Research Fellow, 2yrs - Indigenous People and Epigenetic Science

Research Fellow – ‘Indigenous People and Epigenetic Science'

Job no: 494523
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Education

Work in the Faculty of Art and Education, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation aims to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed method multidisciplinary research. With a focus on disseminating our research through high-impact channels, engaging in partnerships and supporting high-quality researchers and doctoral students, we seek to contribute to knowledge construction and influence research developments, public debates and policy agendas

  • Full-time, 24 months Fixed Term

  • Level B $97,398 + 17% Superannuation 

  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood campus

The Role

This two-year position focuses on the project 'Indigenous people and epigenetic science' led by Prof Emma Kowal (Deakin), Prof Megan Warin (Adelaide) and A/Prof Maurizio Meloni (Deakin). Epigenetics is a rapidly evolving science concerned with how life experiences, such as trauma or stress, can modify DNA and be passed on to negatively affect children's (and possibly grandchildren's) health and development.

Drawing on anthropology, and science and technology studies, the overall study aims to: 1) investigate how epigenetics is being received by Indigenous Australians, and 2) identify the potential risks and opportunities that narratives of biosocial damage entail. The research aims to understand how the interplay of biology, race, and society are unfolding at the intersection of different knowledge systems and at the forefront of technological progress.

The Research Fellow project will be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful applicant, but will broadly involve social social research with Indigenous people and scientists engaged in projects involving epigenetics in Australia.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • provide an excellent contribution to the Faculty’s research programs

  • exhibit and/or publish high quality research in journals of high repute

  • contribute to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation

  • contribute to the research achievement of the Faculty

  • undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin

  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD in a relevant discipline

  • emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to the discipline

  • ability to make a contribution to communities through research

  •  capacity to contribute to research and administration

  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 Final PD - Research Fellow.pdf

Applications for this position close on 31st July 2019.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Luke Cuttance Executive Officer, Alfred Deakin Institute Telephone +61 3 9244 6384 luke.cuttance@deakin.edu.au

Research Fellow, lvl A, 12 months, 0.8FTE - Bioethics in the Anthropocene

Research Fellow

Job no: 494524
Work type: Part-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Education

Project - Bioethics in the Antipodes: A history of Australian bioethics since the 1980s’

  • Level A $68,913 + 17% Superannuation 

  • Fixed term 12 month, part – time 0.8 FTE

Based at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus , this exciting role sits within the Faculty or Arts and Education in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and is Fixed Term 12 month part time role (29.4 hours per week)

As a Research Fellow, you contribute to the coordination and research activities of the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Early Career Research Award project ‘Bioethics in the Antipodes: a history of Australian bioethics since the 1980s’. This project explores how and why bioethics emerged in the 1980s as a discursive and regulatory response to perceived problems with medical research and practice. The Associate Research Fellow will contribute to the collection and analysis of archival materials, primary sources, and oral testimony.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • provide an excellent contribution to the Faculty’s research programs

  • exhibit and/or publish high quality research in journals of high repute

  • contribute to the achievement of Deakin’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation

  • contribute to the research achievement of the Faculty

  • undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin

  • develop relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes

To be successful, you’ll have

  • emerging research and scholarship through publications in sociology of health, bioethics, or related areas

  • ability to make a contribution to communities through research

  • capacity to contribute to research and administration, including organisation of academic events

  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Applications for this position close on 30th June 2019.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD - Research Fellow.pdf

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Luke Cuttance, Executive Officer, ADI on 9244 6384 or Luke.Cuttance@deakin.edu.au

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ageing, gender, life course and social exclusion

The Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV) at Linköping University, Sweden, is seeking to recruit to the following position:

     Postdoctoral fellow - ageing, gender, life course and social exclusion

The postdoctoral fellow will work within the international comparative research project ‘GENPATH - GENdered PATHways of Social Exclusion in Later Life’ (https://liu.se/en/research/genpath) within an consortium of partners in seven European countries.

The holder of the advertised position will primarily work with research, will contribute to the methodological support of further ongoing research at ASC and may carry out teaching limited to 20 percent of full time.

      The application deadline is April 24, 2019.

Informal enquiries may be made to Andreas Motel-Klingebiel (andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se). For further details see ttps://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=10735&rmlang=UK   

AAWP x UWRF17 Emerging Writers Prize (closes 30th June 2017)

Are you an emerging writer based in Australasia? Would you like to travel to the UWRF17 for a once-in-a-lifetime literary experience, plus have the opportunity to see your work published in Meniscus magazine?

In partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), we are proud to announce the return of the AAWP x UWRF17 Emerging Writers’ Prize. Enter your short story or poem based on this year’s UWRF theme, ‘Origins’, and take advantage of this generous opportunity.

The winner of the 2017 prize will receive a ticket to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), accommodation for the duration of the festival and $500 towards economy airfares. In addition, you will receive a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and fully subsidised conference fees to attend their annual conference, where you will be invited to read from your work. In addition, the editors at Meniscus will consider your work for publication.

Sound good? Browse the ins-and-outs below and get writing!

THE PRIZE

Enter your short story or poem to the ‘AAWP/UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize’ for your chance to win. 

If you win you will receive — a ticket to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), accommodation for the duration of the festival and $500 towards economy airfares. In addition, you will receive a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP, where you are invited to read from your work. The editors at Meniscus will consider your work for publication. 

Take advantage of this stunning opportunity to celebrate the craft of writing at South East Asia’s largest and most exciting literary festival. Be welcomed in to the thriving community of writers within the AAWP. Enter your short story or poem and take advantage of this generous publication pathway and networking opportunity for emerging writers.  

THE THEME: 'ORIGINS'

The theme – drawn from the Hindu philosophy ‘Sangkan Paraning Dumadi’ – speaks of our eternal connection to where we have come from, and to where we will ultimately return. 

“Last year’s theme of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’, or ‘I am you, you are me’, was a powerful exploration of our connectedness, to each other, as individuals,” explains Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe. 

