International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies
The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a platform for critical engagement with hierarchies of power that create and sustain privilege and oppression along axes of difference. IJCDS contains original articles (research and theoretical) and book reviews and is published in June and November. All articles are submitted for anonymous peer reviewing by at least three referees.
Print ISSN: 2516-550X
Online ISSN: 2516-5518
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.”