CFP: Journal of Civil and Human Rights

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The University of Illinois Press will publish the new Journal of Civil and Human Rights, beginning in 2015. The mission statement for the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is: “Founded in 2014, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to preserving the histories of modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles, including transnational ones, and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, and reviews of books, films, museum exhibits, and Web sites.”

The Journal of Civil and Human Rights requests rigorously researched, engagingly written, original articles of 8,000-12,000 words from all relevant fields, orientations, and disciplines. The journal also welcomes reviews and review essays. Reviews are 500-1,000 words. Review essays are 3,000-6,000 words.

Deadline: Rolling, although date of submission will correlate with date of publication. The earlier you submit your work, the sooner we can evaluate it.

The Journal of Civil and Human Rights editorial board members are:

  • Brian Behnken, Iowa State University
  • Clayborne Carson, Stanford University
  • Daniel Cobb, University of North Carolina
  • Simon Hall, University of Leeds
  • Hasan Jeffries, The Ohio State University
  • William Jones, University of Wisconsin
  • Peniel Joseph, Tufts University
  • Tracy K’Meyer, University of Louisville
  • Clarence Lang, University of Kansas
  • Steven Lawson, Rutgers University
  • Daryl Maeda, University of Colorado
  • Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University
  • Susan Mezey, Loyola University Chicago
  • David Montejano, University of California, Berkeley
  • Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
  • Donna Murch, Rutgers University
  • Premilla Nadasen, Queens College, CUNY
  • Kim Nielsen, University of Toledo
  • Cynthia Orozco, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Sherry Smith, Southern Methodist University
  • Marc Stein, York University
  • Christopher Strain, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • Heather Thompson, Temple University
  • Zaragosa Vargas, University of North Carolina
  • Rhonda Williams, Case Western Reserve University
  • Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University
  • Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College

Please email your completed pieces and your CV, or any other correspondence to:

Michael Ezra
Professor of American Multicultural Studies
Sonoma State University
Founding Editor, Journal of Civil and Human Rights