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The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is a bi-annual, peerreviewed journal dedicated to the intersection of diversity and gender studies. It welcomes contributions from a broad array of disciplines in the arts and humanities (such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology, history, arts, and literature) but also from the natural sciences. DiGeSt, which aims to provide a forum for debate on current research regarding gender and diversity in Belgium, also has a keen interest in practices and research on other countries and societies. It comments on topical and/or coming trends that affect research in these areas. In highlighting the significance of ongoing research for knowledge, culture and daily life, it aims to appeal to both a specialist and a wide audience.

DiGeSt wants to explore the ways in which the rich tradition of research on sexual difference, with its established critical frameworks and methodologies, can both further and build on research that, in many different domains, tackles the question ‘what is diversity?’. In order for the power systems and the mechanisms of exclusion – in our societies and environments at large as well as in our everyday lives, our thinking, our beliefs and (cultural) production – to be brought to light we need to map the ways in which gender inequality relates to other processes that select, structure and set standards. We are especially interested in contributions that deal with the hurdles modern societies need to cross so as 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’, class, age, disability, (chronic) illness, ...


DiGeSt solicits articles that problematize gender or/and focus on issues dealing with diversity in all its manifestations and which address the problems described above. 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. In addition to full essays (approximately 6.000 words), DiGeSt is interested in roundtable contributions, consisting of shorter notes (2.000-4.000 words) by different scholars addressing a topical issue, and progress reports of ongoing research (1.000 words). All of these contributions will be peerreviewed. The “What are your reading?” section invites (early-career) researchers to report on works that are deemed relevant to the field and that are of particular significance to the author’s ongoing research (300 words).

DiGeSt welcomes suggestions for guest-edited special issues and invites potential guest editors to send their proposal, with suggested contributors, to the editorial assistant (


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