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Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration & Exile Conference (14-15 November 2019)

Questions of sexuality and refugee or migration status remain on the margins of queer and refugee movements, policy and support services.

The first of its kind in Australia, this conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees to discuss pertinent issues of queer forced displacement and foster dialogue between official and unofficial groups invested in research and practice for coordinated solutions and better support of affected populations. For more information, click here

Call for papers:

We invite proposals for papers and panels that will respond in diverse and interdisciplinary ways to the questions of an intersection of sexuality with a refugee status, including situations when queer people fall through the cracks of common refugee or migration pathways. Queer people with the lived experience of seeking asylum are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Proposed papers may respond to the following topics or identify other areas to address:
  • Queer forced displacement and the law;
  • Policy, advocacy and activism;
  • Health, sexuality and forced displacement;
  • Social welfare and wellbeing;
  • Identities, communities and questions of belonging;
  • Art, history and heritage;
  • Intersectionality;
  • Trauma and testimony.

For further details on each of the topic listed above, please see the conference call for papers.