UWinnipeg is launching Crossings Volume III, the exciting peer-reviewed, academic interdisciplinary journal on Thursday, April 4 from 12 – 1:30 in Convocation Hall. This multidisciplinary journal showcases research excellence done by students. The launch will include authors reading from their own work and will be followed by a reception. All are welcome to attend.
The essay collection includes fourth-year history student Destiny Elcock who submitted her paper Indigenous Women’s Political Movement to Eliminate Sex Discrimination in the Indian Act in Canada in the 1970s. Elcock jumped on the opportunity to share her research and credits the work of these women for allowing her to obtain her status.
“My paper discusses the contributions of Indigenous women to eliminate sex discrimination in Canada’s Indian Act,” said Elcock. “With the support and encouragement from my history professor, Dr. Mary Jane McCallum I submitted my paper to Crossings. “My experiences with Crossings and Michael Dudley, one of the editors, were positive and rewarding. After focusing my studies on Canadian history over the last three years, I realized that the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, specifically Indigenous women, is something that I am passionate about.”
This year saw an increase in participation with a total of fourteen student essays from various disciplines. The essays reflect the diversity of UWinnipeg students and their interests, and cover a range of topics including as electoral reform, ancient and modern slavery, gender non-conforming children’s literature, Hashtag feminism, and Indigenous women’s activism.
“This year Crossings is really hitting its stride,” said Crossings editor, Dr. Jane Barter (religion & culture). “We have an excellent and dedicated group of faculty editors, and the submissions were very, very strong. Most of the essays are concerned with identifying–and finding alternatives to–the various ills that characterize our time, yet they often draw on sources that are much broader. For example, there are essays on the writings of Plato, Herbert Marcuse, Margaret Atwood and Flannery O’Connor. This capacity to bring together diverse voices is, in my view, one of the great strengths of Crossings as a project.”
The Editorial Committee will be soliciting articles and book reviews for Volume IV of Crossings, scheduled to be published in 2020. The Call for Papers will be available at the launch. For more information, please contact Jane Barter firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossings is hosted by The University of Winnipeg Library. Crossings is an academic student journal published annually with a mandate to showcase outstanding undergraduate and graduate research in the humanities and social sciences at UWinnipeg.