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Summer Institute on Objects, Places and the Digital Humanities June 19-23, 2017 & June 2018 The Institute at the National Humanities Center will focus on the theory and practice of digital work for topics in art, architectural, urban history or material culture.  The two-year Institute will provide “hands-on” training with tools for geospatial mapping, 3D modeling, photogrammetry, and data collection and visualization. Participants will develop a digital component to a research project related to the lives of things. Participants will examine how modeling, database and mapping tools can reframe evidence towards new questions. The workshop is intended for mid-career scholars engaged in research that can be expanded to include a digital dimension.  No previous experience in digital scholarship required.  The Institute will be led by Caroline Bruzelius and Mark Olson, both in the Department Art, Art History &Visual Studies at Duke University. Apply by midnight February 21, 2017 at

Grant - W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime FY2017 The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and qualitative research on the intersections of race, offending, victimization, and the fair administration of justice for both juveniles and adults. It furthers the Department's mission by advancing knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This funding opportunity seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on topics linked to race and crime in the context of violence and victimization, crime and crime prevention, and justice systems.

In FY2017, NIJ will give priority consideration to proposals for research on:

  • Homicide and other violence in minority communities
  • Criminal courts (including but not limited to screening and assessment, legal defense systems, and sentencing reform)

Funding will be available for two categories:

  1. Scholars who are advanced in their careers may apply for up to $500,000 for research (excluding projects that only analyze secondary data) with a plan to mentor less experienced researchers
  2. Fellows who are early in their careers may apply for up to $100,000 for secondary data analysis projects, or up to $150,000 for research projects involving primary data collection (a short-term residency at NIJ is optional

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017
Funding:  Up to $3 million for multiple grant awards under two categories

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at

Grant - National Institute of Justice - Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017
Application Deadline:  March 23, 2017
Funding:  Estimate $1.5 million for multiple grant awards under two categories

The Drugs and Crime Research Program furthers the Department’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use. This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

NIJ has identified two drug priorities:
1. Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
2. Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

Applications must address one of two research categories:
1. Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
2. Drug intelligence and surveillance

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at

Conference on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities (3 – 12 July 2017) Admissions to the Venice Academy of Human Rights on the topic Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities (3 – 12 July 2017), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 19 April 2017, early birds who apply until 15 March 2017 receive a 10% discount. Key lecturers: Branko Milanović, Olivier De Schutter, Heisoo Shin, and Miloon Kothari.

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Removal date: 19 April 2017

Best Graduate Paper Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association This award is given annually for the best paper in the field of law and courts written by a graduate student. To be eligible, the nominated paper must have been written by a full-time graduate student. Single- and co-authored papers are eligible. In the case of co-authored papers, each author must have been a full-time graduate student at the time the paper was written. Submitted papers may have been written for any purpose (including papers written for seminar, scholarly meetings, and for potential publication in academic journals). This is NOT, however, a dissertation or thesis prize. Papers may be nominated by faculty members or by the students themselves. The papers must have been written during the twelve months previous to the nomination deadline.

Nominations are due March 1st, 2017

Please e-mail any nominations to:

Critical Race Studies Symposium

From Colorblindness to White Nationalism?: Emerging Racial Formations in the Trump Era

March 3, 2017, at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) on the UCLA campus.

Donald Trump's political rise has been marked, and fueled, by a resurgent and explicit white nationalism. This would have been significant even had he merely been nominated and come close to the presidency, rather than actually winning it. His victory, however, accelerates and deepens shifts in racial politics. Trump's ascent seems new insofar as open assertions of white identity—and supremacy—conflict with the nominal commitments to colorblind ideology previously asserted from the center-left to the right. Moreover, the pivot toward white nationalism seems to have disrupted neoliberal orthodoxy with regard to government spending and market regulation, from infrastructure to trade. And yet, this new racial politics also has been cast as a reaction to "political correctness" and reflects continuity with the mobilization of white racial resentment against affirmative action and all forms of race conscious remediation, both staples of colorblind ideology. And critics long have argued that neoliberal politics already were deeply bound to racialized state violence.

