The summer of 2020 in the United States will forever be etched in our minds as protests erupted across the world advocating for civil liberties, Black Lives Matter, and racial justice. As inclusion, diversity, and equity continue to be discussed globally, the Journal of Interior Design (JID) welcomes guest editor applications from individuals who can bring these provocative issues to the forefront through the lens of the interior environment. JID continues to disseminate high quality articles on a wide variety of topics in its annual special issue. Past topics include history, sustainability, collaboration, culture, healthcare, creative scholarship, spirituality, marginalization, thinking the body inside, neuroscience (2022), and technology (2023), each expertly curated by a guest editor(s). If you are interested in guest editing a special issue on inclusion, diversity, and equity, we invite you to submit a proposal. We are particularly interested in underrepresented scholars, and those with varied disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., anthropology, ethnic studies, cultural psychology, activism, and more).

Please include a 250-word abstract that summarizes the topic of inclusion, diversity, and equity, and an updated/abbreviated CV. We encourage applicants to consider calls that are relatively broad and enticing in order to support the greatest range of submissions. The JID Board of Directors and Editors will evaluate the submissions with the following criteria: timeliness/relevance of topic, potential to create a robust response with high quality submissions, and evidence that applicant(s) has the experience to curate a scholarly journal.

Please send proposals to Joan Dickinson (

Deadline: August 2, 2021

A decision will be made shortly after receiving proposals.