Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt)

Call for papers

Deadline for Autumn Issue 2014 article submissions: 10th January 2014

The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the intersection of diversity and gender studies. For its second issue it welcomes contributions on current research in Belgium that problematizes gender or/and focuses on issues dealing with diversity in all its manifestations, yet being receptive to practices and research on other countries and societies. Submissions may include research from a broad array of disciplines in the arts and humanities (such as sociology, philosophy, history, arts, and literature) but also from the natural sciences. DiGeSt seeks original contributions written in English that present the results of new research, reflect on methodological challenges, engage with new theories or work across disciplines. We are especially interested in contributions that deal with the failure of modern societies to be the ‘open’ and just society they claim or want to be. Societal openness is defined as the condition in which individual life chances or the formation of social boundaries are not determined by characteristics such as sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, race, social origin, class, age, disability, (chronic) illness … More information can be found on: http://www.digest.ugent.be.

In addition to full essays (approximately 6.000 words), DiGeSt is interested in roundtable contributions, consisting of shorter notes (2.000-4.000 words) by different scholars addressing a topical issue, and progress reports of ongoing research (1.000 words). The “What are your reading?” section invites (early-career) researchers to report on works that are deemed relevant to the field and that are of particular significance to the author’s ongoing research (300 words).

All submissions should be sent to Liselotte Vandenbussche, editor, and Griet Roets, editorial assistant, Ghent University, email: digest@ugent.be. DiGeST also welcomes suggestions for guest-edited special issues and invites potential guest editors to send their proposal, with suggested contributors, to the editorial assistant. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners, and if accepted may be subject to revision.

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