Call for Papers: Journal of Hate Studies, General Issue, Volume 17 with a Forum on “Pandemania”

Submission deadline Wednesday 30 December 2020


The Journal of Hate Studies General Issue, Vol. 17 with a Forum on “Pandemania”

Guest Editor:
Lisa Silvestri (Gonzaga University)

The Journal of Hate Studies is an international scholarly journal promoting intellectual engagement with processes that embolden the expression of hate. The goal is to establish a deep repository of theory and research on which to ground practical anti-hate interventions. For example, past articles in the journal have:

  1. Examined hate in any one or more of its manifestations (e.g. racism, misogyny, antisemitism, homophobia, religious intolerance, ethnoviolence, anti-immigrant animus, etc.).
  2. Considered how hate is institutionalized, maintained, or perpetrated through culture, organizations, policies, politics, media, discourses, epistemologies, etc.
  3. Developed, adapted, or refined disciplinary specific or trans-disciplinary research methods for understanding and/or effectively addressing hate.

The Journal reflects the optimism that understanding hate can lead to its containment, allowing humans to flourish without fear of reprisal.

For this issue, we will accept both general submissions on any topic within the field as well as contributions destined for a subsection featuring conversations on hate taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic. General submissions range between 6,000-8,000 words. Forum submissions are shorter, ranging between 3,000-5,000 words. Potential topics covered by the “pandemania” forum can include, but should not be limited to, the following COVID-19 focused topics:

  • Racism and anti-racism
  • Xenophobia
  • Protests
  • Policing
  • Masks and social distancing
  • Institutional violence
  • Digital manifestations of hate

We invite both textual and visual submissions employing interdisciplinary and innovative approaches in the humanities and social sciences. To float ideas and proposals for the general submission or for this forum, specifically, please contact

Brief Guidelines for Submissions

The Journal seeks compelling articles written with precision and depth that find resonance with an interdisciplinary audience. A primary criterion for acceptance is the level to which the article enriches, extends, and advances the study and understanding of hate in its multiplicity of forms.

Research-based submissions should follow 7th APA format and include a discussion of approach, method, and analysis. Submissions focusing on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how particular approaches play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.

For further information on style and formatting, accessibility requirements, please consult:

Submission and Review Process

All work appearing in The Journal undergoes extensive double-blind peer-review. As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within 4 months of the submission deadline. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full manuscripts is December 30, 2020.  Notification of acceptance expected April 30 for publication in early fall 2021. For full journal details, including themes and goals, general topic areas, submission instructions or to apply to become a reviewer, please visit: 


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