CFP: Lateral, the Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Social History / Studies


Lateral is the peer-reviewed digital journal and production site of the Cultural Studies Association, designed to foster experimentation and collaboration among cultural studies practitioners and researchers. It is committed to critical studies of culture that advance and extend the reach of cultural studies as a field and method of inquiry and as an intellectual/political project.


Lateral is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. As of 2016, the Lateral is published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Lateral accepts submissions on any topic related to the field or practice of cultural studies within historical and/or contemporary contexts. Strong submissions situate their considerations of cultural practices, critical theories, and/or pedagogies within established and emerging conversations on racism, capitalism, sexuality, gender, ability, and colonialism. In addition to finished academic papers, the editors also welcome contributions that engage or have the potential to engage the multimedia and interactive aspects of the open-access, web-based platform.

Articles should be between 4000 and 9500 words in length, submitted as a Microsoft Word compatible document to and Submissions are only accepted electronically. Articles should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style using endnotes.

In order to facilitate peer review, identifiable information such as authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts. Include name, institutional affiliation, contact information, title, and a brief abstract in a separate document submitted with your manuscript. Lateral does not accept submissions that are under consideration at other journals.

Special Issues

Lateral also publishes timely and incisive special issues organized and edited by guest editors. To inquire, please contact editors at and

Contact Info: 

Stefanie A. Jones (
Eero Laine (
Chris Alen Sula (

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