Call for papers: Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration & Exile

14-15 November 2019
The Australian National University Canberra Australia
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Professor Eithne Luibheid

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.

Proposals are invited 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 (

Deadline for proposals is 1 September 2019. 

Please send proposals – including a title, 250-word abstract, and 100 word author biography – to Renee Dixson at [email protected]

Registration for the conference will be opened at a later stage. Please check back for an update.




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