Academic Submissions

We invite submissions on any theme relevant to the broad concerns of gender or sexuality that address our conference theme of Outside/rs. We particularly encourage academic interdisciplinary or collaborative approaches to these topics.

Example topics of submissions could include:

  • Social marginalisation, disruptive gender identities and dissident sexual cultures
  • Creating safe-spaces and navigating unsafe ones in terms of gender, sex or queerness
  • LGBTQIA+ and Queer political movements or history
  • Gender, family and kinship issues or politics
  • Queer arts, literatures, aesthetics and/or performance
  • New technologies for LGBTQ people: reproductive, non-reproductive and more
  • (Auto- )Biographies and ethnographies within and beyond the gender binary
  • Queer subjectivities, intersubjectivities and phenomenologies
  • Gendered or bodily boundaries, political borders and abolitionist responses
  • Outsides: nomadism, liminality and mobilities

We invite submissions in the form of:

  • Abstracts for complete papers (300 words).
  • Abstracts for panels (300 words), which will consist of three complete papers.
  • Workshop proposals (400 words describing the topics, structure and aims of the workshop)

Instructions for Submission:

Deadline 9th January, 2022

Prepare your paper for anonymous review, with personally identifying information (name, institutional affiliation) appearing only in your submission email. Send your submission to Please indicate if you consent to your presentation being recorded and if you would rather present online or in-person. Registration deadline for participants: February 7th 2022.

We aim to keep the scope of the conference as broad as possible and it is unlikely that your work falls outside the concerns of the event. We also welcome contentious or more difficult topics of discussion as long as participants remain respectful of others and contribute responsibly to the construction of a healthy dialogue. However, if you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to email us.

We intend the conference to be as inclusive as possible and hope that all prospective participants feel welcome to apply and trust that their submission will be carefully considered.