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CSCA 2023 Convention - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Caucus ... Call for Papers and Panels

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Caucus
Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
2023 Annual Convention – St. Louis, Missouri
March 29-April 2, 2023
Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices

The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Caucus invites submissions of competitive papers and panel proposals for the 2023 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

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, organizational, 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, Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices.

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 7, 2022 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 Scott Sellnow-Richmond (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) at

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