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)
- Submissions : by 31 January 2016
- Submission opens by 7 November 2015
- Confirmation of papers accepted will be available by 1 March 2016
The Sexuality in Social Work Interest Group (International) is currently inviting proposals for papers, workshops/symposia and posters addressing topics encompassing social work and its engagement with sexualities.
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 Peter Aggleton (University of New South Wales, Australia/UCL Institute of Education UK) ; Dr. Tracey Sagar and Deb Jones (University of Swansea, UK) and Michael Häusermann (Dialogay, Geneva, Switzerland).
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.
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.
- Abstracts should not exceed 350 words.
- Registration and Submission open 7 November 2015.
- The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2016.
- Confirmation of papers accepted will be available by 1 March 2016.