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Hagar: International Social Science Review

Call for contributions: Special issue: Contemporary Readings on Migration and Displacement         


“Hagar: International Social Science Review" is an English-language international peer-reviewed journal published by the Humphrey Institute for Social and Cultural Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. The journal endorses all subfields of the social sciences and the social and cultural humanities. The Journal was inaugurated in 2000 and recently published its renewed edition after a nine-year break. Managed by the doctoral fellows of the Humphrey Institute, Hagar's mission is to establish social and cultural thought as a basis for research in a variety of fields and disciplines. The journal is particularly interested in essays that employ an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural themes and methods.


The upcoming issue of Hagar will be dedicated to the study of migration and displacement today. Recent global turmoil, such as the Ukrainian-Russian war, the Israeli-Hamas war, the Sudan civil war, and the Flight of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians, as well as climate-related disasters, have called for re-examination and reconsideration of migration and forced displacement terminology, identities, norms and processes. The current issue seeks to examine questions related to dynamic borders, identities, representations, and processes, including the reconstruction of categories within Migration Studies. This involves questioning where migration starts and refugeehood ends. We welcome manuscripts from all social and humanities disciplines, encompassing both theoretical and empirical studies. 

Manuscripts should consist of approximately 7000 words (including references) and follow the Harvard citation style. For the next issue of Hagar, the deadline for submission of the full papers is April 1st, 2024. Manuscripts received before the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please direct your submission to hagarjournal@bgu.ac.il.
Reviews are expected to be provided to the authors by June 2024, and the full issue is anticipated to be published in October 2024