Calls for Papers and Conferences

Graduate Studies

Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action

Dedicated to George Floyds six-year-old daughter, Gianna, who said that, Daddy changed the world, this special issue of Cultural Studies ? Critical Methodologies (CSCM) delves into the theme of systemic racism in Global North institutions and public spaces, White privilege, and challenging the notion of unconscious bias in spaces that claim equity and justice.

Examples of paper topics may include: 

* Whiteness and failing up

* Symbols and monuments connected to Black enslavement or the genocide of North American Indigenous peoples in public spaces

* Subversive, social justice activism and organizing via online resources

* BIPOC voice and was anyone listening?

* White calls, pleads and/or demands for peaceful protests and/or patience

* Global interpretations of White privilege and the Black Lives Matter movement

* US global imperialism, endless wars on terror, legal torture in the Middle East and US Black lives at home

* Gaslighting the BIPOC community

* BIPOC individuals and workplace mobbing

* Critical Inquiry as a qualitative means of disrupting the status quo of white anti- BIPOC violence

* New modes of colonialism in White ally-ship

* BIPOC fear, solitude, and anxiety in safe spaces 

* Racial profiling in public spaces that claim colour-blindness or anti-racism

* Forms of institutionally accepted White rage and enduring BIPOC stereotypes that assume danger

* State repression of BLM protest 

Preference will be given to texts which combine ethnographic, performative, and textual approaches to the study of popular culture, and include the media as well as new communication and information technologies. CSCM transcends disciplines and crosses ethnic, gender and paradigmatic boundaries to produce an inclusive vision that is vital to today's interpretative practices in the human disciplines.

Given the challenges of COVID-19 and relevance of the pro-Trump mob breach of the US Capital and Congress on January 6, 2021 to the theme of this special issue, we have extended our date of submission to May 31, 2021. 

Submissions should be made using the CSCM guidelines (,include a cover letter indicating its intention for the special issue.

Questions regarding the special issue can be made to Dr. C. Darius Stonebanks at

Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2021

The 12th Health Services Research Conference 2021 

The Health Services Research Association welcome abstracts that are linked to one or more aspects of the 2021 Conference theme Resilience, innovation and value through research.

Deadline: Sunday 6th June, 2021.

For information and to submit your abstract click here: HSR2021 Call for Abstracts

For more details on the conference check out the website here:


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: 2021 National Essay Challenge

To promote policy-relevant research by emerging scholars, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is running the 2021 National Essay Challenge for graduate students in Canadian universities.


You must be a graduate student enrolled at a Canadian university for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Your essay must be an empirical research paper, using qualitative or quantitative methodologies.

The essay cannot be co-authored and you must have the support of a professor.

How do I enter?

First, send an email to to access the 2021 National Essay Challenge group on GCcollab, where you will find information about the Challenge requirements.

Once you are a member of the 2021 National Essay Challenge GCcollab group, you will need to submit your expression of interest by June 21, 2021.

Selected students will receive

an IRCC certificate of achievement

an invitation to present their essay at an IRCC Research Matters event (in Ottawa with travel paid or via video conference)

a sum of $500 going toward participating in an academic conference

For more information:

NAIS Writing & Mentoring Fellowship

The journal Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is launching an annual Fellowship Program to workshop a manuscript for submission to a professional academic journal (submission to NAIS is not required but is warmly encouraged).

For eligibility & submission details see

The Fellowship seeks to support emerging scholars — such as graduate students, early career faculty, and community-based scholars — working within or across the international, interdisciplinary arenas of Indigenous studies. We particularly encourage applications from emergent Indigenous scholars, especially from communities or research areas currently underrepresented in the field. The first cohort of 4 – 6 Fellows will each be partnered with a member of the Editorial Board or a NAISA member and will participate, with NAIS coeditors, in a series of virtual gatherings between September 2021 and April 2022. 

Due August 1, 2021

Please direct questions and submit applications to

For more opportunities, please visit:

the cfp List (Call for Papers List)

The Canadian Studies Network

Manuscript Link