Call for “Dismantling Systems of Racism and Oppression During Adolescence” in the Journal of Research on Adolescence

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for the Special Series “Dismantling Systems of Racism and Oppression During Adolescence” of the Journal of Research on Adolescence.   The series, including one special issue and three special sections, seeks to highlight research that examines the effects of systems of racism and oppression; developmental processes involved in the learning and socialization of Whiteness; and adolescents’ anti-racist civic engagement and resistance of oppression.  Research in and outside of the U.S. will be considered.   

We are especially interested in receiving an abstract from you to one or more of the four special issue/sections below: 

  1. Systems of Oppression Affecting Black Youth (Special Issue)
    Abstracts due: November 1, 2020
    Lead Guest Editor: Dawn Witherspoon,
  2. Systems of Oppression Affecting BIPOC Youth
    Abstracts due: November 30, 2020
    Lead Guest Editor, Linda C. Halgunseth,
  3. Learning About and Confronting Whiteness, Privilege, and Oppression
    Abstracts due: December 15, 2020.
    Lead Guest Editor, Lisa Spanierman,
  4. Dismantling Oppression through Resistance and Activism 
    Abstracts due: January 30, 2021
    Lead Guest Editor: Laura Wray-Lake,

Click here to view the detailed call for papers and submission instructions. Contact Guest Editors with questions.

We hope you will consider submitting to the special series and joining JRA’s efforts in advancing the field in developmental science on impacts of systems of racism and oppression. 


Susan Branje
Associate editor JRA