CfP: Chiricu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Chiricú Journal invites scholarly articles and creative work for our open-themed Fall 2019 issue. Submissions may be on any topic pertaining to Latinx cultures, lives, and social conditions. Scholarly work may be grounded in any of the humanities, including (and not limited to): literature, art, history, folklore, music, film & media studies, theatre, education, anthropology, Latinx Studies, American Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Deadline: May 31, 2019. Annual Subscription: $19.99 (2 full-color issues). 

Chiricú Journal (ISSN 0277-7223, e-ISSN 2472-4521) is a peer-reviewed humanities journal launched by the Indiana University Press. Launched by Indiana University Press in Fall 2016, Chiricú Journal is a biannual peer-reviewed humanities journal in Latina/o Studies. We are a unique scholarly publication that combines multidisciplinary research (70%) with artistic and literary content (30%). Our pages showcase the diverse lives of Latinas and Latinos in the United States. We believe that new scholarship, placed in conversation with creative works of art and literature, offers a deep, rich, and complex view into the human condition.

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CFP: Special Issue of Performance Matters

CFP: Special Issue of Performance Matters
Sound Acts: Unmuting Performance Studies
Deadline: Full submissions by 15 May 2019

Patricia Herrera (University of Richmond)
Caitlin Marshall (University of Maryland College Park)
Marci McMahon (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

Let’s jam. If the history of performance studies has been a slow dance with “how to do things with words,” (J.L. Austin), then this special issue is an introduction to “how to do things with sound”. Luminaries working between sound and performance studies have entreated scholars to move beyond sound as a purely aesthetic object of study, harkening our ears towards understanding fault lines of power surrounding categories of difference (Brooks and Kheshti, “The Social Space of Sound,” 329-335).
This special issue of Performance Matters places theater and performance on the map in sound studies by tracing out how sound acts. “Sound acts” underscores how sound inaugurates bodies and power, and how bodies and power in performance produce meanings and significations for sound. For this special issue of Performance Matters, we solicit scholarly essays, sonic performance scripts, interviews with or manifestos from sound artists and practitioners that investigate sound as an aesthetic possibility and mode of resistance for minoritarian subjects. Our publication will be field defining in coalescing the sonic reverberations emerging in theater and performance studies.

Over the past decade, scholarship by and about people of color, as well as queer, indigenous, trans, and disability scholars has contributed exemplary studies of radical performance through sonic modes of analysis. This emergent work decenters the rapidly normalizing trend of sound studies as a white, able-bodied, masculinist, technological, and presentist enterprise, and has contributed theories of “sonic slave narratives” (Brooks), Latinx “sounds of belonging” (Casillas), the radical aesthetics of “the break” (Moten), black feminist “sonics of dissent” (McMillan), indigenous “sonic sovereignty” (Piatote), America’s “sonic color line” (Stoever), and “listening in detail” (Vasquez). Our special issue moves beyond reception studies to pump up the volume on theatre and performance studies methodologies, prioritizing the close analysis of embodiment, drama, and socio-cultural and political mise en scène of sound. This is a move that pays attention to sound in performance, how sound is an enactment of the body, and how sound shapes the listening body: how sound acts. What does sound do? What does sound stage? What are the new stages for sound in theatre and performance studies?

We’re interested in cultivating submissions around sound as it intersects with:
● Asian American studies
● Latinx studies
● African American and Afro-diasporic studies
● Black studies
● Indigenous studies
● Critical race studies
● Crip studies
● Queer studies
● Transgender studies
● Transnational feminist studies
● Critical disability studies
● Global south studies
● Circum-Atlantic studies
● Post/decolonial studies
● Theater/performance history (particularly methods for performance analysis pre-1900)

We solicit scholarly essays (7,000-9,000 words), sonic performance scripts and/or artists manifestos, and interviews (1,000-3,000 words). Submissions and inquiries should be e-mailed to by 15 May 2019.

Accepted submissions will be notified by mid-June and the co-editors will send feedback by mid-July. Authors should be prepared to commit to revisions during summer 2019, followed by a public symposium and additional publication workshop at the University of Maryland in September 2019. Submission for external peer review will follow, with a tentative date of publication slated for May 2020.

