CFP: Dialogue and Networks: Responses and Challenges to Power and Injustice

Kent Law School Graduate Research Conference 2015
Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK)
8 – 9 June 2015

Call for Papers

The third annual KLS Graduate Research Conference will explore the impact of research in challenging various forms of power and injustice and generating social change. The conference will bring together a wide variety of academic perspectives to provide a forum for conversations about contemporary social injustice. The KLS Graduate Conference Committee invites all postgraduate students from social sciences and humanities backgrounds to submit an abstract. Participants will have the opportunity to network with their fellow colleagues and discuss their ongoing research in an interdisciplinary setting.

Submission of proposals for papers, posters, panels, and roundtable discussions
The Committee welcomes papers that address the theme of the conference from various academic perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, international relations, philosophy, ethics, literature, history, economics, social policy, psychology and film. Abstract submissions should be no longer than 300 words. The Committee also welcomes applications from participants seeking to showcase their work in the conference’s poster display. Participants will have the opportunity to display their poster in the foyer of Eliot College and will be able to discuss their research with attendees of the conference. Please submit an abstract of no longer than 300 words outlining the research the poster will present. The Committee encourages proposals of up to 300 words for small panels and roundtable discussions.

All submissions should be accompanied with the following details: name of applicant, name of institution and contact details. Submissions should be sent to lawgradconference@kent.ac.uk no later than Tuesday 7th April 2015. All submissions will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified shortly.

We hope to offer a limited number of bursaries of up to £100 per person for those wishing to attend the conference who require financial assistance or are travelling from outside the UK. To apply for the bursary please send a CV and a brief statement outlining the need for assistance to lawgradconference@kent.ac.uk.

Research topics related to the theme of the conference include (but are not limited to):

  • Critical Legal Studies e.g. postmodernism, law and literature, aesthetics and postcolonialism
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Capitalism and economic injustice
  • Evolution of social movements in response to specific challenges
  • Critical race theory
  • Data protection and the right to be forgotten
  • Religion, peace and justice
  • Technology, law and governance
  • Politics of immigration
  • Fighting financial crimes and corruption
  • Transitional justice
  • Grassroots movements and local social change
  • Development in post-conflict environments
  • Philosophical and ethical approaches to justice and society
  • Criminal justice, policing and responses to crime
  • Climate change, renewable energy, trade and conservation
  • Terrorism, torture and global security
  • Science, medicine, bioethics and reproductive technology
  • Gender, sexuality and equality

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact lawgradconference@kent.ac.uk.