Paper Call for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Interest Group
AEJMC’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Interest Group seeks submissions of original research on any topic related to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender orientation, and journalism or mass communication for the 2015 AEJMC national conference. Both faculty and students are strongly encouraged to submit their unpublished work, and papers employing all methods of inquiry and theoretical frameworks are welcomed.
In previous conferences, papers included quantitative analyses pertaining to news coverage of same-sex couples’ health insurance benefits and professional athletes’ coming out stories, as well as critical/cultural analyses of GLBT images in strategic communication campaigns and historical analyses of GLBT individuals and media institutions. We especially welcome scholarship dealing with topics such as:
1) GLBT content, consumption, and production across traditional and new media platforms;
2) transgender, queer, and/or genderqueer individuals and communities;
3) GLBT activism and advocacy, including local, state, and/or federal legislative (in)action (i.e., marriage equality, ENDA, safe schools initiatives, immigration, post- DADT, hate crimes, etc.);
4) sexual and gender identity within institutions (academia, collegiate and professional sports, the military, etc.).
Communication scholarship with ties to the 2015 AEJMC Conference site, San Francisco, is particularly encouraged. Paper submissions must comply with the AEJMC uniform paper call; may be no longer than 25 pages, excluding tables, figures, and references; and contain no identifying information. Please refer tohttp://www.aejmc.org/home/scholarship/ submit-clean-paper/ for detailed information on submitting papers for blind review.
The GLBT Interest Group is pleased to provide monetary awards and recognition for top student and faculty papers:
Top Student Paper Award: The GLBT Interest Group encourages graduate student submissions in its Top Student Paper competition. To be considered for the competition, papers must be wholly the work of students. The author(s) of the top student paper award will receive $200 and a certificate in recognition of their work.
Top Faculty Paper Award: The top faculty paper submitted to the GLBT Interest Group will also receive an award. Papers written solely by faculty, or papers co-authored by faculty members and students, are eligible. The author(s) of the top faculty paperaward will receive $200 and a certificate in recognition of their work.
Additional information about the GLBT Interest Group can be found at http://glbtaejmc. wordpress.com/. Questions regarding submissions should be e-mailed to the GLBT Interest Group Research Chair, Laurie P. Honda (firstname.lastname@example.org).