Through our workshops, we aim to contribute to the community of scholars concerned with the international study of race, racism, and anti-racism. We hope to organize these workshops annually, alternating between virtual and in-person formats.

Call for Abstracts:

Workshop on Race and International Relations

Encouraged by the success of our inaugural workshop, we are pleased to announce the call for proposals for our second workshop on Race and International Relations. The workshop will be organized by Zoltán I. Búzás (University of Notre Dame) under the umbrella of the International Race and Rights Lab with the generous support of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. The deadline for proposal submissions (500 words) is January 22, 2024. Full papers will be due on May 14, 2024.

The workshop will take place online, via Zoom, on May 24, 2024.

We invite paper proposals on any topic related to race, racism, and anti-racism in international relations broadly defined. We aim to bring together a variety of scholars to build on the existing international study of race. We especially encourage advanced graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty to apply, but everyone is welcome. We are very interested in studies that have a human rights angle, but we welcome every type of race-related research with an international focus, regardless of substantive topic and methodological orientation. Presenters will receive in-depth feedback on their papers and will have the opportunity to meet scholars with shared academic interests.

The International Race and Rights Lab and the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights are based on a vision that integrates domestic and international approaches to race and human rights. We aim to support and be part of a community focused on advancing the international study of race, racism, and anti-racism.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Zoltán I. Búzás ( or Erica Loding ( We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Submit an abstract

Accepted formats: Word and PDF. Please be sure to include your contact information in the header of your abstract.

Past Workshops

Our inaugural workshops, held both in person at the University of Notre Dame and virtually, were a great success. Below you’ll find schedules of speakers and topics for those workshops.