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Mindful Social Studies chapter proposals due soon!

  • 1.  Mindful Social Studies chapter proposals due soon!

    Posted 06-07-2021 02:37:00 PM

    Hello everyone! Just a gentle reminder that chapter proposals for Mindful Social Studies are due this Friday, June 11th. However, given the exceptional nature of these past two years, I will gladly offer an extended deadline to anyone who would benefit from a bit more time. If that is your case, simply email me directly at to let me know. 

    Below is the full call for chapter proposals: 

    Mindful Social Studies: Cultivating Social and Emotional Development for 21st Century Citizenship

    Call for Chapter Proposals

    Edited by Natalie Keefer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Mindfulness in Education Interdisciplinary Series, Lexington Books

    Series Editors: Karen Ragoonaden and Sabre Cherkowski


    Mindful Social Studies situates the field of social studies education as uniquely poised to integrate anti-racist, equity, and asset-based pedagogies with contemplative, mindfulness-based strategies to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need to be effective citizens. Students' social and emotional learning (SEL) hinges on their experience engaging in authentic learning that strengthens cognitive skills, including critical thinking, self-awareness, reflection, compassion, empathy, and perspective-taking. For this book we are soliciting K-12 practitioner-style and/or research-based chapter proposals that explore social justice-orientated contemplative pedagogies, as well as mindfulness-based methods and strategies for teaching history, civics, economics, geography, and the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Anti-racist, equity, and asset-based pedagogies for SEL
    • Trauma informed pedagogies and the social studies curriculum
    • Methods and strategies that foster critical thinking, self-awareness, reflection, compassion, empathy, and perspective-taking
    • Mindfulness-based methods and strategies for teaching with the C3 Framework
    • Mindfulness-based methods and strategies for integrating the C3 Framework and social justice standards from Learning for Justice

    Chapter Proposal Due Date

    Interested authors should submit a 500-word abstract and working bibliography of their proposed chapter by June 11th, 2021 to Dr. Natalie Keefer at Inquiries about submitting a proposal are welcome before the proposal due date.

    Potential authors will be provided with feedback and notified of chapter acceptance by July 16th, 2021.


    Chapters will be approximately 20-25 pages, including references. Authors are expected to follow APA 7th edition format, including 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. Authors may choose to judiciously incorporate Figures/Images/Tables, with a limit of 2 per chapter. These should be included at the end of your chapter. 

    Review Process

    All completed chapters will go through a double-blind peer-review process, wherein all contributing authors will be expected to review at least one chapter scheduled to be included in this volume. If the reviewers and/or editor find that the chapter is not consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, the editor reserves the right to remove the chapter from the completed book submission.

    Tentative Timeline

    June 11-25, 2021 - Chapter proposals due to editor,

    July 16, 2021 - Notification of acceptance sent to prospective authors

    December 27, 2021 - Chapters due to editor

    January 3-31, 2022 - Double-blind peer review of chapters

    February 1-28, 2022 - Edit chapters and submit revisions to editor

    March 1-31, 2022 - Editorial review of chapter revisions 

    April 1-15, 2022 - Final revisions completed and submitted to editor

    May 1, 2022 - Book submitted to the publisher

    Natalie Keefer
    Assistant Professor
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Lafayette LA