Migration and Mobility
Special Issue of Essays in Philosophy

Volume 22, Number 1
Issue Date: January 2021

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020

General Editor: Ramona Ilea, Pacific University
Issue Editor: Alex Sager, Portland State University

Essays in Philosophy is currently accepting submissions for a special issue called “Migration and Mobility.” For this issue, we seek articles on migration and mobility, broadly understood. We are particularly interested in articles that draw on critical race theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and indigenous, Latinx, and African philosophies, as well as articles that engage with pressing contemporary issues and proposals for transforming current migration regimes.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The colonial and imperial legacies of migration and their implications for justice
  • South-south migration and moving beyond Eurocentrism
  • Internal migration and urbanism
  • Migrant resistance and political movements
  • Migration, racial, and economic justice
  • Immigrant detention and the industrial prison complex
  • Border militarization and state violence
  • Immigration enforcement, externalization, and accountability
  • Sanctuary (in the city and beyond)
  • The promises of local, urban, and transnational citizenships
  • Climate migration and the refugee regime
  • Refugee camps and forced immobility
  • Gender and migration (including gender-based violence and persecution)
  • Migration, big data and surveillance
  • Radical political economy and migration
  • Borderlands, borderwork, and critical border studies

All submissions should be sent to the General Editor, Ramona Ilea, by email to

Essays in Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The Board of Advisors is listed with the Editorial Team.

Please consult the journal’s Submission Guidelines before submitting your manuscript.

10th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference
Due Date: July 1, 2020 
Conference Dates: Sept. 24-26, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted many elements of healthcare and daily life, and in this, the Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference is no exception. We have cancelled all in-person meetings planned for 2020.

That said, the discussions that our work prompts are even more valuable in these times. The humanities are integral to understanding many of this year’s most-discussed issues, from the practice of remote medicine to the spread of misinformation. Therefore, we are reorganizing the 2020 conference into an all-digital format, to be convened in late September.

We are seeking abstracts for panel discussions and individual presentations to be delivered remotely. Topics include all aspects of the medical humanities, including theory and practice, the arts, literature, ethics, and history. We are particularly interested in presentations relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate the formation of discussion threads related to this topic.

We will hold sessions synchronously, with a live audience. We value the investigative power of discourse, and hope to offer an environment in which audience members and presenters can engage in productive dialogue.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should include name, department/institutional affiliation, project title, and an abstract not to exceed 500 words. Proposals should be submitted electronically by July 1 in either .doc/.docx or .pdf to

Please indicate which broad area the abstract falls under (e.g., philosophy/ ethics, clinical practice, religion, conceptual or empirical research, performance/visual arts, history, etc.) Accepted presentations will be notified by July 15.



Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original scholarly work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. We publish a journal in print each Spring. We are proud to announce the twenty-seventh volume of Episteme, which you can download from Episteme’s website. Specially requested print editions have been shipped. This year’s submissions spanned a diverse body of philosophical literature from philosophy of feminism to Kripke’s philosophy of language, and they included authors as far-flung from as the Kyoto University. We hope that an even broader host of students are encouraged to participate in the next volume.

Discussions is an undergraduate run, peer-reviewed research journal that publishes undergraduate research in all fields of study. Discussions publishes several times every year.

Lex Modestum is a student run undergraduate philosophy journal dedicated to providing opportunities to aspiring philosophers. We accept original philosophical works from undergraduate students in both Analytic and Continental strains of thought. Along with the traditional essay format, we are also interested in presenting unique philosophical ideas via original modes of presentation (e.g. dialogues, poems, artwork, and short stories).