Call for Papers: Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies (REPS) PhD Symposium 2019

Published: March 2019

Friday 28th June 2019, 10am – 5pm

Lilybank House, University of Glasgow

Call for Papers:

You are invited to participate in the ninth annual Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies (REPS) PhD symposium. Building on the success of recent years, the REPS symposium provides an intimate forum for PhD research students to exchange ideas, present new work, receive constructive feedback from scholars, and work collaboratively with peers across disciplines and institutions.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their work as part of three themed panel discussions, chaired by leading academics in the field. Past chairs include: Malcolm James, Sivamohan Valluvan, Suki Ali, Claire Alexander, Les Back, Paul Gilroy, and John Solomos, among others. We are thrilled to announce that Professor Nasar Meer will be our keynote speaker at this year’s symposium.

We welcome submissions based on recently completed, in progress or planned PhD research broadly related to issues and debates in race, ethnicity and post-colonial studies, including (but not limited to):

  • State racism
  • Racialisation
  • (Im)migration and everyday bordering practices
  • Nationalism and xeno-racism
  • Anti-Muslim racism
  • Empire and colonialism
  • Black feminism(s)
  • Race, multiculture and conviviality
  • Anti-racism and resistance

We request that participants limit their presentations to fifteen minutes. If you are keen to present something in an alternative format, please get in touch with the organisers. There will be plenty of time for discussion as part of each panel, and the day will conclude with ‘break-out’ sessions where presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with academics on a range of key topics.

The event is free and there will be limited space for non-participant attendees – please contact the organisers to register your interest. There will also be some funding available to cover travel expenses for self-funded participants.

The deadline for title, abstracts and short bio (maximum 250 words) is midnight 1st April 2019. Please include your university affiliation and year of study. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by 30th April 2019.

Please send abstracts and direct any other enquiries to Scarlet Harris:

We gratefully acknowledge the funding and support of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

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