Special Guest Edited Volume of the Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, & Class Call for Submissions (Due 2/1/18)

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Education Law and Policy at the Margins: Critical Analyses of the Intersections of Race, Religion, Gender, & Class in Education


Guest Editors: Steven L. Nelson (University of Memphis) & Timberly L. Baker (University of Southern Indiana)


Submission of Abstracts: February 1, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March 15, 2018

Submission of Full Papers:  September 15, 2018


The University of Maryland’s Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class invites scholars and practitioners to submit for review abstracts of articles that interrogate the cross-sectional, multi-sectional, and intersectional manners in which education law and policy impact race, religion, gender, and/or class. Specifically, this special issue seeks submissions that challenge and critique our existing understandings of race, religion, gender, and class in legal decisions, as well as federal, state, and local laws and policies that reach educational institutions or the processes of education. All submissions should apply at least one critical theory in an effort to highlight contemporary analyses of historical problems of race, religion, gender, and class as those issues intersect with the public education systems of the United States. Theories might include: Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Feminism, LatCrit, AsianCrit, QueerCrit, DesiCrit, TribalCrit, DisCrit, antiblackness/Black pessimism, and/or other related or similar theories.


The guest editors are particularly interested in submissions that reference the development of seminal cases or monumental occurrences in law and policy. Authors may choose to shape their work as any legal or policy issues; for instance, authors may choose one of the following examples as watershed moments in education law and policy: 1968 (e.g., Green v. County School Board of New Kent County), 1978 (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke), 1993 (Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches School District), or 2008 (the election of former President Barack Obama). Issues that are relevant to this special issue include, but are not limited to, desegregation, school discipline, equitable access, education reform, Title IX, affirmative action, homelessness, immigration, and the politics of education. The guest editors view education policy and education law as more expansive than laws and policies that explicitly and directly impact traditional school buildings and encourage innovative responses to this call for proposed articles. Moreover, the guest editors hope to review submissions from all aspects of education ranging from Pre-K to graduate school.

This guest volume will feature invited and confirmed pieces from:

 Ann Aviles (University of Delaware) & David Stovall (University of Illinois – Chicago)

 Preston C. Green (University of Connecticut)

 Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr. (University of Arizona)

 Mitsunori Misawa (University of Tennessee – Knoxville)

 Tiffany Puckett (Illinois State University)

 Dana Thompson Dorsey (University of Pittsburgh) & Sheneka M. Williams (University of Georgia)

 All complete submissions will receive reviews from the guest editors.

Submission of abstracts: Date Feb 1, 2018

Submission of abstracts should include the abstract, a cover letter that contains the title of the manuscript, a page count for the manuscript, and the author’s email address, mailing address, and daytime telephone number. Submissions must also contain the author’s curriculum vitae.

Submission of full paper: September 15, 2018

All final submissions should include a copy of the manuscript, inclusive of an abstract.  Manuscripts should be double-spaced, written in Times New Roman 12-point font, and have numbered pages. Submissions should appear in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe PDF (.pdf) format. Citations should conform to the latest edition of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. Preference will be given to manuscripts between 25 and 50 pages. Scholars should submit manuscripts for review by email (rrgc@law.umaryland.edu; cc: slnlson3@memphis.edu and tlbaker@usi.edu).  


Manuscripts selected for inclusion in this special issue will be published in Spring 2019. Moreover, scholars whose work is selected for inclusion in this special issue may have the opportunity to present their work at the University of Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class’s symposium to be held in Spring 2019. Questions pertaining to this call for papers may be directed to Steven L. Nelson via email (slnlson3@memphis.edu) or Timberly Baker (tlbaker@usi.edu).  

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Adetayo Olorunlana, community karma 137
When is the new edition coming up?
over 3 years ago
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