CFP: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

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Call for Publications
July 15, 2020
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Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies, American History / Studies, World History / Studies

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.

CFA: Religious Radicalism

We are interested in articles that explore specific subjects related to religious forms of radicalism, be it a radical individual, a radical group, a movement, some other type or manifestation of religious radicalism. Millenarianism, development of a new religious movement with political dimensions, apocalyptic sects or movements, all are of interest here if they seek the sudden dramatic transformation of society through violent or non-violent means.

For our coming issues, we also are particularly interested in articles that address the history of anarchism, Black Bloc activism, Antifa, and ecological radicalism.

Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length, in .doc format, and conform to Chicago Manual of Style endnotes. Please include a one-paragraph abstract. Images for possible use in an article should be 300 dpi. Authors are responsible for requesting and receiving permission to reprint images for scholarly use.

Send completed articles to the editors at by July 15, 2020 to be in time for the next issue; but we can accept articles throughout the year, and our subsequent deadline will be January 15, 2021.

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JSR’s primary purpose is to serve as a venue for fine scholarship in this developing academic field. We expect scholarly contributors to come from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and we especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study. We seek articles that make a clear larger point, and that offer a real contribution to the field.

Arthur Versluis, Michigan State University

Associate Editor and Book Review Editor
Morgan Shipley, Michigan State University

Editorial Board
Constance Bantman, University of Surrey
Michael Barkun, Syracuse University
Colin Beck, Pomona College
Steven Biel, Harvard University
Pero Dagbovie, Michigan State University
Daniel Farber, University of Kansas
Tor Egil Førland, University of Oslo
Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming
Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Richard Bach Jensen, Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University
Alex Khasnabish, Mount Saint Vincent University
Ruth Kinna, Loughboro University
Ann Larabee, Michigan State University
Martha Lee†, University of Windsor
Michael Loadenthal, Miami University
Jean-François Mayer, Religioscope Institute
Mick (Michael) Smith, Queens University

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