Special Issue: Research on American Islam in the 21st Century
The Journal of Islamic Law and Culture (JILC) invites submissions of articles presenting original, empirical research on American Islam to a Special Issue on “Research on American Islam in the 21st Century.” The Journal is open to submissions from a variety of theoretical and methodological orientations. “American Islam” is defined here as any person, group or movement that self-identifies as Muslim/Islamic, and is situated in the U.S. context.
Submissions will be selected on the basis of how well they elucidate Islam’s role in the American religious landscape, and articles selected for publication will also be evaluated by how well they fit together to form a coherent Special Issue. Further, successful submissions will represent some dimension of key contemporary issues and dynamics in the Muslim American community, and will indicate future areas of inquiry. The topic of submissions on American Islam may include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
Race and Ethnicity
Conversion to Islam
Gender and Sexuality
Youth, Family, Parenting, Marriage
Mate Selection (e.g. Arranged Marriage, Dating)
Muslim Refugees to America
Islamophobia: Stereotypes and Discrimination
Muslim American Spirituality
Organizations: Mosques and Para-mosques
Religious Professionals, Scholars, Imams, and Chaplains
Muslim Immigration to the U.S.
The Second Generation
African American Muslims
The JILC publishes scholarly articles and reviews on Islamic law, culture and politics. Its goal is to foster a deeper understanding of these issues through scholarship and dialogue. It is deeply concerned with the Muslim experience in the West, and with the continuing debates over the proper interpretation of Islam in the post-modern era.
Papers for consideration should be submitted to Christine Soriea Sheikh, Ph.D., of the University of Denver, who will be guest editing this Special Issue. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically to Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments in .doc or .docx format.
Work submitted for potential inclusion in this Special Issue must be a complete manuscript that is approximately 30-35 pages long (including references and figures), and in APA or Chicago style. Articles must include a 200-word abstract and 5-6 keywords.
Deadline to Submit Contributions For Editorial Review is: January 1, 2014.
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