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
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.