Call for Proposals and Presentations

Deadline Has Passed - Please revisit us soon for Spring 2021 CFP.

Call for Proposals and Presentations:

Come join a vibrant community of transdisciplinary students, scholars, artists, and activists working to make queer lives not only more livable, but bright and vibrant. At Kansas State University, we have students, faculty and staff that are national leaders in queer, transnational identity, women of color feminisms, and antiracist education and scholarship to contribute to a world that is more just.

We cherish the opportunity to welcome a wider part of the Kansas queer community to our campus. Together, we can make change! In pursuit of this liberatory vision, we seek proposals that center queer voices and promote IDEAL - inclusion, diversity, empowerment, authenticity, and leadership. We invite:

  • Individual scholarly/academic presentations or papers
  • Organized panels comprised of 3-5 presenters to address different facets of a shared topic
  • Roundtables
  • Workshops or How-tos
  • Issue-driven community conversations aimed at fostering dialogue among the community in attendance

The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 pm, Monday, September 20th, 2021, Central Time. If you have any questions, please email lgbt@ksu.edu. 

Possible topics include: 

  • Forms of queer leadership 
  • How COVID-19 has impacted queer youth and queer organizing
  • When and how to file a Title IX complaint for K-12 LGBTQ+ students
  • Queering racial justice
  • Anti-trans legislation (such as SB 55, SB 214, & HB 2210)
  • Access to trans affirming healthcare 
  • Reinvigorating queer histories
  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ leaders
  • Hate crimes
  • Undocu-Queer organizing
  • Black Trans Lives Matter
  • Moving beyond “inclusion” and toward “liberation” 
  • Queer healthcare and treatment disparities
  • Intersex justice organizing
  • Queer art, literature & media and imagining queer futures
  • Queer intimacies
  • Queering biology
  • LGBTQ+ sex education
  • Two-Spirit histories and critiques
  • The difference between being queer affirming and specializing in queer care
  • Queer coalitions
  • Movement building
  • Combating bisexual erasure
  • Asexual affirming education
  • Kansas’s queer history
  • Finding and building LGBTQ+ community as radical global organizing
  • LGBTQ+ recruitment and retention
  • Queer oral histories
  • Murals and pride parades as queer place making
  • Chick-fil-A and other boycotts
  • Social media algorithm’s racial bias against QTPOC creators
  • Identity privilege
  • Recognizing our possibility models
  • The LGBT school-to-prison pipeline
  • The impact of a state ban on abortion for trans men
  • Organizing around Critical Race Theory and diversity training 
  • Queer euphoria
  • Queer Indigenous boarding school healing project
  • Decolonial drag
  • The history of Kansas eugenics
  • Data sovereignty
  • Freedom dreaming (Tourmaline)
  • Five years after the Pulse Nightclub shooting, what have we learned? 

 

  • And any other relevant topic to further our community education and discussion...