The North American Anarchist Studies Network is currently seeking presentations for our sixth annual conference to be held March 20, 21, and 22 (2015) at the California Institute for Integral Studies, in San Francisco, California – the indigenous homeland of the Ohlone people.
We are seeking submissions from a variety of scholars: radical academics, independent researchers, community activists, street philosophers, and students. We invite those engaged in intellectual work within existing institutions, such as colleges and universities, but also those engaged in the production of knowledge beyond establishment walls to share their ongoing work. From the library stacks to the streets, we encourage all those interested in the study or use of anarchism to submit a proposal.
In keeping with the open and fluid spirit of anarchism, we will not be calling for any specific topics of discussion, but rather are encouraging participants to present on a broad and diverse number of themes: from the historical, to the contemporary, to the utopian. This includes topics of current interest and importance such as the “war on terror,” police violence, torture, racism, decoloniality, gentrification, technology, labor, as well as biography, historiography, and other forms of research; works that tend to intersectionality and grapples with race, indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, sexuality; and scholarship that cross cuts with other disciplines and fields including but not limited to: philosophy, political theory, psychology, musicology, literary studies, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, critical indigenous studies, queer and trans studies, women and gender studies, disability studies, science studies, and beyond. Submissions for panels, individual papers, workshops, and alternative format presentations will be gladly accepted.
For inspiration, examples, and event updates, we invite you to visit our website at www.naasn.org. There, you can find past presentations, visual materials, and ephemera from our first five annual events. We also suggest that you join our email listserv in order to remain updated and involved in on group discussion. Conference proposal submissions and further questions should be addressed to NAASN2015@riseup.net Please respond by February 14, 2015.