Contemporary State of Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies Review journal
Wednesday, December 31, 2025
Review Begins: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Due Date: Ongoing (to be “distributed” across several issues)
Publication Date: Ongoing

The Ethnic Studies Review seeks submissions for a distributed special issue about the state of Ethnic Studies in the midst of contemporary political attacks. ESR is interested in articles and interviews that address how Ethnic Studies programs and practices are surviving, evolving, thriving, and in some places perishing at colleges and universities.

Prospective submissions can include the following: 

  • Curriculum developments

  • Methodological interventions

  • Alliances within institutions

  • Alliances outside of institutions

  • Administrative support or lack thereof

  • Stories of navigating academia

  • Program funding

  • Faculty recruitment

  • Student advocacy

  • Political advocacy


  • Submissions should be 4,000—5,000 words.

  • Please follow Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.

  • Academic and research-based article submissions will be peer reviewed and should be submitted via the Scholastica portal:

  • Interviews and other writing forms, or creative work, will be collaboratively reviewed and should be emailed directly to the guest editors. 

  • Indicate that the submission is intended for “Contemporary State of Ethnic Studies.



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