Submissions are now invited for papers for the 2013 ACRAWSA conference. The theme of the conference is Mapping Your Law/Lore. Individual presentations and symposia from within Australia and abroad are welcomed that focus on topics related to critical race and whiteness studies and can be shown to relate to this theme.
Individual papers will follow the standard format of a 20 minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Paper abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length, and should be accompanied by a 50 word biographical note about the author(s). Symposia will encompass a 1.5 hour session, and those interested in facilitating one should submit the three 200 word abstracts to be included in the session along with biographical details of each author. It is expected that submitted panels will have a theme that links the three papers.
ACRAWSA is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars as well as postgraduate scholars, both Indigenous and non-indigenous. An announcement will be made in June 2013 advertising a small number of scholarships for postgraduate and Indigenous scholars to assist them in attending the conference.
All those wishing to present should note ACRAWSA’s commitment to the recognition of Indigenous sovereignties and the challenging of race privilege. Non-indigenous presenters in particular are encouraged to give due consideration to the implications of their presentation in terms of privilege and the sovereignty of the First Nations people upon whose land non-indigenous people work and live.
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