Day: October 16, 2014

CFP – Reminder: 2015 CSSE conference, Due: Nov 5, 2014.

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Dear Colleagues:  The deadline for submissions of proposals for the 2015 CSSE conference is Wednesday, 5 November 2014.  You can find further information at

Escape from Tibet: Film Screening and Book Discussion with Nick Gray – 12:30 pm, Oct 21, 2014

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The Centre for Culture, Identity & Education (CCIE) along with the Department of Educational Studies are proud to co-sponsor a Documentary Film Screening and Book Discussion with Nick Gray.  (details below & poster attached)
Space is limited; we suggest you register early.

Call for Presenters – Indigenous Men’s Gathering/Indigenous Women’s Gathering, Due: Oct 24, 2014

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The Call for Presenters has been extended to OCT 24th 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for the following:

* 2015 Indigenous Men’s Gathering, May 4 & 5, Victoria BC
* 2015 Indigenous Women’s Gathering, May 6 & 7, Victoria BC

Attached is a paper submission form that can be  scanned and e-mailed or by fax 250.590.5658
Online Submission is available. Click Here ONLINE PRESENTERS FORM
You may apply to present at both Men’s and Women’s Gatherings, if you are interested, please ensure that you complete a separate form/link for each conference.

Job – Assistant Professor PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY, tenure track, Due: Dec 5, 2014

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The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) position commencing July 1, 2015 or as negotiated. 

PHSP offers on-line degree programs in Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services (HCS). The MPH program includes three areas of focus: Indigenous People’s Health, Public Health Nursing, and Social Policy. The HCS program has four areas of focus: Ageing, Disability, Global Health and Indigenous People’s Health. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any of these areas are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of aging and/or global health. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation) is also considered an asset for this position.

The School values commitment to social justice, equity and diversity and so is looking for a candidate with demonstrated social justice action(s). The successful Candidate will possess a completed doctorate (PhD) in public or population health or an allied field and an active program of research.

Candidates for this position must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment and possess ability in research excellence, as well as an ability to contribute to administrative tasks of the School and the wider profession.

Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. The Candidate must be able to teach within the philosophy of the curriculum, be committed to strengthening his/her teaching, and have the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates will share the School’s commitment and sensitivity to respect for diversity among colleagues, staff, students, and members of the community. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include membership in School committees, participating in governance and decision making within the School. Good interpersonal skills, record of publication, research funding, conference participation and potential for leadership are a valued requirement. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research are available with other professional schools in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the wider University.

Deadline for applications is December 5, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on
December 8, 2014 and will continue review of applications until the position is filled. A letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Michael Hayes Director, University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2.  For further information on the School, please go to

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Red Skin, White Masks is a work of critically engaged political theory that challenges the now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation. In light of this colonial impasse, Coulthard sets out to explore a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to the symbolic and structural violence that continues to dispossess our nations of lands, political authority, and lives.

This book is a profound critique of contemporary colonialism, a clear vision of Indigenous resurgence, and a serious contribution to the literature of freedom.”  Professor Taiaiake Alfred, from the “Forward.”


Author Bio:

Glen Coulthard is an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of contemporary political theory, indigenous thought and politics, and radical social and political thought. He is Yellowknives Dene.


Rita Kaur Dhamoon is an Assistant Professor in Political Science, at the
University of Victoria, the territory of the Lekwungen peoples, Canada. Her
research interests broadly focus on the politics of difference, including
multiculturalism and nation-building, securitization and race, settler
colonialism, gender and feminist politics, intersectionality, critical race
and anti-colonial politics, relations between people of colour and
Indigenous peoples, and Sikhs and the problem with inclusion. Among other
publications, she is author of Identity/Difference Politics (2009),
Considerations on Mainstreaming Intersectionality” (Political Research
, 2011), and “Feminisms” (in Oxford Handbook on Gender &
, 2013). Her work is rooted in anti-racist feminist action.

Sarah Hunt (PhD) is a writer, educator and activist currently based in
Lkwungen Territories (Victoria, BC) and is of Kwagiulth (Kwakwaka’wakw),
Ukrainian and English ancestry. She has more than 15 years’ experience
doing community-based work on issues of justice, education and cultural
revitalization in rural and urban Indigenous communities across BC. Most
recently, Sarah’s research investigated the relationship between law and
violence in ongoing neocolonial relations in BC, asking how violence gains
visibility through Indigenous and Canadian socio-legal discourse and
action. Her research is particularly concerned with revitalizing Indigenous
law and Indigenous territorial relations through local level anti-violence
initiatives. Sarah is adjunct faculty at Vancouver Island University and
Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) of the
Association of American Geographers.

