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Call for Papers

We welcome contributions on all aspects of intersectionality: recent theoretical developments and debates, interdisciplinary perspectives, critical assessments, methodological advancements, research, policy and practice applications, and work in the creative arts.

Proposals are welcome for paper presentations, roundtables, workshops, and posters/exhibits from emerging and established researchers, policy actors, practitioners, activists and artists.

We encourage contributions (papers, visual art, creative writing, photography and film) that examine intersectionality in the context of institutional politics, policy, programs, services and social activism, including but not limited to the following content areas:

  • Indigeneity
  • multiculturalism
  • disability
  • sexuality
  • HIV
  • mental health
  • education
  • violence
  • disasters, environmental justice and climate change
  • criminology
  • communication (e.g., virtual spaces and social media)
  • social work
  • public policy
  • globalization and international relations

We especially encourage submissions that explore the uses and ‘abuses’ of intersectionality, the relationship between intersectionality, methodology and methods, and how intersectionality transforms the way in which cross sectoral work is done – e.g. activism, art and academic research.

The Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy plans to produce a number of outputs 1) a peer-reviewed edited collection and 2) a number of special journal issues on specific thematic topics drawing on selected conference papers.

Submit a Conference Proposal (Due October 1, 2013)
Proposals may be submitted for the following 4 types of presentation:

    • Paper Presentation: single paper presentations prepared by one or more authors (15 minutes).
    • Roundtables: moderated roundtable discussions on an area of research, theory or practice that will benefit from extended discussion (45 minutes)
    • Poster/Exhibit: may take the form of an academic poster or an exhibition of artwork or visual media
      (display space 4X6 feet).
    • Colloquium: a proposal for a set of 4-5 papers on a shared theme or topic
      (15 minutes per presentation, 90 minutes total).

In your conference proposal please submit the following information:

  • Title of Proposal
  • Presentation Type:  Paper, roundtable, workshop, poster or exhibit, colloquium
  • Short Description:  A short summary of your proposal.  This will appear in the conference program (40 word limit).
  • Longer Description:  A concise description of your work including (150-200 words).
  • Keywords: 3-5 keywords that describe the main ideas of your work.
  • Biographical Information: organization or institution, position/title and a short statement of interest in intersectionality (100 words).

All proposals should be sent to with the title:
2014 Conference Application

Acceptance notifications will be sent out in December 2013. For accepted applicants, the completed paper/contributions will be due by March 15, 2014.



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