Volume VI, No. 1: *Official Launch*

We are proud to announce the official launch of OMER, Volume VI, No. 1: “Borders and Boundaries.” We hope you enjoy the thought-provoking articles inside. Thank you to our authors, editors, peer reviewers, funding sources (St Antony’s college and the Oxford Middle East Centre)–and thank you to our readers!

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Articles:

“The Boundaries of Status and Identity: Hegel, Schmitt, and ISIS’ Search for Recognition through Dabiq,” by Jan Stormann

“Russia’s Non-Traditional Statecraft in the Middle East and its Application to Ukraine,” by Ian Parmeter

“Towards a New Basis for Societal Stability through Re-Imagining National Minority/Majority Boundaries,” by Elizabeth Monier

“Refugee Rights in the Levant during the Pandemic: Hampered Mobility and Heightened Vulnerability,” by Benedetta Galeazzi

“Crossing the Neutrality Border: How Constraints of Principle Limit Effectiveness of Humanitarian Aid,” by Erin Hayes

“A Crack in the American Stereotype of Muslim Women: Contemporary Muslim Fashions at San Francisco’s de Young Museum,” by Marjorie Kelly

Contributing Editors:

Juliet O’Brien, Ella Williams, Kelly Alexis Skinner, Francesca Vawdrey, Nilsu Çelikel, Adam Abdalla, Aïcha el Alaoui, Cem Gumusdis, Charles Ough, Erin Hayes, Ethan Dinçer, Inger Mørdre, Insiya Raja, Riley Sanborn, Rosa Rahimi, Sam Lytton Cobbold, Sara Green, Serra Yedikardes, Wesam Hassan, Zoe Myers

Call for Submissions: Vol. VI

The editors welcome submissions for the sixth issue of the Oxford Middle East Review.

Borders and Boundaries.

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Borders do not only affect human mobility and the circulation of goods and services, but they also influence our understanding of culture and identity. Depending on one’s perspective, borders can be subjective, contentious, or empowering. To some, a border can represent a threat; to others, a refuge. In either case, however, borders are vehicles for social interaction and cultural exchange and production.

Additionally, travel bans and border closures due to the COVID-19 crisis have brought forward new questions on the meaning of borders. How is the pandemic shifting current political and economic borders? How is it affecting human mobility, and how are migration policy responses to COVID-19 affecting the labour market?

For this issue of OMER, we encourage applicants to explore the functional as well as the intangible aspects of borders. We invite applicants to investigate the symbolic and/or physical manifestation of borders and their impacts on the political, economic, social, and/or cultural landscape of the Middle East and North Africa region. Empirical, comparative, and theoretical approaches are encouraged, and we also welcome projects centred around specific case studies. Papers will be considered for the journal’s two sections:

Policy Section:

Shorter briefs or position papers up to 2,000 words (including references and citations) aimed  at influencing contemporary debate or policy-making.  

Research Section:

Articles from 7,500 to 10,000 words (including references and citations) that present original material from any discipline and engage critically with the theme in the context of the Middle East and North Africa region.

Deadline for Submissions: November 26, 2021

Full Submission Guidelines: https://omerjournal.com/submit/

To submit, please email: submissions@omerjournal.com

For general queries, please email: editors@omerjournal.com

Call for Submissions: Vol. VI

Call for submissions – Volume V

The editors welcome submissions for the fifth issue of the Oxford Middle East Review, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for discussion and debate on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa. The theme for this issue will be: 

Revolution

Whether historical or ongoing, ground-breaking or small, grassroots or top-down, we welcome any piece of original work that engages with the theme of Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Papers will be considered for the journal’s two sections:

Policy Section: 
Shorter briefs or position papers up to 2,000 words (including references and citations) aimed at influencing contemporary debate or policy-making. 

Research Section: 
Articles up to 10,000 words (including references and citations) that present original material from any discipline that engages critically with the Middle East and North Africa.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 27 November 2020

Full submission guidelines: here
Submit articles, proposals, or queries: editors@omerjournal.com