Submissions Wanted: The Texas Strategist Undergraduate Student Journal

Information Session: October 18 at 2pm

The Texas Strategist is soliciting submissions for the Winter Edition 2021

Are you interested in the field of national security, international security, or international relations? Do you have something to say about foreign policy, diplomacy, or intelligence? The Texas Strategist is looking for submissions from UT undergraduate students who would like to publish their thoughts in a competitive, public-facing journal. Publishing with the Texas Strategist is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing and critical thinking abilities, express your viewpoint, and add to your resume.

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CFP: Queer Transnationalities: Notes for a History of LGBTQ+ Rights in the Post-Soviet Space

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Editors: Elena Dundovich (University of Pisa) and Simone A. Bellezza (University of Naples Federico II).

The last few years have witnessed an expansion and diversification of approaches in the study of LGBTQ+ topics in Eastern Europe: after the approval of the Russian “gay propaganda” law in 2013, a new generation of scholars made constant efforts to understand what had determined such different evolutionary paths in the question of the rights of LGBTQ+ communities and individuals within the context of the former Soviet countries. In 2020 three collected-essays volumes have tried to bring together and systematize the new interpretative paths that had emerged in the fields of literary research (Zavr-Sosič 2020), sociology and political science (Buyantueva-Shevtsova 2020), and ethnography and anthropology (Channel-Justice 2020). These studies provided a deeper understanding of the (self-)perceptions of queerness in the area and the strategies implemented to address the issue of sexual and gender minorities in public discourse and politics.

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CFP: Contemporary International Affairs (Cornell University)

Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Cornell International Affairs Review is a student-run, biannually published academic journal at Cornell University dedicated to publishing undergraduate, postgraduate, and expert scholarship on contemporary international affairs.

The Review seeks to curate papers that present original research and demonstrate novel arguments or interpretive approaches. Papers should preferably address events and trends that are not well-established in current scholarship, yet have immediate global relevance and engage a broader and more diverse audience beyond the traditional academic sphere. We welcome submissions from any relevant field of study, and particularly encourage papers that seek to address historically underrepresented demographics, as well as lesser-studied regions, trends, and events. We also heavily encourage the submission of papers that utilize non-English language secondary scholarship or primary source research.

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International 5-minute video competition: Dostoevsky’s “Бесы”

Deadline December 20, 2021

In honor of the Dostoevsky Bicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the novel «Бесы» (DemonsDevils or The Possessed), and the 50th anniversary of the International Dostoevsky Society (IDS), the IDS announces an international competition of 5-minute videos relating to the novel. The grand prize is a free trip to the XVIII Symposium of the IDS, Nagoya, Japan, 4-8 March 2022. 

All details and the submission form can be found at the IDS/NADS website:

CFP: Screening Youth, Cinematic Representation of Youth During the Soviet/Post-Soviet Period

Deadline: August 20, 2021

Proposals are invited for a thematic cluster of articles to appear in Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema on the topic of “Screening Youth,” to be published in early 2023; guest editor, Jenny Kaminer (Associate Professor of Russian, UC-Davis). Papers analyzing any aspect of the cinematic representation of youth during the Soviet- or post-Soviet periods—including close analyses of individual films or directors, as well as broader considerations of sociocultural and political questions—are welcome. Submissions that situate Soviet and/or Russian representations of youth on screen in the context of international cinematic trends are particularly welcome.

Please submit a short proposal (~200 words), along with a 1-page cv or short bio, to, by August 20, 2021.

Final submissions will be due by January 15, 2022.

CFP: Editorial Board, Policies, and Processes

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Vestnik was launched by SRAS in 2004 as one of the world’s first online academic journals focused on showcasing student research. We welcome and invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject related to the broad geographic area outlined above is accepted. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. If you have written solid research eligible for publication according to the guidelines below, submit it here.

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 Eligible Papers and Authors

Vestnik showcases student work on any topic related to the broad geographic area shown in the map above. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. Research may focus on any majority or minority group that currently occupies or has historically occupied space within this geographic region.

Submissions must have been written while the author was still enrolled in a higher education program. The author may be no more than two years out of higher education and must be under the age of 35 at the time of submission. Authors of all nationalities and from all institutions of higher education globally are eligible, but the submission must be written in English.

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CFP: Gender (Studies) in Exile (Intersections, East European Journal of Society and Politics)

Deadline: September 15, 2021

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics
 (IEEJSP) invites original research papers for its thematic issue on “Gender (Studies) in Exile”.

Guest Editors: Judit Takács (KWI Essen; Centre for Social Sciences); Achim Rohde (Academy in Exile, Freie Universität Berlin)

This thematic issue aims to bring together scholars with an interest in conducting gender studies research in challenging, or in some cases hostile, circumstances, especially in countries where gender studies as an academic discipline is being delegitimized by state authorities. We welcome papers that explore theoretically and/or empirically the strategies, narratives, and underlying motivations that fuel such campaigns against gender studies as well as their academic and social impact. We are equally interested in contributions that focus on responses and counter strategies developed by gender studies scholars and scholars in exile in general. We encourage the application of a broad understanding of exile, including external exile and various forms of inner exile such as a condition of voicelessness, and non-territorial exile at home.

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Seeking Translators for the PEN America: Women in Translation Reading Series

Deadline: July 5, 2021

The PEN Translation Committee is seeking literary translators into English to read from their work (published or in progress) in a series of three virtual readings to celebrate Women in Translation month this August. We welcome responses from women or nonbinary translators and translators of any gender identity translating words by women or nonbinary authors. Preference will be given to proposals where translators will be reading alongside their authors, though we recognize the need to accommodate different time zones. We are particularly interested in author/translator pairs that haven’t participated in this series before.

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The June 30th deadline for submitting papers in the 7th annual Inman Award competition is rapidly approaching!

This competition recognizes the best student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the Inman Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2020-21 academic year. 

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