CFP: In/Justice in Higher Ed and at Home

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Call for Papers
August 14, 2018 to September 18, 2018
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
History Education, Social Sciences, Race Studies, Economic History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies


Stony Brook University's
Center for the Study of Inequality, Social Justice and Policy

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Call for Papers:

In/Justice in Higher Ed and at Home


The College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Study of Inequality, Social Justice and Policy calls for proposals from scholars who would like to present a written portion of their work-in-progress that falls within this year’s theme of “In/Justice in Higher Ed and at Home.” Through this theme, the Center seeks to spark broad dialogue about how intersecting inequities are rooted in and beyond the academy, including in the spaces of daily life outside it. Our primary threads of inquiry this year are twofold. One explores how colleges and universities like Stony Brook are faring on matters of economic, racial, and gender equity, and how they may better address these. The other running theme concerns intersecting inequities across those places we consider “home,” from domestic work to housing to residential downtowns, suburbs, and New York’s own countryside.   

About the Works-in-Progress:

The WIP group will meet on the Stony Brook West Campus three times during the 2018-2019 academic year.  This group is open for all interested faculty, students, and independent scholars to attend (participants are responsible for their own travel). Each meeting will feature two to three presenters, whose work will receive feedback from other attendees. Invited presenters will be expected to provide an electronic version of their work (3000-6000 words) one week in advance of the meeting. WIPs are conducted as informal workshops of the papers submitted before the meeting. We welcome pieces of work from a wide range of disciplines, subject areas, and approaches.


Interested scholars:

Please submit a 250-word abstract and one-page CV to with subject line “WIP group.”


Deadline for submission: September 17, 2018.


About the Center:

Our Center seeks to plan events and foster broadly interdisciplinary discussions that illuminate the interlocking relationships between inequality and systems of oppression defined by class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, geography, and other markers of constructed difference. We feature five thematic clusters of interest: Labor and Class Studies; Carceral Studies; Immigration and Mobility Studies; Race and Social Justice Studies; and Environmental Justice Studies.


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