Call for Papers: Veteran Identity Special Issue

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Veterans Studies
contact email: 

The idea of an individual’s identity is at the core of many conversations, both currently and historically, and the conversation about veteran identity and how other this identity does (or does not) intersect with other facets of an individual’s identity is just beginning. This special issue invites submissions that work to expand our dialogue and challenge our understanding of veteran identity and representation. The Journal of Veterans Studies invites scholarly articles that pursue questions about veteran identity and invites personal perspectives of veteran identities to complement these scholarly articles. Contributions may explore, but are not limited to the following questions:

  • What does it mean to identify as a veteran? What factors are included in embracing/distancing this identity?
  • How does popular culture stereotyping influence veteran identity?
  • How does identifying as a veteran differ for those who served during peacetime as compared to those who served during wartime?
  • How does stereotyping of veterans influence veteran identity?
  • How does identity with a minority group (race, sex, gender, religion) influence veteran identity?

Proposals for the issue and any queries may be sent to Katt Starnes at


  • 500-word proposals and 50 word author bio – May 1, 2020
  • Feedback on proposals and acceptance/rejection of proposal – June 1, 2020
  • Full manuscripts submitted via Journal of Veterans Studies portal – September 30, 2020