CFP: Trans in a Time of HIV/AIDS

TSQ 7.4
Title: Trans in a Time of HIV/AIDS
Guest Editor: Che Gossett

The HIV/AIDS crisis is often imagined as over, yet it remains and is ongoing.  It is still relevant to trans life and trans death, and overlaps with categories and questions of citizenship, belonging, exile, the carceral, the border, the figure of the migrant, disability, queerness, feminism, racialization, biopower and necropolitics, and more.  How might we think about trans in the historical present of HIV/AIDS? How might HIV/AIDS matter for trans studies scholarship at this time, especially in our purportedly post-AIDS-crisis moment? How might the present conjuncture of trans and HIV/AIDS differ from earlier moments? How can we understand the relationship between HIV/AIDS and “trans visibility”? This special issue of TSQ invites work that takes up and thinks through questions at the intersection of HIV/AIDS and trans studies, theory, and politics from any discipline or interdiscipline (or even anti-discipline). Articles should directly address the entanglements of trans and HIV/AIDS whether ontological, epistemological, aesthetic, socio-political, or cultural.  Global and Non-US focused work especially encouraged.  Some potential approaches and optics for authors include but are not limited to:

-- Historical Memory and HIV/AIDS Memorialization

-- Anti-blackness and HIV/AIDS

--Decoloniality and HIV/AIDS

-- Biopower and Necropolitics

-- AIDS Art and Aesthetics

-- Trans Feminisms

-- Cultural Studies of Epidemiology, Public Health, Virology and AIDS Biosciences

--Trans Health Care Activism

-- Disability Studies/Justice

-- Psychoanalytic Theory

We welcome submissions from 1000 to 5,000 words that engage in any of a wide range of methods, disciplines, lineages, and practices, including creative written or visual work, first person accounts, opinion pieces, manifestos, or policy statements.

Please send complete submissions by October 26, 2019. To submit a manuscript, please visit If this is your first time using Editorial Manager, please register first, then proceed with submitting your manuscript. If you have any difficulties with the process, contact the journal at tsqjournal at All manuscripts must be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, and blinded throughout. You must also submit an abstract, keywords, and biographical note at the time of initial submission. Please visit the editorial office's website for a detailed style guide. Questions for the editors of this issue may be addressed to Che Gossett (

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly is an academic journal edited by Susan Stryker and Frank Galarte and published by Duke University Press. TSQ aims to be the journal of record for the interdisciplinary field of transgender studies and to promote the widest possible range of perspectives on transgender phenomena broadly defined. One issue of TSQ each year is a non-themed open call, with the other three issues devoted to special themes; every issue also contains regularly recurring features such as reviews, interviews, and opinion pieces. To learn more about the journal and see calls for papers for other special issues, visit  For information about subscriptions, visit