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Call for Papers - Special Issue

Sexual Politics and Digital Media Infrastructures: Challenges for Diversity: deadline 15 May 2018

This special issue seeks to advance the understanding of sexual politics and diversity in the context of the materiality of digital media (including affordances, algorithms, and the politics of social media platforms and data). It wants to make a theoretical, conceptual, and empirical contribution to the field of gender and diversity studies by exploring how techno-cultural and socioeconomic aspects of digital media infrastructures are intertwined with sexualities. Read more >

Call for Papers

General issue: deadline 10 July 2018
DiGeSt welcomes contributions on current research that problematizes gender or/and focuses on issues dealing with diversity in all its manifestations. 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. We are especially interested in contributions that deal with the failure of modern societies 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', social origin, class, age, disability, (chronic) illness ... 

In addition to full essays (approximately 6,000 words), DiGeSt is interested in round table contributions, consisting of shorter notes (2,000-4,000 words) by different scholars addressing a topical issue, and book reports linked to ongoing research (What Are You Reading, 300-500 words).

What Are You Reading?

Contributions to 'What Are You Reading': deadline 10 September 2018
The “What are you 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 to 500 words). Questions that should be answered are:
  • Why did you choose this work? What specific elements are so interesting about it? What inspired you and your research?
  • How did the chosen work orient your research in a new way? What impact did it have on your project and insights?
  • What is the relevance of the chosen work for the wider field in which your research can be situated?
All submissions should be sent to Mieke Vandenbroucke, new editor-in-chief, Ghent University, email: See instructions for authors for more details. DiGeSt also welcomes suggestions for guest-edited special issues and invites potential guest editors to send their proposal, with suggested contributors, to the editor-in-chief. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review by knowledgeable scholars and professional practitioners, and if accepted may be subject to revision.


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