Call for Papers: Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

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January 23, 2020 to May 1, 2020
United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social Sciences, Race Studies, Humanities

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, published by Penn State University Press, is celebrating its 30th year of publication. The editors are currently seeking submissions for the Fall 2020 issue. We publish articles (6,000-10,000 words); methods and texts essays (3,000 to 5,000 words); photo-essays, and contributions to our new “Teaching Failures” section (2,500-5,000). Submissions should explore strategies for teaching in the classroom and in non-traditional spaces. We welcome jargon-free essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.


Articles should explore teaching in ways that emphasize students’ perspectives and classroom dynamics. Authors should engage relevant scholarly sources and theories.


Methods and Texts:

Methods and texts essays should analyze specific teaching strategies, tools, and/or resources.



Photo-essays should include no more than 12 images (500 ppi, jpg or .tiff files). An interpretative statement that provides context for the images (300-500 words) and captions of 50 words or less should also be included. Note that images can be reproduced in black-and-white only. Photo reproduction rights should be secured prior to submission.


Teaching Failures:

Teaching Failures essays should focus on a particularly challenging classroom experience, a struggle with a specific teaching resource, or failure/success as related to pedagogical practice.


Contact Info: 

Jacqueline Ellis, co-editor,

Jason Martinek, co-editor,

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