Origin Stories of Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies Review journal (https://online.ucpress.edu/esr)
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 origin stories of Ethnic Studies at colleges and universities. ESR is interested in articles, interviews, creative work, and conversations that illustrate the struggles that were necessary to form Ethnic Studies programs as a way of demonstrating why these programs are still necessary and relevant in the present. The journal desires to illustrate the ways in which Ethnic Studies programs were born out of social movement politics and were responses to the social movements of the day. Ethnic Studies programs represent a dialectic between the university and grassroots struggles of today.


  • 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: https://esr.scholasticahq.com/

  • 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 “Origin Stories of Ethnic Studies.



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