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
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 email@example.com.
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 Theory, 26(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.