CFP: SHAFR Passport issue on Academic Jobs Crisis

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Call for Papers
September 21, 2020
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Humanities

Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review is currently seeking proposals for contributions to a special issue on the jobs crisis in academia, to be guest edited by Daniel Bessner and Michael Brenes, co-chairs of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Jobs Crisis Task Force.  We are looking for historians interested in writing short essays, book reviews, and other pieces that address the jobs crisis. The editors are particularly interested in receiving proposals from non-tenure-track faculty, graduate students, historians working outside of academia, and scholars from underrepresented groups. A proposal (of no more than 250 words) should contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Academic status (tenured, postdoctoral fellow, etc.)
  • Topic(s) of interest related to the crisis in academia and the historical profession
  • Type of contribution you wish to make (essay, book review, participation in a group interview on the state of academia, a personal essay on your experiences with the job crisis, etc.)

Contributors must be engaged with academic work related to U.S. in the World or diplomatic history. Membership in SHAFR is encouraged but not mandatory.

Please send proposals to and The due date for proposals for potential contributions is September 21st. The editors will let people know by September 28th if they have been accepted.

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