Mixing Matters: Critical Intersectionalities: Call For Papers

Mixing Matters: Critical Intersectionalities: Call For Papers

Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS)
University of Leeds

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Critical Mixed Race Studies

The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds invites postgraduate research students to participate in a one-day symposium which will be held on 18 May 2013. The aim of this symposium is to explore and consider what constitutes Critical Mixed Race Studies as an emerging field of intellectual enquiry.

Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is a rapidly growing body of scholarship and through the continued challenging of essentialized conceptions of ‘race’ and ethnicity, CMRS becomes an emerging paradigm for examining the politics of ‘race’, racism and representation. CMRS can be defined as “the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization” (Critical Mixed Race Studies Association). In this transnational, interdisciplinary symposium, we seek to explore these components through the lens of intersectionalities in individual experience, theorising and activism.

This symposium is open to postgraduate researchers across a range of disciplines whose work is pertinent to and reflected within the broad field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. We invite papers that address this theme and hope to welcome national and international postgraduate research students from a wide range of disciplines.

Deadline for proposals: 8th March 2013

To submit a proposal, send a title and abstract (200-250 words) to the organizing committee, cmrs.symposium@leeds.ac.uk

Attendance at this conference is free; all other queries should be directed to the above address.

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