Call for Expression of Interest: IJIS Volume 13 Issue 2, 2022


!!!Extended Deadline for Expression of Interest until 30th of September 2022!!

The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies (IJIS) is again open for submissions. We encourage all current students and recent graduates of the Department of Politics and Society at AAU to send an abstract or expressions of interest. We invite all topics that display the broad, diverse, and interdisciplinary nature of Global Studies and Social Sciences.

The deadline for expression of interest to the current issue is extended until 30th of September and is to be submitted by mail to Eveliina Viivi Lepistö ( and/or Ariadni Zormpa (

Publication:  We expect to publish the next Issue of IJIS by December 2022.

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Current Issue

Vol. 12 No. 1 (2022): The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies: Crisis
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This Issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies (IJIS) discusses the topic ‘Crisis’. The idea of focusing an Issue on ‘Crisis’ came as a result of extensive discussions among the editing team and colleagues from the Department of Politics and Society. Currently, we are experiencing crises in different forms and situations. Alan McConnell (2020) refers to “the politics of crisis” as follows: 

“Crisis is an “umbrella”, under which resides a multitude of terms such as accidents, emergencies, fiascos, disasters, and catastrophes, as well as variations such as natural disasters, transboundary crises, and mega-crises.” 

In this Issue, we explore the concept of crisis, which does not have a commonly accepted definition even if it is a widespread term (Acuto, 2011). The term could refer to specific events and situations, such as conflicts, population displacement, poverty etc. However, it also refers to more abstract concepts, such as gender inequality and democracy failure. Therefore, we believe that this topic cannot be conceptualised by a single discipline.

Published: 04-04-2022
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Our aim is to foster interdisciplinary debates about, and interest in, current issues in the Social Sciences as key areas of human interaction, and to act as platform for the free exchange of ideas between our students and academics across the world.

IJIS is an academic space where students critically engage with key theories and issue areas in the social sciences and humanities in an interdisciplinary perspective. It invites contributions on topical themes (including, but not restricted to, development, globalization, international relations, political economy, regional integration, refugees and migration, culture, tourism, and history) and/or area studies (e.g., Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia, China, South Asia, the US, and Latin America). It welcomes theoretical, methodological, conceptual, or empirical papers.

IJIS encourages graduate and postgraduate students, former or current, to submit articles, essays, and book reviews in the fields of social sciences and humanities.

The wide scope of the Journal allows for an extensive variety of topics and  opinions. We look forward to your contribution.

The journal aims to publish one edition a year, but may publish more or less frequently, depending on the number of good-quality submissions.

 On this site you can access all past issues and articles of the IJIS, and search by issue, author or title.