CFP: Society for LGBTQ Philosophy Central Division Meeting

Submission deadline: August 25, 2018

Conference date(s):
February 20, 2019 - February 23, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Society for LGBTQ Philosophy
Denver, Colorado, United States, United States

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CFA: Society for LGBTQ Philosophy - APA Central Division Meeting

February 20, 2019 to February 23, 2019 in Denver, Colorado

Topic: LGBTQIA Social and Political Philosophy from the Personal to the Public

LGBTQIA social and political philosophy can bring distinct tools, methods, and insights from philosophy to bear on problems that affect LGBTQIA people, from theorizing personal injustices to challenging and improving institutions, laws, and policies that affect LGBTQIA lives. Philosophy can also help interrogate norms that inform longstanding and emerging forms of LGBTQIA oppression, as well as consider better futures for LGBTQIA people while centering differences in experiences, needs, and potential amelioration. This session aims to showcase a broad scope of topics and arguments to emphasize the importance of LGBTQIA social and political philosophy.

For the upcoming Central Division Meeting of the APA, the Society for LGBTQIA Philosophy welcomes submissions for panel and/or paper abstracts that discuss LGBTQIA social and political philosophy. We invite submissions from all areas of philosophy (broadly construed and inclusive of interdisciplinary approaches) that think about everyday LGBTQIA life, larger systems that impact LGBTQIA lives, and/or inevitable connections between both.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

-Everyday LGBTQIA struggles

-International LGBTQIA Social and Political Philosophy

-Geographic differences and different approaches to LGBTQIA politics

-LGBTQIA social and political differences across race, gender, class, and ability

-Different social and political understandings of LGBTQ

-Intersections between the social and the political

-Intersections between standpoint and politics

-Intersections between politics, language, and epistemology

-The personal and the political

-The public and private

-Law, institutions, policy, and justice

-LGBTQIA, colonialism, imperialism, and nationalism

-Political tensions and coalitions

Please send paper and/or panel abstracts of no more than 500 words to [email protected] by August 25th at 11:59pm PST.  Please also include names, institutional affiliations, and paper titles with all submissions. Preferences will be given to relevant and detailed panel submissions.

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