Centre for Feminist Research Newsletter - November 13, 2020

November 30th – Deadline to Submit Nominations for the Mary McEwan Memorial 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 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.
Submission Details: https://cfr.info.yorku.ca/call-for-nominations-mary-mcewa-award/
Living in Reciprocity: Black, Brown and Indigenous Solidarities
This online event brings together three influential public intellectuals—Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Robyn Maynard, and Shama Rangwala—in a conversation about the possibilities for cross-community alliance in the struggles against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. Hosted by Andrea Davis, Special Advisor on LA&PS Anti-Black Racism Strategy
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
“A Beacon of Hope for the People of Afghanistan”: Racialized Political Elites and Memorialization of War by Dr. Laura J. Kwak
As part of her research on race and the politics of incorporation, this presentation of work-in-progress explores travelling narratives of Canadian military intervention. Dr. Laura Kwak is interested in the subjectivities produced and military interventions authorized through memorialization practices. Specifically, she examines the timely memorialization of the Korean war under the Harper government (2006-2015) and narratives circulated by Asian Canadian Conservative political elites about rescue from communism/terrorism, indebtedness to the Canadian military, and the construction of Korean people in and across various diasporas as “a beacon of hope for the people of Afghanistan”. This examination is part of a larger research project that is concerned with evolving forms of racial governmentality and questions about racial justice in a world where post-racial discourses persist alongside explicit racial violence for instance in the form of orientalist militarism.
Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Registration: Contact soc-anthro@careton.ca
Tubman Talk Series – (Re)Calling the Future: African Women, Culture and Decolonization with Dr. Sylvia Bawa
Dr. Sylvia Bawa is an associate professor of Sociology at York University. She is a global sociologist whose research links globalization, human rights, postcolonial feminism and development theory.
Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Join via Zoom: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/94101638474?pwd=dEFSWlZMZng5RDB5Zng1TnVvdUh1UT09#success
Meeting ID: 941 0163 8474
Passcode: 378066
Book Launch:  N’IN D’LA Owey Innklan: Mi’kmaq Sojourns in England by Bonita Lawrence (Austin Macauley Publishers, 2020)
Bonita Lawrence, of both Mi’kmaw and English Background, is a professor in Indigenous Studies at York University. She is the author of two academic books, “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Race Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood and Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario. This is her first novel. She lives in Eastern Ontario on 100 acres of forested land with a lake that is gradually being reduced to a beaver swamp, massive gardens, family members, three dogs, and two cats.
Bonita Lawrence will read excerpts from her historical novel about Mi’kmaq history. She will be joined bydiscussants Kim Anderson (University of Guelph) and Jesse Thistle (York University).
Date: November 25, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
The Hammed Shahidian Lecture – Imperial Sexual Economies by Dr. Hazel Carby
Presented by the Women’s & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 4:00– 6:00pm
Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZEj-6t2cRlyuP9bQP7kBWQ
The University of Alberta Feminist Research Speakers Series – Teach Ethically Queer, Trans, and 2S Topics
With presenters Alexandra Marshall, Xavia A Publius and Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack. In this roundtable, panelists will discuss their roles in, approaches to, and challenges with teaching 2SLGBTQ+ topics. Speakers will also reflect on methods and their respective teaching experiences.
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm (MST)
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/teaching-ethically-queer-trans-and-2s-topics-tickets-128202090905
Ethnographic Praxis: Reflections on Ethics, Boundaries and Social Change in Research with Rohingyas by Dr. Ishrat Sultana, North South University, Bangladesh
Presented by The Resource Centre for Public Sociology, York Centre for Asian Research and the Centre for Refugee Studies
Methodological issues and challenges around maintaining ethics, ensuring credibility of research, drawing boundaries to balance between subjectivity and objectivity have always been part of the ethnographic praxis. Such issues and challenges deserve extra attention when the research focuses on a vulnerable population in a South Asian country. Doing ethnography with vulnerable people, such as refugees, both limits and opens up the scope of fieldwork for a researcher. This presentation reflects on ethics, boundaries, and social change in research with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Based on my experience of conducting ethnographic research between 2014 and 2016 in the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, I discuss my expectations as well as the gap between expectations and reality, access to camps, making decisions on setting boundaries, guarding my subjectivity in order to understand their point of views, and building a relationship of trust and confidentiality with research participants who are stateless, uprooted, and vulnerable.
