ACRAWSA Social Sciences Week Critical Race Hackathon

10/09/2019 13:00 - 16:00
Deakin Downtown
Address: Tower 2, Level 12/727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3008

Join ACRAWSA for a social sciences week event, co-sponsored by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation to be held at Deakin University Downtown in Melbourne on September 10 2019, 1-4pm.

A team of scholar-activists will facilitate a workshop for PhD candidates, ECRs and senior scholars in collaboration with representatives from community organisations to develop an online glossary/wiki for key terms in critical race scholarship in Australia.

Recognising that much of the language of Critical Race Theory is derived from the US context and applied in others, including Australia and that often the dominant framework neglects the nexus between race and coloniality, this event will start to flesh out terminology that can be of use in our contexts.

The event is designed for those familiar with and working in critical race scholarship, offering a way to bring together researchers and practitioners to collaborate in an engaging way and to support increasing interest in decolonial research methods in the Australian social sciences.

Themes to be explored include

  • The deployment of race in Australia
  • Settler colonialism, race & decoloniality
  • Race as epsitemology/ontology
  • Critical intersections of race, gender,
  • sexuality, religion, ability…
  • Critical race work in practice
  • Using CRT in antiracism

To apply send an email to with a short paragraph on how you use Critical Race in your work by August 19. Please include your dietary requirements. The event is intended for participants who have a working knowledge of critical race terminology and wish to extend their knowledge through discussion with others. The organisers will notify participants by August 23 whether they have been offered a place to attend.

Social sciences week flyer

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