Call for Papers

Call for Essays: (Re)Connecting Academia [for Issue 11.1: (Re)Connect]

Academics are often accused of engaging only with theoretical discussions and forgetting about "real life" applications of the very issues they are researching. This criticism has led to many researchers trying to actively engage with different communities, creating a bridge between their research and broader sectors of society. Excursions' next issue dares to (re)connect, and we would like to take this opportunity to explore the ways in which doctoral researchers are (re)connecting with the world outside of academia. This might take place in various ways, including but not limited to: talks or presentations in local communities, teaching young pupils, writing blog posts, building a community in social media, creating podcasts. Do you think researchers should be attempting to (re)connect with communities beyond academia? Have you engaged in any activities that (re)connected your research with a non-academic audience? Why? What kind of impact were you hoping to make? What has this experience meant to you?

Excursions invites doctoral researchers to write about your experiences (re)connecting academia and society in 300 to 500 words. The best essays will be featured in our upcoming issue. The deadline is 15 April 2021. Please format your essays according to the guidelines found on this link and email your entry to


Previous Call for Papers can be found here.