CfP: Immersive Pedagogy


Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality Carnegie Mellon University, June 27-28, 2019

Call For Proposals

3D, augmented, and virtual reality technologies are becoming increasingly useful for advancing humanistic inquiry and pedagogy through immersive visualizations of spaces, artifacts, and data. Although some academic institutions offer technical support for specific tools, a range of obstacles still deter researchers and students from experimenting with these emerging technologies as teaching and learning tools. As a result, critical engagement with 3D and XR technology remains embryonic.

Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality, hosted at Carnegie Mellon University on June 27-28, 2019, seeks to bring together librarians, educational technologists, students, scholars, and artists to generate accessible, scaffolded pedagogical materials that integrate scholarly inquiry with technical training. Alongside multiple keynote speakers, during the day-and-a-half symposium participants will collaborate through creative exercises and peer workshops to develop and revise pedagogical material for immersive technology, including lesson plans, learning exercises, course syllabi, and disciplinary curricula.

We invite proposals from scholars across the humanities focused on pedagogically oriented projects, particularly in the fields of Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies. Proposals should showcase how 3D/XR technologies and related digital humanities and data curation practices intersect with methodologies derived from the following studies:

● Community archives
● Critical digital studies
● Cultural heritage
● Disability studies
● Intersectional feminist theory
● Immigration and migration
● LGBTQ studies
● Minority/underrepresented archives
● Postcolonial/decolonial theory
● Public humanities
● Race and ethnicity

To apply, please submit a 500-word proposal along with a cover sheet with your full name and contact information to Applications are due by February 1, 2019. Questions can be sent to the same email address.

Submissions should engage with the pedagogy of 3D/XR technology. They may describe 3D/XR projects for scholarly or public engagement, lesson plans, course syllabi that use existing 3D/XR projects or resources, or theoretical and scholarship on pedagogical practices with 3D/XR technology, among other relevant topics. No previous experience with immersive technology is required to apply, but applicants should specify their level of experience and their reasons for working with the technology from a pedagogical, humanistic, and decolonial perspective. Participants acknowledge and accept that pedagogical materials produced for the conference will be made available to the public under Creative Commons (cc) license.

Participants will be credited by name unless otherwise requested. This symposium is supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

For more info:


The name on your résumé. The way you style your hair. The sound and style of your voice. The wording and punctuation you use in emails. How you carry yourself in the hallway or during a presentation. These are just a handful of the considerations that researchers have found disproportionately burdensome to people of color pursuing employment and advancement in the workplace.

This is, of course, by design. It is whiteness at work.

We are seeking essays that disclose the personal consequences of whiteness in the workplace. Contributors should describe and analyze their lived experiences and should connect those experiences purposefully to relevant academic/scholarly/government research and data points. With this volume, the editors wish to add to the continuum of resistance literature in such texts as Presumed IncompetentNot White/Straight/Male/Healthy Enough: Being “Other” in the Academy and Telling to Live.

Nonfiction essays must be written in English. If translation is necessary, please include both the original and the English versions. The deadline for completed chapters is March 29, 2019. The final word count for completed chapters is 5,000-6,000 words.

Below are some areas of interest, but submissions on all aspects of whiteness in the workplace will be considered:

  • Careful self-presentation at work
  • Codeswitching in the presence of colleagues, clients or others
  • The intersections of gender and racial/ethnic identity at work
  • The construction of neurodiversity as solely a white phenomenon
  • The dangers of walking to/at work while black/brown/etc.
  • Americanness and/or patriotism questioned
  • When people of color perpetuate whiteness at work
  • Colorism as a consequence of whiteness
  • Physical and/or mental health effects of workplace discrimination
  • Being a “token hire”
  • Diversity in the workplace meaning people of color work harder and longer

Please email submissions for consideration to editors Michael Moreno (, Michele Shaul ( and Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez ( by March 29, 2019. Include your email, address and phone number. Please include a recent CV and a brief bio with your submission as well.

CfP: Representations of Afrolatinidad in Global Perspective

Call for Papers

Representations of Afrolatinidad in Global Perspective

University of Pittsburgh

April 11-13, 2019

Conference Convened by the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative

Contact: Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh,


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science, Brown University

Dr. Nancy Mirabal, Associate Professor, American Studies, Director of the US Latina/o Studies Program, University of Maryland-College Park



The intersections of race, ethnicity, and representation have shaped historical and contemporary articulations of Afrolatinidad. As an expression of multivalent identity, both shared and unique, Afrolatinidad informs the experiences of over 150 million Afro-Latin Americans and millions more within diasporic communities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond. The conference seeks to foster an international dialogue that addresses regional, national, and transnational links among the ways Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinxs create, sustain, and transform meanings surrounding blackness in political, social, and cultural contexts.


