Essays on Latinx/Latin American Kinship and Queer Theory for “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging,” edited collection

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Tyler Bradway
contact email: 

CFP: Essays on Latinx/Latin American Kinship and Queer Theory for “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging,” edited collection

Elizabeth Freeman, UC Davis

Tyler Bradway, SUNY Cortland 

Deadline: March 1st, 2020

We seek essays that speak to the intersections of Latinx/Latin American kinship and queer kinship theory for “Queer Kinship: Erotic Affinities and the Politics of Belonging,” a collection we are editing that is currently under contract with Duke University Press. We are especially interested in work from anthropologists and qualitative/humanistic social scientists. Essays should center kinship, broadly construed, and might consider issues such as migration, family separation, borders, diaspora, cultural practices, movements past or present, language, and other topics relevant to queer Latinx studies.

As a whole, “Queer Kinship” charts the conceptions, practices, and politics of contemporary queer kinship. It asks: What futures exist for queer kinship within and beyond the state? What new methods are needed to grasp the intersectional and material complexities of queer belonging as it moves across domains and disciplines? How do queer cultures forge kinship bonds through cultural objects, bodily performances, and circulatory practices, and what concepts are needed to theorize their modes of belonging?

In asking these questions, this volume builds on important intersections of queer theory and kinship theory, evident in work by scholars such as Judith Butler, David L. Eng, Juana María Rodríguez, Mark Rifkin, Martin F. Manalasan, Jack Halberstam, Kadji Amin, and others. Our volume extends this interdisciplinary conversation by inviting contributions from a wide range of disciplinary approaches, cultural archives, theoretical frameworks, and historical and global contexts.

Please send 250-500 word abstract, full essay of 6,000-7,000 words, CV, and contact information to Elizabeth Freeman (esfreeman@ucdavis.edu) and Tyler Bradway (tyler.bradway@gmail.com) by March 1st, 2020.