Call for Proposals for Chapters in a Book Examining the Work of Patti Lather

We are excited to announce a call for proposals for chapters in a forthcoming book that examines the work of Patti Lather and its importance at the intersections of curriculum theory, cultural studies, and critical qualitative research. The book aims to explore the impact of Lather’s work on the field both broadly and in specific and to engage with her ideas and methods in innovative ways.

Lather is a prominent and prolific scholar whose work has been influential in shaping the multiple fields, challenging conventional understandings of research and knowledge, and advocating for social justice and equity in education. This collection seeks a diverse group of scholars to build on these contributions and to showcase the diverse ways in which scholars are engaging with Lather’s work today.

We welcome proposals that explore any aspect of Lather’s work as it relates to curriculum theory, cultural studies, and critical qualitative research. Proposals (due by September 1st) should be between 500-600 words and provide a clear and compelling argument for the significance of Lather’s work in these areas. 

We encourage a range of perspectives and approaches to this topic, including but not limited to:

  • Critical analyses of Lather’s key publications
  • Empirical studies that build on or challenge Lather’s methodological frameworks
  • Theoretical explorations of the intersections between Lather’s work and other fields or disciplines
  • Reflections on the personal and political dimensions of engaging with Lather’s work

We also encourage proposals that engage with the following themes:

  • Social justice and equity in education
  • Critical pedagogy and curriculum
  • Feminist and queer theory
  • Post-structural and post-humanist approaches to research

This book is in the planning phase and does not currently have a publishing contract.  Our hope is to include a list of authors in our proposal, thereby increasing its chances for publication.  Our timeline is to have a publisher partner by the end of the calendar year with first drafts from authors sometime in February 2024.  If accepted, final drafts of chapters should be between 6000-7000 words. We anticipate that the book will be of interest to scholars, graduate students, and practitioners in the fields of education, sociology, anthropology, and qualitative research.

Please submit proposals and any questions to Dr. Gabriel Huddleston ([email protected]).  We look forward to your submissions and to the opportunity to engage with Lather’s work in new and exciting ways!

Gabriel Huddleston, Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., Mercer University