CfP: "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society"

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Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

Trans-Scripts welcomes all submissions that engage topics related to "race." As we believe that scholarship from a variety of approaches can help inform contemporary understandings, submissions need not conform to any disciplinary, methodological, temporal, or other criteria. They need only be original, well researched, and properly cited in MLA style. English language contributions from all universities in all countries will be considered.

By contributing work, unpublished students can gain experience of the peer-review process and achieve their first publication, while those already published gain further professionalization. Work should be between 3,000 and 12,000 words, including footnotes. The deadline for submission is 19th September, 2010. For the journal's submission guidelines and mission statement, see the website at For any further inquiries, contact the editors at

In addition to selected student work, renowned academics will contribute editorial pieces, offering students the chance to place their work in conversation with experts in various fields. Provisional agreements have been made with faculty including Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia), Frank Dikötter (University of Hong Kong), Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Emeritus, University of Wales), Joy James (Williams College), Colin Dayan (Vanderbilt), Elizabeth Abel (University of California, Berkeley), William Deverell (University of Southern California), and Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt).