CALL FOR PAPERS: themes related to the intersection of masculinities with sexuality, race, gender, and ethnicity

Morgan State University Program in Women’s and Gender Studies Presents:
The Biennial Intersections Symposium: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
2015 Theme: Masculinities
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Baltimore, MD 

Keynote speakers: Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University; and Mr. Kylar Broadus, Founder, Trans People of Color Coalition

The program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Morgan State University invites papers on themes related to the intersection of masculinities with sexuality, race, gender, and ethnicity. The fluidity of gender and sexual identity is a critical point of consideration in academic and cultural venues; however, it is even more critical when considered within the context of communities of color. Broadening our definitions and conversations on this fluidity, especially as it relates to Black masculine identities and sexuality, is a primary aim of this year’s Intersections Symposium. The Symposium seeks to engage overlapping and intersecting notions and presentations of masculinities in the contexts of identity politics, social change and queer identities as they disrupt the normative and oppressive status quo.

We invite submissions in a variety of academic disciplines that address the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, and ethnicity. We encourage panel submissions of 4 presenters as well as individual submissions in the following areas:

  • Trans Issues
  • Female Masculinities
  • Communities of Color
  • Global Contexts
  • Queer Theory

Submission guidelines: Send 250 word abstract for individual papers and panels in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Rich Text format, and include the following:
a. A cover page with author’s name, title of submission, institutional affiliation, contact information (email phone number and mailing address)
b. Area of submission
Send materials by November 15th to:
Notification of acceptance: December 5th

Following the Symposium, presenters are invited to submit conference proceedings for publication consideration in a special edition of the peer reviewed Journal of Men’s Studies.

Claudia Leight, MS, LCPC, NCC
Counselor, Morgan State University Counseling Center
Faculty Advisor, S.O.U.L. (Students of Unified Love, LGTBQ student organization)
Member, University LGBTQA Advisory Council
Affiliate, Women's and Gender Studies Program
Carter Grant Wilson 202
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251