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The International Journal of Research and Method in Education is looking for applications to guest edit a Special Issue on “Racially-Just Epistemologies and Methodologies, that Disrupt Whiteness”.

This IJRME special issue will welcome submissions that use and/or discuss Black, Indigenous, Latina, decolonial and/or post-colonial epistemologies, and theoretical and conceptual frameworks with a focus on disrupting whiteness. We welcome submissions on racially-just epistemologies that challenge epistemic violence (Spivak, 1998) and epistemic apartheid (Rabaka, 2010) in the framing of educational research issues. This special issue also welcomes theoretical and methodological developments in educational research such as Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality methodologies. The special issue on racial and social justice methods could consider the following questions, amongst others that may be of interest to the editors:

  • How do racially-just epistemologies inform methods? How can methods be used to provide authentic representation of epistemologies of people of colour?
  • Which conceptual/theoretical frameworks can be utilised when researching racialised and minoritised communities?
  • How can critical race methodologies provide counter-narratives to challenge stereotypical and racialised notions of communities of colour?
  • What does decolonising research methodology look like in research? What implications does it have for communities of colour?
  • How do critical race methodologies link with critical praxis?
  • What role do researchers with an outsider status have in dismantling the distortion of different forms of knowledge and undoing violence between the coloniser and the colonised?
  • How can the teaching of research methods be antiracist?

Interested in guest editing this issue?

IJRME will aim to publish this special issue in the second volume of the journal in 2022. The journal will put out a call for abstracts as soon as possible, and the guest editor(s) will be responsible for stimulating submissions and selecting the papers to be published subject to the normal journal review process. The guest editor(s) will also provide the names of two reviewers per paper. We aim to include 6 to 8 papers, depending on length. We provide a lot of support for all guest editors, doing the bulk of the management of reviews etc., but we will want the guest editor(s) to write a substantive editorial, select the papers, and recruit reviewers.

Please contact the editors by 14 October 2020 with a brief outline of a special issue on racially just epistemologies and methodologies, the areas and questions you will look for papers to address (building on our suggestions above), and an explanation of your interest in this area including a short CV. Please email Prof. Liz Todd ([email protected]) and Dr. Jo Rose ([email protected]).

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