"Rethinking Rights in Times of Crisis: Local and Global Perspectives on Resilience and Dignity"
Kennesaw State University
March 12 - 14, 2020 logo

The ubiquitous crises of the early 20th century have been marked by populist forces that, in association with state and nonstate entities, have increasingly normalized violence against our planet’s most vulnerable. We therefore believe it is imperative to cultivate nuanced understandings of resilience, to advocate urgently for a praxis of responsibility and compassion, and to engage critically with mechanisms for respecting the dignity of humans and others, e.g., with structures and the logics of “rights.” This conference will highlight issues that compel us to think about the future of the planet deeply, creatively, conceptually, and contextually.

We look forward to papers, roundtables, and workshops that address issues, trends, developments, and movements that have shaped the discourses of rights, have reimagined ways of being human and of understanding the nonhuman, and have posed challenges to identities, authorities, economies, and constructions of biopolitics and transnationalism.

We welcome submissions from all academic and policy/practice relevant fields that relate to the conference themes.

Call for Papers:

We are now accepting abstract submissions for this conference. For submission guidelines and to submit your abstract, please follow the link below.

Call for Papers