Announcement of Joint Special Issue & Call for Submissions

Queering of Rural Education

Journal of Research in Rural Education Journal of Queer and Trans Studies in Education

Guest Editors:

Leia K. Cain, PhD; Ty McNamee, EdD; and Darris Means, PhD

To support the queering of rural education and rural educational research, The Journal of Research in Rural Education (JRRE) and The Journal of Queer and Trans Studies in Education (JQTSiE) are seeking pieces for a combined special issue. Research focused on rural queer populations is limited. To address this gap, JRRE and JQTSiE are seeking a wide variety of pieces in multiple genres for this dual issue. We will publish accepted work in one of the two journals as outlined in the full call. Publication of the combined special issue will happen simultaneously, will be introduced with introductory essays by the editors, and will be promoted on the JRRE & JQTSiE websites and elsewhere as one special issue. We are especially interested in amplifying scholarship that uses creative or traditional methods to explore the lives of rural queer populations within and across all spaces and levels of education (e.g., community- based education, higher education, K-12).

Below, we provide examples of potential submission topics appropriate for this call and both journals, but we invite any submissions that focus on rural queer populations in education.

  • Queering rural education and educational research
  • Acts of queer resistance in rural education
  • Intersections of queer, rural, and additional identities
  • Advocacy for queer populations in rural educational spaces
  • Innovations in policy and practice for rural queer students
  • Theory and research surrounding other queer-and-rural topics 

For more information, the full announcement and call are available here.

About JRRE

The Journal of Research in Rural Education is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal publishing original pieces of scholarly research of demonstrable relevance to educational issues within rural settings. JRRE was established in 1982 by the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. In 2008, JRRE moved to the Center on Rural Education and Communities, located within Penn State University’s College of Education, and is edited by Karen Eppley with associate editors Kai Schafft, Jerry Johnson, and Mara Tieken.

We welcome single-study investigations, historical and philosophical analyses, research syntheses, theoretical pieces, and policy analyses from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Manuscripts may address a variety of issues including (but not limited to): race and rurality, the interrelationships between rural schools and communities; the sociological, historical, and economic context of rural education; rural education and community development; learning and instruction; preservice and inservice teacher education; educational leadership, and; educational policy. Book reviews and (occasionally) brief commentary on recently published JRRE articles are also welcomed.

The JRRE final acceptance rate is 14%.