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Mid-Winter Meeting Call for Participation

Mon, 2014-10-13 16:35 -- manager

 

Dear Members,

 

This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, which will take place at Concordia University’s downtown campus, in Montreal, Quebec, January 17-18, 2014. The Mid-Winter Meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering and a great way to connect with CLSA members from across the country and to get involved in the organization.  

 

The broad theme for this year is “Engaging Law: New Ideas in Socio-Legal Studies”.  Members are encouraged to organize round table discussions or panels around themes within socio-legal scholarship, including “law and religion”, “crime and punishment”, “indigenous legal perspectives”, “socio-legal methods”, “legal history” or any other research area that is of interest.  Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome.  

 

Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable, panel or individual paper (up to 250 words) to alanaklein.mcgill@gmail.com by November 21, 2014.  All accepted presentations will be given on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The board meeting will take place on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. Registration for the conference is free.

 

We hope to see you in Montreal in January.

 

Chers membres,

Le comité de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour sa prochaine rencontre de mi-hiver qui aura lieu au campus du centre-ville de l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, les 17 et 18 janvier 2015 prochain. La conférence mi-hiver est une occasion informelle de rencontrer d’autres membres pancanadiens de la Société et de vous impliquer dans son organisation.

Cette année, le thème de la conférence s’intitule Dynamiser le droit : esquisses inédites dans les études sociojuridiques. Les membres sont encouragés à former des tables-ronde ou des panels s’articulant autour des grands thèmes de la recherche sociojuridique, dont « le droit et la religion », « le crime et la peine », « les perspectives juridiques autochtones », « la méthodologie sociojuridique » ou tout autre thème ayant trait à vos sujets particuliers de recherche. Les soumissions individuelles sont également les bienvenues.

Prière d’envoyer un bref extrait ou description de votre table-ronde, de votre suggestion de panel ou de votre contribution personnelle (250 mots maximum) à alanaklein.mcgill@gmail.com avant le 21 novembre 2014. Les contributions retenues seront présentées le samedi 17 janvier 2015. La réunion du conseil d’administration aura lieu le dimanche 18 janvier 2015. Veuillez noter que les conférenciers doivent être membres de l’ACDS. L’inscription à la conférence est gratuite.

En espérant vous voir en grand nombre en janvier,

Appel de propositions: Association canadienne droit et société , Congrès 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:19 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Appel de propositions

Université d’Ottawa, Ontario

3-5 juin 2015

 

L’association canadienne droit et société vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour la prochaine rencontre annuelle qui aura lieu à Ottawa lors de la tenue de son prochain Congrès en 2015. Dans l’esprit de notre thème annuel ‘’Idées capital’’, nous vous invitons à soumettre toute proposition de communications, de panels ou de présentations qui s’engagent dans cette vaste réflexion portant sur la notion du ‘’capital’’, aux carrefours des questions de droit et de société.

Cette thématique générale inclut, sans se limiter, à ces différentes pistes de réflexion :

  • Les marchés financiers : ce qui les gouvernent et régulent, de même que ce qu’ils gouvernent et régulent eux-mêmes; l’austérité économique; le colonialisme et le développement des nouveaux empires économiques; l’empiètement qu’opèrent et les risques qu’importent les logiques capitalistes dans le domaine
  • Le capital émotionnel : le travail et le droit émotionnel; l’équité émotionnelle; le rôle de l’émotion en droit ; la victimologie
  • La propriété comme principe structurant du droit : les revendications territoriales des Autochtones; les corps et leurs (les) désirs; la commercialisation au sens large.
  • Le capital moral : l’entreprenariat moral; l’abolitionnisme (de l’esclavage, de la prostitution); comme mode de gouvernance.
  • Le capital culturel : la reproduction culturelle et sociale; le pouvoir et le savoir culturel; les technologies de l’information et la question de l’hégémonie; l’objectivation, l’objectification, la représentation et la personnification.
  • Le capital humain : les droits des travailleurs; la mobilité transnationale, l’exploitation; la production du savoir et des économies.
  • La peine capitale : la race, le genre et les biais sociaux ; aux exécutions et persécutions humaines; aux convictions injustifiées ou erronées ; aux châtiments cruels, injustes ou arbitraires.

