Contemporary Processes of Racialisation Workshop Series: Launch Event and Call for Papers

Event Details

  • Event date: 09/12/2021 – 09/12/2021
  • Venue:
  • CFP Deadline: 21/12/2021

LAUNCH EVENT

9thDecember from 5:30-7pm (GMT)

Online. Free, but booking is essential  (www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-processes-of-racialisation-workshop-series-launch-event-tickets-212378649257)

Join us for the launching panel of the Contemporary Processes of Racialisation (CPR) Workshop series, where Dr Robert Knox (University of Liverpool), Dalia Gebrial (London School of Economics) and O.D. Enobabor (CUNY Graduate Center) will discuss contemporary and historic processes of racialisation from their diverse research contexts.

Convened by scholars from the Law and Psychosocial Studies departments at Birkbeck in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the upcoming interdisciplinary CPR series will run from January to June 2022. It aims to provide space for the growing community of scholars working on questions relevant to ‘race’, racism and contemporary and historical processes of racialisation. Topics of particular interest to the series are: accounts of contemporary processes of racialisation, contributions to questions around race, capital and class, and papers that consider the power of movements against racism and imperialism.

The 9th December panel will launch the online series with contributions and discussion from Dr Robert Knox, Dalia Gebrial and O.D Enobabor, scholars working on these questions in a range of contexts – from contemporary Black migrations through the Americas to the platform economy and international law. Chaired by Series co-convenor, Becka Hudson, all are welcome to attend the event, as well as to present and participate in next term’s series. A full call for papers for the series can be found below.

O.D. Enobabor (Omawu Diane Enobabor) is a Ph.D. Student in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center. Diane earned her B.A. from the University of Texas- Austin in African Diaspora studies, Latin American studies, and Government. While there, she cultivated her interests in Afro-Latin American relations, focusing on Afro-Brazilian culture and identity-based development. Diane’s PhD dissertation project focuses on contemporary Black migrations through the Americas. Outside of academia, Diane organizes as a critical cultural worker dedicated to curating and cultivating spaces of community resistance and radical archive.

Dalia Gebrial is a PhD researcher at the LSE, studying racial capitalism and the platform economy. She is also an associate researcher at Autonomy UK, and co-author of the recently published ‘Empires Endgame: Racism and the British State’

Robert Knox is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Historical Materialism and the London Journal of International Law. His research examines the intersection between law, capitalism and the forms of processes of racialisation on both the domestic and international stage.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions21st December, 2021.

Send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief bio to processesofrace@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Annie and Becka at processesofrace@gmail.com.

The Contemporary Processes of Racialisation workshop series builds on the lively community of public research and discussion events at Birkbeck and brings together scholars from across the College to discuss contemporary articulations of ‘race’ and racialisation. The series is held in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre, as part of the Institute for Historical Research’s Conversations and Disputations Seminar.

Those outside these institutions are welcome to present at and attend workshop sessions, and the workshop aims to provide space for the growing community of scholars working on questions relevant to ‘race’, racism and contemporary and historical processes of racialisation. Convened by scholars from the Law and Psychosocial Studies departments at Birkbeck, the workshop is necessarily interdisciplinary and invites papers from scholars working on these questions from across the College and beyond. Of particular interest are: accounts of contemporary processes of racialisation, contributions to questions around race, capital and class, and papers that consider the power of movements against racism and imperialism.

Overall, the workshop aims to:

  • Provide a platform for scholars to present papers on race, broadly defined.
  • Provide a forum for lively discussion around these issues from across disciplines.
  • Foster a sense of discussion and community amongst those attending the workshop, with an ending keynote from a celebrated scholar in the field.

We welcome papers from PhD students, early career researchers, MPhils and independent scholars. Papers should be no more than 30 minutes long.

Seminar sessions will be held on the last Thursday of every month at 5-7pm, beginning on the 27th January 2022.