PJSA Publications Chair Update

By Matthew Johnson

Summer 2021

I first want to publicly thank the PJSA folks (you know who you are—but I don’t want to spoil it for the rest) who contributed to the forthcoming book Good-bye Don? Explaining and Resisting Trumpism Post-2020 that I am editing along with Dr. Laura Finley. The submissions were excellent and sent promptly. I can’t thank you enough. 

At the time of this writing, you still have an opportunity to submit your abstract (Aug. 31 is the deadline) to be included in the seventh issue of the Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP), one of PJSA’s partner journals. The theme is Health, Equity, and Peacebuilding. More details can be found here: https://jtpp.uk/call-for-papers/

If you are presenting at PJSA’s 2021 annual conference in Wisconsin, JTPP’s editor, Jeremy Rinker, would like you to submit your paper for publication in the journal. He will also be present at the conference to address any questions or concerns about the journal. 

This is a continuation of our efforts to serve members better through soliciting direct feedback, and I greatly appreciate those who filled out the PJSA Publications Feedback Survey. (Special thanks to Lavanya for following up with respondents.) 

For its part, the Journal of Resistance Studies (JRS) is now an established interdisciplinary, international, and peer-reviewed journal with a focus on critical reflections and research on unarmed resistance against different forms of domination and violence. During the last year the Journal of Resistance Studies has been offered for free for all members. 

Since the spring a working group of folks from PJSA, IPRA, EuPRA, and JRS have sought to make JRS a sustainable repository of new and critical perspectives within peace studies. A key part of sustainability is more institutional subscriptions, so please ask your university library to subscribe. The editors are also looking for more contributions of articles, reviews, and debates as well as editorial board members and interns. If you want to get involved, please contact the deputy editor: jorgen@resistance-journal.org.

JRS volume 7, number 1 (2021) just came out last month, featuring articles about resistance to patriarchy by rural Afghan women and Palestinian resistance through hunger strikes. More details can be found here: https://resistance-journal.org/

The entire issue is available by clicking “Downloads” at the top then “My Account” then “PJSA, IPRA, and EuPRA Members” on the bottom left, and then “PJSA members” in the middle of the page. Please contact the editor (stellan.vinthagen@gmail.com) if you are having trouble accessing the journal. 

Hope to see everyone in Wisconsin!



Matthew Johnson holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University (Turkey) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, where he began his activism organizing against war, poverty, racism, mass incarceration, and gender-based violence. During the Occupy Movement, he linked his activism to conflict resolution and restorative justice, introducing those practices to the Occupy encampments in D.C. He has published several articles and contributed to many books related to gender, racial, social, and restorative justice and is co-author/editor (with Dr. Laura Finley) of the 2018 book Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America. He is also a contributor to PeaceVoice and The Good Men Project. He has served as an educator in a variety of contexts, most recently in the virtual space as a cross-cultural dialogue facilitator and trainer for Soliya. He currently works as a User Experience Researcher.