Call for Manuscript Proposals: Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES), Special Issue on Immigration and Immigrant Community Engagement – Oct 1

Posted by Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship on September 20, 2022

Call for Manuscript Proposals: Democracy Realized through Immigrant Integration

This special journal issue brings together an interdisciplinary and demographically diverse group of students, practitioners, policymakers, and scholars to examine U.S. immigration policy, practice, and the organizations which facilitate immigrant integration. We are specifically interested in community-based and community-engaged research that surfaces immigrant voices, those who work in partnership with immigrants, and those who do research in collaboration with and on behalf of immigrant communities.

In partnership with the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES), the special issue editors are seeking manuscripts that align with the JCES’s mission as well as advance representative and direct democracy through the full incorporation and inclusion of immigrant communities throughout the U.S. As such, our collective aim is that this issue integrates the voices of diverse immigrant communities as well as the voices of emerging and established academic scholars and community researchers. We seek to transcend scale by including the experiences of small unincorporated rural areas to large cities, thus we anticipate creative approaches, analyses, and methodologies. Finally, we welcome writing in foreign languages (with English translation). Our aim is to advance scholarship that authentically captures the lived experiences of immigrants and those who facilitate their integration and democratic engagement.

Immigration and the immigrant experience are inextricably tied to the past, present, and future of the United States. Native Peoples, established U.S. residents and citizens, and newcomers all are part of the celebrated and controversial stories that shape “the story of U.S.” However, much is said about immigrants, without truly incorporating their own stories and contributions into the narrative; a narrative, we believe, has the potential to inform and inspire community change and scholarship.

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Consider submitting a proposed abstract for this special issue, which is due by October 1, 2022.

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