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Call for Papers: "Honour/Shame" Related Violence in Canada

Exciting. Deadline for Abstracts – August 10.2012.  Note this, which grabbed me:

In keeping with our commitment with engaging diverse community members, the paper should be written in clear, accessible language, which can be understood by those outside the author’s area of specialization.

Could be fun! Even if you’re not going to do it, read the editor bios and wish you had a chance for coffee with them.

h/t Sheetal Rawal


“Honour/Shame” Related Violence in Canada
Edited Collection
Editors: Amina Jamal, Mandeep Kaur Mucina & Farrah Khan
We are putting together a symposium and edited collection of critical essays on “honour” related violence. The idea for this anthology emerged initially in reaction to the murder of Aqsa Parvez and the responses of various institution and communities. As other murders of young women come to light in Canada, such as Amandeep Atwal, Jassi Sidhu, Zainab, Sahar and Geeti Shafia, we find that there are limited spaces for us to mourn and reflect on the complexities of these murders.
Often the reactions of mainstream society and the questions posed to us are the following: is violence endemic to South Asian communities? Do some religions condone “honour “based killings?
Reacting to the death and to the responses, the following questions became a central focus for our work: How can we begin discussing the complexities of violence in South Asian and other racialized communities? What are some ways to do this without reinscribing colonialist assumptions that violence lives in racialized cultures? Indeed how do we talk about violence within and with our communities outside of the parameters of dominant discourse? How do we demand accountability for gendered violence within our communities without serving the interests of institutional racism, economic exploitation, Islamophobia and hetero-national imperialism?
We are looking for submissions from academics, community workers and activists.
Scholarship in, but not limited to, the following areas is particularly encouraged:
sociology, critical criminology, education, gender studies, law, social work, cultural studies, communication and social psychology.
We hope to amplify how communities are resisting on various levels to challenge both dominant perspectives as well as voices inside communities that perpetuate violence against women.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:
● Popular Media, Critiques and Questions
● Grassroots Movements to Address Violence
● The “Honour” Crimes Industry
● Sexual & Bodily Rights
● Community Conversations, Healing, Resiliency
● The Construction of Girlhood
● Counseling Frameworks and Supports
● Experiences in Newcomer and/or Racialized communities
● State Interventions and Policies i.e. immigration
● Role of Institutions i.e. education and social services
Submission Guidelines and Deadlines:
For your submission please include an abstract of 300-500 words, as well as Curriculum Vitae. We are looking to have the contributors present their papers in a one day symposium before the process of editing the book. This symposium will allow us to gather and workshop our papers, as well as critique and share some of the work that is currently happening in the Canadian context.
In keeping with our commitment with engaging diverse community members, the paper should be written in clear, accessible language, which can be understood by those outside the author’s area of specialization. Abstracts must be single-spaced and typed.
Please include your address, phone number and email address. Acceptances will be
sent out by September 20, 2012. Final papers will be of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages)
in APA format.
Deadline for abstracts: August 10st, 2012
Send abstract electronically as a Word file (with .doc extension) to:
Put “Honour/Shame” Related Violence in the subject line.

Amina Jamal is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She teaches courses in social theory, race and ethnicity, immigration and Women and Islam. Her work has been published in Signs, Meridians, Feminist Review, the Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies and Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions. Her forthcoming book entitled Vanguard of a New Modernity? Women in the Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan is an ethnographic and textual study that seeks to offer a much needed South Asian perspective to the study of women, Islam and modernity.  Claiming social, political, cultural and affective ties to Canada, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Jamal’s work straddles the domains of contemporary transnational feminist social and political theories and the rich spiritual, philosophical and political heritage of Islam and Muslims in South Asia.
Mandeep Kaur Mucina M.S.W, PhD Candidate: For over 11 years Mandeep has been practicing on the frontline as a social worker, child and youth worker, and community activist. Mandeep’s experience and interests are in family violence and doing community based education and engagement with South Asian communities around issues of violence against women. Mandeep is currently working towards a PhD in the Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE and finished a Master’s degree in Social Work, from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is focusing her research on second-generation South Asian women and their experiences of honour-based violence particularly exploring how second-generation South Asian women negotiate cultural knowledges, such as honour, in the Canadian context.
Farrah Khan M.S.W. is an emerging leader in grassroots equity movements. She has spent the last sixteen years working diligently to raise awareness of gender-based violence through art creation, counseling and community development. Farrah is a nationally recognized public speaker and educator on violence against women including forced marriage and “honour” related violence. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and supports women survivors of violence as a counselor and advocate at violence against women agency. Deeply disturbed by the 2007 murder of teenager Aqsa Parvez, Farrah recognized that young Muslim women needed safer spaces to connect. She co-founded AQSAzine, a grassroots award-winning art collective that published four issues of an internationally-distributed magazinecelebrating Muslim youth writing and art. Farrah is currently co-editing a graphic novella Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project about young South Asian women’s resilience in the face of violence with Pomegranate Tree Group. She has been presented with various awards including the Toronto Vital People Award and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Women Who Inspire Award.


