Northwestern professors publish second annual volume of 'Civitas: Journal of Citizenship Studies'

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Northwestern professors publish second annual volume of 'Civitas: Journal of Citizenship Studies'

 Cover of the second annual volume of Civitas
Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University professors are announcing the publication of the second annual volume of “Civitas: Journal of Citizenship Studies.”

This publication is made possible through the Northwestern Institute for Citizenship Studies (NWICS) and the Department of Social Sciences. Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, serve as Institute co-directors and “Civitas” senior editors.

“Civitas” is an annual, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publishing venue aimed at promoting scholarship concerning the humanities and social sciences as they relate to citizenship matters. The journal draws upon the talents and perspectives of a diverse editorial review board from the United States and abroad. It welcomes both qualitative and quantitative submissions by faculty and advanced undergraduate and graduate students from Oklahoma’s regional universities, two-year community colleges and other institutions of higher education and beyond.

"We wish to encourage students, especially at the graduate level, to consider submitting appropriate research material or book reviews for possible publication in Civitas," Schmaltz said.  "Citizenship topics cover a wide range and are interdisciplinary.  Local and regional topics are particularly welcome.  In short, many opportunities are available for young scholars who are just getting started in their careers."

Northwestern currently is the only regional state university in Oklahoma to operate an endowed institute and publishes its own journal.

The link to the journal’s digital copy, as well as submission requirements, deadlines and additional details concerning the journal is found at

Journal print copies are also available for sale at the Institute in the amount of $10 made payable to the Northwestern Department of Social Sciences.

For general information about Northwestern’s Institute for Citizenship Studies, contact (580) 327-8525 or