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Call for Papers: Colloquium: Identity and Belonging, Somali Studies in Canada

March 15, 2019

Audience:Current Students

Call for Papers

Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium: Identity and Belonging
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
October 18 – 19, 2019

Carleton University is happy to announce its second Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium, taking place on October 18 and 19, 2019. This year’s theme, Identity and Belonging, will focus on the thematic priorities that emerged from the roundtable discussions at the first Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium in 2017.

This second conference is designed to play a key role in facilitating dialogue and partnerships among the Somali Studies academic community at local, regional, and national levels. We are interested in papers that address issues of identity for Somalis in Canada such as: identity conflict, historical trauma, the influence of less-studied periods of Somali history, cultural resurgence and practice, systemic barriers including access to higher education, economy and labour market integration, the promotion of wellbeing and social justice.

Interested academics, researchers, educators, and health and social work practitioners are invited to submit their work. We ask applicants to submit a 200-word abstract describing their proposed paper, their academic/professional biography (100 words) and a full paper (approximately 5000-7000 words, including references).

Application deadline: March 15, 2019.

Please send your papers, abstracts and biographies to Dr. Nimo Bokore

See more information here.