Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forward
A BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event
30 June 2017
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Contemporary queer studies increasingly focus on broad areas of sociological concern. It is therefore common to find early career researchers working on issues relating to sexuality across the humanities and social sciences. This interdisciplinarity leads to exciting new areas of research. However, early career researchers can often find it difficult to connect with other researchers.
This one-day workshop event will provide a forum for discussing the past, present and future of queer research, with an emphasis on the challenges and opportunities faced by early career researchers. This broad theme will allow for discussions to take in theoretical issues, methodological problems and structural challenges that face the early career researcher working in areas of queer and sexuality studies.
We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:
- Dr Zowie Davy, De Montfort University
- Dr Yiu-Tung Suen, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Call for papers
The event is limited to 20-30 people, and is structured as a participatory workshop with sessions designed to foster discussion and networking.
Attendees at the event will have the opportunity to present research in a “lightning” session of a limited number of short, 5 minute presentations. This will allow you to briefly present your research with the emphasis on meeting and networking with other researchers. We also invite applications for poster presentations at the event.
We want to focus on your research and interests. We therefore welcome the participation of all our fellow early career researchers in queer and sexualities research to this exciting event. We hope to bring together a wide range of perspectives in order to create a community of innovative research.
We invite early-career and postgraduate researchers who would like to present at the event to submit titles and abstracts of 100-150 words, to the organisers by 28 April 2017. Please specify talk and/or poster in your email application.
There will be a limited number of free spaces for unwaged or unaffiliated individuals. Please contact the organisers for more details.
- Kirsty Lohman
- Katherine Hubbard
- Andrew King