2015 Call

Call for Papers and Panels

2015 Central States Communication Association Conference
Madison, WI
April 15-19, 2015


The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus welcomes submissions of papers and panel proposals for the 2015 CSCA Conference.

Accepted Formats

Papers: The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus is seeking cutting edge research regarding sex, gender, and sexuality to program for the 2015 conference. All paradigms and methodologies are welcome, and a top paper award will be assessed. Papers can follow APA, MLA, or Chicago styles, and must be the original work of the author(s). All author-identifiers should be removed from the second file (excluding previous scholarly works cited in the paper and listed in the references section). The e-mail subject line should be CSCA and the title of the paper. A Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted along with the paper. This form is located on the CSCA website. Papers not meeting these submission guidelines will not be distributed for review.

Panels: The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus welcomes submissions of academic panel proposals, roundtable discussions, and other programming proposals beneficial to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer individuals and communities. Proposals need a title, brief abstract, designated person in charge of the program, and names/contact information for each session participant (including whether or not the participants are CSCA members). Discussion panels and paper panels must be submitted using the respective forms located on the CSCA website.

Submission Criteria


You will create an account and submit your proposal(s) with Canvas. Click the link below for a step-by-step guide to create an account.



Proposals need to be created using Microsoft Word (.doc or docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).


Remove all identify information from the proposal. Papers with identifying information will not be assigned a reviewer.


All proposals must be accompanied with a submission form. They can be found on the CSCA website or you can click links to your right.


  • When you create an account, you will use both a pseudonym and your real name. Papers with the author’s real name attached will not be assigned a reviewer.
  • The only media available at the conference will be a projector for laptop computers.
  • Proposals are due October 3, 2014
  • Questions? Email David, tapryord@umkc.edu