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:
- 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.
- 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 of Hate Studies to the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, AD Box 43, 502 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane WA 99258-0043; email address: email@example.com; phone: (509) 313-3665.
Call for Papers
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. Finally, the Special Issue encourages submissions that consider strategies to fight hate during the 2016 campaign and in its aftermath. Possible essay topics should be in dialogue with these central themes and may include (but are not limited to):
- A Stormfront campaign: Social media, online technologies, and hate
- Rebranding hate for political purposes
- Hate and private/public spaces: From university campuses to community centers
- Social movements and hate in the aftermath of the election
- White privilege and the fear of a brown nation
- Campaigning against political correctness
- Anti-immigrant sentiments and political activism
- Fake news, conspiracy theories, and the paranoid style in politics
- The role of gender and misogyny in the campaign trail
- Rape culture, political violence, and the resurgence of hate
- The demonization of different bodies: ableism and transphobia
- White identity politics and the 2016 election
- The role of the press: enablers or opposition?
- Defining terror: religion, racial fear, and propaganda
- Borders, walls, and the politics of surveillance
This special issue will be guest edited by Dr. C. Richard King (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. David J. Leonard (email@example.com). Abstracts of 500 words, along with a brief bio and contact information, should be sent directly to the guest editors no later than March 2, 2017. Complete articles will be 5,500-6,500 words long and will be due by May 10, 2017.
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 http://journals.gonzaga.edu/index.php/johs/index for additional information.
For questions regarding submissions and publication opportunities for the Journal of Hate Studies:
- The Journal of Hate Studies (peer-review)
Dr. Claudia Bucciferro
Managing Editor, Journal of Hate Studies
Department of Communication Studies
- Dr. Kristine Hoover
Director, Institute for Hate Studies
Department of Organizational Leadership
Click here for full journal details, including themes and goals, general topic areas, submission instructions and registration information.
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.