303 - Sexuality Studies Association (SSA)
The Sexuality Studies Association (SSA) welcomes proposals for our 11th annual meeting at York University in Toronto from May 29-31, 2023. The conference will be hosted in coordination with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and will feature a variety of programming including paper presentations, a keynote lecture by Dr. Andil Gosine, plenaries led by Dr. Gary Kinsman and others to be announced, as well as our Annual General Meeting. The official theme for Congress 2023 is “Reckonings and Re-imaginings.” While the SSA welcomes proposals geared toward any topic within the field, we encourage Sexuality Studies scholars to consider the Federation’s goal to “shift the culture of Congress, to create meaningful space for diverse viewpoints and a profound reckoning with white supremacist forms of knowledge production, while making visible decolonial, anti-racism, queer, and critical disability perspectives.” As a field of knowledge production, Sexuality Studies is no stranger to analyses of power. Thus, we invite submissions that theorize what’s needed to sustain such reckonings and the equitable re-imaginings we hope they spur, as well what’s needed to hold the institutions we depend on – as well as each other – to account, within our antiracist and decolonial commitments.