CFP: Issue 6.1 on “Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies”

We are now accepting submissions for Issue 6.1, a special issue on “Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies,” co-edited by Tina Chen and Cathy Schlund-Vials.

Focused on global human rights, concentrated on international humanitarianism, and invested in exploring linkages between Asia and Asian America, this special issue of Verge takes as a starting point the figure of the refugee. Defined by the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951, 1967) as a “person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality,” such a figure is emblematic of rights-oriented failure at home and abroad. As significant, refugees – and the catastrophic histories which brought them “into being” (inclusive of war, genocide, in-country coup, and natural disaster) – remain tragically relevant and contemporaneously pertinent.

Queries and submissions should be sent to: Submissions are due by Dec. 1, 2018.

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