[csaa-forum] DEADLINE 22 JUNE:: Call for Papers: Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status

Baden Offord baden.offord at curtin.edu.au
Thu Jun 14 12:21:22 ACST 2018

The Ally Network, the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education and the Curtin LGBTI Research Network present the 2nd Australian Ally Network Conference that will be hosted at Curtin University in Perth on 27-28 September 2018.

Join us during the magnificent spring wildflowers season of Western Australia. This is your perfectly queer time to visit the West.

Major Conference Theme: Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status

The Honorary Michael Kirby AC CMG
Jax Jacki Brown, queer disability activist and spoken word performer from Melbourne
Braden Hill, Director of Aboriginal Education, Murdoch University
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University
Associate Professor Wendy Cumming-Potvin, Murdoch University
Ms Terri Butler MP
Morgan Carpenter, Intersex activist and PhD scholar, Sydney University
Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University
Ro Allen, Commissioner, Gender and Sexuality, Victoria
Nick Lawrence, Chair, TransFolk WA
Professor Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University
Misty Farquhar, Non-Binary activist and PhD scholar, Curtin University
Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, academic, writer and activist, Deakin University
Dr Shawna Tang, Gender and Cultural Studies, Sydney University
Associate Professor Sam Winter, Transgender health and human rights scholar, Curtin University


The 2018 Ally Conference will open up critical conversations on how to activate human rights in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics for all people well into the future, setting new pathways to policy, innovation and enduring change.

The Conference will bring together academic and professional staff, students, activists and practitioners from across Ally and LGBTIQ+ communities in the education sectors and industry and beyond, and will showcase best practice of Ally networks in diverse institutional contexts.

Call for Papers and Panels
We welcome papers/presentations from all interested persons including academics, professional staff, activists, students, industry, and others. This can include updates on projects, policies and practices; theoretical and/or applied research; creative and/or artistic explorations, creative artefacts, interactive Q&A, workshops, or short screenings with discussion that can be situated thematically within the list of suggested topics.

We invite presentations in key focus areas that might address aspects of the following:
Lived experience, education and pedagogy, workplace, theories and practices of queer solidarity and alliances, activism, queer scholarship and intersectionality.

Contributions outside these areas are also welcome.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

Alliances and Solidarities
The role of universities in relation to queer
Queer histories of alliance and solidarity
Queer spaces and conviviliality
After marriage equality...
Safe Schools and Universities
Queer pedagogy
Queer belonging
Queer(y)ing the purpose of Ally
LGBTIQ+ activism, advocacy, and education
Identifying and addressing issues facing LGBTIQ+ students and staff
Sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics and community engagement
Australian and international LGBTIQ+ / Ally theory and realistic national and international benchmarking
LGBTIQ+ Indigenous issues and lived experience
Negotiating diversity and inclusion in University spaces and ultimate workplace transition for LGBTIQ+ students
Lessons learnt from human rights and social justice in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics
Interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics
LGBTQI+ feminism and #MeToo movement
Inclusive teaching and other strategies in Higher Education
The role of student unions / guilds in supporting LGBTIQ+ students
Learning from Ally Networks in the workplace / queering the workplace
Visibility / transitioning in Higher Education
Navigating LGBTIQ+ racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, and classism
Supporting and engaging LGBTIQ+ international students
Imagining Ally Networks in the 2020s
Learning from the history of Ally Networks

Individual Papers
Individual paper presentations are 20 mins long. Please submit an abstract including Title, Name, Organisation, Email, Abstract (250 words), Bio (100 words).

Collaborative Panels
Panel proposals are also welcome. Panels need to include 3-4 papers. In addition to submitting a 250 word abstract for each presenter, please submit an abstract (100 words) and a title (15 words max.) for the panel as a whole. Please indicate lead panel contact person.

Submission must be sent via email to: AllyConference2018 at curtin.edu.au

Please include a short bio or bios (if panel) note at the end of your abstract or panel.



Professor Baden Offord, PhD
Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights
Director | Centre for Human Rights Education
Director | Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute
Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights

School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities
Curtin University
T: | +61 8 9266 7186
E: | baden.offord at curtin.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA)

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