(Re)settlement: Making Place, Making Space

deadline for submissions: 
February 22, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Lakehead University
Call for papers:
Early bird deadline January 22, 2020 (potentially eligible for funding)*  EXTENDED from original posting.  
Final deadline February 15, 2020 

Crucial to many social justice studies and critical pedagogies are the acknowledgement of settlement, place, and space. Locationality and positionality form the foundation of our worldviews and our social, cultural, and political experiences. We aim to explore the nuances and complexities of settlement, place, and space in the context of settler-colonial societies through an intersectional social justice framework, and how to challenge systems of injustice that become established through place and space.

“(Re)settlement: Making Place, Making Space” welcomes papers, roundtables, panels, presentations, and other session formats from students from all different backgrounds, disciplines, and stages. These include but are not limited to: Indigneous Studies, Women’s Studies, Social Justice Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Education, Social Science, Political Science, or International Development Studies.

We encourage papers on all topics of place, space, and settlement, but particularly welcome proposals pertaining to:
Undoing settler colonialism
(Re)doing refugee settlement
Indigenous displacement and (re)settlement
Homelessness/Transitional housing
Making and redefining space for 2SLGBQAI folks
Agency and empowerment in making place, space, and community
Intersectional analyses
Institutional barriers to making place, space, and community
Activism pertaining to making place and space
Youth activism  

Conference format: 
Individual papers or presentations of 20-minute duration, complete panels, or group presentations should be submitted by final deadline. Submissions for special workshops and non-traditional presentations related to (re)settlement, place, and space are welcome.

Individual proposals should include a 300-word summary and a short bibliography by January 15, 2020  (early bird submission potentially eligible for fundind) or February 15, 2020 to lusjsconference@gmail.com <mailto:lusjsconference@gmail.com>. For panels or group presentations, please submit a 500 word abstract along with a short biography of each participant. Please include any tech/AV requirements in your submission. 

Our organizing team consists of graduate students Hameed Alsumadi, Kaye Leatherdale, Sarah Somerville, Shehrin Choudhury, Jennifer Blenkarn and faculty members Dr. Kevin Brooks, Dr. Barbara Parker, and Dr. Kristin Burnett.

Please email any questions to lusjsconference@gmail.com <mailto:lusjsconference@gmail.com>.

Find us online at https://www.facebook.com/LUSocialJustice/ or https://www.facebook.com/LUSocialJustice  or https://lusjsconference.wordpress.com 

*Conference organizers will be submitting a proposal to SSHRC seeking funding for the conference.  Proposals submitted by January 15 and accepted will be included as part of the grant submission.