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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.

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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.

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Address general questions about the Journal of Hate Studies to the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, AD Box 99, 502 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane WA 99258-0043; email address:; phone: (509) 313-3665.

Vol 14.: "Interrogating the Place of Hate in the 2016 Presidential Campaign"

Special Issue of the Journal of Hate Studies

Following a campaign cycle marked by exclusionary rhetoric and dehumanizing politics, more than 1,000 incidents of hate have been reported in the U.S. since Election Day. The articulation of hate during the 2016 presidential campaign drew upon a long history of racism, sexism, and homophobia in American politics and became more intense as social media and the internet facilitated a culture of disparagement and demonization. Moreover, the language, politics, and ideologies of the recent campaign were deeply impacted by shifts emergent in the aftermath of 9/11, the Great Recession, and the election of President Obama, which fostered new forms of populism, nativism, and xenophobia, encouraging the crystallization of alt-right and nationalist movements.

This special issue of the Journal of Hate Studies interrogates the place of “hate” in the 2016 US Presidential campaign. It undertakes a comprehensive and comparative assessment, particularly attentive to past, present, and future dimensions of the politics of hate. It seeks contributions concerned with the use of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, ability, and nationality to diminish, demonize, and dehumanize. It examines the historic connections, previous manifestations, and origins of the forms of hate deployed in the 2016 campaign, exploring the ways in which this election was new and the ways in which it build on historic hates. Moreover, it looks to the future, considering the implications of the election and the manner in which it will impact emerging expressions of hate.

This special issue was guest edited by Dr. C. Richard King ( and Dr. David J. Leonard (

Vol 15.: "Engaging with Communities for Justice - In Progress

Based from the theme of the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies - "Engaging with Communities for Justice" submissions for Volume 15 of the Journal for Hate Studies represents original or substantially original work not previously published elsewhere, which aligns with the 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies.

Vol 16.: Call for Papers - Coming Soon

The Journal of Hate Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies. JHS is committed to excellence and innovation in the scholarly study of hate and to providing a forum for discussing research-based practices to combat hate. Please visit for additional information.

For questions regarding submissions and publication opportunities for the Journal of Hate Studies:

  • The Journal of Hate Studies (peer-review)
    Dr. Kem Gambrell
    Managing Co-Editor, Journal of Hate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
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  • Dr. Lazarina Topuzova
    Managing Co-Editor, Journal of Hate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Department of Organizational Leadership
    Robert Morris University
  • Dr. Kristine Hoover
    Director, Institute for Hate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Department of Organizational Leadership
    (509) 313-3831

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The Institute for Hate Studies’ mission, in alignment with Gonzaga University’s Jesuit identity, involves undertaking activities aimed at promoting reconciliation and overcoming hate. The Journal is peer-reviewed and publishes interdisciplinary work that scrutinizes the roots and prevalence of hate in the contemporary world. First established in the year 2001 and credited with publishing foundational work within the field of Hate Studies, the Journal has international distribution and welcomes contributions from various disciplines. Articles published in the journal examine hate in any of its manifestations (e.g. racism, misogyny, antisemitism, homophobia, religious intolerance, ethnic violence, anti-immigrant animus); consider how hate is institutionalized, maintained, or perpetrated through culture, organizations, policies, politics, media, discourses, and epistemologies; and develop, adapt, or refine the methods used for understanding or overcoming hate.