All Calls

October 2021

How do we create space for queer futurities amidst worsening crises? As alternatives seem to fail, or play into the system’s encroaching power, how do we recover and rebuild as commons? Where to go with our rage and anger? How do we let go of individual survival in favor of resistance and solidarity?

September 2021


A Special Issue for Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, guest-edited by Alina Sajed and Sara Salem.

July 2021

What we propose is a first dossier that critically engages with the current practices of formal and informal institutions that look towards creating alternatives. We are mostly concerned with contexts of economic crises/wars, occupation, and securitization, whether in local contexts or transnational. By dossier, we mean a space where contributions are received on an ongoing basis and formatting and style are not bounded. We welcome texts, commentaries, doodles, essays, studies, visuals, podcasts, short videos, among other experimental forms. 

July 2021

With the urgency of transnational organizing, we would like to explore the pedagogies of translating (beyond) borders. We are often trapped in cycles of violence that limit our political action to “responding” to dominant orders and realities. Our radical potential is therefore bound to an existence that can only be articulated in relation to the systems of power we seek to dismantle. How do we leave the languages, contexts, and fields that we are assigned?

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June 2021

The Communications Strategist is a full-time position and plays a key role in the content creation, management, and distribution of Kohl and IKP’s publications and events. In addition to conveying Kohl and IKP’s politics through communication and outreach strategies, the Communications Strategist is responsible for expanding our reach and exposure, increasing our network of collaborators, building community relations, and diversifying our content in forms and platforms.

March 2021

The writing circle will meet online on a weekly basis over the period of two months. During the first two meetings (April 10 and 17), we will alternate between discussions and writing time. The discussions will be a space of solidarity where we can go over our relationship with our writing as we navigate isolation and precarity, and collectively make space for our practice.

March 2021

We welcome articles, texts, and art pieces that archive the way we experienced the multiple crises of 2020 and the realities and conditions that led to it, in Lebanon and transnationally, from an intersectional and queer framework.

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December 2020

Kohl is looking for pieces that archive the ongoing revolts from a queer, feminist, and intersectional perspective. We would like to reflect, collectively and across borders, on what constitutes a revolution, and account for the invisible labor and histories that go into a revolution in the making. 

November 2020

Multiple terminologies were recently introduced into Arabic to convey feminist theories. As a result, the dilemmas around maintaining and conveying gendered issues in Arabic were not solely grammatical. They were also and especially concerned with these terminologies’ compatibility with, and efficiency in conveying, gendered issues in modern theories in Arabic as well as the multitudes of dialects spoken in the region.

September 2020

For this issue of Kohl, we are looking for papers that understand queer theory as part of our histories, collective memory, and feminist futures. We are interested in challenging the boundaries of where theory originates from, and disrupting the notion that our queer knowledges are consumable rather than creative and productive. 

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June 2020

For this special issue of Kohl and DAWN, we are interested in conceptualizations of disability justice as indivisible from social justice struggles, and in exploring the gaps that exist between sexuality movements and disability justice movements.

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May 2020


Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 10, 2020

Type of contract: Full-time