#callfor Global Queer and Trans* Studies (Journal of International and Intercultural Communication)

Date(s) - 31/08/2020
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+ info: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

In recent years there has been an increasing visibility of queer and trans* studies in International and Intercultural Communication. For example, Karma R. Chávez (2013) advocated for the field of inquiry called, Queer Intercultural Communication, to examine nuanced connections among queer and trans* identities, cultures, politics, and globalization. With scholars such as C. Riley Snorton, Megan Morrisey, Julia Johnson, and Gust A. Yep, Chávez (2013) called to push the boundaries of international and intercultural communication that maintain the logics of cisheteronormativity working with whiteness, patriarchy, ableism, and capitalism. Since then, Shinsuke Eguchi and Godfried Asante (2016) and Shinsuke Eguchi and Bernadette Marie Calafell (2020) have also expanded the circumference of Queer Intercultural Communication by emphasizing on the intersectional queer and trans* politics of belonging. However, such collection of queer intercultural scholarships yet struggles to fully locate global perspectives on queer and trans* identities, performances, and spaces.

Thus, this special issue calls to further expand the current state of Queer Intercultural Communication. Accordingly, Global Queer and Trans* Studies welcome submissions that examine, question, and/or critique the following topics including but not limited to:

  • Intersections with Asian Studies Arab/Middle-Eastern Studies, Black/African/Caribbean Studies, Latinix Studies, and Mixed Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Sexual Desire, Intimacy, and Relationality
  • Transnationalism, Migration, and Diasporas
  • Citizenships, Border Crossings, and Borderlands
  • Indigenous Genders, Sexualities, and Sexual Practices
  • Cultural Politics of Third Gender and Sex
  • Discourses around Gender Affirmation Processes
  • Religion and Sexuality
  • Futurism and Temporalities
  • Gay Modernity and Empire
  • Toxic Gay Masculinities and Cosmopolitanism
  • Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Settler Colonialism
  • Military, Occupation, and Imperialism
  • National/Global LGBT organizations and campaigns
  • Transnational/Global South Feminism
  • Cisgenderism, Ableism, and Healthism
  • Transnational Coalitional Politics and Praxis
  • Digital Media and Platforms
  • Pornography and Cultural Industry
  • Sexual Technologies
  • Theater, Film, and Performance

In order to clearly articulate the topical directions mentioned above, Global Queer and Trans* Studies seek submissions that methodologically centralize critical/cultural, interpretive, and/or performative approaches.