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Research in Queer Studies

The field of queer studies is growing by leaps and bounds in academic circles. Universities are creating graduate programs and degrees in this field, journals are surfacing, and SIGs specific to queer studies are being established in academic organizations. Along with this increased interest in queer studies, the majority of books in the field take a general approach, attempting to address everything in a single volume. While that is great for an introductory book to queer studies, the problem is that the topics raised in such volumes are barely addressed.

This book series will afford scholars the opportunity to come together on a particular topic within queer studies and really give the topic the time and depth of discussion it deserves. Many of the topics within queer studies are very complex, and introductory books to queer studies give the reader the impression that the topic is either simple or not important, when in fact it might be a very big social concern in our society.

Call for Volume Authors/Editors


The Research in Queer Studies series editors are seeking proposals for volume authors or editors for new volumes in the series. Many of the topics within queer studies are very complex, and introductory books to queer studies give the reader the impression that the topic is either simple or not important. This book series affords scholars the opportunity to come together on a particular, focused topic within queer studies and give the topic the time and depth of discussion it deserves.

The series editors are open to proposed volumes of the series to be either edited volumes with multiple contributors or authored volumes (single or co-authors). Possible topics may include (but are not limited to): 1) Bullying of queer youth; 2) queer theory (from a new lens); 3) cross-cultural comparisons of queer issues; 4) intersections of race and sexual identity; 5) intersections of gender and sexual identity; 6) religion and queer studies, among many other possible topics within the fields of sociology, education, cultural studies, feminist studies, language studies, among many others.

Proposal Guidelines
Proposals must include the following:
1. A clearly described theme/topic for the volume
2. An outline of possible chapter topics
3. A clearly described rationale that describes the significance of the topic and how it contributes something new to queer studies.
4. A description of the targeted market and how you envision the volume being used (What courses would it be used for? Would it be a primary text or a supplementary text for the course? Are there similar books on the market? If so, how will this volume be different?)
5. If an edited volume, a list of possible contributors, and a brief bio of each contributor. If an authored volume, a bio of each author. A sample chapter may also be included.
6. Proposed timeline from start to submission to publisher in final form.

Deadline
While we accept submissions on a rolling basis, we are especially looking for manuscripts that will be ready for publication in 2017 or earlier.

For questions about the series or proposal preparation, or to submit your proposal, please e-mail the series editors, Paul Chamness Miller and Hidehiro Endo, at pchamness@gmail.com and h-endo@aiu.ac.jp.

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