Name of Chapter or AffiliateWISCOMP
Type of UpdateOpportunity
TitleCall for Entries: 'Care, Mutuality, Fraternity: What Makes a Campus a Community'

How do we reimagine care, mutuality, and community as what B.R. Ambedkar called forms of “associated living, or conjoint, communicated experience,” in the university? Given the gendered nature of all university spaces, does the responsibility to care disproportionately fall on women? How do we think with feminisms to advance this Ambedkarite idea of fraternity in campuses across India that are increasingly being militarized, surveilled, neoliberalized, and depoliticized?

We are aware of mass-scale progressive students’ mobilizations that have been resisting this onslaught to maintain at great peril to their lives and futures the spirit of fraternity as the foundations of university community. This edition of Log-in Gender invites entries that will speak to the ordinary and everyday forms of resistances, negotiations, and strategies that students and teachers use inside classrooms, hostels, dining halls, canteens, common rooms, corridors, toilets, laboratories, among others, to practice—despite the challenges—a community life on campus marked by care, mutuality, and fraternity.

Entries (350-500 words) that take varied forms not restricted to auto-theoretical pieces, intertextual creative works, diary entries, conversation pieces, field notes, and interviews, are encouraged.

Contributions are open to young professionals with a Bachelors’s or higher academic degree, and students currently enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters and PhD prgrams. Recent graduates, as well as young prfessionals will also be considered. All genders are encouraged to apply.

Contributions must be sent in by 10 May 2020 at [email protected]

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