2014 Call for Presentations
Omaha, Nebraska, consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live, work, and play, is a thriving metropolitan area with many vibrant communities. Between a growing art and music scene, a nationally known theatre community, and various sporting events such as the NCAA College World Series for men’s baseball, Omaha has something for everyone, including sexuality researchers. Known as the “Gateway to the West”, Omaha is a key historical location in the expansion of the United States, a lynchpin location for the meeting of various cultures and practices as the United States pushed westward. From thriving business communities, to various neighborhoods with unique cultures and populations, Omaha serves as an ideal host city for the 2013 SSSS conference: The Sexual Frontier: Engaging Communities through Participatory Research, Education and Practice which will focus on exciting areas of research, education and practice that directly seek to engage community members to improve our understanding of sexuality in diverse communities.
Sexuality professionals and scholars have long recognized the value of community insights into our professional conceptualizations of sexuality. The work of designing programs, implementing policy change, and collecting, interpreting and disseminating relevant and needed data, particularly among understudied areas of populations, requires collaborative and community-focused approaches. In many areas of the world, we remain at the forefront of a “sexual frontier,” with limited and challenged histories of our field’s attention to the unique characteristics of those in areas where sexuality is shaped through complex geographic, cultural, and linguistic patterns.
At the 2014 SSSS Conference we are looking to hear all of the voices within the community of sex professionals (researchers, educators, and clinicians). Submissions will be considered from all areas of sexuality studies and work including anthropology, communication, education, natural sciences, medicine, media/film, psychology, public policy, public health, sociology, social justice, and other related disciplines. Of particular interest are submissions focused on community based participatory research, education, and practice, as well as work that is pushing the boundaries of sexuality research to new and exciting places and exploring the sexual frontier!
Accepting abstracts February 10 – March 31
Rose Hartzell, PhD, EdS, LMFT - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Irwin, PhD - email@example.com
Christopher Fisher, Ph.D. - firstname.lastname@example.org
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