Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies
Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies is a bi-annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals that provides a uniquely engaged scholarly space for Global South perspectives and research on the Global South.
Print ISSN: 2515-2130 / e-ISSN: 2515-2149
About the Journal
Zanj: The Journal of Critical Global South Studies orients itself towards an oppositional intellectual stance that reflects voices too often excluded. The Journal seeks to center positionalities and politics that make a new world in the imagine of the subaltern, the excluded, the Others that are conjured by concepts of the Global South in the current Western order of knowledge, its hegemonic political economies and successive empires.
Zanj is a transfiguration, an articulation and reiteration of all things non-Western, all things beyond and resistant to, separate from but usually entangled within the West and its (version of) modernity. A space for South voices, South knowledge and methods, interventions, histories, reclamations, perspectives, scholarship. The Journal seeks to provide a uniquely engaged scholarly space for Global South perspectives that otherwise might not make it into the academic industrial complex.
The Journal is published twice a year. The electronic journal is archived in Portico.
Editor: Jesse Benjamin
Managing Editor: Aajay Murphy
Associate Editor: Geoffroy de Laforcade
Production Editors: Fraternel Amuri Misako and Abdullah Saleh
Maya Arakon, Suleyman Sah University
Ward Churchill, independent scholar, activist
Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University
Philippe Dodard, artist, Haiti/Miami
Jesus “Chucho” Garcia, New Orleans, Venezuela
Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, University of South Africa
Crystal Griffith, Arizona State University
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Redell Hearn, Mississippi State University
Ismail Khalidi, playwright
Chapurukha Kusimba, American University
Peter Wayne Lewis, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Firoze Manji, Daraja Press
Noble Maseru, Associate Dean, University of Pittsburgh
Babacar M’bow, Curator, Museum du Civilization Noire
Nuri el Okbi, Association for the Support and Defense of Bedouin Rights in Israel
Liza O’Reilly, legal activist, scholar
Asha Rodney, Esq, Walter Rodney Foundation, Atlanta
Patricia Rodney, CEO, Walter Rodney Foundation, Atlanta
HQ Quan, Arizona State University
Natsu Saito, Georgia State University
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, UC Riverside
Kani Xulam, American Kurdish Information Network
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:
Expected release date
Volume 2, Number 2 (2018)
Volume 3, Number 1 (2019)
Volume 3, Number 2 (2019)
Volume 4, Number 1 (2020)/Volume 4, Number 2 (2020) – Double issue
Read the Journal Online
Table of Contents available on JSTOR.
Recent articles available to read online from the Journal: