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CALL FOR PAPERS Femicide and Gender-based Violence

On September 28, 2020, the Black transfeminist collective, La Colectiva Feminista, summoned and organized the “¡Vivas nos queremos! — pa’ la tumba el patriarcado” march to end in front of La Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion, in Old San Juan, repeating their call to the Puerto Rican government to declare a State of Emergency due to the rising rates of femicide and gender-based violence on the island. This call to declare a State of Emergency takes place almost a year since the December 20, 2019 manifestations, where women and non-binary people from all parts of Puerto Rico gathered in front of the Capitol, convened by choreographer Petra Bravo, to sing the potent feminist global anthem “Un violador en tu camino,” from the interdisciplinary Chilean collective Las Tesis...MORE...


Diana Aramburu (University of California, Davis) and Tania Carrasquillo Hernández (Linfield University)

We are soliciting manuscripts from both academics and practitioners in English or Spanish for this special issue and welcome academic articles, essays, interviews, oral histories and testimonies related to the theme.

Femicide and Gender-based Violence ¡Vivas nos queremos!:
The Femicide and Gender Violence Epidemic in Puerto Rico and the Diaspora

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The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks original research manuscripts for their consideration for publication in CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, a peer-reviewed publication.

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