Shared on behalf of Pride UBC (UBC Vancouver campus)
As part of Outweek (Feb 5-12), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of students and established scholars from across the west coast of North America and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.
This year, the theme is “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning”. Our queerness is political and we are doing the work to undo cisheteronormative and homonormative narratives. This Outweek is organized with the intentions of strengthening our communities by recognizing the ways in which queer communities need to be actively working to do better, and how that is intricately related to the ways we heal, collectively and with ourselves. Please try to work this into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.
This call for papers is open to undergraduate and graduate contributors and established scholars from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Strong undergraduate submissions are also accepted. Workshop Proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome; however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:
- Queer & Trans* Healing
- Critiques of Homonormativity
- Relationships between Community & Wellness
- Intersections of Queer/Trans* Communities with Systems of Power
- Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or Intersectional Feminist Approaches are Encouraged!
If interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 20th, 2015. Please title email Queer U abstract.
The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 11am to 5pm.