[csaa-forum] CFP and ECR/PG support: intersections of gender, race, religion and community
tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au
Tue Jun 27 14:51:28 CST 2006
'NOT ANOTHER HIJAB ROW'
Publication support for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers
writing on intersections of gender, race, religion and community.
Due to generous support from the PG/ECR Node of the ARC Cultural
Research Network, we are pleased to announce a program to support
Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in developing publication
outcomes from their participation in the 'Not another hijab row'
conference (details and CFP below).
The ECR/PG program includes:
- a publications workshop in conjunction with the conference
- a partnering system to put ECRs and PGs in contact with others in
their area of research.
- mentoring from senior researchers
The workshop and mentoring are designed to support participants in
developing their papers for publication in a special edition of the
refereed ejournal Trans/forming Cultures.
Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers interested in taking part in
the publication support program should contact tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au
<mailto:tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au>
CALL FOR PAPERS
Not another hijab row: New conversations on gender, race, religion and
A national conference sponsored by Trans/forming Cultures: Key Centre
for Communication and Culture, UTS
Sunday, 10 December 2006
University of Technology, Sydney
Despite a decade of 'race debates' in Australia, analyses of the
intersections between gender, race and religion remain all but absent in
the public sphere. In recent years Muslim women in particular have been
subjected to intense public scrutiny, yet these controversies have
largely been limited to provocative comments on the hijab and sharia
law. Such narrow debates have served to silence the experiences and the
concerns of Muslim women and of scholars and community workers who
engage the intersections of gender, race and religion.
This conference seeks to establish a space for constructive dialogue
around the perspectives which are marginalised in public discussions,
focusing on how gender, race and religion shape notions of belonging and
exclusion in Australia. Ideas around gender, race and religion have long
been deployed in the construction of Australian national identity, and
are particularly evident in current representations of 'aggressive' and
'misogynistic' Islam as the ultimate alien other in 'tolerant'
Judeo-Christian Australia. In minority communities, questions over
community leadership, representation, and responses to racism have often
revolved around constructions of culture, faith and gender roles.
The organisers seek papers and presentations from all disciplinary
perspectives in order to build a conversation across spectra of belief,
scholarship and community. Rather than another 'hijab debate', the
conference will explore the intersections of gender, race and religion
in regards to:
- public space and public safety
- health, housing and education
- security and belonging
- employment and unemployment
- social inclusion and exclusion
- media and public debate
- the dynamics of community
- the politics of representation
- advocacy and activism
- nationalism and national identity
- 'law and order' and representations of crime
Full papers may be submitted following the conference for inclusion in a
Deadline for abstracts: Monday 31 July. Please send 200 word abstracts
and a brief biographical note to tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au
<mailto:tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au>
For more information, contact
* Dr Tanja Dreher: tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au
<mailto:tanja.dreher at uts.edu.au>, 02-9514-2757 or
* Dr Christina Ho: christina.ho at uts.edu.au
<mailto:christina.ho at uts.edu.au>, 02-9514-1946
Following 'Not another hijab row':
ACRAWSA conference BORDER POLITICS OF WHITENESS
11 - 13 December, 2006
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