Journal of Family Theory & Review: CFP special issue on anti-racism, social justice, and families

For the first time ever, the three journals of the National Council on Family Relations are planning a simultaneous special issue. It will focus on anti-racism, social justice, and families. We are particularly hopeful that drawing on each journals’ strengths (theoretical, applied, basic science), and the interdisciplinary nature of Family Science, will allow for a more holistic understanding of the continued perpetuation of myriad injustices against diverse families, especially families of color, their many intersectional locations, and their life experiences. We also hope this collection will identify ways to best dismantle institutional oppressions, while supporting and strengthening the resilience of families along the way. 

We are honored to guest edit Journal of Family Theory & Review’s part of the larger special issue. You can find the call here. We hope you will consider submitting a piece for review. Additionally, as leaders in the field, we are hoping you can help distribute this call widely (e.g., to focus group and section members, to listservs for other organizations and disciplines). We also call your attention to the new “conceptualization of anti-racist and social justice constructs” manuscript type. We see this manuscript type as particularly important for moving the field forward. Please note the submission deadline of July 15, 2021.

We are happy to talk more about the vision for the issue and submission ideas you might have, if that would be helpful. Thanks for your assistance with getting the word out!! 


Kristy & Brad

Kristy Y. Shih, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., LA3-105B (office) & LA3-105A (lab)
Long Beach, California 90840
Treasurer, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)E: | P: 562-985-5581


Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, MSW, Ph.D., CFLEProfessor and Associate Department Chair for Social Justice Initiatives
Department of Family Science & Human Development UNIV 4034
Phone: (973) 655-4440
Fax: (973) 655-6795