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Global Queer/Trans* Studies - Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Due 09/01/2020)

Posted By Shinsuke Eguchi, Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Special Issue: A Call for Paper Submissions  

Global Queer and Trans* Studies

A Special Issue Editor, Shinsuke Eguchi 

Journal of International and Intercultural Communication  



Call for Submissions: 


In recent years there has been an increasing visibility of queer and trans* studies in International and Intercultural Communication. For example, Karma R. Chávez (2013) advocated for the field of inquiry called, Queer Intercultural Communication, to examine nuanced connections among queer and trans* identities, cultures, politics, and globalization. With scholars such as C. Riley Snorton, Megan Morrisey, Julia Johnson, and Gust A. Yep, Chávez (2013) called to push the boundaries of international and intercultural communication that maintain the logics of cisheteronormativity working with whiteness, patriarchy, ableism, and capitalism. Since then, Shinsuke Eguchi and Godfried Asante (2016) and Shinsuke Eguchi and Bernadette Marie Calafell (2020) have also expanded the circumference of Queer Intercultural Communication by emphasizing on the intersectional queer and trans* politics of belonging. However, such collection of queer intercultural scholarships yet struggles to fully locate global perspectives on queer and trans* identities, performances, and spaces. 


Thus, this special issue calls to further expand the current state of Queer Intercultural Communication. Accordingly, Global Queer and Trans* Studies welcome submissions that examine, question, and/or critique the following topics including but not limited to: 


Intersections with Asian Studies, Arab/Middle-Eastern Studies, Black/African/Caribbean Studies, Latinix Studies, and Mixed Race and Ethnic Studies

Sexual Desire, Intimacy, and Relationality

Transnationalism, Migration, and Diasporas

Citizenships, Border Crossings, and Borderlands 

Indigenous Genders, Sexualities, and Sexual Practices 

Cultural Politics of Third Gender and Sex

Discourses around Gender Affirmation Processes 

Religion and Sexuality 

Futurism and Temporalities 

Gay Modernity and Empire

Toxic Gay Masculinities and Cosmopolitanism 

Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Settler Colonialism 

Military, Occupation, and Imperialism

National/Global LGBT organizations and campaigns 

Transnational/Global South Feminism 

Cisgenderism, Ableism, and Healthism 

Transnational Coalitional Politics and Praxis  

Digital Media and Platforms 

Pornography and Cultural Industry 

Sexual Technologies 

Theater, Film, and Performance 


In order to clearly articulate the topical directions mentioned above, Global Queer and Trans* Studies seek submissions that methodologically centralize critical/cultural, interpretive, and/or performative approaches.


To accommodate more contributors, this issue will only accept essays that should be no more than 6,000–7,000 words inclusive of references, figure captions, endnotes. To format your essay, please follow the styling requirement for Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. See the details for https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjii20/current


To be considered for publication in this special issue, please submit your completed essay by September 1, 2020 through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjii When you do so, make sure to choose a special issue “Global Queer and Trans* Studies.” If you have any questions regarding this special issue, please contact Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi (University of New Mexico) at seguchi@unm.edu


Proposed Timeline:


September 1, 2020

Contributors submit their essays 


November 1, 2020

Peer-reviews will be sent back to contributors 


January 1, 2021

Contributors resubmit revised essays


March 1, 2021

If needed, peer-reviewed will be sent back to the contributors.  


May 1, 2021

Contributors will finalize their essays. 


Fall 2021 or Winter 2021 - Publication




Chávez, K. R. (2013). Pushing boundaries: Queer intercultural communication. Journal of

International and Intercultural Communication, 6(2), 83-95. 


Eguchi, S., & Asante, G. (2016). Disidentifications revisited: Queer(y)ing intercultural

communication theory. Communication Theory26(2), 171-189. 


Eguchi, S. & Calafell, B. M. (Eds.). (2020). Queer intercultural communication: The 

intersectional politics of belonging in and across differences. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 


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