Call for papers

The Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN) invites researchers and community organisers working in the broad field of critical race and ethnicities to participate in this one day conference.


The aim of the 2016 conference is to think critically about how multiple and intersecting forms of oppression call for multivalent, intersectional and creative responses, as part of the move towards “dismantling the master’s house”.

Some topics for discussion might include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical race studies

  • Islamophobia and/or Racism

  • Critical methodologies

  • Critical mixed race studies

  • Race and Gender

  • Critical Race, Sexuality and Queerness Studies

  • Deconstructing Borders and Migration

  • Race activism

  • Postcolonial and Decolonial theory and praxis

  • Intersectionality

  • Race, Ethnicity and Religion

We invite any panels, papers and other innovative presentation styles (e.g. poetry, videos, etc.) from across the disciplines that address these themes. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes, and panels 60 minutes.

We are seeking work that addresses the challenge of holisitically responding to multiple oppressions, whether through theoretical, practical, or creative action. An example of this includes but is not limited to, how all Black lives matter including Queer, immigrant and female Black lives; or the need for combined conversations with the Black Lives Matter and the anti-Islamophobia movements amongst other pertinent examples.

We would particularly welcome contributions from local activist groups, and researchers whose work broaches the academic/activist binaries.

The deadline for this call is June 18th 2016.

Please email a 300 word abstract, and 150 word biography to