Call for papers: Special Edition of the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (JIBS)
Activism in the Biblical Studies Classroom: Global Perspectives
Does activism belong in the university Biblical Studies classroom? If yes, with what purpose, outcome or agenda? Which teaching strategies are effective? How can/should/might Biblical Studies and activism engage with each other?
Activism is understood here as relating to human rights and the abolition of discrimination, including discrimination and activism in relation to:
● Race and ethnicity ● Gender and gender identity ● Sexual orientation ● Class ● Disability and ableism ● HIV status ● Mental health ● Religion, faith and belief ● Fat stigma ● Ageism ● Motherhood and pregnancy ● Voluntary/involuntary childlessness ● Abortion and abortion stigma
This list is indicative and not exhaustive. We welcome submissions on any area of activism in conjunction with any biblical text.
We are looking for practice-focused contributions informed by academic research and/or theory.
Submissions should be between 4000 and 10,000 words.
All submissions will be subject to the usual blind peer review process.
Send proposals to Guest Editor Johanna Stiebert (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 March 2019 and completed papers by the 2 January 2020.