UPDATE: Unfortunately, the impact of COVID-19 (i.e. coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern around the globe. Protecting the well-being of students, staff, faculty, and symposium attendees is the highest priority of the LGBTQ Research Symposium planning committee. Therefore, several major precautionary measures have been implemented to limit in-person contact. To assist with reducing disease spread, the 8th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 21-22, 2020 has been canceled. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support, as we all navigate this unprecedented situation. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 2020
Theme: Pushing Boundaries
May 21-22, 2020
Theme: Pushing Boundaries
May 21-22, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Tate Charlotte Tate, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. She is a mixed ethnicity trans woman and a lesbian. She is also an intersectional feminist. Her work is situated at the nexus of social and personality psychology—drawing methods, theories, and approaches from both traditions. Specifically, she examines the social identities of gender (trans* inclusive), sexual orientation (asexual inclusive), and ethnicity in the United States by focusing on the self and identity processes within those identities as well as prejudice and discrimination directed toward them. Her work uses an intersectional lens as a foundation to understand all these topics. Her work is largely quantitative, with a focus on multivariate statistical modeling, and is guided by conceptually analytic models that are amenable to qualitative inquiry as well. She has been on the editorial boards of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Journal of Lesbian Studies and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Jonah DeChants is a postdoctoral fellow for Inclusive Excellence and Health and Well-being Disparities at Colorado State University’s School of Social Work. Dr. DeChants uses community-based research methods to study the experiences of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). He is also interested in youth participatory action research (YPAR) methods and how to include young people in collaborative investigations of issues which impact them. His dissertation was entitled “Somewhere I can Be Myself”: A Grounded Theory Exploration of Queer and Trans Young Adults Navigating Family Rejection and Housing Instability and examined how LGBTQ youth survive family rejection of their LGBTQ identities and housing instability. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Jonah worked for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, supervising a federal planning grant which examined risk and protective factors of homelessness among youth aging out of foster care. Jonah has also worked for the LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Seeding Change, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He earned his Master of Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice and his Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College. He is also an alum of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
The mentoring program will return for the 8th annual LGBTQ Research Symposium. Mentors TBA.
Date: May 21-22, 2020
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Champaign/Urbana, 1501 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
Cost: Registration is $35 per day or $60 for both days.
Program: This year’s program builds upon the success of the past seven 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 2020 theme is Pushing Boundaries.
Call for Proposals: We encourage proposals on the theme of Pushing Boundaries, 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.
● *NEW* Performance/exhibition. Performances can range from 15 to 90 minutes. Your proposal must specify the length and format of your performance or exhibition, including any required space/materials, etc.
Request for Proposals details: Proposals should be submitted online at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/497453 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.
UPDATE: Our submission deadline has been extended to March 15th! Notification of acceptance will be now emailed by March 25th, 2020. All presenters will be asked to confirm their attendance by April 15th, 2020.
Outstanding Student Paper Award: Students with accepted presentations will have the opportunity to apply for the Outstanding Student Paper Award by April 1, 2020.
Outstanding Paper from an Emerging Scholar Award: New faculty with accepted presentations will have the opportunity to apply for the award by April 1, 2020. Eligible for this award are people who have earned their PhD in the last five years (since 2015).
Graduate Students: Jaz Routon, MA, Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Jacob Goffnett, MSW, School of Social Work; Alyssa Billington, MA, Department of Human Development & Family Studies; Briana Williams, BA, Counseling Psychology.
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; Megan Paceley, PhD, MSW, School of Social Welfare at University of Kansas.
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Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana
1501 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820
This year, the conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Champaign, IL.