[UPDATE]: Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (3/9/13; abstracts due 12/07/12)

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Morgan State U - Womens' and Gender Studies and B'More Proud

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B'More Proud and the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, invites scholars to participate in a one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This symposium seekds to explore the complex intersections of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes. Each year's themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.

Keynote Speakers:

Keith Boykin, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Leading TV Commentator on Politics, Race, and Sexual Orientation. His latest book is For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.

Kelly Ann Douglas, Professor of Religion, Goucher College, and author of several books including Sexuality and the Black Church, A Womanist Perspective.

We invite submissions in the following subject areas:

• Human rights
• Religion
• Marriage
• Redefining Families
• Transgender Issues
• Health and Reproductive Rights
• Film and Literature
• Popular Culture
• Government and Law
• Global Contexts
• Science and Medicine
• Mental Health

Submission Deadline: December 7, 2012 (Notification of Acceptance by January 28, 2013)

Submission Guidelines:
We invite one-page abstracts for individual papers and panels. We encourage proposals in creative formats, including artwork. Students are also invited to submit abstracts for consideration.
Abstracts and proposals should be submitted via email to
intersectionssymposium@gmail.com and should be in either Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Rich Text format, and should include the following:

A cover page that contains the following information for abstracts and panels:
i. Author's name
ii. Title of Submission
iii. Institutional affiliation
iv. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
v. The area of the submission (e.g. economics, English, philosophy, etc.)