The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is an open access, bi-annual, peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the intersection of diversity and gender studies. It is included in the Flemish Academic Bibliography for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (VABB-SHW).

DiGeSt has the ambition to be a leading journal in the field and publishes original work from a wide array of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, communication sciences, political sciences, philosophy, history, arts and literature. In addition, it is open to work from other disciplines such as psychology and educational sciences, especially when there is a strong link with frameworks that are also used in the social sciences and the humanities.

Given that debates about gender and diversity often transcend national borders, the journal publishes work related to all geographical contexts.


Vol 7 No 1 (2020)


This issue of Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies introduces some changes in the editorial team and in its publication format. As of September 2019, Ladan Rahbari and Tina Goethals have taken up the torch from Mieke Vandenbroucke as the new editors of DiGeSt.

This editorial change was simultaneous to DiGeSt’s transition into an open access journal. Our open access platform is made possible and supported by Ghent University’s OJS platform. DiGeSt has received support from the many amazing colleagues in the ICT department of Ghent University for which we are very thankful.

As we continue our publication journey, DiGeSt strongly believes in making research accessible to everyone regardless of their level and forms of academic affiliation across the world. For this, we have taken steps towards a fairer and more accessible format of distribution. By adopting the open access digital format, we will not require any publication fees from authors, nor subscription charges from our readers. The publications will also be accessible through the world wide web and open to all readers regardless of their affiliations. We are thus happy and optimistic about our commitment to research dissemination and breaking down paywalls in the academy.



2020-02-17 Call for Papers for Special Issue: Entanglements of Gender, Nationalism, and (Anti-)Migration in Contemporary Europe

The aim of this special issue is to capture and interrogate the existing multiplicity of ways in which gender and sexuality are articulated together with nationalist, anti-immigration, and right-wing populist discourses in contemporary European socio-political landscapes.
No 9.1 (Spring 2022)
April 1, 2020


2020-01-22 Call for Papers Special Issue - Changing Surroundings and Gender: Gendered Experiences and Gender-Sensitive Support in Migration Contexts

This special issue invites researchers to submit original theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions on gender in contexts of displacement and migration, from multiple disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives.
No 8.2 (Fall 2021)
Deadline for abstracts: April 1, 2020


2019-10-30 Call for Papers - Special Issue: Normative Discourses and Lived Meanings of Parenting

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of DiGeSt
No 7.2 (Fall 2020)
Deadline: December 18, 2019


2019-08-27 - CLOSED - Call for special issue proposal issue 7.2

The DiGeSt editorial team is inviting proposals to appear in Autumn 2020 for a Special Issue. Through this open call, we promote prospective Guest Editors to send ideas for Special Issues to our Chief Editors by 1 October 2019 ( and; please use both emails).


2019-06-19 CLOSED - 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. 

Vol 7 No 1 (2020)

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