Posted on 09 Feb 2018 in sca eventSymposium

Carceral Cultures Conference

01 March 2018 – 04 March 2018, 12:00am
TBA, Various locations, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Full-time Faculty: $180 Part-time Faculty/Retired: $120 Student/Unwaged/Community Member: $90

Carceral Cultures Conference

The Carceral Cultures Conference invites an intersectional analysis of phenomena such as mass incarceration, migrant detention, and the workings of the surveillance society. Building on the efflorescence of scholarship, activism, and cultural production founded in Indigenous sovereignty, Black Lives Matter and other communities of resistance, the conference will take into account issues surrounding border security, prisons, surveillance systems, and the logic of segregation and suspicion that has come to permeate so many facets of everyday life. Over three and a half days, Carceral Cultures will bring together high profile keynote speakers, community activists, and cultural producers, with students, scholars, and members of the public from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Together, we will examine and interrogate the myriad ways in which the carceral has come to shape the economies, ecologies, aesthetics, and social and political experiences of contemporary culture. 

For more information including updates and a full schedule, please check here.

How to Register

Complete the ON-LINE Form for conference registration. 
Payment for registration fees will be accepted by credit card on-line via a secure server. 
All credit card transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars and are subject to current exchange rates. 

Full-time Faculty: $180
Part-time Faculty/Retired: $120
Student/Unwaged/Community Member: $90

Registration closes February 16, 2018.

The conference is hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver Campus on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

Canadian Association of Cultural Studies – Association canadienne des études culturelles

Established in 2002, the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies – Association canadienne des études culturelles (CACS-ACÉC) is a national organization that aims to promote the interests of those teaching and studying cultural studies in Canada by facilitating the dissemination and exchange of research nationally and internationally, by exploring professional issues, and by organizing scholarly and professional meetings.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Joy James, Williams College
Dr. Dian Million, University of Washington
Senator Kim Pate, Senate of Canada

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Tracy Bear, University of Alberta
Sahar Francis, Addameer
John Greyson, York University
Dr. Catherine Kellogg, University of Alberta
Dr. Dorit Naaman, Queen’s University
Dr. Mary-Jo Nadeau, University of Toronto
Silky Shah, Detention Watch
Dr. Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia
Dr. Rafeef Ziadah, SOAS, University of London
Dr. Jasmin Zine, Wilfrid Laurier University

Organizing Committee

Davina Bhandar (Conference Chair); Clint Burnham; Dara Culhane; Jeff Derksen; Milena Droumeva; Zoë Druick (CACS On-site Committee Chair); Samir Gandesha; Adel Iskandar; Christine Kim; Claudette Lauzon; Frédérik Lesage; Helen Leung; Michael C.K. Ma; Kirsten E. McAllister.

The organizers wish to acknowledge the essential support of the following departments and units at SFU: Vice-President Academic; Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Office of the Dean; School of Communication; School for the Contemporary Arts; Centre for Policy Studies of Culture and Communities; School for International Studies; Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures; Department of English; Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Institute for the Humanities.