We are inviting academics and higher degree research students to submit short papers of their original research on gender and sexuality at work for oral presentations.

Call for submissions

Please note: Submissions have closed

Research on work issues relevant to individuals with specific gender identities, sexual orientations or sexual characteristics as well as comparisons across these and other intersecting life dimensions are encouraged. The research can be local, from specific regions around the world or cross-national.

Below, we list some of the areas that are relevant to work studies. This is not an exhaustive list; it is instead meant to provide an indication of the range of topics to be included in this conference. Research included in submissions should focus on how these topics intersect with gender and sexuality.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation
  • Disruptive models of production/service delivery
  • Employment segregation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health – personal, occupational and social wellbeing
  • Homelessness
  • Incivility, harassment and abuse
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Leadership and leaders’ advocacy
  • Migration, forced migration, and refugees
  • Organisational culture and climate
  • Sport and sport organisations
  • Retirement models and impacts
  • Sex work
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Technology - opportunities and risks
  • Transition from education into work
  • Unemployment and re-employment
  • Union movements
  • Unpaid work
  • Volunteer work
  • Work-life interface, boundaries and balance
  • Workers’ rights and discrimination
  • Workplace design

Key Dates

26 August 2019

Paper submission opens

13 October 2019

Paper submission closes

15 November 2019

Paper acceptance notification

20 December 2019

Registration opens

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15 December 2019

Registration deadline for presenting authors

20 December 2019

Final program released

15 January 2020

Deadline revised papers for proceedings

18 February 2020

Gender and Sexuality at Work Conference

Submission guidelines

Submissions have closed

To prepare your short paper, please follow the submission guidelines.

Short paper review process

Papers submitted for presentation at the conference will be peer-reviewed and authors will be advised of their acceptance by the 31st October 2019. Please note that by submitting a short paper to the conference, you are also agreeing to review at least one short paper submitted by another author in order to contribute to the peer-review process.

All Conference papers will be refereed using an open review process, (i.e., the identity of the authors and reviewers are known to each other). The transparency of open peer review encourages accountability and civility, generally improving the overall quality of the review and article. We therefore ask reviewers to provide rigorous and collegiate feedback that is designed to help other authors develop their work.

Reviewers will also be asked to rate the quality of the papers along seven dimensions that will help us select the best papers to be presented and to decide on the two Best Paper Awards. The average rating from the two reviewers will only be seen by the Academic Executive Committee.

Papers will be evaluated on a five-point rating scale based on the quality of:

  1. The introduction and framing of the research
  2. The methodology applied to address the topic
  3. Data analysis conducted and results clarity
  4. Discussion of theoretical implications
  5. Discussion of practical implications
  6. Intersectional considerations
  7. Multidisciplinary approach

Panel discussions, workshops and symposia

We are inviting organisations that have accumulated extensive expertise on gender, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics at work over the years to prepare specific knowledge sharing activities during the conference. If you are interested in organising a panel discussion, workshop or symposium as part of the conference please get in contact. We look forward to hearing your ideas.