Dance Research Journal

The Dance Research Journal (DRJ) is a peer-reviewed premiere publication for dance scholarship of international reach and includes articles, book reviews, and lists books received.

DRJ is published three times per year by Cambridge University Press.  Published articles address dance history, theory, politics, ethnography, and intersections with cultural, gender, critical race, and diasporic studies among others.  DRJ is committed to cross-disciplinary research with a dance perspective.  Contributions for publication consideration are open to both members and nonmembers of DSA, and will be accepted any time. 

Dance Research Journal access is free for DSA members, who may access issues online by signing into the DSA member portal and clicking "DRJ Member Access" on the far right of the menu bar.

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Most Recent Issue

Volume 54 - Issue 2 - August 2022
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(excerpt from Editors' Note) 

As an editorial collective that is culturally and academically socialized in (former West) Germany and in the UK, we bring together our respective stakes in the field of queer modernism.  

The contributions to this special issue engage with history and historical material in manifold ways, showing how artists employed queer tactics and techniques to either create transhistorical queer communities or complex forms of expression in which gender, sexuality, race, nation, and religion do not signify monolithically...The articles trace the complex, and in each new installment singular, forms in which modernist practices were (sexually and racially) queer, or demand queer methodologies of reading.


DRJ Submission Guidelines 

DRJ Style and Reference Guide


Rebekah Kowal, Executive Co-Editor

Nadine George-Graves, Executive Co-Editor

Victoria Fortuna & Camelia Lenart, Book Reviews Editor

To see the full Editorial Board, visit the Leadership & Management page.