Critical Race and Whiteness Studies (CRAWS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal aligned with the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA), an independent, incorporated, professional association for scholars, students and activists, both of which originally formed in 2002 (for more on our history, see here). The journal is a convergence point for high-quality, original, international scholarship, reflection and debate, empirical or theoretical, that progresses our critical understandings of race and whiteness across a broad range of disciplinary, social and cultural settings. This may include but is not limited to studies of nationalism, the military, education, politics, philosophy, the environment, the media, literature, gender, art, neoliberalism, critical animal studies, globalisation, power, resistance, and more. The journal is international in scope and content, and welcomes diverse approaches to the study of race and whiteness that inform the collective project of dismantling racial hegemony.
Peer Review Policy
All submissions deemed worthy of review by an initial editor screening undergo a rigorous process of blind, peer review, by at least two anonymous referees.
CRAWS Journal is a biannual publication that accepts manuscripts on an ongoing basis.
Open Access Policy
CRAWS Journal is committed to the democratisation of knowledge in advance of social justice – we view this as increasingly important at a time when global university rankings and competitive publication regimes narrowly redefine the social function of scholarly research and writing, heralding new forms of social exclusion. Readers of CRAWS Journal have open access to its content, which allows us to support the global exchange of knowledge, strategies, ideas and debate.
The journal uses Australian-British English spelling for consistency, but the Editors recognise that as a global language, there is a diversity of spoken and written English. Our editorial policy is to try and respect this diversity of written English while ensuring clear effective communication to a broad audience – manuscripts should be internally consistent.
Call for Reviewers
CRAWS Journal invites peer-reviewers with relevant expertise and publication track record in the broad field of critical race and whiteness studies. Those interested in becoming a reviewer for CRAWS should email the Editors (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
• Scholarly background
• Institution and department
• Brief bio (50-100 words)
• Contact details (i.e. mailing and email address, phone)
• Area(s) of expertise