CFP: Disability at the Intersection of History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Health

Calls for Submissions

Conference organizers are calling for papers for “Disability at the Intersection of History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Health” to be held March 3-4 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference aims to encourage open discussion and better understanding as well as to break down stigma associated with disabilities. To accomplish that, the conference aims to generate inclusive dialogues and interdisciplinary interactions between academia, community organizers, social and legal activists, health care service/providers, and religious leaders. The conference will serve as a platform to foster collaboration between various groups engaged in understanding and improving disability conditions.

Papers are invited that offer critical analysis of how disabilities have been viewed in historical terms as medical conditions, social/cultural constructs, and as the norms that produce and reproduce perceptions of normalcy or normative bodies. Papers are particularly welcomed that deal with normalcy narratives, discourse, and issues of stigmas evolving around disabilities in marginalized communities with an emphasis on the intersection of disability (as an identity and minority) with gender, culture, and religion.

Individual papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, and thematic conversation proposals are invited. Graduate student submissions are encouraged. Panels will be composed of 3-4 presenters (time must be divided equally among panel presenters allowing 10-15 minutes for questions). Roundtable and thematic conversation may consist of more than three participants. The time for all panel types is one hour.

Abstracts up to 300 words in Word format must be submitted through the electronic system by October 31, 2021. For more information about the conference and instructions on abstract submission, visit Disability at the Intersection of History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Health

We sometimes make mistakes, and we are happy to correct any errors that you may come across on our site. If you find an error, please let us know using the “submit a correction” link.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Share your news

Have some important news to share? We can help you get it out there! Fill out the submission form and send it our way.