Save the Date and Call for Papers: QUEERING PARADIGMS 9
Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South
11-13 July 2018, University of Sydney, Australia
Recent years have seen social, criminal, and legal justice campaigns for sexuality and gender diverse people gain increasing visibility and popular support in many jurisdictions, while repression and discrimination have increased in others. At the same time, academic LGBT and queer scholarship in fields such as criminology, criminal justice studies, sociology, and socio-legal studies, has grown significantly.
Despite reversals of enfranchisement for sexuality and gender diverse people in some countries, important changes in the interests of social and legal justice have been achieved, and there is a growing space in some legal and criminal justice contexts for the needs of sexuality and gender diverse people to be recognised. However, more can be done to respond to the intersections of inequalities in these contexts. Culturally diverse people, Indigenous people, and people seeking safety, among others, have not always benefited from these gains. A gulf remains between academia and practitioners in these areas, with greater opportunity to pay attention to the voices of those in the Global South in these debates, and to how ‘Northern’ frameworks guiding research and practice in this area may need to be reconsidered. These issues are central to ongoing campaigns to achieve greater social and criminal justice for sexuality and gender diverse people globally.
To further explore and respond to these issues, and strengthen the international networks of scholars and practitioners working in this area, we invite proposals to speak at an upcoming conference on ‘Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South’. We hope to question how justice can be ‘queered’ and queried from the perspectives of sexuality and gender diverse people.
We welcome proposals from academics as well as practitioners working in the field. We particularly welcome proposals from those in the Global South. The conference is an opportunity to bring together researchers, community members, and organisations working at the intersections of sexuality, gender diversity, and justice, broadly conceived.
The conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia, from 11-13 July 2018. It will include keynote presentations by Dameyon Bonson (Black Rainbow, Australia), Professor Jo Phoenix (Open University, UK), and Dr Jace Valcore (University of Houston Downtown, USA).
We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations, panels, or roundtables at this conference that respond to the above considerations. Abstract submissions should include information about the author(s), their institutional affiliations, their contact details, and a 300 word (maximum) abstract. Abstracts must be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday 2 March 2018. Acceptance of an abstract will be advised by Friday 16 March 2018. Selected presentations will also be considered for publication in an edited volume after the symposium.
This conference is being jointly hosted by The Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney), the Crime and Justice Research Centre (Queensland University of Technology), the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (University of Tasmania), and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology (Western Sydney University).
This is part nine of the Queering Paradigms conference series.
More details to come in early 2018.