Conferences & Paper Submissions

The 1st Annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, University of Central Oklahoma,

Edmond, Oklahoma, September 26-28

Deadline for proposals: March 11th 2016

The Center at the University of Central Oklahoma, composed of the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center, invites proposals for presentations at the first annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, which will take place September 26-28, 2016 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The organizers of this international interdisciplinary conference welcome proposals for presentations in a variety of formats that address issues of gender and sexuality in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and fine arts. We invite students, faculty, staff, scholars, and activists to propose papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations. We also welcome proposals to present or perform creative work including creative writing, drama, music, and visual art.

Send a 250-350 word abstract about your project by March 11th to thecenteratuco@gmail.com

Additional Information:

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Information about the conference:http://bit.ly/1l7wW7V


Trans*studies: an international transdisciplinary conference on gender, embodiment, and sexuality

September 7-10, 2016
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Trans*studies is a 4-day international academic conference that welcomes work from any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, gender nonconformity, and diverse embodiments-as well as work that draws upon trans* methodologies to inform research in other areas of inquiry. We are equally interested in showcasing work in the arts, humanities, and sciences (social, health, and physical), and seek the involvement of activists, culture workers, and members of trans* communities as well as scholars and students. In addition to keynote speakers and special evening performances, the conference will feature several transdisciplinary plenary panels aimed at fostering greater dialog among scholars whose approaches to and investments in trans* studies have historically differed, and opportunities to caucus and network in small groups around shared interests. It is our hope that this conference will help launch an international transgender studies association; the conference schedule will include a business meeting to discuss this possibility, and to entertain proposals to host future international conferences. Language of proposals and presentations should be in English if possible, but we will work to accommodate non-English-speaking participation to the best of our ability.

Please submit 250 word abstracts of proposed papers, as well as a one-paragraph author’s biography. You may also submit a proposal for an entire panel on a particular theme or topic, but please include biographies and abstracts for each presenter/paper and the moderator, as well as a description of the panel itself (250 words each). We will consider proposals for creative work and work presented in nontraditional academic formats. A portion of conference registration fees will be used to provide travel stipends for those with financial needs (e.g., students, junior faculty members, attendees from outside the U.S.). Please send all materials, and address all communications to transstudies2016@gmail.com. Submissions deadline is February 15, 2016.