Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME): Special Issue

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gulbahar Beckett & Joshua Taylor / Iowa State University
contact email: 



Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME)


Special Issue: Role of Technology in Indigenous, Minority, and Diaspora Language

            Maintenance, Cultural Survival, and Curriculum Innovation: Digital Divide, Access, and Empowerment


Guest Editors, Dr. Gulbahar Beckett (also Associate Editor of DIME) and Joshua Taylor, are excited to call for proposals for a Special Issue of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (DIME) to be published in 2019.  DIME is “a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focused on critical discourse and research in diaspora, indigenous, and minority education – is dedicated to researching cultural sustainability in a world increasingly consolidating under national, transnational, and global organizations” (https://tandfonline.com/toc/hdim20/current).

We invite proposals on cutting-edge local, regional, transnational work on digital divide, the role of technology in diaspora, indigenous, and minority language maintenance and revival, and development; home and school cultures; educational development, ethnicity and identity construction; and migration and educational change. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals for critical research review; theoretically grounded quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed method research; perspectives (on critical issues); research reports (case study of innovative programs); book or resource reviews on topics that including, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Digital divide, access, privilege, and empowerment
  • Language maintenance & technology
  • Language revival & technology
  • Role of technology in diaspora and home-country cultural connections
  • Innovation language curriculum with technology
  • Language negotiation with technology
  • Absence of technology in minority, indigenous, and diaspora identity construction
  • Digital tools for marginalized languages
  • Globalization, digital Englishes, and minority languages
  • Technologies for minority, indigenous, and diaspora educational development & cultural survival
  • Ways in which more privileged groups may collaborate with diaspora populations
  • Ways we may overcome the digital divide to expand language-learning globally


Goal of the Special Issue

The goal of the special issue is to explore what role various technology has played and what more they can do in language maintenance and cultural survival by indigenous, minority, diaspora communities. This is significant because digital divide exists between indigenous, minority, and some diaspora communities and their sociopolitically and socioeconomically privileged counterparts. In this increasingly neoliberal and ethnocentric era, indigenous and minority languages and cultures are under continuous threat of disappearance. Many indigenous, minority, and diaspora communities lack resources to sustain their heritage languages and cultures. The work in this special issue will help us understand how these communities maybe utilizing technology tools to maintain their language and sustain their cultures and make recommendations for how else technology may be utilized to bridge the digital divide as well as language and cultural maintenance.


Timeline for this Special Issue


Mar 30, 2018

Release CFP

June 30, 2018

Proposals submitted to Guest Editors (300-500 words)

July 30, 2018

Notification of proposal acceptance

October 15, 2018

Manuscripts submission directly to DIME (7,500 words max)

December 15, 2018

Review complete. Decision sent to authors

February 13, 2019

Manuscript revisions due

March 15, 2019

Final decisions

May 1, 2019

Special Issue published


NB: The proposals are submitted to the co-editors, but the full manuscripts need to be submitted

            to the journal for peer reviews.


Interested contributors should send a 300-500 word proposal to the special issues Guest Editors Gulbahar Beckett (Email: beckett@iastate.edu) and Joshua Taylor (Email: jstaylor@iastate.edu) by due date, June 30, 2018. The proposal should include a working title for the article, the author/s name, affliction, and contact information; research problem and questions; theoretical framework; methodological approaches; potential contribution to DIME through the work submitted to the special issue.


For Formatting other author guidelines, see