UCR QUEER & TRANSGENDER STUDIES IN RELIGION CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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UCR Queer & Transgender Studies in Religion Conference

Call for Proposals

UCR Conference on Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion

February 22-24, 2019

University of California, Riverside

Proposals are invited for the inaugural UCR Conference on Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion. While this new and increasingly established subfield is rooted in the field of religious studies, it is inherently transdisciplinary and proposals are welcome from scholars in all fields, regardless of rank or institutional affiliation. In addition to paper proposals for approximately 20-minute presentations, we also welcome proposals for complete panels, workshops, artistic presentations, and other creative formats.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words (plus headers and any references), along with a bio of 150 words or less, to Melissa Wilcox, melissa.wilcox@ucr.edu, by August 31, 2018. For sessions involving more than one presentation, such as a panel proposal, please send an abstract of the session plus abstracts for each presentation (each abstract should be no more than 250 words). For sessions involving more than one presenter, please send a bio of 150 words or less for each presenter.

The conference will take place on the campus of the University of California, Riverside, in beautiful Southern California, from Friday evening, February 22 through mid-day or early afternoon on Sunday, February 24. Registration will be on a sliding scale, and we anticipate having small travel grants available to help those with limited means and/or high travel costs to attend.

Published in collaboration with the conference organizers. See the UC Riverside Department of Religious Studies website for additional information.
Note to Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s readers: If you wish to join a panel on the intersections of queer themes and religion in Russia (Orthodoxy as well as other religions) at this conference, contact Alexander Kondakov at kondakov@cisr.ru before August 20. Dr. Kondakov is the author of “A Political Strategy of People who Were Deemed Contagious by the Shirtless Putin,” which we published last week.
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