Certificates: Certificates for presenters and auditors are available on the website in your "participant area".

QP5: The next Queering Paradigms conference will be next year in Quito, Ecuador!

Full paper submission deadline extended to the 1st of OctoberThe Queering Paradigms Project, in partnership with Peter Lang International Publishers, edits a series of books titled Queering Paradigms. For QP4, two books will be published: one with papers in English and another one with papers in Spanish and Portuguese. See the "Full papers" tab for more information

Free bus service: We are offering a free bus service to the event site for all QP4 participants. There has been a slight change in the itinerary: now there are 5 buses that will go from different places in Copacabana, Flamengo and the Centro directly to the event venue in the morning, and return to those neighborhoods in the evening. See the "Event Venue" tab for schedules and bus stop locations.

Presentations: Academic presentations can last up to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and debate after all the participants in a session have presented. Every room that will be used for presentations has a digital projector, computer (PC), speakers for playing audio and wi-fi internet access. You must present in the language in which your abstract was written. See the "FAQs" tab for more information.

Payment: The payment period for presenters and auditors is now CLOSED. If you have already paid but have not sent us your receipt, you must send your proof of payment by 15 June (presenters) or 5 July (auditors) to queeringparadigms4@gmail.comIf we do not receive your payment AND receipt (proof of payment), your paper will not be included in the conference program.

Arriving in Rio de Janeiro / Event venue: information on arriving in Rio, money, weather/temperature, safety and transportation to your hotel from Rio’s airports and main bus terminal is now available - click on the "Travel Tips" tab. Information on the event venue and transportation to there is available on the "Event venue" tab.

Slots for pre-conference workshop already filled: Due to the great interest in Halberstam's workshop, we decided to move it to a larger room that can accomodate a total of 100 participants. All of the additional slots have already been filled with people from the waiting list. However, we will continue to call people from the waiting list if other participants withdraw. To add your name to the waiting list, send an email to with the subject HALBERSTAM`S SEMINAR and your full name in the body of the email.

more information: As a pre-conference activity, Professor J. Halberstam will offer a workshop called Interdisciplinary Queer Studies in a Global Frame on the 24th of July from 1pm to 6pm. The language used in the workshop will be English. Participation in the workshop is included in the conference enrolment fee; however, space is limited to 100 people and participants must register separately.

An interview with Queering Paradigms founder Burkhardt Scherer is now available on the ALAB website! (for English, click here)

Click on "visa info" above to access our guide on how to obtain a Brazilian visa.

Please take a look at our FAQs section if you have any questions about the conference.