Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Intersectionality: From Theory to Practice”


You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress (JUMP). The Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress (JUMP) is a refereed interdisciplinary publication (Print ISSN 2574-3465 & Online ISSN 2574-3481) dedicated to the educational, economic, and social progress of minority and underrepresented communities around the world. It is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, international, open-access journal published by STAR Scholars Network and is indexed on SCOPUS, one of the major indexing databases for peer-reviewed literature.

The current cultural climates of several industrialized nations reveal the ongoing struggles to shift cultural norms pertaining to gender, sexuality, race relations, and political economies (Inglehart, 2018). The COVID-19 pandemic also increased socioeconomic disparity and disproportionately affected economically disadvantaged groups (Flack et al., 2020; Khamijahani et al., 2021; Paul et al., 2021). The concept of intersectionality, which emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of the racial, gendered, class, and sexual inequalities, has the potential to recognize and explain otherwise hidden forms of inequality (Hankivsky, 2022). Thus, “intersectionality” as both a theory and a method continues to evolve. This special issue, “Intersectionality: From Theory to Practice,” aims to deepen understanding of how intersectional perspectives are used in policy and practice. The volume seeks to bring together research on identities, experiences, and voices in the social, cultural, and political contexts of developed industrial nations. It will explore the efforts and limitations of using intersectional approaches to recognize and address the intersecting forms of marginalization that individuals and communities confront.

This special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present new findings and breakthroughs in intersectionality theory and practice. We invite paper submissions in three main categories: intersectionality as a theoretical concept, intersectional research as critical practice, and intersectional experience and underrepresented voices. Areas of interest for this special journal issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Intersectionality and Social Institutions
  • Social Inequality and Stratification
  • Marginalized Groups/Identities
  • Representation of Marginalized Groups in Public Policy 
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Methodologies/Epistemologies 
  • Pedagogy
  • Socialization 
  • Gender Politics 
  • Stereotypes and Bias 
  • Identity on Everyday Experiences 

JUMP seeks to provide a venue for meaningful, purposeful, and actionable scholarship and invites articles, dialogues, and further remarks in accordance with its editorial policy (see

Submission Guidelines 

An email to the guest editor with the paper’s title, authors, and abstract will serve as your “intent to submit” notification. After receiving your letter of intent, we’ll email you our author guidelines. The selection criteria will involve relevance to the theme, paper clarity, intellectual significance, and originality. The full manuscript should be submitted to the guest editor as a PDF file by the given deadline.

Important Dates: 

Intent to Submit: March 1, 2023 

Full Version: June 1, 2023 

Decision Date: September 1, 2023 

Final Version: December 1, 2023 


Guest Editor: 

Please direct inquiries to the guest editor below:


Norin Taj, PhD

Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

University of Toronto




Flack, C. B., Walker, L., Bickerstaff, A., & Margetts, C. (2020). Socioeconomic disparities in Australian schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Melbourne, Australia: Pivot Professional Learning13, 319-340.

Hankivsky, O. (2022, July 7). INTERSECTIONALITY 101. INTERSECTIONALITY 101. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from

Inglehart, R. (2018). Culture shift in advanced industrial society. Princeton University Press.

Khanijahani, A. (2021). Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States: a county-level analysis as of November 2020. Ethnicity & health26(1), 22-35.

Paul, A., Englert, P., & Varga, M. (2021). Socio-economic disparities and COVID-19 in the USA. Journal of Physics: Complexity2(3), 035017.