The second issue of Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal has been published and can be accessed online as part of the California Digital Library. The editors of the journal are all doctoral candidates at UC Santa Barbara: Vichet Chhuon and Angela Courtright Dosalmas of The Gevirtz School and Danielle Hidalgo of the Department of Sociology. This second issue of the journal is bigger than the first, with five research articles and four book reviews. Funding for the e-journal has been given by UCSB’s Office of the Vice Chancellor, the Graduate Division, and the Graduate Students Association.
This open access journal seeks to publish research that expands our understanding of issues relating to race and racism, racial and gender ideologies, intersectionalities, and social activism. Spaces for Difference represents a conduit for scholars to bridge the traditional disciplines including, but not limited to: Anthropology, Art, Education, English, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The journal welcomes alternative forms of presenting research including, but not limited to, photography and digital media. Spaces for Difference seeks to: (1) highlight work that challenges the traditional canons and established perspectives and (2) bridge disciplinary work around issues of race and racism, gender and sexuality, social activism, and intersectionalities.
“As in its first issue, this latest issue of Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal calls for social action that builds from the lived experiences of members of society as well as the multidisciplinary perspectives of researchers,” writes Gevirtz School Professor Mary E. Brenner in this issue’s Foreword. “The common themes but different case studies demonstrate why a journal such as this is needed to bring together the expertise of professionals who too often stay within the boundaries mandated by both universities and society.”
[Vichet Chhuon and Angela Courtright Dosalmas are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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