Call for papers

1. “Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, and Race”
Deadline: November 19, 2010

Information: B’More Proud, in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Program at Morgan State University, invites scholars from Baltimore and the surrounding region to participate in a one-day academic symposium.  Participants will discuss the ways race, gender, and/or sexuality intersect, with specific emphasis on important issues within the LGBT community.  Participants will also discuss the advancement of LGBT organizations and Women’s and Gender Studies programs on university campuses in the region.

Submission Guidelines:
One page abstracts for individual papers, sessions, or roundtable discussions are invited. Proposals for alternative formats are encouraged and student submissions are welcome.
Abstracts and proposals should be submitted by email to Anika Mann and should be in either Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Rich Text format, and should include the following:

A cover page that contains the following information: 

  • Author's name 

  • Title of Paper 

  • Institutional affiliation 

  • Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address) 

  • The area of the paper (e.g. economics, English, philosophy, etc.).

2. Special Journal Issue of Feminism & Psychology
Fat Studies: A Critical Dialogue
Guest Editor: Dr. Samantha Murray
Deadline: November 26, 2010

Papers are sought that engage with topics such as (but not limited to): 

  • Interventions to normalise fat bodies (such as diet regimes, exercise programs, weight loss pharmaceuticals, and bariatric surgeries); 

  • The ethico-political implications of the medicalisation of obesity; 

  • Constructions of the fat child in childhood obesity media reportage; 

  • Representations of fat bodies in film, television, literature or art; 

  • Intersections of medical discourse and morality around obesity¹; 

  • The somatechnics of fatness; 

  • Critical psychological responses to eating practices and body politics; 

  • Histories of fat activism and/or strategies for political intervention; 

  • Fat and queer histories/identities; 

  • Fat embodiment online, the Fat-O-Sphere; 

  • Feminist responses to fatness; 

  • Constructions of fatness in a range of cultural contexts; 

  • Systems of body quantification, measurement, and conceptualizations of (in)appropriate size; 

  • Fat as it intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, disability and/or ageing.

Please send full-length papers, as Word doc attachments, to Dr. Samantha Murray via e-mail by Friday, November 26, 2010. 

3. Gender and Climate Change: Women, Research and Action International Conference
Call for Abstracts deadline November 30, 2010

Information: Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 30, 2010. Notification of acceptance of the abstract will be February 28, 2011. The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts should be submitted and presentations delivered in English.

Abstracts should include the following: 

  • Author/s details 

  • Postal Address 

  • Email 

  • Telephone 

  • Organization 

  • Abstract Authors 

  • Title of Paper 

  • Abstract

4. 19th Biennial conference of the Society for Research on the Menstrual Cycle (SMCR)
Deadline: December 1, 2010

Information: Submissions will be accepted via the website only. To receive full consideration for the June 2011 meeting, please submit a proposal by December 1, 2010. For more information, please visit the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research website. Conference Coordinator:  Dr. Peggy Stubbs

5. Journal of Counseling and Development
Special Issue on the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Guest Editor: Laura Choate
Deadline: December 15, 2010

Information: The Journal of Counseling and Development, the official journal of the American Counseling Association, invites submissions for a special issue focusing on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a format for disseminating research, theory, and practice related to effective prevention models and best practices in the treatment of eating disorders.

Areas of scholarship include but are not limited to: 

  1. Manuscripts that describe and provide support for effective primary prevention programs in schools and communities or for secondary prevention programs for groups at highest risk for the development of eating disorders. 

  2. Manuscripts that describe and provide support for best practices in the treatment of eating disorders (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Maudsley Family Therapy Approach, Feminist Therapy).  Manuscripts that address the unique treatment needs of diverse client groups are strongly encouraged.

The following information should be included in the proposals: 

  • Title 

  • Abstract (one-to-two page summary of the proposed manuscript). 

  • Conceptual Manuscripts: Detailed outline of the manuscript. 

  • In one page, indicate specifically how the author(s) will (a) contribute to the professional counseling knowledge base, (b) address one or more of the identified goals for the special issue, and (c) address implications for practice for professional counselors. 

  • Indicate which section under which the manuscript should be considered: Theory, Practice, Assessment and Diagnosis, Best Practices.

Please submit your proposal electronically to Laura Choate no later than December 15, 2010.  If authors have questions regarding the preparation of proposals, they should be directed to Laura Choate.

6. Mentoring Award: Call for Nominations
Deadline: December 15, 2010

Section IV of Division 12, the section for the Clinical Psychology of Women, seeks nominations for a mentoring award to be presented at the Division 12 Awards Ceremony at the 2011 convention of the American Psychological Association. The Mentoring Award acknowledges the importance of mentors to female clinical psychologists. The award will be given to a female or male psychologist who has been instrumental in aiding women in clinical psychology to succeed in their careers. Nominations may be made by one person, but letters of support from others who have been mentored by the nominee also will be considered in selecting the winner. Nominators and nominees do not have to be members of Section IV.

A letter of nomination describing the mentor's helping behavior, together with the nominee's vita, should be mailed so that they are received by December 15, 2010 (emailed submissions not accepted).  The recipient of the award will be notified by the end of April. Send submissions to the Chair of the Section IV Professional Awards Committee:

Dr. Faith-Anne Dohm
Senior Associate Dean & Professor of Psychology
Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Questions related to this announcement may be emailed to Dr. Dohm

7. Special Issue of Journal of Managerial Psychology
Applied Psychology’s Contributions to Society
Deadline: January 15, 2011

Questions about the relevance of specific topics for the special issue, contact Editor, Dianna Stone.

