Focus and Scope

The Journal of Critical Race Inquiry advances Canadian and international scholarship on race and racialization. JCRI foregrounds interdisciplinary approaches to critical race inquiry but also publishes scholarship grounded in one or more disciplinary methods.

Following the insights of critical race feminism, JCRI highlights analyses of interlocking systems of oppression and of the intersectionality of race with gender, sexuality, class, nationality, indigeneity, region, religion, disability and age.

JCRI invites accounts of historical and contemporary forms of race and racialization, and of their relationships with such processes as colonization, nationalism, imperialism and global capitalism. JCRI takes interest in all subjects and contexts where critical race analysis may be applied, although the journal foregrounds accounts of subjects and peoples marginalized by racial power: notably, diasporic, Indigenous and migrant people in the Canadian context. The journal especially welcomes perspectives that articulate the fields of critical race studies, Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, diaspora studies, colonial studies, postcolonial studies and studies of decolonization.

Peer Review Process

  • Submissions are subject to internal review by the Editors. Only articles that meet the submission guidelines will be advanced for peer review.
  • The Editors carefully consider all recommendations made by reviewers but are not bound by them.
  • Proposals for special issues or content may be submitted to the Editors and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Publication Frequency

JCRI publishes at the discretion of the Editorial Collective. Since 2015, the journal has published once annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Journal of Critical Race Inquiry is a copyrighted, peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal that advances Canadian and international scholarship on race and racialization.

JCRI was founded in 2009 at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) where its academic home is in the Department of Gender Studies.