CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 2019
Theme: Research for Change
May 23-24, 2019
Theme: Research for Change
May 23-24, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kevin Nadal is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City and is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. Dr. Kevin Nadal has published over 100 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He has delivered hundreds of lectures across the United States and has won numerous awards, including the APA 2017 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest.
Methods Workshop: “Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships”
Dr. Megan Paceley is an Assistant Professor at The University of Kansas. Her research addresses the need to better understand the impact of non-urban communities on the well-being of gender and sexual minority (GSM) youth. Her goal is to strengthen the national network of community-based resources by creating and assessing the effectiveness of community-level interventions on the well-being of non-urban GSM youth. Her workshop will focus on the creation and maintenance of community engaged research with LGBTQ populations.
NEW! Mentoring Program:
Based on feedback from previous attendees, the 2019 LGBTQ Research Symposium will be hosting its very first mentoring program! Students and new professionals will be matched with senior scholars for a one-on-one mentoring lunch on Day 1 of the Symposium (May 23, 2019; lunch provided). Mentoring sessions will focus on the needs of the mentee. Students and new professionals must indicate their interest in the mentoring program upon proposal submission. Senior mentors include: Cheryl Angelaccio (Lambda Legal), Juan Battle (CUNY), Rachel Farr (U of Kentucky), April Few-Demo (Virginia Tech), Naomi Goldberg (Movement Advancement Project), Jen McGuire (U of Minnesota), Ramona Oswald (U of Illinois), Russ Toomey (U of Arizona), and Alex Wagaman (Virginia Commonwealth).
NEW! Research Roundtables: The roundtables will cover various methods used in studying LGBTQ populations, allowing for discussion and feedback on current research.
Date: May 23-24, 2019
Location: Hyatt Champaign, 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
Cost: Registration is $35 per day or $60 for both days.
Program: This year’s program builds upon the success of the past six LGBTQ Research Symposiums that provided researchers with an opportunity to present, and discuss challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned while conducting social science research with LGBTQ populations. Our 2019 theme is Research for Change.
This year’s symposium will be two full days! On Day 1 (Thursday, May 23, 2019) there will be an opportunity for mentoring sessions, an applied methodological workshop, and research round tables where researchers can receive feedback on current projects. The program for Day 2 (Friday, May 24, 2019) will include Dr. Kevin Nadal’s keynote address and a variety of breakout sessions, each including 3-4 panel speakers. The detailed program will be posted on our website (lgbtresearch.weebly.com) by April 15, 2019.
Call for Proposals: We encourage proposals on the theme of Research for Change, but this is not required; proposals on any topic relevant to LGBTQ population(s) will be equally considered. Proposals for presentations should fall into one or more of the following categories:
● Original research with LGBTQ populations
● Conceptual, theoretical, and/or methodological issues associated with LGBTQ research
● Incorporating LGBTQ research in practice settings and community advocacy.
Request for Proposals details: Proposals should be submitted online at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8324096 and limited to 750 words. Submissions from students and new professionals are especially encouraged. Proposals may be submitted in the form of paper presentations, panel discussions, or posters. Accepted paper presentations will be formed into groups of 3 or 4 per session based on similar topics. Panel discussions consist of four presenters and last 80 minutes. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by March 15, 2019. All presenters will be asked to confirm their attendance by April 1, 2019.
Outstanding Student Paper Award: Students with accepted presentations will have the opportunity to apply for the Outstanding Student Paper Award by April 1, 2019.
Outstanding Paper from an Emerging Scholar Award: New faculty with accepted presentations will have the opportunity to apply for the award by April 1, 2019. Eligible for this award are people who have earned their PhD in the last five years (since 2014).
Graduate Students: Jasmine Routon, MA, Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Jacob Goffnett, MSW, School of Social Work; Alyssa Billington, MA, Department of Human Development & Family Studies.
Faculty: Ramona Oswald, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies; Shawn Mendez, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at University of North Carolina- Asheville.
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