New Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions for the Second Issue of the

Journal of Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry (CAOS)

Decolonizing Scholarship

An initiative of the Centre for Research in Critical Social Inquiry and Action (RCSIA),Based in the School of Social Work, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University

The theme of our second issue will be Decolonizing Scholarship. Our guest editors are: Lynn Lavallée, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University & Jennifer Clarke, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University

  • Questions that we would like to explore include but are not limited to:
    How do we understand decolonization now? What does it include? Where are the blocks and limits so far?

  • How do we understand decolonization connected to multiple geopolitical epistemologies?

  • How has decolonization been taken up in fields such as social work and the social sciences more generally? How can it be taken up in practice (e.g. helping, care, counselling, advocacy, etc.), research, policy, education and with issue specific foci?

  • How is decolonization being linked with other transformative theories such as Anti-Black Racism, Queer theory, Trans theory, Fat studies, and Feminist Post Structuralism, Mad studies, and Radical/critical disability?

  • How is decolonization pursued by communities?

  • What are the relations between Anti-racist and decolonizing scholarship and practice? Where are the tensions? Alliances? Possibilities?

  • What are the everyday realities of decolonizing scholars and advocates within both academic and non-academic settings?

  • What are the possibilities of decolonizing academic scholarship itself in terms of writing ‘standards’ and dissemination practices?

Please submit your manuscripts directly through our web site. Written article submissions must follow APA reference style. They should be a maximum of 5000-6000 words, use a 12 point font; be double spaced with page numbers clearly visible and include a separate page with the title of the piece, an abstract, three to four key words and the author(s) name, affiliations, emails/contact information and any acknowledgements. 

Deadline for submissions is: April 15, 2015.


Posted: 2014-12-19

Welcome to CAOS

The editorial team at CAOS is delighted to launch our first issue of the journal. In this issue we explore what it is to reclaim anti-oppressive practice, to push it into new territories and to work with its contradictions.  
Posted: 2014-05-21
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