Sex Salon Lecture Series (Deadline: Aug 15, 2017)

Sex Salon

Call For Papers for the 2017-2018 Sex Salon Lecture Series


The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Invites You to Participate in the Sex Salon! The Sex Salon, a monthly speakers series at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, is looking for speakers for the 2017/18 academic year. The Salon provides a forum for faculty, graduate students, fellows, activist, artists, community members, and friends of the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies to exchange ideas and share research pertaining to intersectional queer, LGBTQ, and critical sexuality studies. We are prioritizing scholarship that focuses on indigeneity, race, disability, trans politics, and transnational identities.


Submissions are encouraged to address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Decolonization/decolonizing sex/queer

Indigenous sexualities

Disability & sexuality

Queer crip culture

Critical race theory and queer theory

Homonationalisms and queer exceptionalism

Sexual citizenship

Transnational trans and transnational sexualities

Race and the queer archive

LGBTQ and ageing

Pornography, feminist pornography, visual representations of sex

Sex work

Sexual perversion, deviation, and BDSM

Globalization, diaspora, migration

Religion, identity, and sexuality

Globalizations, diaspora, and migration

Trauma and mourning

Queer futurity and temporality

Queer aesthetics

Trans politics

Redefining LGBTQ community, art, and activisms

Materiality, bodies, and corporeality

Affect and labour

The format is open, but in general we anticipate 15-20 minutes per paper/presentation, followed by a discussion. Alternative formats are welcome, such as screenings, artist talks, performances, themed discussions, or you might workshop new projects and works-in-progress.

Please send a short abstract (200 words or less) and bio (100 words) to by AUGUST 15, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at next yearʼs Sex Salon series!