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Call for Papers: Expanding the Circle 2015 LGBTQ Summer Institute in San Francisco.

Expanding the Circle Call for Papers


The Expanding the Circle Summer Institute provides a unique opportunity for faculty, student life professionals, and administrators to come together to discuss the work that we do on behalf of LGBTQ students and studies. The institute provides a forum for sharing, extending, and celebrating our commitments to improving student experiences and campus climate both inside and outside of the classroom.

This year’s institute will take place June 10 – 13 in San Francisco and feature sessions dedicated to the presentation of 15-minute papers reflecting academic and pedagogical innovations in promoting LGBTQ Studies on our campuses. We invite proposals for papers that represent a variety of institutional realities in addressing three broad areas of interest that connect curricula, scholarly commitments to LGBTQ studies, and campus life.

LGBTQ Studies as reflected in course content, curricula, and commitments
In what ways are we incorporating LGBTQ scholarship in our courses and curricula so as to serve our students or institutional priorities? In what ways have faculty found institutional support for developing LGBTQ Studies? How do or should curricular concerns shape possibilities for LGBTQ scholarship? Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, curricular, program, and faculty development.

LGBTQ Studies and social justice
What pedagogical innovations are we adopting so as to effect praxis related to activism, intersectional identities, intergenerational dynamics, and alliance-building within communities? Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, trans* rights, LGBTQ POC, religion and spirituality.

Student engagements beyond the classroom
In what ways are we developing courses, pedagogies, and curricula that integrate co-curricular activities and community building? Areas of focus include, but are not limited to academy/community relations on/off campus, lecture series, educational outreach, internships, alumni mentorship programs.

Proposals for 15-minute presentations should include name, affiliation, e-mail address, title of the paper, an abstract not exceeding 200 words, and a 1-2 page CV. Please send materials by e-mail attachment in Word format by March 15, 2015 to Please put “Submission for ETC 2015″ in the subject line of your message.
For further information, contact Dustin Smith at Selected participants will be notified by April 15, 2015.

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