International Communication Association's

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies

Special Interest Group



Division News: 

  • THANKS to everyone who made our 2016 conference such a great success!
  • Start thinking about preconference plans for our 2016 conference. Proposals are due September 1.
  • If you want to be our Early Career Rep send a 300-word candidate statement to Travers Scott no later than July 31.


About the ICA LGBTQ SIG: 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies is concerned with the analysis and critique of sexual systems, discourses, and representations, particularly those that animate, inform, and impinge upon the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Such systems and discourses occur in institutional, community, domestic, and intimate contexts; are closely connected to other social, cultural, and political practices (such as nationalism, education, or popular entertainment); and play a critical role in the formation and communication of individual and group identity.


How to join ICA and the LGBTQ SIG:

  • To become a member of the International Communication Association, or renew your membership, you can find an application here.
  • To become a member of the LGBTQ SIG:
    • Sign up with you become an ICA Member or renew your membership
    • If you are already member, you can long into your ICA profile and change your section information here.
Remember, when you become a member your $3 contribution to the LGBTQ Interest Group goes to travel funding for the recipient(s) of our top student paper award.


 Call for Papers for ICA Annual Conference:

The LGBTQ Interest Group welcomes quality research in the above areas, using any methodological approach. Papers should not exceed 25 pages, and panel proposals should provide a 400-word rationale for the panel and a 200-word abstract for each participant's contribution. Extended abstracts of 6-8 pages will also be considered, but preference will be given to complete papers and panel proposals. 
You can submit papers for the ICA Annual Conference by logging in here.

 Volunteer to be a Reviewer! 

We need reviewers! Please volunteer to review submissions by adding yourself to the reviewer pool in the paper management system. You can volunteer even if you have not submitted papers to this interest group, or the conference for that matter! When volunteering to review, please be sure to fill out the section about your areas of expertise to help us with the process of matching submissions to reviewers. 

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