CFP: Gender and Climate Change, Tuscany, Sept.2011 (abstracts due Nov.30/2010)

CFP: Gender and Climate Change, Prato, Italy, September 2011 via Feminist Law Professors

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The conference is put on by the Gender Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) Research Unit at Monash University, Australia, in collaboration with Worldwide Universities Network, Gender Justice and Global Climate Change (G2C2)

CFP: New Deadline Friday Nov 12: Aging as a feminist concern @ Emory

Aging as a Feminist Concern

January 21-22, 2011

Emory University School of Law

Atlanta, Georgia

Aging is a feminist issue. The elderly, especially the oldest of the old, are disproportionately female. Among the elderly, women are more likely than their male peers to face a number of challenges, including poverty, disability and isolation. Yet, the legal academy, including feminist legal theorists, is only just beginning to pay attention to old age and its implications. This workshop will advance this agenda by bringing together a diverse group of scholars to explore the relationship between feminist theory, law and policy, and the concerns of the aging. We will focus on understanding how the relationship between age and gender can be theorized, as well as exploring how feminist legal theory can inform policy and law in the U.S. and abroad.

Feminist legal theorists are in an excellent position to advance progressive and transformative theories about aging. The form and content of the negative stereotypes older adults are frequently subjected to parallel negative stereotypes about women. Like women, the elderly (both men and women) have traditionally been cast as mentally inadequate, frail, and in need of protection by outsiders. Both age and gender – and out-dated conceptions of each – have historically been cavalierly used as convenient proxies for other, more germane, characteristics. In addition, older women face many of the same gendered inequalities of younger women in contexts ranging from domestic violence to employment discrimination. Further, the growing population of older women raises distinct issues of caretaking whether the older woman is serving as caretaker or as the care recipient.

What to do in March 2011: Calls for Papers for conferences in Baltimore and Dublin

Want to take a trip?

Both of these look really interesting, and both are making an effort to look at connections between feminist legal scholarship and social change.

Due date for proposals: Baltimore: Oct 29, 2010 & Dublin: Dec 15, 2010

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Fourth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference,

Applying Feminism Globally

The conference date has changed from the prior Call for Papers; please see below. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.law.ubalt.edu/caf

This conference seeks to explore how feminist legal theory operates in a global and international context. The theme raises a variety of questions: How has feminist legal theory affected the lives of women across the globe? How could feminist legal theory improve women’s lives in a global context? How does feminist legal theory differ across cultures within and outside the United States? What do comparative perspectives teach us about feminist legal theory? How could feminist legal theory from outside of the United States benefit American women and feminist scholarship? How do antiessentialist perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in an international context? How do post-colonial perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in a domestic context? What can feminist legal theory contribute to the debate over universal vs. cultural specific norms and objectives? Is feminism still ambivalent about many areas of international law? What, if any, role has feminism played in the empowerment of women in international law-making? Can feminist legal theory improve our understanding of challenges facing immigrants within our own borders? What does feminist legal theory offer for indigenous peoples? How are human rights norms compatible with feminist legal theory?
This conference will attempt to address these and other questions from the perspectives of activists, practitioners, and academics. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants and audience members to exchange ideas about the current state of feminist legal theories and how those theories are being and can be actualized on behalf of women in a global context. By expanding the boundaries of our exploration, we hope to deepen our understandings of feminist legal theory and to move new insights into practice. In addition, the conference is designed to provide presenters with the opportunity to gain extensive feedback on their papers.
The conference will begin the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2011, with a workshop for conference participants. This workshop will continue the annual tradition of involving all attendees to be participants in an interactive discussion and reflection. The workshop will be approximately two hours in length. On Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m., the keynote speaker will be delivering the keynote address for the conference.  On Thursday, March 31, 2011, the conference will continue with a day of presentations by legal academics, practitioners and activists regarding current scholarship and/or legal work that explores the application of feminist legal theory in a global context. The conference will be open to the public.

