Monday, January 13, 2014

Reminder CFP: Get your abstracts in for the 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies conference

13th annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies
To SUBMIT e-mail your abstract and short bio to

The 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference invites papers, presentations, and workshops from scholars, activists, and artists working on ethical and political issues concerning nonhuman animals. This year’s venue in Houston, Texas offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections of oppression in a locale where many of the pressing concerns about bioengineering, pollution, and animal experimentation are centered and present.

Critical Animal Studies as a field has become a powerful canopy for many convergent arenas of thought, politics, scholarship, and activism. In partnership with the Rice Center for Critical and Cultural Theory, the conference will be housed in the BioScience Research Collaborative located in the Houston Medical Center adjacent to Rice University. The close proximity to the events and practices around which our academic fields of study center, will emphasize the immediacy and scope of the issues to be addressed.

Presentations should be fifteen to twenty minutes in length. We are receptive to different and innovative formats including but not limited to panels and workshops. You may propose individual or group panel presentations, but please specify the structure of your proposal. Submit ~300-word proposals including your name(s), title, organizational affiliation, field of study or activism, and A/V needs to by January 15th.

We welcome presentations from a variety of academic and non-academic fields, including but not limited to:

Activism and advocacy
Animal liberation
Biopolitical thought
Bioscience and biotechnology
Critical legal studies
Cultural studies
Disability studies
Ethics (applied / philosophical)
Feminist theory
Critical Race theory
Film studies
Political economy
Postcolonial studies
Queer theory
For any questions concerning submission relevance, conference details, or in general feel free to e-mail us at We are also interested in soliciting people who are interested in tabling during the conference. If interested please contact us. More information concerning tabling will be forthcoming.

Please spread and share this information with anyone who may be interested in submitting to attending. Authors who have worked on edited collections are encouraged to submit panel proposals on the books with contributing authors presenting. For those unable able to make the trip the possibility of using skype to present is a possibility.