Welcome to CESA

The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) is a non-profit interdisciplinary organization devoted to the study of ethnicity, multiculturalism, immigration, inter-group relations and the cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. CESA also publishes the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal.

CESA Virtual Sessions

While our conference has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, we are pleased to present a series of Virtual Sessions.  


Members of the CESA Executive and Board have primarily come from various parts of Canada. There were exceptions for the Executive when in the 2000s the members were located in Calgary and Winnipeg respectively. In 2012 the CES Journal Office moved back to the University of Calgary after being located at the University of Manitoba for a six year period.


When you become a CESA member you will  receive a subscription to Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, a journal published three times a year. The Journal includes scholarly articles, research notes, book reviews, and bibliographic information in both English and French.


Call for Papers: Canadian Ethnic Studies, Special Issue 2022

“Pandemic Perspectives:  Racialized and Gendered Experiences of Refugee and Immigrant Families in Canada”  

Submission deadline is November 15, 2021

Update October 5, 2021

Though we have decided to further postpone our conference due to the ongoing pandemic please watch this space for news of upcoming virtual sessions which will begin in November 2021

Conference Postponement Announcement

Dear CESA Colleagues and Friends,

Due to unprecedented circumstances relating to the novel coronavirus we have decided that it would be in everybody’s best interest to postpone the 26th Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Biennial Conference.  Please watch for updates as we make decisions about when it will be best to move forward with our next conference.

This is not a decision that has been made easily; however, we feel comforted knowing that we are making the best possible choice in putting the health and safety of our community first. We appreciate your patience in dealing with the uncertainties we have faced and hope that you will remain interested in the postponed event.

We will be communicating updates as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your support throughout these challenging times,

Evangelia Tastsoglou, CESA President

Abdie Kazemipur, Henry Chow, Yoko Yoshida, and Shibao Guo, Executive Committee Members

Our Goals


scholarly debate about current theoretical and practical issues in the area of Canadian ethnic studies.


Canadian Ethnic Studies / Études ethniques au Canada, as well as other occasional publications, conference proceedings, and bibliographies.


regular conferences. Check back for details


and support educational efforts in the area of Canadian ethnic studies


with related associations and research institutes concerned with Canadian ethnic studies.


understanding among Canadians of diverse cultural heritages by fostering equal participation in Canadian society.

Contact Us

Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
Social Science 909
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: 403-220-7372

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