To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by 5 p.m. on October 29, 2010 to Professor Michele Gilman at mgilman@ubalt.edu. (Please note — this is an extended deadline.) In the subject or “re” line of your submission, you must type: CAF conference submission. It is essential that your submission contain your full contact information, including an email, phone number, and mailing address where you can be reached. Abstracts should be no longer than one page. Practitioners’ and activists’ papers need not follow a strictly academic format, but all paper proposals should address the conference theme. We will notify presenters of selected papers in mid-November. We anticipate being able to have twelve paper presenters during the conference on Thursday, March 31, 2011. All working drafts of papers will be due no later than March 10, 2011. All abstracts and drafts will be posted on the Center on Applied Feminism’s conference website to be shared with other participants and attendees. In addition, the University of Baltimore Law Review has agreed to offer publication to a few of the selected papers presented at the conference for an issue dedicated to the conference proceedings. If you are interested in submitting your abstract for consideration by the UB Law Review, please indicate as such on your abstract submission. To be eligible for publication in the UB Law Review, submissions must not be published elsewhere. Typically, the UB Law Review publishes pieces ranging from 25 to 45 pages in length, using 12 point times new roman font and one inch margins. One
volume of the Law Review is dedicated to papers from this annual symposium. Finally, please note that a limited amount of money may be available to presenters for travel expenses. We look forward to your submissions. If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Michele Gilman at mgilman@ubalt.edu.Call for Papers 2011 new date.pdf (application/pdf Object).



Come join us in Dublin, Ireland as feminists meet to discuss the relationship between the university and social change.  We will explore the methods used by feminist advocates and academics to reach across boundaries constructed by region, profession and at times ideological difference.  The conference will interrogate how scholarship, clinical interventions, and academic-NGO collaboration has the capacity to generate social change in such areas as human rights, environmental justice, reproductive justice, the family and the workplace.

Online registration will be available from December 2010 @ http://www.ucd.ie/socialjustice/

100 euro/full-time academics
50 euro/staff of civil society organisations
15 euro/students and unwaged persons

We are inviting people to submit proposals for individual papers or panels with three presenters constructed around a chosen theme. If you are interested in presenting please follow these directions:

PRESENTERS FROM THE US & CANADA:   SEND A SHORT PROPOSAL TO PROFESSOR KRIS MICCIO AT kmiccio@law.du.edu no later than December 15, 2010


SEND A SHORT PROPOSAL TO JUDY WALSH AT judy.walsh@ucd.ie no later than December 15, 2010.

Proposals should contain the following information:

Please take into account that all panels will use a discussion format. Therefore we are looking for short papers that are designed to initiate a dialogue with all participants.

Conference sponsored by:

School of Social Justice, University College Dublin

The Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

Whittier Law School, California

The Irish Fulbright Commission

Call For Papers: IFLS/CJWL Early Career Feminist Paper Workshop

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and Canadian Journal of Women and the Law are pleased to invite participation in an Early Career Feminist Workshop to be held June 17, 2011 in Toronto.   Deadline for proposals is October 31, 2010.

Through this event, the IFLS and CJWL aim to provide a venue for feminist colleagues to come together and exchange ideas, and to create a unique mentorship opportunity which will encourage early career academics in the production of excellent scholarly work suitable for publication in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

PDF Copies of the call/appel are available through these links (for printing/sharing). IFLS CJWL English IFLS RFED francais


The workshop is open to pre-tenure scholars who are currently teaching in a Canadian university, whose research and writing engages with law (and society) and who bring feminist perspectives to bear on their work.

We welcome proposals from scholars working in law schools, law and society programs, sociology or criminology departments, and any other areas of the academy where law and feminism are being explored in a critical and rigorous way.

If your paper proposal is selected, you will be required to provide the paper by April 15 2011.  Each paper/scholar will be matched with a senior expert in the field.  This expert will lead our workshop conversation about the paper.

Applying(Deadline: October 31, 2010)

To apply, please email pdf copies of:

1.       paper proposal in English or French (maximum 500 words); and

2.       curriculum vitae

to Lielle Gonsalves <lgonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca> by October 31, 2010.    The re: line should read “Application for IFLS CJWL early career workshop”.   Participants will be selected by a joint committee of the IFLS/CJWL in December, 2010.

Workshop Details

Date:                      June 17 2011

NB: the date of this workshop does not conflict with:

Congress 2011 of Social Sciences and the Humanities in Moncton NB (May 28-June 5); The LSA meetings (June 2-5, San Francisco); or the Women’s Worlds conference being held in Ottawa (3-7 July 2011)

Location                 Toronto – Glendon Campus of York University (Osgoode will be under renovation)

At this one day workshop, we will be discussing six (6) papers, with time included for other conversation and socializing with the other participants in the workshop.  Breakfast, lunch, and a celebratory dinner will be provided to participants.  Accommodation for one night for those travelling to Toronto will be provided.  We will cover travel costs within Canada.


Please contact                      Sonia Lawrence

Director, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies & Case Comments Editor, CJWL

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall 416 736 5562 slawrence@osgoode.yorku.ca

In addition…

The Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies is planning a workshop on teaching feminism in the legal academy, to be held on June 16, 2011 – the day before this Early Career Feminist Workshop.  Stay tuned to http://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca) on this event.  Those attending the EARLY CAREER FEMINIST WORKSHOP will be encouraged to consider attending both events.