Abstract due: October 1, 2019
CRSC is proud to co-sponsor "Power at the Margins II: Mobilizing Across Housing Injustice," which will take place March 12-14, 2020, at UC Berkeley. Academics across the social sciences and humanities have long worked to theorize the people, spaces, and politics of the fringes of traditional housing. Homelessness, eviction, squatters’ rights, and the right to land all find their way into fruitful interdisciplinary scholarship, much of which links these struggles to broader questions of citizenship, governance, and exclusion. Meanwhile many of the same root problems motivate housing activists around the globe. These community organizing struggles create grounded, pragmatic critiques and strategies, as activists deploy popular education to empower those immediately affected and often situate their work within broader social justice movements, including labor, criminal justice, environmental, immigration, ethnic, racial, and caste struggles. Please read the Call for Proposals if you are an academic or organizer interested in sharing your work at the conference.