Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education

Call for Proposals for 15(5) Winter 2023 Special Issue:

Inhabiting the Otherwise in International Academia: Critiques, Complexities, Struggles, and Re-Existences

 Send proposals to Guest Editors: Jhuliane Evelyn da Silva, Universidade Federal do Paraná/Critical Internationalization Studies Network, Email:, Juliana Zeggio Martinez, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Email:, and Roxana Baros Chiappa, University of Tarapacá, Email:

Within Internationalization of Higher Education (hereafter IHE), a predominant discourse portrays IHE initiatives as intrinsically positive or neutral and presents globalization as an inevitable phenomenon of world economic integration and rapid technological advances. Yet, the over-emphasis on the benefits of IHE and the ahistorical perspective of globalization is quite problematic since these narratives contribute to naturalizing or hiding power asymmetries and colonial hierarchies among countries, institutions, peoples, languages, and knowledge systems in processes of IHE. In fact, Westernized universities are immersed in racist, sexist epistemic structures, in which other modes of producing knowledge and making sense of the world, enacted by other bodies, have been actively excluded. To the extent these structures are expanded to a global scale, the pervasive modern/colonial habit of being is projected as desirable, perpetuating coloniality, in the international space.

As scholars geographically and epistemically located in the Global South, we, Guest Editors, invite academics and practitioners to contribute to the JCIHE Winter 2023 special issue, with a view to scrutinize, reflect, and problematize IHE from decolonial critiques, including:

  • Latin American Studies
  • African Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Race Studies
  • Epistemologies of the South.

Submissions must focus on projects, politics, and practices enacted in academic spaces as a form of resistance and re-existence to modernity/coloniality, expanding the dialogues among Southern epistemologies that fight the effects of coloniality, produce critique, and reconceptualize international education otherwise.

Proposals should be 500 words and submitted on or before October 15, 2022. Authors will be notified of their acceptance by December 1, 2022. Completed articles should be submitted by February 15, 2023. All articles will undergo a double-blind peer review process and should follow the JCIHE guidelines: Proposals can be submitted directly to the Guest Editors or can be submitted via the JCIHE website.