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Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies

Deadline: May 15th. The editorial board at Afkar is excited to announce the Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies. Afkar is an international, peer-reviewed, and student-run academic journal focusing on the study of politics, history, culture and society in the Middle East and North Africa.

Campus Y Social Justice Journal Student Submissions

The Campus Y Social Justice Journal will give a home to a range of written media that help inform our understanding of social justice and equity based work. This includes, but certainly is not limited to: organizing tactics, successful grant proposals, social justice-motivated academic papers, program models, and schedules of protest planning. If you are writing a thesis or dissertation that fits this description, please submit a sample of your writing. If you work on a public health intervention or capstone project with a nonprofit, we welcome your ideas, recommendations, and programs. Submissions should be emailed to by March 1 and any questions concerns can be addressed to Sarah Jeffries (

Columbia University Journal of Politics and Society

The Journal of Politics & Society is the United States’ premier interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of Columbia University. The Journal of Politics & Society is seeking original, creative, and rigorous articles in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, history, psychology, linguistics, law, anthropology, criminology, cultural and area studies, development studies, and demography.

EU Today Contest

This EU essay contest is part of a broader Europe Week 2019 program, an annual series of events promoting knowledge and visibility of the EU run by the Center for European Studies at UNC Chapel Hill generously funded by the EU Delegation to the US. There are many myths and misconceptions about the EU – why it was created, how it operates, and what its mission and goals are. Describe a myth about the EU and compare it with what you see as the reality about the EU. Writers are welcome to write broadly about the EU as a whole, or focus on a particular issue or institution they feel exemplifies this notion of myths about the EU.

The Internationalist

Submit your research to The Internationalist which is a student-run research journal at UNC-CH which biannually publishes outstanding student research related to international relations, global security, politics, economics, and culture. We have previously published essays from a wide variety of majors including Economics, History, Global Studies, Political Science, and Peace, War, and Defense, to name a few. We are accepting submissions of 15-35 pages in length. Please attach your paper as a PDF or Word document to an email and send it to

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) Spring Publication

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2019 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process.

Latin American Environments: Approaches from the Sciences and the Humanities

The study of Latin American environments is both old and new. While few regions have had a richer bibliography on environmental studies than Amazonia, the Caribbean, or Patagonia, in the present biologists, geologists, geographers, or environmental historians and cultural critics continue to renew the questions and the topics leading environmental studies in the region. Organized by UNC Charlotte’s Latin American Studies Program and the UNC/Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the XIII Brown Conference in Latin American Studies at UNC Charlotte, to be held on April 5 and 6, 2019, will interrogate past and present conversations in Latin American Environmental Studies, including earth sciences, geography, history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Both established scholars and graduate students are welcome to propose a paper or a panel on the conference’s and other topics in Latin American Studies by sending an email to and before February 25

“Muslims, Motherlands, & Minoritization” – 16th Annual Duke-UNC Conference- Middle East & Islamic Studies 

Deadline: January 15th. The Islamicate Graduate Student Association invites graduate student papers for our 16th Annual Duke-UNC Conference, the longest running graduate student Middle East & Islamic Studies conference in the country. This year’s conference “Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization,” will be held in Chapel Hill, NC on March 2, 2019. This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Following presentations and faculty responses, participants will have the opportunity to workshop their papers. Questions we hope to explore include: How do the state and other actors influence religious and/or racial minority identity? What roles do power, gender, race, and sexuality play in these identity formations? How have standards of normativity been constructed and projected onto Muslim bodies? We are seeking submissions from fields inclusive of, but not limited to: Religious Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, Art History, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Asian Studies, Critical Race Studies, Geography, Women and Gender Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, American Studies, and African Studies. SUBMISSIONS: Submit a short bio, 150-250 word abstract, and 10-20 page paper to

North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NC/CLAS)

The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are pleased to announce the inaugural North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NC/CLAS). NC/CLAS 2019 seeks to bring together scholars, specialists, and graduate students in North Carolina engaged in the diverse and multiple disciplinary domains dedicated to Latin American and Latino/a studies, past and present.The theme of NC/CLAS 2019 will be dedicated to “Understanding Complexity in Latin America.” NC/CLAS 2019 will be hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 22, 2019-February 24, 2019.

NC Journal of European Students

North Carolina Journal of European Studies is calling for submissions. Your research must be a 5 to 20 page manuscript of original research. Manuscript can be from any relevant discipline (Political Science, History, Economics, Art History, etc.), but must cover a topic on Europe or Europe in the world after 1870. Please submit your manuscripts in Chicago Style. We are willing to work with you if this represents a significant barrier to your submission.

The Southern California International Review (SCIR)

Deadline: February 3 @ 11:59 PM. SCIR is a global undergraduate international studies journal published biannually and funded by the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). SCIR publishes up to five exceptional full-length articles in every issue.  SCIR has published pieces from university students around the world. The topic must pertain to international relations. We accept a wide range of subjects including security studies, foreign trade relations, global economics, and foreign policy.


UNC JOURney is UNC’s first interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal. We are sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research on campus, and our goal is to give students a place to publish faculty-mentored research. UNC JOURney is an annual journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding faculty-mentored research conducted by current undergraduate students at UNC. We publish SURF, course-led and independent research articles across all disciplines. Our goal is to showcase the original research conducted early in students’ academic careers that reflects appropriate scope and complexity for excellent undergraduate work.