Queering Paradigms 7
CALL FOR PAPERS (updated)
PDF Call for Papers
We are delighted to announce that the 7th Queering Paradigms Conference will be held on
11-12 June 2016 on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Venue: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, 389 West Bay Road Box 30371, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(NB For those on a tight budget we will try to organise private accommodation with local members of the LGBT community)
The 7th instalment of the established Applied Queer Studies conference is organized by a group of Cayman Islands residents and LGBTIQ+ activists, under the sponsorship of Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), UK.
After highly successful incarnations of QP in South America (2012, Rio de Janeiro; 2014 Quito) Queering Paradigms return to the Americas, for the first time taking place in the Caribbean Region.
The particular aim of QP7 is to challenge Queer/LGBTIQ+ discrimination and to provide intellectual tools for empowerment of both academics and activists on the Cayman Islands and the wider Caribbean region.
We welcome both papers with local and regional relevance and more general applied queer studies contribution under the themes
1) religion and faith
2) law, human rights and equality
3) HIV, health, mental health
4) sex work, abuse and trafficking
5) family and kinships
6) race, ethnicity and Caribbean Identities
7) activism, political participation and leadership
8) art and culture
Please send abstracts and panel proposals by 4 April to both Olivia Connolly, President of the Student Society of the Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands, (olivia.connolly[[AT]]me.com) and Professor Bee Scherer, CCCU (b.scherer[[AT]]canterbury.ac.uk).
Paper abstracts should be around 300 words long and include an indication whether the paper is intended to be an original (unpublished and not under review) contribution to the peer-reviewed QP7 book, to be published 2017 with Peter Lang, Oxford (containing 16-20 chapters).