deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2019
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues. 

Forthcoming thematic issues will include ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and anarchism, including Black Bloc activism.  We welcome articles on environmental and animal rights radicalism and radical groups or individuals, as well as articles on anarchist groups or individuals. 

We are particularly interested in articles on transnational subjects as well as on lesser-known examples of radicalism, as well as in articles that include theoretical and methodological considerations. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. With sensitivity and openness to historical and cultural contexts of the term, we loosely define "radical," as distinguished from "reformers," to mean groups who seek revolutionary alternatives to hegemonic social and political institutions, and who use violent or non-violent means to resist authority and to bring about change. The journal is eclectic, without dogma or strict political agenda, and ranges broadly across social and political groups worldwide, whether typically defined as "left" or "right." We expect contributors to come from a wide range of fields and disciplines, including ethnography, sociology, political science, literature, history, philosophy, critical media studies, literary studies, religious studies, psychology, women’s studies, and critical race studies. We especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study.

Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length, in .doc format, and conform to Chicago Manual of Style endnotes. Please include a one-paragraph abstract. Images for possible use in an article should be 300 dpi. Authors are responsible for requesting and receiving permission to reprint images for scholarly use.

Send queries or completed articles to the editors at by October 31, 2019. 

See for more information.

JSR’s primary purpose is to serve as a venue for fine scholarship in this developing academic field. We expect scholarly contributors to come from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and we especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study. We seek articles that make a clear larger point, and that offer a real contribution to the field.

Future Issues
Subsequent issues will be devoted to radical groups typically ignored in academic scholarship, and we remain interested in articles that challenge conventional notions of or received versions of the history of radicalism. 

Arthur Versluis, Michigan State University

Associate Editor and Book Review Editor
Morgan Shipley, Michigan State University

Editorial Board

Constance Bantman, University of Surrey

Michael Barkun, Syracuse University

Colin Beck, Pomona College

Steven Biel, Harvard University

Pero Dagbovie, Michigan State University

Daniel Farber, University of Kansas

Tor Egil Førland, University of Oslo

Scott Henkel, University of Wyoming

Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Richard Bach Jensen, Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University

Alex Khasnabish, Mount Saint Vincent University

Ruth Kinna, Loughboro University

Ann Larabee, Michigan State University

Martha Lee†, University of Windsor

Michael Loadenthal, Miami University

Jean-François Mayer, Religioscope Institute

Mick (Michael) Smith, Queens University