CFP–Race/Ethnicity Network of Social Science History Association

Dear Colleagues,

We serve as co-chairs of the Race/Ethnicity network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA). This year, the association’s annual meeting is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec Canada, on November 2-5. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.”

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 3rd, 2017, and the submission portal is now open at Please note, all SSHA requires to submit at this point is an abstract. You can find more information at:, including the Call for Papers.

Our main goal each year is to structure sessions so that they explicitly draw on an interdisciplinary group of scholars who hail from different institutions. We also try to put together a number of sessions that were discussed at the network planning meeting.  This year, these session ideas included:

“Scholars Ignored”: Patterns of Exclusion in Academia

Social Movements and Politics

  • History and Memories of Rights Battles
  • Pedagogy, preservation/continuity of struggle
  • Defining an Intersectional Politics
  • Sexuality, Solidarities, and Networks of Activism

Race and Politics: Panels addressing the contemporary political situation

The Far Right Movements

  • The Far Right and Racialization
  • Resistance to Far Right Movements

White Nationalism, the construction of Whiteness



  • Criminalization as Racialization
  • Spatialization of Racialization (e.g., ghettos and internment camps)

Intersections of Race and Religion

First Nations: Histories, Activism

You are welcome to submit papers regarding any of these topics, or on a topic relating to your own research.  If you would be interested in putting together an entire session, let us know and we would be happy to provide you with details as to how to do this.

Feel free to forward this call widely, particularly to graduate students. There is funding available for graduate students to travel to the conference; the application for this funding can be found at

Finally, please feel free to check our Facebook page, which you can find by searching for “Race/Ethnicity Network – Social Science History Association” or by following the link:

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.


Joseph O. Jewell
Liz Onasch
Marisela Martinez-Cola

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