Les propositions peuvent inclure, sans s’y limiter :

  • Des communications individuelles;
  • Des panels;
  • Des tables rondes;
  • Des ateliers de recherche;
  • Des sessions de discussion entre un auteur et son lectorat;

Toutes les soumissions doivent comprendre : (1) un résumé de 150-200 mots des articles individuels; (2) 2-4 mots clés pour identifier la proposition; (3) une biographie de 50-70 mots mettant en lumière vos engagements institutionnels et communautaires, vos intérêts de recherche, vos projets actuels et/ou vos publications. Les soumissions d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs sont fortement encouragées.

Pour les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui souhaiteraient en savoir plus sur l’Atelier des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs (date à venir), veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse suivante : acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

Pour les propositions de panels et de tables rondes, veuillez inclure une description de 150-200 mots à propos des objectifs de la rencontre ainsi qu’un résumé de 150 mots de la contribution que chaque présentateurs/participants exposera, de même qu’une biographie de 50-75 mots pour chacun des participants.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions et vos coordonnées complètes avant le 5 décembre 2014 à Lara Karaian à l’adresse suivante : lara.karaian@carleton.ca.

Nous vous invitons également nous communiquer tout intérêt pour la présidence et l’animation de panels.

Call for Papers: CLSA Annual Meeting 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:41 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Call for Proposals

University of Ottawa, Ontario

June 3-5, 2015

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association welcomes proposals for our annual meeting to be held at Congress 2015 in Ottawa. In keeping with this year’s thematic focus on “Capital ideas” we invite proposals for papers, panels and other presentations that engage broadly with the concept of “capital” and its intersections with law and society.

 

This broad theme includes but is not limited to the following areas of inquiry:

·           capital markets: governance and regulation of/by; economic austerity; colonialism and the development of new Empires; risk and the encroachment of capitalist logics in seemingly non-economic legal relations; prison industrial complex

·           emotional capital: emotional labour and law; emotional equity; role of emotion in law; victimology

·           property as an organizing principle in law: Indigenous land claims; bodies and desires; commodification

·           moral capital: moral entrepreneurship; abolitionism (slavery, sex work); as a mode of governance

·           cultural capital: cultural and social reproduction; cultural knowledge and power; information technology and hegemony; objectification and embodiment

·           human capital: labour rights; transnational mobility; exploitation; knowledge production and economies

·           capital punishment: racial, gender and social bias; “humane” executions; wrongful convictions; cruel and unusual punishment

 

Proposals by may include but are not limited to:

-          Individual papers

-          Complete panels

-          Roundtables

-          Research workshops

-          Author meets readers sessions

 

All submissions must include: (1) a proposal of between 150-200 words for individual papers, (2) 2-4 keywords (3) a maximum 50-75 word bio that highlights institutional or community affiliation, research interests, current projects and/or publications. Proposals from graduate students are strongly encouraged.

If you are a graduate student who would like more information on the Graduate Student Workshop (date to be determined) please contact acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

For panel and roundtable proposals please include a 150-word description addressing the objectives of the entire panel and a 150-word abstract for each presenter/participant as well as each participant's 50-75 word bio.

 

Please e-mail submissions and contact details to Lara Karaian at lara.karaian@carleton.ca  by December 5, 2014.  

 

We also invite expressions of interest for chairing panels.

Political Science – Indigenous Politics, University of Calgary

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:28 -- manager

Political Science – Indigenous Politics

 

*** PLEASE NOTE: This is an extension to an earlier deadline due to the discovery of an error in the email link included in the first ad. If you sent an application but have not received a reply, please resend your application to polihire@ucalgary.ca. ***

 

The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. The Department of Political Science is looking to strengthen and expand its research areas, and seeks applicants with demonstrated expertise and an ongoing research programme in Indigenous Politics.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research and teaching excellence and will be expected to develop courses in their research area, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. A commitment to departmental and university service is expected, as is a willingness to engage with the wider community. A completed PhD at the time of appointment is expected.

 

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and intellectually diverse teaching and research-oriented department. It is also one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts, with over 500 majors in Political Science and over 300 in its interdisciplinary International Relations Program. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled at any given time in its MA and PhD programs. Faculty are also responsible for supervision and teaching in a number of interdisciplinary programs, the School of Public Policy, and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. For more information go to poli.ucalgary.ca.

