Monthly Archives: February 2015

Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grants – Apply by April 15th, 2015!

Research Collaboration Opportunity

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC) announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for teams at both the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline April 15th, 2015
Value $10,000 ($5,000 at UofA and $5,000 at UofS) for a period of up to 18months.

Applications should include:

* Title and discussion of the research focus (150 word maximum)

* The names of the UofA PI and the UofS PI

* Names of team members at the two universities and a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team

* Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes (2 page maximum)

* Brief budget that is directly connected to research plans

Applications to be successful should:

* Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UofA and the UofS. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage collaboration between researchers at our two universities.

* Include at least one face-to-face meeting at the UofA and/or the UofS

* Be for research of national or international significance. Be in an area of research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts

Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year. Applicants will be informed by the beginning of May.

Send applications to either:

Kule Institute for Advanced Study
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity


Suzanne Lenon lecture on Homonationalism and the Biopolitics of Polygamy

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites you to its second annual Valentine’s Day with Feminism Lecture. This year, Suzanne Lenon (Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Lethbridge) will be presenting on “Homonationalism and the Biopolitics of Polygamy.” An abstract and bio are below.

When: February 13, 3:00-4:30
Where: in the Senate Chamber (Old Arts 3-26).
A reception in the Faculty Lounge (Old Arts 3-20) will follow.

This paper critically discusses the 2011 Polygamy Reference as a site of biopolitical anxiety assuaged (in part) through its own gestures of homonational inclusion, that is the enfolding of lesbian and gay subjects to preserve and protect monogamous marriage against the specter of polygamy’s degeneracy. The paper aims to explore the entangled histories of colonialism, race and empire that underpin this legal decision, and which enable the Court to mobilize a homonational critique of polygamy in the first place. It contends that the Polygamy Reference weaves the institution of monogamous marriage as exemplary of (Western) sexual modernity into a persistent white (homo)nation making.

Suzanne Lenon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. Her research interests lie at the intersections of critical race feminisms & law, gender and sexuality. Publications include the co-edited projects ‘Law and Decolonization’ as a special issue of Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014, with Stacy Douglas) and Disturbing Canadian Homonationalisms (2015, forthcoming from UBC Press, with OmiSoore H. Dryden) as well as articles in Social Identities, Journal of Intercultural Studies, darkmatter, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, & Canadian Journal of Women & the Law.

Co-sponsored by the KULE Institute for Advanced Study