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CSAA 2021
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CSAA 2021


2-4 February 2022: CSAA Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
at Edith Cowan University, Perth

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 October 2021

Dear Colleagues 
We plan to have an inclusive CSAA conference where we will have the opportunity to meet and network.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the WA border regulations we have postponed the 2021 conference date to the:

2-4th February 2022 (PG/ECR prefix on the 1st February).   

We look forward to welcoming you!
We have extended the date for abstract proposals to the 18th October 2021 and early-bird registration is extended to the 8th December.
If you have any queries please contact us.

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CSAA2021  Continuum Bursary Prize

We are pleased to announce that Hao Zheng, PhD Candidate, Deakin University is the recipient of the CSAA2021  Continuum Bursary Prize for her abstract ‘Chinese queer female students’ digital discourses and practices in transnational transitions’.  The work was selected on for its quality writing style and analysis in providing a clear statement of the research topic, why it is important, and relevant key messages.  The committee deemed it has a high potential for it to be an engaging presentation and a possible publishable paper with Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.
Thank you for those that applied for the bursary.  This year there was a record number of applicants and extremely high-quality abstracts.   As such, the CSAA2021 committee will be offering a further three registration waivers. Successful applicants will be contacted individually.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
The CSAA2021 Conference Organising Committee

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, Annual Conference
2-4 Feb 2022

@ School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University

Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

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CSAA 2021: Bodies In Flux

The conference theme calls for papers that interrogate the notion of bodies and change, with the understanding that the body frames everyday life (human and non-human). Bodies in flux, both political and politicised bodies, might be understood in terms of local, national and global contexts.


In our current cultural climate of disruption, mobility, movement and tension, how do bodies function in relation to each other, to the social order, hierarchies, and culture. In addition, we welcome cultural studies submissions (panels and individual papers) that explore how bodies become produced and excluded through discursive practices.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 Oct 2021



Keynote: Professor Susan Luckman

Bodies that Make/Making Bodies

Susan Luckman is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Director of the Creative People, Products and Places Research Centre (CP3) at the University of South Australia. Her work is concerned with the intersections of creativity, place, making and technology; her research particularly explores these connections in relation to work in the cultural and creative industries. She was Cheney Fellow at the University of Leeds 2017-2018, and has been a Chief Investigator on 5 ARC and 3 EU awarded projects. 


Professor Luckman is the author of seven books and numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and reports on cultural work, creative industries and creative micro-entrepreneurialism.

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Keynote: Distinguished Emeritus Professor Suvendrini Perera

Matters of Appearance: Monumentality and Visual Decolonization 

Suvendrini Perera is John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University.

As a call to action by Black Lives Matter protesters, in Australia as in the United States, I can’t breathe refers to suffocation within the monumentality of white racial structures, symbolic and material. The protests clarified that the logic of Black Lives Matter is also a localised and spatial logic: of bodies emplaced in nominated topographies and shaped in the seemingly enduring shadow of monuments of racial power. 

This presentation considers questions of visual decolonization in Western Australia through the projections/installation organised by a local group in Walyalup (Fremantle) in solidarity with the Boorloo Black Lives Matter Protests in mid-2020.  

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Dr Thor Kerr
Mr James Hall
Dr Jude Elund
Dr Jessica Taylor
Dr Laura Glitsos


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