 

The University of Calgary is a young, dynamic, comprehensive research university that has embarked on an ambitious plan to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016. Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies and Cultures has been identified as a targeted multidisciplinary research theme in pursuit of this goal. Vibrant, diverse, safe and community-minded, the City of Calgary has a population of just over 1 million and is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

 

Applicants should include a letter of application that outlines their current research activities, future research plans and teaching and supervisory experience. Applications should include this letter, along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of published work, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover. Inquiries and materials (electronic preferred) should be directed to:

 

Dr. Brenda O’Neill, Head

Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2N 1N4

Phone: 1-403-220-6710 Fax: 1-403-282-4773

Email: polihire@ucalgary.ca

 

The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Mon, 2014-07-07 21:20 -- manager

 

Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Closing date: October 10, 2014

 

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D.by date of appointment or shortly thereafter.  Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests in global security, with a particular emphasis on cyber security, and interest or proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary research teams from across engineering and social sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global security. Applicants must have an excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights, and we welcome applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources and global network. 

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities  Job# 1401282

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca.  Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format.

In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca . Letters must ARRIVE by the closing date, October 10, 2014. At least one of the three letters should comment on the candidate’s teaching.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Genome Canada Research Project: Genomics and Feeding the Future

Wed, 2014-06-25 17:56 -- manager

Genome Canada has launched a new research project competition dealing with food safety, security, and sustainability of production, and is specifically inviting researchers in the social sciences and humanities to apply. You can learn more about the competition by checking out this post on the Federation’s blog, or by going directly to the competition webpage at http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/portfolio/research/2014-competition.aspx.

Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference

Mon, 2014-06-16 19:10 -- manager

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference

Thursday 4th - Friday 5th December 2014 at the Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 8th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference hosted by Monash University, to be held in Melbourne on 4-5 December 2014.

The theme of the conference is Critical Criminology: Research Praxis and Social Transformation in a Global EraThe conference will bring together academics, cross-sector stakeholders, legal practitioners, advocates, activists and students to reflect and renew discussions about the status and future of critical criminology. The conference will consider the unique and important place of critical criminology, with a particular focus on the multi-level barriers that impact on transformative research agendas and collaborations in the current social, political and economic climate.

The conference streams include:

1. Re-theorizing Punishment’s Borders and Boundaries

2. Movements against State and Corporate Harm

3. Seeking Real Access to Justice

4. The Prospects of, and Limits Placed Upon, Transformative Justice

5. Campaigns for Justice

6. Surveillance and the Technologies of Control

7. From Theory to Praxis: Challenges in Critical Criminology

Abstracts for individual/co-authored papers and themed panel submissions are encouraged.

Please note: Abstracts will subject to a process of peer-review and not all abstracts may be accepted. Abstracts should be received on or before Monday 30 June 2014.

The organisers also welcome expressions of interest for those wishing to launch a new publication or research initiative at the conference. If you have something you would like to launch, please contact the conference organisers at: criticalcriminology@monash.edu

Our Keynote Plenary Panels feature the following speakers:

Panel One: Critical Research and Institutional Violence

Professor Phil Scraton (Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland); Dr Elizabeth Stanley (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Dr Thalia Anthony (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Panel Two: Regulation and Online Cultures

Associate Professor Thomas Crofts (University of Sydney, Australia); Associate Professor Murray Lee (University of Sydney, Australia) and Professor Gail Mason (University of Sydney, Australia)

Panel Three: Punishment, Otherness and Morality

Dr Anna Eriksson (Monash University, Australia); Professor Harry Blagg (University of Western Australia) and Dr Claire Spivakovsky (Monash University, Australia)

Panel Four: Anti-State Research and the Politics of Containment: What Can Radical Criminology Say and Do?

Professor Scott Poynting (University of Auckland, New Zealand); Dr Vicki Sentas (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Dr Mike Grewcock (University of New South Wales, Australia)

For information on the conference and to submit an abstract, please visit:

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/critical-criminology/

For further information please email: criticalcriminology@monash.edu

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