Call for Papers: Lavender Languages and Linguistics 27, San Francisco, CA, March 27-29 2020

The 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA on 27-29 March 2020, and will be hosted by the Human Sexuality PhD Program. The 2020 keynote speakers are Jack Halberstam, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Freeman, University of California at Davis. The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media, as well as research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.

Scholars of all backgrounds whose work explores the linkages between language and sexuality are invited to submit abstracts for papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A), posters or topical panel proposals. Your submission should be no longer than 350 words and should be anonymized.

For information on the CFP please see the official website. Deadline for general submission proposals is October 1, 2019 and for student “works-in-progress” proposals is September 15, 2019. Questions and requests for more information regarding the general submissions call should be directed to Eric Louis Russell at Questions regarding the student call should be directed to Lucy Jones at

The Call for Papers may be downloaded here in PDF form.