Mission Statement | 22 May 2021
The DICE Network (Decolonial, Indigenous, and Critical Ethnic Studies Network of the European Association of American Studies [EAAS]) is committed to creating discussions amongst, and connecting, scholars working in these fields. Inherent to the network’s approach is an inclusive participation of our members in the direction of our network and critical a focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, non-whitestream, anti- and decolonial scholarship. We aim to create a multi-institutional platform which facilitates deliberations and exchanges on research in decolonial, Indigenous, and critical ethnic studies being undertaken in Europe, on methodological queries and considerations on working in these fields in a European context and / or as Europeans, as well as on increasing connections with our colleagues in North America who work in these and related fields.
We thus welcome anyone who works or is interested in:
· Decolonial and anti-colonial studies
· Indigenous studies
· Critical Ethnic and anti-racist studies
· Black, African-American and / or Africana studies
· Latinx studies
· Asian-American and/or Asian-European studies
· Migration studies
· Settler-colonial studies
· Intersectional studies
· Everyone who works and/ or is interested in related fields
We will hold our first ever network meeting at the 2022 EAAS conference which will take place in Madrid on the 6th-8th April 2022. We will hold at least one network-sponsored panel and one roundtable for which we will circulate a CfP shortly. Future events and publications will keep our conversations and deliberations developing.
Anybody interested in joining this EAAS network and putting their name on our mailing list, please contact us at DICEnetworkEAAS@gmail.com by sending your name, email address, and institutional affiliation, as well as your research interests. We promise to keep the number of messages to a minimum while aiming to circulate calls for papers and/or submissions and any relevant network information.
All suggestions on the network’s functioning, focus, topics, or activities are welcome.
Thank you for your interest!
The DICE Board
Jonathan Ward, Aleksandra Izgarjan, Timothy Petete, and Cécile Heim