LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 Oct-Nov Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 10/11, the last and final issue for the year 2020. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the latest wave and resurgence of  the COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are still not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our annual events are still being planned and organised.On 05 November 2020, the Law and Society Association announced the Call For Papers for the 2021 Chicago Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, Reimagining. With Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) chairing, the Annual Meeting will take place between 27-30 May 2021. Submission is due on 15 December 2020. Please note that the anticipated time slot for the conference is 7:00 AM – 10:45 PM CST.

We invite you to submit your papers clearly stating keywords that include CRN 11: Displaced Peoples. Also, please consider volunteering as Chairs and Discussants for CRN 11 presentations.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to browse the LSA website  2021 Chicago Annual Meeting for more information about abstract submission and volunteering.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender


On 21 November the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the African Union’s (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an “initiative for peace.” The envoys are Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former Liberian President, and Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa. More information available here.

On 21 November 2020, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, said that the Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. More information is available here.

On 16 October, the Peru’s Alianza Lima became the country’s first professional football club to partner with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support refugee integration. The club has pledged to provide talented young refugees and migrants with sports scholarships to attend its football academies and is also working with UNHCR to train coaches so they can better support Peruvian and refugee students and foster the values of inclusion and understanding. More information available here.

On 11 November 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi warned that COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide. Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called on world leaders to include and protect stateless populations and make bold and swift moves to eradicate statelessness. More information available here.

On 12 November, the United Nations Children’s Fund expressed concern about situation of children affected by typhoons in the Philippines. UNICEF is concerned for children and families who continue to bear the brunt of natural disasters in one of the most emergency prone countries in the world. More information available here.


Call For Papers: Law and Society Annual Meeting

The 2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting will be held, we hope, in Chicago, on 27-30 May. CRN 11 is inviting you to submit an abstract to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table. In order to meet LSA deadline, kindly submit your abstract to Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu by 15 December 2020. Visit here for more information.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Advertisement and Promotion Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open


National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. No Date.

University of Toronto, Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence 2021, University of Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Antioch University, Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Environmental Studies). Deadline: 13 January 2021.

American Society of International Law, 7th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Deadline 15 January 2021.

Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships 2021, Sweden. Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.


Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

Law and Society Annual Meeting 2021

Submissions are now open for the Law and Society 2021 Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, and Re-imagining. Due to the pandemic, LSA is planning for a meeting with a mixed format with some events taking place in Chicago in-person, and many panels likely to take place virtually through an online platform. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2020.

Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies

This project attempts to illuminate the literary, oral, and non-alphabetic Indigenous pluriverse of Abiayala at the crossroads of the hemispheres of Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. The editors invite proposals from scholars or authors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, on the topic,  Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers: Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

IASFM 18 (Updated)

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM18) Bi-annual conference:
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, will be held 26-28 July 2021 at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.


Assistant or associate Level Faculty Position, UC Berkeley

The School of Social Welfare and the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a jointly appointed faculty search. We seek a faculty member with expertise in Native American community health and well-being. The position will be a tenured faculty position at the level of Associate Professor, or tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. More materials may be requested of finalists. For full consideration, please apply by December 7, 2020. To apply, go to the following URL: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02788


Emily Ryo, Ingrid Eagly, Steven Shafer, Mirian Martinez-Aranda (Editors), Law and Society Review Special Symposium on Immigration Detention (20 November 2020).

Sam Grundy and Sarah Zingg, Community Stabilization – An approach for facilitating progress towards durable solutions and operationalizing the Humanitarian–Development–Peace Nexus: Lessons from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Somalia (12 November 2020).

Leyland Cecco, ‘We won’: Indigenous group in Canada scoops up billion dollar seafood firm (12 November 2020).

Alexander Aleinikoff and Donald Kerwin, Improving the US Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden Administration (10 November 2020).

Ahmet Içduygu and Jan Rath (Editors) International Migration, Volume 58, Issue 5 (October 2020).

Francesca Albanese and Lex Takkenberg, Palestinian Refugees in International Law (9 August 2020).

Yang Wang, Yining Feng, Qi Han, Jian Zuo, Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Perceived discrimination of displaced people in development-induced displacement and resettlement: The role of integration (June 2020).

Mahvish Kabir and Muhammad Sohail Afzal, COVID-19 pandemic and economic cost’ impact on forcibly displaced people (May June 2020).

Miriam Orcutt, Parth Patel, Rachel Burns, Lucinda Hiam, Rob Aldridge, Delan Devakumar, Bernadette Kumar, Paul Spiegel, Ibrahim Abubakar, Global call to action for inclusion of migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response (23 April 2020).


Aljazeera, ‘Save yourselves’: Ethiopia warns Tigrayans of Mekelle attack (22 November 2020).

Freedom United, Freedom United campaign success as Costa Rica ratifies Forced Labour Protocol (20 November 2020).

France24, Violent clashes over arrest of Ugandan opposition leader leave dozens dead (20 November 2020).

Shahid Hussain, The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Diplomatic Repercussions for Pakistan (18 November 2020).

Mark Townsend, Migrant children’s welfare is being sidelined in the UK’s ‘brutal push to deport’ (15 November 2020).


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