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Special Issue "Community-engaged Indigenous Research Across the Globe"
A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
Interests: Indigenous communities; decolonizing healing while transforming narratives of trauma; land-based healing; Indigenous psychology; community based participatory research, community-engaged research; health promotion/chronic disease prevention; food and obesity addiction prevention
Interests: Community development and social policies related to: the health and wellbeing of historically underrepresented groups; environmental and social determinants of health, specifically, chronic and historical trauma related to the physical environment; and social justice with indigenous and marginalized populations; community-engaged research, land-based healing, adaptation.
Genealogy invites submissions for the "Community Engaged Indigenous Research Across the Globe" Special Issue. Despite most Indigenous communities experiencing colonization resulting in land and food trauma, depletion of cultural resources, and health/wellbeing; Indigenous communities have still retained and, or are actively reclaiming their ancestral cultural identities and practices to reestablish balance and health. Community-engaged research, and, or Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), have risen as frameworks that give communities voice and control. These approaches, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, partner with communities in creating meaningful, ethical research that can ameliorate the detrimental effects of historical trauma. This issue seeks to highlight community engaged/cbpr research with and for Indigenous communities from across the globe (i.e., the Americas, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Northern Europe, Africa, etc.). We invite scholars from vast arrays of disciplines including, but not limited to, Indigenous studies, biomedical sciences, social sciences and humanities. This issue aims to publish innovative and thought provoking community engaged research, while providing the ability to determine common overlaps and approaches utilized by Indigenous communities and scientists. Overall, our purpose is to reconsider how community engagement, and CBPR can be best operationalized within Indigenous communities to yield meaningful research. We further hope to augment the literature in determining how Indigenous communities can guide and lead in research and implement sustainable changes that combat the effects of colonization and spurs cultural continuity.
Some topics may include the following:
- How do Indigenous communities and researchers operationalize engagement in culturally appropriate and ethical manners?
- Methods in which Indigenous communities engage within their environment and on the land to conduct research?
- Descriptions of innovative approaches to partnerships, research design, or interventions that increase cultural continuity and wellbeing;
- Use of community engaged/cbpr research to increase cultural continuity and health;
- Decolonizing approaches to community-engaged or community-based participatory research;
- Long-term impacts to communities who engage and participate in research.
Please note that papers submitted to this special issue will be waived of the APC(article processing charge) after being accepted.
Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings
Dr. Shanondora Billiot
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genealogy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- community engaged research
- community based participatory research CBPR
- land-based healing
- decolonized research
- historical trauma
- grassroots research
- global Indigenous research