Information: List of potential topics for the special issue: 

  • Contributions to society made by applied psychology; 

  • Human resource management (HR), and organizational behavior (OB); 

  • Social issues in HR and OB; 

  • Enhancing the health and well-being of employees; 

  • Organizational justice; 

  • Overcoming job loss; 

  • Ethical behavior in organizations; 

  • Ethical or moral leadership; 

  • Whistleblowing; 

  • Increasing the inclusion of outgroup members (e.g., older workers, women, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities); 

  • Decreasing unfair discrimination in organizations; 

  • Social impact of technology.

Submission Guidelines
The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is January 15, 2011.  Please submit manuscripts in MS Word format via e-mail attachment to Kay Wilkinson, Editorial Administrator.  Please note the manuscript is for the special issue on “Contributions to Society.” Manuscripts should follow the JMP submission guidelines.

8. Special theme issue of Psychology and Sexuality
I Do Not Miss What I Do Not Want: Asexual Identities, Asexual Lives
Deadline: February 2011

Information: This issue will represent a significant contribution to our understanding of asexuality by bringing together a range of papers on the topic for the first time.  It will also provide an opportunity both to map the current state of research on asexuality and to provide a direction for future scholarship and inquiry.  Submission Due Date: February 2011
Full length papers (6000 words) and shorter articles (1000-2000 words)

Possible topics include though are not limited to: 

  • Asexual identities; 

  • Asexuality and assumed pathology; 

  • Asexuality and sexual normativity; 

  • Asexuality and love; 

  • Asexual relationships; 

  • Asexuality and the LGBT community; 

  • The universality and/or particularity of sexual desire; 

  • Marginalization of asexuality; 

  • Asexuality and the internet; 

  • Social and political goals of the asexual community.

For information about the journal Psychology & Sexuality visit the Taylor & Francis Group website.

If you have questions, please contact one of the guest editors for the issue:
Mark Carrigan, Kristina Gupta, or Todd G.  Morrison.

9. Special Issue of Feminism & Psychology
Trans(cending) Psychology: Advancing Feminist Scholarship on Gender and Transgender Experience
Deadline: July 1, 2011

Information: In light of these recent developments in scholarship and activism, we invite scholars with interests in the intersection of feminism and psychology to break new ground in understanding the lives of trans-identified people and in psychological theorizing of gender through a trans-focused lens. Manuscripts addressing the theory, method, and practice of feminist psychology, broadly construed, relating to transgender experience are sought. Contributions that address the following are particularly welcome: 

  • Theorizing that considers the relationships among feminist psychology, research methodology, and transgender studies; 

  • Analyses of sociohistorical contexts, religion, capitalism, colonization history, heteronormativity, other sociopolitical forces, and other meaningful social identity categories (race, class, sexuality) as they influence trans people’s identities and experiences, or as they influence scholarly and lay understandings of trans experiences; 

  • Implications of trans-spectrum identities (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, etc.) and communities for theorizing gender, the gender binary, the social construction of gender, and gender essentialism; 

  • Ways in which the lived experiences of trans-identified people demonstrate agency and self-definition outside the realm of psycho-medical discourses; 

  • Feminist alternatives to the “gatekeeper” role that psychologists have traditionally played in trans-related diagnosis and health care; 

  • Transnational and international perspectives on trans identities and lives, using culturally-specific analyses that consider the sociocultural specificity of gender-variant practices (particularly within non-Western contexts); 

  • Reflections on the ways that feminist psychologists can contribute to social change that will enhance the lives of trans-spectrum people.

We also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to feminist psychology and transgender studies. For informal discussion of contributions, please email us at smitht@etown.edu or yostm@dickinson.edu.

This special issue will include a mixture of full-length articles (up to 8,000 words), brief reports (up to 3,000 words), and observations and commentaries (up to 2,000 words).

Manuscript submission deadline is July 1, 2011. Please email submissions to transfempsych@etown.edu. All manuscripts should be prepared according to the editorial guidelines of Feminism & Psychology and all submissions will be subjected to the typical peer review process.

10. 4th Conference of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS)
Deadline: August 2011

Information: Paper proposals are invited for the fourth conference of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS) to be held at The Pennsylvania State University in May 2012. New participants and perspectives from across the academy and outside it that provide feminist discussion on any topic in epistemologies, methodologies, metaphysics, or science studies are welcome. Note the following broad themes of recent and ongoing interest: 

  • Practicing & teaching science as a feminist 

  • Gender, justice & climate change 

  • Liberatory approaches to science policy 

  • Feminist perspectives on cognition, logic, argumentation & rhetoric 

  • Liberatory methodologies 

  • Knowledges of resistance 

  • Experience, authority & ignorance 

  • Science, technology & the state 

  • Public philosophy

Proposals of 250-300 words, plus bibliography, and a CV of no more than three pages should be combined in a single Word (or Rich Text Format) file. Submissions by e-mail attachment are due by August 1, 2011 to hundleby@uwindsor.ca. Please note “FEMMSS4 submission” in the subject line.