SPAWN 2022

June 23–25, 2022Syracuse University

The 2022 SPAWN conference will explore questions of race and gender in counter/terrorism research and policy and examine the complexities of expanding the notion of terrorism to include white supremacist and incel violence. It will bring together rising stars and more established scholars who are engaged in pathbreaking work on these issues.

Following the distinctive SPAWN format, junior scholars will present their papers at the main workshop sessions. More senior scholars will serve as commentators. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Atiya Husain (Carleton University).

The papers for the main workshop sessions will be posted in the password-protected “Papers” section of this website. Conference participants are encouraged to read papers in advance.

Each workshop session will consist of a paper presentation (ca. 45 minutes) and comment (10 minutes), followed by a brief reply by the author and an open discussion (35 minutes).

Participation in SPAWN is by invitation only and not open to the public. If you are not an invited participant but would like to attend, please contact the 2022 SPAWN organizers:

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (contact)Ian York, logistics coordinator and webmaster (contact)

This year’s conference is sponsored by the Alice Hooker ’34 Endowed Fund for Philosophy and The Central New York Humanities Corridor supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

(Photo credit: “Gallows V” by Tyler Merbler licensed under Creative Commons.)