Call for Papers for Special Issue of Peace Review: Teaching Peace and War

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Peace Review 30(1) invites essays for a special issue on Teaching Peace and War. In this special issue we wish to examine the practices of teaching about peace and war in an atmosphere characterized by too much of one and not enough of the other. Teaching about the complexities of peace and war is often an exercise in balancing idealism and pragmatism. What is more, it is also a normative endeavor that tends to draw students who are genuinely interested in making the world a better place. How are these students best engaged? What should they learn in our courses? In our teaching about peace and war, scholars draw on a wide range of global frames and academic disciplines using a range of pedagogies and best practices. This special issue seeks to draw on all of these.

  • Possible essay topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Reflections on Pedagogy: How and why we teach about peace and war
  • Teaching about sensitive topics in peace and war
  • Adapting teaching on peace and war to political change
  • Integrating global perspectives on peace and war
  • Decolonising peace (and war) studies/education
  • Offering interdisciplinary perspectives on peace and war
  • Valuing feminist and other non-mainstream perspectives on peace and war
  • Considering ethics and bias in the classroom and on the syllabus
  • Creative and alternative assignments on peace and war

We seek essays that address class content, both in terms of reading assignments and classroom discussion, pedagogical concerns and specific challenges educators face in teaching about peace and war. We also encourage reflections that specifically address teaching these issues to different age groups, from K-12 to postgraduate education.

This issue will be co-edited by Amanda Donahoe, PhD, Lecturer of Peace & Justice Studies, Tufts University, and Annick T.R. Wibben, Ph.D., Professor of Politics & International Studies and Director of Peace & Justice Studies, University of San Francisco.

Essays of 2,500 to 3,500 words, along with a one- to two-line bio, should be sent to Peace Review no later that 5 p.m. PST on October 15, 2017. Essays should be jargon- and footnote-free, although we will run recommended readings.

Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editors:
Amanda Donahoe,, and Annick T.R. Wibben

Send Essays to:
Robert Elias, Editor in Chief
Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
Subject Line: Teaching Peace and War

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