The London School of Economics and Political Science,
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th June, 2015
You are invited to participate in the sixth annual ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies (REPS) PhD symposium. Building on the success of recent years, the REPS symposium provides an intimate forum for PhD research students to exchange ideas, present new work, receive constructive feedback from scholars and work collaboratively with peers across disciplines and institutions. Leading academics in the field will chair sessions. Past chairs include: Claire Alexander, Les Back, Chetan Bhatt, Suki Ali, Caroline Knowles, Anshuman Mondal, Paul Gilroy, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Michael Keith, Nirmal Puwar, Liza Schuster and John Solomos, among others.
Presentations may be based on recently completed, in progress or planned research broadly related to issues and debates in ‘race’, ethnicity and post-colonial studies, from migration to multiculturalism. The symposium will be hosted at the The London School of Economics and Political Science and will take place over two full days: Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June 2015. Participants are expected to attend both days. This year there will be some joint special lectures and panels held with distinguished guest faculty, and more details will be made available about this part of the program in May.
Participants will each be given 12-15 minutes to present their work. Eligible formats include: Sole-authored papers; Co-authored papers; Dialogues between two or more participants around a ‘REPS’-themed paper or discussion topic; Film; Art work; Posters. Inputs will be clustered into sessions chaired by academics with opportunities for questions, answers and discussion in a supportive environment.
The deadline for title, abstracts and short bio (maximum 250 words) is midnight May 6, 2015. Please ensure that the abstract highlights both the content and format of your input and be sure to include the name of your university affiliation and indicate your year of study. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by May 8, 2015. There are limited travel bursaries for students traveling from other parts of the U.K. to London, however, we are unable to offer financial assistance to students traveling from outside the U.K. For students applying from outside the U.K., please flag this in your application and submit it early so that the committee can expedite the review of your proposal and notify international participants with time to make appropriate travel arrangements. This year’s symposium is sponsored by the Runnymede Academic Forum and the Arts and Humanities Research Council and hosted by the LSE Social Policy and LSE Sociology Departments.
To submit titles and abstracts, or for further information, please contact the organising committee at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPS 2015 Organizing Committee
University of Manchester, Department of Sociology
London School of Economics, Departments of Social Policy and Sociology