an international
peer-reviewed journal
ISSN 2041-3254


What is darkmatter?

darkmatter is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal committed to producing contemporary de/post-colonial critique.

In a world where anti-racism is mainstream, where racism is disavowed, and yet where ideas about race continue to structure and shape our realities, darkmatter gathers together and articulates critical thinking about race in the twenty-first century. Working within, outside and beyond the institutions and disciplines of the academy, darkmatter is a multimedia journal reconfiguring transnational anti-racist practice. For a discussion about the development of darkmatter, see our article: darkmatter: Racial Reconfigurations and Networked Knowledge Production [pdf].

Articles, reviews, commentary, digital and audio-visual texts are welcome. darkmatter content is either commissioned as part of Special Issues, or General Issues publishing unsolicited material on a rolling basis – please see the Submissions page.

darkmatter is an independent project established in 2007, providing immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available supports the global exchange of knowledge. darkmatter content is published under a Creative Commons license (except where otherwise noted).

To track developments and join the darkmatter project, visit our wiki site.

Editorial Collective
Les Back – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Brenna Bhandar – SOAS, University of London, UK
Dhanveer Singh Brar – Kingston University, UK
Mónica Moreno Figueroa – University of Cambridge, UK
Paul Goodwin – University of the Arts London, UK
Raminder Kaur – University of Sussex, UK
Roshini Kempadoo - University of Westminster, UK
Rashné Limki – University of Essex, UK
Anamik Saha – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Ashwani Sharma – University of East London, UK (Founding Editor)
Sanjay Sharma – Brunel University London, UK (Founding Editor)
George Shire - University of Zurich, Switzerland & Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway

Editorial Assistant
Jasbinder Nijjar – Brunel University London, UK

International Advisory Board
Ali Nobil Ahmad – Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Sara Ahmed – Independent Scholar, UK
John Akomfrah – Smoking Dogs Films, London, UK
Claire Alexander – University of Manchester, UK
Ien Ang – University of Western Sydney,  Australia
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva – Duke University, USA
Alastair Bonnett – Newcastle University, UK
Avtar Brah – Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Wendy Brown – University of California, Berkeley, USA
Silvana Carotenuto – University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
Iain Chambers – University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
Kuan-Hsing Chen – National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Rey Chow – Duke University, USA
Lidia Curti – University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun – Brown University, USA
Max Farrar – Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Allen Feldman – New York University, USA
Paul Gilroy – Kings, University of London, UK
Henry Giroux – McMaster University, Canada
David Theo Goldberg – University of California, Irvine, USA
Lawrence Grossberg – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Henriette Gunkel – University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Ghassan Hage – University of Melbourne, Australia
Jin Haritaworn – University of Helsinki, Finland
Stefano Harney – Singapore Management University, Singapore
Radha Hedge – New York University, USA
Virinder Kalra – University of Manchester, UK
Travis Kong – University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Amitava Kumar – Vassar College, New York, USA
Gail Lewis – Open University, UK
Sarita Malik – Brunel University, UK
David Marriott – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Sandro Mezzandra – University of Bologna, Italy
Walter Mignello – Duke University, USA
Charles W Mills – Northwestern University, USA
Dhiraj Murthy – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Mica Nava – University of East London, UK
Anoop Nayak – Newcastle University, UK
Tejaswini Niranjana  – Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India
Dimitris Papadopoulos – University of Leicester, UK
Keith Piper – Middlesex University, UK
Ben Pitcher – University of Westminster, UK
Vijay Prashad – Trinity College, Connecticut, USA
Jasbir Puar – Rutgers University, USA
Nirmal Puwar – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Ali Rattansi – City University, London, UK
Anindya Raychaudhuri – University of St Andrews, UK
Damien Riggs  – Flinders University, Australia
Arun Saldanha – University of Minnesota, USA
Bill Schwarz – Queen Mary, University of London, UK
David Scott – Colombia University, USA
Mark Sealy – Autograph ABP, London, UK
Sanjay Seth – Goldsmiths, London University, UK
Denise Ferreira da Silva – University of British Columbia, Canada
Gayatri Chakvorty Spivak – Colombia University, USA
Brett St. Louis – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Tiziana Terranova – University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
Couze Venn - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Sara Wajid – Royal Museums Greenwich, London, UK