Calls for papers or proposals

1.  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 email attachment are due by August 1, 2011.  Please note “FEMMSS4 submission” in the subject line.

2.  Queer Health on Campus:
The First Midwestern Regional Conference on LGBTQ Student Health
Abstract Deadline: August 20, 2011
Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne

Come to Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 30, 2011 to meet and network with colleagues from across the region and discuss LGBTQ student health and mental health issues that are challenging campuses everywhere. We welcome submissions from all health care disciplines, including providers of direct services and researchers of topics relevant to LGBTQ health, plus University faculty/staff. Students are also welcome to submit proposals. The conference theme is “LGBTQ Health Disparities on College Campuses.” We are particularly interested in proposals relevant to LGBTQ students of color.

Suggested topics areas: 

  • Outreach to LGBTQ students; 

  • Preventative health; 

  • Transgender health issues; 

  • Developing and maintaining healthy relationships; 

  • LGBTQ-friendly Campus Health Services; 

  • Healthy sexuality; 

  • Stress related to homophobia/heterosexism; 

  • LGBTQ identity development and adjustment; 

  • Coming out on campus; and 

  • LGBTQ students of color: managing multiple identities

Applications Must Include All of the Following Information

  • Desired Presentation Title 

  • Type of Presentation Workshop: Sessions are 60 minutes in length. We encourage you to submit your idea for conducting a full session workshop/training in an area of your expertise. You may plan an individual presentation, or invite colleagues to join you in a panel presentation. Paper Presentation: If you prefer a shorter presentation, we will group 3—4 similar topics together for presentation in a session. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes, including time for questions. 

  • Description of the presentation/workshop: Please provide a description of your presentation of no more than 500 words that will be used to evaluate your submission. Please include objectives and goals, a statement as to the relevance of your presentation to the conference theme, and why this is important to LGBTQ health issues for colleges and universities. If you will be presenting original research, please include a brief description of the methods, results, and discussion. 

  • Abstract of Presentation: Please provide an abstract of no more than 50 words that can appear in the program. 

  • Presenter(s) Information: Please provide the name and affiliation of each presenter as well as contact information. Please identify the primary presenter. This will be the person who will receive notifications from the review committee. Please also provide a brief description of the professional education and experience of each presenter plus a statement as to the presenter’s interest and investment in LGBTQ health.

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20, 2011, midnight.
Abstracts can be submitted via email attachment
Please put LGBTQ Conference in the subject line.
Questions or concerns can also be addressed to this email address.
Queer Health on Campus: The First Midwestern Regional Conference on LGBTQ Student Health