Call for Papers: Human Rights Research Students’ Conference

Tuesday 19 May 2015

The Human Rights Research Students' Conference is organised by the the Human Rights Consortium in collaboration with the University of Essex. It will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2015 in Essex. 

The Postgraduate Research Students’ conference is aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research. We are particularly interested in inviting papers which go beyond disciplinary boundaries to embrace interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights themes.

We encourage submissions on the following themes, as well as submissions of a general nature:
•LGBTI and SOGI issues from a Human Rights perspective
•Human Rights and the Environment
•Human Rights Research Methodology
•Human Rights and Science

We welcome papers from many (and multiple) disciplines including Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, International Relations, Law, Environmental Justice, Politics, Migration Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, History and the study of social movements.

Please send abstracts of up to 350 words to by 29th May 2015.

Presenters will be asked to speak for 15-20 minutes on their research proposal and work to date. We welcome participation from students at any stage of their postgraduate research studies, including Master’s students who are engaging in research (such as a research essay or dissertation) or contemplating undertaking a PhD. The conference is co-convened by Dr Corinne Lennox and Dr Damien Short from the Human Rights Consortium, University of London and Dr Eadaoin O’Brien from the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. Presenters will present their research in panels to be chaired by senior academics who will also serve as discussants.

Register for the Conference here.