Call for Abstracts: Trans/Feminist Philosophy: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Jan 31, 2024

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Society for Trans Philosophy (CSTP) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP) invite the submission of abstracts for inclusion in our upcoming conference, “Trans/Feminist Philosophy: Pasts, Presents, Futures.” The conference will be held August 14-16, 2024, at the University of Guelph.

We encourage interdisciplinary submissions, as well as submissions which challenge traditional notions of philosophical scholarship. This includes proposals for creative or performative presentations, as well as traditional paper presentations.

We especially encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in philosophy. The conference will prioritize accessibility. Find details below.

Prospective participants are invited to submit either paper abstracts of 750-1000 words, or proposals for creative/performative presentations, on topics related to the general theme of trans/feminism. This is understood as an inclusive disjunction; trans philosophy, feminist philosophy, and/or transfeminist philosophy is welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The nature of trans/feminism (in philosophy or otherwise) • The transness of feminist philosophy; the feminism of trans philosophy • Trans/feminist decoloniality; trans/feminism and Indigeneity • Trans/feminism and race • Trans/feminism and disability • Trans/feminist fat studies • Transphobia, misogyny, transmisogyny • Methodologies of trans philosophy, feminism, trans/feminism • T4T philosophy, or philosophy by and for trans people • Trans/feminist metaphysics, epistemology, or logic • The role of philosophy in fighting anti-trans legislation and activism • Histories of trans/feminist philosophy; where did we come from? • Current issues in trans/feminist philosophy; where are we now? • Futures of trans/feminist philosophy; where do we go from here?

Submissions are due March 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by April 1, 2024.

Abstracts and proposals may be submitted at this link:

Accessibility considerations

All sessions will be offered in hybrid format. Applicants will be invited to indicate whether they would prefer to attend in person or not. In-person attendants will be encouraged to wear masks, which will be provided.

Guidelines for accessible presentations will be distributed with successful participant notifications. Conference rooms and the reception space are wheelchair accessible, and information about wheelchair accessible transportation and accommodations will be made available by February 15 at the latest. Food will be vegan/vegetarian, and there will be space on the registration form to note other dietary restrictions. Participants are asked not to bring or wear strong scents. A quiet room will be available, and there will be gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms nearby.

We aim to offer affordable accommodation options for participants. We are also working to secure financial assistance for graduate students and other attendees with financial need. Further information will be available on the conference website by February 15 at the latest.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact conference organizer Rowan Bell at All conference participants will be asked to identify any presentation technologies and/or other supports required to participate, and anything else that can help mitigate potential barriers to participation. All information will be kept confidential.

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