Beyond Homophobia: Navigating the State
January 25-26, 2019
- How have LGBTQ people—activists and non-activists alike—navigated their relationship to Caribbean states, in the past and in the present?
- What tools/methods have been used in locating LGBTQ people/communities vis-à-vis Caribbean states and their legal regimes?
- How do LGBTQ people understand themselves as members of states that reject them as full citizens?
- How have Caribbean states responded to the presence of LGBTQ people/communities?
- How and/or why have Caribbean states’ responses changed over time?
- Which organs of the state have LGBTQ people/communities had the most and the least success engaging?
- What is the relevance of the Belize and Trinidad & Tobago decisions to the wider Caribbean community?
- What is the role of international organisations (if any) in negotiations with the state?
- Do pronouncements by political actors (like the Jamaican and British Prime Ministers’) affect the lived experiences and/or strategizing of LGBTQ people/communities?
- How have LGBTQ persons navigated spaces such as correctional facilities, educational institutions, health facilities, etc.?
- What is the future of LGBTQ people’s/communities’ relationship with the state?
- Other questions related to the theme
Roundtables or panels should include 3-4 papers. An abstract of no more than 100 words for the roundtable/panel should be provided, along with a title and a list of presenters. In addition, abstracts of no more than 250 words for each presentation, with title, presenter name, organisational affiliation (if any), email address and a maximum of 5 keywords, should be provided.
Proposals for workshops should be no more than 250 words and should include the title, list of participants, their organisational affiliation (if any), email addresses and a maximum of 5 keywords.
Proposals for artistic presentations should be no more than 250 words, include a title, presenter name, organisational affiliation (if any), email address, a maximum of 5 keywords, and state clearly the requirements for staging the work.
Abstracts and proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2018.