Please distribute: Extended application time until 5 March 2019: Queering Paradigms @CIRQUE Pisa 28-30 June 2019 Call for Papers

Invitation by The INCISE QP@CIRQUE team

Prof. Bee Scherer, PhD (Director, Intersectional Center for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE)
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga (INCISE Visiting Professor & President, International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG)
Patrick de Vries, PhD MSc (INCISE)
Dan Thorpe, MA PGCE BA(hons) (INCISE)

Dear QP friends,
We hope you are all well!

This year, our scholarly network celebrated the ninth edition of the QP conference this year in Sydney and our book series with our dedicated publisher Peter Lang, Oxford is celebrating the imminent publication of Queering Paradigms VII: Contested Bodies and Spaces  (isbn 978-1-78874-529-1).

For next year, our grassroot teams in Africa and Asia are not yet ready to organise QP10. We have therefore decided to team up with friends from Pisa, Italy from Queer Studies Centre CIRQUE (Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca Queer).

CIRQUE is organising its second conference on Performativity:  Pasts, Presents, and Futures in Pisa 28-30 June 2019

QP@CIRQUE will host a full parallel stream under its established broad Applied Queer Studies focus and look forward to bringing our QP-signature ethos of providing a genial and supportive space to researchers in all stages of their career.
We welcome paper proposals (20mind+10mins discussion) and panel proposal (4papers).
It would be great if submissions could the broad umbrella of Queering: Within and Beyond LGBTI performativity.

Possible sessions could (but do not need to) address

Intersectional Performativity & Performance
Queering Religion and Spirituality
Queering Race and Ethnicity
Queering (Late-, Neo-, Post) Marxism
Queering Socio-Economic Status
Trans-Queer Feminism
Queering Citizenship
Queering Biology
Queering Psychology
Queering Social Work
Queer (A)Historicism
Queering Visual Culture(s)
Academic Queers and Queering Academia
Queer Utopias and Futures
Queer/ing Realities in the Global South

Please send your 200-300 word abstract (Papers) or 1200-1500 word panel description to until 5 March 2019.

There are several publication options and possibilities for papers after the conference, including an edited QP volume (Oxford: Peter Lang) and  CIRQUE’s new journal Whatever.

CIRQUE will ask for registration fee of Euro 150 for tenured faculty, Euro 75 for everyone else. All meals will be vegan.

For travel and registration information please refer to and contact for for any queries on the practicalities.

Spread the word! We are looking forward to seeing you in Pisa.


Prof. Bee Scherer, PhD (Director, INCISE)
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga (INCISE Visiting Professor & President, IARG)
Patrick de Vries, PhD MSc (INCISE)
Dan Thorpe, MA PGCE BA(hons) (INCISE)
Professor Bee Scherer, PhD
Director, INCISE research centre,
Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K.

AHRC peer review college
Series Editor „Queering Paradigms“,