Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

deadline for submissions: 
January 9, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of Lincoln, UK
contact email: 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex

17-19 July 2019

University of Lincoln, UK


Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

  • Dr Daniela Crocetti, Senior Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Dr Lih-Mei Liao PhD FBPS, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, University College London Hospitals & Honorary Reader, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Holly Greenberry, Co-founder of IntersexUK, Devon, United Kingdom
  • Valentino Vecchietti, Independent academic, intersex human rights campaigner and activist, writer and public speaker, London, United Kingdom
  • Del LaGrace Volcano, ARTIST, ACTIVIST, EDUCATOR, instigator and photographer for VISIBLY INTERSEX, Sweden


Call for Papers

This 3-day international conference will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers, authors, artists and activists to raise awareness of intersex issues, and discuss the latest cutting-edge research from a broad range of specialisms. People with intersex traits have naturally occurring sex characteristics which are considered to sit outside the binary norms associated with male and female bodies. Intersex bodies are frequently labelled ‘disordered’ and are subjected to treatment to ‘correct’ aspects of the body which are not considered to fit within the notions of a ‘typical’ male or female body. This conference is motivated by a need to combine ideas and expertise to increase knowledge, visibility and acceptance of intersex. 


We welcome attendance from postgraduate students, academics, activists and advocates working in the area of intersex, interested members of the public, medical practitioners, legal specialists, authors, artists, and anyone who has an interest in intersex issues. This conference will provide a safe space for intersex and non-intersex attendees to network in order to further the development of intersex knowledge.


We invite the submission of abstracts for a 20-minute paper from individuals with an interest in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Intersex activism
  • Media, culture and intersex representations
  • Intersex terminology
  • Intersex healthcare and the patient experience
  • Legal and human rights
  • LGBTQ and intersex
  • Intersex literary narratives
  • Intersex and the creative arts
  • Linguistics
  • Intersex and popular culture
  • The history of intersex
  • Politics and policy reform
  • Intersex and education and employment
  • Intersex and the family


Abstracts should be submitted to Megan Walker via email to Wednesday 9 January 2019 and should include: 

  • Title of your paper 
  • A 200-word abstract
  • A 150-word author biography


Notification of acceptance will be given during the week commencing 11 February 2019.


Registration is now open: