CTDC is delighted to publish the call for papers for its second annual conference, under the title of ‘Politicised Sexualities, Marginalised Histories: A Conference on Sexuality in Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA)’. This conference is being collaboratively organised by the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration- CTDC and the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS University of London. The conference will take place on March 25th, 2017 at Khalili Lecture Theatre at SOAS.
The conference will aim to address problems and challenges in relation to sexual rights in the SWANA region in particular, and the Global South in general, through scrutinising sexual identity politics and the historical development of sexual rights discourses. This one-day conference hopes to re-centre histories and presents in relation to sexuality and gender, exploring the transnational and trans-historical politics of sexual identity in the SWANA region, in an attempt to subvert the omnipresent narratives about LGBTQI people and marginalised groups from the SWANA seeking ‘safe havens’ in the Global North. Click here for the full call for papers.
CTDC welcomes submissions by activists, academics and practitioners in the field, individuals belonging to marginalised groups are especially encouraged to submit abstracts. We invite contributors to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words by January 29th 2017. Please send your abstract and your short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the conference we hope to publish a selection of conference papers in an edited volume.
This conference is being collaboratively organised by the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration- CTDC and the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS.