Call for Proposals

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Please note that due to limited presentation slots, we cannot accept proposals for formats such as panels or symposia. We are only accepting proposals for single topics. CRSEA will not ask for you to submit a full paper prior to the conference, though we hope that your proposal submission will eventually become a publication. We strongly recommend that no more than two co-authors appear on any one proposal. In addition, we will not consider nor review submissions from lead or co-authors whose names appear on more than two (2) research proposals.

NOTE: The body of the proposal should remove all of the author(s) identifying information.


Relevance/importance to this year’s CRSEA Theme: Proposals can address a range of relevant “strands” or “topics” (see below) but should connect broadly to:


Laws, Policies and Legal Discourse: Relevant submissions include discussion, analysis/research of legal documents, decisions and discourse pertaining to education, politics and law. Including, but not limited to topics of erasure and/or discrimination of individuals based on race, immigration, islamophobia, etc.


Imperialism and Colonialism and its Impact on K -12 Youth. Governmental policies and educational policies toward Indigenous peoples are intimately linked around the problematic goal of assimilation.


Youth Resistance and Radicalism (P-20): Relevant submissions include discussion, analysis/research centering the experiential knowledge and voices of youth of color, advancing knowledge of pedagogies of resistance/organizing amongst, and in relation to youth of color in schools, communities, etc.


Community Driven Politics: Relevant submissions include grassroots organizing and political education in various forms.


Spatial Geography’s role in racial realism: Relevant submissions include analysis/research highlighting the various manifestations of racism/white supremacy functioning in different geographical places and spaces; specifically, the consideration of connections amongst a myriad of topics/movements (e.g. coalitions amongst groups such as Black Lives Matter and Indigenous peoples).


Identity and/or Respectability Politics: Relevant submissions include analysis/research that centers Testimonios and Storytelling from a myriad of disciplines/fields and their connection to, and influence on political and/or educational discourse and praxis from various positionalities shaping politics and education.


Political Economies of Higher Education: Relevant submissions include a discussion/analysis of the manifestations, intersections, and nuances of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Language, Ability, Citizenship, etc. within institutions of higher education.


Transformational Politics: Relevant submissions include a discussion/analysis of Teacher Pedagogy and Praxis; interdisciplinary and discipline specific proposals welcomed.


Technical Quality: The ideas addressing theory, practices, and/or methods in critical race studies are clear.


Analysis: The proposal clearly demonstrates the author is centering race as primary mode of analysis, with key principles, concepts and methods connected to critical theories of race, including, but not limited to critical race theory. There are clear linkages between the information and the question/topic under consideration.


Innovativeness and Impact: Proposal submitted has the potential to introduce and/or promote the development of new ideas, practices, methods, praxis and/or the acquisition of new skills and knowledge for conference attendees.


Patel, L. (2016) Pedagogies of Resistance and Survivance: Learning as Marronage, Equity & Excellence in Education, 49:4, 397-401.


Rensink, B. (2014). Comparative indigeneities of the américas: Toward a hemispheric approach. American Indian Quarterly, 38(2), 277-280.