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ClassCrits Online Junior Workshop CFP

Dec 28, 2020

ClassCrits is pleased to announce this call for papers for its Online Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. EST.

Junior scholars (i.e., graduate students, aspiring faculty members, or faculty members with less than two years of experience in a full-time position) may submit work-in-progress (WIP) papers that have not already been accepted for publication for presentation and discussion at the workshop.  A senior scholar as well as other scholars will comment upon each work in progress in a small, supportive working session.  We currently anticipate selecting a total of eight WIP papers on a first-come, first-served basis.  

We invite WIP paper presentations from any field or discipline that, in one way or the other, speak to general ClassCrits themes, including:

  • The legal and cultural project of constructing inequalities of all kinds as natural, normal, and necessary.
  • The exploration of power in all of its manifestations (race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, global inequality, etc.) and the relationship of law to power.
  • Challenging the assumptions, methods, omissions, and commitments of legal and economic thinking to emphasize the role of institutions, morality, politics, and social or historical context in shaping power relations.
  • The relationships among economic, racial, and gender inequality.
  • The development of new methods (including the interdisciplinary study and development of such methods) with which to analyze and criticize economics and law (beyond traditional “law and economics”).
  • The relationship between material systems and institutions and cultural systems and institutions.
  • The concept and reality of class within the international legal community, within international development studies and welfare strategies, and within a “flattening” world of globalized economics and geopolitical relations.

For more information on ClassCrits, please visit  For any questions regarding the workshop, feel free to email the workshop organizers, Danni Hart, Southwestern Law School (, and René Reich-Graefe, Western New England University School of Law (

Proposal Submission Procedure and Deadline

Please submit a completed draft of your WIP paper by email to no later than December 28, 2020, together with the following details:

  • Completed draft of the WIP paper, including a title and short abstract, author’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation (if any), and short author bio (1-3 sentences, also identifying current status as junior scholar in accordance with the eligibility criteria set forth above).

WIP paper authors invited to present at the workshop will be notified by December 30, 2020.