PRESENCE--Call for Submissions for the Inaugural Special Issue, "The Water Issue"--Deadline: 15 DEC. 2014

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The Faculty & Student Editors for PRESENCE—The Annual Review of Undergraduate Research in Social Justice & Human Rights—announce a Call for Submissions for Volume One, a special issue on Water in the context of social justice & human rights, field & genre open. The Editors seek to publish—in paper & electronic formats—original research, creative & non-fiction essays, visual & literary art works, interviews, ethnographies, personal narratives, book reviews & book review essays, reviews of cultural events & exhibitions, on the pedagogy of undergraduate research, etc. Issues that submissions might address include (but are not limited to): ownership & water rights, sustainability, conservation, health & sanitation, purification technology, distribution & availability, water security, environmentalism & water, water & art/aesthetics, commerce & water recreation/tourism, use of water in fracking & mining, gender & water, urban planning & water development, war & water, the international dimension of water, literary water, etc. . . .

Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2014

Submission Guidelines: Undergraduates--& the Faculty who teach undergraduates—may submit any original, faculty-mentored research or creative work produced while enrolled at a baccalaureate institution or community college. Attach a "cover page" with identifying information (name, school & year in school, degree & major, email, snail mail address, title(s) of work(s) submitted, phone #) to the submission, which should be prepared for blind review. Student submissions should also be accompanied by a letter of introduction from the faculty member mentoring the work, explaining how the work was produced and how it contributes to the study of social justice or human rights. Research submissions should be prepared using The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition; Documentation I).

Where to Submit & Queries: Send submissions as email attachments & queries to the Editors to:

The Mission of PRESENCE: The Annual Review of Undergraduate Research in Social Justice & Human Rights is to publish the best faculty-mentored, peer-reviewed undergraduate research produced by all academic fields in the arts & humanities, and the natural & social sciences, concerned with any aspect of social justice or human rights. As such, PRESENCE is an interdisciplinary venue for original research, creative works, and debates over what should constitute "social justice" and "human rights," including the UN's 1947 manifesto, "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (UDHR). PRESENCE also seeks to foster and publish on the pedagogy of successful undergraduate research—from the viewpoints of faculty, students, and research teams—including findings on methods, case studies, best practices, interviews, etc. All aspects of operations for PRESENCE integrate faculty and undergraduate cooperation, from the solicitation and handling of manuscripts, to peer-review, copy-editing and editing, through to production for publication. At the same time, the journal provides undergraduates a training-ground for graduate/professional school, and careers in academia, publishing, or document design.