This two-day symposium aims to engage multiple depictions of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinxs – whether self-fashioned or imposed. The varied portrayals in the past and present reflect the ongoing global realities, struggles, vibrancy, and resiliency of Afro-Latin diasporas throughout the Americas and elsewhere. The symposium will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University, and Dr. Nancy Mirabal, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland-College Park. Their work on Afro-descendant politics in Latin America and Afro-Latinx discourses of race, gender, and territoriality, respectively, will spark broader exchanges around Afrolatinidad and representation among presenters and attendees.


We invite submissions that address aspects of Afrolatinidad, particularly through ethnicity/race, gender, history, technology, and expressive culture, such as music, dance and art. We are especially interested in papers that analyze these themes across a variety of conceptual frameworks, including Africana Studies, Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Media Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.


Submissions need not be confined to these topics, but, if possible, please indicate at least two themes that correspond to your proposal.



-Slavery and Its Legacies in Latin America

-Politics of Culture/Cultural Expression

-Visibility and Invisibility

-Theorizing Afro-Latinidad

-Race, Gender, and Migration

-Diaspora, Community, and Technology/Social Media


Please submit a title, 250-word abstract, and 2-page CV by January 7, 2019, to If you have questions, please contact Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez at and include “Afrolatinidad Conference” in the subject line. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by January 31, 2019, and paper drafts are due March 28, 2019 for pre-circulation with discussants and panelists. In addition to invited keynote, roundtable, and community and curriculum speakers, ten to twelve scholars will be selected to present their work at the symposium. Lodging and meals will be covered for all invited presenters.


This event and registration are free and open to the public. The tentative conference schedule is as follows:


Thursday, April 11, 2019

4:00-4:15pm   Welcome

4:15-5:00pm   Keynote-Afro-Latin America

5:15-5:30pm   Q&A

5:30-7:00pm   Post-Keynote Reception


Friday, April 12, 2019

8:45-10:00am – Session 1

10:00-11:45am – Session 2

Buffet Lunch

1:00-2:45pm – Session 3

2:45-4:15pm – Session 4

4:15-5:15pm – Pre-Keynote Reception

5:15-6:30pm – Keynote-Afro-Latinx


Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00am-10:45am – Session 5 – Curriculum and Community

10:45am-12noon – Session 6 – Wrap Up Roundtable


Cosponsors: University of Pittsburgh Office of the Chancellor, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Year of Pitt Global, Humanities Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Africana Studies

CfP: St. Sucia’s Last Issue

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Last Call! We are opening submissions for our LAST ISSUE EVER! If you have always wanted to submit, but never knew what to send, this is an open call for everything! We have previously published all kinds of writing, visual art, and photos of media like film stills, textile work and sculptures. In the last 4 years we have achieved our initial goal of making space for Mujeres. We decided that instead of waiting to be invited into art galleries and book stores, we were gonna publish our own work. I’m that time we have published mujeres, gender non-conforming, two-spirit and non binary creators. We have published from as far North as Canada and as far south as Venezuela. Our community is so diverse with so many intersections and we tried to make space for voices of all Latinas: indigenous Latinas, Afro Latinas, boricuas, Dominicanas, xicanas, Centroamericanas, Mexicanas, Mexican-Americans, and Sudamericanas. Immigrants to the US and We-been-here-before-Columbus-came-to-the-US voices. Lesbian, Bi, Queer, Trans voices. Stories of factory workers and Latina PhDs. Stories generations old, and stories we never told anyone. Stories of pride. Stories of struggle. Stories of survival. All in our own words. By us, for us. We started out trying to get our work seen by more people. To show that we as, Latinas, as Latinx, have so much talent in our community of creators. We are so much more than stereotypes. We are writers, artists, photographers, film makers, publishers, everything. Just because no one is putting a spotlight on us, it doesn’t mean we aren’t here. Thank you to everyone who has ever submitted, been published, or bought one of our zines. Thank you to the students who wrote about us, librarians and professors who included us in academia. Because of y’all, these voices will live forever in libraries around the country and reach into spaces we never dreamed possible