Queer Migrations 2: Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation
Eithne Luibhéid and Karma R. Chávez, text co-editors, and Julio Salgado, arts editor
Call for Proposals: May 1, 2017 deadline
Overview: In recent decades, migrant detentions and deportations have skyrocketed—in the United States and around the world. At the same time, possibilities for acquiring legal status have been greatly reduced or entirely cut. President Trump’s 2017 executive orders further accelerate these trends. This proposed collection brings together academics, activists, and artists to explore how LGBTQ migrants experience and resist these dynamics of illegalization, detention and deportation. The dynamics also affect citizens with migrant family members and citizens who are regularly racialized as “foreign,” as well as communities and families whose lives span national borders. Centering LGBTQ migrants, affected citizens, and cross-border communities and families as interlinked, this book, the companion to Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings (Luibhéid and Cantú, 2005), is the first to address not only how these groups are affected by current enforcement strategies, but also how a queer approach may contribute toward imagining migration controls and national citizenship differently.
Call for Proposals: We are seeking academic, activist and artistic contributions to this project. We will eventually publish three kinds of submissions: 1) short (1,000 words or less) reflections from activists, 2) original art works, and 3) academic research (6,000 words or less). If you are interested in being considered, for academic research, please send us an abstract of 200-400 words that includes a title and description, and a 3-page CV; for activist reflections, please send us an abstract of 100-150 words that includes a title and description, and your resume; for artwork, please send a short description or a digital image of the piece that you would like to submit, and your resume. Email these materials by May 1, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. After contributors have been identified, we will seek a university press to publish the volume and offer contributors a concrete timeline for completion. Activists and artists whose work is accepted will receive a modest stipend. All money earned by the volume will be donated to a queer migrant-serving organization.