“At a time of global unrest and political turmoil, ‘Origins’ invites us to consider the biggest picture – to contemplate not just our connections from person to person, but as a collective humanity extending across people, the planet and periods of time.”

Across the Festival’s five-day program, the theme will unfold the powerful movements which have influenced and continue to shape the world – from the political to the technological, environmental to spiritual – and their cyclical manifestations throughout our existence. It will challenge audiences to consider the origins of the elements that shape us, the things we carry with us through life, and the things that draw us back. 

“By cultivating a universal perspective and shifting away from the cult of the individual, we instil in our Festival audiences the possibility of truly affirmative action,” continued DeNeefe. “If we are no longer constrained by our individual perspectives, what are our responsibilities, and what is within our power to achieve together?”

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  1. This competition is open to emerging writers across Australasia. Emerging writers will not have a full-length, single-authored, commercially published, print publication in any genre. Emerging writers who have published in electronic format only, or who have published work in collections showcasing multiple authors, are eligible.
  2. The Prize opens on the 15 February 2017 and closes at midnight on 30th June 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. The winner will be announced on the UWRF website and the AAWP website no later than 30th August 2017.
  3. Entries should not exceed 30 lines (poetry) or 3000 words (prose).
  4. Entries should respond to the UWRF theme. The 2017 theme is ‘Origins’.
  5. The entry should be formatted as follows — line spacing: 1.5, font size: 12 point, font: Times New Roman.
  6. You may enter as many times as you wish. Subsequent entries incur a separate fee.
  7. Any entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified no refund will be given.
  8. Entries may not be altered after they have been submitted.
  9. The UWRF/AAWP reserves the right to disqualify any entry that breaches the rules.
  10. The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence or discussion.
  11. The award is for unpublished writing, including online publication.

HOW TO ENTER

Entry is via: https://meniscusliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit/58621

Please go to the aawp.org.au for further information: available under News (Opportunities) or Journals (Meniscus).

The entry fee is $20.

CFP: Feminist Politics and Activism in Reactionary Eras

CFP: Journal Articles

'Feminist Politics and Activism in Reactionary Eras'

The Dutch Journal of Feminist Studies seeks submissions for a special issue on feminist politics and activism for Spring 2018. In this issue, we want to consider the historical and contemporary effects of feminism as a global force. Is feminism past its time, or is it rising from the ashes as a unifying discourse amidst the rise of reactionary forces across the globe? Are feminisms infused within State governance, or marginal to it? What can we learn from the contemporary moment by looking to the political scenarios of previous decades?  We invite papers that provide different evaluations on the state of feminist movements cross nationally, including theoretical essays, empirical or archival research. Themes may include:

1.     The place of feminist movements amid the growth of right-wing movements – are feminist movements unifying forces across divides of race, class, caste, nationality or religion, or do they prioritize gender as the primary problem? Will they be rejuvenated, or transformed, by the fierce opposition they encounter?

2.     Feminism in the era of neoliberalism: can feminist movements thrive within neoliberal regimes? To what extent is neoliberalism contributing to the institutionalization and cooptation of feminism How do feminisms respond to the growing inequalities of class, region, race and indigeneity generated by neoliberal governance? What kinds of alternatives to neo-liberalism have feminist movements imagined?

3.     What is the relationship between global, national and local feminisms?  How do we map the connections and contradictions between global, national and local issues? To what extent have local feminist campaigns called upon global norms and engaged in transnational advocacy?

4.     What forms of women’s movements are excluded by using the term feminism? What are alternate discourses through which notions of gender equality are expressed, and what is their relationship to feminist politics?

5.     What is feminist movements’ relationships to the category women, and to the category gender? What are the contradictions in mobilizing around these two terms?

Papers should be 8000 to 9000 words in length, and are due by June 30 2017. 

Please direct inquiries to the Special Issue Editors, Srimati Basu (srimati.basu@uky.edu) and Akiko Takenaka (akiko.takenaka@uky.edu)

Call for Applications: Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship

Description: Media@McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture, located in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. To see the list of former postdoctoral fellowships, click here.

Media@McGill’s residential postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to scholars from the humanities and social sciences, working on any historical period. The 2017-2018 fellowship is dedicated to the theme of “Migrant Media.”

Fellows are provided with a workspace, and are expected to take an active role in the research activities and academic life of Media@McGill (participation in conferences, seminars, etc.). They may also have the possibility of teaching a course within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill.

Eligibility: The Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to both national and international scholars who have completed their doctoraldegree in a university other than McGill no earlier than June 1, 2013. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and received their PhD by May 1, 2017. Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of French is an asset.

Value and Duration: The stipend for the Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is $45,000 CAD for 12 months (this includes a travel research stipend) beginning in September 2017.

Application Process Deadlines: Media@McGill will be offering one Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2017-2018.

1. In a cover letter, applicants must stipulate how their research is related to Media@McGill’s mission statement and Media@McGill’s 2017-18 theme: Migrant Media. Applicants should also identify a potential faculty supervisor from the McGill Department of Art History and Communication Studies, who is a member of Media@McGill and whose research is closely tied to that of the applicant. Please do not contact the potential supervisor at this stage.

The following should be included in all statements of interest and be sent in a single pdf (the application will not be accepted otherwise). The documents’ order follows the list below:

  1. a cover letter; 
  2. a research proposal (750 words);
  3. a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages).

Deadline: Completed statements of interest should be sent to mediaatmcgill.ahcs@mcgill.ca by Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

2. Statements of interest will be reviewed by the Media@McGill potential supervisor, and candidates will be notified of results shortly after. If successful, the short-listed applicants will be asked to provide the following additional documents:

  1. official copies of transcripts during graduate studies;
  2. three letters of recommendation (one of which is by the potential Media@McGill faculty supervisor);
  3. a writing sample (maximum 20 pages).

Deadline: Completed statements of interest should be sent to mediaatmcgill.ahcs@mcgill.ca by Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. E.D.T.Applications will be reviewed by Media@McGill’s Steering Committee, and candidates will be notified of results in early May 2017.

For additional information, please contact mediaatmcgill.ahcs@mcgill.ca.

