Calls for Papers

Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers:


Deadline 15 September 2021

Poverty and Scarcity in Global History

How is poverty produced through global processes, and how are questions of resources—animal, organic, and nonorganic— tied to the production of poverty and its concomitant scarcity? The conference welcomes papers that examine emotive and experiential aspects of scarcity, particularly those that evoke fear and keep alive the spectre of never-ending scarcity for those for whom poverty is a permanent home.

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Deadline 30 September 2021

(Un)belonging: In Search of New Representations, Negotiations, Entanglements

How is a sense of belonging on the personal, regional, national, and transnational level narrativized and dramatized by various groups in contemporary Australia? How have recent Indigenous-led political interventions, such as the Uluru Statement from the Heart, calls for constitutional recognition and treaty talk, altered debates about (un)belonging? The panel welcomes proposals for papers of 15 minutes in length, sent to by 30 September 2021. Please attach a 250-word abstract and a short bio in one document.

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Deadline 15 October 2021

Retheorizing Gender & Political Leadership from Asia and the Pacific: Lessons for a more diverse Australian political landscape

A two-day workshop will bring together scholars/researchers/practitioners working on gender and politics across Asia and the Pacific (including Australia) to engage in inter-disciplinary dialogue about gender, political leadership, representation and participation. This workshop aims to answer the questions: What are the consequences of the centring of Euro-American perspectives in the study of gender in politics? What are the opportunities for theorising from Asia and the Pacific? How can research on gender and politics in Asia and the Pacific inform theory and practice of Australian politics? In particular, how can we leverage our knowledge to understand and address problems of the over-representation of legislatures by men of European ancestry, and the under-representation of ‘Women of Colour’ at all levels of politics? 

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Deadline 15 October 2021

Gender and Sexuality at Work Conference 2022: Accelerating Gender and Sexuality Inclusion at Work

This conference welcomes research on work issues relevant to individuals with specific gender identities, sexual orientations or sexual characteristics, as well as comparisons across these and other intersecting life dimensions. The research can be local, from specific regions around the world or cross-national. In 2022, the conference wants submissions to be related to the conference theme: Accelerating Gender and Sexuality Inclusion at Work. Your research may directly address the question of what works to accelerate gender and sexuality inclusion at work and in organisations, or it can inform how to develop strategies with this purpose.

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Deadline 31 October 2021

Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2022

AGEW invites the submission of research papers from both junior and senior researchers on any topic related to gender economics. Both applied and theoretical papers that meet high standards of methodological rigour are invited. Papers should apply an economic framework and gender should be a core element of the analysis. Papers should also demonstrate real world relevance and applicability to addressing issues of social or economic concern. Full papers or extended abstracts (min. 1500 words) can be submitted to the AGEW2022 Scientific Committee. 

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Deadline 22 February 2022

Federal Law Review special issue on Equality and Public Law

How do public law concepts, institutions and norms frame or contribute to political and material inequality? How can public law and public law scholarship contribute to clear thinking about the set of problems associated with pervasive inequity in contemporary society? Federal Law Review special issue paper submissions for this special issue are due Tuesday 15 February 2022. Papers should ideally be between to 6,000-8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

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