Research Paper Series

AEN is pleased to announce the launch of our new Research Paper Series, which will allow AEN members to write and disseminate original research on topics relevant to our mission, before they are formally published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in university presses.

Each academic year, the Research Paper Series will feature three to four papers authored by AEN members in collaboration with AEN’s leadership team and distributed widely via online and print formats. The intended audience for the Research Paper Series ranges from academics to practitioners, advanced graduate students, and the informed public. Research Paper authors will be encouraged to revise their work for submission to peer-reviewed journals and academic presses in their respective fields.

To submit a proposal for the Research Paper Series, please fill out the form below. Please be sure to include a 1-2 page abstract broadly describing your research topic, methodology, connection to and fit with AEN’s mission and goals, and potential publication outlets for the paper. Successful proposals will be those which address previously unexplored aspects of AEN’s key issues and have a high potential for subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal or academic press. We particularly welcome proposals from junior and/or non-tenured faculty. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the AEN leadership team. Authors will receive an honorarium upon completion and distribution of their Research Paper. Further inquiries should be directed to AEN Executive Director Miriam Elman (

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

  1. “Not in Kansas Anymore: Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities,” (NIKA) by AEN member Cary Nelson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the first paper in AEN’s Research Paper Series.
  2. “From Scholarship to Swastikas: Explaining Campus Antisemitic Events,” by AEN member Ayal Feinberg, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University–Commerce, is the second paper in AEN’s Research Paper Series.