Call for Submissions: USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal Vol. 29 Symposium Issue on Immigration & the Travel Ban

Posted by Claudia Fendian, community karma 129

The racial identities of Middle Easterners in the United States span a continuum ranging from White to non-White/Other, often moving closer to one pole or the other in relation to law and politics. The legal classification afforded to people from Iran and other Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) countries has been defined by court precedent and federal immigration laws based on factors such as the minority group’s race, ethnicity, and religious and cultural affinities. In the aftermath of events like the 2017 Travel Ban, Muslims remain the largest population impacted; yet the various AMEMSA communities affected often work in silos, without a common agenda of inclusion for all AMEMSA immigrants.


The Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal is now accepting article submissions for its Volume 29 symposium issue, co-sponsored by the University of Southern California Immigrants and Global Migration Initiative (IGMI). This issue will provide a venue for social science, law, and policy experts to discuss the 2017 Travel Ban, from its historical antecedents to its inception, ensuing implementation and litigation, and its ongoing effects. The Journal welcomes diverse perspectives from authors providing legal, political and social analysis of the creation of the Ban, the public discourse surrounding it, and its current impact. In addition, authors of articles accepted for publication may be asked to speak at the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal's Symposium Event in March 2020 at USC.


Interested parties may submit their article and a CV to Please also indicate whether you would like to be considered as a speaker for the Symposium Event in March. The Journal kindly requests that all articles be submitted no later than Friday, October 18, 2019. Thank you!