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CFP: Asexuality Studies Interest Group panels at 2018 National Women's Studies Association

CFP: Asexuality Studies Interest Group panels at 2018 National Women's Studies Association

2018 Call for Papers: Asexuality Studies Interest Group

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Just Imagine, Imagining Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, And the Radical Politics of Futurism

November 8-11, 2018, Hilton Atlanta

The NWSA Asexuality Studies Interest Group welcomes presentation proposals for the 2018 NWSA annual conference. We are interested in presentations that address a range of topics related to the study of asexuality.  Keeping in mind this year’s conference theme, “JUST IMAGINE. IMAGINING JUSTICE: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism,” we are especially interested in presentations that consider the role that asexuality can play in transforming or expanding our visions of the collective future.  Which futures does asexuality make newly imaginable?  What is the future of asexuality studies as a discipline?  How might scholarly and activist projects on asexuality collaborate with and complicate other social justice movements?       

Conference subthemes for 2018 are:

  • Afro-futurism, feminist futurists and surrealist writers and artists

  • Rethinking gender, sexuality, family, disability and the bio-politics of what is or is not human?

  • The future of the universities, schools, and knowledge production: maroon spaces, insurgent practices, and the future of disciplines and the interdisciplines?

  • Post-capitalism: imagining new economic futures

  • Revolutions and utopian projects: sustained, incomplete and derailed

  • Political, cultural and artist movements that “demand the impossible:” “abolition” and beyond

  • The earth’s future and the legacies of its past: environmental justice, climate change, indigeneity, land rights, wars and occupations.

Other potential topics for presentations might include:

  • Data collection on sexual orientation

  • Asexual inclusion

  • Asexuality inclusive sex education

  • Human rights law

  • Topics relevant for applied fields including education, health care practices, etc.

  • Asexuality and the nonhuman

  • Asexuality coalition-building for anti-racism, anti-war, LGBT, and feminist movements

  • Asexuality representations in sci-fi texts, films, and digital media

  • Violence, trauma, pain, shame

  • Queer, neurodiverse, crip justice, and asexuality

  • Reproductive justice movements

  • Medical interventions on asexuality

  • Compulsory sexuality

These asexuality-related themes are orientated towards the NWSA 2018 CFP which can be found here: http://www.nwsa.org/Files/2018/Program%20Book%20ad.pdf Visit https://www.nwsa.org/ for full CFP that is coming soon. If you are interested in being a part of the 2018 Asexuality Studies Interest Group organized panels at NWSA, please send the information by filling out this form by Feb 5, 2018: https://goo.gl/forms/7dBiaIX68vIOuXnC2

If you have any questions, please email <nwsa.asexuality@gmail.com>.

Please note: We will try to accommodate as many qualified presentations as possible, but spaces are limited to 3-4 presenters per panel. Each panel is 75 minutes long and each presentation can take 15-20 minutes depending on the number of presenters. NWSA will make the final decision about which panels are accepted. Presenters accepted into the conference program must become members of NWSA in addition to registering for the conference.

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