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CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Caucus

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Caucus

Submission DEADLINE:  October 11, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention at Chicago O'Hare, Loews Hotel (Rosemont, IL)
April 14-19, 2020

Borders & Breakthroughs

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus (SOGI) invites submissions of competitive papers and panel proposals for the 2020 CSCA convention in Chicago O’Hare, Illinois. The purpose of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus is to promote dialogue and scholarship on engaging issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the communication discipline. The Caucus is interdisciplinary in nature, and a range of topics encompassing rhetorical, interpersonal, organizational, inter/cultural, performance, auto/ethnographic, media, and/or critical scholarship is welcome. We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Borders & Breakthroughs. Please consider joining our SOGI Caucus Facebook page ( to connect with scholars and begin asking for help, resources, or to start conversations. As a caucus we especially encourage graduate and undergraduate students to submit their papers and panel ideas so we can work together to create an outstanding program. Below are details specific to submitting your work to the Caucus.

Guideline for Submissions: 

Papers:  Only completed papers will be accepted.  Papers must include a title and a brief abstract. Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.  If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right- hand corner of the title page.  To be considered a graduate student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission.   

Panels: Panel submissions should include a panel rationale (maximum 500 words) and a brief abstract for the conference program (maximum 75 words), and should identify a Chair, Respondent, and panelists, along with institutional affiliations. Strong preference will be given to submissions with panelists from multiple institutions. 

Awards: The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus issues a variety of awards, including Outstanding Scholarship awards and the Jimmie Manning Top Paper Award. The Top Paper award is chosen from the submitted papers; calls for additional award nominations will come later.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 11, 2019 – 11:59 p.m. CST.

Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

If you have questions please contact interest group program planner, Justin J. Rudnick, Ph.D.

Chair, SOGI Caucus
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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