Centering the Margins Conference Workshop

On April 12th and 13th, the conference, Centering the Margins: Addressing the Implementation Gap of Critical Criminology, is taking place at Eastern Michigan University. Convened by Dr. Rita Shah, the conference has two themes: 1) a focus on marginalized identities often overlooked or undervalued in the field of criminology; and 2) discussions on how to implement the changes so often called for by critical criminologists.

I am facilitating the post-conference workshop, which focuses on presenting critical research and methodologies, the details of which are:

Presenting Critical Research and Methodologies
April 14th, 2019, 9AM–12PM

This hands-on workshop focuses on strategies for presenting and explaining critical research and methodologies to wider audiences. It addresses questions regarding how to structure critical arguments, where and how to submit written manuscripts, and how to consider both in relation to larger concerns around the ethics of publishing. While the workshop focuses primarily on publication in the form of refereed outputs, conference papers, and public commentaries, its format ensures that it is open to discussing a variety of modes and outlets for disseminating information. It also sets aside time for reflecting on challenges and dilemmas surrounding “dissemination” when one’s research is generated through co-productive engagement with participants and interlocutors.

The workshop targets early career academics, with preference given to scholars from underrepresented groups; junior, underemployed, and contingent faculty members; and PhD candidates with ABD status. The format requires participants to complete the following tasks in advance of the meeting: review 2 assigned readings, write a paragraph-length overview of their main research project, and prepare either an outline or a draft of a manuscript.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Henne holds a Canada Research Chair in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo and is Associate Professor at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University.

Applications for the workshop are now being accepted and will close February 1, 2019.

Applicants will be notified no later than March 1, 2019.