About this journal

Addressing the Crisis: The Stuart Hall Project (ISSN 2643-8291 (online)) is an open source journal that takes inspiration from the work of sociologist Stuart Hall. In short, sophisticated essays aimed at a wide audience, authors engage with the complexity of culture and of everyday life, including the historical and contemporary factors that shape social and political relations.

We are now accepting submissions for Volume 2 of the journal with publication in late 2021. This issue will focus on the following theme: Politics, Prosperity, and Peril: Pandemic Conjunctures.

We encourage submissions that focus on problems, solutions, and dialogues that our most recent as well as past pandemics and global health crises pose.

***Information on Journal Submissions

We are also accepting applications to become a member of our editorial board and our research collective.

*** Information on Editorial Board and Collective Applications

Applications for either should be sent to addressing-crisis@uiowa.edu

We are especially attuned to the urgency of creating critical, diverse, and multi-genre work that takes advantage of the journal’s digital format.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Stuart Hall was a Rhodes scholar, influential founder of British and Black cultural studies, and taught at the University of Birmingham UK and Open University. He extended the work of theorists that came before him, those who were his contemporaries, and championed the work of his students and mentees. In honor of Hall’s work, this journal will publish short, interdisciplinary pieces that engage with Hall’s previous writings and his building of infrastructure and we direct those ideas to an educated, mass audience. Multimodal and multi-genre pieces and projects will aim to articulate how Hall’s work remains significant to a broad spectrum of fields.

The genesis of Addressing the Crisis arose from Obermann Center for Advanced Studies comparative ethnic studies working group composed of a critical mass of faculty at the University of Iowa. We were inspired by the role the University of Iowa played in the construction of the often cited and taught book Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies: Stuart Hall. Faculty in history, anthropology, English, African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Sport Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Communication Studies read Stuart Hall: Political Writings and agreed to think through Hall’s work as it applies to their own research. As leader of the working group, Deborah Whaley began to strategize what form of publication these pieces might take. Tom Keegan, head of the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio at the University Iowa, made the brilliant suggestion to create an online journal to house the projects and to create a space of continual publication. Mark Anderson and Alyssa Varner, also of the studio at the University of Iowa, brought the project to life.

Indexing Information

Complete metadata for all articles in Addressing the Crisis is available via OAI. See our policy regarding use and reuse of our metadata.

Open Access Policy

The full text is freely available immediately; there is no embargo period. The online only journal allows readers to read, download, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles, without registering or asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Any other use, including distributing non-commercially, must be approved by the author.

Copyright and Licenses

The authors retain copyright to their work and give non-exclusive rights to the journal for first publication of the content. The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.

Author Charges

There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish.

Usage Information

Download counts are displayed for each article. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Preservation Status

Addressing the Crisis is preserved in Portico.

Prior to September 2021, this title was previously hosted in Digital Commons software. That site is available in the Internet Archive.


Addressing the Crisis: The Stuart Hall Project is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries.

Other Policies

See the general Libraries' policies page for additional information, such as privacy policy and notice and take-down procedure.