Jarrett Martineau is a Cree/Dene digital media producer, hip hop artist,
and academic from Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta. He is a PhD candidate
in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. Jarrett has worked
at the intersection of art, media, and activism for many years, and his
research examines the role of art and creativity in advancing Indigenous
nationhood and decolonization. He is the co-founder and Creative Producer
of Revolutions Per Minute (, a new music platform to promote
Indigenous music culture; an organizer with the Indigenous Nationhood
Movement; and a founding director of the New Forms Festival, an annual
festival focusing on contemporary art, culture, and electronic music held
in Vancouver.

Matt Hern’s articles and books have been published on all six continents and
translated into ten languages. He teaches at a variety of universities,
lectures globally, and continues to organize in East Vancouver, Coast
Salish Territories where he lives with his partner, daughters, cats and
chickens. *

Moderated by: 

Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He is most recently the author of Badger, part of the Animal Series from Reaktion Books (UK), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (2014). His current works include the literary manifesto, Why Indigenous Literature Matters (forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and a study of other-than-human kinship in Indigenous literary expression.

CFP – AlterNative, general issue, Due: Dec. 31, 2014

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AlterNative is now calling for papers to be considered for one of our general issues of Volume 11 (2015). We welcome submissions all year round;however, for consideration for the second issue of 2015, articles should reach us no later than
the 31st of December 2014. We recommend early submission. Please visit our website at to find out more or see the attached document. Please circulate this call for papers to your networks.
Our feature article for October [n celebration of the 10th anniversary of AlterNative] is Epistemological pluralism by Vanessa Andreotti, Cash Ahenakew and Garrick Cooper from Volume 7, no. 1 (2011). This article is the first part of a transnational collaboration between the authors whose article
Beyond epistemic provincialism: De-provincializing Indigenous resistanceformed the second part in the collaborative series and was recently published in our current issue of AlterNative Volume 10, no. 3 (2014).
Enjoy FREE ACCESS to Epistemological pluralism until the end of October. Click here to access the full article.
This paper offers a brief analysis of aspects related to the significance and the complexities of introducing “different” epistemologies in higher education teaching and learning. We start by introducing the metaphors of abyssal thinking, epistemic blindness and ecologies of knowledge in the work of Boaventura de Souza Santos. In the second part of the paper we use Santos’ metaphors to engage with the tensions of translating aboriginal epistemologies into non-aboriginal languages, categories and technologies. In the third part, we offer a situated illustration of an attempt to introduce epistemological pluralism in addressing central concepts in teaching in higher education. In our conclusion we emphasize that political, ontological and metaphysical questions need to be considered very carefully in the process of introducing different epistemologies into higher education.
Please visit our website at if you are interested in subscribing or contact us at Subscription Inquiries in the subject line.

Job – Assistant Professor, Race and Critical Disability, Due: Nov 7, 2014

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Critical Disability beginning Fall 2015.  This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is (re)presented, inhabited, and regulated.  For the position in Race and Critical Disability, we seek scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, and disability.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses any or multiple of the following areas: 1) institutionalized forms of violence in relation to both racialized and disabled bodies; 2) disability justice movements and their engagement of race; 3) social construction(s) of raced/disabled bodies; 4) race, disability, and citizenship; 5) social causes of differential distribution of disability across populations in the US;6) race, disability, and embodiment; and 7) intersections of critical race, queer, and crip theories.  We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects that focus on the body in or outside the U.S. context.  Departmental home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and/or one of the interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development.   Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered as will candidates whose work attempts to (re)imagine a sociology of disability.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Complete applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, earlier application submissions are encouraged.  Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of 3 references at Application should include: 1) a cover letter that should address research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample.  The final authorization for this position is subject to availability of state funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to either Prof. Rod Ferguson or Prof. Cynthia Blair, co-chairs of the search committee.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Job – Social Work/Ethnic Studies Joint Faculty Position, Tenure Track

