Call for Papers for Decolonizing Indigenous Migration
Decolonizing Journeys, Deconstructing Borders & Dismantling Narratives: An Anthology of a Pueblo Sin Fronteras is based on a one-day student-led symposium at California State University, Los Angeles scheduled for May 2015 entitled Decolonizing Journeys, Deconstructing Borders & Dismantling Narratives: [Un]framing the “Good” & “Bad” Immigrant Discourse whose primary objective is to [re]conceptualize the shifting articulations of race, gender, nation, and citizenship through a [re]framing of (im)migration as a transnationalist fact of historical existence and collective resistance.
The symposium will rely on the testimonio as a strategic device to deconstruct Eurocentric historiographies, narratives, and methodologies on (im)migration as a way of transcending systems of oppressions, which historically have dehumanized non-white peoples. In this sense, Indigenous and “undocumented” communities exhibit agency and resiliency by challenging colonial forms of the “good” and “bad” immigrant narrative.
We invite submissions from students, community members, scholars, activists, artists, and photographers, for the publication of Decolonizing Journeys, Deconstructing Borders & Dismantling Narratives: An Anthology of a Pueblo Sin Fronteras that addresses the established legacy, challenges, and future of the Indigenous diaspora in the United States.
The book is intended for students, scholars, and community activists who are interested in Chicana/o Studies, Chicana/o Cultural Studies, Chicana/o Literature, Chicana/o History, Decolonization Studies, Indigenous Studies, (Im)migration Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, U.S.-México History, Borderlands, Critical Race Studies, and Queer Studies.
Types of work we invite include (but are not limited to):
- Academic Scholarship (Essay, Literary Criticism, etc.)
- Creative Writing (Poem, Prose, Short-Story, etc.)
- Visual Art (Photography, Painting, Drawing, Video, etc.)
The publication of Decolonizing Journeys, Deconstructing Borders & Dismantling Narratives: An Anthology of a Pueblo Sin Fronteras will include work that critically engages race, class, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, pedagogy, colonialism, and globalization to challenge Eurocentric knowledge productions on (im)migration.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Historic sacredness of Indigenous migration
- Environmental Justice and (im)migration
- Family (im)migration
- Dream Youth & Student Movement
- (Im)migration literature, art, photography, music, and performance as resistance
- Race, gender, class, sexuality, and indigeneity as sites of (im)migration resistance
- We will accept entries of no more than 3000 words in length in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) using the Times New Roman font and 12point font size.
- Authors must include their names, titles, institutions, mailing addresses, contact number, email address, and brief biography (not to exceed 50 words).
- Submissions are accepted in English or Spanish. For submissions in an Indigenous language, please include an English or Spanish translation.
- For those submitting photography and/or artwork, all pieces must be in JPEG format.
- For those submitting video content for the digital e-book version, compress your work and send via WeTransfer.com to the emails listed below.
- All submissions must be previously unpublished and original material. All authors retain their rights upon publication.
- Please note that there will be no monetary compensation for any work submitted, however, the author will receive either a traditional bound book or a digital e-book version.
Submission Process: Submit all work to any of the following editors:
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015 by 5:00pm PST.
- Updated as of Monday, January 19, 2015