In Today’s Mailbag. . .

Oh goody—a new journal dedicated to the holy trinity of race, class, and gender, because I’m sure there’s a shortage of outlets for scholarship in this field.  Here, in full, is an email communication I received today:

Dear Steven Hayward:

We are thrilled to announce that the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP) is now open for submissions and review! This moment has been years in the making, and is particularly meaningful as the REP section of APSA approaches its 20th anniversary.

Please find more information about the journal below. We encourage you to send your best work to JREP, and we very much appreciate your timely responses to review requests.

For future use, your user name is S——— and your password is ———–.

Thanks, and happy holidays!

The editorial team of JREP

Karthick Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside

Michael Javen Fortner, CUNY Graduate Center

Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University

Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Columbia

Dara Z. Strolovitch, Princeton University

Email contact: [email protected]


Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP) is the official journal of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of the American Political Science Association. JREP highlights critical and timely research into the multiple junctures between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration, and indigeneity, as well as their intersections with other axes of identity and marginalization. The journal publishes work that broadly focuses on racial and ethnic politics, from scholars across all subfields of political science and allied disciplines. The key distinguishing feature of the journal is its focus on politics, whether in a single country, across countries, or transnationally.

JREP is open with respect to areas of substantive focus, with methods and approaches ranging The journal will also provide opportunities for enhanced academic engagement, including a guest column section featuring perspectives from practitioners in political and policy worlds, specialized symposia on timely topics, and blog postings and media engagement by authors, reviewers, and editors.


Instructions for contributors can be found on the JREP website.


A reminder that we have also launched an official blog for the journal, Politics of Color (, featuring commentary and reflections by scholars of race, ethnicity, and politics.

If you are interested in submitting a piece, please read our submission guidelines (

As Squidward likes to say on Spongebob Squarepants, “Would that just be the best day ever?!”  I know I can’t wait to dig in.

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JOHN adds: Sick. Utterly sick. Where does the money for this sort of BS come from?


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