Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers
Deadline 29 September 2023
Australian Journal of Social Issues: Special issue on Young people transitioning from out-ofhome care in Australia
Prior to 2017, young people transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC), commonly known as care leavers or care experienced youth, were a highly neglected group in Australia usually losing access to mandatory forms of financial and relationship support once they turned 18 years of age. However, in response to the Home Stretch advocacy campaign, all eight jurisdictions have now introduced extended supports for care leavers till 21 years of age. Hence, it is an opportune time to examine the current experiences of, and outcomes for, care leavers. We welcome submissions from Australian and international researchers on any of the following topics: 1) The policy and/or program impact of extended OOHC in single or multiple jurisdictions; 2) The role of advocacy groups, research studies and the media in advancing the introduction of extended care; 3) The influence of extended care on youth transitioning from different placement types and backgrounds; 4) The implications of extended care for specific sub-cohorts of care leavers such as young parents, those leaving youth justice custody, those with a cognitive disability, those living in isolated regional or remote areas, and unaccompanied refugee minors; 5) The interrelationship between extended OOHC and the culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander care leavers. 6) The role of positive social, community and cultural relationships and connections in advancing better life chances. 7) Examples of good policy and practice assisting care leavers aged 18-21 years or beyond; 8) Examples of good policy and practice in transition planning and/or ongoing gaps in transitions from care policy, practice and implementation for 15-18 year olds; 9) The particular interface between housing services, the needs of care leavers, and other groups of homeless youth. 10) Lived experience perspectives; 11) Comparative work on transitions from OOHC including particularly that of First Nations groups, and also the implications of extended care programs in other jurisdictions generally for Australia. All submissions need to conform with AJSI Author guidelines including those pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research including the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and other related documents.
Migrant life narratives as place-making in post-colonial Australia
The workshop will revisit the contentious terms that have been considered essential for understanding Australian history, such as “migrant”, “refugee” or “multicultural.” The workshop will reflect on how migrant life narratives, cutting across different genres, languages and cultures, define Australia as home and respond to the power dynamics that underlie the settler colonial heritage. The workshop will also engage with recent criticism of “migrant writing” genre, and address theoretical and methodological questions about how to talk about works produced in Australia by people who apply transcultural lenses to their narratives of place and selves. HDRs/ECRs and established academics working in different disciplines (incl. literature, languages, history, anthropology, philosophy) are welcome. Select papers will be included in a special issue proposal. Please address your 200-250-word abstracts to: Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne, ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Burcu.Cevik-Compiegne@ anu.edu.au) and Dr Kasia Williams, ANU Centre for European Studies (Kasia.Williams@anu.edu.au) by 1 October 2023. Final papers are due February 2024.