Gender, sexuality and race have become crucial social, cultural and political markers to decode our contemporary world and reevaluate past events. This seems a paradoxical situation to the extent that it positions on the front line minoritized groups who are themselves building their agency, their collective voices and their epistemological regime breaking away from dominant knowledge systems.
The 2020 IDA Conference will interrogate the gender, sexual, and racializing dynamics in the Americas within the framework of both contemporary and historical approaches. Transdisciplinary or pluridiscplinary perspectives articulating gender, sexual and racial issues are warmly encouraged, including (but not limited to) trans*, queer, feminist, postcolonial, decolonial, intersectional lenses.
The following topics are particularly of interest, though the list is not meant to be exhaustive:
Political, social and cultural representations (infrapolitics, social movements, mediatization, etc.)
Performing gender, sexual, and racial dynamics on page, stage, screen, in the street and beyond (circulations, hybridity, non-binary, fluidity)
Reproductions, appropriations, failures (pink washing, homonationalism, backlash)
Activist, historiographical, and epistemological resistance (intersectionality, disidentification, networks, etc.)
Full call for papers at: https://ameriquesgsr.hypotheses.org.
Proposals in English, French, or Spanish (title, Name, institution, 500 word abstract plus corpus/bibliographic sources, theoretical frame), 5 key words, and short biographic (150 words) note to be sent to IDAEST2020@gmail.com up to 15 June 2020, answer by the end of July 2020.
We welcome abstracts and proposals in a range of formats, including individual papers; complete three-paper sessions; roundtables; and workshops.