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USSO Special Series CFP: "Pedagogies of Resistance, Pedagogies of Hope: Redefining American Studies" - British Association for American Studies


USSO Special Series CFP: "Pedagogies of Resistance, Pedagogies of Hope: Redefining American Studies"


U.S. Studies Online (USSO) is thrilled to announce our latest special series, Pedagogies of Resistance, Pedagogies of Hope: Redefining American Studies, in collaboration with BAAS Early Career Representative, Dr Siân Round.

The studying and teaching of American Studies is a pursuit in constant evolution: informed by the global research landscape, digital advances, and complex systems of social, political, and cultural change. As we increasingly debate how our discipline can anticipate and respond to these developments, we as American Studies researchers and practitioners are required to reflect on our individual and collective shaping of the field: How do we increase the reach of American Studies? How do we reconcile our dual roles as educators and students? And what is our vision for the future of the discipline?

U.S. Studies Online are seeking submissions from a wide range of disciplines that address the exchange of knowledge within American Studies. We welcome submissions from anyone whose work engages with America, and we are especially keen to hear from postgraduates, early career academics, and independent researchers.

Submissions should be 800-1200 words. We invite responses that engage with the theme openly and imaginatively. We are particularly interested in receiving:

  • Research articles
  • Photo and video essays
  • Short stories and poetry
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Political and cultural commentary

Interpretations of the theme could include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Creative approaches to the study and teaching of American Studies
  • Cultivating equality, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and learning environments
  • Considerations of methodology and self-reflexive practices
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches
  • Digital innovations and tools
  • Collaborative practices within and beyond academia
  • Knowledge exchange, outreach, and impact

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a biography of no more than 100 words to by Friday 17th November.

Get in touch via email or Twitter with any questions.


We look forward to reading your proposals!


The USSO Editorial Team

Robyn Shooter, Frances Rowbottom, Molly Becker, Tom Cryer, Aija Oksman, Sam Thozer

BAAS Early Career Representative

Dr Siân Round