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Diaspora is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, social structure, politics, and economics of both the traditional diasporas – Armenian, Greek, and Jewish – and the new transnational dispersions which in the past four decades have come to be identified as ‘diasporas.’ These encompass groups ranging from the African-, Chinese-,Indian-, and Mexican-American to the Ukrainian- and Haitian-Canadian, the Caribbean-British, the Antillean-French, and many others.

Published three times a year by the University of Toronto Press.

Sponsored by the Zoryan Institute of Canada and Cambridge, MA.

The most frequently viewed Diaspora articles for 2013
William Safran “Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of Homeland and Return
Kim D. Butler “Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse
Khachig Tölölyan “Rethinking Diaspora(s): Stateless Power in the Transnational Moment”
Liisa Malkki “Citizens of Humanity: Internationalism and the Imagined Community of Nations”
Roger Rouse “Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Postmodernism
Lisa Lowe “Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Differences
Khachig Tölölyan “The Nation-State and Its Others: In Lieu of a Preface
Gabriel Sheffer “A Nation and Its Diaspora: A Re-examination of Israeli—Jewish Diaspora Relations”
Joan Gross “Arab Noise and Ramadan Nights: Rai, Rap, and Franco-Maghrebi Identity”
Bed Prasad Giri “The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Between Theory and Archive”
Steven Vertovec “Three Meanings of "Diaspora," Exemplified among South Asian Religions”

The most frequently viewed Diaspora articles for 2012

William Safran “Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of Homeland and Return
Kim D. Butler “Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse”
Khachig Tölölyan “Rethinking Diaspora(s): Stateless Power in the Transnational Moment”
Roger Rouse “Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Postmodernism
Liisa Malkki “Citizens of Humanity: Internationalism and the Imagined Community of Nations”
Lisa Lowe “Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Differences
Jenny Sharpe “Is the United States Postcolonial?: Transnationalism, Immigration, and Race”
Gabriel Sheffer “A Nation and Its Diaspora: A Re-examination of Israeli—Jewish Diaspora Relations”
Anny Bakalian “Muslim American Mobilization”
Yossi Shain “American Jews and the Construction of Israel's Jewish Identity”
Gabriel (Gabi) Sheffer “Transnationalism and Ethnonational Diasporism”  

E-ISSN: 1911-1568
ISSN: 1044-2057
Editor—Khachig Tölölyan
Khachig Tölölyan is a professor of English and Comparative Literature in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has written on modern narrative and critical theory, Armenian Studies and terrorism, nationalism and diasporas. In addition to holding the position of Editor of Diaspora, Professor Tölölyan also co-edits Pynchon Notes .

Editorial Address
Professor Khachig Tölölyan,
Editor, Diaspora,
Wesleyan University,
Middletown, CT. 06459 USA

Editorial Board
Rey Chow - Brown University
David Konstan - Brown University
Vassilis Lambropoulos - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Neil Lazarus - University of Warwick, UK
Ellen Rooney - Brown University
Yossi Shain - Georgetown and Tel Aviv Universities

Advisory Board
Lila Abu-Lughod - Columbia University
Anny Bakalian - City University of New York
Hazel Carby - Yale University
Kwok Bun Chan - Hong Kong Baptist University
Robin Cohen - University of Oxford
Terry Cochran - Université de Montréal
Anne Marie Corrigan - University of Toronto Press
Jean Franco - Columbia University
Evelyn Hu-DeHart - Brown University
Gregory Jusdanis - Ohio State University
John Lie - University of California - Berkeley
Rosemary M. George - University of California - San Diego
Hamid Naficy - Northwestern University
Susan Pattie - University of London
David Rapoport - University of California - Los Angeles
William Safran - University of Colorado - Boulder
Dominique Schnapper - Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
Gabriel Sheffer - Hebrew University
Gayatri Spivak - Columbia University
Leonard Tennenhouse - Brown University
Steven Vertovec - Max Planck Institute, Germany

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Contributors are key to our journals’ success. If you are/have been a contributor to Diaspora and would like to tell us about your experience, please complete our contributor survey. Thank you! We value and appreciate your input.


