Message From CAUT: Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation (dated Feb. 19, 2020)

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) expresses solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Hereditary Chiefs who are insisting upon respect for their autonomy and sovereignty over their unceded land.  Forceful intervention by the police will not resolve this dispute.  Respectful and meaningful nation-to-nation dialogue, consistent with the principles of reconciliation, is needed. CAUT […]

CFP: 9th Annual Radical Democracy Conference: “Radical Ecologies,” New School of Social Research, Apr. 10-11, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2020)

The 9th annual Radical Democracy conference, sponsored by the Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research, will convene theorists and practitioners around the theme of Radical Ecologies. In the year that “climate strike” was named word of the year by Collins Dictionary, we seek to explore what opportunities for democratic resistance can […]

CFP: Conceptualizing Difference Conference (Jun. 8–9, 2020) and PhD Summer School (Jun. 10-11, 2020), University of Aberdeen (deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)

The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. Struggles for equality and justice are generally concerned with recognizing and protecting differences, not least because varieties of difference, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and language are used to justify political oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Difference has become axiomatic to political debate and therefore requires further reflection […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, December 18th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

Indigenization Efforts Vary Widely on Canadian Campuses, Study Finds

The article below appears in the April 16, 2019 issue of University Affairs. Institutions have focused mainly on Indigenous inclusion, but that’s only one end of a spectrum of policies needed for reconciliation, researchers argue. By Natalie Samson When it comes to Indigenization at Canadian universities, most have focused on Indigenous hiring and student recruitment, […]

Indigenous/Settler, Princeton University, Apr. 4-6, 2019

This conference takes place in Lenapehoking, on the unceded and occupied lands of the Lenape. Our gathering acknowledges and pays respect to Lenape ancestors, peoples today, and the Lenape future to come – across Lenapehoking and the Lenape diaspora. From this local site of Lenapehoking – and from the ground of Princeton’s colonial condition – […]

CFP: Decolonization and Disrupting the Settler-Colonial Narratives on the Northern Prairies (deadline: Apr. 1, 2019)

Edited by: Kade Ferris (kadeferris1@gmail.com and Claudia Murphy (murphycm52@gmail.com) [Tentative plans to publish with North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND] Overview:  The settler mythos of the harsh conditions and mammoth challenges faced, and overcome by, the Europeans who came to the northern prairies are well documented and valorized as part of the prairie state […]

CFP: Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge), Blenheim, New Zealand, Dec. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 15, 2019)

The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first […]