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UBC Queer U 2016: Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning

November 24, 2015


As part of Outweek (Feb. 5-12, 2016), The Pride Collective at UBC is organizing Queer U, an annual academic conference on sexualities and genders. 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.

The theme is “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning” 

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!

Outweek is organized with the intentions of strengthening 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. 

If interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining your paper, presentation, and/or workshop to no later than December 20th, 2015Please title email "Queer U Abstract"

The Queer U Conference is open to the general public and will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11am to 5pm. Please visit Pride UBC  and the Queer U blog  for more information.

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