Our first Critical Race Studies Symposium of the Trump era provides an opportunity to articulate and interrogate these seeming contradictions. To what extent are we witnessing the emergence of a new racial formation in the United States, the extension of deeply entrenched trajectories, or both? What relationships can we discern amongst Trump's most overtly racialized appeals – against Latinos in the name of immigration enforcement, against African Americans in the name of "law and order" and stop-and-frisk policing, against Muslims in the name of national security and anti-terrorism, and against Native Americans and native sovereignty in the name of resource development? And how do these bear on his (white?) "economic" policies with respect to trade, infrastructure, and manufacturing, his approach to elections and "good government," and to foreign policy?

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Removal Date: March 2, 2017


Call for Conference Papers

Call for Papers
Art in Law in Art Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 4-5 July 2017
The University of Western Australia law school is hosting the interdisciplinary conference, Art in Law in Art. The conference will investigate the broad themes of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law.  Papers from any discipline may engage with any aspect that explores these general themes and may embrace a broad definition of both visual art and law. Scholars, practitioners, artists, and artistic and cultural institutions are invited to submit abstracts and a one-paragraph bio with contact details by 4 December 2016 to The conference will be held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia during 4 and 5 July 2017.

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Removal date: 6 July 2017

Positions and Fellowships

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Contemporary Social Theory and Law beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Sociology or socio-legal studies. Evidence of an active research program on contemporary social theory and a demonstrated ability to teach contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level are required. The successful candidate will also have a research program that contributes to the Department's thematic area of Crime, Law, and Security and the undergraduate Legal Studies program. Duties will include teaching contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching substantive undergraduate courses in socio-legal studies, and supervising graduate students in sociology or socio-legal studies. 

For more information about the position:

Deadline: Feb 27, 2017

2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition Fellowships span 22 agencies from all over the United States.

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship

Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at ACLS will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2017. All applications must be submitted through ACLS's online application system ( by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017

Questions about the program may be addressed to

Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary, and focuses on one or more of the following areas:  legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law and literature; or constitutional interpretation.   The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter addressed to Professor Adam Sitze, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Fellow, Stanford Center for Law and History The Stanford Center for Law and History is a residential fellowship that provides an opportunity to conduct research in the dynamic environment of Stanford University.  We prefer two-year fellowships to help the fellow complete a significant body of independent scholarship, but we are willing to consider one-year terms.  We expect that fellows will dedicate most of their time to pursuing their proposed research projects but will also devote some time to organizing and implementing other Center activities, including an ongoing workshop series and an annual conference.  Fellows are encouraged to become part of a lively law-school-wide community of individuals with an interest in academia by attending weekly faculty lunch seminars and by participating in activities with the other fellows at Stanford Law School to learn more about one another’s scholarship and about academic life more generally.  In addition, fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in the broad range of lectures and workshops available within the broader university, including inter alia, the History Department and the Stanford Humanities Center.

For the 2017-2018 fellowship, we will provide a workspace, a competitive salary, and a generous benefits package. Applicants who have completed (or are soon to complete) both a J.D. and a Ph.D in history are strongly preferred. For more information please visit the Stanford Careers website, Job Number 73767:

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Assistant Professor, Law-Psychology Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join its highly regarded Law and Psychology program. This interdisciplinary program is the nation’s oldest Law-Psychology program (established 1974); graduate students in the program can earn degrees in both the Department of Psychology and the College of Law. The successful candidate will also participate in one or more additional programs within the Psychology Department (i.e., clinical, developmental, neuroscience and behavior, and/or social-cognitive). Area of interest is open, but the successful candidate’s research program must successfully integrate the disciplines of psychology and law and should complement interests of current faculty. The ability to contribute to other multidisciplinary research efforts at UNL (e.g., Center on Children, Families, and the Law; Public Policy Center) is also desirable.

