Focus and Scope

Intersectional Perspectives: Identity, Culture, and Society is an online international interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal which explores the representation and construction of identity, sexuality, race, and gender in social and cultural texts, discourses, practices, and subjectivities. We publish articles that address the themes of identity, sexuality, gender, race, and how they, and other markers of identity, interact and intersect, challenge, and/or question culture and society. We also encourage submissions that cut across racial, national, sexual, class, and (dis)ability divisions, as well as other markers of social difference. Our publication further provides a platform for marginalised voices to be heard, and accordingly, we are interested in receiving submissions that champions these perspectives to be heard.

We look forward to receiving articles that expand upon, complicate, or troubles issues of identity, sexuality, and gender in the following areas:

  • Activism

  • The body

  • Book, film, exhibition, and event reviews

  • Class and socioeconomics

  • Comparative cultural studies

  • Critical theory

  • (Dis)abilities

  • Feminisms and postfeminisms

  • Femininities and masculinities

  • Film and media studies

  • History and herstory

  • Intersectionality

  • Literature

  • Medical humanities

  • Migration

  • Performance and performativity

  • Philosophy

  • Popular culture

  • (Post)colonialism

  • (Post)modernism

  • Queerness and queer theory

  • Race and ethnicity

  • Religion and beliefs

  • Sexualities

  • Sociology

  • Trans, non-binary, and agender identities

  • Visual and material cultures

  • War and conflict

Our publication is geared towards academics, early career academics, postgraduate students, and the public. We encourage responses to issues that have been published and aim for an open and dynamic dialogue between our readership and authors.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Journal Archiving

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

  • Journals are indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
  • DOAJ registration will be completed for our journals on an individual basis as soon as possible.
  • To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises the Portico service to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
  • Journal content is also made available via Cardiff University’s institutional repository, ORCA.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Journal History

Assuming Gender was founded in 2010 as an Open Access publication by postgraduate students from the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. In 2021, it was rebranded as Intersectional Perspectives: Identity, Culture, and Society and has been restructured accordingly.