Conflicted Spaces: Queer/Trans Relationships to Ideas of Safety and Space

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Paslawski / NeMLA

This panel seeks papers that discuss the historical and cultural relationships between queerness/transness and ideas of safe spaces. Focal points may include, but are not limited to, college campus, gayborhoods, and the queer/trans internet. Areas of particular interest encompass the effects of the “non-profit industrial complex” on LGBTQ understandings of their needs, intergenerational mentorship and the relationship of the “traumatized past” to the “safe future,” how race, class, and gender affect queer ideation of safeness, utopian impulses in striving for safe spaces, and the relationship of queer theory to the resurgence of identity politics.

For more information, and to submit abstracts, please see the full listing on the NeMLA site: