About the Association


The Supernatural Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines.  Its peer-reviewed journal, Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866), welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.   

Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under Creative Commons BY-NC license.  Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured.   

See our latest Calls for Papers here, which include special issues on Black Mirror and Twin Peaks. The deadline for guaranteed inclusion in the Spring 2018 issue is February 1, 2018. Other submissions will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. In addition, see the Call for Papers for our inaugural conference here.


Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies 

Executive Editors
Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York
John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,
City University of New York

Assistant Executive Editor
Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Reviews Editor
Jennifer Gilchrist, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Scholarly Communications Liaison
Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

U.K. Business Manager
Ellen Rawson

Editorial Board
Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University
Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
Christina Carlson, Iona College
Deborah Christie, Colorado Technical University
Curt Herr, Kutztown University
Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York




Association News and Events


1st Annual Conference

We are working towards our first Supernatural Studies Association Conference, a one-day event to be held at Bronx Community College, CUNY in the Bronx, NY on March 23, 2018. 

Expanded Indexing and Archiving: Coming Soon

We have launched our embargoed publication model to coincide with issue 4.1. In addition, our Scholarly Communications Liaison has been working to ensure that Supernatural Studies will soon have increased presence and accessibility.  We will post further details as these exciting improvements go live.  

Summer 2017 print issue out now 
(click here for full table of contents).  

Individuals can purchase a copy or 
join here; For institutional subscriptions, please email supernaturalstudies@gmail.com.


Next issue: Coming Fall 2017/Winter 2018.

The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.

Read a review of Supernatural Studies 2.1 by Janet Brennan Croft, editor of the journal Mythlore.



Other News and Resources

New series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals
 Medieval Institute Publications seeks proposals for its new book series "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity." See this flyer for details and contact information, and you can find more about it at https://mip-archumanitiespress.org/series/mip/monsters-prodigies-and-demons/.  The inaugural volume, Portraits of Human Monsters in the Renaissance by Touba Ghadessi, has just gone into production, and the publishers are eager to generate more book proposals to consider publishing in this series.