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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Patrick Lyons
Jessica Ruffin

Managing Editor
Matthew Evans
Lauren Miller

Editorial Board

Spencer Adams
Jennifer Laurel Duque
Londi Gamedze
Jesús Gutierrez
Donna Honarpisheh
Tulasi Johnson
Anooj Rasik Kansara
Dominick Lawton
Xander Lenc
Rachel H. Lim
Brie Mclemore
Jon Jon Moore
William Morgan
Laila Riazi
Elisa Russian


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. Submissions should not exceed 36 double-spaced pages and should be typed in a standard font. All submissions will be considered under blind review. 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

Stylistic Guidelines: The journal uses the stylistic guidelines set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style, with short form endnotes for bibliographic information. Underlining or italicization is preferred over bold face emphasis. A detailed style guide is available here.

Contributor Notes: Include with your paper 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.


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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