Sexuality Studies Association – Association d'études de la sexualité

Welcome to the SSA | Bienvenue a l'AÉS

2022 Annual Conference | CFP Deadline Extended!


The Sexuality Studies Association welcomes proposals for our 10th annual meeting to be held virtually May 20-22, 2022. The conference will be hosted independently and will feature a blend of synchronous and asynchronous programming that includes paper presentations, a keynote lecture by Dr. Ann Cvetkovich, a plenary led by Dr. Ricky Varghese, and an Annual General Meeting.

We invite proposals for presentations in English or French from any disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approach. Presentations will be in individual paper formats. Paper proposals in the form of 300-350 word abstracts can be submitted through our online conference site in either English or French. The extended deadline for submission is January 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the end of February, 2022. Accepted papers can be uploaded in the form of an extended abstract (1200 words, including bibliography) or a pre-recorded talk/video (7 mins) and will be due May 15, 2022.

Applicants are not required to be members of the association at time of submission. If selected for presentation as part of the conference, 2022 membership dues must be paid. To become a member of the SSA you can register through our website here.

Unlike previous years, in 2022 we are going without a conference theme, dedicating this year’s meeting to reflecting on and celebrating ten years of our association. The Programming Committee encourages submissions from across disciplines and subject areas. Our goal is to create a program that shares cutting edge sexuality studies research, demonstrating the diversity of our interdisciplinary field as it has grown over the last decade. This year’s conference, despite being virtual once again, is a milestone and celebration for the association!

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 encourages us to listen deeply, mentor, and support each other in our work.

At this time, the SSA is also inviting nominations for our two annual awards. To be considered for the SSA’s Emerging Scholar Award please review the eligibility guidelines available on our website. Applicants will need to indicate their interest on the submission form and must provide a full-length conference paper to the Awards Committee by April 30, 2022. To nominate someone for SSA’s Academic Leadership in Sexuality Studies Award, please review the eligibility guidelines available on our website and send your submissions to the Awards Committee ( by March 31, 2022.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Programming Committee, please contact our Program Coordinator, Dr. Cait McKinney at

A bilingual English/French PDF of this CFP is available here.


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