Opportunities

CALL FOR  GRADUATE APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH POSITIONS 

Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA  PhD program in Sociology

If you are interested in graduate studies in resistance you now have the opportunity. Apply to the graduate program at the Sociology Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and present your research interest in resistance studies. Professor Stellan Vinthagen, Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, is in this department and is interested in supervising graduate students who are focused on critical studies of resistance. However, in order to be accepted to the program you will have to compete with other applicants focusing on other topics within sociology. There is unfortunately no specific position available for students of resistance studies. But if you are accepted to the program you can work together with Professor Vinthagen and develop your project. You can also join the work of the Resistance Studies Initiative that is based at UMass Amherst: umass.edu/resistancestudies     
 
Follow this link for more information on the requirements for the application: https://www.umass.edu/sociology/graduate/admissions/apply

Deadline: Normally in January every year (but ask to be sure) January 15, 2020. Applications with a resistance studies focus is encouraged.

School of Global Studies, University of Gotherburg, Sweden  Doctoral Studentship in Peace and Development Research
Deadline: Normally in January/February every year (but ask to be sure)/February 1, 2016. Applications with a resistance studies focus is encouraged.

Political Science and Sociology, Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna, Italy  PhD program in Political Science and Sociology (program with a focus on social movements)
Deadline: February 20, 2017 

National University of Ireland Maynooth  Masters in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism (CEESA)
​Deadline: May 30, 2016

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium  Call for 3 PhD scholarships in the social sciences in an interdisciplinary research project, titled 'Resistance to international prescriptions and injunctions in Africa and the Middle East'.
Deadline: June 26, 2016

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is pleased to announce an expanded stipend opportunity for Ph.D. Students as well as Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty for a Research Fellowship.
Deadline: April 9, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

PUBLICATIONS

Re-conceptualising resistance in the sociology of education 
Discourse and practices challenging educational standards issued from globalisation​

Éducation et Sociétés International journal of sociology and education

Projects are to be sent to the editor, Jean-Louis Derouet (jeanlouis.derouet@ens-lyon.fr). Deadline: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Journal of Resistance Studies is published in June and December and accepts papers continuously all year round. Texts up to 12,000 words in total, with a clear resistance relevance and not submitted to other publications are most welcome.
Next submission for Special issue deadline for papers: DECEMBER 15, 2019

CONFERENCES

2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress
Conference Dates: September 28019, 2019  Northern New Mexico College, Española, NM, USA

Call for Papers: March 1, 2019
Email: Robert K. Beshara   robert.beshara@nnmc.edu

The Critical Social Studies Workshop
Workshop Date: October 5, 2019  UMass Amherst, USA

Civil Liberties and Public Policy: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom!
Conference Dates: April 3-5, 2020  Hampshire College, Amherst, MA  USA

Call for Papers: October 18, 2019

State Violence Research Network conference -
Riot, Rebellion, Resistance, Repression: Representations of and Responses to Protest, Policing, and Power from 1900 to the Present

Conference Dates: April 8-10, 2020 . University of Manchester, UK

Call for papres: December 13, 2019

Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) 
Conference Dates: June 8-11, 2020 . Gettysburgh College, Pennslyvania, USA

Call for Papers: December 15, 2019

Mobilization's Silver Jubilee Conference 
Conference Dates: June 12-13, 2020 . San Diego State Univ. San Diego, CA, USA

Call for Papers: January 31, 2020
Email: Mobilization Quarterly@sdsu.edu

CALL FOR ONLINE COURSE APPLICATIONS

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), in partnership with Rutgers University's International Institute for Peace, is now accepting applications for the online course, "People Power: The Strategic Dynamics of Civil Resistance." This free online course will take place from October 2 to November 22, 2019.

Application deadline: September 22, 2019
Email: academicinitiative@nonviolent-conflict.org

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award  $250,000 cash prize going to a person or group engaged in what they believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.

ACTIVIST FELLOWSHIPS

Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellowship for a 6 week online training program  to equip new organizers with the tools and training to bring people together to address root challenges facing local communities.
Deadline: March 14, 2018

Sustainable Leadership for Social Change A two-year low-residential program at The Rowe Center, preparing individuals to be leaders in justice work, while nurturing their spirits for sustainable, creative action. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-2020 COHORT. 
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Social Justice Conversations A research study and training course for UMass undergraduate women on social activism
Begins 10/2 & 3, 2019

EMPLOYMENT AND GRANTS

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  regularly offers curriculum support and grant programs for both high school  and college educators from around the world to support the development and implementation of civil resistance education .
Deadline: varies

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Call for Webinar Speakers, Fall 2017 and Winter 2018  for their series of online talks and interactive  discussions combined with individual or group presentations on critical ideas, cases, and questions related to civil resistance and nonviolent movements.
Deadline: June 22, 2017, encourage earlier submissions.

Project Leader to catalyse large scale civil society action Greenpeace Nordic is in search of a Project Leader to implement a two year project titled “Empowered Citizens - Resilient societies”. 
Deadline: November 27, 2017

The Roddenberry Foundation provides grants to accelerate the development of great, untested ideas and invest in models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. 
Deadline: August 22, 2017

Executive Director for Nibezuna unique and exciting Native American led nonprofit startup located on sacred Wabanaki land along the Penobscot River in Passadumkeag, Maine.
Deadline: May 15, 2019