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Call for Essays: Shades of Prejudice: Asian American Women on Colorism in America

The final deadline is OCTOBER 31st.
NYU Press 
Edited by Nikki Khanna
Forthcoming 2018
                              
DEADLINE: Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis, though the final
deadline is OCTOBER 31st.

I am pleased to announce an open submission call for my forthcoming anthology,
SHADES OF PREJUDICE, a collection of essays written by Asian American women
about their personal experiences with colorism.

Colorism is the practice of discrimination whereby light skin is privileged over dark, and
is a global issue affecting racial groups worldwide. Colorism exists is just about every
part of Asia and affects Asian diasporas, including most Asian American communities –
including those descended from Southeast Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan, Cambodia,
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia), but also those from Japan,
China, and other parts of Eastern Asia.

I am looking for Asian American women (including multiracial American women with
Asian ancestry) to share their personal experiences with colorism – how has your skin
shade (and other “racialized” physical features like eye color, eye shape, and other
facial features) influenced your life?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

   Submissions should be sent to: nkhanna@uvm.edu (in the subject heading, please
    type in all-caps: SHADES OF PREJUDICE SUBMISSION)
   Please send your personal narrative as a Word document and label your document:
    “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.doc.”
   Essays should be approximately 1,000-2,500 words, double-spaced, and Times
    New Roman font.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nikki Khanna is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont and
has written extensively on issues regarding race. You can read more about the author
here: www.nikkikhanna.com and
http://www.uvm.edu/sociology/faculty/faculty_bios/Khanna/.