The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the intersection of diversity and gender studies. It is included in the Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (VABB-SHW).
DiGeSt has the ambition to be a leading journal in the field and publishes original work from a wide array of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, communication sciences, political sciences, philosophy, history, arts and literature. In addition, it is open to work from other disciplines such as psychology and educational sciences, especially when there is a strong link with frameworks that are also used in the social sciences and the humanities.
DiGeSt mainly publishes work related to Europe. Given that debates about gender and diversity often transcend national borders, the journal occasionally also publishes work related to other geographical contexts.
DiGeSt solicits articles that problematize gender and/or focus on issues dealing with diversity in all its manifestations. It seeks original contributions that present the results of new research, reflect on methodological challenges, and engage with new theories or work across disciplines.
Call for Papers
General issue: deadline 10 September 2018
DiGeSt welcomes contributions on current research that problematizes gender or/and focuses on issues dealing with diversity in all its manifestations. It 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 social categories such as sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, ‘race’, social origin, class, age, disability, (chronic) illness …
In addition to full essays (approximately 6,000 words), DiGeSt is interested in round table contributions, consisting of shorter notes (2,000-4,000 words) by different scholars addressing a topical issue, and book reports linked to ongoing research (What Are You Reading, 300-500 words).
Please visit the website for more information on the journal: http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/digest
The journal itself can be found on JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/journal/jdivegendstud