Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race and Ethnicity

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B'More Proud and the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, invites scholars to participate in a one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The symposium seeks to explore the complex intersections of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes. Each year's themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.

Keynote Speakers

Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin is a New York Times best-selling author and leading TV commentator on politics, race and sexual orientation. His latest book is For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.

Kelly Ann Douglas

A professor of religion at Goucher College and the author of several books including Sexuality and the Black Church, A Womanist Perspective.


We invite submissions in the following subject areas:

  • Human rights
  • Religion
  • Marriage
  • Redefining families
  • Transgender issues
  • Health and reproductive rights
  • Film and literature
  • Popular culture
  • Government and law
  • Global contexts
  • Science and medicine
  • Mental health

Submission Deadline

December 7, 2012. (Notification of Acceptance by January 28, 2013.)

Submission Guidelines

  • We invite one-page abstracts for individual papers and panels. We encourage proposals in creative formats, including artwork. Students are also invited to submit abstracts for consideration.
  • Abstracts and proposals should be submitted via email to and should be in either Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or Rich Text Format, and should include a cover page that contains the following information for abstracts and panels:
    • Author's name
    • Title of submission
    • Institutional affiliation
    • Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
    • The area of the submission (e.g. economics, English, philosophy, etc.)

Outrage!: Discourses, Practices and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation

April 18-20, 2013

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is proud to present "Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation," the 2013 conference of the Southeastern Women's Studies Association. The conference will be held on UNCG's campus, April 18, 19 and 20, 2013. We look forward to welcoming you to Greensboro.

The conference topic was chosen in the wake of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements, and anticipating dialogue regarding interrelationships among women's, gender and sexuality studies and social change. Interest in the topic has been fueled anew by activism around the May 2012 passage of Amendment One to North Carolina's Constitution (banning same-sex marriages and civil unions); the June 2012 silencing of two Michigan Congresswomen, one for using the word "vagina" in floor debates about an abortion bill; and the news that in Ciudad Juárez more women have been killed in 2012 than in any other year of the "femicide era." We understand the ideas of outrage, protest and social transformation quite broadly and encourage you to as well.

We hope you will look carefully at our general call for papers and submission requirements, as well as the caucus CFPs and invite you to submit a proposal. Caucus submissions are due by November 16 and general submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2012. We are especially excited about our keynotes, whose perspectives will help us think—and act—across the arts, academic scholarship and activism.

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