12th Annual Center for Refugee Studies Student Conference October 12-13, 2017 Room 519 Kaneff Tower, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The CRS student caucus invites contributions from junior scholars, practitioners, academics, civil society groups, artists and activists to examine and re-imagine the contradictory and contested meanings of crisis in relation to themes such as citizenship, borders and forced displacement. We encourage participants to reflect on the production of knowledge around refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants and migration, and the question of whether and how this process contributes to and/or problematizes the dominant discourse of crisis. 

We welcome submissions on a range of topics, including but not limited to the following themes: 

• Problematizing the ‘migrant/refugee crisis’ and challenging hegemonic perspectives 
• Resettlement, asylum and the crisis of displacement 
• Historicizing forced displacement, dispossession and expulsion 
• Indigenous worldviews, settler societies and decolonizing knowledge-production 
• Post-colonialisms, imperialisms and decolonizing refugee studies 
• Bridging theory and practice, advocacy and research 
• Critical methodologies and methods 
• Crisis of citizenship, cessation and denationalization 
• Deportation, detention and crisis 
• Securitization of migration, xenophobia and populism 
• Canadian/American exceptionalism and crisis 
• Trauma, exile and narrative 
• Territory, borders and deterritorialization 
• Crisis of the nation-state, borders and the international refugee regime 
• Development, humanitarianism and regional/global governance 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Individuals, groups, or panels wishing to present at the conference should submit a title and 250-word abstract to CRSSC.Conferences@gmail.com by July 15, 2017. Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis. It is recommended that international applicants submit their proposal(s) as soon as possible. 

For panel proposals please include a rationale for the panel as well as a title and brief description of each paper. Travel subsidies may be granted for a selection of successful submissions.