New Call for Proposals

LoV Seeks Photo Essay Proposals on Refugees and Forced Migration

With the intensification of global inequity and the rise of the national security state, human migration, mobility, and transculturality have become central concerns for both policy-makers and researchers. The study of documented and undocumented migration reveals the violent relationship between the Global North and the Global South and the “contentious relationship between sovereignty, space, and freedom of movement” (De Genova and Peutz, 2010). As law making and policy debates devise new ways to criminalize migrants and deploy harsher immigration legislation, it becomes necessary to politically and theoretically interrogate these processes by considering the local and global policies that render new forms of social control not only effective, but also popular.

In this thematic edition of Landscapes of Violence—Refugees and Forced Migration—we seek contributors that explore issues related to migration and refugees across academic disciplines and institutional boundaries. This issue seeks to deepen understanding of the impact of immigration law enforcement and policy-making on people and communities through the lens of studies of violence. We welcome proposals from photographers, community members, students, researchers, and others engaged in work on refugee and forced migration for photo essays. Proposals that consider the historical and cultural contexts and processes in which migration occurs are particularly welcome.

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2016

To submit a proposal:

Email to LoV Managing Editor Ana Del Conde at lov@sbs.umass.edu: a 250-word abstract, 50 to 100-word bio-sketch, and up to 5 high-resolution photographs (300dpi ".jpg" file) with a caption and credit in a Word document.

Selected Authors

All authors will be notified of their status in late-February 2016.

If selected, authors will be asked to submit a 500-word essay and up to 10 high-resolution photographs (300dpi .jpg file) with captions and credits in a Word DOC. Authors must have all relevant permissions to publish in LoV any multimedia content not belonging to them. All submissions must follow LoV submission requirements.

Accepted photo essays will be due 30 April 2016 and will be published in Landscapes of Violence after review by two independent peer referees considered experts in the subject field.

Tentative publishing date: August 30 2016.


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The goal of Landscapes of Violence (LoV) is to provide a balanced approach to the causes of violence and offer a voice for the human experience behind it. This journal deals with the interrelationships between society and violence seen through the analytical eyes of trans-disciplinary researchers.

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Current Issue: Volume 3, Number 3 (2015) Education and Violence




Dr. Ventura R. Pérez
Guest Editor
Dr. Jen Sandler
Managing Editor
Ana Del Conde
Ashley E. Sherry
Line Content Editor
Sarah A. Mathena
Visual Content Editor
Adam C. Zimmer


Peer-reviewed Articles
Alexis Artaud de la Ferriere - Stuck in the Middle With You
Lavanya Proctor - Boys Must be Beaten
Ashley E. Sherry - Studying Policy through Violence
Melissa Fellin - The Impact of Media Representation
Deborah Keisch & Tim Scott - U.S. Education Reform
Jen Sandler - As the Tide Turns

"A View from the Field"
Dani O'Brien & Jesse Hagopian - Violence and Resistance
Kysa Nygreen & Barbara Madeloni - Teacher Education as a Site of Nonviolent Resistance
Martha de Jesús López Aguilar - The Education Reform