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Call for paper : “Museums, Migration, and Immigration”

Articles are sought for a reader on museums, migration, and immigration around the globe. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to) exhibitions focusing on: diasporas; the history of immigration; new citizens; internal migrations; acculturation; the role of immigrants in changing communities; medical and government policing of immigration; political resistance to immigration; and art works depicting the conditions of new immigrants. The editor is also interested in articles on the ways in which museums serve immigrants through educational and other programs.

While a number of published articles and books focus on diversity in museums, no anthology has concentrated explicitly on museums, migration, and immigration; consequently, current research remains scattered. Therefore, while the anthology will contain mostly new articles, the editor may consider a limited number of truly outstanding articles published in the past ten years. All articles should be written for an audience of scholars and advanced students; preference will be given to articles that are professionally written and refer to contemporary theory pertaining to museum studies as well as citizenship and immigration.

The editor is chair of the English Department at Northern Illinois University, where she has also served as coordinator of Museum Studies and director of Women’s Studies. Her previous books on museums include Gender, Sexuality, and Museums: A Routledge Reader (Routledge, 2010) and Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities (Alta Mira, 2007).

Articles must be in MS Word format and may be submitted through email, on USB drives or on CDs. Submissions must be sent to Amy K. Levin, Professor and Chair, English Department, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA. Phone: 815 753 0615.

Email : alevin[a] Deadline : January 1, 2014.

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