Mind the Gap: Building Bridges between LGBTQIA+ Research and Realities (30 and 31 July 2022)

deadline for submissions: 
May 22, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Mind the Gap Conference 2022

Mind the Gap 2022: An Interdisciplinary PG-focused Virtual Conference on LGBTQIA+ Research and Community is a free two-day postgraduate conference hosted online by a group of PG students at King’s College London to take place on the 30th and 31st of July 2022. Our aim is to address and explore ways to access the gaps between academic research and everyday LGBTQIA+ realities. With this interdisciplinary conference we want to provide a space to enable the building of bridges between what is written in theory and what is experienced in practice. To facilitate this endeavour, we will invite LGBTQIA+ speakers, community experts, creatives, and activists to complement the PG talks. We will explore a number of questions relevant to LGBTQIA+ lives. How can scholarly research help the public? How can academic work be transformed into action? How do we make a case for academic endeavours in a post-truth world?

We welcome abstracts for 15-minute presentations from PG students (Master’s and PGR) based at institutions anywhere around the world, at any stage of their research, in any discipline. Examples of topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Queer theory in action
-Queer politics and the politics of queerness
-Pink and Queer Washing in Global Politics
-LGBTQIA+ bodies and body image
-Past, present and future representations of LGBTQIA+ communities
-LGBTQIA+ mental health
-Alternative kinship structures
-Media depictions of LGBTQIA+ issues, such as drag and its recent televised popularity
-Queer art, literature, and beyond
-Global perspectives on gender and sexuality

Don’t worry if your research doesn’t fall into any of these categories. This conference intends to showcase a wide range of issues and establish many diverse, constructive, and interdisciplinary conversations. If you have any doubts, questions, or concerns about your work with regards to the conference, please contact mindtheconference@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract (c.150-300 words) and a two-sentence biography to the email address above by the extended deadline of May 22nd 2022. All submissions will be carefully considered by the PG student organising team. This is a postgraduate student conference, but we welcome and encourage everyone to attend.

Website: https://mtgconference.wordpress.com/