November 3rd, 2006


Call for Proposals: history of latino/a sexualities

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the University of California, San Diego and the Journal of the History of Sexuality, invite paper proposals for a conference on the history of Latino/a and Latin American Sexualities. The best papers presented at the conference will be peer-reviewed and edited as a special issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality. The conference will be held in San Diego on the UCSD campus on Friday and Saturday, January 12-13, 2007. All expenses will be covered for conference participants.

We invite paper proposals for participation in the conference on any topic that deals with the history of sexualities in Latin America or among Latinos/as in the United States. Topics may include, pre-marital sexual control and seclusion, marital and sexual practices, incest, rape, same-sex eroticism, adultery, indigenous sexual practices, state regulation and surveillance of sexualities, proscriptive literatures on sexualities, discourses on affection, desire, and love, sexual identities, asexuality, auto-eroticism, to name just a few.

For consideration as a conference participant please send electronically 1) a two-page paper proposal and 2) a two-page résumé listing of your publications. Send proposals to Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Mathew Kuefler at the following email addresses:,

Deadline for the receipt of paper proposals is December 1, 2006.