International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies

International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal published by Pluto Journals and administered by the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies. 

Print ISSN: 2516-550X / Online ISSN: 2516-5518

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International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS)

 

About the Journal

International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS) launched in 2018 is administered by the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS) based in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand. WiCDS is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to produce cutting-edge knowledge which contributes towards the deepening of local and international; theoretical and practical understandings of diversity.

WiCDS was established in 2014 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. WiCDS aims to build capacity to meet the challenges of diverse societies, especially in post-apartheid South Africa through interdisciplinary postgraduate education and research. In addition to being grounded in social justice imperatives, WiCDS’s education, programmes and research are informed by Melissa Steyn’s (2007) notion of Critical Diversity Literacy (CDL) which is “a sharply focused critical lens which examines those operations of power which implicate social identities to create systems of privilege, advantage, disadvantage and oppression.” 

 

Aims & Scope

International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS) aims to provide an undisciplinary platform for critical engagement with hierarchies of power that create and sustain privilege and oppression along axes of difference. Areas of interest include the constructions of social locations and positionalities; intersections, co-constructions and co-constitutions of systems of oppression; race; gender; sexuality; dis/ability; class; age etc.; the politics of knowledge production; the politics of being and affect; the politics of history and time; the politics of geography and location; reproduction and resistance social injustice; reframing differences. This journal will accept original articles (research and theoretical), commentaries and book reviews.

 

Journal Information

The Journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal published in June and December. For more information on WiCDS visit the official website here.

 

 

Editorial Board

 

Editor-in-Chief

Melissa Steyn, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Associate Editors

Book Review Editor: William Mpofu, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Commentary Editor: Haley McEwen, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Editorial Assistant

Gillian Jena, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Editorial Researcher

Rudo Mzite, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Editorial Board

Abeyamí Ortega Domínguez, Loughborough University London, United Kingdom

Amrita Pande, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Annika McPherson, University of Augsburg, Germany

Antje Schuhmann, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Carmen Mörsch, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

Catriona Elder, University of Sydney, Australia

Celine-Marie Pascale, American University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Deevia Bhana, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Drucilla Cornell Rutgers, The State University of NewJersey, United States of America

Elaine Swan, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Esra Sarioğlu, Cornell University, United States of America

Finn Reygan, Human Science Research Council, South Africa

France Winddance, Twine University of California, Berkeley, United States of America

Gabeba Baderoon, Pennsylvania State University, United States of America

Garth Stevens, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Georges Pfründer, University of Teacher Education, Northwestern Switzerland

Heather Dalmage, Roosevelt University, United States of America

Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University, United States of America

Jolanta Drzewiecka, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

Lewis R. Gordon, University of Connecticut, United States of America

Lydia Potts, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Morgan Ndlovu, University of South Africa, South Africa

Nicky Falkof, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama, United States of America

Pauline Leonard, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Peace Kiguwa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ramόn Grosfoguel, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America

Robert McRuer, The George Washington University, United States of America

Sabelo Gatsheni-Ndlovu, University of South Africa, South Africa

Shelley Tremain, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada

Srila Roy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Suzane Maia, Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia, Brazil

Tamara Shefer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Thabo Msibi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California, Irvine, United States of America

Tom Nakayama, Northeastern University, United States of America

Tommaso Milani, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Torkild Thanem, Stockholm University, Sweden

Ulla Klingovsky, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

 

 

Instructions for Authors

 

Authors are required to adhere to specific guidelines when submitting manuscripts. For detailed instructions please see Instructions for Authors.

 

 

Publishing Schedule Update

 

The Journal is still publishing but has experienced some significant delays in its publication schedule and is working to release the delayed issues. 

The schedule below outlines when the issues are expected:

Issue                                                    

Expected release date                       

Volume 2 Issue 1, 2019

February 2021

Volume 2 Issue 2, 2019

 February 2021

Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020

February 2021

Volume 3 Issue 2, 2020

April 2021

 

 

Contact Information

 

Editorial Office:

International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa.
Postal Address:
Private Bag 3,
Wits,
2050, 
Johannesburg,
South Africa.


Tel: +27 11 717 4418

Email: ijcds.wicds@wits.ac.za

Publisher Pluto Journalskush@plutojournals.com  

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