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Social Work/Ethnic Studies Joint Faculty Position

The University of Utah Ethnic Studies Program and the College of Social Work invite applications for a fulltime (ongoing 9-month contract) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Ethnic Studies Program and the College of Social Work.  Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program with current faculty drawn from fields and disciplines in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education.  Ethnic Studies focuses on critical examinations of primarily U.S. social categories such as indigineity, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation and engages in empirical and theoretical research, student-centered teaching, and creative collaborations that promote social justice and challenge existing knowledge paradigms. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to explore these issues with comparative, relational, and/or interdisciplinary frameworks. As the only program to award the BS/BA in Ethnic Studies in the State of Utah, the successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic team of talented scholars.

The College of Social Work was established in 1937 and is the only public institution in the Intermountain West that offers all three degrees in social work—BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. Within the College, the International Program offers opportunities for faculty exchange, student learning experiences, and collaborative research, as well as a certificate in International Social Work. The Social Research Institute within the College helps faculty secure extramural funding and offers research consultation. The Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging are housed in the College’s new Goodwill Humanitarian Building which features two clinical training suites and a technology-enhanced wireless classroom that expands the College’s distance education capability.

We invite applications from candidates advanced in doctoral studies or with an earned PhD, with a strong preference given those with a Masters in Social Work who focus their work on Pacific Islander Studies and/or American Indian Studies. The candidate must possess demonstrated success as a scholar with strong methodological skills and be an exceptional teacher and advisor. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in the Diversity Scholars first-year retention program which involves community-engaged learning.

As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. The area has received international recognition for its new light rail system, downtown renewal and library system, increasing diversity, and easy access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) a letter describing the position for which you are applying and your teaching and research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly work, (4) the names of three recommendation providers, and (5) copies of teaching evaluations online at:

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Co-chairs, Dr. Armando Solórzano ( and Dr. Mary Jane Taylor (

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: 

CFP – International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, Due: Dec. 8, 2014

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Call for Proposals
Conference Theme:
Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces
February 26-27, 2015
Northern Quest Resort – Spokane
Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2014
We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 11th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference to be held at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. This year we will focus on the theme of Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces. This gathering is committed to engaging activists, educators, and scholars from diverse disciplines in deep and meaningful dialogues around what we can do together to address and engage in alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental injustices in our local, national, and international communities.  With a focus on responsibilities, connections, and critical questions, we are especially interested in how we learn from each other and the diverse fields of teacher education, special education, critical disability studies, bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, geography, anthropology, social work, nursing, public health, indigenous studies, post-colonialism, cultural studies, queer theory, place-based education and more.
Individual papers, panels and alternative sessions that may include film/documentary screenings, workshops, exhibitions, poster sessions, and other creative endeavors are invited. The goal of the conference organizers is to have sessions that encourage conversation among the participants and the audience.
Submission guidelines
Proposals for papers, panels, and alternative formats should not exceed 500 words.  Proposals will be judged on the quality of the narrative, relevance to the conference theme, and likely interest to our audience.  A program committee will evaluate proposals in an anonymous review process. Criteria for evaluation will include:
1.     Significance of the topic to the conference theme
2.     Potential appeal to audience
3.     Overall quality of the proposal
Proposal type:
Individual Paper
Presenters of individual papers will be grouped into sessions (by the conference committee).  Paper sessions are approximately 60-75 minutes in length and will include an opportunity for audience conversation.  Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes to present his or her work.
Panel Presentation
Panel presentations are a group of presenters that have been organized by a session chair around a theme of their choosing. Panels are more flexible than paper sessions in that panelists could discuss a topic as a group rather than giving individual papers. Panels will be scheduled for 60-75 minutes and must include time for audience participation.
Alternative presentation
Proposals for alternative presentations such as films, documentaries, performances, workshops or other creative endeavors are highly encouraged.  In your proposal please indicate the kind of presentation you will be doing and the time needed.  Shorter presentations, installations or exhibitions may be combined. Please indicate if you have special space or technology requirements.
To submit a proposal:
  • Use the attached form
·        Send as an attachment to:
·        Send by mail to:          Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference
                                                College of Education
                                                PO Box 642114
                                                Pullman, WA 99164-2114
                                                Phone: (509) 335-6393
                                                Fax: (509) 335-2097
Proposal deadline:                  December 8, 2014