Northedge Prize

2017 Call for Submissions:

Established in 1986 to commemorate the invaluable contribution of the late Professor F.S. Northedge to the creation of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, the annual Northedge Essay Competition furthers a Millennium tradition of publishing exceptional student scholarship in a leading IR journal. The winning essay will be published in the first issue of the next volume.

The essay may be on any topic within International Relations or related areas of study, but critical papers that engage with progressive issues, innovative approaches, and philosophical arguments, are especially welcomed. The essay must be doubled-spaced and of approximately 7,000 to 9,000 words in length.

The Northedge Essay Competition is open to any student who is currently pursuing or has recently completed a degree in International Relations or a related field.  The essay may be part of a doctoral research project, an essay or dissertation submitted as part of an undergraduate or Masters’ degree course, a seminar paper, or similar work. Essays must not have been previously published, or simultaneously submitted for consideration elsewhere. For undergraduate or Masters’ degree candidates whose essays form part of the requirements for a degree awarded by examination, essays must be submitted to the competition after the examination process has been concluded. Selected essays will be peer-reviewed and judged by the Editors on the basis of the essay’s contribution to the advancement of the field, originality of the argument, and scholarly presentation.

The deadline for consideration in the 2017 Northedge Competition is 15 January, 2017. Submissions can be made via email to millennium@lse.ac.uk .

CFP: Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race Conference, University of Notre Dame, March 2-4, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fourth biennial international conference: Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Questions of race and gender continue to undergird broad sections of inquiry in the academy and beyond. The ongoing legacies and current manifestations of racism and sexism continue to demand intellectual analysis, institutional recognition, and collective intervention. Reaching a critical crescendo during the political upheavals of the 1960s’ civil rights/anti-colonial era and the responding cultural turn in the humanities, Black feminists have discussed the ways in which both race and gender are co-constitutive and rely on intersecting paradigms of power and constructions of difference. Indeed, the concept of “intersectionality,” coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, has become a key mode of framing how identities and sites of contestation around identity are multiple and complex. Furthermore, critics and activists from a myriad of socio-political milieus have underscored the importance of intersectional approaches in struggles for social justice and in the making of inclusive public spaces. From feminist scholarship to human rights policy to commentary via Twitter memes, intersectionality as a theoretical concept, method of analysis, and mode of collaborative action circulates in both grassroots and intellectual discourse.

The Intersectional Inquiries conference will offer a platform for scholars from various fields to interrogate the intersections of race and gender--as manifested materially and discursively--from a broad range of historical, global, and contemporary contexts. We call on scholars, activists, and students to attend rigorously to the ways that race structures gender, sexualities, class, and dis/ability and the dominating matrices of biopolitical violence and imperialism, as well as to trace how racialized subjectivities and non-normative embodiments challenge and radically fracture hierarchy. With this conference, our hope is to inspire impactful intellectual dialogue and assist in building ties that might lead to scholarly- and social justice-focused collaborations.

Our confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Professor Collins recently co-authored Intersectionality (Polity 2016) with Sirma Bilge.  Her first book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge 1990), won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association for significant scholarship in gender, and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  Professor Collins is also the author and editor of several books dealing with race, gender, education, and politics, including On Intellectual Activism (Temple 2012); Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities (Beacon 2009); and From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Temple 2006).  

Topics

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, pre-constituted roundtables, and creative works that address one or more of the following topics, or other topics aligned with the conference theme:

  • immigration
  • globalism
  • coloniality and imperialism
  • violence, terror, and war
  • social movements and activism
  • electoral politics
  • neoliberalism
  • sexualities
  • disability
  • religion and spirituality
  • education
  • environment, climate change, and sustainability
  • space, place, and geography
  • labor and economics
  • family and marriage
  • literature, visual culture, and performance
  • popular culture (social media, film, television, music, sports, gaming, etc.)
  • digitization and technicity
  • theory and/or methodology
  • feminist jurisprudence.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Please submit your proposal here:

NDIntersectional.submittable.com/submissions You will first need to become a member of Submittable (which is easy and free).

To allow for as many voices as possible at the conference, proposers may apply for only two of the following roles: paper presenter, creative works presenter, panel chair, roundtable coordinator, or roundtable participant.  

We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, including those at the undergraduate level.Open Call Papers

Individuals submitting paper proposals should provide an abstract of 250 words, a short bio, and contact information. Co-authored papers are acceptable.

Pre-constituted Panels

Panel chairs should submit a 250-word rationale for the pre-constituted panel as a whole.  For each participant, chairs should submit a 250-word presentation abstract, a short bio, and contact information. Panels should include 3-4 papers. Co-authored papers are acceptable.  Panels that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged.

Pre-constituted Roundtables

Roundtable coordinators should submit a 250-word rationale for the pre-constituted roundtable as a whole.  For each participant, coordinators should submit a 250-word abstract of planned comments, a short bio, and contact information. Roundtables should include no more than 6 participants (inclusive of coordinator).  Roundtables that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged. Roundtable participants’ remarks at the conference should be brief in order to create substantive discussion with attendees.

Open Call Creative Works

Proposals for audiovisual and other creative works should consist of a 250-word abstract (including the length and format of the work), a short bio of the producer/director, contact information, and requirements for exhibition. Co-authored work is acceptable.  If the work is viewable online, please submit a URL.

More Information

Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to: NDIntersectional@gmail.com.

Updates about the conference schedule, events, travel and lodging, and more will be posted here.

Conference Organizers: Tara Hudson, Z'étoile Imma, Mary Celeste Kearney, and Christine Venter, University of Notre Dame.

University of Notre Dame Co-Sponsors: Center for Civil and Human Rights, Center for Social Movements, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, College of Engineering, Department of Africana Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, Art History, & Design, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of English, Department of Film, Television, & Theatre, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Department of Theology, Gender Studies Program, Graduate School, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Institute for Latino Studies, Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Program of Liberal Studies, and Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts & Letters.

