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SOGI/CSCA Reminder to Submit

SOGI Interest Group members!

A reminder to consider submitting papers and panels of all your exciting gender identity and sexual orientation research for the CSCA 2022 Annual Convention in Madison, Wisconsin (March 30-April 3). Please see the official call for submissions below. Click here for the online submission link: 

Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to review papers and panels, respond to papers, and chair panels. Please click on the link and fill out the Google form:

We really appreciate your help making our interest group a success! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SOGI planner William Sipe at


Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
2022 Annual Convention – Madison, Wisconsin
March 30-April 3, 2022

The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Caucus invites submissions of competitive papers and panel proposals for the 2022 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention in Madison, Wisconsin.

The purpose of the SOGI 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 are welcome, including rhetorical, interpersonal, organization, inter/cultural, performance, auto/ethnographic, media, and/or critical scholarship. We encourage, but do not require, members to address issues related to the convention theme, Re-Connect.

Please consider following the SOGI Caucus Facebook page to connect with other scholars and ask for help, share resources, or start conversations. We especially encourage graduate and undergraduate students to submit their papers and panel ideas so we can work together to create an outstanding program. Please see the details below for submitting your work to the SOGI Caucus.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief abstract. Graduate students should type “STUDENT” in the upper right corner of the title page. If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” in the upper right 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 whether author(s) are CSCA members. Authors’ 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 & Gender Identity Caucus issues several awards, including Outstanding Scholarship awards and the Jimmie Manning Top Paper Award. The Top Paper Award is selected from the submitted papers. Calls for additional award nominations will be announced at a later date.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission. Submissions must be received by October 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm CDT. Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.

Please direct any questions to the program planner by emailing William Sipe (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) at

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