Sexualities and Migrations in the Context of Global Justice
New Orleans, LA
Co-Presidents-Elect, Melanie Heath and Mary Osirim
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Pictured below, Melanie Heath (left) and Mary Osirim (right)
We have secured a rate of $179 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes).
Deadline for Hotel Reservations Extended to December 21, 2022 – Book Today!
If you do not stay in the SWS Room Block at the Sheraton New Orleans, you are not eligible for the cost share.
Program Committee Members: Ophra Leyser-Whalen (Chair,) Pallavi Banerjee, Paulina García-Del Moral, Alexis Grant-Panting, Fumilayo Showers, Amy Stone
Local Arrangements Committee Members: Lisa Wade (Chair), Andrea S. (Drea) Boyles, D’Lane Compton, Annie McGlynn-Wright, Mimi Schippers
Theme and Call for Papers: The 2023 Winter Meeting will spotlight the theme of sexualities and migrations governed by global injustices. It will consider how movements between the Global South and North shape sexual identities in ways that do not necessarily depend on Western conceptions of the self but instead create a multiplicity of subjectivities. The intersections of migration, sexuality, and social justice in the context of globalizing processes necessitates challenging forms of knowledge and practices based on hierarchies of power that facilitate dominant Western discourses and neo-liberalism to assume universality. Likewise, nationality intersects with sexuality to create national norms that empower some political actors to marginalize migrant, racial, and sexual others. As SWS’s Call to Action articulates, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the federal right to abortion also highlights the importance of bringing a reproductive justice framework to consider the collective dimension of reproductive matters. We must attend to forms of gender-based violence; sexual, racial, and ethnic hierarchies; immigration status; economic precarities; and religious norms in the criminalizing of abortion. Our theme pays particular attention to women and gender minorities of color from the Global South and the Global North.
Important questions to be addressed include: To what extent is sexual identity a push factor leading to migration from one’s home nation? How might sexual practices vary with migration? How has migration shaped sexualities and gender identities? How can we understand the stigmas about sexual behavior for those coming to North America from nations with high rates of HIV/AIDS, such as Southern Africa and Haiti? How do we understand the development of the global sex industry and those engaged as voluntary sex workers as well as those who are trafficked? What do recent wars reveal about sexual assault and displacement of individuals? What are the issues of global reproductive justice that we are currently facing? To begin to answer these questions, a focus on intersectional identities is crucial. Those who experience minoritized statuses based on their race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, gender identity, social class, disability, and religion, as well as other identities, will experience migration differently than those from the mainstream/majority populations.
We are accepting proposals based on the theme of Sexualities and Migrations in the Context of Global Injustice and also welcome other proposals:
- Individual Papers for Panel Consideration
- Book Salons (preference of books published in 2021 and 2022)
- Poster Sessions
- Open format:
- Photo essays
- Poetry, theatre, scripts
- Media and Literary Criticisms
- We welcome expressions of interest to serve as a Moderator as well.
The 2023 Winter Meeting Registration System will open later this month in November 2022.
Cost for Registration
- $200,000+, $425
- $175,000-$199,999, $390
- $150,000-$174,999, $355
- $125,000-$149,999, $320
- $100,000-$124,999, $290
- $85,000-$99,999, $260
- $70,000-$84,999, $235
- $55,000-$69,999, $210
- $40,000-$54,999, $190
- less than $39,999, $170
- Retired, $130
- Student, $130
A note on Registration Costs:
Please keep in mind that SWS Meeting registration includes many networking opportunities that occur during mealtimes. We provide hearty hors d’oeuvres during the Thursday evening Welcome Reception, breakfasts on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Saturday, and a light breakfast before your departure on Sunday. We will have a place on our registration form where you will be able to indicate any dietary needs and we will work with the catering staff at the hotel to ensure that we can meet your needs.
We recognize that meeting costs add up and SWS will subsidize the cost of 2023 Meeting Registration by 30%, 20% or 10% by those who request funds. If you can pay more than what we are asking, we will have the opportunity for members to add 30%, 20% or 10% to their registration fees if they can pay more.