PhD Scholarship: Technology and Domestic Violence

The Melbourne Networked Society Institute, in conjunction with the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe), is looking for a talented student to undertake a PhD focusing on technology and domestic violence.

The Institute has available one scholarship for an appropriately qualified student to commence research in 2016 in this exciting area. (For original advertisement click here). 

Technology and Domestic Violence

Domestic and family violence is a common hidden problem with major social and health effects on women, their children, young people and men. Technology can be harnessed to abuse others but also as an innovative way to respond to and connect people effected by domestic and family violence to services.  The research will focus on new opportunities in under resourced areas i.e. responding to children and young people in families where abuse is happening, men who use violence in their relationships, family and friends of people affected by family violence. The testing of new models using technology for these populations will address conceptual and practical challenges concerning safety issues, data utilisation and privacy.

About you

You will have an education background in social work, health, psychology, cultural studies, sociology; law; computer science or informatics.

You should have obtained a first class Honours or Masters Degree and you will need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Melbourne’s requirements for a Research Higher Degree candidature and the award of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

About the Scholarship

The Institute is offering one scholarship for a student to undertake research on technology and domestic violence. You will receive an Australian Postgraduate Award, which provides a fortnightly stipend. In addition, MNSI will support the successful applicant with a further $3,000 top-up payment and $2,000 for travel expenses each year.

As a scholarship holder, you will also be a member of the Institute’s Doctoral Academy.

Project Supervision

Depending on the background of the candidate, project supervision could be undertaken across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Engineering, the Melbourne School of Arts or Melbourne Law School.

About MNSI

The Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) is an interdisciplinary research Institute that seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities arising from the increased connectivity between people, places and things. The Institute supports a wide range of innovative research projects that aim to further understanding and utilisation of the networked society.

About MAEVe

MAEVe strives to make a difference to the lives of women, families and communities by addressing and preventing the problem of violence against women through interdisciplinary and intra-institutional collaboration. Preventing and responding to violence against women and children is not the domain or responsibility of any one discipline. MAEVe believes that by working together we can be more effective and innovative in our ongoing efforts to end violence against women and their children.

Further information: http://maeve.unimelb.edu.au/

How to Apply

Please complete the expression of interest form (below) and send a completed copy, along with a letter describing your relevant background and experience, your CV, writing sample (thesis chapter or publication), academic transcript and academic references as a single pdf document to Fiorella Chiodo: fmchiodo@unimelb.edu.au by 5:00pm Friday 2 September 2016.  

MNSI Technology and Domestic Violence PhD Expression of Interest Form

Please note that, if successful, you are also required to submit an application for a University of Melbourne Graduate Research Degree and Scholarship. http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/applications/research

Assistant Professor: International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Full Time, Tenure Track, Close Date: 15 October 2016

Position Summary

The International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Programs at Trinity College announce a joint tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for an innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions, discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in his/her specialty as well as core courses in both programs, including an introductory course in gender and sexuality studies with a transnational focus and an upper level course in feminist and queer theory. INTS and WMGS are interdisciplinary programs, and we welcome applicants from any discipline. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year. The successful candidate will be housed jointly in the International Studies Program and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in hand or expected by July 1, 2017.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, a sample syllabus, and contact information (email addresses) for three individuals who will provide letters of reference. All application materials are due by October 15, 2016.

Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where he or she must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Posting NumberF00064

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Sample of Scholarly Writing
    4. Sample syllabi

    Fellowship: Research Fellowship, Centre on the Future of War, Arizona

    Deadline: Open until filled (published on 18 July, 2016)

    Position: Fellowship, full-time

    Where: Arizona State University, Arizona

    The Center on the Future of War is seeking a full-time Research Fellow. This position links strategic design and planning for the Center with support for individual fellow research, collaborative projects, course design, teaching and programming. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has an interdisciplinary orientation, and is an excellent researcher and writer significantly engaged in issues of war, conflict, human rights and international politics.

    Responsibilities include: designing and implementing individual and collaborative research projects on a variety of issues (human rights, law of war, non-state actors, conflict and international development, regional issues, refugees, drones, gender and conflict, etc.); designing and teaching courses; supporting the development of a new online MA in Global Security; supervising students; publishing op-eds, essays and articles in academic and popular journals; developing ideas for new research; developing grant proposals; and generally supporting the work of the Center at ASU, in DC and elsewhere. The Research Fellow will work under the center co-directors and with a group of over 100 ASU affiliated faculty and two dozen DC-based experts (top journalists, former military, former government officials, academics, etc.). 

    Minimum qualifications:
    o   Ph.D., JD, LLM, MD or other terminal academic or professional degree
    o   High level analytic and writing skills
    o   Experience working on global politics, conflict, human rights and related issues

    Preferred qualifications:
    o   Ph.D., JD, LLM, MD or other terminal academic or professional degree
    o   Relevant publications on global politics, conflict, human rights and related issue
    o   5 years’ experience working in the field or conducting relevant research
    o   Proven ability to write for academic, policy and popular audiences

    This is an exciting position for the right candidate which offers significant opportunities to pursue academic and policy research and writing while also contributing to a new interdisciplinary institution linking one of the most innovative public research universities with one of the most dynamic and influential think tanks. The position is for one year, renewable based on performance.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning August 15th, 2016; if not filled reviews will occur every 2 weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

    Please submit your application to sbecushing@asu.edu.

    - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000323268-01#sthash.Tc6ufaAL.dpuf

    CFP: The International Feminist Journal of Politics announces the 6th Annual IFjP Conference

    April 10-11, 2017

    Pre-conference Workshop: April 9, 2017

    South Asian University, New Delhi, India
    Venue: India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi (TBC)

    WALKING THE TALK: FEMINIST REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES

    We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to the conference theme and sub-themes. We also welcome papers and panels that consider any other feminist IR-related questions. For more information, see the conference website at IFjPConference.net or email ifjp@ufl.edu. The submission deadline is Tuesday August 9, 2016.

