Queering Higher Education Panel at SRHE Conference 2014: Call for Panel Presenters

Call for Panel Presenters

Queering Higher Education Panel at SRHE Conference 2014

If your work is related to where Queer Studies meets the topic of Higher Education, academia or universities, you are cordially invited to consider participating in the panel I am convening at the SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) annual conference this year.

The conference is largely untouched by queer (and LGBT) theory or research, so this panel will aim to get these issues and modes of theorising more recognised in the field of Higher Education Studies in the UK. The panel will therefore showcase a variety of current work, and scholars from any stage of their career (including doctoral students) are invited to respond.

The panel will focus on demonstrating the relevance of queer to a variety of higher education contexts; each presentation will take a particular place or context in higher education and relate it to an aspect of queer identity and/or theory (including queer research methodologies). So far, ideas include the queering effects of international conference spaces, trans* experiences and theorisations of campus, and queer pedagogy in the higher education classroom. International perspectives are most welcome.  

To complete the panel, I am looking for up to four more presenters (for c. 20min presentations).

If you are interested, please send me your name and affiliation and a very short description of your intended presentation (approx. 100 words) by Friday 23rd May.

If selected, I will inform you over that weekend, and then you will have until Wednesday 18th June to produce the obligatory abstract and 1,000-word paper (see below).

I have provided further information about the conference in this message, below my signature.

Please check that you can manage the dates, submission requirements and costs. The conference is not cheap!

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: ehenderson01@ioe.ac.uk

I look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,


Emily F. Henderson

PhD Candidate, ESRC-funded

Institute of Education, University of London

Email: emily_frascatore@hotmail.com

Academia.edu page: ioe-ac.academia.edu/EmilyHenderson

Conference Information:

Conference dates:

10-12 December 2014

(9am on 10th Dec. to 2:30pm on 12th Dec.)

Also: 9 December 2014 (Newer Researchers’ Conference)


Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom

Conference theme:

‘Inspiring future generations: embracing plurality and difference in higher education’

Conference site: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2014/


SRHE – Society for Research into Higher Education http://www.srhe.ac.uk/


1) To me: name, affiliation, brief statement (100 words) by Friday 23rd May.

2) If chosen, 150 word abstract AND 1,000 word (plus references) paper, to me by Wednesday 18th June.

NB There will be no further requirement for paper submission.


We will be informed if the proposal has been accepted before 26th September, which is the early booking rate deadline. Please do not make any arrangements until you hear from me, as I cannot confirm in advance that the proposal will be accepted.


Attendance for the whole event is encouraged.

Early bird refers to before 26th September.

Student rates apply to full-time students.

For SRHE membership, see http://www.srhe.ac.uk/join_us/individual_membership_benefits.asp

For further residential details, see http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2014/submit-abstract-register.asp

Residential Package

SRHE Member Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 (early bird) £545

SRHE Member Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £615

Non Members Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 (early bird) £630

Non Members Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £675

Student member residential 10 – 12 December 2014 (early bird) £350

Non-member Student residential 10 – 12 December 2014 £400

Non Residential Package

This includes all of the above items except for the hotel accommodation

SRHE Member Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 (early bird) £460

SRHE Member Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £530

Non Members Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 (early bird) £540

Non Members Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £580

Student Member Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £280

Student Non-member Non-Residential: 10 – 12 December 2014 £320

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