PJSA Publications Chair Update
The context of COVID-19 makes me want to write something inspiring, but I am left with very little to offer other than the usual appeals to hope and solidarity. I just hope everyone reading this is somewhere safe and warm—with enough food and supplies.
Since we’re all stuck at home, though, it is definitely a good time to catch up on reading. For starters, I hope you enjoy this compelling issue of Peace Chronicle. The editors, writers, and other contributors have once again done a tremendous job—and we will miss Shatha, who set expectations where they needed to be from the beginning (and exceeded them).
The PJSA partnership with the Journal of Resistance Studies (JRS) is in motion. If you are a PJSA member, you should have received an email about the latest issue by now. You can also download its content here. The JRS editors encourage all members to (when/if appropriate) request that their university libraries make available copies of the journal.
The Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Practice (JTPP) released its third issue in January, which is available online to all PJSA members. Its fourth issue will come out on Aug. 15 and will focus on religious dynamics in relation to peace and conflict. The editors have announced a 15 percent discount for any new subscription routed through a PJSA member. University libraries can subscribe here.
It’s also a good time to catch up on writing. PJSA’s own Laura Finley is looking for perspectives from students (both K-12 and university-level), teachers, professors, and parents on the topic of “teaching and learning during quarantine.” She hopes to put together a new book in the coming weeks. If you’re interested, please contact her: LFinley@barry.edu
I hope that, despite “social distancing,” we remain connected as a wider academic and progressive community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any feedback or ideas.