Welcome to the SSA | Bienvenue a l'AÉS
The Sexuality Studies Association welcomes proposals for our annual meeting; to be held June 2-4, 2019 at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. We invite proposals for work in English or French from any disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approach. Presentations can be in a variety of formats, including papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, film and video screenings, performance art pieces, exhibits, and cultural events.
All presenters must pay 2019 membership dues to the association, as well as Congress and Conference Registration fees. To become a member of the SSA please register through our website here.
The deadline for submission is January 7, 2019.
Sexuality Studies encompasses at least the following:
*with acknowledgement to Thirza Cutland
This year, Congress has chosen the theme, Circles of Conversation, envisioning “deep, two-way relationships between the university and the communities it serves… that will showcase creative critical engagements.” The Sexuality Studies Association invites its members to think beyond this binary and imagine eccentric circles, abandoning the quest for a common centre in favour of intersections and juxtapositions across myriad arcs that invite contact without knowing fully the repercussions. We argue that eccentricity, rather than commonality, encourages impactful exchanges and disruptive conversations that lead to creative and erotic engagements with knowledge. Eccentric circles take us on paths that are pleasurable, dangerous and, ultimately, transformative. It provokes reflexive questions such as:
We encourage proposals that define and expand upon both the themes “Circles of Conversation” and “Eccentric Circles.” Submissions are welcome for individual presentations (max. 2 presenters, 20 minutes), panel sessions (max. 4 presenters, 75-90 minutes), workshops (3-5 presenters, 75-90 minutes), roundtables (3-5 presenters, 75-90 minutes), film or video screenings (either 15 minutes or 75 minutes), and artistic performances (either 15 minutes or 75 minutes).
In particular, we invite indigenous perspectives on sexuality from international contexts, so that we may create eccentric circles across global communities and histories.
The Sexuality Studies Association (SSA) is a scholarly association for scholars, artists, activists, and all community members who have an interest in the teaching and study of sex, sexuality, and gender diversity. The SSA provides opportunities to connect the broader research, artistic, and activist communities, and to mentor and support each other in our work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Program Officer, Dr. Carol Dauda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSA membership form:
PDF of CFP available here.