CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 2017
Community Engaged Research
Keynote Speaker: Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ASCW, San Francisco State
Caitlin Ryan is a clinical social worker and researcher who has worked on LGBT health and mental health for more than 40 years. She founded and directs the Family Acceptance Project at SF State University – the first research and intervention initiative that helps ethnically and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children to prevent risk and promote well-being in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. Dr. Ryan’s work has been changing how families interact with their LGBT children and how services are provided across disciplines and systems of care. Her work has been recognized by many community and professional groups, including the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association and the National Association of Social Workers.
Rachel M. Magee is an assistant professor and youth advocate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Magee’s work examines the ways that young people interact with technology and what those practices mean for their engagement with information. Her workshop will focus on the use of social media and social media data in research with LGBTQ populations.
Jeananne Nichols is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. Dr. Nichols’ research utilizes narrative inquiry and other qualitative research designs to highlight the lived experiences of persons whose voices may otherwise go unheard. Her workshop will focus on research for change: action research and community engagement.
Date: May 25-26, 2017
Location: Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
Cost: Registration is $35 per day or $60 for both days.
Program: This year’s program builds upon the success of the past four LGBTQ Research Symposiums that provided researchers with an opportunity to present their own challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned while conducting social science research with LGBTQ populations. Our theme for 2017 is Community Engaged Research.
This year’s symposium will be two full days! On Day 1 (Thursday, May 25, 2017) there will be methodological workshops, a panel discussion on the relationship between Academia and Activism featuring local LGBTQ activists, and a networking event. The Day 1 events will offer attendees technical skills, as well as continue to develop a network of LGBTQ scholars and professionals. The program for Day 2 (Friday, May 26, 2017) will include Dr. Ryan’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, 2017.
Call for Proposals: Proposals for presentation at the symposium should fall into one or more of the following themes:
- Community Engaged Research (Original research conducted within and in partnership with LGBTQ communities or community organizations)
- 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://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9325280 and limited to 750 words. Submissions from students 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 is March 15, 2017. All presenters will be asked to confirm their attendance by April 1, 2017.
The Outstanding Student Paper Award: Students with accepted presentations will have the opportunity to apply for the Outstanding Student Paper Award by April 1, 2017.
Graduate Students: Shawn N. Mendez, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Jasmine Routon, MA, Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Jacob Goffnett, MSW, School of Social Work.
Faculty: Ramona Oswald, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Illini Union Hotel
To make reservations online:
1. Go to http://union.illinois.edu/stay/illini-union-hotel
2. Click on "Book Now" located on the upper left of the page.
3. Fill in dates and other info.
4. Way at the bottom, click on the circle of the "Group Booking Code."
5. Fill in your group booking code -- LGBTQ5
6. Click on "Check Availability."
*Check in is 3 p.m.; check out is noon.
- Free use of Campus Rec Facilities for workout, exercise
- A $5 breakfast voucher good at nationally known restaurants here in the Illini Union**
- The Quad Shop will fill any size cup of coffee for $1 when you bring your own cup!
- High-speed wireless internet access
- Cable TV
- Complimentary Parking
** Breakfast will be provided on Friday, May 26.