Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
The University of Sussex
Sussex House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH
Friday 29th June 2018
You are invited to participate in the eighth annual Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies (REPS) PhD symposium. Building on the success of recent years, the REPS symposium provides an intimate forum for PhD research students to exchange ideas, present new work, receive constructive feedback from scholars and work collaboratively with peers across disciplines and institutions. Leading academics in the field will chair sessions. Past chairs include: Claire Alexander, Les Back, Chetan Bhatt, Caroline Knowles, Anshuman Mondal, Paul Gilroy, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Michael Keith, Nirmal Puwar, Liza Schuster and John Solomos, among others. We are excited to announce that Professor Gurminder Bhambra will be our keynote speaker at this year’s symposium, while panel chairs already confirmed include Sivamohan Valluvan.
We welcome submissions based on recently completed, in progress or planned research broadly related to issues and debates in race, ethnicity and post-colonial studies, including (but not limited to) state racism, (im)migration and everyday bordering practices, nationalism and xeno-racism, race and militarization, anti-Muslim racism, empire and colonialism, black feminism, race, multiculture and conviviality, race and materiality, and anti-racism and resistance. This year’ssymposium will be hosted by the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, and will take place on Friday 29th June 2018.
Participants will have the opportunity to present either short or longer pieces of work. Short presentation will be 10 minutes, while longer presentations will be 15 minutes. Eligible formats include: Sole-authored papers; Co-authored papers; Dialogues between two or more participants around a ‘REPS’-themed paper or discussion topic; Film; Art work; Poetry; Posters. Inputs will be clustered into sessions chaired by academics with opportunities for questions, answers and discussion in a supportive environment. The day will conclude with a workshop where presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with academics about topics such as publishing, teaching and methods. There will also be limited space for non-participant attendees.
The deadline for title, abstracts and short bio (maximum 250 words) is midnight 10th April 2018. Please ensure that the abstract highlights the content and format of your input, preferred length of time for presenting, and the name of your university affiliation and year of study. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by 30th April 2018. For students applying from outside the UK, please flag this in your application and submit it early so that the committee can expedite the review of your proposal and notify international participants with time to make appropriate travel arrangements.
To submit titles and abstracts, or for further information, please contact the organising committee at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org