• CFP: Critical Phenomenology, Racial Justice, and Radical Imagination


    The editors of <i>Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology</i> are soliciting submissions for the first in a series of themed issues on racial justice: “Critical Phenomenology, Racial Justice, and Radical Imagination,” due March 1, 2021. A PDF of the CFP may be found <a href="">here</a href>.

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  • Special Issue CFP: Pandemic Politics & Phenomenology


    Guest editors: Nicole Miglio (San Raffaele University, Milan), Jessica Stanier (University of Exeter), & Dr. Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter)

    Puncta is seeking contributions to a special issue on politics and phenomenology in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Political, economic, sociological, and environmental thinkers have already set to work interpreting and making sense of this period of transition and cascading crises, proposing solutions that would enable a return to our ‘pre-pandemic’ lives. However, due to various intersections of marginalization and inequality, e.g., systemic racism and police brutality, precarious or violent living situations, chronic health conditions, etc., horizons of possibility that are affected by the lockdown will remain so for many people. This particular political moment warrants careful phenomenological analyses. As our relationships with the world, ourselves, and others have been put into question, can we now critically think anew how public policies and power structures affect the lives, lifeworlds, and horizons of possibility of people in differential and exclusionary ways?

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  • CFP: Borders and Migration


    Puncta is seeking contributions for a themed issue on the critical phenomenology of borders and migration. Migrants, border-crossers, and border-dwellers find themselves at the intersection of some of our time’s most pressing issues. Questions of global capitalism and capitalist production, democracy, the surveillance state, settler colonialism, race, sex, and class, not to mention issues like climate change and war, all converge in the figure of the migrant. Additionally, there are more international migrants today than ever before, with the total number reaching 272 million or 3.5 percent of the world’s population in 2019. As a journal committed to phenomenology not as a mere descriptive practice, but as a critical interrogation of the concrete conditions that structure lived experience, thinking, and the enactment of critique itself, Puncta hopes, with this themed issue, to cultivate a space in which phenomenological analysis responds to and confronts highly timely and urgent questions concerning borders and migration.

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  • Call for Guest Editors


    The editors of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology are soliciting proposals for special issues on racial justice. Current events have highlighted the pre-existing need to direct collective attention to issues related to systems of structural oppressions. With this series, Puncta seeks to provide a forum for such conversations. We are especially interested in forefronting the perspectives of those traditionally underrepresented in the field, including the work of BIPOC philosophers. The special issues should be in line with the journal’s scope and have a wide enough sub-disciplinary base such that multiple authors working in different areas of philosophy could hypothetically contribute.

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