. Anita Ewan, and Dr. Rita Nketiah

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 2:30-4:30pm (EST)

Join Via Zoomhttps://yorku.zoom.us/j/94632891864?pwd=WE02Mmx2a3NBTFF2bE1NNUprbm9tdz09    

Meeting ID: 94632891864

Passcode: 915309


 Bruce Mau: Design Principles for Critical Problem-Solving in Global Health  

Presented by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health, York University 

Bruce will be in conversation with James Orbinski, Sarah Bay-Cheng, and Irene Chong. They will explore critical problem-solving as a way to address urgent global health challenges, with a focus on equity, effectiveness, and excellence

Date: October 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm (EST)

Registrationdighr.yorku.ca/event/bruce-mau 


CERLAC Presents - “Green Crime in the Blue Mountains: Regulatory Law, Environmental Governance and State Accountability,” by Dr. Tameka Samuels-Jones (School of Administrative Studies) 

Dr. Samuels-Jones’ talk is a synopsis of her work on environmental regulatory challenges in the protected Blue Mountains of Jamaica (a UNESCO World Heritage site). She will also discuss her career trajectory/ her journey to being a faculty member at York and the talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: October 30, 2020

Time: 10:00-11:30am (EST)

Registrationhttps://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcof-yprTIvEtL9IWojEiV6XTkyj5yNg6FU


Resource Centre for Public Sociology at York Presents: “Learning About Research Ethics that Start with Community,” a talk by the Jane Finch Community Research Partnership. 

The Jane Finch Community Research Partnership (JFCRP) was created in 2016 as a result of ongoing engagement between members of the Jane Finch community and York University faculty and librarians. Our goal is to address the historical relationships that have existed and continue to exist between the Black Creek Jane Finch community, York University, and other academic institutions. Our work has been focused on creating a community procedure for reviewing and approving research in the Jane Finch community, establishing a Jane Finch Research Collection which makes research more accessible for Community members and developing resources for researchers looking to conduct research in the community 

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 11:30am (EST)

Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rcps-talk-jfcrp-tickets-123522114971 


Kurdish Women’s Studies Network 

Shahrzad Mojab - Moderator/Organizer

Handan Caglayan - Women in the Kurdish Movement: Mothers, Comrades and Goddesses

Susan Benson-Sokmen - The Poetry of the Past: Resistance and Remembrance in the Kurdish Borderlands of the Modern Middle East

Date: November 13, 2020

Registration: contact Professor Shahrzad Mojab at shahrzad.mojab@utoronto.ca


Corporate Mapping Project Summer Institute, May 10-28, 2021, University of Victor 

A three week-long course on corporate power, fossil capital and climate crisis, open to social science graduate students across Canada

Deadline to Register: October 30, 2020

Details and Registrationcorporatemapping.ca/summer-institute-2021/


OPPORTUNITIES 

CFPs, Grants and Awards 

Call for Papers - Reframing the Nation: Racialized & Queer Diasporic Women of Colour and Queer Indigenous Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020 

Reframing the Nation is the first critical film anthology from an intersectional Canadian context that is dedicated to a close engagement with the films produced by racialized and queer diasporic women and queer indigenous independent women filmmakers in Canada. This collection charts the cinematic visions and perspectives of first and second generation racialized diasporic and Queer BIack, Indigenous, Women of colour Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers working from 1990-2020. Works considered can be shorts and/or features that are independent Canadian productions.

