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Proposals Due 1 October 2020 (23h59 Eastern)

QSEC warmly invites paper submissions for the 2021 CSSE Annual Meeting at the University of Alberta. Carrying forward QSEC’s 2020 theme of “Life on the Bridge,” which acknowledges how queer lives and knowledges have always been difficult to categorize according to dominant frames of being and knowing informed by colonialism and anti-Blackness, we also invite submissions in connection to the 2021 Congress theme of “Northern Relations,” particularly in relation to Northern queerness.

We welcome the decision by the 2020 Congress organizers to amend that year’s annual theme in recognition of the presence of anti-Black racism and racial profiling in Canadian academia, as evidenced in 2019 at UBC. Ongoing dialogues in 2020 around Black Lives Matter, Indigenous sovereignty and landback actions, and police violence urge a continued focus on this theme. Our 2021 QSEC theme, “Queer Relations and Relationalities,” explores how researchers and practitioners can unpack and address political, theoretical, and ideological divides. QSEC invites submissions that consider the ways in which queer and trans scholarship, artistic practice, and research creation might forge possibilities for queer/trans ways of knowing and being, and build bridges among epistemologies, pedagogies, research, communities, activisms, places, and praxes in ways that push gender and sexuality studies in education and culture forward. 

We seek proposals from a wide range of topics drawing on cross-cultural, historical, political, policy, comparative, temporal, geographical, and transdisciplinary perspectives- in both traditional and alternative formats. If you have questions about your proposal, please contact the QSEC program co-chairs Andrew Campbell (ac211@queensu.ca) and Jacob DesRochers (jacob.desrochers@queensu.ca).




As part of the annual conference of CASWE within the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), the QSEC SIG invites submissions from scholars, students, activists, educators, artists, and others who research or otherwise engage sexual and gender minority or queer issues in the study of education and culture. The SIG encourages submissions from the wide-ranging topics presently constituting queer research and practice in education and culture from cross-cultural, historical, political, policy, comparative, and other perspectives. The intention is to cover a diversity of topics, inviting stances and reflections from a variety of temporal, geographical, and interdisciplinary perspectives. QSEC also encourages a variety of types of submissions, including academic papers from across disciplines, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative formats.

Dans le cadre de la conférence annuelle de l’association canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation (ACÉFÉ) au sein de la société canadienne pour l'étude de l'éducation (SCÉÉ) L'étude de l’allosexualité dans l’éducation et culture (ÉAÉC) invite des chercheurs, des étudiants, des activistes, des éducateurs, des artistes et autres à effectuer des recherches ou à engager de quelque manière que ce soit une minorité sexuelle ou de genre, et les questions relatives à l’éducation et à la culture. ÉAÉC encourage les soumissions sur les sujets variés constituant actuellement la recherche et la pratique « queer » en éducation et en culture des points de vue multiculturel, historique, politique, comparatif et autres. L'intention est de couvrir une diversité de sujets, en invitant des positions et des réflexions à partir d'une variété de perspectives temporelles, géographiques et interdisciplinaires. ÉAÉC encourage également une variété de types de soumissions, y compris des articles académiques de toutes disciplines, des soumissions créatives, des performances, des récits, des arts visuels et d'autres formats alternatifs.



To our community,

Queer Studies in Education and Culture (QSEC) stands in solidarity with all who are mobilizing to confront anti-Black racism in Canada, the United States, and abroad.

QSEC is committed to confronting racism, colonialism, and institutional violence against Black communities, and we call for reform in our academic institutions to redress the silencing of Black and BIPOC voices that is endemic within them.

We honour the intellectual leadership of Black scholars in education, and encourage our followers to stream this recent conversation hosted by The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) and the Centre for Leadership and Diversity (CLD) on “Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Education,” with QSEC Program Chair Dr. Andrew B. Campbell, Drs. Njoki Wane, George Dei, Ann Lopez, and Lance McCready, and moderator Janelle Brady: view

Black lives matter. 


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QSEC's pro tem (temporary) executive body was replaced by a permanent executive for the next two years, paving the way for our organization to grow and expand. Consider joining QSEC as part of your CSSE membership.

Browse our constitution, or contact Past-President Pro Tem Lee Airton or Communications Director Tasha Ausman during our transition to a new Executive for Fall 2019. 


If you have questions about QSEC, wish to learn more, or would like to volunteer at our 2020 Annual Conference at Western University, please get in touch.


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