Update: Mobilizing Justice 2020 is Cancelled.

Details about a rescheduled event in

May 2021will be posted here.


Mobilizing Justice: Law, Crime, Justice and Mobilities


Justice et mobilisation: perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le droit, la criminalité, la justice et les mobilités

May/Mai 11-13, 2020, University of Winnipeg

Call For Papers

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Call For Papers: Mobilizing Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law, Crime, Justice and Mobilities, May 11th to 13th, 2020. University of Winnipeg

Learn more about the CIJS and our conference: https://youtu.be/sAhzk-t-eO4

Theme: Mobilizing Justice will offer a venue for scholars in the social sciences, humanities, legal studies and other fields to critically examine how issues of law, crime and justice intersect with issues of mobility, and how justice is mobilized through individual and collective action. The field of interdisciplinary justice studies has much to offer and much to learn from mobilities paradigms. The current historical moment is a time of exceptionally mobile information and capital, forced migration due to war and climate crisis, punitive restrictions on the movement of people across borders, and movement of people inside borders. The mobilizations of resistance to these injustices provide an urgent context for grappling with questions of justice and mobility on multiple scales. Mobilizing Justice will bring interdisciplinary scholars of law, crime and justice together with community activists and professionals for a critical dialog on a wide range of issues related to movement, mobilities and the mobilization of justice.  


In addition to proposals that directly address the conference theme, we also welcome individual papers and thematic sessions that engage more generally with the critical study of crime, law, order, and social justice.

Featured Speakers: We are very excited to confirm two outstanding featured keynote speakers.


Jeff Ferrell (Sociology, Texas Christian University and Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent)

Drift: Illicit Mobility, Alternative Activism, Uncertain Knowledge


Laverne Jacobs (Law, University of Windsor)

Mobilizing Justice from Lived Experiences of Disability: Contemplating Disability Epistemologies


Additional featured speakers and topics will be announced at www.CIJS.ca when confirmed, along with other conference details.


Submission Procedures:

Proposals for papers, panels, or other submissions must be submitted electronically and will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2020. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to: CIJS@uwinnipeg.ca

All proposals must include:
-a mailing address, email, phone number, and affiliation for each participant

-a title and abstract of not more than 500 words for sessions
-a title and abstract of not more than 250 words for individual paper presentations

The conference will be held at the main campus of the University of Winnipeg, in downtown Winnipeg. The Downtown Winnipeg Holiday Inn (360 Colony Street) is located steps from campus and will offer Mobilizing Justice participants and attendees a reduced conference rate. http://www.hiwinnipegdowntown.com

We hope to see you in May 2020!

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