Deadline:Abstracts (300 words) & short bios (125 words) due November 27, 2020

Details: Please contact diasporicbiwoc@gmail.com


Call for Papers – Virtual Student Conference “Recognition, Agency and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements” 

Hosted by The Centre for Refugee Studies in Collaboration with The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University

Deadline: Call for proposals due November 6, 2020

Conference Date: February 26-27, 2021

Detailshttps://crscaucus.info.yorku.ca/crs-cerlac-2021-conference/


Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants Program 

Deadline: Applications for review due at ORS October 30, 2020; final due at ORS November 11, 2020

Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):

  • Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or
  • Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government

Value: $2500 GBP towards the costs of organizing projects

Duration: 6-12 months

Detailshttps://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/commonwealth-climate-resilience-challenge-grants/


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant  

Deadline: Full proposal due to ORS December 3, 2020; due at agency December 17, 

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), in partnership with Infrastructure Canadarecently launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of “Mobility and Public Transit.” 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. This call is focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years

Value: up to $30,000

Duration: 1 year

Detailshttps://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/ksg_public_transit-ssc_transport_commun-eng.aspx


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.
Detailshttps://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/molson-prizes/guidelines-molson-prizes


Positions 

Assistant Professor – Critical Race and Decolonization (Glendon College, York University) 

Applications Due: December 18, 2020

York UniversityGlendon College invites applications for a professorial stream tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. A Ph.D. or a Ph.D. near completion by the start date in a discipline taught at Glendon encompassing scholarship on critical race and decolonisation scholarship with a specialisation in colonialism and post-colonialism in francophone and/or transnational literature or in globalisation and the global south is required. Qualified applicants must be fluent in Englishand French and be able to teach in both languages in a multicultural context. This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black

Detailshttp://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Critical%20Race%20and%20Decolonisation,%20Glendon%20College%20(Assistant%20Professor).pdf


Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professorship – African American Studies with a focus on music (Department of African American Studies, California State University, Fullerton 

Applications Due: November 1, 2020

The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for the combined position of Post-Doctoral Fellow and tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Performance Studies. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021 with a one-year post-doctoral fellowship as ACLS Visiting Faculty and will continue in Fall 2022 with the tenure-track position. The first year of the tenure tack appointment will carry the title ACLS Distinguished Assistant Professor

Detailshttps://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60479


Assistant Professor/University Instructor – Aboriginal and Northern Studies (University College of the North) 

Applications Due: November 18, 2020 

Detailshttps://www.ucn.ca/HR/Employment%20Advertisements/Aboriginal%20and%20Northern%20Studies%20Assistant%20Professor%20University%20Instructor%20Thompson%2020-072.pdf


Executive Director, Equity Office (Concordia University) 

The University is launching an Equity Office that will play a lead role in ensuring a fair and safe environment for all members of Concordia’s community. Reporting to the Deputy Provost, with a dotted line reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, the Executive Director of the Equity Office will provide strategic leadership for the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and other members of the senior administration on a wide range of issues critical to decision-making in all equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion matters.

Detailshttps://academicacareers.com/job/executive-director-equity-office-XgX4KSBd6KdmELJPZ


Assistant Professor – Media, Information and Black Experience (Department of Communication Studies, York University) 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020

The Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Media, Information, and Black Experience at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe).

Detailshttp://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2070


Assistant/Associate Professor – African American History (Department of History, York University) 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in African American History at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).

Detailshttp://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2071


Assistant/Associate Professor – Black Politics (Department of History, York University) 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020

The Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Black Politics at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).

Detailshttp://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2072 


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Philosophy (Department of Philosophy, York University) 

Applications Due: November 15, 2020

The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Philosophy at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. The opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas and Europe).

Details:http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2069 


Assistant Professor – Indigenous Education and Pedagogy (Faculty of Education, York University) 

Applications Due: November 30, 2020

The Faculty of Education, York University invites highly qualified Aboriginal (Indigenous) candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Education and Pedagogy at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Aligned with the priorities of the Faculty of Education’s Strategic Plan, the successful candidate will deepen the Faculty’s teaching and advance research capacities in one or more of the following specific areas: contemporary Indigenous issues; Indigenous knowledges, tradition and pedagogy; language revitalization; Indigenous art and cultural expression and its technologies; and Indigenous teaching education. 

Detailshttp://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2068


 

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