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The Journal of Hate Studies, Vol. 10: "Hate and Political Discourse" 

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The Journal of Hate Studies Symposium, September 27, 2012

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The Journal of Hate Studies is an international scholarly journal promoting the sharing of interdisciplinary ideas and research relating to the study of what hate is, where it comes from, and how to combat it. It presents cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that deepen the understanding of the development and expression of hate. The Journal aims to provide a deeper understanding of the processes that encourage the expression of hate so that methods of challenging and stopping its expression may be based on theory and research. The Journal reflects the optimism that as hate is understood, it can be contained and controlled allowing for persons to reach their full human potential without fear of retribution.

Writing and Content

The Journal seeks articles written with precision and depth, and that are compelling for a wide audience. Articles accepted for publication are citation-based (APA style), with high quality underlying philosophical and psychological development of thought. A primary criterion for acceptance is the level to which the article enriches, extends, and advances the study and understanding of hate in its multiplicity of forms.

Accessing the Journal

You can review the Journal in the following two ways:

  1. Order a hard copy by sending a letter with your name, address, volume(s) interested in purchasing and $35.00 for each volume wanted. Please send a check made out to GUIHS to 502 E. Boone Ave., AD 43, Spokane, WA 99258.
  2. Register to access the Journal of Hate Studies' online archives. There is a free registration and access process. By registering, you can not only read the Journal (by volume and by individual article) but also receive updates informing you of new Calls for Papers and notification of new volume publication. We do not sell or share any of the information we receive with others and your privacy is maintained.

Address general questions about the Journal to the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, AD Box 43, 502 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane WA 99258-0043; email address:; phone: (509) 313-3665.

Call for Papers and Guidelines for Submissions 

Volume 11 of the Journal of Hate Studies will be devoted to the conference proceedings from "The Pursuit of Justice: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality." This special three-day event at Gonzaga University School of Law links the 3rd International Conference on Hate Studies and the 2nd Conference on Race and the Criminal Justice System. The conference proceedings will be competitively selected, peer-reviewed, and article-quality.  

For questions regarding publication opportunities under The Pursuit of Justice conference:

The Journal of Hate Studies (peer-review)
John Shuford, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Hate Studies
Managing Editor, The Journal of Hate Studies
Department of Philosophy and School of Law

The Gonzaga Law Review
Jason Gillmer, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties

Full conference details, including themes and goals, general topic areas, submission instructions and registration information are available at:

Click here to submit your proposal online.

Limitation on Submissions: Proposal submissions are limited to one submission per presenter per type of submission (e.g., “traditional” paper, workshop, etc.). However, you may submit a presentation proposal for more than one type of session format and on different topics. For example, you may submit a presentation proposal for a paper dialogue and for a panel session on different topics, or a poster presentation and a workshop.

Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Information: Proposals should include all relevant information requested in the submission guidelines, including presentation abstracts (papers – 250 words or less; sessions – 500 words or less). Proposed papers/sessions must include the paper/session title, keywords, presenter(s) information (first and last name, highest degree(s) held, title/affiliation, email address, brief biographical statement, 1-page resume or CV); and special requests (e.g., disability accommodations, any supplemental audio/visual requests).

Audio/Visual Equipment Requests: Session rooms will feature a Digital Equipment Package of the following items: LCD/multimedia data projector, speakers, in-room PC computer (with MS PowerPoint, CD/DVD capability, internet connectivity, some Mac compatibility), screen, white boards, and on-site technical support. With 2 weeks’ advance notice, arrangements can be made for analog equipment such as Overhead and Slide Projectors or TV/VCR/DVD combos.

Guidelines for Article Submissions

  • Articles should be between 5,000-10,000 words in length, with formatting and citations conforming to APA (6th edition), Bluebook (19th edition) or ALWD.
  • Paper proposals and articles may be either individually or jointly authored, and may be either academic (scholarship or other research) or practitioner-focused (e.g., technical or professional) in orientation.
  • Paper proposals and article submissions should represent unique, original, or substantially original work not previously published elsewhere, and may include work in progress.
  • Selection processes for publication will be competitive and, due to space and resource constraints, it will not be possible to publish all submitted papers. Those whose articles the JHS selects for publication will work directly with the JHS editorial staff, subject to its publication policies and procedures. 

Presentation Formats 

General Instructions: In your proposal submission, please specify which of the following formats you will use. Priority proposals (250 words or less for papers, 500 words or less for full sessions) are due by December 1, 2012 (priority notification by December 31, 2012).  Final paper proposals are due January 11, 2013 (final notification by Februrary 1, 2013).  Final drafts of papers submitted for publication consideration are due no later than March 1, 2013, but the conference committee will receive paper submissions any time earlier than the deadline. 

For more information about accepted Presentation Formats (paper dialogue, panel/roundtable discussion, workshops/performative sessions, or poster/exhibit presentations), click here

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