Call for Papers (Closed)

Submissions for the fifth annual South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Gender, Sex, and Sexualities conference are now CLOSED. Thank you to all applicants for your submissions and interest!

Space and Place will be held in Adelaide, South Australia on September 19-20 2018, in Napier 102 lecture theatre at the University of AdelaideNorth Terrace Campus. It will feature exciting key note speakers and presenters, who will be introduced closer to the date.

The aim of this conference is to bring together postgraduate students and early career researchers from across South Australia to share their work and research with their peers and to continue building a collegial and collaborative environment for South Australian and Australian students. This year’s theme aims to explore the concepts of space and place and their intersections with gender, sex, and sexuality in relation to the structural, personal, institutional, cultural, symbolic, epistemic, and discursive. This theme is purposefully broad and can be applied to any number of issues, theoretical and practical, that affect the wider community.

This is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together a network of postgraduate students and early career researchers from across South Australia whose research explores gender and/or sexuality. Previous conferences have featured papers from students of Sociology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, Politics, Anthropology, History, Visual Art, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Health Science, Law, Philosophy, Linguistics and more. We are excited to bring together a multitude of exciting thinkers across disciplines!

Possibilities for exploring this year’s theme, Space and Place: Conceptions of movement, belonging, and boundaries include –

  •  Queer spaces
  •  ‘Taking up space’
  •  Sense of place (belonging)
  •  Safe or unsafe spaces/places
  •  Displacement
  •  Cyber space(s)
  •  Physical/Metaphorical spaces
  •  Neurodiversity and perceptions of space
  •  ‘Knowing our place’
  •  Anthropocene

We invite three different types of presentation:

  •  Standard presentation (20 minutes)
  •  Short ‘snapshot’ paper (Strictly 5 minutes)
  •  Poster presentation
  •  Visual art (see call for visual art)

Our guest speakers will talk also about their exciting research as it relates to the conference theme and offer helpful guidance to postgraduate and early career researcher attendees.

The deadline for submission has been extended to 24 June, 2018. 

Download the CFP (extended) here.

Submit your abstract using the relevant proforma (CFP – extended) and email to

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