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Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s Twentieth Anniversary Conference: Call for Papers

12 July 2019

 Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s

Twentieth Anniversary Conference    

Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism

Evening of 8 November – 10 November 2019, University of Bristol


Plenary speakers include:

Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Grace Davie, Nira Yuval Davis, Pnina Werbner, Rainer Bauböck, Therese O’Toole, Yael Tamir; and Anna Triandafyllidou (TBC), Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (TBC), Yvette Cooper, MP (TBC).

For twenty years researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship have led debates about Muslims, racisms, multiculturalism, different forms of minority identity, and the place of religion in public life. Its research has spanned the social sciences and this conference will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Centre’s work.

Conference papers can come from sociology, political theory, political science, anthropology and other social sciences as well as disciplines in the humanities such as history and philosophy. Papers can focus on a range of themes such as multiculturalism, national identity, superdiversity, interculturalism, conviviality and everyday multiculturalism, neo-nationalism and populism, ethno-religious identities, racism and Islamophobia, secular governance and accommodation of religious diversity.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by 12 August 2019. Abstracts should be submitted to  Decisions will be announced by 19 August 2019.

The attendance fee is £35 in total. There are no extra costs for dinner on the evening of the 9 November 2019 and lunch, tea and coffee on both days, as the conference will provide these.

Participants will be sent options for accommodation after their paper has been accepted.

Places for speakers are limited. Please direct queries to the conference organisers who are:

Tariq Modood (University of Bristol):

Varun Uberoi (Brunel University):

Simon Thompson (University of the West of England):

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Zutshi-Smith Benefaction.

Further information about the Centre is available at:

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