Call for International Journal of Roma Studies Monographic

“Representations of the Roma in Latin American and Iberian audiovisuals”

Deadline: 4-03-2024


Illustration: Alexandre De Maio (A Guide to Knowing Roma, 2017)

Call for proposals


  • Rafael Buhigas Jiménez (UCM, UAM y ERIAC)
  • Lidia Merás (UAM)

This monograph aims to encourage reflection on audiovisual media – documentaries or fiction films, television and online formats – which, from a Critical Romani Studies perspective, address the representation of Roma in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. With this purpose, we are launching a CfA in which we would be interested in receiving proposals on the following topics:

• Decolonize the theory and historiography of audiovisuals.

• Roma self-representation in film and other media.

• Racial politics of the cast.

• The work of the Roma in protecting their film heritage.

• Hate speeches and Roma activism on networks.

• Feminism, LGTBI+ discourses, class and other modes of intersectionality in audiovisuals.

• Comparative studies of the representation of the Calós, with the Sinti-Manouches, the Roms and the Doms (without prejudice to other denominations).

• Appropriation/expropriation (Buhigas) of the Roma image and iconography.

Submission instructions

Deadline for receipt, March 4, 2024, by email to with the subject “Article proposal for IJRS monograph”.

  • Length: 4,000-8,000 words (including summary, bibliography, notes and annexes).

  • Language: Articles, written in English or Spanish (in Word or RTF format), must be original and unpublished and not have been sent to other publications. Title of the article in Spanish and English.

  • Summary and Keywords: The summary should be between 150 and 200 words and concisely explain the objective of the manuscript, the methodology used and the main results and conclusions. Between 3 and 5 keywords that define the article and serve to identify the content of the work, in English and Spanish.

  • Financing: If the article has received financing, the name of the organization and the project code must be indicated.

  • References and bibliography: The notes will go at the end of the document with the final note format, before the list of references. In the case of submitting images, it is necessary to send them in jpg format with the highest quality.

  • Citation format: The APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2020) will be followed.

  • All regulations relating to the above can be consulted on the IJRS website, “Submissions” section following this link.


DocRoma. The Image of the Roma in Documentary Film. With the support of the Autonomous Community of Madrid Talent Program, 2020-T1/HUM-20231.

International Journal of Romani Studies. Journal focused on the analysis of the intersections and patterns of discrimination suffered by ethnic minorities in general and Roma in particular, as well as strategies to reverse them.