International borders and the colonial question – CPD-BISA stream 2019

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Call for Papers – BISA annual conference 12th-14th June 2019, London

**CPD WG Panel and paper proposals to be submitted via the BISA online system by 9th November 2018** 

**Send individual proposals to Lisa Tilley ( well in advance of the BISA deadline if you would like us to match you up with similar papers or use the CPD list to circulate panel CfPs**

The 2019 BISA Annual Conference call for papers is now out. The Colonial/ Postcolonial/ Decolonial (CPD) working group has been allocated a minimum of 12 panels for this year’s conference. It is thanks to our strong membership numbers that we are able to have such a significant presence at BISA each year. Therefore, we are grateful for your membership and would also like to encourage you to renew or apply for a BISA membership – just remember to put the Colonial/ Postcolonial Decolonial Working Group down as your affiliation!

For the conference we invite:

  • Themed panels (of 4 papers with discussant or 5 without; ideally with chair and discussant)
  • Papers on your research
  • Roundtables on a specific research issue (including methodology etc)
  • Sessions dealing with pedagogy
  • Discussion around public engagement
  • Innovative panels

All on the broad theme of: International Borders and the Colonial Question  

We invite submissions in relation to (but not limited to) the following themes: coloniality and international frontiers; bordering processes, racisms and the politics of migration; post- and de-colonial engagements with statehood and nationalisms; racial orderings and boundaries; settler colonialism and indigeneity; climate change and environmental politics; Intersectional readings of all aspects of international politics/political economy; Race and austerity politics; Social and political theory, especially post- and de-colonial theory, as well as engagements between colonial critiques and other critical debates including Marxism, queer theory, feminism, poststructuralism, new materialisms etc; Post- and de-colonial debates around international solidarity, ethics, and activism; Colonial histories and their resonance in the present; Colonial critiques of borders and nationalisms; Reflections on imperialism, ‘universals’, ‘the international’, Eurocentrism, and ‘the West’.

When submitting papers and panels you will be prompted to indicate a relevant working group. Please choose the Colonial/ Postcolonial Decolonial Working Group if you would like to be part of our submission.

The deadline for submitting papers and panels is November 9. We will then approve and/or build panels for the CPD submission by December 15. Notifications of acceptance will be issued online by 15 January 2019.

We look forward to your submissions and to making BISA 2019 even better than BISA 2018! Please do email us (via Lisa Tilley with any queries

With thanks!

Kerem, Nivi, & Lisa