Call for Papers: Same-Sex Unions, Health and Well-Being

Book series published by Rutgers University Press


NCFR member Hui Liu, Ph.D., along with co-editors Corinne Reczek, and Lindsey Wilkinson, seek manuscripts addressing topics related to same-sex unions and well-being for potential publication in their book, Same-Sex Unions, Health and Well-Being. The edited volume would be part of The Politics of Marriage and Gender: Global Issues in Local Contexts book series published by Rutgers University Press.

Those interested can submit a one-page abstract to [email protected] by Nov. 1, 2017.

From their press release:

The book will consider original qualitative and quantitative research articles, theoretical pieces, and review articles on topics related to the health and well-being of same-sex unions. We welcome manuscripts from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, demography, social work, gender and sexuality studies, psychology, public health, epidemiology, medicine, economics, public policy, history, law, and political science. After abstracts are submitted, co-editors will conduct a first round of review and provide feedback to authors. For abstracts selected for further consideration, final versions of full manuscripts will be due May 1, 2018 and will be subject to peer review.

According to the US Census Bureau, there were approximately 594,000 same-sex couple households in the United States in 2010. This number will continue to grow given ongoing social and political changes and increasing rights for LGBTQ people. Research on the health and well-being of individuals in same-sex unions is a relatively new and growing field of study attracting both public and academic attention. This edited volume seeks to provide comprehensive coverage of emerging empirical research, new theoretical perspectives, and reviews of the literature, covering current opportunities and challenges faced by same-sex couples in all domains of health and well-being, including but not limited to health care access, health disparities, mental health, experiences of discrimination, child well-being, and financial well-being.

Deadline for one-page abstract submission: 11/1/2017

Deadline for final manuscript submission: 5/1/2018

For questions, please contact [email protected]