Call for Papers for Special Issue on "Genealogy and Multiracial Family Histories", Deadline: 15 June 2018

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Call for Papers
February 21, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Race Studies, Sociology

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Genealogy invites essays on the topic, “Genealogy and Multiracial Family Histories.” Manuscripts may focus on families with spouses of different designated racial groups who may also have children who are understood to be multiracial as well as multigenerational mixed-race families that celebrate the multiraciality in their genealogy. The common denominator would be to explore how families with multiracial (or mixed-race) members (whether parents, siblings, or both/all) narrate their family histories (with a special focus on how they frame/reframe the salience of race and ethnicity in the process). The editorial team hopes to provide a wide spectrum with regard to discipline or sub-discipline and invites contributions that strengthen and broaden the framework for genealogy studies. Some potential areas of focus may include the following, although other submissions are welcome and encouraged:

  • Role of race and multiraciality family narratives about origin, place, and ties to homeland
  • Roots and racial discovery as it relates to genealogical findings relating to race
  • Tri-racial isolates and mixed race/multiracial settlements and communities
  • Family origin confirmation
  • Impact of family genealogy on identity and culture
  • Genealogy and connection to place and historical moments
  • Narratives/discoveries of racial passing
  • Writing/rewriting family histories, reframing memory and oral history
  • Race, gender, class, and power in multiracial family histories
  • Racial categorization, multiraciality, and using census data in genealogical searches
  • Racialized migration histories/patterns and racial mixing
  • The role of hypodescent in racialized family narratives and preserving racial identities
  • The role of cultural practices in preserving racial identities and family narratives
  • The impact of differences in racialized physical expression/embodiment within multiracial/interracial families on family dynamics
  • How families that use genealogy to construct racial narratives and identities navigate issues around biology and race
  • How members of multiracial/interracial families frame interracial intimacy and relationships
Dr. G. Reginald Daniel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


Contact Info: 

Anyone wants to submit Please contact Guest Editor Dr. G. Reginald Daniel ( Journal managing editor Ms. Allie Shi(

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