Call for Submissions: Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

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Call for Submissions

Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry is seeking submissions for our next volume.

Penumbra is an online journal of Union Institute and University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.  The journal aims to promote social change through theoretically informed engagements with concrete issues and problems. We publish socially engaged innovative, creative, and critical scholarship with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in education, humanities, public policy, and leadership.


We seek submissions from graduate students, junior scholars, and emerging artists in addition to more established critical and creative voices. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer review. Penumbra invites academic papers as well as creative and critical works that address any aspect of the journal's mission and scope.

Submission guidelines and form can be found at

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year; however, the deadline for the next volume is March 1, 2021.  

For more information about Penumbra, please visit:

Contact Info: 

Kristen McNutt, Editor

Union Institute and University 

Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies