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Fall 2020: Latinx Identities
Abstract Due: August 15, 2020
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invites abstracts on the status of academic research and interest regarding individuals and communities that identify as Latinx, for consideration in a special issue focused on Latinx identities. This scope of this special issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Below are listed some possible topics that may be addressed in the abstracts:
- Race and ethnicity
- Identity formation and the media
- Transnational activism/resistance and the media
- Movements and flows of people and diasporas: local, regional, national, and international
- Technological and digital presences
- Media, citizenship, and belonging
- Immigration and Family
- Naming Latinx communities
- Latino subjectivities and experiences in academia
- Afro-Latinidades and Indigenous Latinidades / non-mestizo Latino identities
- Histories of race and racialization
- Cross-racial coalition-building
- Intra-group tensions, regionalism, ethno-nationalism
- Latino histories in the curriculum
- Latina feminisms
- Recovering Latino histories/identities
- Neoliberalism, immigration, and labor
- The end of the wet foot, dry foot policy
- Latinx religiosity and spirituality, contemporary and historical
- Latinx representation in the US Census
- Latinx political participation and engagement
- Urban planning and gentrification
- Latinx art, literature, music, media, and culture
The list included above is meant to give a sense of the types of scholarship that will be included in the special issue. The deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2020 and decisions on publication will not be made until the full drafts are in and have been peer reviewed. The guest editors will invite full texts by August 31, 2020; the full drafts will be due on February 15, 2021. The review process for all submissions will be double-blind.
The abstracts should be 400 to 500 words in length. A brief autobiographical blurb should accompany the abstract.
The guest editors of this special issue are Dr. Bonnie Lucero (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Orquidea Morales (email@example.com), and Dr. Ed Cueva (firstname.lastname@example.org). Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.