New Routledge Book Series: Call for Proposals Gendering World History

About the Series

Routledge invites proposals for 100,000 word manuscripts that gender world history for undergraduate and general readers over the next 5 to 7 years. Centering the gendered and sexed body in modern world history uncovers the disciplinary mechanisms that sustain racism and sexism into our own time. From the pulpit to the plantation, from the school to the shop floor, these mechanisms extended their reach over the course of the last three centuries at the level of the intimate and the global. Containment of “unruly” bodies informs every aspect of society in more and less obvious ways, from family law or policing, to environmentalism or museum curation. Despite its hegemonic nature, periodic resistance against that containment allows for individuals and communities to attain moments of liberation. This series traces the evolution and persistence of both disciplinary mechanisms and liberatory projects and dreams in cross-cultural contexts throughout the modern period.

This series will provide accessible texts that integrate the latest scholarship for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of fields: History, Gender Studies, Political Science, International Studies, and Sociology/Anthropology.

Call for Proposals

Routledge seeks proposals in English for 100,000 word manuscripts on any topic that falls within the purview of the series. Manuscripts must be:

–written for undergraduates in accessible prose and relatively light on theory and historiography; 

–genuinely comparative and global in scope; 

–interpretive syntheses of the latest scholarship;

–delivered within 3 years of acceptance

We welcome contributions from diverse perspectives, under-represented scholars, and established and early-career academics.

Proposals should be no longer than 3,000 words and include a bibliography. Send proposals and a short Curriculum Vitae to Tracey Rizzo ( by January 31, 2022. Authors who can attend the American Historical Association in New Orleans, 1/6-9, will have an opportunity to discuss their proposals with the editor and learn about the first title in the series during Rizzo’s poster session on Saturday, 1/8.

Series Editor

Dr. Tracey Rizzo, Professor of History and Interim Dean of Humanities and Arts at UNC Asheville, is co-author of the first title in this series, “Revolutionaries: Mothers, Brothers, and Gendered Others” forthcoming 2024. She recently published Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World (OUP 2016). In 2017, she guest edited a double special issue of The Journal of World History on Gender and Empire. In 2022, Hackett will publish a new edition of her co-edited The French Revolution: a Document Collection, with enhanced Haitian Revolution content.