Call for Papers
Theme: Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism
Type: 20th Anniversary Conference
Institution: Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship,
University of Bristol
Location: Bristol (United Kingdom)
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.
Plenary speakers include:
Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Geoff Brahms 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).
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):
Further information about the Centre is available at: