Critical Ethnic Studies provides a space for unique and insurgent critique within ethnic studies. It explores the guiding question of The Critical Ethnic Studies Association, which is: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present?
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association 2015, we would like to provide all participants and presenters first, with an update on the current political struggles here at York University and second, to release the Conference Schedule and the plenary details.
The Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, Canada invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2015.
We are seeking papers for a collection of academic essays at the intersection of critical race theory and ecological criticism. Ideally, papers will engage the semiotics of race and nature, identity and place, culture and economy, and/or history and the future. To reframe Donna Haraway’s foundational critical questions in /Primate Visions/, we ask how do “the marks of race and [difference]” enable or disrupt ecocritical and cultural knowledges and possibilities in a “post racial,” late industrial society? How can we theorize and productively respond to the impact of racial formations on the environment, historically, and in the age of the Anthropocene? Our collection will draw on the long-standing critical and environmental activist work in Native American studies and on traditions of ecofeminist scholarship. Deadline to submit is January 12, 2015.