"Queerness and the body: the effects of Pandemic"

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
American Academy of Religion Western Region
contact email: 

The 2022 Call for the Queer Caucus is centering on topics surrounding queerness and the body: the effects of the Pandemic. The call wants to ask questions like "How has the queer community experience the devastating and last effects that have arisen out of pandemics?" "What happens with the lost of queer geography?" This call also seeks papers that explore how the queer community has continued to find creative ways to maintain communities, connections, and support when their physical spaces, their livelihoods, and their health have been threathened. How do you find community, other queer bodies? The recent closure of gay bars has also taken a toll and what does this mean for the future? This call is open to papers that engage with the current COVID19 Pandemic as well as other pandemic throughout the course of history including the AIDS crisis.
Please send a 250-word abstract alongside the Program Participant Form by October 15, 2021 to Queer Studies in Religion Co-Chairs Dr. John Erickson (jerickson85@gmail.com) and Dr. Marie Cartier (ezmerelda@earthlink.net). See the link at the top of this page in pink bold to download the Program Participant Form.