CfP: “Gender, Sexuality, and Judaism,” G’vanim, the Journal of the Academy for Jewish Religion

In the last few years issues of gender and sexuality have risen to the forefront of public attention. As such, AJR devotes our next volume of G’vavnim to the topic of “Gender, Sexuality, and Judaism.” Contributions may consider the topic from any historical period and from any rigorous methodology (both traditional and academic). To be considered for publication in this volume, abstracts for articles must be received by November 30, 2018. If approved, complete articles of 1500-5000 words in length will be due March 1, 2019. Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 250-500 words for potential articles to the current editor, Dr. Matthew Goldstone (mgoldstone@ajrsem.org) for review.

Submission Guidelines

G’vanim is an online journal published annually by the Academy for Jewish Religion (and indexed by EBSCO Publishing). G’vanim commissions and reviews unsolicited submissions for articles on topics related to the past, present, and future of Judaism. Articles that contribute to the Academy for Jewish Religion’s dedication to pluralism are especially welcome. Articles should not have been published previously and, while authors retain the rights to their contributions, acceptance for publication in G’vanim constitutes agreement not to republish submissions elsewhere for one year following the official date of publication of the relevant volume of G’vanim. Although G’vnaim is not officially a peer-review journal, all abstracts and full-length articles must be approved by the editor and/or editorial board as meeting the high standards for excellence in research and novelty of contribution prior to acceptance for publication.

About the Journal

Founded in 1956, the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR) is the oldest pluralistic Jewish seminary in the United States. AJR is dedicated to ordaining rabbis and cantors for all Jewish communities and to sharing insights into Judaism and Jewish tradition with our expanded community. Accordingly, in 2005 faculty member Rabbi Bernard M. Zlotowitz (1925-2015) issued our first volume of G’vanim: The Journal of the Academy for Jewish Religion to “spread and disseminate more Jewish knowledge.” After publishing 9 volumes, publication of the journal was temporarily suspended while AJR devoted efforts to the publication of Studies in Judaism and Pluralism: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Academy for Jewish Religion, edited by adjunct faculty member Dr. Leonard Levin. It is with great excitement that we revive the journal as an online publication in order to fulfill our mission of serving the Jewish community and providing knowledge of Jews and Judaism to the general community.

Author: Anna F. Bialek

Anna Bialek is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

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