    Theme Call for Papers

    Feminist International Relations (IR) scholarship has persuasively represented global politics as a masculinist domain. The dominance of hegemonic masculinities over femininities and subordinate masculinities is evident across a broad spectrum of international practices, from treaty negotiations to the work of ‘progressive’ civil society groups that may well be complicit in the reproduction of gendered hierarchies in their everyday work. Even as gender issues gain recognition in the political arena and more women join public deliberations, the conduct of international relations continues to be defined by such powerful binaries. Stereotypical assumptions about race, sexuality and economic privilege – and relations of power therein – further ascribe the dominant ways of ‘doing’ global politics.

    The conference organizers invite feminist reflections on diverse international practices such as diplomacy and statecraft, bureaucratic politics, activism and advocacy, and indeed research and other forms of knowledge production. We encourage submissions that seek not only to build on existing (re)formulations of international relations, but also to identify and propose specific feminist ethics, strategies and methods in/for the everyday conduct of international practices.

    Potential contributors may wish to consider the following questions:

    • What makes an international practice, organization or institution feminist?
    • What difference do ‘diverse’ bodies, including those of women, make to

      international practices?

    • Are particular ‘levels of analysis’ or spheres of activity better suited to

      feminist practices?

    • What are the ethical anchors for feminist practices?
    • What is the significance of concepts such as accountability, democracy,

      empathy, solidarity and transparency in feminist practices?

    • What is the role of culture, broadly understood, in defining, understanding

      and advocating for feminist practices?

    • In light of the employment of ‘strategic essentialisms’ in advocacy and

      policymaking, to what extent do ends justify means?

    • What is the scope of resistance and resilience in contemporary international

      practices? How are these gendered?

    • How do neoliberal logic and funding imperatives factor into gender-related

      work?

    • In what ways does attention to practices challenge existing feminist IR

      theories and methodologies?

      Papers and panel proposals focusing on practices of specific international (or regional) organizations such as the United Nations are also welcome.

      Inquiries should be addressed to the journal’s email address, ifjp@ufl.edu.

    Fellowship: KCC-JEE Fellowship for Research in Japan

    Research Fellowship in Japan

    $30,000

    KCC Japan Education Exchange will award a Graduate Fellowship to a Ph.D. level student in Asian Studies for the purposes of doing research in Japan for one year. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, field of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will go to candidates who have a record of teaching effectively about Japan or show promise of doing so in the future, and to candidates who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan.

    Applicants must have completed Ph.D. qualifying exams, been advanced to candidacy, and demonstrate research level Japanese language competency. Applicants will be asked to provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. US citizenship is required at the time of application.

    The Fellowship amount is US$30,000 for one academic year beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The Fellowship is nonrenewable and intended to cover all travel and living expenses.

    Application deadline is January 11, 2016.

    Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the KCC Japan Education Exchange email address: kccjee@comcast.net

    For full details and application materials please go to: www.kccjee.org

    Contact Info: 

    KCC Japan Education Exchange

    Please contact Ms. Kanae Takenaka for direct inquiries.  kccjee@comcast.net

    Contact Email: kccjee@comcast.net
    URL: http://www.kccjee.org/#!graduate-fellowship-program/chod

    CFP: Theatre and Statelessness in Europe

    CFP: special issue of Critical Stages on the theme of  “Theatre and Statelessness in Europe”

    Editors: Azadeh Sharifi and S. E. Wilmer

    Topic of Special Section:

    With the number of refugees from the Middle East and Africa rising rapidly and demonstrations for and against refugees and immigrants taking place in many cities, migration has become a major issue in Europe. Despite the large number of deaths in sea crossings, the member states of the European Union have thus far failed to agree to share the responsibility for housing new immigrants and asylum seekers. While a few EU states have been welcoming them, most have been constructing new barriers to keep them out, such as Spain’s heightened security border fence in Melilla, Bulgaria’s 150 kilometre fence with Turkey, Hungary’s new 175 kilometre fence with Serbia, and Britain’s enhanced Channel Tunnel defenses.

    In reaction to the crisis, Critical Stages is hosting a special section on “Theatre and Statelessness”. We are interested in publishing articles (of about 4500 words) about how theatre makers (such as Ariane Mnouchkine, Christoph Schlingensief, Elfriede Jelinek, Donal O’Kelly, David Edgar, etc.) and/or theatre institutions (such as the Ruhr Triennale, the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, the Maxim Gorki Theatre and the Theatertreffen in Berlin) have responded to this issue. 

    Application procedure

    Abstracts of approximately 250 words (and a brief biog) in Microsoft Word should be submitted to Dr. Azadeh Sharifi (azadeh_sharifi@web.de) and Prof. S E Wilmer (swilmer@tcd.ie)

    Schedule:

    • Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2015
    • Deadline for confirmation: 15 January 2016
    • Deadline for first drafts: 15 May 2016
    • Feedback: 15 June 2016
    • Final drafts: 15 September 2016
    • Publication: December 2016

    Contact Info

    Prf. Savas Patsalidis, School of English, Faculty of Philosophy

    Aristotle University

    Greece

    Also: Editor-in-Chief of Critical Stages

    Contact Email:  spats@enl.auth.gr
    URL: http://savaspatsalidis.blogspot.gr 

    CFP: Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

    CFP: Diffractions: Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
    Issue 6 | Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism

    Deadline for articles: November 30

    Over the last two decades, feminist scholarship has consistently drawn
    attention to the “post-feminist sensibility” (Gill, 2007) overtaking
    cultural imagination, wherein feminism is only alluded to “in order that in
    can be understood as having passed away” (McRobbie, 2011). Deemed
    responsible for disavowing feminist politics and for encouraging a
    disidentification with feminist struggles on the part of (younger) women,
    this postfeminist turn shifted attention to individual success, financial
    satisfaction and heterosexual realization, ousting the plurality of feminist
    subjectivities.

