Archive for the ‘Call for papers’ Category

We are interested in papers that address the following broad topics and themes:  • The political economy of land grabbing • The discourse and contested meaning of “empty lands”, “unoccupied lands” or “underused lands”  • The role of multinational corporations, sovereign wealth funds (notably from Europe and the Gulf States), private equity funds as well […]

Relationships between indigenous and settler citizens have been shaped and managed by physical and ideological boundary setting, from the expansion of frontier borders into Indian Country to the reservation system, from residential schools to social welfare programs aimed at indigenous people. As they fight against processes of erasure, indigenous people’s forms of resistance, place-making and […]

The ‘Arab Spring’ and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movements have both, in their very different ways, brought to life the idea that ‘the people’, long thought to be missing, can and do make a difference. This conference is interested in the possibilities these kinds of ‘collaborative struggles’ are opening up for new ways of thinking […]

Unsettling Colonialisms: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Resistance in Global Context. The collection will interrogate settler categories, including the category of settler colonialism itself. It will provide a space for Indigenous epistemologies to counter settler hegemonies, including established scholarly discourses on settler colonialism. It will critically engage with colonial discourses of conquest and Native alternatives alike. […]

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settler girls


Settler colonies and colonies of occupation, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Ireland, South Africa, and the Caribbean, held out the possibility for girls to experience freedom from, and the potential to reconfigure, British norms of femininity. ‘Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls’ seeks to draw together international scholars for a multi-disciplinary examination of how colonial girlhood […]

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]

Some time ago Patricia Monture told us that in her thinking equality was not a high enough goal. A feminism that failed to recognize the destructiveness of settler colonialism and to work towards Indigenous sovereignty and well-being was too small a feminism for Patricia. This issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law […]

We encourage submissions which consider the various ways in which whites enter and encounter the non-West (as settlers, scholars, tourists, diplomats, soldiers, aid workers, missionaries, and so on) and how they have understood, deployed, and/or elided their whiteness. We also seek papers that will examine how indigenous populations (service workers, sex workers, Christian converts, colonial […]

Dear all, We are pleased to announce that the first issue of settler colonial studies is now available for your viewing. Check it out here. In this stage of its life, settler colonial studies is an online, open-access journal. There are may benefits of such a medium (among them, universally free access, and immediate registration […]