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Calls for submissions

Open: Epidemics, Labour and Mobility’ (June 2020)

Since the rise of COVID-19, borders have been closed, travel routes shut down, whole countries placed in quarantine, and families divided. Given the world’s reliance on mobility, of both people and goods, its effect has never been clearer. Mobility within and between cities is restricted as much of everyday life closes down. This edition will explore how this, and other, epidemics have impacted the livelihoods of mobile workers: migrant workers, taxi drivers, street vendors, domestic workers, health sector professionals, hospitality workers, delivery drivers, and gig economy workers.

Deadline for proposals: 2nd May 2020.

Read the full call for submissions here.

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Beside the proposed topic, we are also keen on receiving pieces that analyse current news about migration and (im)mobility, or reflect on cultural production related to these topics. Articles should address a broad audience, made of experts and non-experts, and should be originally written in English or Spanish.

If you are interested in proposing a submission, please send us a short abstract no longer than 250 words via email to: RoutedMagazine@gmail.com

NOTE: The issue on Sports and Migration has been postponed, in the light of current events. We apologise for any inconveniences caused.

Next issue (closed): Vehicles of Mobility: Transportation and Migration Infrastructures’ (April 2020). 


Migration is not only about the movement of humans; vehicles, roads and routes merit a much more central place in our understandings of migration. We are seeking articles that investigate topics including the role of mobility infrastructures in migration politics, the historical development of modes of transportation, the contribution of modes of transportation to freedom, mobility, control and/or expulsion, etc.

This call for submissions is already closed. You can read the full version here.