Removal date: March 3, 2017

Assistant Professor or Instructor of Criminal Justice, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017 at Stockton University, New Jersey Seeking candidates with expertise in Laws and Courts (tenure track assistant professor or tenure-track instructor) or Forensic Psychology (tenure-track Assistant Professor). Candidates will be expected to teach in the B.A.. and M.A.. programs and must be able to teach core classes.  All faculty are expected to teach general studies courses. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester.  Additional duties, including student advisement, are required as negotiated under collective bargaining agreement.
Excellent teaching and service are expected.  In addition, strong scholarship is expected for Assistant Professors. Rather than scholarship, Instructors are expected to advise 1.5-1.75 times the average numbers of advisee of program faculty and engage in additional service obligations to be negotiated upon hire.
Salary is dependent on experience. Screening of applications begins February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit for complete job description and how to apply.
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

Removal date: April 13, 2017

Call for Journal Papers

Call for journal papers at Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice seeks submissions for its 33rd volume, to be published in Spring 2017. Articles are reviewed on a rolling basis. HJREJ is committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities, as well as publishing innovative works by minority scholars and students. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we confront the law on issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Please submit articles via Expresso or to Further information may be found at We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Removal date: May 1, 2017.

Liverpool Law Review The editorial board of the Liverpool Law Review invites proposals for special issues of the journal on dedicated themes or topics. The Liverpool Law Review is a tri-annual, double blind peer reviewed journal dedicated to the examination of United Kingdom, European, and international legal and social policy issues of contemporary interest. The journal features articles, commentaries, and reviews across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal and social policy matters. The broad remit employed by the journal means that we are willing to consider proposals for special issues concerned with  law or law in society  drawn from (but not limited to) the disciplines of law, social science and history. It is hoped to publish at least one special issue annually between 2017 and 2019.

Prospective convenors of special issue are warmly invited to contact the editors-in-chief, Dr Lorie Charlesworth ( and Dr Gary Wilson ( for an initial discussion.

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Removal date: March 30, 2017

A Special Issue of Feminist Criminology
Women at Work in Criminal Justice Organizations
One of the more enduring feminist concerns entails why women remain disadvantaged and oppressed in the workplace. In criminal justice professions this debate is shaped not only by academic inquiries but by questions about the relation between women's oppression and liberation. The aim of this special issue is to explore the feminist critique of the under-representation of women at work and the gendering of the division of labor in criminal justice professions. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight the processes that socially construct the requirements of work which favor the powerful, support organizational class hierarchies embedded with inequality, and bureaucratic decision making in which inequalities are reproduced. We also seek articles that consider how women impact organizations, as well as policymaking intended to make the workplace equal. All articles should have either a policy or practice implication section that addresses women and work. We welcome papers that address one or more of these questions drawing on qualitative or quantitative work, theoretical arguments, or policy analysis. Prior to submitting a paper, please email a 500-word abstract/proposal to Cara E. Rabe-Hemp ( and Susan L. Miller ( by February 1, 2017.  If your abstract/proposal is selected, we will invite you to submit a paper to this special issue. Papers should be limited to 30 pages. All submissions will undergo anonymous review. If you have questions, please contact the Corresponding Guest Editor: Cara Rabe-Hemp at ccing Susan L. Miller at Please put “Special Issue” in the subject line.  Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017 with an anticipated publication date in early 2018.

Call for papers, the University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation The University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation invites proposals for papers for its 2017 Spring Issue on topics related to Coastal Resilience & Climate Change. This issue will coincide with JELL's Spring Symposium, hosted in early April at the University of Oregon School of Law in cooperation with the National Sea Grant.

How to Submit:
Interested persons should email a brief description of the proposal to by February 1, 2017. All accepted articles will be published in Spring 2017.

Removal Date: March 1, 2017

Further Information:

Call for Journal Papers UFMS Law Review UFMS Law Review, ISSN 2447-2336, invites authors of the legal community to submit scientific papers and critical reviews for its next edition. It welcomes submissions on different theoretical and practical perspectives on the main theme of "Human and Fundamental Rights". In this sense, it accepts contributions that identify these rights and the way in which they are materialized, in relation to the concepts and dimensions of freedom, equality, solidarity, citizenship, democracy and social justice, as well as the analysis of the various legal, social and political mechanisms that guarantee these rights at the national and international levels. For more information, check

Submission Deadline: 04/04/2017