International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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  

For institutional and online subscriptions, these are available through JSTOR here.

Print subscriptions of the journal are available through Marston Book Services, here.

Read the Journal Online

Table of Contents available on JSTOR.

Recent articles available to read online from the Journal:

‘Technology’s Invisible Women: Black Geek Girls in Silicon Valley and the Failure of Diversity Initiatives’, France Winddance Twine, Vol. 1 No. 1 (2018).

‘Raced Repetition: Perpetual Paralysis or Paradoxical Promise?’, Garth Stevens, Vol. 1 No. 2 (2018).