    Recently, however, feminism seems to have reentered the sphere of public
    awareness, both in political discourse and popular culture. As McRobbie put
    it, “in endless conjuring up a demon that must be extinguished (in this
    case feminism), that demon demonstrates something of its lingering
    alfterlife and its ghostly power” (2011: 183). Phenomena such as Beyoncé’s
    appropriation of Chimamanda Adichie’s talk “We Should All be Feminists”;
    Emma Watson’s speech at the UN Women HeforShe campaign launch, in which she urged men to stand up for women’s rights; several Hollywood actresses coming forward to denounce the gender pay gap and other inequalities in the film business; Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In on the
    work-family balance; the controversial success of Lena Dunham’s Girls on HBO, among many other instances, have not only contributed to a renewed visibility of feminism in social life, but also to bring forth the new contradictions and challenges (radical) feminism is facing today.

    Within this framework, some authors propose to rethink postfeminism as one
    word “for a productive irritation that helps keep feminist discourse alive
    in contemporary popular culture” (Driscoll, 2015). Others, however, argue
    that this reappearance of feminism in contemporary cultural life is
    concomitant with “an amplification of control of women” (McRobbie, 2015),
    in line with Catherine Rottberg’s diagnosis of a “rise of neoliberal
    feminism” (2013), where classical feminist foundations, such as gender
    equality and emancipation, are made compatible with neoliberal ideas of
    competition, leadership, profit, and accomplishment, while other feminist
    claims and geographies are marginalized and denied visibility. Moreover,
    the very history of feminist thought is being rewritten along these lines,
    and “hijacked” (to borrow Rottberg’s expression) by new interpretations
    unaware of the plurality of feminist subjects and devoid of concerns with
    social justice.

    At a time when a new visibility of feminist imagination seems to be making
    “old” struggles relevant again, but also to coexist or even to contribute
    to new forms of capture and exclusion, how can cultural change be
    envisioned and what kind of practices can bring it into existence?

    This issue aims to reflect on the new cultural life of feminism through
    topics that may include but are not restricted to the following:

    • The representation of women and feminism in the media and the arts
    • Feminism and popular culture
    • Feminism, capitalism and neoliberalism
    • Feminism and social media
    • The history of feminist thought and the subject(s) of feminism
    • Feminist knowledge politics
    • Transnational feminisms and feminist geographies
    • Intersectionality, collectivity and solidarity
    • Feminism and sexuality (sex tourism; sexual trafficking; gendered
    • violence)
    • Feminist pedagogies
    • Activism, political participation and performativity
    • The body politic.

    We look forward to receiving full articles of no more than 7000 words (not
    including bibliography) by November 30, 2015 at the following address:
    info.diffractions@gmail.com.

    Diffractions welcomes articles written in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Please follow the journal’s house style and submission guidelines at
    http://www.diffractions.net/submission-guidelines

    Diffractions also accepts book reviews that may not be related to the
    issue’s topic. If you wish to write a book review, please contact us at
    info.diffractions@gmail.com.

    About Diffractions

    DIFFRACTIONS is an online, peer reviewed and open access graduate journal
    for the study of culture, published bi-annually under the editorial
    direction of graduate students in the doctoral program in Culture Studies
    at the Lisbon Consortium - Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

    Find us online at www.diffractions.net

    CFP: Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health

    CFP: Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health

    1st National Conference
    Equity and Justice in Gender, Sexuality, Education and Health
    University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW
    22-23 November 2015

    The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) announces a Call for Papers for its 1st National Conference, to be held on the Parramatta campus of the University of Western Sydney.

    AFSEH brings together practitioners, educators, students, researchers and policy makers from across Australia, working in the fields of gender, sexuality, education and health.  The forum enables discussion and debate on contemporary issues and concerns, builds and consolidates networks, and develops collaborative initiatives.

    The 1st National Conference seeks to increase the public profile of work on equity and justice particularly pertaining to gender, sexuality, health and education issues today.  The meeting will provide a catalyst for important interdisciplinary work to address these concerns.

    Keynote speakers include Simon Blake (Chief Executive Officer of the UK National Union of Students and formerly Chief Executive Officer of Brook the health charity for children and the National Children's Bureau's Sex Education Forum) and Julie Bates (Director of Urban Realists, lobbyist, 'out' sex worker, harm reduction advocate and sex worker rights activist for more than a quarter of a century)

    We invite abstracts for papers, posters and symposia presentations. Abstracts should be 300 words long and address one (or more) of the themes below. All abstracts will undergo peer review.

    Conference Themes

    ?   Genders and sexualities in health and education: working together for equity and justice

    ?   Digital cultures and youth: rights, ethics and responsibilities

    ?   Intersectionality, sexualities and gender

    ?   Communities, parents and sexual health: whose rights?

    ?   Youth-led initiatives: local and international perspectives

    ?   Popular pedagogies and informal education

    It is envisaged that at least two publications will arise from the conference:  a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Sex Education, and a book based on a combination of theoretical and cross-disciplinary educator/practitioner work.

    Please include along with your abstract, the presentation?s title, the presenter?s name and affiliation (or list of presenters? names and affiliations), the conference theme addressed and contact details including an email address.

    Send your abstract to Jawed Gebrael: J.Gebrael@uws.edu.au 

    Abstracts should be received by close of business, Friday September 11, 2015

    Registration information for the conference will be available shortly.  Follow the AFSEH bloghttps://afseh.wordpress.com/

    CFP - Normalcy and Disability: Intersections Among Norms, Law, and Culture

    CFP: 'Normalcy and Disability: Intersections Among Norms, Law, and Culture’

    A Special Issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
    Published 2017

    Guest Editors: Dr Linda Steele (School of Law& Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong), Professor Gerard Goggin (Department of Media and Communication Studies, University of Sydney) & Dr Jessica Robyn Cadwallader (independent scholar)

    Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2015

    There is increased scholarly attention to the positioning as ‘abnormal’ of people with disability, as well as people possessing other dimensions of marginalised identity (such as queer, chronic illness, racial and Indigenous minorities, poverty and criminality). Scholars have critiqued the cultural and material role of technologies of diagnosis and therapy, and discourses of biomedicine and science, in the construction of abnormality, as well as the significant and primary role of disability in the positioning of other dimensions of identity as abnormal. In critiquing abnormality, scholars are increasingly drawing attention to the converse: ‘normalcy’. Normalcy is a privileged, yet strikingly vacant and difficult to define, category which gains its existence and status from its relationship to the constitution and ‘abjection’ of abnormality. 
     
