Call for Papers: 4th CARISCC Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity


The 4th CARISCC Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity will take place at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. [Papers for this one-day conference will be delivered in English.] The deadline for submitting abstracts of 200-300 words is April 30, 2018.

Call for Papers: Many scholars have highlighted the creative practices that Caribbean people routinely deploy in the face of insecurity caused by poverty, inequality and violence. Although questions of Caribbean security and insecurity are often addressed as matters of governmental or military concern, this conference seeks to explore (re)conceptualisations of security and insecurity (in/security) through creativity. We are interested in creativity in a broad sense, including artistic practices such as literature, film, theatre, dance, music and visual arts, but also the creative ways in which people live their lives (e.g. balance budgets, interpret policy, perform politics).

In examining the links between precariousness and creativity, this CARISCC postgraduate conference aims to bring together new approaches to the study of global security. Therefore, CARISCC welcomes papers which explore how in/security, as experienced and negotiated by ordinary people, informs creative and cultural practices in the Caribbean region.

This one-day interdisciplinary conference welcomes abstracts from postgraduates at various stages of their research, whose work concerns any aspect of Caribbean in/ securities and creativity.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words (in English) to the conference conveners: Dr Patricia Noxolo ( and Professor Rivke Jaffe ( using the subject heading “4th CARISCC Postgraduate Conference.” Please include your university affiliation details, your preferred email address and a short biography of up to 150 words. It is anticipated that conference presentations will last 10-15 minutes each.

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