Centre for Feminist Research Newsletter - November 25, 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/
Black and Indigenous Alliances: Reconfiguring Education for Otherwise Futures
Presented by the York University Faculty of Education’s Anti-Black Racism Committee
With: Ixchel Bennett, Warran Crichlow, Susan Dion and Carl James (speakers); Nombuso Dlamini (moderator); Andrea Davis (discussant)
Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Registration: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o9VxNsy-TeaY5HzKY_cA0w
Faith in Crisis Book Talk - Misguided Love with Charles Fensham
Presented by Rainbow Faith and Freedom - Multifaith-Based LGBTQ2S+ Resources and Digital Programming for the Pandemic
Date: November 27, 2020
Time: 1:00pm
Details and Registration: https://rff.salsalabs.org/faithincrisis/index.html
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and Memorial Ceremony
York University’s Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education
Dates: November 25 - December 4, 2020
November 25, 2020: REDI Workshop Series – Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment – presented by the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion
November 27, 2020: The Issues and Impacts of Misogynoir: Voices of Experience – hosted by the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights Equity and Inclusion
November 30, 2020: Safety during COVID: Challenges and strategies around effective safety planning for those living with intimate partner violence during the pandemic – presented by Student Counselling, Health & Wellbeing
December 4, 2020: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial
Details, Times and Registration: https://thecentre.yorku.ca/national-day-of-remembrance-and-action-on-violence-against-women/
CFPs, Grants and Awards
Call for Papers - Reframing the Nation: Diasporic Racialized, Indigenous & Queer BIPOC 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 impactful films produced by racialized diasporic, indigenous, and Queer BIPOC independent women filmmakers in Canada. This collection charts the cinematic visions and perspectives of first and second generation diasporic and indigenous filmmakers and Queer BIack, Indigenous, Women of Colour Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers working from 1990-2020. Works considered can be shorts or features that are independent Canadian productions.
Submissions may consider the following: *Documentary and Narrative features, short films, hybrid films or activist documentaries with thoughtful approaches. Oppositional and Fringe works also welcome. *Cultural identities and diasporic aesthetics: the merging of aesthetics and politics; to explore geographies of space/place, fragmented uprooted identities, home and belonging, intersectional identities, politics of displacement, memory and history, contesting dominant narratives of Canada as a nation etc. *Analyses of intersectional representations of social justice issues or settler nation. *Theorizing and analyzing diasporic works by Canadian racialized women or queer/trans women of colour, black and indigenous women filmmakers from decolonial, post-colonial, queer diasporic or transnational contexts. *Thematic or textual analysis of feature films or (body of short films) by a sole or multiple BIPOC women filmmakers. *Aesthetic/formal approaches in documentary, narrative, experimental, and hybrid films *Historiography of film/video by BIPOC women filmmakers in Canada (1990-2020) *Festivals & Distributors: supporting works by Indigenous women filmmakers & women of colour filmmakers in Canada. *Reception/audience studies of works produced by Indigenous/women of colour in Canada. *The decolonial use of technologies (digital and film) in works by Canadian racialized/queer diasporic and Indigenous women filmmakers. *Queer & Transgender films by Indigenous and women of colour filmmakers in Canada.
Deadline: Abstracts (300 words) & short bios (125 words) due January 15, 2020
Details: Please contact diasporicbiwoc@gmail.com
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 Designer and Maker - Building the Gallery of the Future (with Dr. Roberta Buiani)
“Emergent: coping with complex phenomena” is an interdisciplinary project sitting at the intersection of art, science and outreach. Its goal is to study and document new emergent, transformed, and adapted forms of life. During these pandemic times, the need to transformation and adaptation affects human beings and their cultural institutions too. As part of this project, I am proposing a mobile gallery featuring new forms of life. The gallery has different functions: its content aims to educate and inform; to stimulate reflection and conversations. The gallery is mobile: it is an alternative to the classic white box, an attempt to transcend the clean and neutral space of the gallery to establish a connection with different urban spaces and the people who inhabit them. At the same time, the gallery will mainly circulate outdoor, making it potentially safer than an enclosed space.
Searching for a designer and/or maker (or both) to collaborate in bringing this gallery to life. The designer will work primarily in the Winter semester and be responsible for:
- discussing different options for a mobile gallery
- help making a potential plan
- explore material options
- discuss feasibility and adaptability/modularity
- create a prototype
- reflect on the features and the potentials of the gallery
Master or PhD or Upper year undergraduate student with design and making experience
Interest and desire to become involved and present their findings in a interdisciplinary activity
Desirable: experience with building functional artifacts/interior design, and material handling of different materials; experience with sustainable material
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Details: Please, send your application (a short cover telling me your experience and why you would like to be involved) and two samples of your work to Roberta Buiani at robb@yorku.ca
Assistant Professor – Black Studies in Art Education, Art History and Social Justice(Departments of Art History and Art Education, Concordia University)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Details: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/about/jobs/2020/tenure-track-appointments/black-studies-art-education-history-social-justice.html
Assistant Professor – Disability Studies in Education (Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
Deadline: December 17, 2020
Details: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Disability-Studies-in-Education-ON/543119217/
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 – 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/
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 – 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
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 Professor – Communication Studies (Department of Communication Studies, Wilfred Laurier University)
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Details: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=51355
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