Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Reviews (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Justice Framed. Reviewers must be post-comprehensive exam scholars, and reviews must not be previously published elsewhere. The deadline for reviews is June 1, 2021.


We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:


Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America by Brigitte Fielder (Duke University Press, 2020)

A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Politics of Disorderly Being by Kaiama L. Glover (Duke University Press, 2021)

Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Times ed. Antoinette Burton and Renisa Mawani (Duke University Press, 2020)

Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality by Rachel Hope Cleves (University of Chicago Press, 2020)

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell (Verso, 2020)

Feminist International by Verónica Gago (Verso, 2020)

Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment by Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché (Verso, 2020)

Rape Myths, the Bible, and #MeToo Johanna Stiebert (Routledge, 2020)

Medicine and Justice: Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914 by Katherine D. Watson (Routledge, 2020)

Anti-Museum by Adrian Franklin (Routledge, 2020)

Kissing Fidel: A Memoir of Cuban American Terrorism in the United States by Magda Montiel Davis (University of Iowa Press, 2020)

Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire by Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini (University of California Press, 2020)

Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened by Jessica S. Henry (University of California Press, 2020)


Proposed reviews are not limited to these texts, but we do ask that reviews be of material published within the last two years. Reviews should be between 1,000-2,000 words and follow the style guidelines, found here:

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Reviews should be submitted using our submission manager at:


Reviews must include a coversheet with the following:

a) author name

b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in the journal

c) contact information

d) paper title


Papers should be submitted by April 1, 2021. 

We acknowledge receipt and answer all papers submitted. If you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of submitting, please resend your document.

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