CfP: Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond 2023

Racism, Justice, Environment:

Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond   

Call for Papers

Date:                                     June 1-2, 2023


Deadline:                             February 26, 2023


Venue:                                  Central European University, Vienna and online


The Romani Studies Program and the Environmental and Social Justice Action Research Group at Central European University, the Roma Program at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, in cooperation with the Critical Romani Studies Department at Södertörn University and the European Institute for Arts and Culture are pleased to invite scholars to submit abstract proposals for the Racism, Justice, Environment: Critical Approaches in Romani Studies and Beyond conference dedicated to the topic of environmental justice. The conference will be held on June 1-2, 2023 in a hybrid format, in Vienna (Austria) and online.

People in Eastern Europe have higher chances of dying as a result of pollution than those in Western Europe. 


We are especially keen to receive papers on the following topics:

  • The relation between antigypsysim / anti-Roma racism and climate injustice
  • Romani emancipation and climate justice
  • Empirical inquiries into forms of antigypsyism/anti-Roma racism and climate injustice
  • Neoliberalism, austerity, and environmental rights
  • Critical reflections on the role of NGOs in environmental justice for Roma
  • Comparative studies of environmental injustice (Roma and non-Roma groups)
  • Theoretical examination of the nexus between environmental injustice and Roma, especially using critical theories
  • Case studies of environmental injustice in Europe
  • Positive practices of mobilization and actions against environmental injustice in Europe and beyond


Guidelines for authors

Proposals are welcome from researchers at all stages of their careers. Scholars of Romani origin are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please submit proposals including the author’s name, title, a 500-word-long abstract, and a 100-word long biography at https://forms.office.com/e/dcGJNaE7rx


Deadline of submission: February 26, 2023. All proposals are reviewed by the academic program committee. Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2023.

The draft papers are to be submitted by April 30, 2023. We expect all scholars to submit high-quality and original (not yet published) papers.

The organizers can cover the costs of a limited number of Romani scholars who otherwise could not afford to participate and commit to submit an original (not yet published) draft paper. In case of co-authored papers, only one author may apply for funding. Junior scholars (MA graduates, junior PhD students) may submit 2000-3000-word-long papers (including critical reviews of books or cultural events, products), whereas senior scholars are expected to contribute 4000-7000-word-long papers.

We recommend authors to present their draft paper at the conference. Selected papers might be published – after peer review – in the Critical Romani Studies journalHowever, we are accepting submissions from scholars who cannot attend the conference but would like their papers to be considered for peer review and publication.


Paper proposals are to be submitted at: https://forms.office.com/e/dcGJNaE7rx

All inquiries should be directed to romaconference@ceu.edu


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