CFP: Multi-Ethnic History of U.S. South

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The Journal of American Ethnic History seeks proposals for a special issue on immigration in the U.S. South.

Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the U.S. South has hosted some of the fastest growing Latina/o and Asian immigrant communities. While these large populations have drawn the attention of sociologists, anthropologists, and popular audiences, less attention has been given to the longer and interconnected histories of immigration to the region.

This special issue will juxtapose historical and interdisciplinary work that investigates immigration and migration by any racial or ethnic population to the U.S. South from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. Submissions may center on themes such as the process of migration, immigrant community development, identity formation, race and ethnicity, labor and work, or gender and sexuality; but immigration, place, and region should be central to the author's work. Together, the pieces selected for inclusion in this issue will explore the U.S. South as a site of immigration history across the twentieth century.

Prospective contributors should send a proposal of 500 to 1,000 words to the issue's guest editors, Sarah McNamara ( and Cecilia Márquez ( by March 12, 2018 and be prepared to submit the manuscript by June 1, 2018. Selected articles will go through the JAEH peer review process prior to formal acceptance in the special issue.


Cecilia Márquez 
Director of Latino/a Studies
Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University