Impact — Summer 2021

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Creating an Antiracist Classroom through Interdisciplinary Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum

Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning based at Boston University currently solicits pieces for a special issue on creating antiracist teaching, learning, and/or curriculum, slated to appear in the summer of 2022.

We welcome submissions on topics related to creating an antiracist classroom through interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and/or curriculum. For example, what are the core elements of antiracist teaching, learning, and/or curricula? What can an interdisciplinary perspective bring to antiracist teaching and/or learning? What does a successful interdisciplinary antiracist assignment in your class or discipline look like? What are the different ways to assess students’ learning experiences in antiracist assignments or learning activities? How can we build effective partnerships with antiracist organizations and create networks of faculty interested in antiracist curricula?

We seek pieces that offer insight from specific teaching experiences as well as articles detailing research conducted on antiracist curriculum. Book reviews related to antiracist teaching and learning are also welcome.

Word limit: 3,000 words. MLA Citations, please. Submissions should be received by September 15, 2021 to Lynn O’Brien Hallstein at

Impact publishes both scholarly and non-scholarly essays of varying lengths, as well as work in other modes and media. General information about Impact can be found on

Please refer to CITL’s website for additional announcements:

Impact Essay Competition

Every December, the editors of Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning invite submissions of scholarly and creative non-fiction essays between 1,000 and 5,000 words on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching or research. The author of the winning essay will receive a $250 award and publication in Impact.

Essays should be readable to a general, educated audience, and they should follow the documentation style most prevalent in the author’s disciplinary field. Essays for this contest should be submitted by the first Monday in December to http:// See our general submission guidelines in Submittable.

CITL reserves the right to not publish a winner in any given year. Faculty and staff from the College of General Studies are not eligible to submit to this contest.