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Aims & Scope

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies aims to provide an outlet for interdisciplinary scholarship for undergraduate members of the CSS and Wesleyan communities, as well as the undergraduate students of social studies from other academic institutions. As much as we are interested in rigorous and valuable social studies scholarship, we are even more committed to novel interdisciplinary approaches, perspectives and methodologies. We believe that early exposure to, as well as the continued practice of, interdisciplinarity instills virtuous habits of synthetic and contextualized scholarship.

To that end, we are looking for submissions which address issues of issues relevant to contemporary social studies (broadly conceived), from at least two disparate disciplinary perspectives. Our definitions for "interdisciplinarity" and "social studies" are intentionally vague here. We encourage all submissions that speak to these two themes, however the author understands them. Suffice it to say that if a case can be made that a submission is both interdisciplinary and concerned with the human condition at any scale, we want it. Our length requirements are quite flexible. Generally, we look for submissions between 1,750 and 10,000 words.