Extended call for papers: Race, Gender, Violence and Violation of Rights: Intersections in the 21st Century


Although a number of papers have been received already, more submissions are welcome for the Race, Gender, Violence and Violation of Rights: Intersections in the 21st Century special issue, due for publication in 2022. We are welcoming articles that discuss minority rights and lawfare, gender and racial discrimination or violence, penal selectivity, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, decolonial approaches to law, and related topics. 

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please bear these requirements in mind: 

  • Papers must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length; shorter or longer papers can be accepted if the length is justified; 
  • Papers must include a title an, optionally, a subtitle; an abstract of no more than 200 words; a few key words; and a division in sections and subsections. They must end with some Conclusions. 
  • Sortuz follows the Harvard referencing style; please observe this in your paper. 
  • English, Spanish, or Portuguese are the preferred languages; if the paper is not written in English, please provide a translation into English of the title (and subtitle), abstract, and key words. 
  • Sortuz strongly advocates for intergenerational collaborations, therefore, papers can be coauthored by a senior and a junior scholar. In the case of papers with more than one author, one or more of the authors should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Sociology, or a related discipline; or be enrolled or interested in a Master’s degree in these disciplines. A case-by-case decision will be made if needed. 

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