WISA KC Call for Proposals for 2018 NASPA Annual KC Publication

Dr. Natasha Turman & Dr. Sherry Early

July 27, 2017

Are you a womyn* scholar/scholar-practitioner looking for an opportunity to share your research on women in student affairs? (*Womyn is used to respect the dynamic and fluid nature of gender identity and expression.)

We welcome your submissions of a proposal for the WISA KC contributing to NASPA's Annual KC Publication. This online publication will be available in March 2018 and showcases articles from each Knowledge Community within NASPA. In keeping with our commitment to give voice to the needs of ALL women in student affairs, promote critical and current research, and provide opportunities for personal and professional development, the WISA KC is seeking dynamic, intersectional, and thought-provoking proposals to explore women's activism and its impact on higher education.

Inspired by the work of Woman of Color (WOC) activist Grace Lee Boggs, we are seeking chapter proposals that examine how women have been/are "movement architects who serve as catalysts for the critical connections necessary for systemic change" in higher education and student affairs (Boggs & Kurashige, 2002; Dugan, Turman, Torrez, 2015, p.13).

We are particularly interested in receiving submissions that explore women in student affairs as movement architects in their roles as:

  • Institutional leaders (VPSAs, Senior SAOs, Academic Administrative Leaders)
  • Intersectionality experts, from the perspective and intersection of identities, power, and knowledge (i.e., social location; Hulko, 2009; Levinson, 2011)
  • Student development theory experts, incorporating student development theory in practice
  • Student affairs practitioners


Abstracts due August 14, 2017 via this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/JYQJoDubcT2y3zwr2

Using the Google Form linked above, submit a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) of your intended article that includes:

  1. A basic overview of the manuscript you would like to contribute for the KC publication and how it connects to the WISA theme of "women movement architects".
  2. How will your article highlight best practices and/or new approaches, and present new knowledge that complements or challenges existing understandings, theoretical underpinnings, or trends.

Abstracts will be reviewed following the August 14th deadline. All authors will be contacted regarding the status of their submission within two weeks of the deadline. 


Article Due September 18, 2017

If selected, your manuscript for publication must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 1250 words maximum, including references
  • Submit in MS Word, Calibri, 12-point font
  • Adhere to APA 6th edition style guidelines
  • Support at least (1) of the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators
    • Personal and Ethical Foundations (PPF)
    • Values, Philosophy, and History (VPH)
    • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER)
    • Law, Policy, and Governance (LPG)
    • Organizational and Human Resource (OHR)
    • Leadership (LEAD)
    • Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)
    • Student Learning and Development (SLD)
    • Technology (TECH)
    • Advising and Supporting (A/S)

Please note that proposals may be submitted in collaboration by more than one author. Articles adapted from previously accepted journal publications may be submitted if this is noted in the proposal.

The WISA KC celebrates diverse voices and perspectives and welcomes manuscripts that will push the margins and take an intersectional and critical approach! We look forward to reviewing your proposals.

For questions please contact:

Dr. Natasha Turman and Dr. Sherry Early

WISA KC Research and Scholarship Co-Chairs

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