Call for Papers: Trans Studies en laws Americas

Transgender Studies Quarterly

“Trans Studies en las Américas” calls for papers that center Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx trans theoretical, ethnographic, political, and artistic production. Throughout las Américas, trans studies takes up a multiplicity of forms: scholarly work that engages identitarian and anti-identitarian analytical frameworks, decisive interventions into state practices, aesthetic eruptions of creative energies, and strategic activist actions. These modes of inquiry and critical approaches are regionally inflected by the flows of people, ideas, technologies, and resources that shape contemporary trans studies, opening up space to explore the productive tensions and expansive possibilities within this body of work. This special issue aims to curate a conversation between trans studies scholars working across the Americas to explore how shifts in cultural epistemologies, aesthetics, geographies, and languages enliven theorizations of politics, subjectivity, and embodiment.

Deadline: February 1, 2018. The expected length for scholarly articles is 5000 to 7000 words and 1000 to 2000 words for shorter works. All manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous peer review with scholarly citations in Chicago author-date citation style. The guest editors will respond to submissions by June 2018. Final revisions will be due August 1, 2018.

To submit a manuscript, please visit All manuscripts should be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, and blinded throughout. Please include an abstract (150 words or less), keywords (3-5 for indexing), and a brief author’s biographical note (50 words or less) at the time of initial submission. See: for a detailed style guide. If you have questions specific to this special issue, please contact the guest editors at tsqamericas[@]

About the author

Reference Librarian, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University