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Sociological Spectrum

Deadline: 30 May 2020

Special Issue:

Intersectional Experiences and Marginalized Voices

Sociological Spectrum invites papers for a special issue tentatively entitled “Intersectional Experience and Marginalized Voices.” The current cultural climate in the US is characterized by struggle between groups attempting to shift cultural norms and scripts surrounding marriage, gender, sexuality, sexual assault, police violence, immigration, race relations, and political economies. This special issue, “Intersectional Experiences and Marginalized Voices,” seeks to provide a collective space to synthesize research from an intersectional lens focusing on identities, experiences, and voices in various social, cultural, political, and occupational contexts within contemporary US society.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • #BlackLivesMatter
  • #MeToo
  • #SayHerName
  • Aging
  • Crime and Deviance 
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Immigration 
  • Intersectionality and Social Institutions
  • Leisure 
  • Marginalized Groups/Identities
  • Methodologies/Epistemologies 
  • Occupational Stratification
  • Pedagogy 
  • Social Inequality and Stratification
  • Socialization 
  • Social Movements
  • Stereotypes and Bias 
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Women’s March

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2020.

Submissions will be peer reviewed. The selection criteria will involve: relevance to the theme, paper clarity, intellectual significance, and originality. Manuscripts should directly be submitted to the Sociological Spectrum submission site. Please designate in an email or cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered for the special issue. Authors should blind their manuscripts. Submissions should be in ASA format, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. For full submission instructions, please visit Sociological Spectrum’s Instructions for Authors.

Please direct inquiries to the guest editors below:

Sarah Donley

Department of Sociology & Social Work

Jacksonville State University

Melencia Johnson

Department of Sociology

University of South Carolina Aiken

This special issue is a joint project of the MSSA Women, Gender, and Sexualities Committee and Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

Editorial Information:

Guest Editors:

Sarah Donley: Department of Sociology & Social Work Jacksonville State University

Melencia Johnson: Department of Sociology University of South Carolina Aiken

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