The Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt) is a 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 is published by University Press Leuven. Please visit http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/digest to subscribe to the journal.

DiGeSt is available on JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/journal/jdivegendstud. Issues become open access after an embargo of 2 years.

Birgit Van Puymbroeck (Ghent University) / Mieke Vandenbroucke (Ghent University)

Editorial assistant
Katrien De Graeve (Ghent University)

"What are you reading" editor
Leah Budke (Ghent University)

Editorial board
Tine Brouckaert (Ghent University), Tom Claes (Ghent University), Sander De Ridder (Ghent University), Petra Debusscher (University of Antwerp), Marysa Demoor (founder, Ghent University), Frederik Dhaenens (Ghent University), Griet Roets (Ghent University), Sarah Van de Velde (University of Antwerp), Liselotte Vandenbussche (Artevelde University College Ghent), Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe (Free University of Brussels)

Advisory board
Carla Billitteri (University of Maine), Sarah Bracke (University of Amsterdam), Eva Brems (Ghent University), Gily Coene (Free University of Brussels), Nathalie De Bleeckere, Gita Deneckere (Ghent University), Bart Eeckhout (University of Antwerp), Anke Gilleir (KU Leuven), Margaret Homans (Yale University), Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp), Chia Longman (Ghent University), Petra Meier (University of Antwerp), Joz Motmans (Ghent University Hospital), Karen Nakamura (University of California Berkeley), Nouria Ouali (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Ingrid Palmary (University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg), David Paternotte (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Katharina Pewny (Ghent University), Marjan Sterckx (Ghent University), Aagje Swinnen (Maastricht University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University), Sofie Van Bauwel (Ghent University), Mieke Van Houtte (Ghent University), Sami Zemni (Ghent University)

For submissions, please contact: digest@ugent.be

Call for Papers

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, 500 words).

What Are You Reading?

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 (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 projects 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, editor-in-chief, Ghent University, email: . 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.