CFP: Toxic Goodness: Spatialities and Temporalities of Sustainable Biofuels

Deadline for Abstracts: September 1, 2021

Call for Papers – Cluster for Tapuya: Latin American, Science, Technology and Society


  • Duygu Kaşdoğan, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey
  • Jessica Caporusso, York University, Canada
  • Katie Ulrich, Rice University, USA


Biofuels have long been proposed as solutions to fossil fuel reliance, though they are contentious. For some, biofuels are alternatives to petroleum that sustainably leverage the reproductive capacity of photosynthetic lives, such as plants. Various actors have pursued strategies to promote this sustainable vision of biofuels: national and subnational governments, intergovernmental organizations, and related civil and private sector actors work to develop  “best governance practices,” while scientists and engineers carry out advanced biotechnological research to improve the productivity and efficiency of biofuel production. On the other hand, critical social scientific research on biofuels has largely examined the destructive and unjust impacts of biofuels production on rural/agrarian communities and ecologies, with a focus on the complex relationships between the Global North and Global South, between state, capital and society, and between nature and society.

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CFP: SHOWING THEORY TO KNOW THEORY:Understanding social science concepts through illustrative vignettes

Deadline: June 30, 2021

On behalf of Patricia Ballamingie (Carleton University) and Nancy Snow (OCAD University), I am sending this Call for Proposals for an exciting initiative, with funding from e-Campus Ontario, to create a new Open Educational Resource (OER). As I describe below, we are hoping that you will be interested in contributing to this effort. Note that final submissions are due June 30.

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CFP: The Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR)

Deadline: June 14, 2021

The Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR) is now underway, providing an opportunity for social science and humanities researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to collaborate on at least one of five key aspects of COVID-19 recovery:

  • reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities
  • building a more resilient and sustainable society
  • fostering democratic governance and political participation
  • advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation
  • ensuring effective and accurate communication and media
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CFP: AfroLatinas/LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective

We are delighted to share with you our newest project entitled AfroLatinas/LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective. We are writing to invite your collaboration with an edited volume that strives to highlight the role and contributions of Afro-Latinas in different cultural, artistic, and literary productions. We have included the full call for chapters in the attachment. It would be really helpful if you could encourage colleagues that you know in your institutions and beyond to submit their work. We would also be grateful for any suggestions you might have as far as other scholars who might be interested in contributing.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your support!

Rosita Scerbo, Ph.D. ( and Concetta Bondi, Ph.D.(