Call for Papers
Submissions: by 31 January 2016
Topic: Transgressing Boundaries and the Intersection of Sexualities in Social Work
Date: 18-19 August 2016
Venue: Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Olten, Switzerland)
We invite papers on the theme of transgressing boundaries and sexualities in social work, and the following sub-themes:
• Migration and asylum
• Trans* issues
• Sex work
• Religion and sexuality
• Specific client/service user groups
• Education, pedagogy and research
• Polyamorous relationships
• LGBT inequalities
This two-day conference will feature keynote presentations from:
Dr. Nick Mulé (York University, Canada);
Prof. Petter Aggleton (University of New South Wales/University of Sussex);
Dr. Tracey Sagar and Deb Jones (University of Swansea).
The theme over the two days will explore the intersectionalities of sexuality with the complexities of contemporary society, specifically in relation to social work research, education and practice. The aim of this conference is to explore the boundaries of these complexities by linking the intersectionalities of sexuality with social work practice, research and education. It seeks to explore those issues and topics within sexualities that are of interest to social work academics, students, practitioners and service users.
This Conference takes place on 18 & 19 August 2016 at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, in Olten, Switzerland. To view the latest programme and to book your place at the conference, visit our website.
We especially welcome proposals that utilise practitioner or service user perspectives, those that are empirically based and those that involve new and emerging topics. We are keen to facilitate the exchange of ideas between practitioners, service users, students and researchers/academics.
Paper proposals are for presentations that will focus on an individual research topic, or report on the development of a new intervention or policy. Papers will be presented for 20 minutes, with time for questions in a themed session of related papers.
Workshops/symposia are for a group of related papers or a workshop on a topic for either 45 or 90 minutes (approximately).
Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during the conference. Accepted posters will be displayed on large boards (approximately 1x1.2m).
NB: please note the category for each submission.
Submissions of abstracts of 350 words should be submitted by registering on the website - http://www.sexualityandsocialworkconferences.org
Registration and Submission opens 1 November 2015.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2016.
Confirmation of papers accepted will be available by 1 March 2016.
For further information about the call for papers, visit our website - http://www.sexualityandsocialworkconferences.org
Depending on space, those making more than one submission, if accepted should consider making one paper into a poster.
Sexualities in Social Work Conference Organising Committee:
Jason Schaub, Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Daniel Gredig - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Switzerland
Trish Hafford-Letchfield – University of Middlesex, UK
Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan - Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Martyn Higgins – London South Bank University, UK
Paul Willis – Swansea University, UK
Helen Crohn - Fordham University, USA
Title: Transgressing Boundaries and the Intersection of Sexualities in Social Work
please see the conference website: http://www.sexualityandsocialworkconferences.org