CFP: Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2020
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Public Policy, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, African American History / Studies

About Us

Penumbra is a peer-edited, peer-reviewed, online journal of Union Institute and University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Penumbra 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 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 can be found at

Penumbra accepts submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please note, the deadline for the next volume is February 15, 2020.  

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For more information Penumbra, please visit:


Contact Info: 

Kristen N. McNutt, Editor

Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

Union Institute & University