Call For Papers: Yoga (R)evolution? Interrogating Possibilities and Practices

Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 - Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 | 11:45 pm

Yoga (R)evolution? Interrogating Possibilities and Practices

When: Friday, April 10, 2015

Where: UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Center

The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its second annual conference on Friday, April 10, 2015. The theme of the conference is “Yoga (R)evolution? Interrogating Possibilities and Practices.” The conference will invite a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically interrogate how people bring yoga into various communities. What are the methods and ideologies that underpin these projects? What are the goals, possibilities, limitations, and achievements? How is success being measured?

We invite paper submissions that critically address the following:

Yoga and Accountability

History of Race and Yoga

Appropriation and Co-optation

Yoga and Activism

Yoga and Conscious Communities

Yoga and Decolonization

Yoga and Social Justice

Yoga and Social Movements

Sex, Race, and Yoga

Selling Yoga Bodies

Heteronormativity and Yoga

Women’s (R)evolution?

Yoga Publications

Queer Yoga

Fat and Yoga

Yoga Savior

Whiteness and Yoga

Race and Space

Yoga Service

Incarceration and Yoga

Yoga and Ability

Yoga and Ablebodiedness

Competitive Yoga


Yoga and Sport

Papers addressing other relevant topics will be considered.

Please submit a 150-word abstract of your paper to conference organizers by January 1, 2015.

Notification of the status of your submission will be sent by February 1, 2015.

Please include your abstract in the body of the submission email. Send submissions to:

Please also see the Race and Yoga Working Group’s call for papers for the inaugural issues of our journal Race and Yoga, published by the University of California Press’s eScholarship:

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