CALL FOR PAPERS: Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men: Black Male Academics

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Call for Papers
April 18, 2019 to June 3, 2019
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies


Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men

Spectrum, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal published by Indiana University Press, is preparing a special issue analyzing and critiquing the work(s) of some of the most well published Black male academics in their fields. Their names and affiliations appear below:

Nathan Hare, PhD (retired, former Chair of Black Studies, San Francisco State University, cofounder of Black Think Tank)

Lawrence Carter, PhD; DD (Dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel; Professor of Religion, Morehouse College)

William Julius Wilson, PhD (Lewis P. and Linda Geyser University Professor, Harvard University)

Lewis V. Baldwin, PhD (Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University)

Noel Cazenave, PhD (Professor of Sociology, UCONN)

Donald Spivey, PhD (Distinguished Professor of History, University of Miami)

Walter Massey, PhD (President emeritus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Professor of Physics and former President of Morehouse College)

James Anderson, PhD (Dean of the College of Education; The Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education, University of Illinois)

E. Newton Jackson, PhD (Professor of Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management, University of North Florida)


We are interested in papers that engage the subject’s work in the time-honored tradition of scholarly rigor. How the authors choose to engage the subjects’ work will be limited only by their imaginations. It is expected that writers will flesh out the strengths and weaknesses contained in the authors’ work with the expressed purpose of assessing its import within the larger body of academic scholarship on which said work or works are built.

Double-space papers should be between 20–25 pages of text, but no more than 35 pages of text, excluding the bibliography. Abstracts of papers of no more than 300 words are due no later than Monday, June 3, 2019. Writers will be notified the status of their abstracts by Monday, June 10. Accepted papers will be due no later than Wednesday, Jan 3, 2020. All papers will undergo a peer-review process. Any questions should be directed to managing editor Molly Reinhoudt at

Contact Info: 

Molly Reinhoudt

Managing Editor, Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men

The Ohio State University

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Columbus, OH 43210

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