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All submissions are due February 15, 2012. 5pm EST

Dissertation Master Classes: Dissertation proposals should not exceed 20 pages, double-spaced (not including bibliography and endnotes). The proposal should include a clear abstract of the dissertation project, as well as details of the research design, proposed methods, hypotheses/research questions, and relevance to the field of sociology. Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2012 whether their submission has been selected. NOTE: Individuals submitting dissertation proposals may not submit to the works-in-progress panels.

Works-in-progress: Submissions should not exceed 20 pages double-spaced (not including bibliographic citations and endnotes). These submissions can be a detailed outline of a book chapter or journal article in progress, or an excerpt. Selected panelists must be prepared to submit a complete draft of no more than 30 pages double-spaced, by June 1, 2012. Individuals may submit only one individual or multi-authored work-in-progress. Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2012 whether their panel or submission has been selected. NOTE: Individuals submitting to the works-in-progress panel may not submit to the dissertation workshops.

“Critical Issues” Workshops: Participants will submit either a) 1-page abstract for their “position paper,” or b) a thematic panel proposal made up of 3-4 panelists and their 1-page abstracts. For example, a participant might submit a thought piece on transnational sexualities, or submit an entire panel on this topic. Selected individual submissions will be sorted into thematic panels by the conference organizers. Interested participants should submit a 1 page abstract (500 words maximum) detailing the proposed topic of their “position paper” or panel, its relevance to the sociology of sexualities, and a brief explanation of why they believe the topic will elicit strong opinions or “positions” from participants. For panel submissions, 3-4 confirmed panelists must be listed with their contact information.

The panels are designed to foster common investigation of theoretical and methodological approaches across specific research topics. These papers will focus on subsidiary questions and extensions of major themes in sexualities. Position papers may make reference to ongoing research, but they are not meant to be summaries of completed research. Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2012 whether or not their submission has been selected. If selected, a completed position paper (10 pages double-spaced maximum) will be due by June 1, 2012.  NOTE: Individuals who submit a paper or panel may also submit dissertation or work-in-progress proposals.