IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies


Editor: Professor Holger Briel

ISSN: 2187-4905

Contact: holger.briel [at] gmail.com

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on Cultural Studies. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in January 2016, and the journal continues to publish annually.

The journal Editor welcomes submissions related to Cultural Studies from academics, practitioners and professionals within the field. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR conference proceedings research repositories will also be considered, providing that they meet the journal submission guidelines. Authors will be contacted if their paper is selected for review. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

Indexes: The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies is indexed in SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar.

Editor’s Introduction

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies solicits scholarship in the broad areas of culture, social development, the arts, digital communities, philosophy and similar.

While much of the Journal’s focus rests on Asia, it encourages contributions from all across the globe, thereby establishing links between intercultural and transcultural phenomena and analysing them. Asia is a continent constantly evolving within a restive world and it is the aim of this journal to provide challenging and incisive commentary to accompany this process.

We envisage the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies to be an open space for developing topics, threads and nodes of cultural understanding. The journal recognises that Cultural Studies is necessarily hybrid in nature and that even the establishment of common research fields (itself a highly contested exercise) will do little to discipline it. This, however, does not relieve Cultural Studies of the necessary reflection upon its own histories and present status quo. It is hoped that some of these discussions will take place in the virtual pages of this journal and that those theoretical interventions stimulate and interact with further research. As cultures are becoming increasingly mediated, ample space will be provided for those interventions highlighting the relationship between (media) technology and culture.

Author Guidelines

Journal Editor

Holger Briel

Professor Holger Briel

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou PRC

Professor Holger Briel from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is the recently appointed editor of the IAFOR Journal on Cultural Studies. Professor Briel holds a PhD in Cultural Theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also holds a BA in English from Eberhardt-Karls-Uiversitat Tubingen, Germany. Professor Briel also completed a portion of his graduate studies at the Universite de Paris, Sorbonne.

Professor Briel has taught at several universities in the past including: UGSM-Monarch Business School (Switzerland), the Department of Communications & Media Studies at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), the University of Innsbruck, Austria, the New York University Skopje (Macedonia) where he held Vice-Rector and Deanship positions, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, and the University of Athens (Greece) and the University of Surrey (UK). Over the years he has been the recipient of many research grants and fellowships and is a well-published academic with many books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles on Cultural Studies. Professor Briel is also a member of the EU Council for Higher Education and has been appointed as a member of the IAFOR Advisory Board.

Advisory Board

  • Senka Anastasova, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Jonathan Clementi-Smith, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, PRC
  • Gerald Goggin, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Florence Graezer-Bideau, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Donald Hall, Lehigh University, US
  • Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester, UK
  • Eirini Kapsidou, independent scholar, Brussels, Belgium
  • Graham Matthews, Nayang University, Singapore
  • Baden Offord, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Tace Hedrick, University of Florida, US
  • Christiaan De Beukelaer, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Katy Khan, University of South Africa, South Africa

Production Assistant

  • Bryan Song

2016 Call for Journal Submissions and Reviewers

The journal is now inviting submissions for Issue 3.

Issue 3 is a themed issue, with the topic “Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday”. The deadline for submissions for this issue is October 14, 2016. Please make sure that your submission corresponds to the journal’s Author Guidelines.

Furthermore, the journal is presently looking for reviewers and a review editor. If you think you would like to be involved in this process, please send an email with a short description of yourself, your research and the reasons why you would like to be involved in this project to the journal Editor, holger.briel [at] gmail.com

Available Journals

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 2 – Autumn 2016
Published: September 30, 2016
Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
ISSN: 2187-4905

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 1 – Spring 2016
Published: January 2016
Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
ISSN: 2187-4905

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