Call for Paper Proposals: An Antiracist Research Agenda to Advance Restorative Practices in PreK-12 Schools

University of California College of Law, San Francisco and Loyola University Chicago Schools of Education and Law will be hosting an interdisciplinary convening series entitled “An Antiracist Research Agenda to Advance Restorative Practices in PreK-12 Schools.” We are seeking proposals for papers on the topic of antiracist education research for school-based restorative practices and restorative justice education laws and policies. The papers will be presented at a two-day interdisciplinary working conference to be held from October 12 to October 13, 2023, at University of California College of Law, San Francisco. Presenters will also be asked to participate in pre-conference and post-conference sessions to be held on Zoom. This series of convenings is made possible through funding from the Spencer Foundation.

These convenings will bring together a small interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners with specialized knowledge relating to the intersection of education and restorative practices. We seek participants from multiple disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, social work, and critical race theory, and with research expertise from a broad range of methodologies (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies). We welcome interdisciplinary co-authorship and strongly encourage contributions from authors with lived experience of racism, including non-academic community members; school staff and administrators; restorative justice practitioners; junior faculty; and authors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and Asian American & PaciWc Islander Serving Institutions.

A stipend of $225 per paper will be awarded following submission and presentation of the selected conference papers. Reasonable travel expenses for the primary author will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts. Following the conference, up to 10 authors will be invited to submit a conference paper for publication in an edited journal volume or a proposed edited book, and each will receive a $200 stipend following submission of the finalized paper and completion of the review and editing process.

Please see full submission requirements posted here. Send your completed submission materials via the online form by April 1, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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