    At the same time as this increased scholarly attention to disability, abnormality and normalcy, there have been political and legal advancements in the recognition of these marginalised groups as requiring enhanced human rights and legal protections, reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘Disability Convention) and various domestic law reform inquiries.  Law also has the capacity to support the development of technologies that can assist and support people with disability, as well as limiting their development and availability. Yet there are a number of contemporary circumstances that run counter to these political developments. One set of circumstances is technological advancements are making it more possible to give ‘objective’, scientific certification of individuals and categories of individuals as abnormal, echoing existing normative designations in the dominant cultural imaginary. Another set is geopolitical conditions such as armed conflict, forced migration and international development that are themselves generating disability, extreme poverty and dislocation. A third set of circumstances is shifting economic conditions which are demanding the measuring of the economic worth and productivity of abnormal individuals and categories. Together these circumstances are placing people with disability and other abnormal individuals in greater precariousness and legitimating their subjection to violent interventions in their lives and bodies even to the point of death or the prevention of existence.
     
    This special edition of Continuum will consider the place of law in these political, social, scientific and biomedical developments relating to disability and other categories of ‘abnormality’. The special edition will include consideration of how categories of abnormality relate to the privileged position of ‘normalcy’ and how legal interventions in abnormality relate to existing normative designations in the dominant cultural imaginary. This special edition is concerned with how law produces cultural meanings, norms, representations, artefacts and expressions of disability, abnormality and normalcy, as well as how law responds to and is constituted by cultures of disability, abnormality and normalcy circulating in society more broadly. We are interested in papers from a range of disciplinary approaches which critically examine the relationships between law, disability, abnormality and normalcy, such as:

    • The legal construction of disability and/or other dimensions of marginalised identity in terms of abnormality and normalcy
    • The roles of medical discourse, scientific discourse and diagnostic and therapeutic practices in the legal construction of normal and abnormal legal subjectivity
    • The tensions and relationships between legal, media and advocacy representations of disability and/or other abnormal dimensions of identity in relation to rights and law reform developments
    • The role of disability and abnormality in the construction of foundational concepts of law
    • The normal legal subject
    • The roles of normalcy and abnormality in ordering law and legal subjects and in legitimating operation of power and violence (over the normal and abnormal)
    • The relationships between normalcy, equality and discrimination
    • Intersections between dimensions of abnormality, particularly the role of disability in the positioning of other dimensions of marginalised identity in relation to normalcy
    • The relationships between abnormal categories and legal discourses of vulnerability, risk and deviancy
    • Shifts in legal constructions of normalcy and disability over historical periods and between different areas of law or jurisdictions
    • Legal strategies for contesting normalcy
    • Human rights and the construction of or contestation of abnormality and normalcy
    • The cultural effects on abnormality of recent policy shifts such as the Disability Convention, National Disability Insurance Scheme, and other law reform developments
    • The relationship between law, abnormality and normalcy and technological, scientific and biomedical advancements relating to people with disability
    • Legal boundaries between disability and normalcy
    • The role of law in mediating assistive technologies and other dimensions of disability culture

     
    Please submit an abstract of 300 words by 1 October 2015 to all three editors:
    lindasteele@uow.edu.au; gerard.goggin@sydney.edu.au;
    jess.cadwallader@gmail.com.
     
    If invited, a full paper of no more than 6000 words will be due by 15 February 2016. All articles will be subject to a blind refereeing process.  
     
    Authors are strongly encouraged to contact the editors with any questions or to discuss their proposed topic in advance of submitting an abstract.

    CFP: Special Issue: The Early Modern Military-Medical Complex

    Special Issue: The Early Modern Military-Medical Complex

    Call for Submissions for a thematic issue of the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire, slated for publication in December 2016. In 1961, U.S. President Eisenhower famously warned about the dangers of the “military-industrial complex.” This thematic issue of the Canadian Journal of History takes Eisenhower’s rhetoric as a springboard for thinking about the complex relationships between the military, the state, and healthcare. During the early modern period military medicine became an integral part of military planning as well as an attractive area of practice for early modern surgeons and physicians. Since the 1990s, historians of medicine have shown an increased interest in military medicine from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. They have also pointed to the dynamic effects of a growing early modern military bureaucracy. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, European armies saw the development of increasingly elaborate and centralized health care systems, which became integral parts of military administration. For this thematic issue of the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire we invite proposals for articles that will explore the changing relationships between early modern armed forces, medicine, society, and the state. Potential authors might want to consider topics such as the administration and treatment of patients in field hospitals and the operational relevance of field medicine, the institutionalization of military medicine and education as well as training and career paths in military medicine, and the relationship between military and civilian medicine and the role of military medicine in the formation of medical knowledge. This thematic issue will develop an international comparative perspective on early modern military medicine and the state. Deadline for abstracts (maximum length 350 words): 15 October 2015 Selected authors will be notified in November 2015. Deadline for full papers: 15 February 2016. Articles may be written in English or French, with a length of 25-35 double-spaced pages (including notes) and will undergo double-blind peer review.

    Please submit your abstract by email to: cjh@usask.ca

    Attn: Dr Sebastian Pranghofer, Guest Editor Helmut Schmidt University University of the Federal Armed Forces

    Contact Info: cjh@usask.ca

    Attn: Dr Sebastian Pranghofer, Guest Editor

    Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal (German) Armed Forces

    Matthew Neufeld, Editor

    Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire

    University of Saskatchewan

    Contact Email: cjh@usask.ca
    URL: http://www.utpjournals.com/canadian-journal-of-history

    CFP The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS – THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF HIP HOP MUSIC STUDIES

    Edited by Justin D Burton and Jason Lee Oakes

    Deadlines

    Abstracts (400 words): 1 October 2015

    Chapter Drafts (5k-7k words): 1 March 2016

    Final Drafts: 1 June 2016

    Goals

    The overall goal of the Oxford Handbook series is to “advance an original conception of a given field through a definitive set of essays.” This entry in the Handbook series will aspire to be definitive not in terms of being exhaustive or solely authoritative, but rather, in terms of providing a snapshot of Hip Hop Studies in the mid teens of the 21st century, and in terms of “advancing an original conception” of the field. With this goal in mind, we seek to compile a collection of singular, challenging essays that pay respect to hip hop scholarship of the past by building on that scholarship and suggesting new, emergent trajectories for subsequent scholarship.

