Queering SWS: Seeking Radical Inclusion in a Complex World
January 25 – January 28, 2024
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
President-Elect: S.L. Crawley
Program Committee Chair: Piper Sledge
The Submission System is now closed.
Deadline to Submit was October 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm EDT
Note that you must be a Current SWS Member to submit for the 2024 Winter Meeting
Program Committee Members: Nasra Abubakar, LaToya Council, Hayden J. Fulton, Shuvechha Ghimire, Pedrom Nasiri, Carmela M. Roybal, Mangala Subramaniam, Barbara Sutton
Theme and Call for Papers:
The 2024 Winter meeting theme is: “Queering SWS: Seeking Radical Inclusion in a Complex World.”
In recent years, “queering” has come to imply a focus on gender and sexualities as topics, though queer theory offers a much broader focus on anti-essentialism and anti-normativity, including heteronormativity, cisnormativity, racialization, and imperialism/colonialisms, queer work critiques all forms of power, especially boundary-making around identity categories (i.e., Butler’s question: what is a woman?). All forms of work on feminist/antiracist/queer/transnational/indigenous topics are welcome. We understand queering as a broader path to considering radical inclusion — seeking a model that avoids centering common forms of privilege in meaning-making. Yet, lived experience often draws on categorical identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, religiosity, generation) in important ways which we must not demean. Throughout the conference, we will ask: How does categorical identity politics help us understand our lived experiences and how does it raise problematic boundaries? In this meeting, together we will be seeking—inquiring, critiquing, developing—what radical inclusion can look like.
With this call for papers, we encourage a wide variety of types of submissions for presentations or discussions that seed interactive and collaborative conversations, using a round-table format. Please submit your abstract– which may describe a traditional empirical or theoretical paper, half-baked or early-stage ideas, pedagogical concerns, activist practices/public sociology, or other academic interests you wish to discuss with others who share your topic. In short, presentations are not limited to traditional conference presentations, though those are also welcome. Abstracts will be grouped around like topics for roundtable discussion. (Limit one abstract per member, please, to facilitate meeting planning.)
Note: When you submit, please keep in mind that we will not have audiovisual support for PowerPoint capabilities and film screenings in the breakout rooms.
The 2024 Winter Meeting Program Committee is putting together panels. If you have an idea for a panel or would like to submit a fully formed panel, please contact a member of the Program Committee or Piper Sledge, the Program Committee Chair, with your idea by October 13, 2023.
2024 SWS Winter Meeting Program Committee: https://socwomen.org/2024-sws-winter-meeting-program-committee/
If you have a new book to celebrate, we would like to celebrate and highlight all books in one interactive space. Please give the details of your new book. We will work with all authors to organize the book celebration.