CFP for Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Palestine

November 10, 2021

By Jenny Kelly, Assistant Professor, CRES/FMST 


Lila Sharif, Somdeep Sen, and I are co-editing Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Palestine in the Detours series at Duke University Press.

The series began with Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i, co-edited by Hokulani Aikau and Vernadette Gonzalez, who are now the series editors (see detours for more information, including their open-access Introduction). In their words, “Unlike a travel guidebook, Detours does not offer comprehensive coverage of all the sites and sights in Hawai‘i. What we have here is a selection of visual and written work that come together to shift conceptions and perceptions of Hawai‘i, highlight different ways of moving through its spaces, and, when appropriate, invite people to work toward a decolonial future alongside others committed to the same goal.”
In this vein, Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Palestine will be a political guidebook to Palestine from the perspective of Palestinians across Historic Palestine as well as the diaspora, and solidarity activists working in alternative tourism across Palestine. The question that guides us in this project is: how do Palestinians in the homeland and in the diaspora claim, remember, and connect with place? 
Form and content are open, and we imagine the volume to be inclusive of essays, photos, poetry, maps, itineraries, art, and beyond. We are aiming to reach a wide audience, and our goal is to keep the collection accessible to students, activists, artists, and tourists, while centering Palestinian perspectives and diversity. The written pieces are short and we expect the citations to be no more than 10. Our longer call ( DetoursPalestineCFP) and the attached flyers have more information and guidelines for submission.
Here are some important dates: 
250 Word Abstract or Proposal: December 15, 2021
Submissions due: February  15, 2022
Submissions can be sent to  and we are happy have the call shared widely!