Mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity

Call For Papers: BSA Race Ethnicity Study Group Conference

Mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity

Newman University Friday 31 January 2014

The idea for this conference arose from a discussion at the BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group business meeting at the annual conference in 2013. Our aim is to bring to light the diverse range of theoretical work that is being developed and to consider how the theory is brought to bear on current issues of race, racism and ethnicity. Papers are invited that both explore contemporary theoretical debates and consider the ways in which diverse theoretical frameworks are deployed in specific areas of study. Paper topics include, but are not restricted to, the following themes: [Click on this link to go to the BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group web page] [Click on this link to download the Call For Papers as a PDF]

  • Theories of race, racism and ethnicity
  • Black British feminism
  • The implications of 'post-racialism' on the study of racism
  • The impact of intersectionality on the field
  • Thinking globally/historically in connecting race
  • Understanding race and racism under austerity
  • Colonialism and Empire
  • Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and/as racism
  • Race, migration and diaspora
  • Mixed heritages and the study of ethnicity

Speakers for the day:

  • Professor John Solomos
  • Professor Miri Song
  • Professor Nira Yuval-Davis
  • Professor Claire Alexander
  • Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya
  • Dr Brett St Louis
  • Professor Gurminder Bhambra
  • Dr Karim Murji (TBC)

Abstract Submission

If you wish to present, please submit an abstract of 250 words online. The deadline for submissions is midnight on 29 November 2013. [Click on this link to submit an abstract]


The conference has the following registration fees: [Please click on this link to register online]

  • BSA Member: £30
  • BSA Concessionary Member: £25
  • Non-Member: £35
  • Non-Member Concession: £30


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