Queer Studies in Education and Culture (QSEC)

Queer Studies in Education and Culture (QSEC) is a special interest group of the Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE).  The purposes of QSEC are:

  • to provide a forum for exchanges among scholars, students, educators, artists and community members who research or otherwise engage queer issues in the study of education and culture
  • To engage wide-ranging topics presently constituting queer research and practice in education and culture from cross-cultural, historical, political, policy, comparative, and other perspectives.
  • To encourage a diversity of topics, inviting stances and reflections on queer issues in the study of education and culture from a variety of temporal, geographical, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • To encourage a variety of types of submissions, including academic papers from across disciplines, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative forms.
  • To demonstrate the importance of research on queer issues in education and culture to policy development and its implementation in practice in educational and community contexts.

As part of the annual conference of CASWE within the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), the QSEC SIG invites submissions from scholars, students, activists, educators, artists, and others who research or otherwise engage sexual and gender minority or queer issues in the study of education and culture. The SIG encourages submissions from the wide-ranging topics presently constituting queer research and practice in education and culture from cross-cultural, historical, political, policy, comparative, and other perspectives. The intention is to cover a diversity of topics, inviting stances and reflections from a variety of temporal, geographical, and interdisciplinary perspectives. QSEC also encourages a variety of types of
 submissions, including academic papers from across disciplines, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative formats.

QSEC meets annually as part of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.