2018 University of Washington Special Issue: On Equity

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONs: Friday, June 8, 2018

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Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship is currently accepting submissions for a Spring 2018 Special Issue: On Equity. While Process usually invites submissions from undergraduates around the world, this special issue will feature student writers at the University of Washington who engage issues of diversity, equity and/or inclusion in their compositions. This issue aims to make visible exemplary, critical work from within our community, and to shed light on how various forms of (in)equity bear on UW students, their investments or affiliations, course topics, and/or the university. In addition to being published, selected submissions will receive a cash prize.

We will consider any essay, creative piece, or multimodal project that engages the broad theme through a specific, focused topic. Submissions might address, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Forms of systemic inequity (including, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability) or forms of inequity within specific fields/disciplines/professions
  • Access and inclusion in education—in the U.S. and/or elsewhere
  • Diversity credit requirements at the UW
  • Racial representation in cultural products or media  
  • Formations of nationalism/nationalist rhetoric
  • Gerrymandering, redistricting and voter equity
  • The internet/social media and questions of access, privilege, hate, etc
  • Current social movements for gender equity

We accept two general types of submissions: critical essays and non-traditional (or multimodal) compositions, such as poems, short stories, or digital artifacts. All traditional essay submissions should be 2500-5000 words, be in .doc or .docx format, follow MLA guidelines, and include a 250-word abstract outlining project goals and how the contribution meaningfully engages ongoing scholarly conversations. For non-traditional submissions, please expand your abstract to 500 words and include an explanation of the author’s design choices and how these choices engage the special issue theme. All submissions should also include the contributor’s full name, academic affiliation and email address.

Questions may be directed to the editorial board at processj@uw.edu.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 8, 2018