Call for Papers
Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies
Transfers, now entering its third year of publication, is emerging as a key
peer-reviewed platform for new research into the practices, experiences and
representations of disparate mobilities. Our newly expanded Editorial Team
invite submissions that address our central concern – to “rethink mobility” in
the widest possible terms and from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives.
Intellectually rigorous, wide ranging, and conceptually innovative, Transfers
combines the empiricism of traditional mobility history with more recent theoretical approaches in the social sciences and the humanities. We interpret ‘transfers’ in its many senses: to move, shift, transmit, transform, change, and convey.
The journal’s scholarly essays, film, book and exhibition reviews, artwork, photography and special features are devoted to the ways in which
mobilities have been enabled, shaped and mediated across time and through
technological changes. We are interested in analyses of past and present
experiences of vehicle drivers, passengers, pedestrians, migrants and
refugees; accounts of the arrival and transformation of mobilities in different
nations and locales; and investigations into the kinetic processes of global
capital, technology, chemical and biological substances, images, narratives,
sounds, and ideas.
We especially encourage contributions that ‘rethink mobility’ through a
transnational, multimodal, or transdisciplinary perspective, and those dealing
with subversive (non-hegemonic) and subaltern (non-Eurocentric) mobilities,
including a focus on the infrastructures and practices of mobility that
contribute to uneven forms of access.
Gijs Mom, Eindhoven University of Technology
Georgine Clarsen, The University of Wollongong
Nanny Kim, University of Heidelberg
Peter Merriman, University of Aberystwyth
Mimi Sheller, Drexel University, Philadelphia
Heike Weber, Technical University of Berlin
Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College, Carlisle