    One of our key objectives for this volume is that it speak to and about the contemporary moment—musically, culturally, ideologically, and theoretically. Contributors should thus focus in large part on what hip hop music/culture, in its many iterations, means today—to whom and in what settings; through what expressive means, musical and otherwise; and under what circumstances and socio-cultural conditions. Note, however, this present-centeredness is not meant to exclude historiographic examinations, either of hip hop music or scholarship. To the contrary, we are interested in how and why multiple histories are conceived, canonized, and challenged; and how these histories flow into and inform contemporary expressions, as well as vice-versa, in often-unacknowledged ways. Inspired by the crate-digging DJs who first birthed hip hop music—the DJs who flipped vinyl records from product to source of musical creativity, all in service to the here-and-now demands of the dance floor—we invite writings that are likewise future-oriented, historically-informed, and grounded in the present, seeking out new resonances between these multiple fields.

    Parameters

    We encourage writers to address a wide array of hip hop music and sound—from mainstream to underground; from recorded to embodied; from commercially-oriented to culturally-oriented; from self-designated music to incidental soundscapes to outright noise; and finally, from the grey areas between the above categories to instances that explode these (and other) dichotomies altogether. Although the designated subject of this handbook is music, authors will be expected to link music and sound to other elements of hip hop culture, and also perhaps to musical practices and cultural dynamics extending beyond hip hop. When it comes to methodology, authors are encouraged to draw from multiple disciplines and schools of thought, as well as points of view that originate outside the academy. The view we take toward interdisciplinarity is that it should be found not only between the various articles in the Handbook but also within individual articles.

    We hope the Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies will push the needle both on Hip Hop Studies and on how such work is presented and engaged—ideally, in a more fluid, dialogic form that draws inspiration from hip hop itself. This Handbook is conceived as a dynamic entity, one that will grow alongside its subject and will engage readers in mutual dialogue. To this end, we plan a significant online presence for the Handbook, including a designated landing page through Oxford University Press that will provide digital access to individual articles for purchase. The Oxford portal will allow for the posting of select articles before the printed Handbook goes to press; the posting of article-specific supplemental materials such as playlists, audio-visual materials, interview transcripts, and other information; and finally, the posting of articles falling outside the purview of the printed volume and articles approved after the designated deadline in anticipation of a second printed volume. For authors who are willing, we plan to make summaries and excerpts available to the general public for close reading and commentary—perhaps on a popular annotation-based website or other online public commons—in order to encourage reader engagement and to spur wider interest in the Handbook, linking it to rap and hip hop exegesis as a growing populist trend.

    Submissions

    Please send abstracts of 400 words or less along with a 50-word bio (feel free to also link to a personal website) to [hiphopmusichandbook at gmail dot com] with subject heading “Handbook Proposal” by 1 October 2015. We will send acceptance notifications no later than 1 November 2015. Chapters of 5k-7k words will be due 1 March 2016, and we will work with authors on revisions through the spring in order to amass the entire collection by 1 June 2016 and submit to OUP shortly after.

    Contact Email: justindburton@gmail.com
    URL: http://justindburton.com/hiphophandbook

    CFP Conference: The Cultures of New India

    CFP Conference: The Cultures of New India

    30 January 2016 | University of Brighton
     
    Plenary Speakers
    Prof. Daya Thussu (Co-Director of India Media Centre, University of Westminster; author of Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood, Palgrave/Macmillan)
    Dr Emma Dawson-Varughese (author of Reading New India, Bloomsbury)
     
    The twenty-first century has been full of predictions of Indian success. Declarations of ‘India Rising’, ‘India Shining’, a new ‘Indian Century’ occur regularly. While the economies of Europe and the Americas have stagnated, the economies of Asia appear to be booming and a new generation of Indians now see themselves as the agents of globalization. Many aspects of Indian society appear transformed by this new prosperity with a new class of young, wealthy, urban Indians challenging the stereotypes of life in their country. Yet, commentators on this phenomenon are keen to point out that India’s move from Nehruvian values to liberalizing consumerism has produced a peculiarly Indian version of neoliberalism, one that responds to Indian values of the family and of the state just as much as to any, seemingly, universal ideas about wealth and freedom. At the same time, many of the inequalities of caste, class, gender and region persist. India’s rural poor remains beset by the challenges of the last century and appears immune to the supposed benefits of consumer citizenship that are enjoyed by an urban elite. Corruption, so often associated with India’s state infrastructure, remains the celebrity cause of the self-appointed representatives of Young India. Alongside the anxieties about women workers in the new service- sector industries, India has recently been confronted with a high-profile rape-crisis and a deeply embedded culture of misogyny.

    • How then has culture, both from within and outwith India, responded to India’s new identity?
    • What do literature, film and popular culture have to tell us about the nature of India’s modernity?
    • How do the official and un-official versions of India’s self-presentation compare?
    • How do international impressions of India sit with the nations self image?

    We invite proposals (c300 words) for papers that investigate these questions. Among other topics, these might consider:

    • Representations of youth culture
    • Generational conflict
    • Call centre work/ workers
    • Gender and the new India
    • Indian neoliberalism
    • Contemporary Indian nationalities (NRI/PIO and beyond)
    • Indian New Wave and Art Cinema
    • Bollywood as a global brand
    • Communalism and the New India
    • India and social media
    • The languages of Indian culture


    DEADLINE: email your proposal and short bio to C21Writings@Brighton.ac.uk by 30 Sept 2015
      
    Registration (£60/£40): http://bit.ly/1S7hGUz
    Website: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/c21/events