CFP: Justice in Global Health (Edited Volume, Online Workshop, and GHJ Prize)

Submission deadline: April 24, 2022

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Call for Abstracts


Justice in Global Health


(Edited Volume, Online Workshop, and GHJ Prize)


Himani Bhakuni – Lecturer at University of York.

Lucas Miotto – Assistant Professor in Legal Philosophy at Maastricht University. 

We are pleased to invite submissions of extended abstracts (800-1000 words) for an edited volume and an online workshop series on Justice in Global Health. We are particularly interested in contributions that address the following topics:

1: What Would Justice in Global Health Look Like?   

This could, for instance, include contributions discussing the adequate theoretical framework for justice in global health (capabilities approach, prioritarianism, cosmopolitanism, the role of equality and distributive justice, non-domination as a requirement of justice, ideal vs. non-ideal theory, or other novel accounts of global health justice).

2: Justice in Global Health Research

This could, for instance, include contributions on the ethics of knowledge production, use, and circulation in global health, scientific deceit, publication practices, structural prejudices and biases in data collection and fieldwork, gender disparities, discrepancies in the types of topics studied, geographical imbalances in research, amongst others.

3: Just Governance in Global Health

This could, for instance, include contributions addressing the role of health rights in global health governance, critical assessment of global health institutions, political economy of global health, the role of law and civil society in global health, health systems resilience, health systems as social institutions, amongst others. 

4: Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health Justice

This could, for instance, include contributions on reproductive rights, sexual rights, reproductive justice movement, assisted reproduction, assessment of maternal health programmes from across the globe, amongst others. 

5: Decolonising Global Health

We welcome all contributions that are aimed at addressing power imbalances in global health and ones that provide blueprints to decolonisation of global health institutions and practice. 

Workshop Series and Edited Volume: 

The workshop series will form the basis for an edited volume to be published with a well-reputed press. It will allow for a maximum of twelve presentations, including four from invited speakers and up to eight from selected contributors from this open call. Each selected contributor will commit to submitting a complete first draft of their paper (between 5000-8000 words) at least two weeks before their scheduled presentation in the workshop (see the timeline below). The drafts will be pre-circulated among participants to enhance the quality of the discussion and feedback. The workshop series is expected to run in September 2022. Contributors will have until November 15, 2022 to revise their draft chapters based on the feedback received throughout the workshop series and to submit the final version of their chapters for the edited volume.


-       April 24, 2022 – Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.

-       May 62022 – Decision regarding acceptance

-    September 2022 – Start of the workshop series (precise dates to be discussed with the contributors)

-       November 15, 2022 – Deadline for submission of final contributions.


Submission Details: 

Contributors must submit an extended abstract (800-1000 words) by following the link ( The deadline for submission is April 24th, 2022 (at 23:59 Amsterdam time).

Submissions will be assessed in terms of their overall quality and fit within the workshop/volume’s themes. We suggest that authors include an overview of the structure of their proposed chapter in the abstract (i.e., a summary of what will be covered in each section) and a partial bibliography. Bibliography and references will not be counted towards the word limit. 

Global Health Justice (GHJ) Prize:

To further encourage submissions from scholars working in low-and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions, we will award a 300€ cash prize for the best contribution from LMIC-based scholars. The prize winner will be determined by a committee formed by the organisers and two invited contributors. The competition is open to doctoral students and early-career researchers. 

Those who wish to participate in the competition must indicate so while filling their abstract submission form (

Further Questions:

For further questions about submissions, please contact us at: 

Himani Bhakuni: [email protected]

Lucas Miotto: [email protected]

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