Call for Proposals: Inequitable Ruptures, Rupturing Inequity: Theorizing the impacts of COVID-19 and racial injustice on Global Service Learning – Oct 18

Posted by Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning on September 28, 2021

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL), in partnership with the Community-based Global Learning Collaborative, is pleased to invite proposals for a special section on Global Service Learning. The section will be guest edited by Dr. Katie MacDonald and Dr. Jessica Vorstermans and will be included in the Summer 2022 issue of MJCSL. It will also feature an epilogue by Dr. Eric Hartman and Dr. Richard Kiely.

MJCSL is an open-access, peer reviewed journal focusing on research, theory, pedagogy and other matters related to civic engagement, academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education.

“2020/2021 has presented ruptures that have unveiled ongoing and intersecting social pandemics such as anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, white supremacy, patriarchy, classism, and ableism in the context of a global health pandemic (Brand, 2020). We (the guest editors) propose three ruptures as moments for imagining – and doing – otherwise: (i) the Black Lives Matter movement and increased mainstream attention to racial inequity, (ii) COVID-19 and new imaginings of travel, mobility, and safety (iii) mutual aid as increasingly necessary in a pandemic and as a possible relational way forward. This special issue takes these ruptures as a starting point for re-imagining learning and movement as relational.

We invite articles that take up these ruptures not only as a space for possibility – as the pandemic and new orientations to travel might break down Global Service Learning (GSL) completely – but also as an opportunity to disturb the idea that GSL is in itself a harmonious or reciprocal practice.”

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Full proposals for the special section are due October 18th, 2021 and should be emailed to

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