About Qui Parle

For the past thirty years, Qui Parle has published outstanding theoretical and critical work in the humanities and social sciences. Run by an independent group of graduate students since its founding at the University of California, Berkeley, the journal aims to start critical conversations and introduce new analytic modes by bringing together diverse scholarly and artistic voices. Contributors challenge disciplinary boundaries and engage with theoretical debates whose import stretches within and beyond the academy. Qui Parle also regularly curates special issues and dossiers organized around burgeoning intellectual topics and theoretical problems whose implications span the humanities and social sciences and reflect the varied interests of the editorial board.

The editorial board wishes to acknowledge the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley for its continued support.

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Chief Editors
Londi Gamedze
Kyra Sutton

Managing Editor
Brie McLemore

Book Reviews Editor
Rachel Lim

Web Editor
Justin Greene

Social Media
Claire Chun
Xander Lenc

Editorial Board
Spencer Adams
Nicholas Anderman
Zachary Hicks
Naima Karczmar
Mehak Khan
Yvonne Lin
William Morgan
Laila Riazi


Qui Parle invites submissions of essays and book reviews from a range of fields, including but not limited to literary and cultural studies, critical theory, aesthetics, religion, political theory, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, anthropology, and philosophy. Part of our commitment to transdisciplinary scholarship is to publish work that is accessible to a wide range of scholarly readers. Submissions should not exceed 36 double-spaced pages and should be typed in a standard font. All submissions not solicited by Qui Parle will be considered anonymously. Include your name only on the cover page. Submissions may be sent in Word Document format (*.doc, Word 97 or newer) to the editorial board at

Editorial Process

The majority of our submissions are unsolicited. These submissions are initially reviewed anonymously by 2-3 editorial board members who then vote whether or not the submission will be read by the entire editorial board. Regardless of the board’s decision, commentary on all submissions will be provided to authors upon request. Please anticipate that the review process can take up to six months.

Stylistic Guidelines: Please use the stylistic guidelines set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style. Please do not use the author-date convention. Underlining or italicization is preferred over boldface for emphasis. A detailed style guide is available here.

Contributor Notes: With your submission, please include the following on a separate page:

A brief biographical statement which includes current academic title and/or affiliation(s), recent and forthcoming publications (title, press, and publication date), and any other relevant information.

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Email contact and phone number


All inquiries related to permissions and copyright, including requests to reprint content from Qui Parle, or to obtain permission to publish copyrighted content in the journal, should be directed to Duke University Press.


Details on how to subscribe to Qui Parle are available at Duke University Press.


Qui Parle is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The editorial board takes full responsibility for our organization and this web site.

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