The oldest ethnic studies association in the United States, the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) was founded in 1972. A non-profit organization, NAES provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and activists concerned with the national and international dimensions of ethnicity.
The Association welcomes scholars and teachers at all educational levels, students, libraries, civic and governmental organizations, and all persons interested in ethnicity, ethnic groups, intergroup relations, and the cultural life of ethnic minorities.
The Cuba Project is a collaborative effort to study changes in Cuban politics, economics, culture, and society. It focuses on developments in Cuba in an international context. The Cuba Project works with other academic and policy-oriented programs and institutions to promote dialogue between academics, policymakers, business and media figures, as well as students from various countries and disciplines.
The Cuba Project does not assume a single view about developments relating to Cuba. Rather, the events and publications of the Cuba Project bring together diverse sectors to explore complex realities. It aims to contribute to greater international understanding by promoting informed exchange in a pragmatic and constructive spirit and to advance cooperation in the identification and assessment of models, options, and policies.
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. It aims to publish cutting-edge scholarship on noteworthy topics at the intersection of media/popular culture and queerness in gender/sexuality. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
The broad nature of queerness in relation to media and popular culture allows for a wide variety of article subject matter; the only absolute requirements are that submissions focus on both (1) cultural practices and texts that are not the exclusive province of elites and (2) queerness as a significant feature of their production, reception position, or period-specific use by self-identified queers.
Beyond those absolutes, the criteria for publication as a research article include the soundness of the work’s theoretical grounding and methodological execution; novelty of topic, treatment, or application; and significance of the contribution to knowledge concerning queerness in media and/or popular culture.
Each issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture includes articles pertaining to queerness in media offerings of various kinds and/or in other forms of popular culture, as well as reviews pertaining to recently released queer media artifacts.