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ACPA’s Publications Board is currently welcoming submissions of book proposals on topics that align with ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. The goal of this Imperative is to reduce the oppression of communities of color and indigenous people at the intersections of their identities, knowing that all oppressions are linked and that the work is ongoing. The outcome of this Imperative is to provide leading research and scholarship; tools for personal, professional, and career development; and innovative praxis opportunities for members that will actively inform and reshape higher education.

Your proposal may address or consider the following questions:

  1. What is your campus or institution doing to promote/facilitate racial justice?
  2. How is the current political climate impacting racial justice work in higher education and more broadly, society?
  3. How can practitioners and researchers consider other social identities while doing racial justice work?
  4. What does racial justice really mean and how can it be actualized?
  5. How can student affairs administrators better prepare practitioners to be champions of racial justice?
  6. How can we measure or gauge the efficacy of racial justice work on college campuses?

Your proposal must include the following:

  1. Title of the manuscript
  2. Description, scope, content, and purpose of proposal
  3. Description of the target audience  
  4. Discuss the need for your proposed book and how it meets the need of your intended audience. Moreover, this section should describe the contribution your book will make to research and practice
  5. List competing and related works
  6. Discuss qualifications of authors as well as format and length of proposed book
  7. Table of contents: Briefly describe each chapter and delineate its title
  8. Timetable: Give an estimate for completion of manuscript

For more information or to submit proposals, please contact the editor, Robert T. Palmer at Robert.Palmer@Howard.edu