The Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities Conference is an EROSS venture. EROSS (Expressions, Research, Orientations: Sexuality Studies) is a cross-faculty research cluster, bringing together researchers from different Faculties within Dublin City University.

The many discourses of Sexuality Studies permeate and inform the different narratives of life, be it at private or public levels. For this very reason, this cross-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary conference is aimed at enhancing sexual literacy, furthering knowledge and advocating social justice.

Our aim, as conference co-organisers, is to provide a global platform on which to discuss in an open fashion the varied processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identities and gender role formation. In so doing, we will focus on the relationship between disabilities, the arts and sexualities. 

Academic paper proposals and poster proposals are welcome, from the disciplines of Disability Studies,  the Arts and Sexuality Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, this from all socio-cultures. Papers and posters favouring cross-disciplinary perspectives will be given preference. 

Professionals in the fields of sexuality, disability, working in NGOs, national and non-national agencies, artists and services providers in the fields of the arts, disability and sexuality are all welcome.

The language of the conference is in English. 

Dates: Thursday March 11th, Friday March 12th & Saturday March 13th 2021

Organising Committee

Mr Angelos Bollas (DCU, Ireland)
Dr Alicia Castillo Villanueva (DCU, Ireland)
Mr Jean-Philippe Imbert (DCU, Ireland)
Dr Sarah Meehan O'Callaghan (DCU, Ireland)
Dr Michael Monaghan (DCU, Ireland)


Types of Submissions

The Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities Conference offers three options for abstract submission:

1.      Proposal for individual presentations,

2.      Proposal for full sessions,

3.      Proposal for roundtables.


To help with your abstract submission, please ensure you follow the general guidelines: