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Welcome to International Journal of Mad Studies.

We are a majority mad-identified, peer-reviewed academic journal that aims to promote the theory and discipline of Mad Studies. Mad Studies is a field that explores the experience, history, politics, culture, and discourses of us, psychiatric survivors, consumers, ex-patients, people who are disabled, or otherwise labelled mentally ill. We are proudly majority mad-identified, but also include folks with other lived experiences, with a critical perspective on madness.

Academia and academic journals are often a space of exclusion – of mad voices and critical voices – but also of people whose path in life has not conformed to a traditional academic career, or who haven’t had access to formal higher education, academic spaces, or ways of communicating. It is our intention to foster a space that is inclusive of mad voices and mad thinking, including voices that might be otherwise excluded. To this end, we think of ourselves as a community – of mad and critical thinking – rather than a faceless journal. Please do get involved!

We expect to have our first issue in early 2022

To submit to our journal click here.

To learn more about us, click here.

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We would like to thank Izak McGregor for this brand design. Thank you for supporting us in our origins.
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