Date: November 24, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Registration and Details: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/event/ethnographic-praxis-sultana-november-2020/
CFPs, Grants and Awards
Call for Submissions – Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology
As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, we aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by graduate and undergraduate students. We invite prospective contributors to submit their original, unpublished works for consideration. Selected submissions will be published online with complimentary print copies provided to the authors. We invite submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, specifically relating to the issue’s theme of Disruption.
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://ch.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/announcement
Call for Papers – Contemporary Vulnerabilities, Plans Unraveled: Reflections on Social Justice Methodologies (Edited Collection by Claire Carter and Chelsea Temple Jones)
Exploring the many vulnerabilities that come with research committed to social change,
this collection seeks critical stories, reflections, and analyses about innovative
interdisciplinary methodologies that engage with unconventional and unexpected
spaces of research that we inhabit and share, encouraging us to collaborate, reflect,
and confront the frictions of social change drawing on the territories and regions across
parts of Turtle Island (Canada). We are open to submissions that include languages and
storytelling modes other than written English and/or dominant/Western storytelling
traditions. We invite intersectional and interdisciplinary scholarship from across Indigenous studies, community-engaged disciplines, disability and crip theory, deaf studies, mad studies, performance and arts-based disciplines, child and youth studies, Black studies, and anti-racist, queer, trans, and feminist theories.
Deadline: Abstracts (300 words) and author bio (100 words) due January 15, 2020
Details: Please contact cjones@brocku.ca or clarie.carter@uregina.ca
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
Assistant Professor – Black Studies in Geography and Environment (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University)
Deadline: January 7, 2021
Details: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2094
Assistant Professor – Black Studies(Department of English, Ryerson University)
Deadline: November 28, 2020
Details: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=535773
Assistant Professor – Race & Cultural Studies / Race & Diaspora (Department of Italian Studies and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto)
Deadline: December 18, 2020
Details: https://cdts.utoronto.ca/index.php/job-posting-assistant-professor-race-cultural-studies-race-diaspora/
Assistant Professor – African American History (University of Colorado)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=27539
RITM Mellon Arts & Practitioner Fellowship (Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Yale University)
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Details: https://apply.interfolio.com/80721
Assistant Professor – African Literatures in English (Department of English, African Studies Program, University of Toronto)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-African-Literatures-in-English-ON/542150817/
Assistant Professor – Criminology, Social Justice & Policy (Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Manitoba)
Deadline: December 6, 2020
Details: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=51507
Assistant Professor – Decolonial, Intersectional, Anti-Racist Feminisms (Department of Gender Studies, University of Victoria)
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Details: https://www.uvic.ca/faculty-staff/careers/faculty-and-librarian-postings/current/gndr_250_071.php#uv-header
Feminist Storytelling Expert – Women Engage for a Common Future International
Deadline: November 18, 2020
Details: https://www.awid.org/get-involved/feminist-storytelling-expert?utm_source=JobEmail&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Job
Postdoctoral Fellow on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (Department of Political Science, University of Oslo)
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Details: https://stilling.forskning.no/job-ads-oslo-postdoc/postdoctoral-fellow-on-the-extreme-right-hate-crime-and-political-violence/1748463
Assistant/Associate Professor – Critical Indigenous Studies (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/14042688/tenure-track-position-in-sociology-and-anthropology-critical-indigenous-studies
Assistant Professor – Communication Studies (Department of Communication Studies, Wilfred Laurier University)
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Details: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=51355
Early Career Fellowship in Community-Engaged Research (University of Toronto)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/37809
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Native American and Indigenous Women, Genders and Sexualities (Brandeis University)
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6647776/featured-job-postdoctoral-fellowship-native-american-and
Assistant Professor – Critical Race and Decolonization (Glendon College, York University)
Deadline: December 18, 2020
Details: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Critical%20Race%20and%20Decolonisation,%20Glendon%20College%20(Assistant%20Professor).pdf
Assistant Professor – Indigenous Education and Pedagogy (Faculty of Education, York University)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2068
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