The 2019 International Critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress
City: New Mexico
Abstr. due: 01.03.2019
Dates: 27.09.19 — 28.09.19
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Northern New Mexico College
The 2019 International Critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress, a transdisciplinary event bringing together global scholars, activists, and practitioners who desire to imagine a worldcentric critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ from the perspective of the damnés, will be held at Northern New Mexico College in Española, NM on September 27-28, 2019.
The theme of the Congress is psychosocial non-alignment to modernity/coloniality. Non-alignment is a reference to the Global South’s Non-Aligned Movement. The Global South is both a politico-economic and a geographical designation that refers to transmodern cultures in the continents of South America, Africa, and Asia. Furthermore, the Global South signifies ‘outsiders within’—that is, decolonial subcultures in the Global North.
Papers must be written in the spirit of both praxis, which for Paulo Freire (1970/2018) means “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it” (p. 51), and what Angela Davis (2016) dubs “the intersectionality of struggles” (p. 19, emphasis added). The goal of the Congress then is to bridge the North-South divide in critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶, a function of ethnocentrism, through solidarity and dialogue.
To fulfill this goal, papers must explicitly address non-aligned theories, philosophies, histories, and/or practices from the Global South vis-à-vis one of the following 12 topic areas:
Theoretical resources for critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶
- Marxism / Anarchism / Critical theory
Post-structuralism / Speculative realism
Postcolonialism / Decoloniality
Critical philosophy of race
Practical applications of critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶
Activism / Law
Pedagogy / Dialogue
Ecology / Spirituality
Ethics /Aesthetics / Politics