Call for NCA Panel Participants: Trans* and Queer Discourse

I’m looking to put together a panel on trans* and queer discourse for the 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) convention in Philadelphia (Nov. 10-13, 2016); specifically, I’d be submitting to the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division. The panel’s specific focus and rationale with be shaped by the panelists, but it would broadly be about the creation of counterpublic discourses and their circulation back into wider publics–particularly through civic engagement or public advocacy. As a panelist, my work focuses on trans Usenet users’ discussions and debates around “cisgender” in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s, with an eye to how their usages and definitions shape its application in current discourse.

If you would also like to present on this general topic and are looking for a panel, or are in the area and want to present on a panel at NCA, let me know! Send an abstract (150 word max), paper title, your name, and affiliation to Avery P. Dame, adame@umd.edu by March 25.