Call for Papers

Gender, Sexuality, and the Body

Interdisciplinary Conference

18-19 October 2013


Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program invite submissions for its 2nd interdisciplinary conference for untenured faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates of all disciplines. This year we seek work that deepens understandings of the relationships among gender, sexuality and the body.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Natalie Boero the author of the recently acclaimed book, Killer Fat. Dr. Boero will discuss her research on weight loss surgeries. She will focus on how gender and sexuality are central to people’s decisions to have surgery as well as to their experience of their post-surgery bodies.

Specific topics/themes may include the following:


Conference format includes roundtable, poster, and regular sessions.


Submit title, abstract of no more than 250 words, and requested session format (roundtable, poster or regular session) to by April 1, 2013. If appropriate to your discipline, please include 2-3 learning objectives.