Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, South Asian University
Young Scholars’ Conference – 15-17 October 2015
On Gender and Sexuality: Discourses, Dialogues and Praxis in Contemporary South Asia

In South Asia, the systematic analysis of issues pertaining to gender first emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, and even later with regard to sexuality.

Research and practice engaging with questions of gender and sexuality have undergone critical changes in the past few years.

From paradigms that were solely organized around binaries, dualisms and difference, there is now a discernible shift towards analysis and interpretation with regard to the diversity of gendered and sexual identities and practices, seeking to account for fragmented experiences, diverse representations and multiple perceptions of gender and sexuality within the South Asian region.

Papers are invited from candidates in MA and MPhil/PhD programs in the social sciences and humanities at recognized universities and research organizations in South Asia.

Submission Guidelines

Initially, by May 10th 2015, an abstract of no more than 500 words has to be forwarded by email as an attachment to: The Coordinator, On Gender and Sexuality: Discourses, Dialogues and Praxis in Contemporary South Asia, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. Email address:

Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by email by May 22nd 2015, and complete papers have to be submitted for plagiarism review by September 15th 2015.

Inquiries All inquiries should be addressed to the Coordinator – On Gender and Sexuality: Discourses, Dialogues and Praxis in Contemporary South Asia:

Full details are HERE.

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