Call for Papers

Special Issue: The "Weaponization" of Ethnic Studies

Article Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023

Optional deadline for abstract submission: If you would like to receive feedback on your project before submitting the full article, you may send an abstract of 200–300 words to our email. Send abstracts by May 1 to ensure adequate time for consideration.

Through May 2023, Kalfou is currently seeking submissions that address what Sunaina Maira describes as the “weaponization” of Ethnic Studies against itself. Despite the proliferation of “DEI” statements and agencies, we continue to see the neutralization of antiracist and antisexist discourses in order to perpetuate injustice. In various ways, such neutralization attempts to delegitimate radical struggles and the knowledge they produce.

For more details, see the full CFP.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be 5,000–10,000 words, including footnotes, and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Authors’ names should appear on a separate title page so that manuscripts can be evaluated anonymously.

Manuscripts should be sent in Word format. Photos, charts, maps, etc. should be submitted as separate files.

Images must meet minimum resolution requirements (1200 dpi for line art, 300 dpi for all other images) or they cannot be published.

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Please review the complete submission guidelines prior to submission.