CFP: Teaching Community

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy announces a special issue on TEACHING COMMUNITY, with guest editors Erica R. Meiners and Therese Quinn.
Feb. 8, 2016 deadline

The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (3,000 to 5,000 word overviews of books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, and more), short essays for the “Methods and Texts” section (1500-3000 words). and image-based contributions for our Photo Essay section, that explore teaching community. 

Submissions should address strategies for teaching community, broadly understood: teaching about community and communities, communities formed in schools, universities and classrooms, and other pedagogical communities such as social movements, museums, archives, local organizations, online, and more. We welcome jargon-free texts from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Transformations is a journal which invites college educators to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly articles. It is an interdisciplinary forum for pedagogical scholarship exploring intersections of identities, power, and social justice. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogy.  

For submission guidelines see Instructions for Authors:  Deadline Feb. 8, 2016

Possible topics include:

  • The politics of teaching community
  • Teaching about community in literature, film, and other arts
  • School and community interaction and projects
  • Negotiating university/community relationships
  • Bringing community into the classroom
  • Teaching about power and difference in communities
  • Teaching about and within religious communities
  • Troubling definitions of community
  • Teaching about and with social media and other online communities
  • Teaching as community activism
  • Learning from social and political movements
  • Building and maintaining pedagogical spaces with communities
  • Teaching histories, literatures, and/or representations of community
  • Learning communities
  • Service-learning projects in communities
  • Teaching community and social justice.

Please familiarize yourself with the journal before submitting. Inquiries encouraged.

Past issues of Transformations include: Teaching and Religion, Teaching Popular Culture, Teaching Food, Teaching Feelings, Teaching Digital Media, and Teaching Sex.

Visit our website to order past issues, or find us digitized in EBSCO. JSTOR is coming soon.

To submit an article, please visit and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office. Inquiries welcome — write to Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors, All submissions are acknowledged via return email.

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