Research institutes


    • Graduate Junction – a steadily growing global research community for graduates and early career researchers.
    • Global Policy Forum – monitoring policy-making at the United Nations and fostering global citizen participation.
    • – independent political think-tank, which critically examines issues related to political development, democracy, rule of law, human rights and civil society.
    • Forum for Ethnicity, Migration & Marginalisation – assembles leading international researchers studying ethnicity, racism, multiculturalism, and social exclusion.
    • The Postcolonial Web – project funded by the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, covering postcolonial discourse theory.
    • Democratiya – bi-monthly online review of books that aims at contributing to a renewal of the politics of democratic radicalism by providing a forum for serious analysis and debate.

International relations/global politics


    • MANAS – independent journal of world society

Critical theory

    • ctheory – “One of the three leading intellectual electronic reviews in the world…” (Le Monde)
    • Journal for Lacanian Studies – aims to contribute to the advancement and dissemination of Lacanian concepts in every area of research.
    • Philament – journal of arts & culture.
    • Reason Online – current developments in politics and culture.
    • Social Criticism Review – modern society and its ills.


Gender studies

    • Thirdspace – venue for feminist scholarship covering theory and methodology
    • Intersections – “Gender, history and culture in the Asian context.” Refereed online journal from Murdoch University, Australia.

 The environment

    • Irish EcoPolitics Online – peer reviewed bi-annual academic journal exploring themes of environmentalism, sustainability, social movements, ecotopias and environmental politics and policy.
    • Resurgence – magazine on ecology, art and culture.

 Law and critical legal studies


    • Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory cutting-edge scholarship dealing with religious and cultural theory
    • Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies – scholarly publication of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network
    • The Little Magazine(TLM) – South Asia’s only professionally produced print magazine of culture and politics
    • Fourth World Journal of the Center for World Indigenous Studies – dedicated to the advancement of ideas and knowledge from the perspective of indigenous peoples – the world’s more than six thousand nations.
    • Borderlands E-Journal – virtual space for new forms of thought and writing in the humanities.
    • Cerebration – trans-cultural space for critical thought and creative work. Submissions cover a variety of topics ranging from politics, culture and literature to science, art, music, films, etc.
    • Quest – postgraduate journal of humanities and social sciences.

Media and communications

    • Image [&] Narrative – peer-reviewed journal on visual narratology in the broadest sense of the term. Beside tackling theoretical issues, it is a platform for reviews of real life examples.
    • M/C Journal – peer-reviewed journal, open to submissions and responses from the Internet. A place of public intellectualism, analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. A crossover between the popular and the academic.

Postgraduate teaching & research resources

  • C-SAP – the Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics. C-SAP promotes a scholarly and disciplinary-specific approach to the innovation and reform of learning and teaching in the social sciences.
  • The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research – aids research in all branches of anthropology and closely related disciplines concerned with human origins, development and variation.
  • AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality – pioneering and facilitating work that analyses, investigates and deepens understanding of the relationship between Law, Gender and Sexuality.
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology – comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation and anthropological theory building.
  • The International Studies Association – founded in 1959, promotes research and education about international affairs.
  • The Internet Archive – digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians and scholars.
  • The Feminist Institute – current women’s policy issues that reflect on traditional issues in a new way and approach novel issues from an unconventional angle.
  • European Centre for Minority Issues – practice-oriented research website, providing information and documentation, and offering advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe.
  • The Research Unit for Global Justice – based at Goldsmiths College, U.K., studies the legal and ethical implications of contemporary global social change.
  • Climate Change Research Group – associated with the Royal Geographical Society, based at Leeds University, U.K.
  • Migration Research Group – interdisciplinary research on economic, legal and ethnic aspects of human migration

If you have any suggestions or represent an organisation with similar aims to In-Spire , please email the technical editor.

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