Diaspora welcomes articles on all aspects of the topics with which it is concerned: diaspora and related forms of dispersion, transnationalism, nationalism, ethnicity, globalization, and postcoloniality. The journal welcomes studies of specific diaspora communities, whether past, existent, or emerging, and on all aspects of the sub-national, transnational, and globalizing phenomena that now challenge the nation-state and supplement the old international order, including but not limited to migrating peoples, world literature, mobile cultures and media, nomadic ideas, and works of art that traverse frontiers.

We welcome contributions from the disciplines of anthropology, art history, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, linguistics, literary and postcolonial studies, media studies, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and interdisciplinary fields including—but not limited to—African-American, Asian-American, and Latin-American Studies and ethnomusicology.

Manuscript Submissions: Authors must submit a digital file of their manuscript (in Microsoft Word) to the Editor, Prof. Khachig Tölölyan, ktololyan@ wesleyan.edu. Because manuscripts will be refereed anonymously, the author’s name and all contact information should be on a separate title page.

Manuscript Preparation: Please use 1" margins on a Letter-sized (8½×11") page. All material must be double-spaced, including citations longer than four lines, which should be indented from the main text; endnotes; references; and other extracts, poetry, and figure legends. Sections must be assembled in the following order: title page listing the author’s full name and address, telephone, fax, and e-mail, as available; text; references; figure captions; endnotes. Acknowledgments should appear as the first endnote. Please include an abstract (200–400 words) and appropriate keywords (up to 5) with your submission. Ordinarily, contributions should not exceed 10,000 words (including notes and References) .

Style: Diaspora follows the recommendations of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., chapter 14 (“Documentation I”). In-text citations are in author–date format: (Suzuki 2005, 76). No footnotes are used; endnotes should be used in moderation, and only to provide additional explanation as needed—not to offer bibliographic information.


(1) Books: Gallop, Jane. 1985. Reading Lacan. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

(2) Journal articles: Baily, Samuel. 1969. “Italians and the Development of Organized Labor in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States, 1880–1914.” Journal of Social History 3:123–34.

(3) Articles in edited collections: Powell, B.G. 1990. “Voting Turnout in Thirty Democracies: Partisan, Legal, and Socio-Economic Influences.” In Electoral Participation: A Comparative Analysis, ed. R. Rose, 5–34. London: Sage.

Citations (with or without page references) should appear parenthetically in the text, not in endnotes, and should give the author’s surname and publication date. Thus, the quotation mark ending a citation will be immediately followed by the source notation, for example (Gallop 1985, 23). All other bibliographic information about such texts is relegated to the References.

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, authors must send an up-to-date CV to the Editor. The journal will publish suitable illustrations in black and white (color illustrations can be accommodated in the online version). Illustrations must be submitted as high-resolution (min. 300ppi) EPS, TIFF, or JPEG files.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint extracts and reproduce illustrations. Copies of permission forms must be supplied with the final manuscript. All necessary credits and acknowledgments must be included with the figure captions, which must be included in the article file.

The article file should be prepared accurately, consistently, and simply, avoiding the use of special fonts or elaborate formatting for aesthetics. Paragraphs should be formatted in the same way throughout. Please use Word’s Notes function to insert endnotes numbered in Arabic numerals. Greek and other non-Roman characters, accented characters, italics (not underlining), superscript, and subscript should be typed in Word as much as possible; when a special character cannot be inserted using Word, it should be represented by an available character that is not otherwise used, and authors should provide a translation key to those characters in the cover letter. Authors should be aware that an electronic file is considered final material. Substantive changes should not be made during the copyediting stage following acceptance; the copy-editing process will be facilitated by submission of a carefully prepared manuscript using correct and complete documentation.

Contributors’ Copies: Authors of articles and review essays in Diaspora will receive 2 free copies of the journal issue in which their article appears.

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Coming Soon!
Diaspora 18.1-2 Special Issue: Re-Imagining Diasporas and Generations

Edited by Mette Berg and Susan Eckstein, this special double issue offers a new understanding of diasporas that highlights generational differences.
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