SPECTRA 6.1 Call for Submissions

Manuscript submissions due Friday, March 3, 2017

The SPECTRA Journal invites scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought for the Spring 2017 issue. For this issue, we particularly encourage critical work addressing politics in times of division, turmoil, and violence, and their ongoing normalization. These contentious temporalities might also be explored through social, ethical, and/ or cultural projects.

Graduate students, established and non-affiliated researchers, up-and-coming academics are encouraged, regardless of disciplinary affiliation, to submit manuscripts of no more than 5000 words.





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SPECTRA Editorial Team

Co-­editors: Shelby Ward & Mario Khreiche

Editors elect: Caroline Alphin & Alexander Stubberfield

SPECTRA’s Submission Process

For more information on submission guidelines and registration, please visit our website: https://spectrajournal.org/SPECTRA/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions  


For all other inquiries, please email: editor@spectrajournal.org


About SPECTRA

SPECTRA is an online, double-blind reviewed, scholarly journal established as part of the ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) program at Virginia Tech. The journal features interdisciplinary work  and is designed to provide an academic forum to showcase research, explore controversial topics, and take intellectual risks. SPECTRA welcomes submissions for publication by way of articles, book reviews, interviews, and other works that operate within a problem centered, theory driven framework.