we welcome  interdisciplinary proposals at the intersection of sexuality studies and night studies, with a particular focus on urban environments, on the following topics:

  • the aesthetic, cultural and sexual dynamics of darkness as potential, chaos and transgression 
  • intimacy and the urban night 
  • gender performativity and the urban night 
  • the fabric of the urban night: fashion criticism 
  • sexual violence, sex-work and nightlife environments 
  • the arts of the night: music, performance, urban night-cultures and venues 
  • activism, night-time culture and night-time economy 
  • accessibility and forms of exclusion from the urban night: mediated access / (dis)abled bodiness / agency 
  • urban queer mobilities: migration, transport and their intersections with gender and sexuality 
  • policing the night: surveillance strategies 
  • subverting the night:promiscuity, excess, taboo and spaces of deviance 
  • nocturnal cityscapes: mapping and zoning gender and sexuality
  • liminal/borderline/fungible urban spaces  
  • queer ecologies: queer spaces as part of the urban ecosystem 
  • sleep and insomnia 
  • the online night 

for these topics, we welcome paper/panel/roundtable proposals (300 words max.) that focus on sexualities, urban life and the night, and speak to the fields of:


  • single paper/ full session/roundtable proposals: 5th November 2021 
  • answer from organising committee: 3rd December 2021 
  • pre-programme online: 4th February 2022  

    conference: Friday May 27th & Saturday May 28th 

More info:

OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (October 6, 2021). QUEER URBAN NIGHTS. International Night Studies Network. Retrieved July 16, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/sc4n

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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